New Horizon® Snacks & Macs for 2015!

Day in and day out, deciding what snacks to add to the kids’ lunch boxes or what meals to bring to the dinner table can be a real challenge. Fortunately, Horizon has released an exciting new line of delicious snacks and macs for 2015 that are sure to leave the whole family satisfied.

These yummy snacks will make great additions to a hearty lunch and keep hunger pangs at bay between meals:

Fruit Snacks

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Also, be sure to check out these delicious new Horizon mac & cheese options:

New Macs

With this new variety of tasty offerings, Horizon makes it even easier to satisfy your cravings throughout the day.

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Silk Plant-Based Milks Arrive in China

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On Dec. 12, Elaine Sun, CEO of China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd. (Mengniu), and Gregg Engles, Chairman and CEO of WhiteWave Foods, joined Chinese media and celebrities in Shanghai to celebrate the release of their first co-branded plant-based beverage products in China: Silk ZhiPuMoFang.

The new beverages—almondmilk and walnutmilk—are the result of a joint venture (JV) entered into by WhiteWave and Mengniu in 2014. As a leading dairy product manufacturer and distributor in China, Mengniu is pleased to offer its consumers a new wave of nutritious products beyond dairy.

The co-branded products’ debut into China’s food and beverage market is indeed one worth celebrating, as the country is home to an estimated 150 million fans of plant-based foods. Products like these will also provide more nutritious choices for Chinese consumers, many of whom are curious to know more about the health benefits of plant-based food and beverages.

We are thrilled to see this exciting new venture come to fruition with the release of these new products in China.

 

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Bringing Life to the Colorado River Delta
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Colorado River flowing through Canyonlands National Park. Photograph by Dan Marotti.

Life flourishes when water abounds.

In a recent National Geographic story, author Sandra Postel drives home this critical message. Postel tells of “something extraordinary” she’d witnessed at the US-Mexico border in the spring of 2014: water flowing through the Colorado River Delta for the first time after many years of desiccation. She describes in detail the effects of this “pulse flow” on the surrounding landscape: dragonflies swooping in to breed and feed, carp swimming downstream to join the commotion, and an abundance of wildlife stirring gleefully at the water’s long-awaited resurgence.

The life-sustaining flow that Postel observed that day was no chance occurrence but the result of concerted efforts from US and Mexico, conservation groups, and a WhiteWave-sponsored water restoration initiative called Change the Course. Led by National Geographic, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Participant Media, Change the Course has already provided roughly 1 billion gallons of water to restoration areas downstream, with more sustaining base flows planned for 2015. As a Charter Sponsor for Change the Course, WhiteWave continues its commitment to improving quality of life in our community.

If you’d like to help restore much-needed water flows to the Colorado River Basin, join Change the Course by pledging to shrink your personal water footprint and be more conscious of what you eat and buy. Each and every pledge puts 1,000 gallons of water back into the Colorado River Basin.

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Earthbound Farm®’s New Website!

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Earthbound Farm® recently launched their completely redesigned website — including full product descriptions, helpful nutrition information, beautiful new images, a broad array of recipes, and an entire page dedicated to helping consumers make the transition to organic.

To learn more about the brand that’s “working to bring organic to everyone,” we highly recommend scrolling through the “Our Story” page.

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New Year, New Resolutions!

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For many, the New Year is a time to compile another list of resolutions that will hopefully improve our lives in some way — quitting smoking, eating better, exercising more, staying in touch with family and friends, and so on. Despite our best intentions, however, it can be easy to fall prey to old habits and lose the motivation that carries us through the first month or two of the year.

If your 2015 resolution list includes cooking more plant-based meals at home, enjoy these delicious recipes from our brands to help you stay on the path to success:

We wish you all the best of luck in achieving your goals throughout the year!

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Winter is Here!

MexHotChoco_DTYesterday was the first day of winter! As temperatures drop and daylight wanes, stay warm and cozy with these tasty hot chocolate recipes from Silk®:

And if you’re looking for something sweet to dip in your steaming cup of cocoa, try Silk’s recipe for Coconut Macaroons!

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WhiteWave named 2014 Processor of the Year!

Food Processing recently announced WhiteWave Foods as this year’s winner of their Processor of the Year award. As the youngest and fastest growing company in the history of Processor of the Year award winners, WhiteWave was celebrated for utilizing state-of-the-art facilities, improving supply chain sustainability, and overcoming the challenges of accelerated growth.

In their December issue, Food Processing focuses on the WhiteWave North American business, highlighting the company’s advancement as a true leader in plant-based foods and beverages, organics and coffee creamers. In 2014 alone, WhiteWave acquired Earthbound Farm® and So Delicious® Dairy Free, launched a joint venture with China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd., and debuted 50 new products. Over the past few months, the company also was recognized and awarded for its achievements in philanthropy, supply chain and leadership.

Now operating in three continents, WhiteWave is embracing increased demand for “good-for-you” products and expanding production in progressively sustainable ways to quench the thirst of a burgeoning global customer base.

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WhiteWave wins Rabobank Leadership & Excellence Award

Once again, WhiteWave has been recognized as a leading producer of dairy and plant-based food and beverage products. During Rabobank North America Wholesale’s annual Client Week event in New York City earlier this month, WhiteWave received the Leadership & Excellence Award for “reducing its impact on the environment and improving responsible sourcing and sustainable packaging, while supporting America’s farmers and promoting the benefits of sustainable agriculture.” As a growing company with a clear mission, we are constantly seeking out and implementing business practices that are better for our customers, our farmers and the planet.

Numerous aspects of each company were considered in deciding this year’s winners, including “their ability to drive meaningful innovation, expand into new markets, impact industry dynamics, impact consumers, and build upon sustainability and social responsibility efforts within the last 18 months.” While many companies are making strides in these areas, WhiteWave continues to intentionally excel in all of them.

Upon receiving the award, our chairman and CEO Gregg Engles notes, “The Rabobank Award for Leadership and Excellence further motivates our quest to provide great-tasting, better-for-you foods and beverages that align with the enduring consumer trends for healthier food choices.”

The full press release from Rabobank can be found here.

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WhiteWave Donates to Share-A-Gift for the Holidays

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This holiday season, WhiteWave employees will make wishes come true by donating new and gently used gifts to one of Share-A-Gift’s donation boxes in the lobby of our Broomfield office. In 2013, Share-A-Gift brought joy to approximately 600 families and nearly 1,500 children in Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District with donated toys, books, games, bicycles and other gifts. By filling the donation box and spreading awareness, we hope to increase those numbers to make each holiday better than the last.

A growing number of families in the area struggle to provide gifts to their children during the holidays. If you’d like to aid the cause but don’t live near a collection site, you can also make a monetary donation to Share-A-Gift.

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Introducing Silk® Cashewmilk!

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As the leading innovator in plant-based beverages, Silk® is introducing yet another delicious product to its growing portfolio: Cashewmilk, made with the special creaminess of cashews. Cashewmilk is free of dairy, soy, carrageenan and gluten, and contains no artificial colors or flavors. It’s made without saturated fats, contains less calories than skim milk, and is also Non-GMO Project Verified.

Silk’s Cashewmilk can be found in two delicious flavors—Original and Unsweetened—and will be available at your local supermarket soon!

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