EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Beyond Meat Inc., maker of the plant-based Beyond Burger, announced that its product is now being sold in 3,000 Canadian retail locations.
Some of the retail locations include Co-op Food Stores, Fresh Street Market, Whole Foods Market, IGA, Loblaw, Longos, Metro, Save on Foods and Sobeys. These retailers will have Beyond Meat in their stores by the end of May.
“On the heels of our successful launch with A&W that introduced Canadians to the delicious taste of The Beyond Burger, retail is the natural next step for our brand,” said Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown. “We couldn’t be more excited that just in time for the summer BBQ season, Canadians can now enjoy our burgers at home with friends and family, while receiving the added health and environmental benefits of plant-based meat.”
The company makes plant protein alternatives to meatballs, chicken strips and tenders, beef crumbles and burger patties. The products are made with soy or pea protein, and are free of gluten, dairy, trans fats, cholesterols and GMO ingredients. The Beyond Burger patty features 20g of protein with less total & saturated fat than a traditional beef burger.
On April 22, Beyond Meat announced a plan to offer 8,750,000 shares at a price between $19.00 and $21.00 per share, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.