Walt Freese named Stonyfield CEO
LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Stonyfield has appointed a new chief executive.
The company announced that Walt Freese, CEO at Ben & Jerry’s, will join Stonyfield later this month and will be overseeing the organic yogurt company, including such brands and product lines as Stonyfield’s core organic yogurts, rapidly growing Organic Oikos Greek Yogurt, and popular product lines including YoBaby, YoToddler and YoKids.
The move comes as Stonyfield’s current leader Gary Hirshberg will serve as chairman and shareholder as he becomes involved in advocating for change in national food and agriculture policies, including the labeling of genetically engineered foods.
"In Walt Freese, Stonyfield gains a leader with a stellar track record at another values-led company," Hirshberg said. "Walt is well versed in fostering a sustainability mission in partnership with a global food company, and is deeply committed to Stonyfield’s organic and environmental missions. Since our early days at Stonyfield, I’ve watched organic become a $29 billion industry and a healthy mainstay in peoples’ diets. Now more than ever, people want to know where their food comes from and to trust the companies behind the brands. I look forward to working with Walt to continue to grow Stonyfield and further our mission of promoting healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet."
Post brings Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends to cereal bowls
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Post has expanded its Honey Bunches of Oats cereal lineup with a new variety.
New Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends features a fruit flavor on the crispy flakes and another baked into the signature crunchy granola bunches. The cereal currently is available in peach raspberry and banana blueberry flavors.
Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends are available in 14.5-oz. and 18-oz. family size at grocery stores nationwide.
Active Health Foods rolls out Active X bar for dialysis patients
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods has introduced an energy bar designed for dialysis patients.
The Active X double chocolate chip bar is made with an exclusive, proprietary formula and joins the company’s current lineup of energy bars sold under the Active X and Active X Plus brands.
"We want to give some joy to those who suffer from kidney disease and who are on the difficult regime of dialysis, while at the same time taking into account their special dietary needs," Active Health Foods founder and president Gregory Manos said. "[Our company recognized] the need for a wholesome and delicious snack for those who suffer from kidney problems. I feel we have done that with The double chocolate chip bar."