CJ NowCJ Freshway to supply food ingredients to Love & Good Deed, the No. 1 consigned institutional food service for sanatoriums
▲ CJ Freshway CEO Moon Jong-seok (on the right) and Love & Good Deed CEO Lee Kang-min are posing for a photo after signing the ‘Agreement on the Joint Project for Care Food’ on the 20th at the CJ Freshway headquarters located in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
Contributing to improved quality of senior life by developing silver foods using the Central Kitchen
CJ Freshway (CEO Moon Jong-seok) has partnered with Love & Good Deed (CEO Lee Kang-min), a specialized senior-friendly food manufacturer and distributor, for the development of the silver industry.
The two companies announced on the 21st that they have signed the ‘Agreement on the Joint Project for Care Food’ on the 20th at the CJ Freshway headquarters located in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul with the attendance of the major executives.
With this agreement, CJ Freshway will be supplying food ingredients to over 500 sanatoriums and welfare facilities for senior citizens at which meals are provided by Love & Good Deed. In addition, CJ Freshway will be applying side dishes and meal kits produced at its Central Kitchen (centralized cooking system), which went into full operation last June, to the dishes and packed meals for senior citizens provided by Love & Good Deed.
The two companies decided to also cooperate in senior-friendly menu research, product planning, development, production, distribution, and marketing activities related to food services for active seniors with strong demands for a healthy diet, in addition to providing food delivery services for senior citizens in need of care.
Love & Good Deed, Korea’s No. 1 consigned institutional food service for sanatoriums, has its own senior-friendly food research institute to develop porridges and boneless samgyetang for those with poor masticatory functions, dysphagia, and/or indigestion. It is the only company in Korea with a patent related to food service for senior citizens. In particular, it was the first social enterprise to attract investment from POSCO Technology Investment and Wadiz Ventures. Last year, the company acquired technology through a technology transfer with Japan’s No. 1 packaged food company for senior citizens and is now running a franchise business delivering packaged meals to senior citizens.
“With this agreement, we expect to remarkably improve both product quality and service in the senior food market,” said Love & Good Deed CEO Lee Kang-min. “By producing senior-friendly foods with improved taste and nutrition, and providing services, we will do our best to fulfill the value of public service, thus improving the quality of life for senior citizens.”
“In addition to the exclusive food material brand for senior citizens ‘Healthy Nuri’, CJ Freshway is securing competencies in the development of new recipes for care food,” said Bae Soo-young, the head of CJ Freshway Food Service Division. “We’re going to offer customized senior-friendly foods using our cumulative menu development competencies and Icheon Central Kitchen where we can produce multiple products in small quantities.”