Serving Canada’s markets

Tree of Life is Canada’s go-to distributor to meet the needs of Canadian markets. Our category experts understand the unique challenges of each market, finding opportunities that can benefit brand recognition, sales and retail gaps at the store level.

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Unparalleled reach, unrivalled service

We’ve got you covered coast to coast like no other with access to 90% of where food is sold and served in the country. From retail to foodservice, from procurement to consumption, from sales and marketing to financing and logistics, we take care of it all so you can focus on your business.

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A tasteful collection

From natural and organic to gourmet and specialty foods, we bring a world of flavours to the Canadian market. We’ve explored the world—and even our own backyard—for the very best, and assembled a tasteful collection of brands to delight those with an appetite for new experiences. We are very conscious about the brands we carry and focus on quality above all else. 

Our retail business channels

Independent and chain grocery

See your brand displayed across grocery stores large and small.

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Department and drug stores

We have head office relationships at companies like Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart that provide opportunities to get your products on their shelves.

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Natural health food

Our national direct-to-store door (DSD) sales team ensures your organic and “better for you” products are accessible in prominent health food stores.

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Club

Bigger, better distribution for your brand in larger club-based stores like Costco.

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Convenience stores

We make getting your foods and beverages into stores like 7-Eleven and Circle K convenient.

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Alcohol retailers

Dedicated sales and sourcing teams keep a steady flow of your products in stores.

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E-commerce and specialty e-commerce

Consumers are everywhere online, and we make sure your brand is, too.

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Foodservice markets

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Our commodity, bulk and retail offerings are crucial to recipe creation for casual and upscale restaurants across Canada.

Whether part of a subscription service or a ready-to-eat option in your local grocery store, Tree of Life can help.

Students will be the first to tell you a wholesome meal is essential to get you through the day. Tree of Life Foodservice can help you ace these courses.

We have incredible relationships with dedicated foodservice distributors, allowing us to streamline our reach across Canada.

Regardless of location or size, Tree of Life Foodservice is there to provide our hotel partners with the products they need to serve their guests.

We don’t supply the “hospital food” most think of. We provide diverse and nutritious dietary options to those needing care.

Brands we carry

We built several top-shelf brands in Canada. Here’s a small sample of our collection.

Natur-a
Sharwood's
Ilchester
The Spice Tailor
Babybel
Thai Kitchen
Jarritos
Fever-Tree
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See what’s trending in the On Trend catalogue

If you have an appetite for more industry food trends and firsthand perspectives, our On Trend catalogue offers a complete menu of industry insights.

Industry trends

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Annual Trend List 2024

Consumer trends//September 13, 2023
Despite inflationary pressures, product innovation continues to be a key driver of consumer traffic and sales volume.

Looking for something new?

If you are looking for the best in Canadian food and beverage sales and logistics, or you are looking for the most unique, curated products to fulfill your retail or foodservice needs, start a conversation with us today and we’ll help put together a customized solution to achieve your business goals.

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