Saladexpress, a Quebec supplier of pre-cut salad and vegetable processing, is investing $5 million to expand its Saint-Remi, Que. operation, expected to be completed by March, 2021.
The expansion includes a new refrigerated structure. The investment will support the company’s growth, according to Saladexpress. Last month, it launched three new salad kits under its Florette brand in grocery stores. Part of the expansion will be dedicated to producing vegetable kits “with toppings that are growing in popularity,” notes the company.
Sylvain Racette, CEO, says the investment will help support and promote the local vegetable industry in the province.
“We are proud to maintain our operations and even expand, in such uncertain times, thanks to this project. In the current situation, where Québec’s food sovereignty has become a priority, Saladexpress is an important buyer for local vegetable farms, especially those in the Jardins-de-Napierville RCM near our facilities. As an Aliments du Québec member, we believe that promoting local vegetables is essential and this investment will allow us to carry on this mission.’’