Arkopia - Stories Worth Telling
Highest Quality Freeze Dried Food – The Future of Fresh
Arkopia offers the actual fresh fruit smoothie that all other products say to “add to”. Not a trend, not a gimmick, not a diet, not a supplement, not a vitamin: We are the actual real food product that offers the real benefits of healthy, real food. The same size and price as Canadians favorite smoothie restaurant, only 100% pure, whole, raw, natural, and more convenient! Fresh Fruit Smoothies literally anywhere! Freeze Dried not just for nutrient retention, but the long shelf life of Freeze Dried Food makes Arkopia a Zero Food Waste company (over 60% of food is wasted in Canada, mostly fruits and vegetables).
Arkopia - Fast Facts
Your name: Jessica and Dean Sopher
Year the company was started: Founded in 2018 in Saskatchewan, Canada by a wife & husband team, after many years of experience with freeze drying.
Where are the products made: Invented by Canadians, For Canadians.
What is the ‘key ingredient’ that makes your product line special?
100% pure, whole, raw, freeze dried fruits.
Interview with Dean, Founder of Arkopia
LCG Foods sat down with Arkopia's founder, Dean, and asked him some questions to better understand the brand's vision, core values, and other topics that we thought potential retail partners would want to know.
What motivated you to start your company and create the products that we see today?
The very first Freeze Dried Smoothie we made was so delicious, healthy, convenient, and beneficial to us that we were forced to turn it into a business so we could share it with the world. As fruit & vegetable prices continue to rise, and in these volatile and changing times, we decided to protect ourselves with what we believe to be the best investment: Healthy Food Security.
What are your company’s core values?
NASA technology freeze drying has allowed Arkopia to prevent food waste and reduce carbon emissions by over 90% for shipping and storage! Real fruit and vegetables, with no sacrifice to quality, that is as affordable as possible. It gets even better: Arkopia’s Pure Fruit Smoothies are tested and packaged for a super-long shelf life, offering healthy food security for emergency preparedness, camping, hiking, outdoor excursions, road trips, and literally anywhere you would like a fresh fruit smoothie!
If you could tell a retailer three things about what makes your brand different, what would they be?
a. Arkopia invented the first Fresh Fruit Smoothie that’s as easy to make as a protein shake!
b. Arkopia is a ZERO FOOD WASTE company (Canada is the worst country for food waste)
c. “Half of what you eat should be fruit & veg” … Canada Food Guide. (90% of Canadians don’t eat properly).
d. Arkopia compliments nearly all other products in a retail store, such as protein powders, collagen, supplements, shaker cups, and vitamins or other powders. We are the product that all of these other products say to “add to”. Not a supplement, not an additive, not a gimmick, not a trend; we are actual real, healthy, delicious food!
e. Freshly Blended Smoothies, Literally Anywhere. All you need is water and a container with a lid.
What are some of the challenges that you’ve overcome to bring your business to its current state?
Freeze dried food is the highest quality food available because of its ultra-high nutrient retention and near indefinite shelf life. It is an extensive, time-consuming, and expensive process, so it was a struggle to combine high quality, large quantity, and affordability. We have successfully done so.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
We have passion for self sufficiency, sustainable farming, health, and good food. On our small farm we raise many different animals, have extensive gardens and fruit orchards, and have built a super-efficient passive solar deep winter greenhouse where we enjoy spending time during the cold winter months. Our 3 young boys keep us on our toes, and we love it.
Check out all the items from Arkopia Here!
Why LCG Foods?
If you own or manage a health food store, you know it’s hard work to maintain a successful business. From developing customer loyalty, to managing costs, to staying competitive with the big grocery store down the street, we get that you want your suppliers to work as hard as you do.
At LCG Foods Distribution, we carefully curate a lean wholesale catalog of only the hottest natural food products, with new product launches every few weeks. Whether your store values organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, or keto, we have the products your customers are looking for, before they know they’re looking for them.
We offer straightforward, no-nonsense pricing, and ordering can be done easily online, by email, or over the phone with your account manager. All orders are processed on-demand from our distribution centres in Ontario and British Columbia, with Canada-wide service.
Get started today by browsing all the Arkopia products, or take a look at our full product offering, then, if you'd like to explore wholesale pricing for your business, simply complete the form below and an LCG Foods representative will get in touch with you within 2-4 hours during the work week.
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