Bakers Journal

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Anita’s Organic Mill

November 9, 2021
By Bakers Journal

Richmond, B.C. – Nature’s Path is expanding its portfolio of brands with a majority acquisition of Anita’s Organic Mill.

Nature’s Path is North America’s largest organic breakfast and snack food company and Anita’s Organic Mill is one of Canada’s most respected millers and manufacturers of organic flours, offering an extensive selection of organic baking products, the companies said in a joint news release.

“We have been a customer of Anita’s Organic Mill since 2015 and have been using their flour in some of our top-selling products, like our Heritage Flakes and Flax Plus cereals,” said Arjan Stephens, general manager of Nature’s Path. “Throughout our relationship, we have been continuously impressed by the quality of Anita’s flour as well as the company’s passionate commitment to always being organic.”

Established in 1997, Anita’s Organic Mill has since become one of Canada’s most respected millers and manufacturers of organic whole-grain flours. Anita’s sources top-quality organic grain from farmers across Canada, which is then stone-milled at its facility in Chilliwack, B.C. Anita’s location also houses a retail and bulk packaging facility, as well as an on-site bakery that serves as a test kitchen for education and development.

“There are so many synergies between Anita’s and Nature’s Path,” said Jayda Smith, co-owner and general manager of Anita’s Organic Mill. “Just like Nature’s Path, we have dedicated ourselves to always being organic and non-GMO. We also share a commitment to sustainability, by making products that are good for both people and the planet. We could not be more excited about this partnership, and the future growth it represents for Anita’s.”

Anita’s Organic Mill will retain its own distinct branding and join the Nature’s Path family of brands including Love Crunch, EnviroKidz and Que Pasa.

“For 35 years, Nature’s Path has been a trailblazer in the world of organic food,” said Taylor Gemmel, co-owner and president of Anita’s Organic Mill. “And even though it has grown to be a global success story, Nature’s Path has never deviated from its mission: to always leave the earth better than they found it. We are confident our new partnership will help take Anita’s to the next level, while staying true to our roots.”

“We love Anita’s products and truly believe in them, “Stephens said. “We look forward to making Anita’s Organic Mill a baking staple in kitchens everywhere.”

Nature’s Path Organic Foods is North America’s largest organic breakfast and snack food company and produces USDA and Canadian Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast and snack
foods sold in grocery and natural food stores in more than 50 countries around the world. Founded in 1985, Nature’s Path is headquartered in Richmond, B.C., and employs hundreds at its four facilities in Canada and the United States.

Anita’s Organic Mill is a national brand that produces whole-grain and innovative sprouted flours, cereals and flour blends, mixes and certified gluten-free, organic baking ingredients. Anita’s Organic has been producing organic baking ingredients in Chilliwack, B.C., since 1997.

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