PRIDE and Lotus Foods – Scaling for Costco Wholesale

The Numbers

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increase in volume
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pallets packed and shipped per day, without incident
0 /3
of the staff are people with disabilities

Lotus Foods

Lotus Foods, located in Richmond, Calif., is a maker of organic rice products distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada. Like PRIDE Industries, Lotus has a special mission. The company is committed to helping family farms worldwide to grow rice in a way that respects the local water supply, soil, and communities. Lotus’ business practices have helped more than 5,000 family farms achieve a higher income. The company is also committed to sustainability, using 500 million fewer gallons of water to grow rice than other producers, and reducing methane gas from rice paddies by 40 percent.

The Challenge

Six years ago, Lotus Foods experienced an exponential growth in the demand for their product, Rice Ramen, at Costco Wholesale Stores. As a typical product producer, their core expertise was in product, not packaging and shipment. To make sure that they were successful in this opportunity, they needed a partner to help them scale their shipments for Rice Ramen.

The PRIDE Solution

Today, PRIDE Industries packs and ships around 90-110 pallets of Lotus’ Rice Ramen daily to Costco warehouses in the U.S. and Canada. Lotus is not only able to meet a 10X increase in demand for their products, but they also do this feat with the help of 2/3 staff with disabilities.

“Pride Industries is by far one of our best working partners. Over the past 3 years Lotus Foods has grown considerably as a company and that growth was largely made possible by Pride’s ability to meet our ever-increasing demand. Their flexibility, excellent customer service and attention to detail has made them a pleasure to work with. Their mission driven values makes me proud to call them a partner.”
Terri Ross, Game Ready Supply Chain Manager

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