Pathfinder Foods was founded as a Food Broker in 1982 and incorporated in 1983. Four years later, in response to the increased demands of their growing clientele, the central warehouse was relocated to a larger facility in Brampton, Ontario. Pathfinder Foods continues to demonstrate their successes with the addition of a new Administrative Head Office located in Ottawa, Ontario.
Throughout a 23-year history, Pathfinder Foods has swept the food market, starting out as a small Food Brokerage Firm and ultimately expanding to include numerous distribution channels, product packaging, private label manufacturing, export market opportunities, and a signature line of pre-packaged products called ‘Country Grove’.
With the intent to simplify and streamline corporate activities, Pathfinder Foods divested from it’s automated manufacturing and packaging facilities in 1997. Nonetheless these functions are still available through sub-contracts with local businesses. Simultaneously, Pathfinder Foods began to integrate regional distributors into the operations, with the purpose of reducing our direct sales activities with several hundred customers, nevertheless ensuring their continued satisfaction in obtaining our products and services at the high standards they had come to expect from Pathfinder Foods.
Pathfinder Foods’ greatest strengths is in their continued flexibility among product and market diversification. This flexibility, accompanied by solid supplier relations and superior customer service, ensures continued growth and a bright future for Pathfinder Foods.
With regional distributors handling a large portion of the small to medium range clients, Pathfinder Foods now specializes in associations with large volume clients, with over 300 clients and growing across Canada. It is these clients that will most benefit from 23 years of industry expertise in sourcing, labelling, packaging, and distribution that Pathfinder Foods has to offer.