25 Nov 2016

Celebrating our 40th anniversary

    Interview with Alex Robinson, Partner with Dealers Ingredients

    Canadian company Dealers Ingredients is proud to be celebrating 40 years of supplying quality, natural ingredients to food manufacturers and processors across Canada in all sectors of the food industry including bakery, meat, beverages, soups, sauces, snacks, and confectionery.

    We had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Robinson, one of the partners who were instrumental in helping Dealers become what it is today. Below, are some of the key highlights from that meeting.

    “In 1976, Dealers Ingredients started as a distributor of dairy products and continues to this date. Over time the company had gone through several changes. I was fortunate enough to be asked to join Dealers on October 29, 1984 to help them expand their distribution of dairy products in Canada. In the mid 1990’s, Dealers Ingredients expanded to become the official Canadian distributor of the Butter Buds line, a functional dairy concentrate and natural flavour alternative. Last year, the company celebrated Butter Buds’ twentieth year in Canada. During the 90’s Dealers built a very strong reputation as a key supplier of whey powder in Canada through their ability to secure large and consistent inventory contracts from many of the large manufacturers within Canada. Up until 2001, Dealers was actually called Dealers Dairy Canada Ltd. when I spearheaded the name change to Dealers Ingredients reflecting the shift occurring within the marketplace and Dealers towards value-added, branded ingredients. In 2013, Dealers Ingredients acquired the Canadian distribution rights for OneGrain, a unique salt reduction solution from AKZONOBEL of the Netherlands.
    In terms of revamping our facilities, in 2014 we completed the construction of a test kitchen facility and presentation room at our head office enabling us to create and consult on product development concepts as well as have the ability to conduct customized customer presentations. Up until 2014, we were strictly an ingredient distributor for the Canadian marketplace. However, in 2015, Dealers Ingredients evolved further to focus on the development and distribution of their own products as well as providing product development expertise. The start of this change occurred with the recent introduction of the award-winning PROFI line of products. PROFI Pro is a high protein plant-based composite (HPPC). PROFI Bake is a high protein plant-based composite HPPC with added fiber and designed specifically for the bakery industry. PROFI is also available for International shipping. This year, Dealers Ingredients was the proud recipient of the 2016 DUX Ingredients and Technology award for PROFI and was also the Finalist in the Specialty Products Category of CTAQ 2016 Food Innovation Award with the improved PROFI Pro and improved PROFI Bake ingredient products.
    Although, the transition from dairy to other categories was planned, it happened relatively fast to match the recent changes within the marketplace by consumer’s increased demand for healthier, plant-based proteins and fibers. With the report by World Health Organization (WHO) indicating that the consumption of prepared and cured meat products were found to be “carcinogenic to humans”, we expect that this will create even more demand for products containing plant-based proteins.
    As an innovative company, plans are in place for many more initiatives and we look forward to sharing them with all our current and new customers in the very near future.” said Alex Robinson, Partner, Dealers Ingredients Inc.

    We would like to thank Alex Robinson for taking the time to meet with us and share some of the history of Dealers Ingredients Inc.

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    25 Nov 2016

    Dealers to speak at 5th Annual Canadian Food & Drink Summit in November

      Dealers Ingredients will be speaking at the upcoming the upcoming 5th Annual Canadian Food & Drink Summit (Monday, Nov 28 to Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016) by the Conference Board of Canada being held in Toronto, Ontario

      On Day 2 of the summit, Jerry Hanus, Dealers Ingredients Technical Sales Representative will be speaking about Dealers Ingredients experience as one of the contest winners of the 2016 Quebec’s DUX Program, Eating and Living Better event.
      Click here for more information on this event and the agenda.

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      18 Oct 2016

      Did you know that October 16 was World Food Day?

        With this year’s theme “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.”, Chef Michael Smith appealed to all Canadians to support this day and beyond by “taking a climate-friendly approach to food and eating more pulses”
        Check out the article on “Eating Pulses is a great way to show your support for World Food Day”

        Did you know that PROFI contains pulses?
        PROFI, a unique blend of pea and lentil proteins as well as chickpea powder and other plant-based ingredients, makes it very easy for any manufacturer to help create nutritious, tasty vegan products that are high in protein and fiber. Contact us to learn more, receive a sample or recipes.

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        17 Oct 2016

        Upcoming Events

        WFIM Annual Network & Nibble Extravaganza

        DATE: November 3rd, 2016
        LOCATION: Mississauga, Ontario
        Dealers Ingredients is pleased to be participating in Women in Food Industry Management (WFIM) 2nd annual network & nibble extravaganza where Dealers will be showcasing their award-winning Profi, high protein plant-based composite (HPPC), other plant-based proteins and our Joint Trial Program initiative.
        Click here to access link on WFIM website

        CIFST ONTARIO SECTION SUPPLIERS’ NIGHT TABLETOP

        DATE: November 8, 2016
        INDUSTRIES: Food Ingredients
        LOCATION: Mississauga, Ontario
        Come join Dealers Ingredients at the 28th edition of Suppliers Night at the International Centre, Mississauga. Dealers will be showcasing products and services and technical support staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.
        Click here to access link on CIFST website

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        13 Oct 2016

        Mix®it launches High Protein Oatmeal Cereal containing Natralein Pea Protein

          Congratulations to Mixit on the launch of their new, innovative and complete breakfast, high protein oatmeal cereal mix called “Hungry like a Wolf” containing Natralein Pea Protein isolate! An innovative, convenient and complete breakfast mix containing 13g of protein per serving of 50g makes it ideal for athletes as well as active life-style consumers.

          “Our customers are always looking for something new, different and unique. Adding Natralein Pea Protein by Dealers Ingredients to one of our oatmeal cereal mixes as well as including it in our list of ingredient Mixit items meet the growing trend for plant-based proteins.”said Stephanie Jackson, Owner, Mixit.

          As personalization continues to be one of the mega trends with consumers today, Mixit also carries a list of many different ingredient options including Natralein Pea Protein isolate for consumers to choose from if they desire to create their own or add on to one of the current mix options.

          Interested in learning how to best incorporate Natralein Pea Protein or PROFI into your own product concept recipe? Please contact your Dealers Sales Consultant or call our office at 905 458 7766 or i info@dealersingredients.com

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          06 Jul 2016

          On-Trend Ingredients

            July 6, 2016   Food Biz Blog by Birgit Blain, President, Birgit Blain & Associates Inc.

            Imagine the possibilities! Check out these on-trend ingredients to inspire your next product development project. They’re proof that Bakery Showcase, a biennial trade show in Toronto, offers more than baking solutions.

            Kick up the protein! 

            Consumers have a seemingly insatiable appetite for protein. According to food scientist Carol Finlan, singular plant proteins from pulses do not provide the essential amino acids recommended by the WHO. Profi Pro is a specially formulated blend of plant proteins that delivers all the essential amino acids. Applications include beverages, soups, sauces, baked goods and even veggie burgers. High protein, high fibre Profi Bake for baking applications is a gluten-free functional replacement for wheat flour. Both products are GMO-free, Kosher and Halal certified. DealersIngredients.com/profi/

            Click here to access the complete article

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            07 Jun 2016

            PROFI™, Vegetable Based High Protein Composite (HPC), Winner of the 2016 DUX Ingredients and Technology Award

              TORONTO, Ontario, Canada-February 2, 2016 -Dealers Ingredients Inc., is pleased to announce that PROFI, vegetable based high protein composite (HPC) was the winner of the 2016 DUX Ingredients and Technology award within the broad category of Products. This prestigious award was announced at the fourth annual DUX Gala in Montreal, Quebec on January 27, 2016.

              The DUX Gala brought together over 450 professionals representing the top leaders in the food supply chain (producers, processors, retailers, distributors, restauranteurs, food services, non-profits, institutions, etc.) to celebrate those who had distinguished themselves with offerings in 2015.

              Dealers Ingredients first time submission to the DUX contest consisted of providing in-depth answers to 15 questions as well as written technical support for PROFI that was judged by a distinct jury made up of professionals and influential experts in food and health. In order to be considered a finalist in the contest, the PROFI application had to score a minimum of 70%. For more information on the members of the jury, visit http://programmedux.com/en/the-dux-contest/jury/

              “We are very excited to be part of this year’s DUX contest and Gala awards ceremony especially since DUX is a program that aims to inspire and mobilize businesses, organizations, and institutions to create initiatives that contribute to improving people’s health through nutrition. Dealers Ingredients, a supplier and now a manufacturer of natural food ingredients for 40 years, has always had a passion for and commitment at its core in helping to create a healthier lifestyle. It is with this commitment that led to the creation of PROFI, value-added, innovative ingredient solution.” said Chuck Harvey, President and CEO, Dealers Ingredients Inc.

              About PROFI
              PROFI, vegetable based high protein composite (HPC), contains all nine essential amino acids in proper proportions. Formulated into a single source food enhancer for ease-of-use, usage rates have been identified for achieving ideal grams of plant protein per serving size within but not limited to cookies, breads, cupcakes, soups, sauces, protein bars, pasta, crackers, veggie burgers and beverages. After two years in development PROFI, especially designed to address the issues of taste and product formulation, can replace soy, dairy and meat as an allergy free, non-GMO, Kosher and Halal protein source. PROFI was also specifically developed to contain a high PDCAAS score, indicating the efficacy of the product protein solution.
              Available in two main varieties, PROFI Bake™, gluten-free and non-GMO, makes it ideal for manufacturers to add protein and fiber to many baked goods including muffins, cakes and breads. PROFI Pro™, also gluten-free, can be used to add non-GMO plant protein to small or large serving sizes in food and beverages.

              About Dealers Ingredients Inc.
              Since 1976, Dealers Ingredients Inc. has been specializing and supplying natural, nutritional ingredients and solutions to leading food manufacturers and processors across Canada. Our dedicated team of research professionals/food consultants are committed to working together to create improvements in product performance in the areas of quality, nutrition, label declaration and profit margins embracing our vision of “Creating a healthier tomorrow naturally”. With our focus on creating and distributing healthy lifestyle ingredient choices, we’re committed to helping our customers revolutionize every day food choices for consumers.

              With the recent launch of PROFI, Dealers Ingredients is interested in expanding distribution on a global basis and exploring new partnerships with interested USA distributors and manufacturers. Additional information on PROFI can be found at www.dealersingredients.com/profi (La version francaise du site Internet est actuellement en construction).

              For more information, contact:

              Debra Tomotsugu
              Manager, Marketing and Sales Support
              Dealers Ingredients Inc.
              905 458 7766 ext. 29
              debra@dealersingredients.com

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              07 Jun 2016

              Dealers Ingredients would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth

              Dealers Ingredients would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the two most recent trade shows where we celebrated our 40th anniversary by sampling our delicious tasting chocolate cupcakes featuring PROFI Bake™ and Butter Buds©:
              CIFST Quebec Suppliers Show
              April 21, 2016, Laval, Quebec

              Bakery Showcase
              May 1-3, 2016 Mississauga, Ontario

              Interested in receiving the recipe? Click here

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              07 Jun 2016

              Dealers Ingredients News

              We are pleased to announce that Diana Huey has joined Dealers Ingredients team as a Product Development Technologist. Diana has a degree in Retail Management and a Bachelor of Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University. She is also the 1st place winner Nationally and Provincially of the 2012 Mission ImPULSE Food Development Competition. Diana will assist us with our product development initiatives and development of new applications for the wide range of Dealers Products including PROFI.

              It is with great sadness that we wish Michaela Kliever, our former Product Development Technologist good-bye and all the best as she has decided to pursue a career working in her family’s restaurant business.

               

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              07 Jun 2016

              Dealers Ingredients celebrates 40 years

                Canadian company Dealers Ingredients is blowing out the candles on 40 years of supplying quality, natural ingredients to food manufacturers and processors across Canada. Dealers Ingredients serves all sectors of the food industry including bakery, meat, beverages, soups, sauces, snacks, and confectionary.

                “With expertise in Research & Development, Marketing, Sales, and the US and Canadian Regulatory System, and a commitment to working with our customers to create improvements in product performance in the areas of quality, nutrition, label declaration and profit margins, I am proud to be part of this exciting time at Dealers Ingredients as we embrace our vision: “Creating a Healthier Tomorrow Naturally.” said Chuck Harvey, the company’s President and CEO.

                In 1976, Dealers Ingredients started as a distributor of dairy products and continues to this date. Over time the company has gone through several changes. In the mid 1990’s, Dealers Ingredients expanded to become the official Canadian distributor of the Butter Buds line, a functional dairy concentrate and natural flavour alternative. Last year we celebrated Butter Buds 20th year in Canada. In 2013, Dealers Ingredients acquired the Canadian distribution rights for OneGrain, a unique salt reduction solution from AKZO NOBEL of the Netherlands.

                In 2015, Dealers Ingredients evolved further to focus on the development and distribution of their own products. The start of this change occurred with the recent introduction of the PROFI™ line of products. PROFI Pro™ is vegetable based high protein composite (HPC) and PROFI Bake™ is a vegetable based HPC designed specifically for the bakery industry. Dealers Ingredients is proud to announce that we were the recipient of the 2016 DUX Ingredients and Technology award for PROFI.

                After almost two years in development, PROFI, which Dealers Ingredients believes is the first complete vegetable protein containing all essential amino acids in proper proportions, is currently available in two main varieties. PROFI Bake™, gluten-free and non-GMO, makes it ideal for manufacturers to add protein and fiber to many baked products. It has been specially designed to replace wheat flour on a one-to-one basis in any baking recipe.

                PROFI Pro™, can be used to add gluten-free, non-GMO plant protein but without the added fat or allergens from soy or milk or expensive meat options to small or large serving sizes. PROFI was specifically developed to have a PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score, the internationally used measurement) of greater than 0.65 and PER (Protein Efficiency Ratio, the Canadian used measurement) of greater than 1.6 accounting for PROFI`s ability to supply the essential amino acid requirements of humans, corrected for digestibility. Innovation at Dealers continues with the launch in 2016 of Natralein pea protein and coming soon Natralein brown rice protein.
                (Article first appeared in Bakers Journal, April 2016 issue)

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