Our Supply Choices

Our Supply Choices

We supply ourselves intelligently and sustainably

Our centralized buying teams allow our divisions to use common sources of supply. This new organizational structure also allows us to position ourselves for the long-term with innovative products, local food producers who need lasting partnerships, and entrepreneurs who are building the future of food service through responsible business practices.


We Are Proud Partners of:

Aliments du Québec and Aliments préparés au Québec

"Aliments du Québec" is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the agri-food industry through the "Aliments du Québec" and "Aliments préparés au Québec" brands.

Products containing at least 85% ingredients of Quebec origin and processed and packaged in Quebec can be certified "Aliments du Québec".

Products are certified "Aliments préparés au Québec" when they are processed and packaged in Quebec and contain both ingredients from Quebec and ingredients imported from other countries if they cannot be produced under our weather conditions.

Smarter Seafood by Exploramer

Smarter Seafood is a program developed by Exploramer that promotes the sustainable fishing of aquatic species from the St. Lawrence River.
This certification encourages all players in the food industry to integrate the many edible but often little-known species of the River into their product offerings.

Our Mayrand Food Depot stores are the first food retail businesses to be certified Smarter Seafood.

Our customers can find the aquatic species promoted by the program and products from certified producers at all of our branches.

Le Panier Bleu

The Panier Bleu, or blue basket, is an initiative supported by the Government of Quebec whose purpose is to strengthen the Quebec economy and encourage local purchasing among Quebecers.

The mayrand.ca website and our Mayrand Food Depot stores, open to the general public, are in the Panier Bleu directory.

Local business needs Quebecers' solidarity to sustainably fulfill its missions of supply and job creation. The Panier Bleu contributes directly to this.

Discover our environmental initiatives