Beyond Meat (El Segundo, CA), a plant-based meat manufacturer, has entered into a multi-year pea protein supply agreement with Roquette (Lestrem, France). The agreement significantly increases the amount of pea protein to be supplied by Roquette to Beyond Meat over the next three years, compared to the amount supplied in 2019.
“This latest contract with Roquette reflects Beyond Meat's commitment to further scaling the plant protein supply chain as global demand for our products continues to rise,” said Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, in a press release. “Along with our supply chain partners, including Roquette, we are driving innovation and access to existing and new plant protein feedstocks as we provide consumers around the world with plant-based meats that delight taste buds while contributing to important health, climate, natural resource, and animal welfare goals.”
“This agreement with Beyond Meat enables both of us to continue to write the history of this promising market and to grow our businesses together,” added Jean-Marc Gilson, CEO of Roquette, in a press release. “Roquette has a passion for food, and we believe Nature has the answer to provide people with the food they need and demand. We are very pleased to continue supporting the growth of Beyond Meat, which shares our passion and values this long-term commitment.”