VANCOUVER,BC— February 28, 2023 — Fresh Prep, Canada's most sustainable meal kit and a Certified B Corporation®, has recently acquired Peko, Western Canada's first "peculiar" & surplus grocery delivery service. Peko was founded by two female university students, Sang Le and Arielle Lok, who were frustrated with the problem of food waste. Since May 2021, Peko has saved customers close to $1 million in grocery bills and diverted over 200,000 lbs of food from going to the landfill.
With community at the core of its mission, Peko aims to reduce food waste and promote access to affordable and healthy diets. Under Fresh Prep, the company will continue to deliver its signature mystery produce boxes and pantry items at up to 40% off grocery store prices. For every Peko box sold, $1 will be donated to the Food Stash Foundation and Vancouver Food Runners, two local charities that specialize in food recovery to combat hunger.
“We are delighted to welcome Peko into the Fresh Prep team – both of our companies have always shared a strong commitment to providing sustainable and high-quality food options. This strategic move represents a step further in Fresh Prep’s commitment to tackling food waste. We’ve been really impressed by what the Peko team has built in a short time and are looking forward to working alongside them.”– Husein Rahemtulla, Fresh Prep COO & Co-founder
“With Fresh Prep's operational scale, we can accelerate our goal to become Canada's #1 online grocery delivery service that helps consumers save money by saving food. We're incredibly grateful for all the support and cannot wait to continue serving our community!” – Sang Le, Peko CEO & Co-founder
Under Fresh Prep, Peko plans to obtain B Corporation® certification, launch a reusable packaging program, and expand to Alberta in the summer of 2023. The co-founders of Peko will continue to be involved in the company's future growth, with Sang leading Peko and Arielle serving as a consultant for all things operations. This acquisition is a significant step towards a more sustainable food system, and we can't wait to see what Peko and Fresh Prep cook up next!
Peko is Western Canada’s first delivery service dedicated to “peculiar” & surplus groceries at up to 40% off retail prices. Initially started as a passion project by two female university students to fight food waste, Peko has diverted 200,000+ lbs of food from going to the landfill and saved customers close to $1 million in grocery bills.
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About Fresh Prep
Fresh Prep is a meal kit delivery service offered in over 35 municipalities throughout BC and Alberta. Founded in 2015, Fresh Prep delivers everything needed to make meals at home in under 30 minutes, plus delicious sides, salads and snacks. With a focus on sustainability, ingredients are delivered in reusable, insulated cooler bags, and many recipes are available in Fresh Prep’s patented Zero Waste Kit containers—minimizing single-use plastic waste and reducing impact on the environment.
Meals are affordable and recipes are diverse to fit the needs of individuals, couples or families. Fresh Prep is a Certified B Corporation®, dedicated to doing business responsibly —balancing purpose and profit.
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