It feels like just last week we were enjoying the industry buzz of all things deli and specialty as everyone gathered in New York City to discuss the latest trends, network, and sample some of the hottest products to hit the market—both figuratively and, in some cases, literally.
One brand to cross our radar was The Good Spoon, showcasing its line of plant-based mayos.
A unique culinary creation by Algama Foods, this lineup of light, vegan mayos replaces eggs with microalgae, in line with some of the fastest-growing trends in the industry.
“We were fortunate to showcase our delicious vegan mayos in three different locations at the show, connect with 1,500 visitors, talk about our innovation on SFA Live TV and with Phil Lempert, The Supermarket Guru, or discuss ‘Disruptive Thinking’ with Phil Kafarakis, President of the Specialty Food Association during SFFS Education Session,” Sebastien Frin, Business Developer for Algama Foods, wrote in an email to Deli Market News, noting that The Good Spoon has enjoyed a great reception with numerous features including Entrepreneur Magazine and ProjectNosh.
The Good Spoon represented the Future of Food at the Level Up Pavilion during the Summer Fancy Food Show 2017 pre-market launch, according to a press release, and was chosen to be part of the Seed&Chips Food Future Pavilion in this year’s the Summer Fancy Food Show. Products have also received significant awards and recognition from the food industry, including the Carrefour Innovation Award.
The company said its presence at the Summer Fancy Food Show strengthens its development in the New York metropolitan area and helps to set up its online distribution. Now, it will soon be targeting an expansion in the North East as well as development on the west coast.
Launched in December of 2017, The Good Spoon is now available in 100 stores in the New York area, including Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, being sold under banners like CTown, Brooklyn Fare, Brooklyn Harvest, or Morton Williams. Thanks to partnerships with Carrefour and Casino Group, it is also distributed in 200 stores in Paris where Algama was founded by three childhood friends.
Algama is now based in both Paris and New York City, and looks to be on a clear path to growth beyond the U.S.’s eastern seaboard.