Vancouver, BC – August 11, 2020 – The Very Good Food Company Inc. (CSE: VERY) (OTCPK: VRYYF) (FSE: 0SI) (“VGFC” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with three third party logistics providers (“3PL“) to increase shipping speed and reduce associated costs for its ecommerce store orders. The Company has also made improvements to its Victoria facility to increase throughput and position the facility for a near-term ramp up in production.
Third Party Logistics Providers
The Company has signed agreements with three strategically located third party logistics providers in North America. The new distribution hubs are expected to substantially reduce shipping costs, while also significantly improving speed of delivery to customers. The 3PL facilities are located in Ontario and on both U.S. coasts, with capabilities of reaching anywhere in North America in 2-3 days via ground transportation.
CEO Mitchell Scott stated: “The 3PL hubs were the next critical step in building our ecommerce business to be truly scalable. Previously, all shipping was centralized out of our Victoria facility, which delayed shipping times for customers and required cost-intensive air mail.”
Production Capacity Increase
With increasing demand and the current backlog in orders, increasing production out of the Victoria facility has been a high priority item for the Company. As a result of continuous optimization of scheduling, labour and supply chain planning, production at the Victoria facility has stabilized at approximately 8,100 lbs per week and the Company is working to further increase capacity in the next few months with the goal of reaching up to 19,841 lbs per week.
The Company currently anticipates that construction at its proposed Vancouver facility will commence before the end of this year, and when complete will provide a significant increase in production capability. While the new facility is under construction, the Victoria facility will undergo further capacity improvements including through the use of new equipment currently being sourced by the Company, to provide near-term production increases.
About The Very Good Food Company
The Very Good Food Company Inc. is an emerging plant-based food technology company that designs, develops, produces, distributes and sells a variety of plant-based meat and other food alternatives. Our mission is to employ plant-based food technology to create products that are delicious while maintaining a wholesome nutritional profile. To date we have developed a core product line under The Very Good Butchers brand.
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