Innovative Colorado Food Startup Expands to Dallas-Fort Worth
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Colorado-based start-up FoodMaven has announced plans to expand to Dallas-Fort Worth as their first out-of-state service area.
FoodMaven offers an enlightened and sustainable way to source food by providing an innovative online marketplace and rapid logistics. FoodMaven sells high-quality local, oversupplied, and imperfect food to restaurants and institutional buyers at a significant discount. They help companies meet environmental and sustainability goals by offering direct sourcing opportunities, local products and more sustainable food alternatives. Food either gets sold, donated to hunger-relief organizations, or sent to environmentally conscious alternatives.
FoodMaven selected the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area because of the supportive business environment, a desire for better local food sourcing, and a vibrant food culture. This move supports FoodMaven’s ambitious growth strategy and marks the first step in their nationwide expansion plan.
“I’m very pleased to welcome FoodMaven to our city,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “I believe they will make an important contribution to Dallas’ efforts to reduce food insecurity, and help establish farm to table channels with our local farmers and ranchers.”
Patrick Bultema, Founder and CEO of FoodMaven, said, “When looking at possible expansion cities, Dallas was always at, or near the top of the list. After spending time with community business leaders and chefs here, it became obvious this was a perfect fit for us. Everyone we’ve met with has been as passionate about our vision as we are, which is – all food used with good purpose.”
This is the second expansion for FoodMaven, the first being to Denver in 2017. “Our plan has always been to develop a scalable model that can be replicated in most other cities,” said Bultema.
As part of their launch announcement, FoodMaven will be participating in the Chefs for Farmers event Sunday, November 4. Two Dallas chefs, Patton Robertson and Aaron Collins of Café Momentum, will be squaring off Iron Chef-style at the FoodMaven event area.
FoodMaven is an innovative online marketplace and rapid logistics company bringing agility and flexibility to the U.S. food system. The company’s mission is to capture and reclaim revenues from lost food, estimated at $300 billion per year. FoodMaven sells high-quality local and oversupplied food from distributors, manufacturers and producers to restaurants and institutional buyers at about half price. With an efficient Internet marketplace, big data optimization technology, and agile logistics model, FoodMaven is good for profits, good for people and good for the planet. For more information, please visit foodmaven.com.
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