Along with its many health benefits, a plant-based diet may even help with climate change issues. In fact, according to Vegconomist.com, “A new study conducted by the University of Oxford has found that a switch towards plant-based diets is vital to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. It follows on from a previous study by the university, which found that eating a vegan diet could reduce our carbon footprint by 73%.” That could be substantial news for companies like Komo Plant Based Foods (CSE:YUM), Very Good Food Company Inc. (TSXV:VERY)(OTC:VRYYF), Guru Organic Energy Corp. (TSX:GURU)(OTC:GUROF), Rritual Superfoods Inc. (CSE:RSF)(OTC:RRSFF), and Laird Superfood Inc. (NYSE:LSF).
In addition, as also noted by Vegconomist.com, “If all people worldwide were to stop eating meat products, the area of land used for global agriculture could be reduced by around 75%. This would correspond to the combined size of the USA, China, Australia and the EU; such a reduction would lead to a significant decline in greenhouse gas emissions. The remaining agricultural land would be sufficient to feed the world’s population, according to scientists.”
One of the top plant-based food companies to watch is Komo Plant Based Foods
Komo Plant Based Foods Inc. just announced it appointed Sherrie Bobojevic as a member of its advisory board on July 19, 2021.
Sherrie currently holds the role of Director of Sales at Love Good Fats, and was previously Director, National Retail Sales Canada for Daiya Foods Inc. She has had a successful career in the plant-based foods industry for 10 years and has over 20 years’ experience in business development, distribution, retail sales, sales brokering and brand management in the natural food industry. Sherrie has helped establish thousands of points of distribution for various brands, including Sol Cuisine, Earth Balance, Daiya foods, Wholly Veggie, Pacific Foods, Gardein, Coconut Bliss and White Wave Foods.
Sherrie will focus on advising the Komo team on strategies to build its wholesale and food service partnerships and points of distribution in the Canadian market.
“I value the people behind Komo Comfort Foods and the beliefs which create the foundation of this brand. The Komo team has placed a strong brand voice behind the company, and I love the way they are thinking about the present and the future of plant-based foods. They are focused on creating the items that consumers have been asking for and bringing them to life, for the whole family to enjoy,” says Sherrie Bobojevic.
The Komo brand was launched by three lifelong foodies who also happen to be the best at what they do. A plant-based chef, an inspired food scientist/product inventor and an operations/food safety leader, working together to craft real food that follows three rules. It has to be seamless to include in everyday life. It has to be made with strictly wholesome ingredients. And it has to be plant-based. Komo creates plant-based, feel good food worth sharing.
Other related developments from around the markets include:
Very Good Food Company Inc., a leading plant-based food technology company, announced a distribution partnership with Peter Green Chilled, a leading 3PL logistics provider in the UK and Europe, to support the Company's global expansion plans starting with an UK e-Commerce launch in August 2021. Driven by its mission to meet demand beyond Canada and the U.S. and expand globally, VERY GOOD will be launching an UK e-Commerce platform in August and has selected Peter Green Chilled as its Importer of Record to help distribute the Company's delicious and wholesome plant-based products first in the UK, and then, Europe. Peter Green Chilled offers a full complement of 3PL logistics services including importing, customs clearance, warehousing and transportation of food products throughout the UK and Europe.
Guru Organic Energy Corp., Canada’s leading organic energy drink brand, and The Pepsi Bottling Group (Canada), ULC announced that they have entered into an exclusive long-term national distribution agreement in Canada for GURU’s energy drinks. Effective October 4, 2021, PepsiCo Beverages Canada will sell, distribute, and merchandise GURU’s organic, plant-based and better-for-you energy drinks to convenience, foodservice and retail customers nationwide. This agreement will significantly broaden GURU’s distribution and reach in Canada.
Rritual Superfoods Inc. announced that the Company’s Product Innovation and Research team has completed testing on the first of its new superfood mushroom latte blend formulations, incorporating plant-based collagen enhancers as a key market differentiator. In the fall of 2021, Rritual will be introducing two new superfood latte powder mixes to promote skin-deep beauty and to boost energy & cognitive performance.* Rritual’s plant-based formulation, deploying Tremella, allows the skin to retain moisture and enhance collagen fibers to keep skin healthy and supple – beauty from within.
Laird Superfood Inc. announced the expansion of its functional coffee family with the launch of Soothe Coffee - with stomach-friendly botanicals and polyphenols like those in blueberries for a more gentle blend. Created with the consumer in mind, the Soothe Coffee blend is a great new functional coffee option, created with botanicals like Marshmallow Root, Cardamon, and Blueberries. Laird Superfood recently introduced a variety of functional coffee blends including Boost Coffee, which was the first truly whole-food functional coffee offering 15% of an individual’s daily amount of Vitamin D per 12 oz. serving. The second functional coffee release was Focus Coffee, a blend curated to naturally fuel your focus using functional mushroom extracts and botanical adaptogens. With the launch of Soothe Coffee, Laird Superfood adds a third blend to the line and continues to redefine the next wave for the coffee industry and set the precedent for the future functionality of coffee.
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