On 5th January, North American dairy-free cheese brand Daiya Foods announced a new sales and distribution partnership with Hyundai Green Food to meet the growing appetite for plant-based foods in South Korea.
In the new agreement, Hyundai Green Food will lead the sales and distribution of Daiya’s line of premium plant-based foods, which includes over 15 dairy-free formats including cheese blocks, shreds, slices, sticks and cream cheese style spreads. Hyundai Green Food will also carry Daiya’s plant-based meal products like pizza and burritos, and frozen desserts, as well as shelf-stable products like mac & cheese, deluxe cheese sauces and dairy-free salad dressings.
A mix of Daiya’s dairy-free products is available through Hyundai’s 20 stores and e-commerce channels, carrying an assortment of frozen skus including Daiya Frozen Dessert Bars and shelf-stable Daiya Dairy-Free Dressings. In March, phase two of the roll-out will see Hyundai Green Food store locations, grocery channels, e-commerce and natural independent stores carrying Daiya dairy-free Cutting Board Shreds , plant-based Slices, Blocks. The final phase planned for April will feature Daiya products through Hyundai’s food services division, bringing more dairy-free and plant-based options to restaurants and quick serve operations.
“Since 1968 Hyundai Green Food has been a leading food distributor and catering company in South Korea. Given Daiya is a plant-based food industry leader, known as an original innovator of delicious dairy-free cheese foods, they are an ideal partner to provide South Koreans with delicious food choices,” shared Byungchul Park, Senior Executive Manager of Hyundai Green Food.
“Daiya’s new sales and distribution partnership with Hyundai Green Food is another example of our pledge to invite people to gather around the table to enjoy deliciously dairy-free food that is good for people and planet,” said Walter Alvarenga, International Business Director with Daiya Foods. “Hyundai Green Food is an ideal partner to help action Daiya’s vision to earn a place on daily menus with plant-based food innovation that exceeds expectations for taste and texture, with appeal for recipe use and broad availability at home or when dining away from home. The fact that Hyundai Green Food shares an alike vision for access to great tasting plant-based options makes our partnership all the more important.”
Founded in 2008, Daiya products provide plant-based eating with options for meal occasions throughout the day. The brand currently operates in over 20 countries globally and will continue to expand into key international markets.