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SunOpta Opens $125M ‘Mega Facility’ in Texas to Double Plant-Based Milk Business

SunOpta (Nasdaq: STKL), a leading producer of healthy foods and beverages, announces the opening of a $125M plant-based beverage production facility in Midlothian, Texas. According to SunOpta, the new ‘mega facility’ will create 175 jobs and strongly expand the company’s manufacturing capabilities, allowing it to double its business by 2025 compared to 2020.  Strategically located in Texas, the new production facility currently features 285,000 square feet, where it will manufacture the company’s entire suite of plant-based milks and creamers, along with tea and other products. The facility will also offer a range of package sizes and formats, including 16-ounce and 32-ounce packages primarily used in retail, food service, and e-commerce, and 330-milliliter packages typically used for high-protein nutritional beverages. In the future, SunOpta states the …


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SunOpta’s Revenues Reach Record $243.5M in Q2, Driven by Plant-Based Foods

In the second quarter of 2022, SunOpta’s revenues increased by 20.4% to reach $243.5 million, the natural foods company has reported. Growth was largely driven by a 31.0% rise in plant-based food and beverage sales. The segment generated revenues of $145.9 million, with an increase in the number of oat-based products, plant-based beverages, and teas available. Prices rose by 13.7% due to inflation and an increase in the cost of sunflower products. There was also a 7.4% growth in revenue for fruit-based products, which generated sales of $97.6 million. Demand for frozen fruit slightly decreased, but this was offset by higher demand for fruit snacks and smoothie bowls. Investing in plant-based In 2020, SunOpta announced it would be investing $26 million in an oat processing …


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SunOpta Introduces Protein Powder Made With Upcycled Oat Milk Waste

Plant-based food and beverage company SunOpta has launched OatGold™, a protein powder made with upcycled oat milk waste. The highly nutritious powder can be used in baked goods, spreads, dips, and snacks. OatGold is made from insoluble solids which are a byproduct of SunOpta’s oatbase production (oatbase is the primary ingredient in oat milk). The resulting powder has three times as much protein as oat flour and is high in fibre. It also has a neutral taste and is certified gluten-free. Upcycled food OatGold has been accredited by Upcycled Certified, the only third-party certification program in the world for upcycled products. The program was created according to standards set by the nonprofit Upcycled Food Association. Upcycled foods are a growing trend as many companies look …


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SunOpta Acquires Dream and WestSoy Plant-Based Beverage Brands For $33 million

SunOpta Inc., a leading healthy food and beverage company focused on plant-based foods and beverages and fruit-based foods and beverages, today announced the acquisition of the Dream® and WestSoy® plant-based beverage brands from The Hain Celestial Group, Inc, with a purchase price of $33 million. The acquired brands will add to SunOpta’s Plant-Based Foods and Beverages segment. The Dream brand is the #2 brand of shelf-stable, plant-based milks, originally launched in 1982. SunOpta currently produces approximately 50% of the Dream product portfolio and has done so for over a decade. The WestSoy brand is the only branded shelf stable soy beverage with a USDA organic certification and the American Heart Association certification of a heart-healthy product. Available at many leading national retailers, SunOpta currently produces …