Month: October 2016

Tyson Foods, a Meat Leader, Invests in Protein Alternatives

October 10, 2016 | Written by
Category: Food-Tech, News, Protein, Venture Capital

Tyson Foods appears to be the first big meat company to invest in a business that, among other things, aims to reduce consumption of chicken, beef and pork by replacing it with plant proteins.

Tyson, the country’s largest meat processor, announced last week that it was investing an undisclosed amount for a 5 percent stake in Beyond Meat, a company based in El Segundo, Calif., that makes “meats” from protein sources like soy and peas.
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Startups Are Finding a Powerful Partner in This Hidden Corner of the Food Economy

October 6, 2016 | Written by
Category: Brands, News, Start-Ups

For decades there has been a tried and true path for natural food companies looking to grow: Start in your hometown’s natural food store. Next, try to get your products into your region’s Whole Foods and then build out with the natural food chain region by region. After that, see if you can get your goods placed on the shelves of conventional grocers like Kroger and Safeway, followed by mass retailers such as CVS and Target, and then finally club stores like Costco. read full article