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Forager Project Announces it Has Entered Into Strategic Partnership With Danone Manifesto Ventures

Organic creamery The Forager Project, has entered into a partnership with Danone’s venture arm Danone Manifesto Ventures. Danone will be a minority investor in the San Francisco creamery, with the investment being used to build its portfolio, enhance sustainable sourcing and production, increase brand awareness and widen distribution.

Forager Project, a family-owned and operated organic food company, has been creating its plant-based organic plant-based products such as Yogurt, Milk, Sour Cream, Half & Half and range of Protein and Probiotic Shakes,  since 2013. The Californian company says it believes that the food we eat should be aligned with nature, and its mission is to “improve the planet and human health by making exceptional tasting, organic, plant-based whole foods more widely available.”

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“John Charles and I have spent three years getting to know Jean Francois, Laurent and the Danone Manifesto Ventures team. It’s the right time and they are the right partner – good people with leverageable, relevant experience and capital,” said Stephen Williamson, Forager Project Founder & CEO.

Danone Manifesto Ventures stated it believes Forager Project is a unique brand with strong potential in the fast-growing plant-based space. Forager Project is fully aligned with Danone’s ambition to continue developing a best-in-class platform to meet the increasing needs of plant-based consumers globally.

“Forager Project and Danone have highly aligned values focused on improving human and planet health through food, and a shared commitment to sustainable, enduring business growth,” said Laurent Marcel, CEO of Danone Manifesto Ventures. “Over the years we had the chance to develop a special relationship with Stephen and his talented team, and today we’re very excited to start this partnership with Forager Project.” added Jean-Francois Hurel, Chief Investment Officer for Danone Manifesto Ventures.

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