General Mills has entered a strategic sourcing partnership with Wisconsin-based dairy cooperative Organic Valley that will help roughly 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years.
A British organic dairy cooperative has broken into the one of the world’s most lucrative markets after being awarded the UK’s first licence through the Soil Association to export organic products to China.
Whole Foods said Wednesday it plans to dump Chobani as a yogurt supplier at the beginning of 2014, citing a number of reasons—primarily that it has become more selective in shelf allocation with the recent explosion of Greek yogurt brands.
Consumer packaged food and beverage firm WhiteWave Foods has acquired organic food brand Earthbound Farm from its existing shareholders led by Kainos Capital and founders Drew and Myra Goodman, for approximately $600 million in cash.
UK organic dairy processor Yeo Valley insists it will remain consistent to its values as a “fun, family and sustainably run” farm that preserves its organic focus as it grows, despite Soil Association figures showing that overall organic category sales...
Sales of UK organics dropped by 3.7% in 2011 amid a global market upturn, exasperated by difficult trading conditions but caused by a lack of investment and innovation in this sector, according to a report by the Soil Association.