On April 24th, Pangea made an exciting announcement regarding its strategic partnership with Glory Organic Juice Company Inc. and Glory Juice Co. Vancouver Ltd. Under the terms of this agreement, Pangea has successfully acquired all the issued and outstanding shares of Glory Juice, thereby making both Glory Juice entities wholly owned subsidiaries of Pangea.
Pangea’s wholly owned subsidiary, Glory Juice Co., has made remarkable progress, currently operating four locations. This subsidiary is poised for further expansion throughout British Columbia and Canada, with plans for new product launches and substantial operational growth anticipated in the years 2023-2024.
Glory Juice Co. was originally founded with a vision centered on supporting and nourishing the body, mind, and local community through the creation of organic, locally sourced, nutrient-rich foods. It has gained recognition for its exceptional lineup of 100% organic offerings, including cold-pressed juices, ready-to-blend smoothies, nut and seed mylks, wellness shots, and preservative-free plant-based foods.
This collaboration marks the introduction of Glory Market, a pivotal chapter in the company’s journey. This development coincides with Pangea Natural Foods Inc.’s recent acquisition of Glory Juice Co., a plant-based food manufacturing company boasting a robust distribution network spanning North America. This strategic partnership signifies Pangea’s growth and diversification into a broader market that will cater to a wider range of dietary preferences, including carnivorous, pescatarian, and vegetarian options, alongside its signature vegan offerings.
Glory Market’s mission is to promote dietary inclusivity by accommodating diverse food preferences and requirements while maintaining its commitment to offering signature vegan menu items. This expanded product range will include an array of nutrient-dense grab-and-go options, such as wholesome salads, energizing rice bowls, high-protein meals, and nutritious snacks. Each item will be meticulously prepared and packaged to ensure the highest quality and freshness, all while emphasizing the importance of nutrition.
Glory Juice Co.’s CEO, Pratap Sandhu, articulated the significance of this rebranding, emphasizing the company’s unwavering dedication to making health and wellness accessible to all. This strategic expansion into Glory Market aims to create inviting and convenient spaces in new communities, encouraging consumers to make healthier choices.
Glory Juice Co. has been a prominent presence for over nine years, with additional retail locations in key Vancouver neighborhoods, including Coal Harbor, Olympic Village, and Yaletown. Furthermore, Glory Juice has established partnerships with various retail outlets across the lower mainland, providing consumers with convenient access to its range of 100% organic, cold-pressed juices. Glory Market White Rock serves as the first of many planned locations as the company seeks to extend its reach into new communities.
Pangea Co-Packing Operations:
On June 20th, 2023, Pangea unveiled its new co-packing services designed to cater to third-party food and beverage companies in both Canada and the United States. This strategic expansion aligns with Pangea Natural Foods’ commitment to supporting industry growth and success by offering a comprehensive suite of solutions.
Pratap Sandhu, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Pangea Natural Foods, expressed excitement about this new business venture and the support it offers to smaller businesses in meeting their co-packing needs. Pangea not only offers co-packing services but also upholds the highest standards in food quality.
Pangea Natural Foods, equipped with a state-of-the-art facility, possesses the capability to tailor its production line to accommodate a wide range of product specifications. By availing themselves of these services, companies can focus on expanding their brands and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards while enjoying cost savings on packaging, equipment, labor, and logistics.
Pangea Natural Foods’ co-packing services bring numerous advantages to third-party companies:
1. Tailored Production Line: Pangea can customize the production process to meet specific product requirements, ensuring the highest quality standards are maintained while preserving product integrity and consistency.
2. Regulatory Compliance: Pangea adheres rigorously to industry regulations and quality control protocols, assuring partners that their products meet all necessary regulatory standards.
3. Cost Savings: Companies can achieve substantial savings on packaging, equipment, labor, and logistics expenses through co-packing. Pangea Natural Foods’ efficient production processes and economies of scale result in significant cost reductions for partners.
4. Scalability: Pangea Natural Foods enables businesses to quickly and efficiently scale production capacity, allowing them to adapt to fluctuating market demands and seize growth opportunities.
Pangea Natural Foods looks forward to a promising future for its co-packing services and anticipates mutually beneficial collaborations with third-party food and beverage companies in British Columbia and across Canada.
Brand Ambassadors and Management:
In a strategic move, Pangea engaged Vancouver Canucks Hockey Team Captain and star defenseman Quinn Hughes as a brand ambassador. Quinn Hughes, known for his impressive performance and contributions to the team, embodies Pangea’s commitment to promoting a healthy and natural lifestyle.
Additionally, Mr. Louie has joined the company’s executive team and will provide support to Pratap Sandhu, the CEO of the company. This expansion of the executive leadership team aims to strengthen Pangea’s market position, expand its retail presence, enhance its supply chain and manufacturing practices, and continue leveraging its proprietary production processes to introduce innovative products.
Mr. Louie brings over a decade of marketing experience to the company, having co-founded AntiSocial Media Solutions, a digital marketing agency with a global presence. During his tenure, the agency executed integrated digital campaigns across various industries, working with renowned clients such as Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Fairmont, Netflix, Subway, Cheetos, and Riot Games, among others. His addition to the Pangea team is aligned with the company’s focus on establishing a culture of marketing excellence.
On February 28th, 2023, Pangea engaged Jordan Melville to provide consulting and advisory services related to franchising and food. This strategic addition to the team follows the appointment of Daryl Louie as Chief Marketing Officer earlier in the year.
Pratap Sandhu, CEO of Pangea, expressed the company’s commitment to strengthening its team as it continues to grow and evolve as a publicly listed company. Jordan Melville, with extensive experience in food manufacturing, distribution, and franchising, brings valuable expertise to support Pangea’s growth plans for 2023.
Pangea Natural Products and New Offerings:
In recent years, Pangea has introduced several exciting and unique products, including its Pangea Chikken Nuggets, a high-protein vegan meat alternative. These Chikken Nuggets are formulated with three types of pea protein and are free from GMO ingredients, fillers, antibiotics, hormones, and bioengineered components. The product’s launch aligns with the significant growth witnessed in the global vegan food market, which is projected to continue its upward trajectory.
Pangea’s Chikken Nuggets offer a delectable and nutritious meat alternative, boasting great taste, health benefits, and 21 grams of protein per nugget. This product expansion exemplifies Pangea’s commitment to providing innovative and sustainable options to consumers.
Pangea’s product portfolio also includes signature offerings like the Pangea Plant-Based Patties, Old Fashioned Ghee, and Munchie Mix. These products are available on the company’s website and in over 250 prominent national retail food stores across Canada and the United States.
For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.pangeafood.com.