27 Jan 2021

Team Spotlight: Ryan Crelinsten

Title: Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Ryan has been a part of the Dealers Ingredients team for almost 4 years.

What is the favourite part of your role?

Getting to help support companies across Canada as they develop healthy and delicious new products

What do you love to most about Dealers Ingredients?

Our entrepreneurial spirit.  We are consistently bringing exciting new solutions to the Canadian market and we work hard to support our partners.  Those two driving forces behind our company make our efforts very personally rewarding.

What are you looking most forward to in 2021 for Dealers?

Being able to meet our partners face to face.

What is your top aspiration goal for 2021 personally?

Can’t wait for our first big family party, once physical distancing restrictions allow!

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20 Jan 2021

Team Spotlight: Manoj Adak

Title: Logistics and Customer Service Manager

Manoj has been a part of the Dealers Ingredients team for a year and 9 months.

What is the favourite part of your role?

My favourite part is that I am in the Supply Chain field. A field that is always changing and growing with new technologies, systems, capabilities, and ideas.

What do you love to most about Dealers Ingredients?

I work in a lean team which helps with fast decision making processes.

What are you looking most forward to in 2021 for Dealers?

To develop and involve myself in more supply chain related projects to increase efficiency and accuracy.

What is your top aspiration goal for 2021 personally?

My top aspiration for 2021 is to complete an internal audit course.

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20 Jan 2021

Team Spotlight: Maria Lucia Loero Pflucker

Title: Sales Manager, Central Canada

Lucia has been a part of the Dealers Ingredients team for almost 3 years.

What is the favourite part of your role?

Meeting with existing and new customers & learning about new ingredients and current trends in the food and beverage industry.

What do you love to most about Dealers Ingredients?

I love that Dealers is focused in the healthy ingredients industry that benefits the end consumer.

What are you looking most forward to in 2021 for Dealers?

Always helping our customers and sharing our know-how with as many companies as possible.

What is your top aspiration goal for 2021 personally?

Always be a helping hand for others; in my professional career, my customers, and colleagues.

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20 Jan 2021

Team Spotlight: Diana Huey

Title: Product Development Manager

Diana has been a part of the Dealers Ingredients team for 5 years.

What is the favourite part of your role?

Being able to develop new food products and applications.

What do you love to most about Dealers Ingredients?

Working with a close knit team.

What are you looking most forward to in 2021 for Dealers?

Finding and approving new sources of raw materials and making sure they meet the Dealers standard.

What is your top aspiration goal for 2021 personally?

Launching new products for the retail market with a shorter cycle time so that we can offer more products to customers.

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20 Jan 2021

Team Spotlight: Roma Bhati

Title: Director of Product Management and Quality Assurance

Roma has been a part of the Dealers Ingredients team for about a year.

What is the favourite part of your role?

Everyday is different which comes with it’s own challenges and learnings.

What do you love to most about Dealers Ingredients?

Support from the company executive to achieve work goals, empathy towards mothers with young kids, and feeling of teamwork amongst staff.

What are you looking most forward to in 2021 for Dealers?

To support colleagues to achieve company objectives.

What is your top aspiration goal for 2021 personally?

Excited to start my MBA to help enhance my career and place myself into strategic roles helping organizations meet company objectives.

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18 Jan 2021

Will the plant-based food industry redesign the future of food in 2021?

Plant-based proteins have experienced a spike in demand and can be forecasted to grow exponentially in the coming years. Consumers are exploring safer, hygienic, and healthier lifestyle alternatives. By 2024, the global plant-based meat market is forecasted to reach $24.11 billion, and some forecast that market reaching $85 billion by 2030. Food companies venturing out into plant-based pepperoni, plant-based sausage, vegan burgers, and vegan cheese will be tough competitors against the giants operating in the meat sector.

The target customers for most of the plant-based food companies will be the quintessential vegetarians, who would like to try out meat substitutes, the flexitarians, vegans, and the ones who prefer organic, and gluten-free food products. For such consumers, plant-based protein isolates will help meet their nutritional goals and build muscle.

Plant proteins like pea protein and whole grain brown rice protein are great alternatives for vegans, people with lactose intolerance, and those whose bodies do not digest milk protein well. Natralein Pea Protein Isolates are made from yellow peas are specially selected for its fine powdery texture, soft caramel colour, and mild flavour. These can be used in a wide variety of food applications and have a High Nutritional Value. The Protein isolate contains greater than 80% protein. Natralein also offers whole grain brown rice protein isolates. These plant-based proteins are gluten-free, GMO-free, kosher and halal certified.

In terms of value and volume, the pea protein market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 11.8% and 12.0%, respectively, over a projected period between 2019 and 2026. Pea protein is witnessing incremental demand with the mounting number of consumers shifting to veganism. A whole-grain diet could be a wise choice as whole grains reduce your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes and provide more than just the fiber from the bran. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, good fats, protein, antioxidants. Hence, the whole grain brown rice protein from Natralein will be a great product for consumers who wish to get the goodness of whole grains in their regular diet.

The building blocks of these proteins are amino acids. PROFI has incorporated the 9 essential amino acids in its award-winning, high protein plant-based composite (HPPC) in proper proportions along with iron. PROFI® Pro. is convenient for adding plant protein to small or large serving sizes. Ideal in various applications including beverages, soups, protein bars, pasta, crackers, cereals and veggie burgers. PROFI® Bake. Recommended for adding plant protein and fiber to bakery applications.

In recent years, the demand for vegan cheese has substantially increased on account of the growing number of lactose intolerance cases in developed economies like the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The rising concerns towards animal-based products due to both social and ethical reasons are further boosting the demand for plant-based cheese. The global vegan cheese market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.91% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$4.578 billion by 2025, increasing from US$2.743 billion in 2019.

Butter Buds is one such company that has a wide variety of non-dairy flavours catering to different food applications and industries. Butter Bud’s nondairy cheese (parmesan, cheddar) have a rick mouthfeel and melt like real cheese. They have a wide range of nondairy products under their umbrella ranging from nondairy buttermilk to nondairy sour cream and even nondairy condensed milk to name a few.

Consumers are now expanding in new categories and are willing to try out revolutionary plant-based products. This has led to increased sales for many plant-based dairy alternatives including ice cream, butter, cheese, and yogurt. The product and ingredient innovation has encouraged chefs and home cooks by improving options within the plant-based foods helping them create plant-based versions of their favorite dishes and comfort foods.

Dealers Ingredients Inc is passionate about sourcing the perfect, customized ingredients thus improving product performance, reducing the steps in the production process, and enhancing the taste and quality of the product. We take pride in enabling our customers to create innovative and value-added products using our expertise and knowledge.

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13 Jan 2021

Team Spotlight: Charles Harvey

Title: President & CEO

Charles has been a part of the Dealers Ingredients team for 11 years.

What is the favourite part of your role?

Being able to develop new products and finding new ingredients to help create more natural and healthy products in the market.

What do you love to most about Dealers Ingredients?

The people I work with are professional, reliable, likeable, and bring a great atmosphere to the company.

What are you looking most forward to in 2021 for Dealers?

We have created two new retail products in 2020 and I look forward to launching them. We also have begun work on two more products and several specialty ingredients that we expect to bring to market during our third quarter this year. We expect our plant-based food alternative business to continue to grow throughout 2021.

What is your top aspiration goal for 2021 personally?

I would like to turn over more responsibility to my team members and focus more on Product Development and Business Development almost exclusively.

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