The Very Good Food Company Partners with 3PL Logistics Provider to Begin e-Commerce Sales in the UK
First e-Commerce Orders to Begin August 2021 through New UK Website
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 14, 2021) - The Very Good Food Company Inc. (TSXV: VERY) (OTCQB: VRYYF) (FSE: 0SI) ("VERY GOOD" or the "Company"), a leading plant-based food technology company, today announced a distribution partnership with Peter Green Chilled, a leading 3PL logistics provider in the UK and Europe, to support the Company's global expansion plans starting with an UK e-Commerce launch in August 2021.
Driven by its mission to meet demand beyond Canada and the U.S. and expand globally, VERY GOOD will be launching an UK e-Commerce platform in August and has selected Peter Green Chilled as its Importer of Record to help distribute the Company's delicious and wholesome plant-based products first in the UK, and then, Europe. Peter Green Chilled offers a full complement of 3PL logistics services including importing, customs clearance, warehousing and transportation of food products throughout the UK and Europe.
UK-based customers will soon be able to order VERY GOOD's well-known Butcher Boxes directly through its new UK e-Commerce website set to be launched in August. The Butcher Boxes include some of The Very Good Butchers' best plant-based sellers such as Very Good Pepperoni, The Very British Banger, The Very Good Burger and the Taco Stuff'er.
"We are excited to finally offer UK-based customers a range of The Very Good Butchers products via our UK e-Commerce launch this summer," said VERY GOOD's co-founder and CEO, Mitchell Scott. "Building on our strong e-Commerce channel in North America, we are entering into new markets with direct to consumer sales to build brand awareness; opening the door for expansion into retail and food service in the UK and Europe. The partnership with Peter Greene is a logical fit given their extensive experience and local expertise serving these markets and supports our global expansion efforts."
"At Peter Green Chilled, we pride ourselves on operating a nationwide next day delivery service for chilled, frozen and ambient food products," said Managing Director of Peter Green Chilled, Tom Binks. "We are excited to partner with The Very Good Food Company, adding to our trusted list of clients. Our mission is to provide our 3PL logistics services to support the Company's UK e-Commerce launch this August and its growth into additional European markets. With over 19,000 points of distribution throughout the UK and Europe, we are well-positioned to assist VERY GOOD's expansion goals."
About Peter Green Chilled
Peter Green Chilled operates a UK nationwide next day delivery network for chilled, frozen and ambient food products. Their services include storage and warehousing, UK and European transport, and UK customs services. Delivery points include food service, wholesalers, and retailers. https://www.petergreenchilled.co.uk/
About The Very Good Food Company Inc.
The Very Good Food Company Inc. is an emerging plant-based food technology company that produces nutritious and delicious plant-based meat and cheese products under VERY GOOD's core brands: The Very Good Butchers and The Very Good Cheese Co. www.verygoodfood.com
OUR MISSION IS LOFTY, BADASS BUT BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE: GET MILLIONS TO RETHINK THEIR FOOD CHOICES WHILE HELPING THEM DO THE WORLD A WORLD OF GOOD. BY OFFERING PLANT-BASED FOOD OPTIONS SO DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS, WE'RE HELPING THIS KIND OF DIET BECOME THE NORM.
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