Renewal Mill Launches Nationally at Whole Foods

Renewal Mill Launches Nationally at Whole Foods

Renewal Mill Expands Whole Foods Partnership,
Launches Globally
Line up of Renewal Mill baking mixes
Leading upcycled food company Renewal Mill launches 3 flours & 3 baking mixes at Whole Foods Markets nationwide this month

OAKLAND, CA – June 28, 2022 – Renewal Mill, a pioneer in the upcycled food industry, launched six new items at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide this June, building on its previous distribution as a local brand in Whole Foods Northern California.

Named to the Whole Foods Top 10 Trend list in 2021, Renewal Mill has spent the last few years commercializing its gluten-free upcycled flours, made from the nutritious pulps leftover when soymilk and oat milk are made. The company, run by co-founders Caroline Cotto and Claire Schlemme, uses these flours in award-winning vegan baking mixes, one of which received a NEXT at the 2022 Expo West for “Best New Planet-Forward Product.” The brand is a founding member of the Upcycled Food Association, and one of the first to achieve the third-party-audited Upcycled CertifiedTM designation.  

Products launching in all 11 regions of Whole Foods this month include three flours, the flagship Organic Okara Flour, Oat Milk Flour, and 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour, and three baking mixes – Dark Chocolate Brownie, Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Sugar Cookie. The okara flour is a keto-friendly alternative for coconut flour, while the oat milk flour has more than 31g of plant-based protein per ½ cup serving. The baking mix line is 100% vegan, gluten-free, and easy-to-use, just requiring oil and water. All mixes were crafted by the 5x James Beard Award-Winning cookbook author Alice Medrich, whose expertise lies in alternative flours and chocolate.

Renewal Mill, known for its partnership strategy - which includes co-branded product launches with plant-based butter maven Miyoko’s Creamery, ice cream maker Salt & Straw, and most recently Williams-Sonoma’s new Seed & Harvest line - is thrilled to add Whole Foods to this list in a more meaningful capacity. “Whole Foods is synonymous with innovation and quality standards,” said Renewal Mill co-founder Caroline Cotto. “We’re energized by the fact that Whole Foods has decided to go all-in on backing the upcycled food movement and help shepherd in a new age where food waste is an issue of the past.” 

The company joins the growing ranks of Upcycled Certified™ products gracing Whole Foods’ shelves including Blue Stripes Urban Cacao, Pulp Pantry, Chia Smash, Superfrau, Shameless Pets, and many more. “This launch marks not only a significant milestone in the history of our company,” Claire Schlemme, CEO, said. “It’s also a turning point for how CPG food thinks about sustainability at large, and that is what’s super exciting!”  



Named a "World Changing Idea" by FastCompany, Renewal Mill is the first "climate friendly" baking company and upcycled ingredient supplier in the U.S. As a leading upcycled food company, Renewal Mill fights climate change and global food loss by upcycling byproducts from food manufacturing, converting them into superfood ingredients and premium, plant-based pantry staples. Starting with the byproducts of plant-based milk, Renewal Mill has crafted a line of premium, high fiber, gluten-free, vegan and plant-based flours, as well as ready-to-eat soft baked cookies and artisan "just add oil and water" baking mixes. All of Renewal Mill's products are chef-crafted by Alice Medrich, a five-times James Beard Award winning cookbook author.  Renewal Mill is women-owned and operated and based in Oakland, California. To learn more about Renewal Mill or purchase its wholesale or consumer products, please visit Together, we can bake a better future. 

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