Almost a year after we reported on our sister site that news broke reporting Danone was searching for a new home for Earthbound Farm, Taylor Farms has announced it has officially acquired the organic grower.
“We are grateful for Danone’s stewardship of Earthbound Farm during the past two years and for the opportunity to return ownership of this organic fresh produce leader to local roots and family ownership,” Taylor Farms said in a statement.
Earthbound was acquired by Danone along with its previous parent company WhiteWave Foods in July of 2016. With an over 30-year history of growing organics, the company touts strong roots in stewardship and a background as part of a “packaged salad revolution.”
After the acquisition, Earthbound Farm will join the Taylor Farms Retail Group, which its new parent said will help lead growth in the dynamic organic fresh produce category. Taylor Farms said it would build on Earthbound Farm’s tradition of organic authenticity, new variety development, and quality focus with expanded regional organic growing and processing capability to better serve Earthbound Farm’s customers and consumers across North America.
Congrats to both parties on a successful transition!