Maggie’s Big News
As Maggie’s Organics enters our fourth decade, we would like to take a step back and reflect upon what has sustained us through the years. Our company began with a challenge: is it possible to establish a successful, sustainable business while protecting the limited resources of the planet and respecting and dignifying each worker at every stage of production? We believe the answer is yes, it is possible. As we have grown and evolved through the years, we have stayed true to our mission while you, our customers, have encouraged, challenged, and supported us along the way.
Our founder Bená is preparing for her well-deserved retirement after dedicating over 30 years to the work at Maggie’s. Staying true to our mission, we are transferring ownership to the employees at Maggie's by partnering with Teamshares who will assist in transitioning Maggie’s Organics to employee ownership over time.
Teamshares acquires businesses from retiring owners and immediately grants 10% of the stock to all employees, progressively increasing employee ownership to 80% over the next 15-20 years.
All employees will be retained, our location will still be in beautiful Michigan, and Bená will remain for a period of time to assure a smooth transition. We welcome Sarah Queen, our new president, into the Maggie’s family.
We will continue to prioritize working with our supply chains on improvements to quality, the environment, and living conditions for workers. We will continue to develop direct relationships with organic small family farmers, and to maintain our long-term commitments to our producers. We will continue to listen and learn from our suppliers and customers to ensure the best, highest-quality products. We will continue to be the Maggie’s that you know and love: the next generation.