Danone will acquire all of the shares of Earth Island, maker of Follow Your Heart brands.
As part of Danone, the Follow Your Heart brand will grow among Danone’s other plant-based brands, such as Alpro and Silk.
Earth Island produces dairy-free cheese varieties and egg-free mayonnaise, Vegenaise.
Danone said the partnership will allow is to enhance its plant-based offerings and increase sales.
The acquisition is an “opening for Danone’s strong foothold into the promising flexitarian trend, in both retail and foodservice,” says Emmanuel Faber, Danone chairman and CEO.