We’re delighted to share the news that WhiteWave has successfully completed its acquisition of Wallaby Yogurt Company. You can learn more about Wallaby here.
Wallaby is a fantastic business with delicious products and we are excited to work with the Wallaby team to further build on the brand’s tremendous success.
Our new colleagues bring great experience, and their knowledge and insight will help us unite to change the way the world eats for the better. Welcome to the WhiteWave family, Wallaby!
Starting this past May, Milan, Italy hosted the 2015 Universal Exhibition show. Expo Milan ends on October 31, 2015 and is a global showcase with more than 140 participating countries presenting the best technology that offers a solution to a global need: “being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium.”
We are excited to share that Alpro was one of the highlighted brands at Expo Milan this past spring. It was an honor to be included in a platform for the exchange of ideas, shared solutions and sustainability for the future. In addition to the above we were thrilled that the Queen of Belgium made a visit to the Alpro booth and tasted some of our newest innovations.
Click here for more information on Expo Milan 2015.
It is a well-known fact that breakfast is an important meal for the day, but often times it can be the most time consuming. The struggle of getting ready for work in the morning, sending kids off to school or just getting out of bed at all, usually means this critical meal is passed over for more pressing tasks. For those of you who can relate to this morning struggle, we have a breakfast solution that is both convenient and tasty. This Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie from Silk Smoothie Solutions is easy to make, nourishing and a great kick start to your busy day. Check out the recipe below and for more Silk Smoothie Solutions click here.
- 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Coconutmilk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 frozen banana*
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- Toasted coconut, for garnish
- Blend all ingredients except garnish until smooth
- Top with toasted coconut and serve.
We are thrilled to share that the September 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens featured Horizon Super Squeeze Pouches as part of a feature offering advice on healthy ways to snack and exercise. The product mention is highlighted in the “Live Well” section of the magazine and notes that the Horizon Super Squeeze Pouches are “filling and fun to eat,” with a good amount of protein and calcium. Check out the images below and be sure to pick up a copy of the Better Homes and Gardens September issue in stores now.
We are pleased to share that WhiteWave’s new Technical Innovation center was recently highlighted in The Denver Post. The article noted that the new facility will serve as the “heart of the company’s research-and-development work” and drive brand innovation. WhiteWave began moving into the new Technical Innovation Center this past May. The 66,000 square-foot facility is based in Louisville, CO and includes a demonstration kitchen; culinary development areas; and a packaging-sciences lab which test how well product designs fit in at home. The center also includes a pilot manufacturing area to help determine whether products that are good in a small batch can scale up to commercial production. Also included in the article was commentary from a number of WhiteWave executives, including WhiteWave President, Blaine McPeak, who reiterated the company’s desire to excel in new food categories. We are thrilled to have been featured in The Denver Post and look forward to continuing our innovation in this new space.
As of July, carton recycling access now stands at 55%. This means that 55% of U.S. households, across 10,500 communities, can now recycle their aseptic and gable top cartons in their local recycling programs via curbside, drop off, etc. The above highlights what this milestone means and how far the Carton Council has come since it started these efforts back in 1998.
Please join us in celebrating and congratulation Carton Council with this great milestone. To read more about this news, check out a blog post by Jason Pelz, vice president of recycling projects for Carton Council of North America and vice president, environment, for Tetra Pak North America.
The September 2015 issue of Cooking Light highlighted Horizon Organic’s Apple Clusters among several portable snack options for the back to school season. The article featuring Horizon Organic Apple Clusters says, “These adorable little balls are supremely crunchy, with a hint of cinnamon that doesn’t overpower the sweet apple flavor.” These convenient Apple Clusters are made with four simple ingredients and make for a yummy, crunchy snack that’s perfect for little hands. They come in convenient pouches, perfect for the lunchbox or on-the-go fun.
We’re delighted to share the news that WhiteWave has signed an agreement to acquire Wallaby Yogurt Company. Based in American Canyon, CA, Wallaby is best known for its delicious organic Australian and Greek yogurts and Kefir. Wallaby has a strong following among its loyal, engaged consumers, and is committed to producing organic products of the highest quality – making it a natural fit with WhiteWave. You can learn more about this news here.
We look forward to welcoming Wallaby to the WhiteWave family.
We are also excited to have officially completed our acquisition of Vega. It is a terrific business and we are looking forward to working with the Vega team to further realize the brand’s potential.
Summer brings warm temperatures, beach vacations, and ice cream cravings! Ice cream is a tasty summer staple, so whether you are staying away from dairy or just in the mood to show off your culinary skills, we found a terrific Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream recipe. Not only was this recipe created with nutrition in mind, but it uses delicious coconut milk as an alternative to dairy. Check out the recipe below, which uses our So Delicious Coconut Milk (inspired by Self.com)
MINT CHIP “NICE” CREAM
Makes 6 servings
1 frozen medium banana
1 cup baby spinach leaves
2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
2 Tbsp dark chocolate (chips or cacao nibs)
1/2 Tbsp peppermint extract
1 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk, chilled in the fridge for 3 hours
2 cups ice
Place all the ingredients (except for the cacao nibs and peppermint extract) in a high-speed blender until thick and smooth. Add in the peppermint extract and mix until just combined. Add the cacao or dark chocolate chips last and fold through. Pour into container and leave to set in freezer. Needs to sit out of the freezer for 30 minutes before serving.
Earlier this month, Earthbound Farm® launched a new organic Kale Caesar PowerMeal Bowl, the fourth flavor in the product line. This new PowerMeal Bowl comes just in time for summer picnics and is the pairing with an afternoon hike. The ready-to-eat salad bowl is the fourth and newest flavor in the line of single-serve bowls. Together with the three original flavors – Asian Noodle, Southwest and Spinach Quinoa — the full line of PowerMeal Bowls were redesigned to better communicate ingredients and flavors.
Kale Caesar includes tender baby kale, crunchy red and green cabbage, and sweet shredded carrots packaged together with roasted sunflower seeds, tangy aged parmesan cheese, crunchy multi grain croutons and a spicy lite Caesar dressing.
Earthbound Farm’s PowerMeal Bowls (4.93 – 5.58-ounce clamshells) are shipping now with suggested retail price of $4.99.