VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 4, 2022 / (CSE:YUM)(OTCQB:KOMOF)(FSE:9HB) ("Komo"), a premium plant-based food start-up, is pleased to announce that 6 Komo frozen plant-based products have been planogramed on shelf for 33 Loblaws banner Your Independent Grocer (YIG) stores, which include Komo's Ready-to-Bake Classics and Meal Helpers. Komo's products are expected to be on the shelves of Loblaws YIGs by March 2022.
Your Independent Grocer stores are vital neighbourhood markets serving communities from capital cities such as Whitehorse, Edmonton and Saskatoon to high-profile, global tourist destinations like Whistler, BC and the Okanagan Valley. The initial 33 locations which will carry Komo products are located in Western Canada. Distribution will be throughout western Canada from Vancouver Island east to Regina, and north through British Columbia and Alberta to Yellowknife in the Yukon. 6 Komo frozen SKU's are expected to be in the initial 33 locations by this March.
"It's a huge accomplishment for Komo to launch into a Loblaws' owned chain within one year of introducing our plant-based brand. Loblaw's has Canada's largest and highest volume chain of retailers, its stores reaching 90% of Canadians," says Komo CEO William White. "We are thrilled to share shelf space with established Loblaw brands on shelves across 3 western Provinces and 2 Northern Territories. We anticipate that this strong Canadian roll out will be replicated in our United States expansion, which is now in progress."
About Your Independent Grocer
Your Independent Grocer is a Loblaws banner supermarket chain in Canada with more than 100 locations. It has stores in every province and territory except Manitoba, Nunavut, and Quebec. It is a unit of National Grocers, itself a unit of Loblaw Companies Limited. It contains the Loblaws banner in its logo and it sells Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, gardening centre, general grocery, general merchandise, meat & poultry, pharmacy, Photolab, produce, seafood and snacks. Loblaw is the largest Canadian food retailer, and its brands include President's Choice, No Name and Joe Fresh. Loblaw Companies Limited is a Canadian retailer encompassing corporate and franchise supermarkets operating under 22 regional and market-segment banners, as well as pharmacies, banking and apparel. In addition to Your Independent Grocer, it owns Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, No Frills, Loblaws and President's Choice.
Komo Plant Based Foods Inc. is a premium plant-based food company that develops, manufactures and sells a variety of plant-based frozen meals that are always hearty, satisfying, and made with wholesome ingredients. At Komo, our mission is to help make plant-based meals a staple on every dinner table by sharing our love for feel-good food that connects the people to the planet. We believe plant-based eating is the future and - Change can start with a single biteTM. Our experienced plant-based innovation and development team recreates vegan versions of traditionally cheesy and meaty classics, with 100% plants. Komo's products are sold direct-to-consumer through our eCommerce website and a distribution network of online and brick and mortar grocery, convenience and natural retailer channels. Our operating subsidiary Komo Comfort Foods launched in 2021 with our flagship products: plant-based Lasagna, Shepherd's Pie and Chickenless Pot Pie and has recently launched a new line - Komo Plant-Based Meal HelpersTM - versatile meal starters to allow the creation of many dishes at home. All of our products are 100% plant-based, made with wholesome ingredients, free from preservatives, and frozen for freshness. Freezing products is a natural and effective way of keeping food products for longer without having to use any preservatives. Komo's meals have a 1-year frozen shelf life. Komo also sells ready-to-eat meals in Metro Vancouver through Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes.
For further information, please contact:
William White, President & CEO, Komo Plant Based Foods Inc.
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SOURCE: KOMO Plant Based Foods Inc.