News

Los Angeles Times Spotlights Founder of Gardein

Yves Potvin Grows His Vegan Company into a $100 Million Business.

In its regular “How I Made It” feature, the Los Angeles Times recently featured the founder of Gardein Protein International, Yves Potvin. Potvin, who also founded Yves Fine Food before selling it to Hain Celestial in 2001, has grown Gardein into a $100 million business selling everything from vegan barbecue wings, meatless meatballs, and black bean burgers. Credited with creating the world’s first veggie dog under the Yves brand, the former chef says the number one quality for being successful in business is perseverance. “People who are successful in business look at what’s missing in their life.” 

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

 Comments

More News

World Vegetarian Day This Wednesday

October 1 marks the annual celebration of a meat-free lifestyle.
Read More »

PETA Nudges Dairy Industry to Aid California Drought

According to the animal organization, the dairy industry contributes heavily to the drought.
Read More »

Sacramento Hosts Vegan Chef Challenge

The 4th annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge debuts October 1 at 15 restaurants throughout the city.
Read More »

Vegetarian Festival in Thailand Kicks Off Today

Vegetarian food, street performers, and sacred rituals draw hundreds of thousands of people to annual festival.
Read More »

Anti-Dairy Campaign Debuts on Public Transit System

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition unveils anti-dairy campaign across Northern California transportation network.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »