The online natural and organic grocery drive market has introduced its own brand of frozen food using Piant Meat plant based protein under an expanded retail partnership with an alternative meat brand.
The Los Angeles-based Drive said Tuesday the new single, 10-ounce. Exclusively with Beyond Meat, which is available at DriveMarket.com, includes plant-based lasagna, shepherd’s pie, green enzyladas, red enciladas and pasta bolognese.
The member-based retailer said that beyond the market-based plant-based food comes “freezer-friendly” on customers ’doorsteps with meat. Currently, freshly frozen food is sold in 10 packs, with two flavors of each dish selling for $ 79.99. Trive calls for plans to serve food soon à la carte.
In a statement, Jason Beard, Senior Director of Food Business at Drive Market, said, “We are proud to continue to expand our partnership with meat beyond. “We started the partnership in October 2020 and have successfully introduced the standard DriveMarket Silis in our closet. We are happy. Based food options. “
Drive noted that Beant Mead represents the official retail consortium of expanded distribution companies as products roll out to online grocers throughout this summer. Product offers include The Beyond Burger, Beyond Beef, Beyond Sausage, Beyond Meatballs and Beyond Breakfast Sausage.
“We are proud to partner with Drive Market to create delicious plant-based products that are the best for the people and accessible to everyone on the planet,” commented Rebecca Infusino, Vice President, Beant Meat Retail. “Both Beyond Meat and the Drive Market have a shared commitment to using simple, plant-based products without GMOs, offering consumers absolutely delicious plant-based options.”
Sales of plant-based foods and beverages rose 27% to $ 7 billion by 2020, according to the Plant-based Food Association (PPFA) and The Good Food Institute (GFI). Of the billion-dollar varieties, plant-based meat saw the biggest growth last year, with sales up 45%. PPFA and GFI said plant-based meat sales growth has more than doubled from conventional meat, and now represents 2.7% of retail meat sales. Meat is the third largest plant-based category with sales of $ 1.4 billion by 2020, while plant-based food is in 4th place, with sales up 29% to $ 520 million.
The growing consumer demand for plant-based meats has recently led Beant Mead to revive its grocery retail in product lines. In April, California-based El Secundo, The Groger Co., announced a new list of Beyond Meatballs at Target and Giant Food Stores; Beyond breakfast sausage patches at Groger Go stores; And beyond sausage in supermarket stores. The company distributes its Big Burger’s Cookout Classic Pack to Wakemans, Albertsons / Safeway (selected markets), Fresh Direct, Jewel-Osco, Sprouts, Stu Leonards and Stop & Shop. The new version of The Beyond Burger also hit the grocery store shelves last week.