French Group Danone, owner of Stonyfield Yogurt announced today that it was acquiring a 90% share of organic baby food and children’s food maker Happy Family. The company, originally called Happy Baby has been a strong innovator in the baby food category, introducing the first frozen organic baby food line, before abandoning that approach and instead turing to food pouches for its strained and junior foods.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the company, which now employs 50 people had quadrupled sales since 2010, reaching just over $62 million in sales last year. The company’s products now include cold cereal, snacks, yogurt and other frozen foods.
Group Danone acquired 40% of the then independently owned Stonyfield Yogurt in 2001 and in 2004 acquired another 45% of the company, which it retains to this day.