1 February, 2022, Richmond, BC – Intercity Packers Meat & Seafood (ICP), Canada’s leading supplier of premium quality meat and seafood products for the foodservice industry, celebrates their 50th Anniversary this year.
Founded in 1972 by Gary Mathies and Jim Sarangi, the company first supplied beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and game to local restaurants from a facility in what is today’s Olympic Village in Vancouver, BC. As the company grew, additional facilities in Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal expanded their reach.
In 2002, Intercity was acquired by Gordon Food Service, a national broadline foodservice distributor, significantly expanding Intercity’s ability to serve customers coast to coast.
“Building on Gary and Jim’s vision, we’ve continued to grow the Intercity Packers brand,” said Dean Noble, Gordon Food Service Chief Operating Officer. “With four strategically located plants supporting our customers coast-to-coast, ICP has enabled us to be a market leader in fresh meat and seafood for foodservice in Canada.”
In 2019, Intercity Packers and Albion Fisheries combined to become Intercity Packers Meat & Seafood. Together their capabilities propelled them to become the national leader across all categories of specialized protein products.
As Intercity celebrates a rich, 50-year history of entrepreneurship, growth, and commitment to excellence, it has also proven resilient, forging ahead amid economic, supply chain, environmental, and staffing challenges, with its customers in clear focus.