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Exploring the Rise of Functional Beverages in Toronto Offices: A Key to Productivity and Wellness

Exploring the Rise of Functional Beverages in Toronto Offices: A Key to Productivity and Wellness

In the bustling offices of Toronto, the rise of functional beverages is transforming the way employees hydrate and energize during their workday. From enhancing focus to supporting overall wellbeing, these innovative drinks are becoming a staple in workplace culture. Let's delve into what functional beverages are and why they're gaining traction in offices pantries across Toronto.

What are Functional Beverages?

Functional beverages are drinks formulated with ingredients that offer specific health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Unlike traditional beverages like water, soda, or plain coffee, functional beverages are crafted to serve a purpose beyond hydration or refreshment. They often contain vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other natural compounds known for their potential to support mental clarity, physical performance, stress management, or overall vitality.

Types of Functional Beverages:

  1. Adaptogenic Teas: These teas contain adaptogenic herbs like ginseng, ashwagandha, or rhodiola, which are intended to help the body adapt to stress and promote balance. They're popular choices for those seeking a calming yet focused mindset throughout the day.

  2. Enhanced Water: Infused with electrolytes, vitamins, or antioxidants, enhanced waters offer hydration plus additional benefits such as improved energy levels or immune support. Brands often incorporate flavours like cucumber mint or citrus to enhance the drinking experience.

  3. Performance Juices: These juices blend fruits, vegetables, and superfoods to provide a concentrated dose of nutrients and energy. Whether it's a pre-workout boost or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, performance juices offer a convenient way to fuel productivity without the crash of sugary alternatives.

  4. Functional Coffee: Beyond the traditional cup of joe, functional coffees may include added ingredients like MCT oil, collagen, or adaptogens to enhance cognitive function, promote gut health, or sustain energy levels without the jitters.

Why are Functional Beverages Trending in Toronto Offices?

  1. Health and Wellness Focus: In today's health-conscious society, employees prioritize well-being both in and out of the office. Functional beverages align with this ethos by offering convenient access to nourishing ingredients that support mental clarity, immunity, and overall vitality.

  2. Enhanced Productivity: The demands of modern work environments require sustained focus and energy throughout the day. Functional beverages provide a natural alternative to traditional stimulants like sugary drinks or excessive caffeine, helping employees maintain peak performance without the crashes or jitters.

  3. Stress Reduction: Toronto's fast-paced business landscape can be stressful, leading to burnout and decreased productivity. Functional beverages containing adaptogens or calming herbs offer a holistic approach to stress management, promoting relaxation and resilience in the face of daily challenges.

  4. Employee Satisfaction: Offering a variety of functional beverages in the office demonstrates an employer's commitment to employee wellbeing. Providing access to these innovative drinks can boost morale, foster a positive work environment, and attract top talent seeking companies that prioritize holistic health.

  5. Environmental Consciousness: Many functional beverage brands prioritize sustainability, using eco-friendly packaging and ethically sourced ingredients. With Toronto's environmentally conscious population, employees appreciate companies that make eco-friendly choices, further driving the popularity of functional beverages in the office.

As a leading provider of office snacks, beverages, and pantry services in the Greater Toronto Area, Pantree has curated a diverse selection of functional beverages to meet the evolving needs of their clients' offices.

By working with innovative functional beverage brands like WakeWater, ROAR Organic, Village Juicery, Genuine Tea, Ghost Energy and more, Pantree strives to ensure that our office customers across Toronto have access to the latest functional beverages tailored to support productivity and wellness, reflecting the diverse tastes and health goals of today's office professionals. By choosing Pantree as your office beverage provider, you not only support employee wellbeing but also contribute to environmental conservation efforts.

As the demands of modern work life continue to evolve, so, too, do the beverages fuelling Toronto's workforce. Functional beverages have emerged as a solution to the dual challenges of promoting productivity and supporting wellbeing in the office environment. With their focus on health, sustainability, and performance enhancement, these innovative drinks are reshaping office culture one sip at a time. Embracing the functional beverage trend is a step towards a healthier, more vibrant workplace for employees to thrive.

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team

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Pantree's Top 5 Picks: Eco-Conscious Snacks for Sustainable Office Pantries

Pantree's Top 5 Picks: Eco-Conscious Snacks for Sustainable Office Pantries

As more businesses prioritize eco conscious practices, even the snacks in office pantries are getting a green makeover. At Pantree, we believe that every snack break should contribute to a healthier planet. That's why we've curated a selection of our favourite eco conscious snacks on our site from brands dedicated to sustainability. From locally sourced ingredients to compostable packaging, these snacks not only taste great but also make a positive impact on the environment.

Here are our top 5 picks right now to make your office snacks offerings not only delicious and enticing for employees, but eco friendly, too!

  1. Made With Local: When it comes to supporting local communities and sustainable agriculture, Made With Local stands out. Their wholesome snacks are made with ingredients sourced directly from local farmers, reducing carbon emissions associated with transportation. Plus, as a fellow B Corp Certified company, they hold themselves to the highest standards of sustainability and social responsibility across five key pillars: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers. From their delicious Real Food Bars to their tasty baking mixes, Made With Local offers guilt-free snacking options that are good for you and the planet.

  2. From Farm To Table Popcorn: Popcorn is a classic snack enjoyed by people of all ages, and Farm To Table Popcorn takes it to the next level with their commitment to sustainability. Their popcorn kernels are grown by area farmers dedicated to raising and harvesting organically and sustainably grown corn and potatoes. All their growers are family-owned farms, located less than 100km from their factory in Cambridge, ON, and run by people with a shared devotion to growing and preparing food that nourishes the body and gives back to the planet. With flavours like Dill Pickle and White Cheddar, From Farm To Table offers an indulgence that's perfect for satisfying those mid-afternoon cravings.

  3. Chocosol: Chocolate lovers rejoice! Chocosol Chocolate Traders is revolutionizing the chocolate industry with their ethically sourced and sustainably produced chocolate bars. Their direct trade model ensures that cocoa farmers receive a fair wage for their work, empowering communities and promoting economic justice. Additionally, Chocosol's commitment to organic farming practices minimizes the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals, resulting in a product that's not only delicious but also better for the planet.

  4. Hungry Buddha: For those seeking a healthy and satisfying snack option, Hungry Buddha delivers with their lineup of coconut-based snacks, Hungry Buddha offers nutritious snacks that are free from artificial additives and preservatives. Plus, their commitment to sustainable practices such as using only plant-based ingredients, working with a LEED certified factory for production, and ensuring all of their packaging is recyclable means that every bite supports responsible sourcing and environmental conservation efforts.

  5. Prana: Prana Organic is on a mission to make snacking more mindful and sustainable. As another fellow B Corp company, they make a wide range of organic and ethically sourced snacks includes cookies, bars, and other fun treats. By prioritizing organic farming practices and fair trade partnerships, Prana Foods ensures that every snack is not only delicious but also contributes to a healthier planet.

At Pantree, we're proud to partner with these eco conscious brands to offer our office snack service customers options that are as good for the planet as they are for your taste buds. By choosing snacks that prioritize sustainability, you can make a positive impact on the environment without sacrificing flavour or convenience. So why not stock your office pantry with these delicious and eco friendly options? Your employees—and the planet—will thank you for it.

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team
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Hydration Drinks: Spotlight on Prime Hydration and The Value of Better Hydration Drinks

Hydration Drinks: Spotlight on Prime Hydration and The Value of Better Hydration Drinks

In the world of hydration drinks, the options seem endless. From the nostalgic classic Gatorade to newcomer Prime, the market is brimming with choices. But what sets these beverages apart? And why should you opt for ones with better, natural ingredients? Let's dive in and explore the differences between Gatorade and Prime Hydration, and why the latter might just be the smarter choice for your office pantry.

Understanding Hydration Drinks: What's the Fuss About?

Before we delve into the specifics, let's understand why hydration drinks have become such a staple in today's society. In our hectic lives, maintaining optimal hydration levels can be a challenge. Whether it's due to intense workouts, long days at the office, or simply the demands of daily life, our bodies often need a boost in hydration.

That's where hydration drinks come in. These beverages are specially formulated to replenish electrolytes, minerals, and fluids lost through sweat and exertion. They're not just for athletes; anyone looking to stay hydrated and energized can benefit from them.

The Gatorade Legacy: A Classic Choice

When it comes to hydration drinks, Gatorade is the undisputed champion. With its vibrant colours and iconic branding, Gatorade has been a household name for decades. But what's in it that makes it so popular?

Gatorade's formula typically includes water, sugar, electrolytes, and artificial flavours and colours. While it effectively replenishes fluids and electrolytes lost during exercise or strenuous activity, its reliance on artificial ingredients raises some concerns. Artificial colours and flavours, as well as added sugars, may not align with everyone's health and wellness goals.

Prime Hydration: A Fresh Approach

Enter Prime Hydration, a newcomer to the scene but one that's making waves with its commitment to natural ingredients and superior hydration. Prime Hydration's formula is crafted with electrolytes sourced from natural sea minerals, along with real fruit flavours and organic sweeteners. This means no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives--just pure, refreshing hydration.

But what sets Prime Hydration apart isn't just its clean ingredient list; it's also the science behind its formulation. Prime Hydration is designed to deliver rapid hydration and sustained energy without the crash often associated with sugary beverages. Its balanced blend of electrolytes ensures optimal hydration without the unnecessary additives found in other drinks.

Why Natural Ingredients Matter

Now, you might be wondering: why should I care about natural ingredients in my hydration drink? The answer lies in overall health and wellness. Our bodies thrive on real, whole foods and beverages, not synthetic additives and artificial sweeteners.

By choosing hydration drinks with natural ingredients, you're not only supporting your own health but also the environment. Prime Hydration's use of organic ingredients and sustainable sourcing practices align with Pantree's values of responsible consumption and environmental stewardship.

When to Reach for Hydration Drinks

Hydration drinks like Gatorade and Prime Hydration aren't just for athletes. They can be beneficial in a variety of situations, including:

  1. After Exercise: Replenish electrolytes and fluids lost during intense workouts to aid in recovery and prevent dehydration.
  2. During Long Days at the Office: Stay hydrated and focused during marathon meetings or busy workdays by sipping on a hydration drink.
  3. Outdoor Activities: Whether you're hiking, biking, or enjoying a day at the beach, hydration drinks can help keep you refreshed and energized.
  4. Illness or Hangovers: Combat dehydration caused by illness or excessive alcohol consumption with a hydrating beverage.

Why Hydration Drinks Belong in the Office

At Pantree, we understand the importance of keeping our employees happy, healthy, and productive. That's why we believe hydration drinks like Prime Hydration are a must-have addition to any office pantry.

Providing employees with access to hydration drinks not only promotes wellness but also fosters a positive workplace culture. When employees feel supported in their health (and hydration) goals, they're more likely to perform their best and contribute to the success of the company.

Additionally, offering healthier beverage options like Prime Hydration reflects a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. By choosing products that prioritize natural ingredients and eco-friendly practices, a company can demonstrate that they are not only investing in the health of employees but also the health of our planet.

The choice between Gatorade and Prime Hydration ultimately comes down to personal preference and priorities--we aren't here to yuk anyone's yum! While both options can effectively replenish fluids and electrolytes, Prime Hydration offers a cleaner, more natural alternative without sacrificing taste or performance. So, why settle for artificial when you can hydrate with the best that nature has to offer? Choose Prime Hydration--on feature for the entire month of May at Pantree--and drink to your health!

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team

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The Sweet Success of Healthier Candy: Exploring the Demand for Better Bears

The Sweet Success of Healthier Candy: Exploring the Demand for Better Bears

In recent years, a paradigm shift has occurred in the candy industry, marked by a growing demand for snacks and sweets--both at home and at the office--that are not only delicious but also healthier alternatives to traditional offerings. Companies like Better Bears have capitalized on this trend, creating candies that boast reduced sugar content, are plant based, and eschew artificial ingredients. But what is driving this shift in consumer preferences, and why are these healthier options gaining traction in the market?

The Rise of Health Consciousness

One of the primary drivers behind the demand for healthier candy options is the increasing awareness of the link between diet and health. We are seeing this across the board with all of our pantry service customers in Toronto. With rising concerns over obesity rates, diabetes, and other diet-related health issues, consumers are becoming more conscious of the ingredients in the foods they consume, including their favourite treats.

According to a report by Grand View Research, the global health and wellness food market size is expected to reach USD 811.82 billion by 2025, driven by consumers' growing inclination towards healthier food choices. This trend extends to the confectionery sector, where consumers are seeking candies that offer indulgence without compromising on health.

Shifting Consumer Preferences

Millennials and Generation Z, in particular, are driving the demand for healthier candy options. These demographic groups prioritize health and wellness, and they are willing to pay a premium for products that align with their values. As these younger consumers become a dominant force in the market, candy companies are adapting to meet their preferences.

Research from Mintel indicates that 64% of U.S. consumers aged 18-24 say that they are trying to limit their sugar intake, demonstrating a significant shift in consumer behaviour towards healthier eating habits. This demographic's influence on purchasing decisions cannot be understated, and candy companies are taking note by reformulating their products to appeal to this health-conscious audience.

Transparency and Ingredient Quality

Another factor driving the demand for healthier candy options is the increasing emphasis on transparency and ingredient quality. Consumers are scrutinizing product labels more closely, looking for natural ingredients and avoiding artificial additives and preservatives.

Better Bears has positioned themselves as a transparent brand, providing detailed information about their ingredients and manufacturing processes. By using natural sweeteners like stevia instead of refined sugars, their company appeals to consumers who are seeking cleaner, more wholesome options.

Impact of Social Media and Influencers

The rise of social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok have also played a significant role in popularizing healthier candy alternatives. Influencers and wellness advocates use these platforms to promote products that align with their lifestyles, reaching a wide audience of followers who trust their recommendations.

Brands are leveraging social media marketing effectively, partnering with influencers and fitness enthusiasts to promote their products as guilt-free indulgences. By tapping into these online communities, candy companies can generate buzz and drive demand among health-conscious consumers.

Regulatory Environment and Public Health Initiatives

Government regulations and public health initiatives aimed at reducing sugar consumption have also influenced the candy market. In response to growing concerns over rising obesity rates and related health issues, policymakers have implemented measures such as sugar taxes and mandatory labeling requirements.

For instance, the UK introduced a sugar tax on soft drinks in 2018 as part of its Childhood Obesity Plan, encouraging manufacturers to reformulate their products to avoid higher tax rates. This regulatory pressure has incentivized candy companies to develop healthier alternatives that meet both consumer demand and regulatory standards.

The demand for companies like Better Bears reflects a broader shift towards healthier eating habits and greater awareness of the impact of diet on health that we are seeing as we work with our home, office, and food service customers. Millennials and Generation Z, in particular, are driving this trend, prioritizing products that offer indulgence without compromising on health.

Factors such as transparency, ingredient quality, and the influence of social media have contributed to the success of these healthier candy alternatives. As consumer preferences continue to evolve, candy companies will need to innovate and adapt to meet the demand for sweets that are both delicious and nutritious, looking to companies like Better Bears as a leading example. And we are on board with that! 

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team

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Pantree After Dark At The Royal Ontario Museum

Pantree After Dark At The Royal Ontario Museum

Recently, Pantree had the privilege of being one of the key vendors for our customer, Royal Ontario Museum, for their ROM After Dark event.

If you haven't yet been to one of the ROM After Dark nights, we highly recommend you check them out! These are a themed after-hours event series that allows you to explore the Museum in a whole new way. ROM After Dark channels an experiential energy, featuring curated music, visual arts, pop-up performances, and distinctive food and drink, designed for adults looking for a fun, art-driven night out.

For this most recent event the theme was "Earth Folk" which was a propos of Earth Day. As part of our role as pantry delivery service provider for ROM, we brought in a range of beverages--because when you're dancing in the dark in the middle of a museum, you need to stay hydrated!

Our team loves being part of these cool, exciting happenings around the city. If you need vendors for your next event as the season of summer and summer parties is upon us, please email our Head of Food Service, Kristin Dale, at kristin.dale@pantree.ca.

For more about our Food Service offerings and how we are working with our partners across restaurants, cafes, and the hospitality industry in Toronto, check out our dedicated Pantree Food Service site. 

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team

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Why Pantree Loves Genuine Tea

Why Pantree Loves Genuine Tea

In the bustling world of corporate culture, finding unique and creative ways to foster connection, boost morale, and promote wellness among employees is crucial. We are constantly creating new ways to treat our staff to events and tastings of new products and brands that we love to work with. Although we started off in the early days of our business as an office coffee delivery service with an emphasis on our love for local coffee roasters, we have now become the premier office pantry service provider in Toronto for a vast array of snacks and beverages and that includes--among many things--sourcing and delivering premium teas. And one of the companies we absolutely adore is Genuine Tea.

Voted recently as Best Tea in Toronto, Genuine Tea is the real deal. Founded in 2015 after the owners spent time living in Taiwan for five years, Genuine Tea was inspired by a love of tea and adventure. The founders travel to plantations around the world in search of the finest teas, focusing on award-winning quality, sustainable agriculture, and ethical practices.

Genuine Tea is one of Canada’s Most Awarded Tea Companies and a proud leader in the Third Wave Tea Movement. They work with some of the top cafes,
restaurants, offices and hotels in Canada and to top it off, all of their teas are blended and packaged by hand in Toronto, Canada.

Pantree x Genuine Tea

But there's more! Here are just a few reasons why Pantree loves Genuine Tea

  1. Commitment to Quality: Genuine Tea is renowned for its unwavering commitment to quality. From sourcing the finest tea leaves to meticulous production processes, each sip of Genuine Tea is a testament to excellence. 

  2. Diverse Range of Offerings: Whether it's robust black teas, delicate green teas, or soothing herbal and adaptogenic blends, Genuine Tea offers a diverse range of options to suit every palate. Pantree prides itself on catering to diverse tastes and preferences, and Genuine Tea's extensive selection aligns perfectly with this ethos.

  3. Ethical Sourcing Practices: Pantree places a strong emphasis on ethical sourcing, and Genuine Tea shares this commitment. By prioritizing partnerships with responsible tea growers and promoting sustainability throughout their supply chain, Genuine Tea aligns with Pantree's values of social and environmental responsibility.

  4. Support for Local Businesses: As a Toronto-based company, Pantree values supporting local businesses and fostering a sense of community. Genuine Tea, with its roots in Ontario, embodies this spirit of locality. By partnering with Genuine Tea, Pantree not only offers exceptional products but also contributes to the growth of the local economy.

A Guide To A Genuine Tea Tasting At Your Next Corporate Event

As part of our monthly Fuel Up Friday events for our employees at Pantree, we recently held a yin yoga session in our warehouse for our employees to wind down and reset before the weekend, followed by a tasting of teas from Genuine Tea.

If you're looking to host a Genuine Tea Tasting at your next office event, these are a few steps we took that can help you get started. The folks at Genuine Tea are *genuinely* so passionate and helpful, so if you have any questions or ideas, we encourage you to reach out to them for insight on their product or, of course, you can work with our excellent customer service team directly to help source the teas you want to showcase and have them delivered the next day through our office pantry delivery service

  1. Selecting the Teas: Work with Genuine Tea and Pantree to curate a selection of teas that cater to different preferences and dietary restrictions. Consider options from across their range of offerings, from loose leaf or pyramid tea bags, to matcha and lattes, to shelf stable sparkling iced tea. 

  2. Setting the Scene: Create a cozy and inviting atmosphere for the tea tasting. Set up tables with elegant teapots, cups, and saucers, along with informative placards detailing each tea's flavour profile and brewing instructions. Add floral arrangements or greenery to enhance the ambiance.

  3. Guided Tasting Experience: Enlist the expertise of an enthusiastic employee to research the tasting notes and guide participants through the tasting experience. They can provide insights into each tea's origin, brewing techniques, and flavour notes, enriching the experience for attendees.

  4. Incorporating Variety: In addition to hot teas, consider offering iced tea options for a refreshing twist. Genuine Tea offers a selection of loose-leaf teas that are perfect for brewing both hot and cold beverages. Serve chilled pitchers of iced tea alongside traditional hot tea service to cater to all preferences.

  5. Interactive Activities: Encourage engagement by incorporating interactive activities into the tea tasting. Consider hosting a blind taste test where participants try to identify different teas based on flavour alone, or invite attendees to vote for their favourite blend at the end of the tasting.

Our Favourite Flavours

Truth be told, we've never had a bad tea from Genuine Tea, but these are some of our favourite flavours at the office right now: 

Cream of Early Grey: A lush and nostalgic cuppa
Lemon Ginger Rooibos: A soothing pick me up at any time of day without the caffeine
Organic Calming Butterfly Pea: For the added adaptogenic benefits and the fun, vibrant colour

Incorporating a Genuine Tea tasting at your next corporate event offers a unique opportunity to delight and engage attendees while promoting wellness and community. Pantree's partnership with Genuine Tea exemplifies the shared values of quality, diversity, and sustainability that drive both companies forward. Reach out to us at info@pantree.ca to see how we can help you create a memorable and enriching experience that leaves a lasting impression on your team!

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team

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Earth Day 2024: Let’s Talk Climate Action and Restoring Nature

Earth Day 2024: Let’s Talk Climate Action and Restoring Nature

As April unfolds, so does the conversation about safeguarding our planet’s health and resources. Earth Day isn’t just about planting trees and recycling; it's a call to arms for us all to step up and take meaningful action to combat climate change. At Pantree, we’re not just talking the talk; we’re walking the walk, and we're doing it with our partner, Veritree.

Through our collaboration, for every order placed with us for office snacks, beverages, and food service industry delivery, we have committed to planting one tree. Our ultimate goal is to plant 1 million trees, and every step towards getting to that milestone matters for more than just our own business goals, but for the planet. 

The Big Picture: A Climate Emergency
The signs are all around us. With temperatures rising by 1.2 degrees Celsius, we’re witnessing the brutal impacts of the climate crisis: heatwaves, wildfires, droughts, and storms of unprecedented ferocity. It’s not just about saving the planet; it’s about preserving our way of life, protecting our food supply, and securing our global supply chain.

Communities worldwide are feeling the heat, quite literally, with prolonged droughts and severe storms becoming the new norm. The changing climate threatens everything from agriculture to infrastructure. Urgent action is needed, action that goes beyond mere carbon sequestration. We must focus on restoring nature in all its forms, enhancing biodiversity, revitalizing ecosystems, and supporting the well-being of our communities.

Climate and Nature: A Symbiotic Relationship
Climate change and nature loss go hand in hand. Rising temperatures are reshaping our ecosystems, while erratic weather patterns and ocean acidification endanger countless species. However, healthy ecosystems serve as our first line of defense, absorbing greenhouse gases and buffering against extreme weather events.

How Can You Make a Difference?
Change begins with us. Whether it’s reducing consumption and waste, cutting pollution, advocating for climate legislation, or educating others, every action counts. And this Earth Month, you can join us in becoming a customer and placing an order with Pantree for your next office snacks delivery. If you are an existing customer, you can make a difference by amplifying our restorative efforts by adding trees to your basket during checkout.

Our Commitment to Restoring Nature
At Pantree, we believe in taking tangible steps toward a sustainable future. That’s why we’ve partnered with Veritree to make a real impact. Through this collaboration, we’re planting trees that support communities, promote biodiversity, and sequester carbon. With Veritree’s transparent platform, you can track the progress of these projects and witness the positive change they bring to communities and ecosystems alike.

Join Us in Making a Difference
This Earth Month, let’s come together to protect our planet and restore its natural beauty. Together, we can make a difference—one tree at a time. 

Check out our Impact Hub to learn more about the projects we’re supporting and the impact we’re making. Together, let’s turn the tide on climate change and create a healthier, greener world for generations to come.

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team

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Customer Spotlight: The Drake Hotel Toronto

Customer Spotlight: The Drake Hotel Toronto

At Pantree, we're all about the way people experience food and hospitality, whether it's in the corporate world or the luxury realm. Today, we're thrilled to spotlight our recent partnership with one of Toronto's most iconic hotels, The Drake Hotel, with whom we recently collaborated to create a unique minibar experience. We're excited to delve into how Pantree's food service division is bringing innovation and flavour to The Drake's minibars with a curated selection of handpicked products.

Pantree x The Drake Hotel: A Perfect Pairing
When it comes to hospitality, The Drake Hotel stands as a beacon of creativity and style in the heart of Toronto. Known for its eclectic atmosphere and commitment to showcasing local art and culture, The Drake has always been at the forefront of innovation. So, when Pantree was given the opportunity to work with them on their minibar offerings, we jumped at the chance!

Here are some of the new and cool snacks and beverages you'll find if you spend a night or two at The Drake: 

Handfuel Dry Roasted Himalayan Salt Pistachios
Every great minibar needs a savoury snack that hits the spot, and Handfuel Dry Roasted Himalayan Salt Pistachios do just that. Sourced from the finest pistachio farms, these crunchy delights are seasoned with just the right amount of Himalayan salt to elevate their natural flavour. Packed with protein and healthy fats, they're the perfect pick-me-up for guests looking for a satisfying snack during their stay at The Drake.

LaCroix Beach Plum
In a world of sugary sodas and bland beverages, LaCroix Beach Plum stands out as a refreshing and guilt-free option. Made with sparkling water and natural flavours, LaCroix is a favourite among health-conscious consumers looking to stay hydrated without compromising on taste. The Beach Plum flavour adds a touch of exotic sweetness, making it the ideal companion for a day of relaxation at The Drake's luxurious accommodations.

Cookie It Up Milk Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
No minibar experience is complete without a touch of indulgence, and Cookie It Up Milk Chocolate Shortbread Cookies deliver just that. Handcrafted with care and attention to detail, these buttery shortbread cookies are generously studded with rich milk chocolate chunks. Whether enjoyed as a late-night treat or a midday snack, these decadent cookies are sure to delight guests with their irresistible flavour and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

While our partnership with The Drake Hotel highlights our commitment to providing exceptional hospitality in the luxury sector, Pantree is equally passionate about transforming the office pantry experience for businesses across the Greater Toronto Area. Through our office snacks service, we offer a curated selection of high-quality snacks and beverages, delivered directly to workplaces to keep employees fuelled and productive throughout the day.

By incorporating Pantree's products into The Drake's minibar offerings, we're bringing the same level of quality and innovation that our office snacks service is known for to the world of luxury hospitality. Whether it's a boutique hotel or a bustling office building, our mission remains the same: To elevate the food experience and leave a lasting impression on every guest or employee we serve, providing high quality customer service that is not only excellent but environmentally conscious.

As Pantree continues to expand its reach and influence in the food service industry, our collaboration with The Drake Hotel represents a milestone in our journey towards upping our hospitality game. By helping to curate a unique minibar experience with handpicked products, we aim to be part of setting a high standard for sustainability, luxury, and innovation in the hospitality sector. Whether you're unwinding at The Drake or fuelling up with office snacks, Pantree is here to elevate your food experience every step of the way.

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team

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Empowered Snacking: Women-Owned Brands At Pantree.ca

Empowered Snacking: Women-Owned Brands At Pantree.ca

At Pantree, we're all about celebrating diversity and supporting incredible women-led businesses. That's why we're excited to share with you some of the amazing female-owned and operated brands that we partner with for our office snack delivery service in Toronto. From guilt-free treats to allergy-friendly delights, these brands are changing the game one delicious bite at a time.

Barbet 
Barbet makes full-flavoured sparkling beverages for curious tastebuds. Founded by two sisters in Toronto, Barbet's flavours include Wild Card (blood orange, calamansi, jalapeno), Love Bite (pink grapefruit, ginger, juniper) and Light Wave (cucumber, pineapple, lavender). With a mission to put alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks on a level playing field, they believe in creating elevated beverages so you don't have to water down life's moments. 

Whether you're hosting a client meeting or just need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up for your staff, Barbet's lineup of sparkling beverages is sure to impress.

Stellar Eats
These instant mug snacks are the perfect treat! Made with real food ingredients, Stellar Eats has three flavours  that are fast and easy (ready in the microwave in 2 minutes or less), and are nutritionist formulated with almond flour and sweetened with coconut and dates. Whether at the office or at home, these are snacks you can enjoy without the sugar spikes!

BetterBears: Gummy Bears, Reinvented
Looking for a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than BetterBears – a brand that's revolutionizing the gummy bear game. BetterBears offers a range of delicious gummy bears that are low in sugar and high in flavour.

Whether you're craving classic gummy bears or something a little more adventurous BetterBears has got you covered with a range of flavours: 

Gummy Bears: Classic, chewy, and bursting with fruity goodness, our Gummy Bears are a timeless treat for all ages. Each bite is a journey into the world of vibrant flavours.

Swedish Bears: These are a nostalgic nod to the original beloved Scandinavian fish-shaped treat, bringing you the same burst of fruity goodness and chewy satisfaction in every bite. 

Root Bears: A twist on the classic root beer flavour, our Root Bears bring nostalgia and refreshment in every bite. Enjoy the rich, creamy taste of root beer in a better-for-you candy.

Peachy Fuzzy Bears: Indulge in the sweet and tangy delight of Peachy Fuzzy Bears. These bite-sized gummies capture the essence of traditional peach gummy candy, making them an irresistible treat.

Sour Cherry Bears: Experience a burst of sweet and sour sensation with our Sour Cherry Bears. These gummies pay homage to the classic cherry gummy candy and are sure to satisfy your candy cravings.

AllergySmart
We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy delicious snacks, regardless of their dietary restrictions. That's why we're proud to partner with AllergySmart – a brand that's dedicated to creating allergy-friendly snacks that are safe for everyone to enjoy.

From nut-free granola bars to gluten-free cookies, AllergySmart has something for every diet. Plus, with their commitment to quality and taste, you'll never have to compromise on flavour when choosing allergy-friendly snacks for your office pantry.

FreeYumm: Allergy-Friendly Treats for Everyone
Another one of our favourite allergy-friendly brands is FreeYumma mom-owned business focused on providing healthy and whole food snacks that are free from the top 9 allergens. All of their snacks are made with quality ingredients that focus on inclusive eating for healthy families and kids! Snack Safe. Certified Gluten Free. Allergy Friendly. Vegan. Nut Free. Dairy Free.

MadeGood: Snacks That Make a Difference
Last but not least, we have MadeGood – a brand that's not only delicious but also committed to making a difference, MadeGood offers a range of allergy-friendly snacks that are perfect for the office pantry.

From granola bars to crispy squares, MadeGood snacks are made with real ingredients that are free from common allergens like peanuts and tree nuts. Plus, with their commitment to sustainability and giving back, you can feel good about supporting MadeGood snacks.

So there you have it, some of the amazing female-owned and operated brands that we partner with for our office snack delivery service in Toronto. From gourmet treats to allergy-friendly snacks, these brands are changing the game and proving that delicious snacks can also make a positive impact. So why settle for boring office snacks when you can support these incredible women-led businesses and elevate your snacking game at the same time? Choose Pantree for your office pantry service and discover a world of flavour, quality, and empowerment.

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New Month, New Products, New Prices!

New Month, New Products, New Prices!

Welcome to April! As kick off this month, we are all about new prices, new products, and spreading the good vibes wherever we can! 

New to Pantree: Stellar Eats
As we are continually evolving our office snack delivery offerings, we are always on the search for new, cool, healthy and progressive brands who are doing more than just making snacks. Enter: Stellar Eats, a line of instant mug snacks perfect for a quick treat, whether at your desk or curled up at home. 

We love that they are all about making treats with real food ingredients that everyone will recognize in their pursuit of redefining what it means to eat healthy. Their mission is for healthy eating to be enjoyable, easy, and empowering, focusing on how the food makes you FEEL rather than getting caught up on whether it fits into a certain trend. Pantree now carries their lineup of 3 awesome flavours: Brownie, Carrot Cake, and Banana Bread 

Check them out and consider adding them to your cart the next time you place an order with our office snacks service

Barbet: Female Founded, Owned, and Operated
Since coming on to the sparkling water scene, Barbet has made a huge splash (see what we did there?😜)

Founded by two sisters in Toronto, Barbet makes sparkling beverages for curious tastebuds. Their full-flavoured approach to beverage focuses on delivering an experience that plays with the senses--full-bodied flavours, strong aromatics, and colourful pours. The flavours include Wild Card (blood orange, calamansi, jalapeno), Love Bite (pink grapefruit, ginger, juniper) and Light Wave (cucumber, pineapple, lavender). Each one of their cans gives back to a grassroots charity organization. 

With a mission to put alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks on a level playing field, they believe in creating elevated beverages. We can attest to their triumph, as Barbet is one of our team's personal favourites at our office and warehouse, and are sure to be a huge hit with your team. Get the buzz going at work by ordering Barbet as part of your office snacks and pantry service! 

Reduced Pricing
Like many businesses in the current economic climate, we are striving to walk the line between being competitive with our pricing so as to offer the best value to our customers, while also being mindful about our own constraints. To that end, we have reduced the pricing on a number of our products for our Pantry Food Service customers to make ordering with us that much more enjoyable and reasonable.

You will now find lower prices on the following products: 

  • Boylan
  • Fever Tree
  • Walter's
  • Mott's
  • Gatorade
  • Redbull
  • San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water (Glass) (12x750ml)
  • Perrier Slims Original Sparkling Water (24-330 mL (Cans))
  • Naya Spring Water (24x600ml)
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail (8-1.89 L)
  • Partake Brewing Non-Alcoholic Blonde Ale (24-355 ml)

Wishing you all a wonderful April! As the weather starts to calm down and the buds of plants and trees start to emerge, we hope the sense of renewal and fresh energy finds you and brightens your days in the coming months. 

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team

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Pantree's Plastic Recycling Offsets & Sustainability Initiatives

Pantree's Plastic Recycling Offsets & Sustainability Initiatives

With Earth Day on the horizon and a peculiarly warm winter behind us here in the city, the conversation around climate change and our environmental impact is more pertinent than ever. At Pantree, as the leading provider of office snacks delivery in Toronto, we're not just about satisfying hunger cravings; we're committed to making a positive difference for our planet.

While our tree planting initiative, in partnership with Veritree, has been a cornerstone of our sustainability efforts, our green initiatives go beyond this to tackle another pressing issue: plastic pollution. Through our collaboration with Plastic Bank, we've introduced a Plastic Recycling Offset program for our home, office snacks service and food service customers, allowing them to offset the plastic in their carts with a simple checkbox at checkout.

Here's how it works: For every order containing plastic items, such as bottled water, we estimate the weight of plastic and pay Plastic Bank to offset an equivalent amount of plastic waste collected from beaches and waterways worldwide. By doing so, we prevent this waste from ending up in our oceans, supporting a cleaner and healthier environment for all. To delve deeper into Plastic Bank's impactful work, visit their website at https://plasticbank.com/.

But our commitment to sustainability doesn't stop there! At Pantree, it's woven into the fabric of our food industry service and office snacks delivery service and operations. Our Zero Waste Office Solutions encompass various initiatives aimed at reducing our carbon footprint and promoting environmental stewardship:

  • Carbon Neutral Delivery Fleet: We recognize the environmental impact of transportation and have taken steps to mitigate it. Our delivery fleet is carbon neutral, and we go the extra mile by planting additional trees to offset any emissions produced during delivery.
  • Zero Waste Office Services: In addition to providing delicious snacks and beverages, we offer zero waste services to our office customers. From recycling single-use plastic coffee pods to composting coffee grounds, we're committed to minimizing waste and promoting sustainable practices in the workplace.
  • B Corp Certification: We're proud to announce that Pantree is now B Corp certified. This prestigious designation reflects our commitment to meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. It's a testament to our ongoing efforts to make a positive impact, both locally and globally.

As we approach Earth Day, we invite businesses and individuals alike to join us in embracing sustainable initiatives. Whether it's reducing single-use plastics, investing in renewable energy, or supporting eco-conscious brands, every action, no matter how small, contributes to a brighter, greener future.

At Pantree, we believe that every little bit helps to make a meaningful difference for our planet.

Until next time, 
The Pantree Team

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How to Build the Perfect Office Pantry: A Guide for Office Managers in Toronto

How to Build the Perfect Office Pantry: A Guide for Office Managers in Toronto

One of the questions our sales and customer service team gets asked most frequently is how to build an office pantry, i.e., what they should order, how much, how to create a budget based on their office size, and everything else in between!

So today we're here to break it down and simplify the process. If you're an office manager or administrative staff member tasked with ordering and maintaining your office break room or kitchen pantry, we've got you!

Creating a well-stocked office pantry can contribute to a positive work environment, boost employee morale, and enhance productivity. At Pantree, we believe in the importance of providing quality snacks, beverages, and refreshments to keep your team fuelled and satisfied throughout the workday. In this guide, we'll explore how to stock an office pantry, what items to include, and how to create an office snacks budget that works for different offices and businesses across the GTA.

What to Stock in Your Office Pantry

  1. Healthy Snacks: Choose a variety of healthy snacks such as nuts, seeds, dried fruit, granola bars, and whole-grain crackers. These options provide sustained energy and can help keep employees focused and satisfied between meals.

  2. Fresh Fruit: Keep a selection of fresh fruit on hand, including apples, bananas, oranges, and berries. Fresh fruit provides essential vitamins and minerals and is a convenient grab-and-go option for busy employees. You can order assorted sized fruit boxes directly from us!

  3. Beverages: Offer a range of beverages to suit different preferences, including bottled water, sparkling water, natural juices, and low-sugar sodas. Don't forget to include options for coffee and tea lovers, such as gourmet coffee, herbal teas, and specialty tea blends. We carry many popular and local brands including Pilot Coffee, Genuine Tea, Barbet Sparkling Water, and more!

  4. Healthy Breakfast Options: Consider stocking your office pantry with nutritious breakfast options such as instant oatmeal packets, whole-grain cereal, Greek yogurt, and fruit smoothie ingredients. A well-balanced breakfast can set the tone for a productive day ahead.

  5. Office Essentials: Don't overlook essential items such as disposable cups, plates, napkins, utensils, and cleaning supplies. These items ensure that your office pantry remains clean, organized, and functional for all employees.

Modern Office Trends in Toronto

In today's modern workplaces, offices in Toronto are focusing on providing healthier snack options, locally sourced products, and sustainable packaging. Companies are also prioritizing employee wellness by offering gluten-free, vegan, and organic options to accommodate diverse dietary preferences and restrictions. Pantree carries a variety of local Toronto businesses that align with these trends, including:

  1. Local Artisan Snack Brands: Discover a selection of delicious and nutritious snacks from thoughtful and diverse artisan brands, including gourmet popcorn, artisanal chocolate, and handcrafted granola. 

  2. Sustainable Beverage Options: Choose from a range of sustainable beverage options, including locally brewed kombucha, cold-pressed juices, and eco-friendly coffee pods.

  3. Ethically Sourced Coffee and Tea: Treat your employees to ethically sourced coffee beans and premium tea blends from local Toronto roasters and tea merchants. Opt for Fair Trade and organic options to support ethical and sustainable practices.

Ordering Frequency and Budgeting Tips

When it comes to ordering office pantry supplies, consider the size of your team, their preferences, and consumption patterns. Aim to place orders frequently enough to ensure that your pantry remains well-stocked without excessive waste or overspending. Here are some budgeting tips based on the number of staff in your office:

  • Small Office Budget: If you have a limited budget, focus on stocking essential items such as coffee, tea, bottled water, and healthy snacks. Consider rotating your snack selection periodically to keep things interesting and exciting for employees.

  • Medium to Large Office Budget: Allocate a portion of your budget to invest in premium brand snacks, beverages, and specialty items. Consider offering a wider variety of options to cater to different tastes and preferences among your employees.

  • Customized Budget: Work with Pantree to create a customized budget and ordering schedule based on the specific needs and preferences of your office. Our team can help you maximize your budget while our dedicated team works to ensure that your pantry is stocked with high-quality, locally sourced products.

Elevate Your Office Pantry with Pantree.ca

Building the perfect office pantry requires careful planning, consideration of employee preferences, and a commitment to quality and variety. But not to fear! Pantree is here to support you every step of the way with our office snacks delivery service in Toronto. From healthy snacks and beverages to locally sourced products and sustainable options, we have everything you need to create a well-stocked and inviting office pantry for your team.

If you've been hemming and hawing about starting to build a pantry experience at your office, this is your sign to reach out to us! Hit us up at info@pantree.ca to learn more about our office snacks service and how we can help you build the perfect pantry for your office in Toronto. Let's elevate your office snacking experience together!

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