Vejii, which owns and operates the plant-based marketplace ShopVejii.com, has launched same-day delivery across the Lower Mainland in British Columbia. B.C. residents throughout the Lower Mainland can now order all Vejii Express items, with same-day delivery. All orders placed by 10am, will be delivered by 8pm. The service area currently includes Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Surrey, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Delta, North Vancouver, Richmond Vancouver, and West Vancouver.
Tractor Beverage Company announced its beverages are now available at many locations operated by culinary management company Elior North America. Elior North America’s Cura Hospitality, Aladdin Campus Dining, Lexington Independents, and Corporate Chefs companies are now offering Tractor’s Certified Organic, Non-GMO and All-Natural beverages.
Q4 numbers reflect current foodservice rebound, FY 2021 overall carries the financial cost of pandemic shutdowns.
August 10, 2021
Sysco reported Q4 sales of $16.1 billion, an increase of 82.0% year-over-year. Gross profit also rose 86.2% during that time to $2.9 billion, reflecting the current rebound of foodservice as pandemic restrictions were gradually lifted throughout 2021. The overall numbers for fiscal year 2021 show a decrease in sales (-3%) and profits (-5.5%), since foodservice was still struggling to come back from Q1 to Q3 due to shutdowns for most of 2020.
Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, has partnered with Dot Foods, North America's largest food industry redistributor. This partnership will enable Good Catch products to be available to a broader set of foodservice accounts and businesses in more locations, making the brand more accessible across the country.
Lineage Logistics has acquired Hanson Logistics, one of the largest cold storage organizations in the Midwest. Hanson currently ranks as the twelfth largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider in North America, according to the International Association of Refrigerated Warehousing (IARW).
As we enter the mid-point of 2021 in an increasingly post-pandemic cold chain, the industry destination on many minds is “The New Normal”. Are we there yet? Editor-in-Chief Michael Costa says the short-term answer is no, and the long-term answer might be the same.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) entered the lexicon of foodborne pathogens in the mid-1980s. Initially associated primarily with meat contamination, STEC-contaminated produce products broke onto the food safety scene in 1996 when consumers became sick from drinking unpasteurized Odwalla-brand apple juice.
The name behind America’s first hot dog—Feltman’s of Coney Island (est. 1867)—has officially expanded their critically acclaimed all-natural product line with the launch of Feltman’s Thick-Cut Uncured Bacon, now available exclusively via direct-to-consumer shipping at the company's website.
We've pared down the nominees to 25 finalists. Now it's up to you to decide who wins.
August 2, 2021
Our Best New Refrigerated Retail Products Contest is officially live, where you can vote for one of 25 refrigerated food finalists. Just click here to view all the products, and cast your vote! You can vote once a day for any of the finalists through Friday, September 3.