Plant - Based Provider Poised for Global Distribution
November 12, 2020, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations – Vancouver-based food manufacturer, Big Mountain Foods, announces its expansion into a 70,000 sq. ft. facility to scale up its production capacity by 2021, and compete with other global plant-based brands.
Founded by mother-daughter duo Kimberly Chamberland and Jasmine Byrne, Big Mountain Foods recently began distributing to Kroger, the largest American supermarket by revenue, which provided the momentum for their expansion. At the same time, they launched four new “Veggie Links” products across Canada and the USA. All nine Big Mountain Foods products are gluten, nut, and soy-free, certified vegan, and non-GMO verified.
“I am so proud of the expansion Big Mountain has undergone to get to this point and we are ready to move forward into a larger facility with the top talent in place to execute our product outreach strategy across the USA, Canada, and Asia over the next five years,” says Kimberly Chamberland, President of Big Mountain Foods. Over the course of two years, the company also underwent an extensive rebrand of their products. Their packaging now includes 40 percent less plastic and 25 percent less cardboard to reduce their carbon footprint. By 2025, the company plans to run a zero-waste facility.
Big Mountain Foods is also focusing on its people and putting together a diverse team to support the rapid growth. Jasmine Byrne continues: “With new innovation and brands entering the plantbased space, we’re ready to expand our capacity and execute our vision to be the leader in clean eating while continuing to innovate allergen-free, clean-label products with ingredients our customers know and love.”
About the company: Kimberly Chamberland founded Big Mountain Foods in 1987. The company has always been committed to product innovation while remaining true to their core values of creating food that they would proudly serve their own families. Products are sold fresh and can be found in over 6,000 retailer locations such as Whole Foods, Save on Foods, Loblaws, Sobeys, Safeway, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, Ralphs, QFC, Fred Myer, Kroger and WinCo. Big Mountain Foods remains family-owned and operated and has taken on no investors since its inception. www.bigmountainfoods.com