US – Stonyfield Organic, one of the USA’s leading yogurt processors has invested injected US$7 million into expanding its Londonderry, New Hampshire facility to meet the growing demand for its yogurt pouches.

The company which is owned by the French dairy group and a global whey producer, Lactalis, is expanding the facility by 17,000 sq ft and adding 46 million pouches to its production limits.

According to the processor, the expansion of the facility will be completed by the end of June and the operations will be inaugurated in October.

“This expansion will accelerate the production of our yogurt pouches and add 35% to our total pouch network to increase accessibility for our consumers,” Bill Cassidy, the company’s CEO noted.

“The company has set the standard for organic yogurt pouches for many years which remains to be the most product in demand.”

Stonyfield added that the expansion will support increased retail distribution and allow the company to double its pouch output to the plant and add 46 million pouches annually to the facility.

“Over the last five years, Stonyfield Organic has seen double-digit growth on its pouches due to several factors, including tremendous nationwide distribution growth; Stonyfield Organic yogurt pouches are now available in over 75% of grocery stores nationwide,” the company said in a statement.

“Our yogurt pouches provide on-the-go families with a convenient, organic, and nutritious snack that kids love, and parents can feel good about. With 14 essential nutrients, the yogurt pouches are made with organic milk and real fruit in a variety of flavors.”

As the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield believes that taking care of organic cows, farmers, and their lives work will produce healthy food, healthy businesses, and a healthy planet.

Stonyfield, a Certified B-Corp, has assured its intentions to make a difference by helping to protect and preserve the next generation of farmers and families through programs like its Direct Milk Supply Program and Wolfe’s Neck Organic Training Programs.

Earlier, the company had announced a science-based target to reduce its carbon output by a target of 30% by the year 2030.

According to its report, Stonyfield revealed that the firm’s commitment has the potential to prevent or remove more than 70,000 metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere per year.

“We know there is great urgency to solve climate change and a healthy planet is one of Stonyfield’s guiding tenets, and we’re proud to be among the earliest corporations to take significant action toward driving down global greenhouse gas emissions,” said Lisa Drake, director of Sustainability Innovation at Stonyfield Organic.

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