CHICAGO — Greenleaf Foods SPC, a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods and parent company of Lightlife Foods, announced that its plant-based meat line will be available in more than 12,000 retail locations nationwide. Kroger, Publix and Target will be major retailers that plan to carry the product.

According to Greenleaf, the move doubles the current distribution of the new line.

“Lightlife has four decades of history in plant-based foods. We’re thrilled to take our years of expertise and innovation to more shoppers across America by expanding Lightlife into retail stores like Kroger, Target and Publix,” said Dan Curtin, president and CEO of Greenleaf Foods, SPC.

Lightlife Foods was introduced by Maple Leaf during January 2019. The Lightlife Plant-Based Burger is made from pea protein, coconut oil and beet powder and has a juicy, beefy texture according to the company.

Other new products from the Maple Leaf Foods Inc. subsidiary include Lightlife Plant-Based Ground, Lightlife Plant-Based Bratwurst Sausage and Lightlife Plant-Based Italian Sausage. The line is free of genetically modified ingredients, gluten, soy and artificial flavors.

All of these products are in other retail stores across the US, including Acme, Albertsons, Fresh Thyme, Haggen, Jewel, Pavilions, Safeway, Sprouts, Stop & Shop, Vons, Wegmans, and other stores.