Nestle to buy Garden of Life owner Atrium Innovations for $2.3B

 
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On Tuesday, Nestle- the world’s largest packaged food company- announced their plan to buy the Canadian vitamins and supplements group, Atrium Innovations (their biggest line is GARDEN OF LIFE). Atrium Innovations’ president and CEO, Peter Luther, said the merger will give Atrium “the resources to accelerate the growth of our brands and reach more people globally.”1

Nestle is known for what many say are absolute violations of human rights: pushing baby formula over breast milk in low-income cities and countries, plus their many water scandals which continue to this day.

“Nestle said Atrium Innovations – which owns brands including Garden of Life, Pure Encapsulations, and Klean Athlete – is expected to generate sales of US$700m in 2017.” 2

This strategic move began in June when the world’s largest food maker set its sights on capital spending on four food and drink categories as well as looking for “growth opportunities in consumer healthcare”.3 (A frightening thought for healthy food and activists around the world who have boycotted NESTLE for decades for their unethical, immoral behavior.)

Atrium Innovations will become part of Nestle’s “Health Science” operations. Speaking on behalf of the water thieves, the CEO of Nestle Health Science, Greg Behar, said: “Their brands are a natural complement to our Consumer Care portfolio, which offers nutritional solutions in the areas of healthy aging, healthy growing, gut health and obesity care. Atrium’s portfolio will extend our product range with value-added solutions such as probiotics, plant-based protein nutrition, meal replacements and an extensive multivitamin line, enabling consumers to address their health and wellness goals.”4








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Sources and References

  1. Nestle, December 5, 2017.
  2. Just Food, December 6, 2017.
  3. USA Today, December 5, 2017.
  4. Nestle, December 5, 2017.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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  • J Ken

    I will never be buying Garden of Life products after this merger. I don’t know how they can reconcile any ethics position with being bought by one of the very worst, Nestle. The company who has discouraged breastfeeding in order to increase their formula sales, who says that water is not a human right, and which has been accused of using child labor to harvest chocolate and other products.

  • JustTheFacts

    Yeah, I think I am done with Garden of Life. Was my favorite brand, but news is a game changer for me. No thanks!

  • Long Term Deplorable

    This is a classic example of SELLING OUT!

  • Truth59

    I wonder what Jordan Rubin thinks about this. I thought he still owned GOL.

  • Irene Black

    Garden of Life is definitely OFF my shopping list! Thanks Erin, so happy I am one of your followers. Keep up the good work.

  • Adia Smith

    This is really sad….how evil can these people be?…smh

  • ROSY

    SHOULD WE BE SURPRISED???!!!! MONEY TALKS!!! I WORKED IN A LARGE HEALTH FOOD STORE, AND RUBIN CAME TO THE STORE FROM TIME TO TIME… HE SOLD OUT TOO…NESTLE IS THE WORST AS WE KNOW!!! I JUST BOUGHT THEIR B 12 AND VIT E, AND STRESS B’S A FEW DAYS AGO, WELL STOCK UP SOME BEFORE THE EVIL NESTLE TAKES OVER!!!!!! NO MORE GOL IN OUR HOUSE AFTER NESTLE TAKES OVER!!!!!
    THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US INFORMED!!!

  • anewera

    GOL used to have some good supplements. I would not trust anything that they say on the label now. Goodbye GOL.

  • LIDZ

    I was under the impression that Jordan still owned Garden of Life. I was wondering why he was coming out with new supplements and things with Dr. Josh Axe. Now I know and will be purchasing from Dr. Axe from now on.

  • James Small

    My 20 oz. Raw Organic Protien is but a 1/4 full at the moment. It will be my last. I don’t care what kind of sale they have going. I will be asking my health food stores in my area to stop carrying Garden of Life.

    Reap what you Sow Nestle! Shame on you Garden of Life. Maybe you didn’t see the big picture after all!

  • Rachel

    Sorry, can’t trust Nestle, and therefore won’t be able to trust Garden of Life after this merger. I’ll be avoiding their products.

  • TEB

    Criminal! Obviously when Jordan first sold, he sold to the wrong people that they would be willing to take money from Nestle. I knew this would happen eventually when Jordan let go of the company. I will never understand why he let of this company he built while saving his own life. So disappointing to say the least.

  • TEB

    Jordan sold a good decade or more ago, huge mistake

  • TEB

    nope he sold it quite some time back, I knew that was a mistake at the time, I will never understand why he did it

  • Jill Hasselbach

    Thank you Erin for letting us know this because I buy Garden of Life Coconut Oil..but won’t be for long as I know Nestle is not a good company to buy from.!!!! Its all about the money.!!!! Such greed and corruption.!! I feel there’s not many of us out here who know how bad this world is anymore..so sad.!
    Hard to eat healthy if you can’t grow your own veggies and such. Plus you need to have a decent amount of money and unfortunately I am single and don’t have much. But I still try to watch what I eat when I can. God Bless you Erin.!!! And your other half too.!!!