Modern Plant-Based Foods Expands Product Offerings of its Meat Alternatives to Calgary Co-Op Stores

VANCOUVER, BC – Modern Plant-Based Foods Inc., (CSE: MEAT) (OTC: MDRNF) (“Modern Plant Based Foods”) or (the “Company”), an award-winning plant-based food company, is pleased to announce that Modern Meat, its meat alternative line of products, is further expanding its presence in Alberta by reaching over 400,000 potential customers through Calgary Co-Op retail outlets.  The grocery stores will begin to stock their shelves with Modern Crab-less Cakes by June 7th, 2021.

Local farmers and ranchers opened the first Co-Op store in Calgary over 60 years ago. The concept of independent stores being owned by customers/members gained traction and since then the outfit has grown to 23 grocery stores and over 3,500 employees with further expansion plans underway. Calgary Co-Op’s offer one-stop shopping and a growing range of products and services including local fresh food, pharmacy, fuel, wine, spirits, beer, cannabis, and home health care.

“We are excited to announce a new retail partnership for our gourmet line of plant-based products,” said Tara Haddad, Founder and CEO of Modern Plant-Based Foods. “The Calgary Co-Op has a reputation of offering a carefully curated selection of top-quality Canadian products and we are thrilled to be listed with them.”

Modern Meat continues to make steady progress penetrating the Western Canadian market and now has several trusted retail partners to help drive the brand.

“The addition of Calgary Co-Op stores is another step forward in our ongoing national expansion efforts,” stated Chris Parkinson, Brand and Relationship Manager at Modern Plant-Based Foods.  “This is a great opportunity for us to expand our brand footprint and awareness with the goal of becoming a household name among Canadian consumers.  We expect the stores to be a strong contributor toward our revenue growth as well as onboarding a future steady stream of new retailers throughout the balance of fiscal 2021.”

About Modern Plant-Based Foods

Modern Plant-Based Foods is a Canadian food company based in Vancouver, British Columbia that offers a portfolio of plant-based products including meat and dairy-free alternatives, soups and vegan snacks.  Our products are available at select restaurants and retailers across Canada including our own Modern Wellness Bars located in Vancouver.  We take a holistic approach to plant-based living and understand the importance of providing nutritious and sustainable alternatives to consumers without sacrificing taste.  We want people to feel good about the food they eat which is why we are deliberate in choosing ingredients free of  soy, gluten, nuts and GMOs.

Our mission is to change the way food is produced and consumed for the benefit of people, animals and the environment by using natural plant-based ingredients.

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