Once upon a time...
Here at Fourmi Bionique, each one of our granola blends tells a story.
It begins with Geneviève Gagnon, who started her venture in 2002. A Montreal native, Geneviève’s passion for exceptional local products led her to go meet with producers, artisans and farmers. Her goal was to understand their craft and gain a true appreciation of the fruit of their labour, commitment and passion. She spent countless hours in the kitchen, baking and perfecting her recipes, chopping the chocolate by hand, removing flower petals one by one and carefully packing her blends in paper bags.
As the years passed, Geneviève learned the secrets to perfect granola. Her recipes achieved an exquisite harmony. Shoppers discovered her products, gave them a try, and didn’t look back. To meet the growing demand, she rolled up her sleeves and worked to achieve her dream. Her hard work was quickly rewarded with several top entrepreneurship prizes over the years.
Today, Geneviève is an accomplished CEO and a mother of three. She is proud to run her company her way, without compromising her values, or La Fourmi Bionique’s mission: to create unique, healthy, and gourmet granola blends while promoting local producers of natural, organic and fair-trade ingredients.
«Creating exceptional granola blends requires patience. By renewing this tradition with passion, Fourmi Bionique has made it an art. We want people who care about their well-being and the world around them to be able to count on our healthy products and all the benefits associated with them.»
A company you can trust!
From day one, we have always preached for pleasure above all at Fourmi Bionique! Today, we are in an era where topics relating to food unleash passions and where consumers are more and more lost and anxious about everything that is recommended to them, and sometime even imposed on them. We believe that it is best to learn to trust ourselves again. Indeed, our bodies know what they need, and they communicate that to us willingly if we listen.
Let’s take a break from this tornado of doubts and savor the simple and natural pleasures. Indeed, since 2004, we have never ceased to highlight the quality and sourcing of our products. While we still emphasize the importance of this quality, we believe now more than ever that it is necessary for consumers to rediscover wellbeing through the pleasure of eating in harmony with oneself. In this spirit, the purpose of Fourmi Bionique has always been to create soulful products. This is expressed at the core level of many aspects associated with our products: from the sourcing and selection of ingredients, the balanced nutritional profile, and the pursuit of pleasure in every bite. To renew with the simple joy of eating in harmony with ourselves, you are welcomed to join us in our new universe, an escape bubble where all dreams are allowed, and where you can relax and have fun, simply by trusting your own judgment!
To convey this philosophy, we acquired an Airstream, a symbol of escape in the wilderness in true comfort, but in harmony with nature, just like our luxurious blends. After all, choosing the best in everything is our signature! With our Airstream, we will come to you at various outdoor events to share this passion for quality and the liberating energy of adventure, simple pleasures and the importance of letting go from time to time. So, if there is an event in which you would like us to participate, don’t hesitate to write to us right below.
2004 - The company is incorporated by Geneviève Gagnon. The first three granola flavours, Vitality, Aphrodisiac and Essential, are sold to retail for the first time.
Geneviève wins the first Regional Prize at the 6th Edition of the Quebec Entrepreneurial Awards.
2007- The granola line expands; two new flavours (Divine and Natural) are introduced and a new family-size format is introduced to the retail market.
Geneviève wins the National Grand Prize from the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.
2009 - The new Euphoric granola flavour is introduced to market. Geneviève wins the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Success in Business Award at the 11th Quebec Provincial Entrepreneurial Competition.
2012 – The new dried fruit, chocolate and nut snacks Beatitude and Exciting are launched to market.
Geneviève Gagnon is part of the 14th annual W100, a ranking of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada.
Fourmi Bionique wins a prize at the DUX Awards as a New Food Product Precursor for the Gourmet Granola line.
2016 - A new logo: the little flower that is so emblematic of the brand is revisited.
Fourmi Bionique earns a place in the annual PROFIT 500 list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing companies in Canada.
Expansion of our headquarters and major renovations: We are now HACCP and SQF certified.
The new NUTBROWN grain-free granola line wins two prizes at the prestigious Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards including the sought-after All-Canadian Award.
Zen and Tonic flavours are added to the NUTBROWN line.
Fourmi Bionique introduces a new branding for its Gourmet Granola line, which become the Grand Granola, and wins two prizes at the Gaïa Awards, including the special Aliments du Québec prize for the quality of its new packaging design.
The snack line goes through a complete makeover, with new branding and packaging, the introduction of a third flavour called Inspiring, and a new family-size 200g format.
Geneviève Gagnon wins in the Entrepreneur - Medium Business category at the 19th Annual Quebec Businesswomen’s Awards, presented by the Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec (The Quebec Businesswomen’s Association).
The NUTBROWN grain-free line is now offered in a family-size format.
Fourmi Bionique is a finalist in the entrepreneurship category at the 40th edition of Quebec’s most prestigious contest The Mercuriades Awards.
Fourmi Bionique earns a place in the 32nd annual GROWTH LIST, a ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing-Companies.