Denver Post Names WhiteWave A Great Place to Work

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For the second consecutive year, WhiteWave was selected as one of the best places to work in the Denver metro area. 

The Denver Post released its 2014 “Top Workplaces” honors, featuring the best places to work in the Denver metro area. With more than 1,000 local companies participating in the program, we are thrilled to announce that WhiteWave made the list for a second consecutive year. This year, we are ranked 14 of the 25 mid-sized companies that participated.

The best part about this honor? It was based on feedback from our employees. The Top Workplaces list is based on an employee survey that asks about a variety of workplace-related qualities, such as leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation and benefits. Having our employees as the judges makes this award incredibly meaningful, and we are truly honored to be included.

At WhiteWave, we’re proud of the passion and dedication our employees bring to their work each day. We are committed to continuing to be the type of company that celebrates our employees and the work we all do together to change the way the world eats for the better.

 

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Month? Look no further than Silk!

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Earth Month serves as a timely reminder that everyone can do their part to help conserve water. Contributing to conservation efforts is easier than you might think. Adopting small changes at home, such as turning off the water while brushing your teeth or reducing your shower time, can add up and make a big difference. It’s also important to be mindful of the water used to produce our food. For example:

  • Making a simple swap like consuming Silk Original soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk versus conventional dairy milk saves 500 gallons of water per half gallon.
  • Plant-based beverages often require fewer resources than their animal-based counterparts as farmers must grow feed and raise cows for the finished product. Eating lower on the food chain is simply less water intensive.
  • One half gallon of Silk conserves enough water to offset the equivalent 500 teeth brushing sessions, 20 showers or more than 10 loads of laundry.1 

Throughout Earth Month and beyond, make water conservation part of your daily routine. Visit silk.com/yaywater for fun videos that will inspire your conservation efforts. For every “share” of one of Silk’s Earth Month videos, Silk will donate $1 to The Nature Conservancy (up to $20,000).

And don’t forget to share your fun and nostalgic water-filled moments using the #yaywater hashtag for the chance to win one of 200 indoor or outdoor water saving prize packs. Grand prizes will be awarded to the five most compelling celebratory water images.

 

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1 Water conservation calculations are based on water usage numbers from the United States Geological Society

WhiteWave 2013 Annual Review Now Available

We all face lots of food options and try to make better choices for ourselves and our families. 

That’s why all of us at WhiteWave are passionate about challenging ourselves every day to help make those choices easier for everyone by producing food that is welcomed at everyone’s table.

We just launched our 2013 Annual Review, which discusses just that. It’s a look back on our momentum as a new, stand-alone public company—and a look forward at how we will continue to change the way the world eats for the better.

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The story is presented as an interactive website, which includes a video message from our CEO and covers the following topics:

  • WhiteWave’s categories and brands and how they continue to align with compelling long-term consumer trends
  • Our financial performance and plans for growth, including how we’ve invested in our business and exciting, new opportunities in 2013
  • WhiteWave’s momentum heading into 2014, as we continue to innovate, shape and grow our categories
  • How our values and culture drive all we do and are key ingredients to our success 

Check it out for yourself at http://www.whitewave.com/ar13/ and follow our journey to change the way the world eats for the better.

Get Ready to Spring Clean Your Diet

 

No matter where you live, spring is a time for renewal and rejuvenation – out with the old and in with the new. Spring is also the perfect time to take small steps towards a better you, and spring cleaning your diet is an easy way to start. It can be as simple as slipping in an extra serving or two of fruits and vegetables, nuts or dairy alternatives every day.

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Our Silk team is excited about helping people incorporate more plant-based foods in their diets. So, our nutrition expert, Mona Rosene, MS, RD, recently hosted a Twitter chat where she offered ways to help people renew their focus on eating nutritious, plant-based foods. Here are a few of her tips:

  • Build your breakfast around whole grains. Try oatmeal made with Silk® soymilk or almondmillk, or explore a new flavor combination on your whole grain cereal with one of Silk’s new Almond Coconut Blend varieties. 
  • Go green. Create a salad or stir fry with dark leafy greens like spinach and kale. These green giants boost vegetable servings and provide critical nutrients like vitamins A and C, iron, and folate.  
  • Mix up your milk. Use soymilk, almondmilk or coconutmilk in your morning smoothie or by the glass. 
  • Make it a meatless night. One night per week, make a plant-based meal that focuses on whole grains, vegetables, nuts and soy. Use spices to add flavor without the sodium 

Visit www.silk.com for tasty and balanced plant-based recipes.

 

 

Happy Soyfoods Month

 

April is Soyfoods Month, and our partners at the Soybean Association of North America (SANA), are celebrating the endless possibilities of soy.

Visit their website, soyfoods.org, to find everything from delicious recipes to myth busters about soy to how soyfoods are made.

Enjoy soy!

 

Vermont: More Than Maple Syrup

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Vermont or as its proud citizens call it, The Green Mountain State, has always been dedicated to dairy. Today, the state is quickly becoming a leader in the organic dairy industry.

While Vermont may have one of the smallest populations  in the U.S., there is nothing minuscule about its organic dairy production. Progressive Dairy spotlighted the state’s eye opening industry statistics in its INFOCUS section.

Please the link below for the eye-opening and important work Vermont is doing:

INFOCUS: Vermont

Real Simple Awards Silk

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We are proud to announce that two of our Silk varieties were named as two of the  best milk alternatives by Real Simple magazine.  We are humbled by the support of media and our fans and strive to keep them satisfied.

Our winners were Silk Soymilk Original, which was awarded as the Best Original Soy milk alternative and Silk Soymilk Vanilla,  awarded as the Best Vanilla Soy milk alternative.

Silk Soymilk Original was praised generously for its flavor and versatility:

“This rich, high protein standby, which comes slightly sweetened, pairs well with everything from coffee to oatmeal.”

Silk Soymilk Vanilla was lauded for its non-artificial flavor:

“While others can taste over-the-top syrupy or artificial, this blend has a mild sweetness and a creamy feel.”

We  thank Real Simple for their kind words about two of our most prized products. We would also like to congratulate the various other brands that made the list and encourage them to keep up the good work.

Cheers to milk alternatives!

Horizon at the Food Fete

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Select media members, professionals and fans were able to learn more about Horizon’s new Mac & Cheese products and try some of the creamy shells themselves at the recent Food Fete event. Food Fete is an exclusive event that introduces new food and beverages to a top media members in an intimate, cocktail party setting. We had a great time at the event and we heard nothing but praise for our new Mac & Cheese.

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Our table at the Food Fete. Horizon Mac & Cheese with a variety of toppings

Best-selling author and nationally recognized health expert, Frances Largeman, made an appearance at the table to talk about our rich and delicious Mac & Cheese and answer any health questions, nutrition facts and helped make some great plates for our guests.

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Frances Largeman at our Horizon table

Myra Goodman at the TEDxManhattan

 

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Myra Goodman, the co-founder for our newest brand, Earthbound Farm, spoke at the March 1 TedXManhattan event, “Changing the Way We Eat”.  In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED founded the event in 2011, in order to bring together the brightest minds in the food industry.

Myra spoke about the benefits of larger companies moving in the direction of organic products and dispelled common misconceptions in regards to the organic industry.

Earthbound Farm has become a true leader in the organic food industry, and is the largest organic produce brand in the U.S.  Earthbound Farm has been a shining example of responsibility, sustainability and environmental practices.

To watch the Myra Goodman’s speech in its entirety, please see the link below:

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Natural Products Expo West 2014

The Natural Products Expo West 2014 kicked off last week and our WhiteWave booth was in the center of some serious action. Our booth was decorated beautifully, celebrating our Colorado roots.

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The WhiteWave booth-Natural Products Expo West 2014

The event is the leading trade show for natural, organic and healthy products in the industry. We were honored to be among the 60,000 industry professionals at the show and spoke with a countless number of our peers and fans. We can’t wait until next year!

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View from the WhiteWave booth-Natural Products Expo West 2014