CHICAGO — Greenleaf Foods, SPC, a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. comprising the Lightlife Foods and Field Roast brands, has opened a sales channel with Dot Foods, the largest food service redistribution company in the United States.
Beginning May 15, Lightlife and Field Roast products will be available to Dot Food’s 4,500 distribution customers in the food service, retail and convenience segments. Dot Foods operates 11 distribution centers across the United States and employs 5,700.
Lightlife Foods manufactures more than 30 products, including plant-based tempeh, hot dogs, breakfast foods and burgers, at its facility in Turner Falls, Mass. The brand earlier this week announced the retail launch of its Lightlife Burger and Lightlife Ground plant-based meat products this summer.
Lightlife products available through Dot Foods will include Lightlife’s recently launched Lightlife Burger, Italian Smart Ground, Original Smart Ground, Smokey Tempeh, Organic Soy Tempeh, Smart Dogs (Jumbo), and Gimme Lean Sausage.
Field Roast produces premium grain-based meat products, including fresh and frozen roasts and loaves, sausages and frankfurters, burgers, deli slices and appetizers under the Field Roast brand, and vegan cheese slices and entrees under the Chao brand. The Field Roast products available through Dot Foods will include Apple Sage Sausage, Frankfurter, Italian Sausage, Chao Creamy Original Slices, FieldBurger, Mexican Chipotle Sausage, Porcini Dijon Cutlet and Coconut Breaded Cutlet.
“Our brands have earned a loyal fanbase through uncompromising taste and cutting-edge innovation,” said Dan Curtin, president of Greenleaf Foods. “As more consumers enter the plant-based category, we want to ensure they can find our products everywhere. Dot Foods offers the scale, reach and trusted relationships to help us fulfill that goal.”
Maple Leaf Foods launched Greenleaf Foods in October 2018, combining the Field Roast brand it acquired in December 2017 and the Lightlife Foods brand it acquired in March 2017 to create a new plant-based food company.