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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 …

Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC to Drop Further Action Against Diversified Communications, LP

Nashville, N.C. (February 11, 2020)—Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF), owner of the iconic Loma Linda ® brand of TUNO™, announced today the company will cease further action against Diversified Communications, LP around the denial of its request to exhibit at the upcoming Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America. Previously, ANF requested attendance at the Expo to exhibit TUNO, a plant-based protein alternative containing ocean-based materials like seaweed, algae and other proprietary ocean proteins, yet was denied with the comment that the show is restricted to seafood producers.

The company requested that Diversified Communications reconsider on the grounds that TUNO is not only made of ocean-based ingredients but also is currently developing applications for traditional seafood, but was repeatedly denied. In response to a subsequent request to see the show producer’s policy for evaluating exhibitors, today, ANF received a formal response from a Diversified Communications representative stating that the organization …

Stop Blaming Your Problems on Plant-Based Seafood

“There are a lot of crises facing the aquaculture and fisheries sectors around the globe. Plant-based seafood isn’t one of them.” BIG thanks to IntraFish for spreading the word about our seafood alternative, TUNO and bringing awareness to the exclusion of TUNO exhibiting at the Seafood Expo in Boston in March.

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Atlantic Natural Foods Celebrates 10-Year Milestone in Eastern North Carolina with a Number of New Initiatives

Leading pioneer of plant-based better-for-you foods experiences unprecedented growth in 2019, looks forward to 2020

NASHVILLE, N.C., Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

Atlantic Natural Foods (ANF), announced today that it is honoring its 10 year anniversary in Nash County, North Carolina by celebrating the company’s legacy with a joint holiday party and anniversary celebration tonight, Thursday, December 19, at the Benvenue Country Club. Mayor Brenda Brown of Nashville (the original Nashville and the home of Governor Roy Cooper) will speak at the event demonstrating her continued support to this vital, but silent, contributor to the Eastern North Carolina community. Other local and state leaders, as well as key stakeholders who have played an integral role in contributing to ANF’s double digit growth over the past decade, have also been invited to this momentous event.

As one of the largest commercial employers in the city, ANF has quietly transformed into a global leader in the plant-based and functional foods categories. Today, the company sells products in 20,000 stores across …

Atlantic Natural Foods Gains New Distribution, Realizes Continued Growth

Company’s 100+-year old Loma Linda brand will be at all Costco stores in January, expand distribution at Walmart and Target, and head to ALDI in US and UK in early 2020

NASHVILLE, N.C., Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Atlantic Natural Foods, leading manufacturer of better-for-you, plant-based, shelf-stable foods, announced that it is debuting its top-selling and award-winning plant-based Chipotle Bowl Meal Solution – a shelf-stable, sustainable and convenient complete meal that boasts delicious flavor yet can be prepared in just 60 seconds – at more than 500 Costco stores throughout North America. 2020 Costco growth includes Western Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and even Iceland. Created for plant-based eaters and flexitarians alike, this portable pouch, developed under the Loma Linda® brand, is available at an affordable price point ($13.99/6 meals). After several market tests, sales of the product exceeded traditional grocery products – not just those in the plant-based sector – by as much as 50 percent of the established …

Forbes – Vegan Tuna Provides An Ocean Sustainability Solution

TUNO is trying to disrupt the $120 billion seafood industry with a plant-based alternative. TUNO’s founder Doug Hines, who was a former seafood industry executive and COO at Bumble Bee, shared more in a recent interview. You can check out that full interview by clicking here.

Vegan Tuna Provides An Ocean Sustainability Solution

Press Statement from J. Douglas Hines

September 26, 2019

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Press Statement from J. Douglas Hines

SAN DIEGO – J. Douglas Hines, Chairman and General Partner of Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC., the leading shelf stable producer of plant-based protein alternatives, released yesterday the following statement in response to the Intrafish editorial, “Imitation seafood causes a bigger threat than you think.”

“As a leader in the in the global seafood industry for more than 40 years, I have witnessed more than most in today’s seafood world. Over the decades, our oceans have been abused by rampant IUU fishing, social responsibilities ignored, vessels appearing to misreport catches, trash piles on the high seas that vessels have to steam around, occasional corruption, quality degradation with triopoly phosphates in shrimp, ‘smoked’ tuna by adding sodium nitrates, glazing, and in some products more additives than you can add up.”

“The author is correct, there is no ‘fake fish’—imitation shrimp, salmon, or …