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Harbor Wholesale Foods

2019 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2019
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to only include products that meet PHA’s Healthier Food and Beverage Criteria in its “We are Northwest Fresh” portfolio, ensure that all products that use the “Healthy Choice” logo on product and in marketing materials align with the PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Criteria. They will also ensure that 50% of its “Snack Right” set and 60% of items in it’s “Fresh Zone” cooler set meet PHA’s Healthier Food and Beverage Criteria. HWF will also enhance its existing internal wellness programs to promote healthy eating and physical activity among its employees.

Verified Results

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Annually update HWF's existing 'We are Northwest Fresh' sell sheet to include only products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Criteria or PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria, with a minimum of 20 products.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods provides customers with the “We are Northwest Fresh” sell sheet which identifies 74 products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Criteria or PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Include HWF's 'Healthy Choice' and/or PHA proud partner logo on sell sheet.

    Progress To Date

    The PHA Proud Partner logo is prominently displayed on the Harbor Wholesale Foods “We are Northwest Fresh” sell sheet.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Include a brief description of partnership with PHA on the 'We are Northwest Fresh' sell sheet, referencing that products meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods has added description of its partnership with PHA and a reference to products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria on its “We are Northwest Fresh” sell sheet.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Ensure that all products that use the 'Healthy Choice' logo on product and in marketing materials, align with the PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria or PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods has developed a master list of 123 products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage criteria which are promoted with a PHA proud partner logo in marketing materials such as Retail Solutions Books, e-Newsletters and flyers.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2020

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Modify 'Snack Right' set so that at least 50% of products meet PHA's Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods has met its commitment with 52% of items in the “Nourish” rack set meeting PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Ensure in 'Fresh Zone' cooler set that at least 60% of items meet PHA's Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods is making progress toward its commitment with 26% of items in the “Fresh” cooler set meeting PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2020

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    In 2021, pilot modifications to existing line of Mountain Fresh salads and sandwiches such as increasing whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean meat options.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods provided baseline nutrition information for 22 sandwiches, breakfast items and dessert offerings.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Highlight healthier products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria or PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria at Harbor Wholesale Foods annual Washington trade show through a PHA-dedicated booth featuring 'Fresh Zone' cooler, 'Snack Right' set, 'Healthy Choice' product set, and Drink Up materials.

    Progress To Date

    The 2019 Harbor Wholesale Foods Washington trade show featured a PHA booth showcasing a “Fresh” cooler, “Hydrate” cooler and “Nourish” rack. Each set promoted products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Highlight PHA partnership and products meeting PHA's Healthier Food or Beverage Product Criteria and PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria in a banner on HWF online homepage.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods promotes its partnership with PHA in a banner prominently featured on its website homepage.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Highlight PHA partnership and products meeting PHA's Healthier Food or Beverage Product Criteria and PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria in a monthly advertisement in Foodservice Solutions book.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods promoted its partnership with PHA in a one-page advertisement in 4 out of 6 of its bimonthly Foodservice Solutions books in 2019.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Highlight PHA partnership and products meeting PHA's Healthier Food or Beverage Product Criteria and PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria in a monthly advertisement in Retail Solutions book.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods promoted its partnership with PHA in a monthly advertisement in 6 out of 12 of its monthly Retails Solutions books. Food and beverage products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria were identified in each book with a PHA proud partner logo.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Highlight PHA partnership and products meeting PHA's Healthier Food or Beverage Product Criteria and PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria in Fresh Ideas E-newsletter use PHA proud partner logo at least twelve times per year through duration of commitment.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods highlighted its partnership with PHA in 12 out of 12 of its monthly Fresh E-newsletters. Food and beverage products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria were identified with a PHA proud partner logo.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Highlight PHA partnership and products meeting PHA's Healthier Food or Beverage Product Criteria and PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria in an annual blog post.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods highlighted its partnership with PHA in two blog posts in 2019.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Highlight PHA partnership and products meeting PHA's Healthier Food or Beverage Product Criteria and PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria in a monthly post on HWF's Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods promoted its PHA partnership, Drink Up and products meeting PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Criteria via social media on its Facebook and LinkedIn pages with 12 unique posts and blog articles in 2019. Social media posts featured PHA content in 9 out of 12 months of the year.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2020

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Highlight PHA partnership and products meeting PHA's Healthier Food or Beverage Product Criteria and PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria on the front page of the customer portal

    Progress To Date

    In 2019, Harbor Wholesale Foods technology team began the process of updating its customer portal to a new platform. The new application will be launched in 2020 and will have the capability to highlight products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage criteria.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Working with one or more bottled water vendors offer co-branded Drink Up marketing kits with cooler door cling(s), floor cling(s), and Drink Up video to retail customers to promote purchase of bottled water through the end of the Drink Up licensing period (December 31, 2019).

    Progress To Date

    In 2019, Harbor Wholesale Foods worked with Nestle Waters to develop and distribute 250 Drink up marketing kits to 250 different bottled water customers. Each kit included a window cling and floor decal featuring PHA’s Drink up graphics.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2020

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Increase percent of customers purchasing bottled water from Harbor to 65%.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods is making progress towards is commitment. In 2019, 52% of its customers purchased bottled water, up from 49% at baseline in 2018.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Through internal wellness program, implement two (2) new campaigns or events each year of the agreement to promote healthy eating and/or physical activity, such as giveaways of activity trackers or incorporating healthy eating program into annual Million Mile competition.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods hosted a wellness fair at both corporate offices and sponsored an employee team for the Rugged Maniac challenge in 2019. The wellness fairs highlighted a full spectrum of wellness topics including mental health, financial health, nutrition and oral health. Thirty-three employees and guests participated in the Rugged Maniac obstacle course race.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2020

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    In annual Million Mile Month activation, encourage employees to use Charity Miles mobile application and select PHA as charity of choice to support PHA mission and efforts.

    Progress To Date

    For Million Mile Month, Harbor Wholesale Foods set a Team Harbor goal and encouraged all employees to download the Charity Miles app and log activity miles throughout April of 2019. Employees were also entered into prize drawings based on the number of miles achieved.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    For the duration of the commitment, place Drink Up collateral near all HWF water coolers, water fountains, vending machines, and/or water dispensers at headquarters and distribution centers to enhance employee exposure to Drink Up.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods has posted drink up signage at all water coolers, vending machines and water dispensers at both corporate facilities.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Monthly for the duration of the commitment, provide free fresh fruit to all employees at headquarters and all distribution centers for duration of commitment.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods has implemented a Fresh Fruit Thursdays program where different types of fruits are available free to employees each Thursday at all corporate locations. Informational flyers are provided highlighting nutritional benefits and interesting facts about each type of fruit.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Continue to provide Premium Incentive to employees completing their annual wellness physical and promote incentive to employees on twice a year basis.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods offers a $120 Preventative Incentive Premium Credit to all employees that participate in an annual wellness visit with their physician. In 2019, at least 72 employees received the insurance premium credit.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Implement and distribute to all employees responsible for catering a healthier food catering guide for corporate meetings and events.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods developed a Healthier Food Catering Guide based on PHA’s Healthier Catering recommendations. The guide is posted in prominently in the lunchroom or kitchen in both corporate facilities.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Add the HWF-PHA partnership information and Healthier Campus Initiative information to marketing materials for university/college customers.

    Progress To Date

    Harbor Wholesale Foods promoted its partnership with PHA in its Campus Cool Summer marketing book in 2019. The two page advertisement highlighted the Healthier Campus Initiative and Drink Up campaign.

  • Implementation Date

    January 2019

    Reporting Date

    January 2020

    Commitment Element

    Facilitate introductions between PHA and current and/or new university/college customers pursue partnership via Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Progress To Date

    In 2019, Harbor Wholesale Foods sent an e-newsletter to its 50 university and college campus customers with information about the Healthier Campus Initiative and PHA contact information for customers to learn more.

Partner Statement

Over the last year, we’ve had successful efforts in updating our programs and promoting healthy items to our customers. We have also grown our internal wellness programs which have greatly impacted our team members. We continue to offer fresh fruit to all of our team members at each location, along with healthier catering options. Each year we will and have offered company-wide activities that promote comradery and help build a physically healthy lifestyle for our team members. Harbor cares about the health and wellness of our team and will continue to promote healthy options and activities to encourage a healthy lifestyle for our team and their families! Harbor is excited to continue expanding our offerings of healthy products we supply, while making them available to our customers and team members throughout the Pacific Northwest.