Our roots

OUR

BUSINESS

FRESHNESS IS AT THE HEART OF OUR PRACTICES

ENHANCING OUR SHARED WEALTH

Saladexpress makes life easier for amateur and professional cooks by providing fresh vegetables, packaged raw or cooked and ready to cook or serve. They can create healthy meals using healthy products that are at the peak of freshness, grown by local farmers and prepared by our dedicated employees.

A PASSION FED BY LOCAL FARMERS

Saladexpress aspires to extend the reach of local vegetables in eastern Canada and the United States by supplying consumers with cuts, savvy combinations of tasty ingredients and handy recyclable packaging. By staying on top of market trends and technological advances, we can offer fresher and fresher innovative products to consumers and restaurateurs.

TOWARDS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE DIET

We’re proud to support sustainable development and the local economy by opting for natural, low-energy processing methods, maximizing the use of raw material as part of a circular economy and buying from farmers located near our facilities.

ADDING VALUE TO LOCAL VEGETABLES SINCE 1989

135 EMPLOYEES GUIDED BY AN EXPERIENCED NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM

OUR

VALUES

GUARANTEE OF IMPECCABLE QUALITY

SIMPLICITY

VEGETABLES PREPARED FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Because time is money for consumers and cooks, we offer handy, delicious prepared vegetables. Our vegetables are cut, washed and packaged with care to preserve maximum freshness and they contain no preservatives. Goodbye knives and vegetable waste, hello healthy, natural products that are ready to eat or to cook!

PROXIMITY

VEGETABLES HARVESTED FRESH FROM LOCAL PRODUCERS

To preserve the environment and leave its richness for future generations, we support sustainable agriculture and opt for natural, low-energy processing methods. We also minimize our carbon footprint by obtaining most of our materials from nearby producers.

SOLIDARITY

KEEPING IN STEP WITH THE NEEDS OF CONSUMERS AND RESTAURATEURS

At Saladexpress, we’re committed to meeting the needs of every link in the supply chain, from the farmer to the consumer, including employees, merchants and restaurateurs. Local vegetables are a shared wealth, and we are working to add value responsibly for the benefit of the whole community.

Our

HISTORY

1989

1989

Saladexpress inc. was founded in 1989 in Saint-Rémi, deep in a true vegetable paradise in the Montérégie region.

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1995

1995

In 1995, Mr. Leslie Jonas acquired the company and gave it a new direction based on a promise of simplicity, freshness and nature. He concentrated on products to meet the needs of the retail, hotel, restaurant, institutional and agri-food industry markets. Technological and strategic investments served to optimize quality control and efficient processing methods.

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1996 to 2006

1996 to 2006

A wave of freshness washed over the world of ready-to-use vegetables with the long-expected arrival of kitchen aids. Saladexpress offered the top-quality products that were sought by increasing numbers of institutions and consumers for whom the contents of their plate were a priority.

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2007

2007

In 2007, after strong growth, the offices and a large part of the factory needed renovation.

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2008

2008

In 2008, Saladexpress acquired Nutriplus, the leader in the bagged-spinach market in Québec at the time, thereby diversifying its line and increasing both the number of employees and its market share. This investment required retooling facilities to include Nutriplus’ equipment and staff. Saladexpress obtained HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certification. This food safety management system is recognized around the world and follows the strictest food safety assurance standards.

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2010

2010

Saladexpress had another decisive moment in 2010, when the Fonds de solidarité FTQ acquired Mr. Jonas’ shares and became the majority shareholder. Saladexpress was also a finalist in the category “Increased Productivity – SME” at the Mercuriades, a contest organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec to recognize successful entrepreneurs.

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2011

2011

In 2011, Saladexpress renewed its commitment to providing healthy products by obtaining FSSC 22000 quality certification, part of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

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2018

2018

In 2018, in order to modernize its facilities in Saint-Rémi, Saladexpress signed a strategic partnership with Groupe Agrial, a French agricultural cooperative that is an international leader in agri-food processing of milk, fresh vegetables and fruit, beverages and meats.

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2019

2019

The partnership with Agrial opened the door to a new phase of development for Saladexpress with an investment of over $3M. The company also launched the Florette brand in Canada and repositioned the Champêtre brand.

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Today

Saladexpress is far from finished! As the Québec leader in the field of processing vegetables, Saladexpress is continuing to penetrate a changing sphere of activities. It is constantly listening to its clienteles in Québec, Ontario, the Maritimes and the northeastern United States in order to provide them with fresher and fresher products and make life easier in the kitchen.

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SALLE DE PRESSE

NOUVELLES et DISTINCTIONS

28 December 2019

Our Champêtre products are getting a makeover

Our Champêtre products will take on a new look in 2020 but don't worry, they will keep all their good taste from their unique sous vide cooking. While waiting for a brand new website entirely dedicated to this line of products, here is your favorite recipe. Beet & Apple Salad Preparation: 5 MINUTES Servings: 4...
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26 July 2018

Saladexpress enters into a strategic partnership with European agri-food leader Agrial

Saladexpress enters into a strategic partnership with European agri-food leader Agrial and announces a modernization project Saladexpress Inc., a Québec vegetable processing company, announces its partnership with new investor Agrial, a major French agriculture and agri-food cooperative. “This partnership, the first of its size for Agrial in Québec, will be mutually beneficial,” explains Sylvain Racette,...
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15 October 2019

Florette® ready-to-eat vegetables arriving in grocery stores

Enjoy fresh, crisp veggies all year long! Saladexpress is proud to introduce its new brand Florette® in grocery stores with the launch of three new, ready-to-eat side salads as well as delicious fettuccine-inspired veggie strips. You can find them in the produce section of IGA, Metro, Super C and Provigo grocery stores and at Walmart....
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