Meat alternatives Impossible Foods starting direct-to-consumer sales
The move is a part of Impossible Foods’ push to sell directly to consumers and expand its retail footprint this year, following soaring demand from retail and restaurants.
Beef and pork producers including Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) temporarily shut many meat plants earlier this year to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak, as several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Beef prices shot up as consumers looked to stock up on staples amid shortages, forcing many consumers to switch to a plant-based meat option.
California-based Impossible Foods already sells its products in over 3,000 grocery stores including Albertsons, Gelson’s, H-E-B, Kroger, Safeway and Wegmans. The company said it will offer free shipping and two-day home delivery on orders placed through its website.