Uncle Dan's® Salad Dressings, Dips, and Seasonings Expands Into All of Canada

Uncle Dan's® Salad Dressings, Dips, and Seasonings Expands Into All of Canada

Chris Stephens

Beginning in May of this year, Uncle Dan's Salad Dressings, Dips, and Seasonings began expanding into eastern Canada. Uncle Dan’s products can now be found in over 1,000 retail outlets across all of Canada from Victoria, B.C. to St. John's, Newfoundland. 


“Uncle Dan’s has been the number one selling dry mix salad dressing and dip mix in western Canada since 1971,” says President Chris Stephens. “We’ve been working to expand into the rest of Canada for some time and it’s exciting to see that hard work paid off.” 

Approximately 220 new stores were added from Sobey's Ontario and Atlantic divisions in Canada. That’s in addition to 690 stores including independent grocers; Safeway; Buy-Low; IGA; Sobey's West, East and Atlantic divisions; as well as Save-On-Foods with 180 stores, Fed Coop with 220 stores, Quality Foods, and Fairway stores. There are seven different SKU's available depending on the retailer. Some outlets list all seven SKUs and others like Sobey's have chosen to list four SKUs nationally in all their stores across Canada.

Uncle Dan’s worked with longtime distributor Star Marketing, Ltd. to make this expansion possible. Star Marketing has done a masterful job of overseeing the listing process.

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We're Making a Few Changes

We're Making a Few Changes

Chris Stephens
It’s no secret that tastes are changing. People are demanding fresher ingredients from companies, and they want transparency in the labeling. Consumers want clean ingredients and minimally processed foods. Uncle Dan’s wants to be on the forefront of these expectations.

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The First Annual Ranch Festival Hosted by Uncle Dan's

The First Annual Ranch Festival Hosted by Uncle Dan's

Aly Sofie
We celebrated all things ranch at The First Annual Ranch Festival in Hayden, ID. Thank you to everyone that joined us as Uncle Dan’s turned Idaho into the Ranch Dressing and Dip Capital of the World! 

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Bleu Cheese is Coming Back Soon, We Promise!
Another Glorious, Gluten-Free Gathering!

Another Glorious, Gluten-Free Gathering!

Chris Stephens

Last week, in Vancouver, Canada, hundreds flocked to the Gluten-Free Expo to celebrate gluten-free products and a gluten-free lifestyle. Uncle Dan’s World Famous Dressings and Seasonings was proud to mingle with fans, old and new, from far and wide, who were thrilled by Uncle Dan’s entire line of gluten-free products. We even had a whole family of Uncle Dan’s fans stop by the booth -- three generations of dip-lovers! A big thank you to the Expo and to everyone who came out for a gluten-free good time! Until next year, Vancouver!

3 generations of fans!

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Uncle Dan's Super Walmart Super Deal!

Uncle Dan's Super Walmart Super Deal!

Chris Stephens
Walmart has caught wind of the seasoning sensation sweeping the Northwest. . . and they want it in their stores! Keep an eye out for Classic Ranch Packs on the shelves of a Walmart Super Center near you, or use our store locator to find the nearest and most convenient Dan’s Dealer. General Manager Chris Stephens notes “Walmart, obviously, is a big deal. We’re thrilled to be bringing our product into their stores across the Pacific Northwest. It will really help to increase our reach and be where our customers are.” The following 131 Super Walmart locations will be the lucky first to brighten up their shelves with Dan’s smiling face

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Uncle Dan Returns to Wray's, 50 Years Later!

Uncle Dan Returns to Wray's, 50 Years Later!

Chris Stephens6 comments

On May 21st, 1966, at Wray’s Thriftway in Yakima, Washington, the man we would come to know as Uncle Dan wowed shoppers with demos of his dry dressing and seasoning packets. Fifty years later, Uncle Dan returned to Wray's, joined by his son and present General Manager of Uncle Dan’s Salad Dressings, to celebrate half a century of work and flavor, to connect with the community Uncle Dan’s came from, and, of course, to offer in-store demos of his dry dressing and seasoning packets.

Loyal Uncle Dan’s fans came from far and wide to meet the man behind the dressing, and hang out with two generations of Dans. Some even left with their own priceless dressing packets personally signed by Uncle Dan!

Thank you to everyone who made this anniversary special, and stay tuned throughout the year for special events and discounts in honor of Uncle Dan’s half a century of delicious dressings.

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WinCo and the Great Sample Spree

WinCo and the Great Sample Spree

Chris Stephens
At the beginning of the year, Uncle Dan made a resolution. He resolved to do a bit more of what he loves; sharing good food with good people. Well, Dan’s resolved to do it, and when Dan resolves to do something...he does it. He’s off to a great start after setting up a sample booth at the Gluten Free Expo last month….but Dan wants to do more. After all, Dan didn’t make a World Famous dressing and seasoning by thinking bland! With the help of WinCo, Dan is going to be offering samples of his best products, for three months, in more than 30 WinCo stores across the Northwest! Is Uncle Dan’s Dressing a product you know and love? Come snack on a favorite. Never heard of it before? No better time to get acquainted. Look at the stores and dates below before you set your Spring shopping schedule. Because nothing makes a WinCo trip better than free food! And Dan would love your help keeping his New Year’s Resolution. See you at WinCo! Below are the locations of each WinCo where Dan will offer samples, followed by the dates he will be at those WinCos.

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A Gluten-Free Good Time!

A Gluten-Free Good Time!

Chris Stephens

The Gluten-Free Expo in Vancouver, BC early January may have been low on gluten, but it was packed with fun and flavor! Uncle Dan’s had a corner booth at the show, where Chris Stephens, General Manager, handed out samples of Dan’s dressings and seasonings, paired beautifully with other gluten-free grub. Neal Brothers mayo provides an excellent base for Dan’s dressings packets. Terra Exotic Vegetable Chips are colorful, funky and supremely dippable! Lundberg Rice Chips are another dipping classic, straight off the farm! All in all, the event provided an unparalleled opportunity to meet other creative food producers with products for the gluten-free community, while meeting awesome, friendly British Columbians and Vancouverites, and getting to do what we love-- share good food and Dan’s dressing. Thank you to everyone who came out to the show, all our new friends and fans, everyone who helped volunteer at the show and our booth, and all the other exhibitors who made the expo a gluten-free good time!

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Uncle Dan’s and Safeway: Location, Location, Location!

Uncle Dan’s and Safeway: Location, Location, Location!

Chris Stephens

Uncle Dan’s has been carried in Safeway stores for over 45 years. Currently, Uncle Dan’s can be found in 274 Safeway stores in the Pacific Northwest. Safeway carries Creamy Ranch and Classic Ranch.

Uncle Dan’s will be located in a different section in U.S. Safeway stores for a period of 8-10 months. Traditionally, Uncle Dan’s is located by the other dry salad dressing mixes. Now, Uncle Dan’s will be moved next to the section where croutons are located.

Use our Store Locator to find Uncle Dan's at a store near you!

Watch the video to find out more about where Uncle Dan’s can be found at Safeway!

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