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Left Coast Naturals

Company Overview:

Who We Are and What We Do

Left Coast Naturals is an organic and natural food manufacturer and distributor based in Burnaby, British Columbia and is the first distributor in North America to have a formalNon-GMO Policy. We distribute nearly30 brands,200 bulk foods, andtwo brands of our own-Hippie FoodsandLeft Coast Bulk Foods-to grocery, specialty, and natural food stores across Western Canada.

Left Coast Naturals is committed to servingthe planet,the community, and our customers. We believe that food made right can make a difference.

Products/Brands or Clients:

Hippie Snacks logoLeft Coast Logo

Corporate Culture:

Left Coast Naturals continues to grow, regularly adding new products, but we remain true to our philosophy: treat people the way you want to be treated. We practice this every day as aCertified B Corporation, and in our commitment to measuring our success on a Triple Bottom Line (people, planet and prosperity). Today, 5% of all profits aredonatedto the community to support environmental and social causes.



April 2017 Winner of theCanadian Health Food Association (CHFA)Sustainability Award.
April 2017 Winner of Organic Supplier of The Year from theCanadian Organic Trade Association (COTA).
November 2016 Winner of the Healthy Workplace Award in theBurnaby Board of Trade and City of Burnaby's Business Excellence Awards.
October 2016 Ian Walker, president and co-founder, is a finalist inErnst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Yearcompetition.
September 2016 MakesPROFIT Magazine's500 Fastest Growing Companies list.
September 2016 MakesBusiness in Vancouver's Top 100 Fastest Growing Companieslist.
May 2016 Our president Ian Walker wins theBC Food Processors Association's Leadership Awardand ourHippie Snacks Coconut Clusters win Product of the Year - Bronze.
March 2016 Named one ofCanada's Top Small & Medium Employersby Canada's Top 100 Employers and the Globe & Mail.
October 2015 Finalists of the Burnaby Board of Trade'sBusiness Excellence Awardsfor Business of the Year and Environmental Sustainability.
September 2015 MakesPROFIT Magazine's500 Fastest Growing Companies2015list.
August 2015 MakesBusiness inVancouver's 100 Fastest Growing Companies 2015list.
June 2015 Winner of theBC Food Processors Association Product of the Year - Silver awardfor Hippie Garden Chips.
November 2014 Finalist in the Burnaby Board of Trade'sBusiness Excellence Awardsfor Environmental Sustainability and Business of the Year.
October 2014 Awarded as one of Profit Magazine's500 Fastest Growing companiesfor 2014.
September 2014 Awarded as one of Business in Vancouver's 2014Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies.
June 2014 Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips awardedProduct of the Year - Bronzeby the BC Food Processors Association.
June 2014 Finalist for the BC Food Processor Association's sustainability award. Watch ournominee video.
May 2014 Winner of the City of Burnaby's 2014Environmental Award for Business Stewardship.
April 2014 Winner of the CHFA West 2014Sustainability Award.
December 2013 Awarded as one ofCanada's Top Small & Medium Employers. See the Globe & Mail featurehere.
October 2013 Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips awarded Silver in the2013 Alive Magazine Awardsfor consumer's choice - best natural food, bar, or beverage
September 2013 Awarded as one of Business in Vancouver'sTop 100 Fastest Growing Companiesin BC.
June 2013 Awarded as one ofProfit Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies
June 2013
Nominated as finalists for the BCFPA's Sustainability and Best Product awards. Watch ournominee video.


April 2017 Left Coast Naturals becomes a HAACP Certified.
October 2016 Ian Walker, co-founder and president, is featured inBC Business Magazineas a finalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
October 2016 Left Coast Naturals hosts one of five workshops in theFeeding Growth: Scaling Your Progressive Food Businessseries. or
September 2016 Left Coast Naturals sponsorsOrganic Week.
September 2016 President Ian Walker and Left Coast Naturals are profiled inFood in Canada Magazine.
May 2016

Left Coast Naturals' bike to work incentives are featured inBusiness in Vancouver.

May 2016 President Ian Walker (breakout session panelist) and Director of Marketing, Johanna Israel-Duprey (keynote speaker), speak atBLD Vancouver B Corp Conference.
May 2016 Left Coast Naturals participates in CHFA West and celebrates its 20th Anniversary in the natural food industry.

March 2016

Director of Marketing, Johanna Israel-Duprey, discusses Left Coast Naturals' clean labelling approach in The Vancouver Sun. Read and watchhere.
October 2015 Left Coast Naturals hosts one of five workshops in theFeeding Growth: Scaling Your Progressive Food Businessseries. President Ian Walker participates in a panel discussion.
September 2015 Left Coast Naturals shares its Walk the Talk press release on sustainable business accountability. Readhere.
April 2015 Left Coast Naturals releases a12 monthupdateand learnings from clearing its catalogue of GMOs by December 2015.
April 2015 Left Coast Naturals exhibits at CHFA West 2015 and launches its#HOLDMETOIT campaign, Vancouver, BC
March 2015 Hippie Foods exhibits at the first Healthy Family Expo, Vancouver, BC
January 2015 The Province Newspaper covers Left Coast Naturals and Hippie Foods in a blog series on sustainable business and gluten free food. Read part1,2,3and4.
October 2014 Brand Manager Trish Kelly reads theVancouver Non-GMO Awareness Week proclamationon behalf of the City of Vancouver during a press conference at Whole Foods Market. President Ian Walker talks about the the importance of taking a stance on GMOs.
October 2014 President Ian Walker appears in Global National news' series on GMOs. Viewhere.
June 2014 President Ian Walker is mentioned in the BC Food Processors Association's BC Food and Beverage CEO Study - Fifth Annual Edition. See pages6, 7, 11 and 22.
June 2014 Left Coast Naturals is featured in the 2014 Climate Smart Industry Brief for carbon emissions in the food and beverage sector. Seehere.
January 2014 Left Coast Naturals announces its Policy to be GMO free by December 2015. See thepress releaseand thefull policy.
January 2014 President Ian Walker appears on CTV News At Noon. See the Hippie Cookies video segmenthere.
October 2013 Participates in the CHFA East trade show, Toronto, ON
September 2013 Sponsors Organic Week
September 2013 President Ian Walker speaks at the Social Venture Institute, Cortes Island, BC
September 2013
President Ian Walker supports B Corp's sustainability verification process inAlive magazine
August 2013
President Ian Walker is featured in Junxion. View articlehere.
June 2013 Left Coast Naturals' President, Ian Walker, featured in Western Grocer'sMay/June 2013 edition. p69
June 2013 President Ian Walker participates in Bullfrog Power's Greener Horizons panel discussion: Sustainable Business, Good Citizen
May 2013
President Ian Walker speaks at THOUGHT4FOOD speaker series
April 2013
Participates in the CHFA West trade show, Vancouver, BC
March 2013
Attends the Natural Products Expo West trade show, Anaheim, CA
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Company Information:
Industry Packaged Goods 
Location Burnaby, BC, Canada 
# Employees 50 - 199 
Public/Private Privately Owned 

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