Kids at WhiteWave Part 2

We wanted to share more photos of the great kids we had at WhiteWave’s headquarters in Broomfield last Thursday for Bring Your Kids to Work Day. The kids were so engaged, interested and sharp. We can’t wait to have them back next year!

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Bring Your Kids to Work Day at WhiteWave

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More than 150 kids came to WhiteWave’s Headquarters in Broomfield yesterday for Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Here are some pictures of our WhiteWave kiddos. We had such a great time with all of them.

 

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Naturally Boulder’s 7th Annual Spring Education Series

Calling all naturally-minded Boulder/Denver area entrepreneurs. Learn from experts how to succeed with your business.


When
: Saturday April 27, 9 AM – 5 PM

Where: New Hope Natural Media Conference Center
– Pearl & 14th Streets in Boulder

What: Professionals in the industry provide real-world education that is hard to find anywhere else, presented in classroom style with robust Q&A designed to maximize interactivity and learning.


Who should attend:

– Brands in the ideation stage
– Early stage, basic distribution 1-25 locations
– Early mid-stage brands
– Founders and partners
– Marketing and sales people
 

Why – breakfast, lunch and education including:

Legal roundtable

Antonio Gallegos:  Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Food Safety

Rob Goldstein: Polsinelli – IP and what an early stage brand needs to know
Ted Laszlo: LaszloLaw – Business formulation and partnerships

Marketing / Positioning
What a company founder needs to know when it comes to building a brand.  What are the tools associated with brand building and how do companies think strategically about their brands?
Blake Waltrip: Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Quinoa Corporation
Kristine Carey: Vice President, Marketing, MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Sales and Distribution: Brokers, Distributors, Direct Sales, Retailers

Fred Storck: Storck Strategic Sales Development
Tom Rich: Store Team Leader, Whole Foods Markets

Lessons from the entrepreneurial landscape

Kelly McCallister: Co-founder, Gluten Free Bistro
Julie Nirvelli: Founder, White Girl Salsa
Kerry Gilmartin: Founder, Bamboobies

More info and registration forms here: http://www.naturallyboulder.org/events/event-registration/

WhiteWave celebrates Mt. Crawford expansion plans

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Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling joined business and government leaders in Mount Crawford, VA on Friday to celebrate WhiteWave’s expansion plans in Rockingham County. WhiteWave Foods is investing $69.8 million in a project to add a new warehouse facility and machinery to meet increased consumer demand for our Silk, Horizon Organic, International Delight and LAND O LAKES products. This new project will create 36 new jobs in Mount Crawford.

Read more here: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-04-18/whitewave-foods-to-expand-virginia-plant

WhiteWave Foods – A Top Place to Work

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Yesterday, The Denver Post published “The Denver Post Top Workplaces” – a list of the best places to work in the Denver metro area. More than 1,000 local companies were invited to participate and WhiteWave was ranked #14 of the 58 mid-sized companies that applied for the Denver Post’s 100 Best Places to Work for 2013.

The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based upon feedback from an employee survey that Colorado-based employees of WhiteWave Foods completed a few months ago. The survey asked our employees questions about engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. We are honored to have been selected for the award, particularly as the judges were our employees!

This award tells us we’re making progress toward achieving our goal of becoming the Earth’s favorite food company.  To thank our employees for participating in the survey and helping us make the list, we placed a flower and thank you note at each employee’s desk this morning. At WhiteWave, we believe each of our employees can make a difference in our future, and we value our diverse group of smart, passionate, hard-working people. One of our company values is “Individuals Matter” and this rings true today and every day.

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Happy Earth Day to all.

Walmart Names WhiteWave “Supplier of the Year” in Dairy

Building strong relationships with our customers to ensure we are their “favorite” is a critical part of our mission to become the Earth’s Favorite Food Company.  That’s why we are incredibly proud that Walmart recently named WhiteWave Foods as their Supplier of the Year in the Dairy category for 2012. 

The Supplier of the Year award is Walmart’s highest form of recognition, and honors the accomplishments of a small group of top performing companies.  In presenting the award, Walmart cited our best-in-class product launches, in particular Iced Coffee, co-branded creamers and Silk PureAlmond as key accomplishments.   

It’s rewarding to be recognized for our efforts and we thank our employees for supporting all of our valued customers every day.

Proud to Join The Organic Center Board of Trustees

 

 

At Horizon Organic, we strongly believe that by choosing organic food and beverages, we’re making the best choices for our families and the planet. And it is for this reason that we’ve been a longtime supporter of The Organic Center, a leading research institute focused on the science and educational benefits of food and farming.

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 The Center’s research into the nutritional and health benefits of choosing organic has helped provide many of us organic shoppers with the information we need to make informed decisions about the food we feed our families. At Horizon, we’re grateful for this work and its role in supporting and advancing the organic community.  

 As a newly appointed member of The Center’s Board of Trustees, I’m looking forward to working with this groundbreaking organization to help guide its mission to convene credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming, and to communicate these benefits to the public.

 The Center’s work is incredibly important to continuing to grow the organic community and provide more organic choices to families. I’m proud to serve on The Center’s board and to support its commitment to organic research and education.

 

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WhiteWave’s First Annual Report – Changing the Future of Food

“A Little Taste of the Future.” That’s the name of WhiteWave’s first annual report as a publicly traded company, and we think it’s a perfect a fit for a company like ours—one that’s committed to changing how the world eats for the better.

The report highlights financial performance during the past year, as well as our vision for future growth and success. We’re committed to operating as a new kind of food company that combines the entrepreneurship, spirit, principles and practices of small food with the professionalism and resources of an established food and beverage leader.

 If you’re interested in learning more, you can find the full report on the WhiteWave website. We look forward to continuing to share news  of WhiteWave’s evolution and growth.

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Grow your Garden at the Growing Gardens Community Plant Sale in Boulder

The 13th Annual Growing Gardens Community Plant Sale is this Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1630 Hawthorne Ave. in Boulder.

Get a jump start on your early season garden with these cool weather, hardy plants:

 Vegetable Starts: Over 10 varieties of lettuce, spinach, braising mix, arugula, kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage

Herb Starts: Sage, parsley, thyme, winter savory

Flower Starts: Pansies and violas

 All proceeds benefit Growing Gardens’ programming. Support your community and go and grow organic!

 Growing Gardens is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and provides opportunities for people to participate in urban agricultural programs. Find out more here: http://www.growinggardens.org/

Save the date for sales during the first three weekends in May for the rest of your organic gardening needs.

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