Stonyfield started as an organic farming school that made yogurt to fund education programs—and today we still put organic food and organic education first. Making healthy organic food available to as many people as possible everywhere they go is our passion. In that spirit, I’m excited to announce two new initiatives that will allow us to bring organic yogurt to more people and make the benefits of organic food more widely known.
Expanding access and availability of organic food was what we had in mind when in 2001 Stonyfield joined the global Danone family (then named Groupe Danone). Our unique partnership with Danone has allowed us to broaden our organic reach to other countries and expand our state-of-the-art New Hampshire Yogurt Works. In turn, we’ve shared our best practices with Danone, educating them on the benefits of organic food and its growth possibilities, as well as sharing insights on implementing environmental efforts like our plant-based multipack yogurt cups and our innovative wastewater treatment plant.
We’re now excited to announce a new initiative—this time between Stonyfield and Dannon (another member of the Danone family). We are introducing Stonyfield Organic Activia, an organic yogurt with the unique probiotic culture used in Dannon’s Activia yogurt. Based on consumer demand, we’ve crafted this new smooth and creamy Stonyfield yogurt with the added probiotic culture that is exclusive to Activia. Now you won’t have to choose between Stonyfield Organic and Activia—you can have it all in one organic yogurt.
Also in the works is another change that will put more Stonyfield organic yogurt on grocery shelves. We’re teaming up with Dannon in the Greek yogurt category to use the power of both companies to advocate for organic yogurt to be in many more stores. Our goal is to make Oikos Organic Greek yogurt available to everybody wherever they shop. While our delicious Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek yogurt will remain the same, now Dannon will offer its consumers a non-organic Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt that uses a different recipe than ours. Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek yogurt will still be the authentically strained, tasty organic yogurt in the flavors you love. In fact, there will be even more to love as we roll out new Peach Mango and Honey Fig flavors, as well as the first drinkable Oikos Organic Greek yogurt.
Nothing about the way we make our Stonyfield yogurts is changing—we will continue to use only the best organic ingredients and to give 10% of our profits to efforts that help to protect and restore the earth, just as we always have.
I’m excited about the potential to grow organic in the U.S. and worldwide and hope that our new organic yogurts will be something you and your families will enjoy.
Stonyfield President and CE-Yo