Stonyfield Organic is expanding its Londonderry, N.H., facility to meet the growing demand for its yogurt pouches. The brand is expanding its plant by 17,000 square feet, marking the second largest expansion in brand history.
Stonyfield Organic was the first brand to make an organic refrigerated pouch in 2013, the company stated. 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.
This $7 million expansion will support this increased retail distribution and allow Stonyfield Organic to double its pouch output at the plant and add 46 million pouches annually to the facility. The new expansion will include more pouch production lines.
“Stonyfield set the standard for organic yogurt pouches many years ago, and they continue to be our most in demand product,” said Bill Cassidy, CEO of Stonyfield Organic. “This expansion will accelerate our production of our yogurt pouches and add 35% to our total pouch network to increase accessibility for our consumers.”
The building shell will be complete by the end of June and the new yogurt pouch line will be operational in October. The new wing of the facility is dedicated to Stonyfield Organic co-founder Samuel Kaymen and was unveiled in a ribbon-cutting ceremony as part of the brand’s 40th anniversary celebration.