Wholesome, North America’s leading Fair Trade, non-GMO, Organic candy and sweetener brand, is taking steps to ensure its valued retail customers and consumers have uninterrupted product supply in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The company has distribution facilities in Texas and the east coast of Florida.
“We have been closely monitoring the storms and taking appropriate action,” Wholesome CEO Olu Beck said. “Our dedicated team is working to develop distribution alternatives for our organic sugars, sweeteners, candies and frostings as needed. At this time, we believe our core distribution will not be affected for most of the country.”
“We want to thank all of the first responders and volunteers who have been working around the clock,” Beck said. “Our thoughts are with our employees, customers, suppliers – and their friends and families – who have been affected or may be impacted by these hurricanes.”
Hurricane Harvey Had Minimal Impact on Supply
Wholesome core business operations and product distribution services have been largely unaffected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding. However, the company’s Sugar Land, Texas administrative office was flooded. All local staff members are safe and accounted for and business operations will continue as normal from a temporary location until the office reopens. The effects of Irma’s impact on Florida are still being assessed but we anticipate only minor delays as business operations were largely unaffected.
As Wholesome’s raw materials are primarily sourced from Fair Trade, non-GMO, organic growers in Central and South America, the company does not expect supply to be impacted. The company has implemented business continuity plans to source distribution from its network of warehouses throughout the country.
Wholesome has donated $10,000 and >25,000 bags of candy to support Harvey recovery efforts coordinated by Feeding Texas. This organization – together with other relief agencies – has been instrumental in providing assistance to people in need. We invite you to join us at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/harvey-food-relief.