Talk:Stonyfield Farm

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This article had a 'reads like advertising' tag and I rewrote it in a NPOV. it still doesn't have any sources or references. Mtl1969 20:05, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

I wonder about the phrase: "Its milk continues to be sourced from New England and Midwest dairy farmers". This article says that at least a portion of it's milk is sourced from New Zealand Organic farms, powdered, and reconstituted in New Hampshire. I wanted to reference the controversy on the main page but I figured that it deserved some discussion here first.Ecksii 20:57, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

interesting Businessweek article and i think it would be fair to bring some its content into the wikipedia article, properly referenced and labeled as 'criticism'Mtl1969 19:29, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Actually the Business Week article doesn't say they source milk from New Zealand. It says "Sometime soon a portion of the milk used to make that organic yogurt may be taken from a chemical-free cow in New Zealand, powdered, and then shipped to the U.S. ... What to do? If you're Hirshberg, you weigh the pros and cons of importing organic milk powder from New Zealand. ".
I found the source used for some of the information in our article. It comes from a Stonyfield farm press release, which is probably reliable for facts such as when and how many shares Group Danone brought. I wasn't sure how much to trust its claims for #3 yogurt maker in the US, so I used an older, independent source which said they were #4 in 2002. They very well could be #3 now, though. --Ishi Gustaedr (talk) 20:05, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

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Proposed merge from Brown Cow (yogurt)[edit]

Hi! I think Brown Cow should be merged into this article because Brown Cow is a brand of this company. Furthermore, Brown Cow does not have very much content at this time and perhaps does not have a lot of standalone notability. Thanks, Bananasoldier (talk) 00:22, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Brown Cow was a separate brand for 20 years. Although it was purchased in 2003 by Stonyfield and now is actually owned by the parent company Danone, which purchased Stonyfield in 2004, it is still a separate brand and will continue to be made. Additionally, the history of a "home grown" California company that used local raw milk to make its yogurt is a historically significant event. I would cross link the two articles rather than merge them. If you merged Brown Cow into Stonyfield, it would be logical to merge Stonyfield into Danone. In both cases, the history and significance of each of the two companies in the natural foods movement in the US would be diluted and perhaps lost. Thank you. Bhneihouse (talk) 12:44 PM, 12 March 2015 (EST)

I did not know that Brown Cow was owned by Stonyfield - it would make sense to merge the two. And, if Stonyfield was 100% owned by Dannon, and not rather 85%, then Stonyfield ought to be a subsection of Dannon in its entirely.

Also, I believe it is worth mentioning that a Harvard Case study was done on Stonyfield Farms in 2000. They called them rather Natureview Farms, to cover the name for the sake of students not knowing what company was truly being spoken about. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:83E4:4F10:B977:5143:A27:116F (talk) 02:52, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Oppose - I am against merging company articles simply because they are subsidiaries of a larger company. "Subsidiary" is a valid option in Infobox company, and Bhneihouse's comments above are good reasons to keep the two articles separate. --Ken Gallager (talk) 13:09, 2 November 2016 (UTC)