We are excited to announce that Gathering Place is now partnering with a new distributor – the well-established and well-respected Left Coast Naturals of Burnaby, BC!
Left Coast Naturals is an organic and natural food manufacturer and distributor. They’ve been in business for the last 28 years and were the first distributor in North America to have a formal non-GMO policy. The company will be distributing Gathering Place spices in bulk to grocery, specialty, and natural food stores across Western Canada.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Left Coast Naturals,” says Gathering Place CEO Lovena Harvey, “and so excited to join forces in the offering of high quality, organic, non-GMO bulk food to Canadian consumers.”
It’s an excellent fit. Left Coast Naturals’ expertise in manufacturing and distribution combined with Gathering Place’s direct product sourcing will provide an organized and efficient distribution of ethically-sourced, certified organic, bulk spices to a wide variety of shops, including independent and chain grocery stores, natural food stores, produce stores, specialty stores, and food service outlets.
“More and more people want to know where their food is coming from,” says Bulk Brand Manager at Left Coast Naturals, Luanne Svetelj. “And they also want to know if it’s been responsibly sourced. This partnership is founded in food chain transparency and ensuring that consumers who want to know where their food is coming from can easily get that information.”
To that end, each of the bulk labels that have been created for the Gathering Place spices has a QR code that customers can scan to find out more. Information such as what part of the world the product is grown, who Gathering Place is partnering with in that region, plus the organic certifying body is available at the click of a button. There’s even a recipe featuring the product and teaching people how to use it!
Luanne adds that many customers are turning to bulk purchases in order to lessen their carbon footprint. “There are less stops and less travelling with direct product sourcing. And on top of that, even less waste when stores are able to allow their customers to bring their own refillable container.”
If you are a consumer who would like to learn more about where Gathering Place spices will be offered in bulk, or a store that would like to carry organic bulk spices, reach out to Luanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Left Coast Naturals is offering stores an innovative and complete “Bulk Spice Sales Kit” that will provide you with all you need to set up a bulk spice section in your store!