White Plains, NY, Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Partners since 2011, The Dannon Company and McCarty Family Farms of western Kansas are deeply committed to quality, community, environmental stewardship and animal welfare. Their most recent collaboration, Dannon Creamy lowfat yogurt, is available in three different flavors and now available in Sam's Club locations nationwide. From cow to cup, Dannon Creamy is made with milk from McCarty Family Farms in Kansas, and processed at The Dannon Company's plant in Fort Worth, Texas.
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"Dannon strives to cultivate and nurture partnerships that allow us to continuously improve our environmental and community impact," stated Art D'Elia, Vice President of Marketing, The Dannon Company. "McCarty Family Farms is a great partner and collaborator. From their farm to our consumers' tables, we are proud of the taste, quality and nutritional value of Dannon Creamy."
"Working with Dannon is like working with family," stated fourth-generation dairy farmer Ken McCarty. "Our partnership works because we share the same commitment. And on our farm we live by three simple rules: Be honest, work hard and take care of cows. We are dairy farmers through and through and we love knowing that Dannon Creamy will be enjoyed by our friends, our family and the general public. It makes our job very rewarding."
According to Rita Seckington, vice president of freezer/cooler merchandise at Sam's Club, millions of members voice their desire to know where their food comes from. "We are proud to showcase Dannon Creamy at Sam's Club," stated Seckington. "The cow-to-cup story demonstrates Dannon's commitment to their customers and reinforces our mission at Sam's Club to be the club of the communities we serve."
About The Dannon Company, Inc.
Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., Dannon has plants in Minster, Ohio, Fort Worth, Texas, West Jordan, Utah, and Portland, Ore., which make more than 200 different flavors, styles and sizes of cultured refrigerated and frozen dairy products to serve the diverse needs of its retail and foodservice customers. Dannon brings health through food to as many people as possible via its wide offering of delicious and wholesome fresh and frozen yogurts. Dannon's sustainable development work (focused on environmental, community, and nutritional strategic initiatives), supports its category growth, market leadership, and business growth.
Dannon is a subsidiary of Danone, and Dannon is the top-selling brand of yogurt worldwide, sold under the names Dannon and Danone. For more information, visit dannon.com.
About Sam's Club
Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading warehouse club of the community, offering superior products, services, savings and surprises to members from more than 630 communities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam's Club, visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.
About McCarty Family Farms
As a family and organization, McCarty Family Farms, LLC, strives to create wholesome products in a manner that respects the land and animals from which its product comes. Using best management practices, the family works to achieve the utmost in animal welfare, environmental stewardship, and the creation of a safe, rewarding work environment. More than 90 years ago, the McCarty family started and ended every day by milking cows by hand in a small barn without electricity in northeast Pennsylvania. Four generations later, McCarty Family Farms is at home in Western Kansas. Much has stayed the same - true commitment to cows, people and the land. Yet much has changed to take better care of the cows and natural resources. And, to bring even better dairy foods to consumers' tables.