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Nature’s Path Organic Foods announces leadership change

July 20, 2023
By Bakers Journal

Arjan Stephens, president of Nature's Path Organic Foods. Photo: CNW Group/Nature's Path Foods Inc.

Richmond, B.C. – Arjan Stephens, current general manager of Nature’s Path Organic Foods and president of Que Pasa, has taken on the role of president of Nature’s Path and will lead the company’s growth and sustainability strategy to the 50 countries to which they sell, the company announced in a news release.

Effective June 1, co-founder Ratana Stephens has retired as CEO from the the 35-year-old family-run business and will join her husband and fellow co-founder, Arran Stephens, on the board of directors.

“Our company has always been about nourishing people and the planet,” said Ratana Stephens. “I am proud to pass the torch to Arjan, who has been an integral part of the company for over 17 years. He has consistently demonstrated his unwavering commitment to making Nature’s Path Organic Foods the first choice for consumers who value high-quality organic food. With his extensive experience in overseeing new manufacturing facilities, leading marketing and sales, as well as the acquisitions of Que Pasa, Anita’s and most recently Love Child Organics, Arjan has shown his dedication to driving Nature’s Path’s success. With Arjan as President, working alongside the company’s leadership team, we are confident that Nature’s Path will continue to thrive and fulfill its mission to leave the earth better than we found it.”

Arjan Stephens expressed his appreciation to Ratana while also sharing his vision for the company’s future: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead Nature’s Path Organic Foods as its new President. On behalf of the entire team I want to express heartfelt appreciation for the incredible leadership and vision of my mom Ratana Stephens, who co-founded Nature’s Path with my dad Arran over 35 years ago. I look forward to continuing their legacy of innovation and sustainability and ensuring that Nature’s Path Organic Foods will always be the first choice for consumers who value great tasting, high-quality, organic food.”


“We believe that everyone deserves access to organic, wholesome food that nourishes the body and the planet,” said Arjan Stephens. “Our commitment to sustainability and organic practices is a fundamental part of who we are as a company. We will continue to innovate and push boundaries while upholding our commitment to leaving the earth better than we found it.”

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