Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Organic Baby Food Company Acquired by Nest Collective

The Nest Collective has announced the acquisition of Plum Organics, a leading provider of frozen, organic baby food and toddler meals. With this acquisition, The Nest Collective continues to fulfill its mission to create a suite of healthy, organic and nutritional products for babies and kids across America. The Nest Collective plans to build a family of leading brands through additional acquisitions and internal innovation. In addition to Plum Organics, Nest recently launched a new line of healthy kid’s food under Revolution Foods, the consumer products brand with a focus on organic lunchbox snacks and meals for children. Plum Organics’ product line includes organic, culinary-inspired baby food in three stages as well as sustainably produced whole-meal solutions for toddlers.

“With a focus on the needs of children and parents, Plum Organics felt like a natural extension of our greater portfolio,” said Sheryl O’Loughlin, CEO of The Nest Collective. “Our mission at Nest is to create a nurturing environment where great brands can grow. Now, with our support, Plum Organics can stay true to its core mission and accelerate its growth through cutting edge innovation and the business synergies of The Nest Collective.”

As part of The Nest Collective, Plum Organics will expand its product line and further advance its position as a pioneer in the baby food and toddler categories.

“As an entrepreneur and mom, I saw the Nest as a place to nurture a larger vision while staying true to the heart and soul of my company,” said Gigi Lee Chang, Founder of Plum Organics. “Nest represents a new lens through which business is conducted. Together with a talented and dynamic team, Nest balances the need for results, while upholding the values that Plum Organics was built upon.”

With this acquisition, Plum Organics becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nest Collective.

About Plum Organics

Plum Organics is the leading frozen organic baby food brand in the nation. Building on the core value of "healthy eating for life," Plum Organics has created a line of culinary-inspired, fresh-frozen baby foods that are fortified with DHA for optimal nutrition. From ingredient sourcing to biodegradable packaging, Plum Organics is continuously striving to reduce their carbon footprint and to ensure that their product line is pure and clean from the inside out. Plum Organics Kids is a new product line that further builds on these core values and provides continued support with nutritious and simple solutions for the busy parent and growing child. For more information, visit:

About Revolution Foods

Revolution Foods was founded on the belief that all children deserve access to healthy, wholesome foods where they need it most – in their schools. After great success revolutionizing the school lunch line, providing over 2 million organic meals to date, Revolution Foods is now offering an entire line of organic snacks and sandwich builders for on-the-go nutrition. Available products include: PopAlongs, popped organic whole grain chips; Mashups, organic squeezable fruit; and Jammy Sammys, organic snack-sized sandwich bars. On a mission to make every bite matter ™, 3% of the net product line sales goes back into the school lunch business, providing more meals to kids in underserved schools. For retail information and to learn more about Revolution Foods visit:

About The Nest Collective

The Nest Collective is a company of consumer products brands focused on nourishing babies, toddlers and kids with healthy, organic foods. With a commitment to growing mission-based brands that nurture people and the planet, Nest’s goal is to build a long-term sustainable suite of brands, brand evangelists and world-class products. Nest intends to do so by caring for all stakeholders in the business – employees, community, products, packaging, suppliers and customers. The Nest Collective is backed by Catamount Ventures, Bridgescale and Simon Equity. For more information visit:

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