||It has been suggested that Brown Cow (yogurt) be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2014.|
|Founder||Samuel Kaymen, Louise Kaymen|
|Products||Yogurt, ice cream, milk, dairy products|
|Owner||Groupe Danone (85%)|
Stonyfield Farm, also simply called Stonyfield, is an organic yogurt maker located in Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA. Stonyfield Farm was founded by Samuel Kaymen in 1983, on a 19th-century farmstead in Wilton, New Hampshire, as an organic farming school. The company makes the number-one selling brand of organic yogurt and number-three overall yogurt brand in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. It owns brands including YoBaby, YoToddler, YoKids and Oikos.
In 2001, Groupe Danone, a France-based food product company whose brands include Evian bottled water and Danone/Dannon yogurt, purchased an initial 40% of Stonyfield shares. This was followed in late 2003 with an additional purchase such that Group Danone now owns about 85% of Stonyfield shares.
Gary Hirshberg is chairman and former president and CEO of Stonyfield Farm.
Through its Profits for the Planet program, Stonyfield gives 10% of profits to environmental causes. Its milk comes from New England and Midwest dairy farmers through the CROPP (Organic Valley) cooperative.
In 2006, Stonyfield entered the French market with its Les 2 Vaches (The Two Cows) brand. It also expanded to Canada, with yogurt produced in Quebec. In June 2007, Stonyfield Farm launched its first brand in the UK, Stony, Yogurt on a Mission, though the line has since been discontinued. An organic yogurt brand named Glenisk, however, was successfully launched in Ireland.
- Gunter, Marc (2008-01-04). "Stonyfield stirs up the yogurt market". Fortune Magazine. Retrieved 2008-06-017.
Stonyfield generated about $300 million in revenues last year. Its yogurt is the No. 3 brand in the United States, behind Yoplait and Stonyfield's sister brand Dannon.Check date values in:
- Stonyfield Farm & Groupe Danone Partnership Summary
- Brown Cow's Tale
- Stonyfield Farm - Canada - Company Profile
- Kowitt, Beth (August 2010). "Inside the secret world of Trader Joe's". Fortune. Retrieved 2010-08-29.