BJ’s Wholesale Club Offers Great Value on New 100% Grass-Fed Greek Yogurt Option
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - BJ’s Wholesale Club announced today the expansion of its dairy assortment to include Maple Hill Creamery’s Whole Milk Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt made from 100% grass-fed, certified organic cows. To meet its Members’ growing interest in great value on grass-fed dairy products, BJ’s is offering a 16 oz. container with 11-12 grams of protein per serving for only $5.99.
“Our Members deserve a great value on healthy products that are made with exceptional ingredients,” said Rob Johnson, dairy buyer for BJ’s Wholesale Club. “Maple Hill Creamery helps us deliver on this promise by producing the highest quality milk that goes into artisanal-quality yogurts and other dairy products. This partnership is another part of BJ’s long-term commitment to supporting local, family-owned farms.”
Maple Hill Creamery is the first dairy brand to receive the Pennsylvania Certified Organic 100% Grassfed Certification. Its assortment is produced from whole organic milk from cows that are fed a 100% grass diet with no grain supplementation. Maple Hill Creamery does not add excess sugar, “natural” flavors, unnecessary thickeners, or added color to its products.
“We are so excited about this partnership!” said Tim Joseph, founding farmer and CEO of Maple Hill Creamery. “When a large retailer like BJ’s commits to put our products on shelf, they are not only offering their Members the highest-quality dairy, but also helping us to keep converting small dairy farms in New York State to the certified organic, 100% grass-fed model, which is improving the dairy system for the better, farm by farm.”
Offering 100% grass-fed Greek yogurt at BJ’s 214 locations is helping to grow the Maple Hill Milkshed, a growing community of hard-working family dairy farmers in New York State. Beginning as a niche regional yogurt company in 2009, Maple Hill Creamery has grown from two farms to over 85 in mid-2016.
To learn more about the BJ’s and Maple Hill Creamery partnership, visit http://journal.bjs.com/article/maple-hill-creamery.
About BJ’s Wholesale Club
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 214 clubs and 130 BJ's Gas® locations in 15 states.
BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.
BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.
About Maple Hill Creamery
Maple Hill Creamery is a farm-family owned dairy manufacturer founded in 2009, and is widely recognized as the preeminent leader in the emerging 100% grass-fed dairy category. MHC is the first dairy brand to receive the Pennsylvania Certified Organic 100% Grassfed Certification. Since day one, Maple Hill has stood by their conviction that 100% grass-fed organic dairy farming is better for everyone from cows to consumers. 100% grass-fed dairy farming produces the highest quality milk, supports the healthiest lifestyle for cows, improves the fertility of grazing land, and allows farmers to prosper. The Maple Hill Milkshed now numbers over 85 small farms, and is on track to transition more small farms 100% grass-fed organic to reach 100 farms total by the end of 2016. Maple Hill Creamery products are available nationwide at Natural Grocers, Stop & Shop, ShopRite, PCC Markets, Safeway, Albertsons, Wegmans, Harris Teeter, Earth Fare, Target, Sprouts, Costco, BJs, and Whole Foods Market, as well as many specialty and independent retailers. For more information, visit www.maplehillcreamery.com, and follow us on Twitter @MapleHillCream, Facebook (www.facebook.com/maplehillcreamery), and Instagram @maplehillcreamery.