Maple Leaf Foods’ plant-based brands partner with Dot Foods


By Rebekah Schouten, Food Business News



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...