Company Expands Breadth of Services with Launch of Fully Integrated Pick and Pack Cold Chain Fulfillment Business
Newport Beach, CA – JUNE 21, 2018 — True Food Innovations (TFI), a multifaceted fresh food technology and manufacturing company, has named Christopher Johnson to Chief Operating Officer, it was announced today by Alan True, Founder and CEO of True Food Innovations. In this newly created position, Johnson will oversee the recently launched food grade certified (3PL) cold chain fulfillment business which will be operated in the company’s 60,000 square foot Buena Park facility. He will also be responsible for the company’s existing manufacturing, product development and operations that include True Chef meal kits and other upcoming product launches.
Prior to joining TFI, Johnson lead the white label fulfillment and third party logistics (3PL) business for the meal kit company Chef’d, where he was responsible for identifying prospective partners, structuring a broad range of programs utilizing multiple platforms, negotiating contracts, and executing ongoing delivery management. He has successfully launched cold chain programs with vegan, IQF baby food, and liquid consumable offerings. Johnson has over 20 years of management experience in food manufacturing, multi-geographic logistics and recycling, and human capital management.
True Food Innovations’ pick and pack cold chain offerings consist of fully integrated fulfillment services for B2B and B2C customers. Capabilities include E-commerce (wholesale and custom kitting), order fulfillment, customizable shipping platforms, warehousing (frozen and cold storage with full racking throughout the facility), real time inventory, and dedicated cold room production. Additional food and beverage services include product development for ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat recipe formulations and while label offerings, packaging procurement and logistics efficiency, and a wide range of HPP tolling solutions via True Fresh HPP.
True Food Innovations leverages owned manufacturing assets and houses one of the largest capacity High-Pressure Processing (HPP) plants in North America to produce clean and all-natural fresh food products that carry a safe and extra long shelf life – up to 10X the normal range. USDA and FDA approved, HPP is a recognized kill step that protects against harmful bacteria without the use of preservatives or heat.
“It is an amazing time to be joining the True Food team as we expand our existing fully-integrated B2C and B2B cold chain fulfillment platform to companies needing these services,” stated Johnson. “With our national distribution capabilities, we can act as a sole source for new businesses looking to launch their products or existing ones needing to expand their geographic distribution.”
“Chris’ extensive management experience and broad range of relationships in the food manufacturing arena is a tremendous asset to our newly launched cold chain fulfillment business,” commented Alan True. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to the True Food family.”
About True Food Innovations
True Food Innovations develops, commercializes, and sells food products for domestic and international channels. Based in Southern California, the company provides turnkey product development, fully integrated HPP packaging solutions, manufacturing services, and customer partnerships to introduce first to market, private label, and retail ready HPP products.
True Food Innovations also serves the beverage industry as an advisor, co-packer and private label supplier of healthy, premium quality, cold-pressed juices. For additional information, visit http://truefoodinnovations.com/.