Cargill has launched private label plant-based patties and ground products for retail and foodservices businesses to capture their share of the plant-based protein market.
Cargill (Minneapolis, MN) has launched private label plant-based patties and ground products for retail and foodservices businesses to capture their share of the plant-based protein market. "We've created some of the best tasting products available in the plant-based category today," said Elizabeth Gutschenritter, managing director of Cargill's alternative protein team, in a press release. "We've combined our deep knowledge of plant proteins with our expertise in R&D, product development and production to deliver products consumers will love."
Cargill has invested $7 billion globally into animal protein in the last five years while also making a number of strategic investments in the alternative protein space. The firm wants to meet demand for all forms of protein across the global supply chain.
“Cargill's strategy for both food and feed is based on helping customers thrive in a world where demand for protein is rising," said Brian Sikes, leader of Cargill's global protein and salt business, in a press release. “We need to keep all protein options on the table. Whether you are eating alternative or animal protein, Cargill will be at the center of the plate.”
The private label plant-based products will be available to retailers and restaurants in early April.