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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.

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 …

LOMA LINDA’S PLANT-BASED PRODUCTS TO HIT 1,600 HEALTH FOOD STORES

NASHVILLE, N.C.–July 4th, 2019–

Global health foods brand Loma Linda has secured deals with four UK wholesalers to bring its plant-based ready meals and seafood alternative TUNO to independent stores nationwide.

Following demand for its sustainable products and listings with retailers such as Holland & Barratt and Planet Organic, the Loma Linda range will now also be stocked at wholesalers including: Tree of Life, The Health Store, Suma and Marigold.

The deals will see a select range of the Loma Linda products available at around 1,600 independent stores across the UK.

Loma Linda’s plant-based products provide tasty, sustainable, convenient and affordable meat-free options for both consumers who are actively looking to reduce their animal protein consumption as well as vegans and vegetarians.

Made with natural plant-based ingredients, Loma Linda’s TUNO, is a protein-rich, gluten-free food which recreates the light, flaky texture of seafood and is completely fish-free.

TUNO has been created in collaboration with seafood …

Atlantic Natural Foods Propels Its Award-Winning Plant-Based Protein Products to Australia, United Kingdom

NASHVILLE, N.C.–May 30, 2019–

One of the world’s leading producers of plant-based protein products, Atlantic Natural Foods (ANF), announced today that it has formalized its distribution agreement with Freedom Foods Group Limited of Australia to market and distribute its healthy and sustainable Loma Linda® meal solution products throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Freedom Foods is a leading global health food company that has a mission of “making food better” by making great tasting, high quality, healthy foods and beverages for Australia and beyond.

The announcement comes just days after one of the UK’s top five supermarkets, Morrisons, became the first major retailer in the United Kingdom to stock TUNO, the brand’s plant-based, canned seafood alternative.

“Globally, more than 18,000 stores throughout the world carry our products,” said ANF founder James Douglas Hines. “We are excited to offer a healthy and sustainable protein that is desperately needed to feed future generations…and one that tastes great, too. …

CATCH OF THE DAY: MORRISONS LAUNCHES PLANT-BASED ALTERNATIVE TO TUNA

First UK supermarket to offer new plant-based range

One of the UK’s top four supermarkets, Morrisons, will become the first major retailer to stock global brand Loma Linda’s seafood alternative TUNO.

Made with natural plant-based ingredients, this protein-rich, gluten-free food features the light, flaky texture of seafood and is completely fish-free.

TUNO has been created in collaboration with seafood industry experts from around the world to help address the growing crisis of global fish stocks being overfished and depleted.

The product offers a delicious, ocean-safe product, with around 100 calories or less per serving, which can be enjoyed as a snack, sandwich filler or salad topping.

Shoppers can choose from flavours including: Spring Water, TUNO Mayo (made with vegan mayonnaise), Lemon Pepper, Sweet Chilli, all of which will be available in 142g cans, together with 85g on-the-go pouches covering the additional flavour of Sesame Ginger.

Andrew Wilson, Morrisons Tuna Buyer said: “We have listened to …

TUNO™ Ignites Conversation Around Sustainable Living Proclaiming April 30 “World TUNO Day”

Plant-Based Food Creator Atlantic Natural Foods Continues to Challenge Global Seafood Industry, Looks to A Better Future for the Planet

NASHVILLE, N.C., April 25, 2019 — With a long-term goal of helping the world to feed 9 plus billion people by the year 2050, Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF), a leading manufacturer of better-for-you, plant-based, shelf-stable foods, today announced the company will celebrate its own inaugural World TUNO™ Day on Tuesday, April 30. This date, planned two days ahead of the UN’s World Tuna Day (May 2), is a symbolic gesture to encourage consumers to eat more sustainably on April 30 and all year long, bringing awareness to the long-term need to create alternative protein sources while also promoting the health-supporting, life-affirming benefits of plant-based eating while saving our oceans.

According to J. Douglas Hines, ANF founder and chairman and a former seafood industry executive with a rich decades-long history in the global tuna industry, seafood is not in endless supply. If the …

Atlantic Natural Foods Opens Doors to Facility in Eastern North Carolina

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Atlantic Natural Foods Opens Doors to Facility in Eastern North Carolina
Dignitaries from across the state convene in Nashville, NC to celebrate growth and innovation in plant-based protein
Nashville, NC— Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF) has officially commissioned their principal plant in Nashville, NC following consolidation of four separate operations. Nashville Mayor Donald Street was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by representatives of Governor Cooper, Congressman Walter Jones Jr., U.S. Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, members of the chamber of commerce, dignitaries from across North Carolina and the members of The Adventist Distributor AFDA who had travelled from across the country to attend.
The ceremony marked the opening of the facility after a $1.4 Million update that combined multiple operations under one roof. The consolidation marks the completion of the first of four phases of development that ANF expects to bring over 100 jobs to the …

Atlantic Natural Foods Announces $1.4MM Investment in Eastern North Carolina

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Atlantic Natural Foods Announces $1.4MM Investment in Eastern North Carolina
Will consolidate operations at existing Nashville, NC facility
Nashville, NC— Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF) today announced that it will be consolidating two of its facilities, bringing warehousing, and label and casing operations from their Rocky Mount, NC facility into their principal plant in Nashville, NC.
The consolidation will take place in November 2017 and will reduce operational costs through increased efficiencies. The company’s principals will invest $1.4 Million during the process to upgrade equipment and merge administrative offices that service their Loma Linda, Kaffree Roma, and neat brands.
ANF may further consolidate, moving its neat operations to the Nashville facility. The company will complete its review of that move in the next few weeks which could bring additional jobs to the area as well as create further efficiencies.
“We are proud to have been part of the Rocky Mount …

Atlantic Natural Foods Donates $150,000 of Loma Linda Food to Hurricane Victims in the Southeast

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September 16, 2017
Atlantic Natural Foods Donates $150,000 of Loma Linda Food to Hurricane Victims in the Southeast
NASHVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC, (ANF) today announced it will provide relief to the great people of South Texas and Florida dealing with the tragedy and aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The leading producer of shelf-stable plant-based protein will be donating $150,000 of its iconic Loma Linda vegetarian products.
The Loma Linda brand has a long, rich history of providing vegetable based proteins to health-conscious individuals. The Seventh-day Adventist community has long been part of that history and is contributing to the current relief efforts by providing Atlantic Natural Foods with key distribution points in affected areas.

To undertake this initiative, Atlantic Natural Foods is partnering with Clark Distributing in Hendersonville, TN who is working closely with the Texas Conference leadership and Adventist Book Center (ABC) stores under the supervision of Manager Mickey Johnson …