We started as a nonprofit agricultural school on a hilltop farm and evolved into the organic yogurt company we are today. So we’ve done some changing. But we’ve also stayed the same. Right from the beginning, we’ve been committed to healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet. How better for us to show you Stonyfield’s evolution than with stones? Milestones, that is.
We expand our production facility, adding 18,000 sq. ft. to help us meet growing demand for our yogurt.
Multiple organisms guaranteed!
We add two more live active cultures to all of our yogurts (L. casei and L. reuteri). We’re the only US yogurt brand to offer six live active cultures. And we’re the only yogurt brand in America with L. reuteri!
Number of employees: 124
Cases produced each week: 132,500
Annual sales: $44,000,000
Eartha takes off
We launch Planet Protectors Yogurt 6-packs for kids. With the help of children from the Canterbury Children’s Center (NH), Londonderry Elementary Schools (NH), Weston School (NH), and Andover West Elementary School (MA), we create Eartha, our Planet Protectors mascot.
Rattling the industry
We launch YoBaby, the first certified organic whole-milk yogurt for babies and toddlers.
Number of employees: 142
Cases produced each week: 172,000
Annual sales: $56,000,000
We all scream for organic ice cream
We launch our super-premium certified organic ice cream and switch from plastic pints to more environmentally friendly unbleached paper pints for our frozen yogurt and ice cream.
For kids on the go
We also introduce YoSqueeze, the first all natural yogurt in a tube.
Innovation in recycling
We team up with Recycline® (now Preserve) to make toothbrushes from our recycled yogurt cups.
The little yogurt company that could
Stonyfield Farm moves ahead of Colombo to take the number four position in the Northeast! Nationally, we’re the number five brand.
After 17 years in the yogurt-making business, Samuel retires (but remains on our board of directors).
Number of employees: 151
Cases produced each week: 192,000
Annual sales: $66,400,000
A unique partnership
We enter into a partnership with the French-based consumer products company, Groupe Danone. This provides cost-saving synergies and continued growing through mission-driven initiatives, and enables Danone to participate in the rapidly growing organic and natural dairy segment.
We introduce YoSelf, a scrumptious, highly nutritious lowfat yogurt made especially for women. (We still make lots of tasty, nutritious lowfat yogurts, but no longer make YoSelf.)
Oh, joy, it's soy!
We launch the only organic cultured soy yogurt in a convenient multipack.
Wake up, Washington!
We implement a public relations and internet campaign to educate consumers about the negative effects of the White House’s proposed energy bill. In the process, we teach folks about energy efficiency and show them how they can make a difference!