Canadian food company Modern Plant-Based Foods Inc. has expanded its distribution of its plant-based snacks with one of America’s largest multinational off-price department store corporations.
The agreement comes on the heels of Modern Plant-Based’s recent distribution deal with Aldi, which is said to be Germany’s largest grocery chain. That deal was announced last month.
In a Sept. 9 news release, Modern Plant-Based officials said the unnamed U.S. retailer is the leading off-price retailer in the U.S. and worldwide and has several department store brands operating 4,665 stores in nine countries with combined net sales of US$41.7 billion.
“We are excited to have our products on the store shelves of these reputable brands,” said Tara Haddad, founder of Modern Plant-Based. “Distribution deals like this, across multiple regions, allow us to position ourselves to take advantage of future opportunities in these major metropolitan markets. We are on the cusp of significant growth and product acceptance with this snack line as consumers are reaching for healthy alternatives crafted from simple ingredients and are free of gluten.”
The Vancouver-based company’s plant-based snacks include Snacks from the SunTM popped potato crisps and Sunsations jellies. Modern Plant-Based also offers meat and dairy-free soups.