Beyond Meat® Announces Extensive Global Expansion into 50 Countries
EL SEGUNDO, CA - Beyond Meat® is hitting the road for its latest expansion plans! Looking to broaden its distribution and availability to six continents, Beyond Meat is turning The Beyond Burger® into a global sensation after announcing partnerships with a select group of foodservice organizations and distribution centers across 50 countries, including Germany, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Israel, UAE, Korea, Taiwan, and South Africa.
“The company has found extensive success in the U.S. market, doubling sales in 2017 and increasing distribution of our portfolio to more than 27,000 grocery stores and restaurants,” said Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO. “Reflecting rapid demand growth in the United States and sustained interest from international markets, we’ve taken steps to significantly increase our production capacity. These additions make it possible for us to support international launches, building upon the successful 2017 introduction of the Beyond Burger in Hong Kong.”
And global expansion isn’t the only item of business Beyond Meat is working to check off its list. Earlier this year, Beyond Meat also announced it was beginning construction on its new Los Angeles-based research and innovation facility. The new facility will allow for a seven-fold increase of the existing R&D footprint, cut production scale-up timelines in half, and enable the company to bring a new product to market every year, according to a company press release.
With the goal of positively impacting human health, the environment, and animal welfare by replacing center-plate protein with plant-based meat, it looks as if there’s no slowing Beyond Meat’s roll as it eyes a full-on global takeover. For more on all the different ways produce is capturing hearts and taste buds around the world, stay tuned to AndNowUKnow.