Temple Lifestyle expands Canadian presence with new partnership in the natural food channel

The Company today announced the appointment of Indigo Natural Products Management to represent Buddha Brands in the natural food channel across Canada.
 
 
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MONTREAL, Quebec - Nov. 28, 2018 - PRLog -- Temple Lifestyle Brands ("Temple Lifestyle" or "the Company") markets and sells under the Buddha Brands portfolio, one of Canada's leading coconut-based brands, which includes Thirsty Buddha® coconut water, Hungry Buddha® coconut snacks, and Healthy Buddha™ coconut vinegar and nectar. The Company today announced the appointment of Indigo Natural Products Management to represent Buddha Brands in the natural food channel across Canada, effective December 1, 2018.

"Thirsty Buddha coconut water is the fastest growing brand in the category in Canada and we have brought a ton of innovation to the segment with our Sparkling coconut water. We know that a strong and sustained in-store presence is one of the keys to continued growth across our product segments and we are committed to becoming the biggest coconut water and snack brand in Canada. There is amazing potential for mission-based brands that are innovating and disrupting their categories," says Greg Dobbin, Director of Canadian Sales.

"We are well positioned to capitalize within the ever-expanding natural and organic channel. Through our new Indigo partnership, we will continue to drive category growth in Canada and bring our great brands to even more consumers across the country through expanded retailer sets," Dobbin continued.

Winner of prestigious UGI award

The laser focus on in-store execution has not gone unnoticed in the industry. At a recent UGI dinner held on October 25, 2018, Temple Lifestyle was recognized by United Grocers Inc.  The company noted that the 6 winners of the evening's awards all embodied the spirit and theme of connections.

The following six awards were handed out at the event:

·       Best Grocery Supplier 2018: PepsiCo/Frito Lay Canada

·       Best Grocery Innovation/Innovative Program 2018: Tree of Life Canada Inc.

·       Best Fresh Department Supplier 2018: Maple Leaf Foods

·       Best Equipment and Services Supplier 2018: DIGI Canada Inc.

·       Best Private Label Supplier 2018: Golden Boy Foods Ltd.

·       Special Program/Products Specific to UGI Members: Temple Lifestyle

Mr. Dobbin commented: "We could not be prouder of this award, which reflects our entire team's commitment to retailer partnerships, in-store impact and making a difference with every visit to every store.  We thank UGI, and all of their members, for this honour."

About Temple Lifestyle Brands

Temple Lifestyle offers Natural, Sustainable, Better-for-You Snacks & Beverages. The founders of Temple Lifestyle share a vision and passion for leading an active, healthy lifestyle, and encourage others to do the same, one healthy choice at a time. Founded in 2010, Temple Lifestyle has offices in Montreal and Toronto, as well as distribution centres throughout Canada and the US. Their products are sold in over 15,000 premium retail locations across North America and Europe.

About Buddha Brands Company

Buddha Brands Company by Temple Lifestyle believes that using multiple parts of the coconut is a sustainable approach that can maximize the usefulness of the fruit. From coconut water, chips and coconut jerky to coconut vinegar and coconut nectar, we developed "The Coconut Initiative" as a means of connecting coconut lovers through our sustainability efforts.

Through careful sourcing of the finest coconuts from Southeast Asia, Buddha Brands Company believes that health and balance extend to the planet itself, which is why 1% of annual sales are donated to environmental and sustainable charities through 1% for the Planet.

About Indigo Natural Products Management

Indigo Natural Products Management is Canada's premier Natural products broker, providing complete representation of Natural and Organic products to the Retail Trade in Canada.  Their strength is their passion and commitment to the brands they represent, and they take great pride in offering unparalleled service to Natural product manufacturers.  With over 25 years of experience servicing the Canadian trade, Indigo takes great pride in their heritage and are relentlessly focused on driving growth for the outstanding roster of brands they represent.  Indigo operates through a Sales network across Canada, with corporate offices in both Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area.

www.templelifestyle.com

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