It is with very heavy hearts that we announce WholeSoy & Co. will be closing all operations this month. WholeSoy was founded in 1999. By 2013 soy yogurt sales were soaring and WholeSoy was the number one brand of soy yogurt on the market! Our unique Non-GMO verified, Organic, Vegan, Gluten-free, non-dairy yogurt had become a staple favorite in households across the country.
Unfortunately, in April of 2013 the contract manufacturer that was helping us make soy yogurt abruptly closed its doors leaving us without a facility to make our products. We were faced with a very difficult decision to either shut down WholeSoy or find a way to continue. We decided to pursue a long held dream and build our own dairy-free yogurt facility. This was an exciting, but incredibly expensive endeavor.
Determined to remain independent and family-owned, our founding partners contributed all available personal funds to build the facility. A year off the shelves, WholeSoy soy yogurts returned to the market, welcomed with open arms by retailers and consumers alike. We quickly became the number one soy yogurt once again!
Despite regaining strong sales, generous assistance from Whole Foods Market Local Producer loan program, and all of our hard work, it has become clear that we cannot support the full cost of the debt as well as the day to day operations of WholeSoy. Unfortunately, we have exhausted all possible sources of additional funding, and can no longer continue to operate.
We are eternally grateful for all of the support, loyalty, encouragement, and love we have received over the last 16 years from our consumers, retailers, distributors, suppliers, and brokers. Special thanks to Oasis Sales and Marketing, to whom we attribute much of the brand's success, for their unwavering support and passion. It has been a wonderful journey.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and farewell!
The WholeSoy & Co. Team