By Karen Scott, Publisher

Califia Farms , a manufacturer of plant-based milks, has found great success for its single-serve products in micro markets in offering its health oriented alternative dairy products to the convenience services industry in addition to other retail channels.

“As companies want to differentiate themselves for their employees and provide better benefits, they’re providing healthier and healthier alternatives,” said Karl Walter, sales and distribution manager. “Califia kind of owns that space.” The company’s portfolio includes plant milks, cold brew coffees, probiotic yogurts, creamers, juices and pantry staples.

While the company’s strongest presence is in retail, it has exhibited at National Automatic Merchandising Association ( NAMA ) shows to build its business in convenience services, Walter said. Compass Group carries the brand in its micro markets.