Modern Plant-Based Foods Inc., an award-winning plant-based food company, is pleased to announce that Modern Meat, its meat alternative brand, has entered into a partnership agreement Horizon Grocery + Wellness to increase service to consumers throughout Canada. With a deep list of retail partnerships including Whole Foods, Save on Foods, Nesters and Choices, Modern Meat will have the opportunity to significantly expand its retail distribution in Canada.
Horizon Grocery + Wellness operates out of a combined 186,000 sq ft of facility space in south Burnaby, BC and is Western Canada’s leading distributor of organic and natural products in the dry, chill, and frozen grocery categories, in addition to natural personal care and nutritional health supplement categories. The company services a diverse customer base including major natural, grocery and independent grocery chains, independent natural health stores, buying clubs, restaurants, cafes and specialty retailers, and ships orders daily to large metropolitan areas and small towns across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Yukon.
“We are excited to announce the addition of Horizon to our growing list of channel partners. Horizon has been instrumental to many Plant Based companies getting on large retailers shelves and mainstream distribution. Part of our strategic growth is to align ourselves with reputable and far-reaching distribution partners,” said Tara Haddad, Founder of Modern Plant Based Foods. “Horizon has over 750 suppliers with many going back decades, yet they also support up and coming small, local and independent brands. They pride themselves on building and maintaining relationships with brands they believe in, and we look forward to working and growing with them.”
Through the distribution partnership, Horizon will carry Modern Meat’s complete portfolio of meat alternative products including Modern Burger, Crumble, Crab Cakes, Meatballs, Breakfast Sausage and Gyozas. Plans to sign on with large retail outlets will begin immediately.
“Horizon has a strong presence in the retail grocery channel, and we expect the addition of Modern Meat to Horizon will accelerate the interest in our plant-based meat alternatives nationwide,” explained Chris Parkinson, National Brand Manager for Modern Plant-Based Foods. “With this partnership, our products will now be more accessible across the country expanding our reach to the health-conscious and environmentally conscious consumer. We remain committed to executing on our strategy and firmly believe we are well on our journey to becoming a trusted household brand.”