Today, our consumers are more informed, more curious and more demanding when it comes to health and nutrition. As a company that tends to do more with less by removing ingredients like trans-fat, gluten and dairy we understand our responsibility to be transparent to protect your safety and your interests.

Our story is evolving but what makes us special is a constant:

We're committed to meet the needs of people who are searching for new ways to maintain and improve their personal health.
We make education part of our company's culture. We promote dialogue about nutritional benefits and health with consumers, retailers and employees.
Backed by our reach and distribution, we search for meaningful food trends and look for ways to transform them into long-term solutions that can improve the lives of millions of consumers.
  • 1997


    Smart Balance buttery spreads are introduced, the first mainstream buttery spread with 0g trans fat naturally.

  • 1998


    Earth Balance spreads are launched as 100% plant-based, vegan, non-GMO, lactose-free, gluten-free, egg-free, casein-free, trans fat free sister brand to Smart Balance.

  • 2004


    Glutino acquires Gluten-Free Pantry to create a comprehensive line of gluten free products.

  • May 2007

    May 2007

    Boulder Specialty Brands acquires GFA Brands, owners of Smart Balance & Earth Balance (which is later known as Boulder Brands).

  • March 2010

    March 2010

    Earth Balance launched the first refrigerated soymilk to be Non-GMO Project Verified.

  • August 2011

    August 2011

    Boulder Brands acquires Glutino Food Group.

  • July 2012

    July 2012

    Boulder Brands acquires Udi's Gluten Free.

  • January 2013

    January 2013

    Smart Balance, Inc. announces name change to Boulder Brands, Inc. (BDBD).

    Earth Balance launches a plant-based snack line, the first of their kind on the market.

  • May 2013

    May 2013

    Boulder Brands converts spreads packaging for Smart Balance buttery spreads and Earth Balance natural and organic buttery spreads from round to square space-saving tubs - a first in the industry - to free up refrigerated shelf and warehouse space.

    Boulder Brands acquires U.K.-based gluten-free bakery and bread manufacturer Davies Bakery to launch Boulder Brands U.K.

  • July 2013

    July 2013

    Boulder Brands Acquires 80% of LEVEL Life Foods.

  • August 2013

    August 2013

    Boulder Brands opens largest gluten free dedicated manufacturing facility in the United States in Denver, CO.

  • October 2013

    October 2013

    Boulder Brands relocates corporate headquarters to Pearl Street, Boulder, CO.

  • 2013


    Glutino verifies 15 products through the Non-GMO Project in the past year with Boulder Brands support.

  • December 2013

    December 2013

    Boulder Brands acquires EVOL Foods.

  • March 2014

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    Smart Balance announces transition to non-GMO for its flagship line of buttery spreads.