What first started in the founder’s garage has now grown to a 20,000 square-foot warehousing facility filled with popcorn, cotton candy, and other fun foods. Wonderland is proving to be one of the most successful concession food distributors out there.
Owner Laurens Gerlings has managed Wonderland since 2016. The company originated in 1998 under previous owners, Wally and Louise. Laurens had a passion for fun foods after spending over 27 years in consumer-packaged goods, primarily with Hershey. He entered the concessions business as an entrepreneur and was fortunate to inherit an incredible team.
“The most critical piece of being successful is an outstanding team,” states Laurens. The Wonderland team’s biggest focus is on customer service. They firmly believe in being customer-centric in everything they do.
“If a customer doesn’t have the product when it is needed, they won’t come back,” Laurens said. “That’s why we put an emphasis on inventory, making sure essential equipment and supplies are in stock.”
What’s the best part of the business? According to Laurens, it’s the fun factor. “Everyone has a big smile when I tell them I’m in the cotton candy business.”
Wonderland has a lot of reasons to smile. The gourmet popcorn product category continues to show fascinating growth potential, especially as it has evolved into the grocery channel. They are always eager to find new growth opportunities.
The Wonderland team is proud to offer Gold Medal equipment and supplies. It is seen as the highest standard in the industry and customers know and trust the name. Ultimately, they give credit to the great people at Gold Medal for making the relationship so successful.
In the Ontario market, you can trust Wonderland for your all your concession needs.
930 Lakefront Promenade
Mississauga, ON L5E 2C4
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.