Industry News | December 21, 2009

Organic Meat Processor, Sysco Agree to Distribution Deal

Coleman Natural Foods, processor of prepared, natural, organic, and free-range poultry, beef, and pork products, entered into an exclusive National Brand program agreement with foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation.

John Bogert, Coleman’s chief operating officer, announced that the arrangement covers a variety of Coleman’s All Natural and Organic chicken and beef products, which are targeted at fast-casual and casual dining establishments.

Sysco will distribute Coleman’s fully cooked, All Natural burgers, hot dogs, cooked chicken fillets, breaded chicken items, organic nuggets and strips, and IQF boneless skinless chicken breast fillets.

All Coleman Natural Foods’ products are antibiotic-free (ABF) and contain no nitrates/nitrites or other chemical preservatives, MSG, fillers, antibiotics, hormones, or preservatives of any kind. Coleman breeds are humanely raised and processed, sustainably farmed, and fed 100 percent vegetarian diets and no animal byproducts.

“We are excited to partner on this exclusive National Brand program with Coleman Natural Foods, a company whose fresh and frozen natural, antibiotic-free, and sustainable grown products are completely in line with today’s consumer preferences,” says Sysco’s BSCC Sourcing-Poultry product manager, Scott Gates.

“Partnering with Sysco on an exclusive basis is a great win for Coleman,” Bogert says. “We are committed to growing the All Natural and Organic meat category together with Sysco, based on increased demand from consumers for our products in when eating out.”

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