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An Award Winning Local Food Distribution Company
What is 100km Foods Inc.?
An award winning local food distribution company founded in
2008.

A dedicated sales, marketing ...
Demand for Local Food

The Demand Shift

•Freshness
•Taste
•Quality
•Known Origin
•Supporting Local Farmers
•Preserving Ge...
Consumers are looking for more local
food.
Organizations are supporting and
promoting the purchase of local food.

Chefs, ...
This is not a fad.
The Challenges with
Institutional Procurement
Distribution

Food Safety Requirements

Approved Vendors

Organizational Buy...
The Challenge of
Distribution for Small and
Medium Farms
Most farmers don’t
want to do it

Large distributors are
not set ...
The 100km Foods Inc.
Model
Full Service
Distribution for
Small and Medium
Farms

Dedicated Sales
and Marketing

100km
Food...
The Opportunities with
Institutional Procurement
Volume
Potential

Strengthen
Local
Economy

Staff
Engagement

Local
Food
...
The Bottom Line

•Great potential for local food in institutions

•Future legislation outlining public
institution purchas...
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100km Foods Inc.

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Speaker: Paul Sawtell
Session: Distributors: The Key to Institutional Local Food Procurement

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  1. 1. An Award Winning Local Food Distribution Company
  2. 2. What is 100km Foods Inc.? An award winning local food distribution company founded in 2008. A dedicated sales, marketing and distribution channel for Ontario producers to access over 200 restaurants, institutions, hotels and small retailers A single channel through which customer (restaurants, institutions, hotels etc.) can access products from over 50 Ontario producers, through a single ordering, invoicing and delivery system
  3. 3. Demand for Local Food The Demand Shift •Freshness •Taste •Quality •Known Origin •Supporting Local Farmers •Preserving Genetic Diversity •Environmental Benefits •Nutritional Value Time
  4. 4. Consumers are looking for more local food. Organizations are supporting and promoting the purchase of local food. Chefs, retailers and institutions are trying to respond to the demand.
  5. 5. This is not a fad.
  6. 6. The Challenges with Institutional Procurement Distribution Food Safety Requirements Approved Vendors Organizational Buy In Reliability/Consistency/Seasonality Convenience Cost
  7. 7. The Challenge of Distribution for Small and Medium Farms Most farmers don’t want to do it Large distributors are not set up to work with small producers Farmers want to stay on their land and farm Farmers may lack the resources/skill set/interest in doing their own sales and marketing
  8. 8. The 100km Foods Inc. Model Full Service Distribution for Small and Medium Farms Dedicated Sales and Marketing 100km Foods Inc. Single channel to access many farms Convenient, Transparent and Reliable
  9. 9. The Opportunities with Institutional Procurement Volume Potential Strengthen Local Economy Staff Engagement Local Food Publicity Environmental Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations Direct Relationships
  10. 10. The Bottom Line •Great potential for local food in institutions •Future legislation outlining public institution purchasing requirements •Challenges need to be overcome •Open, transparent and honest
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