Nature’s Path was founded in Vancouver BC in 1985 by Arran and Ratana Stephens. The company started out, and still is today, a passionate, family-run company that makes delicious, organic breakfast and snack foods.
The seed for Nature’s Path was planted way back in the 1930s when Arran Stephens was growing up on his family’s second-generation organic berry farm. Arran’s father taught him how to care for and nurture the soil, telling him to “always leave the earth better than you found it”. These words have been woven into the very fabric of Nature’s Path.
As North America’s largest certified organic breakfast and snack food company, Nature’s Path Organic Foods’ product lineup is actively expanding through strategic acquisitions and innovative product launches, including cold cereals, granolas, hot oatmeal, toaster pastries, waffles, tortilla chips and baby food. Our ability to expand via acquisitions of smaller, organic brands with like-minded values allow us to move closer to our long-term plans to invest in and secure organic land and agriculture.
President of Nature’s Path Organic Foods
Arjan is passionate about encouraging conscious consumerism, especially with food. He believes our forks and wallets are powerful tools for change, and regenerative organic agriculture is the catalyst that will transform the world for the better. Arjan and his wife, Rimjhim, are also the proud creators of the Love Crunch family.
Vice President of Mission and Strategy
Jyoti’s activist upbringing transformed into her dream work, where she now ensures environmental sustainability is top-of-mind for every business decision at Nature’s Path. Under her leadership, all three of the company’s manufacturing facilities were designated Zero-Waste and she’s implemented programs to encourage a purpose-focused culture in the organization, as she believes everyone can make a difference in the world.
Member of the Board of Directors & Co-Founder
As the heart and soul of Nature’s Path, Ratana hopes to inspire future leaders to be socially conscious and powered by values – not just financials. Over the course of her career, Ratana has been named one of Canada’s top ten female entrepreneurs and one of British Columbia’s most influential women.
Chair & Co-Founder
Pioneer, entrepreneur, artist and visionary, Arran’s organic legacy sprouted more than 50 years ago with just $7, a $1,500 loan and a dream. After opening the first vegetarian restaurant in Canada and the first organic cereal manufacturing facility, he is now leading future generations down a path of organic food and agriculture practices so we may all leave the Earth better than we found it.