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Atlantic Natural Foods to Donate 75,000 Meals to Food Banks throughout the U.S.

Leading manufacturer of plant-based foods kicks off nationwide effort in Raleigh, N.C., to help provide food to people in need this winter

NASHVILLE, N.C. (December 22, 2020) — Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF), the leading shelf-stable, plant-based manufacturer of award-winning Loma Linda® and TUNO™ brand foods, today announced the company will kick off a nationwide effort to help deliver relief for hungry families in need, starting today with 25,000 meals to be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C. in Raleigh, N.C. With an estimated 65 million Americans living in food insecure homes in the U.S. and seeking to avoid going hungry this winter season, the plant-based food manufacturer is joining fellow food companies and other organizations and individuals throughout the country who are responding to the hunger plight with in-kind donations.

“We are a small company, and we are all aware of families living paycheck to paycheck to provide for their loved ones, so it is important for us to lend …

Atlantic Natural Foods Joins Time To Vote Movement Ahead of 2020 U.S. Election

Leading manufacturer of plant-based foods urges natural products industry to participate, along with more than 700 companies nationwide, to commit to giving employees paid time off to vote.

NASHVILLE, NC (October 28, 2020) – Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF), the leading shelf-stable manufacturer of award-winning Loma Linda® and TUNO™ brands, is joining more than 700 companies for Time To Vote, a business-led, nonpartisan coalition that aims to increase voter participation in the U.S. elections. With voter turnout in the U.S. one of the lowest in the developed world and one of the most common reasons people give for not voting is that they are too busy with the demands of life and work, the company is committed to addressing this challenge by making Tuesday, November 3, a paid company holiday, offering dedicated paid time off for all its employees based in Nashville, NC, as well as Louisiana, Arizona, Idaho, Pennsylvania, …

Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC to Expand Plant-Based Meal Solutions and Ramp Up Production in U.S. and Thailand After Seeing 40 Percent YoY Growth

Hawaiian Bowl and Ultimate Vegetarian Chili to Debut at Costco Stores this Summer

NASHVILLE, N.C., May 21st, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF), leading manufacturer of shelf-stable, plant-based foods, announced today the company is preparing to launch two new shelf-stable, plant-based Meal Solutions—Hawaiian Bowl and Ultimate Vegetarian Chili—under its award-winning Loma Linda® brand. The new products were developed in collaboration with Costco and will start rolling out over the beginning of summer with the Hawaiian Bowl. Additionally, the company is increasing its production in its Joint Venture operation in Thailand with Pataya Food Group under Healthy Life Foods Co., Ltd., while enhancing production in its North Carolina facility to meet increased product demand.

“In 2016, we committed to bringing tasty, shelf-stable, better-for-you, portable foods to the world at a good value, and we’re pleased to experience a 40 percent sales increase year over year,” commented J. Douglas Hines, Atlantic Natural Foods chairman. “In seeing our strongest numbers to …

Fortune – Plant-Based Food Sales See Greatest Gains Yet as Meat Shortage Fears Grow

Plant-Based Food Sales See Greatest Gains Yet as Meat Shortage Fears Grow

With the meat processing industry in a tailspin amid Tyson and Smithfield plant closures owing to outbreaks of COVID-19, there is a potential nationwide meat shortage looming. This shortage, coupled with consumer uncertainty during this anxious time, has seemingly contributed to a surge in demand for plant-based alternatives. Big thanks to Fortune for spotlighting Loma Linda and many other plant-based brands!

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Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC Announces the Following Measures in Response to COVID-19

Leading manufacturer of plant-based foods puts forth safety measures, employee benefits

NASHVILLE, N.C., March 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF), the leading shelf-stable manufacturer of Loma Linda® and TUNO™ brands, today announced actions taken to ensure safety of its employees, stakeholders, customers and consumers in response to COVID-19.

Atlantic Natural Foods has been observing COVID-19 and preparing for all circumstances and has instituted the following measures to address the current situation. The Company places the safety and well-being of its management, employees, colleagues, stakeholders, suppliers, customers, consumers and families as the highest priority as we continue to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

As the shelf-stable leader, the Company understands its products are important for providing for those in need during this period and take this need seriously. Its first commitment will remain toward its existing customer base and plant-based consumers. Instruction has been given to ANF’s factories to “gear up” to full production of critical …

A Note to Our Seventh-day Adventist Community

Press Statement for release to Seventh-day Adventist Publications, AFDA Distributors, email addresses, etc. from Douglas Hines, Chairman of Atlantic Natural Foods, Loma Linda 

For the past several weeks we have been monitoring the global crisis with the Coronavirus and preparing for these days. During these weeks, I have continually told our team that the time is coming when we will go through this period of social distancing – and perhaps have to suspend church services. That time has now come. 

We are aware of the awesome responsibility Atlantic Natural Foods has to provide traditional food to the Adventist community and now it’s even more important than ever to work closely with AFDA distributors, ABC Stores, local congregations, and individual members. 

We are now working with senior AFDA leaders and the ABCs to establish how we will deliver product to you in the event Camp is cancelled. Once this is finalized, you will be advised on how this will be managed.  

Further, in order to support the community, we are working with our AFDA and the ABC stores on an incremental coupon to “Prepare to Stock the Pantry” which hopefully will help during …