11 February 2019 | News
Danone North America, the U.S. market leader in yogurt and the world’s largest Certified B Corp, is also the top plant-based producer in the U.S.
Danone North America has opened a new building at the company’s DuBois, Pennsylvania facility to increase production of its plant-based foods to meet growing consumer demand.
This multi-million dollar investment to expand the company’s capacity in DuBois grows the largest production facility making plant-based yogurt alternatives in the U.S. and adds additional capabilities, creating new opportunities for both Danone North America and the local surrounding community.
Flexitarians, people cutting down on animal protein or people following a vegetarian diet who eat meat occasionally, account for one-third of the total population in the U.S., and the total plant-based food category in retail is growing at 20 percent, compared with all food, which is growing at two percent.
The DuBois facility sits on 24 acres, and the plant, with the new addition, covers a total of 180,000 square feet. Following the expansion, the facility will now produce Vega yogurt alternatives and nutritional powders, in addition to Silk yogurt alternatives and So Delicious Dairy Free yogurt alternatives and dairy-free cheese shreds.