MONTREAL — Since late September of this year, those who needed a bite to eat and something to drink while visiting their loved ones at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a hospital in Burlington, Vermont, have had the opportunity to buy COGO Coconut Milk Smoothies. All six varieties of these coconut milk smoothies are for sale at Café Express, which serves grab ‘n go sandwiches, soup, snacks, and specialty beverages weekdays at the Medical Center Campus from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Café Express may be one of the best point-of-sale locations yet for COGO,” according to Roy Barros, Sales Director for Soyummi Foods. “It’s a specialty drink meant for the grab ‘n go customer, which is exactly what this hospital dining location offers its clientele.” Perhaps this is why the Fletcher Allen Health Care hospital has become a high volume account for COGO since the deal with the distributor Black River was sealed in September.
When Joanne Hollander and the Soyummi team began developing COGO Coconut Milk Smoothies, they knew that they were on to something. Coconut products have been increasingly popular with North American consumers, but they knew that there wasn’t anything on the market like their vision for COGO – a smoothie made with lauric-acid rich coconut milk, thickened with the nutritionally-dense, gluten-free grains quinoa and millet, fiber-rich inulin, and with functional ingredients that vary based on the flavor. Moreover, they believed that COGO would be a great fit in 1000s of locations that didn’t make sense for Soyummi Puddings, like bodegas, delis, convenience stores, and even hospitals. Since COGO is doing well at this Burlington, VT area hospital, it appears that they were right on both accounts.
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About Soyummi Foods Inc.
Soyummi Foods Inc. is an innovator in the development and marketing of top quality healthy foods. Always great tasting and naturally healthy, Soyummi is committed to producing fresh, nutritious and authentically natural food made with organic ingredients. Found in natural and independent stores as well as mainline grocery, all Soyummi products are lactose, dairy and gluten free.