This week, vegan seafood model Good Catch Foods expanded its product traces to new markets in Europe. Owned by mum or dad firm Gathered Meals, Good Catch makes vegan tuna in easy-to-use pouches in three flavors and frozen meals equivalent to crab cakes and fish burgers all crafted from a six-legume mix. With the growth, the model’s merchandise are actually out there Within the Netherlands at greater than 70 shops together with Albert Heijn, the most important Dutch grocery store chain, in addition to Jumbo, Coop, and extra. In Spain, Good Catch is obtainable in Sanchez Romero, a specialty grocery store chain all through Madrid.
Good Catch was based in the USA by chef brothers Chad and Derek Sarno with the mission of saving the world’s oceans from overfishing and eliminating animal cruelty within the seafood trade. The retail growth—the model’s largest up to now—builds on its launch at 300 Tesco shops in the UK in January. In October, the model expanded its North American footprint with its entry into the Canadian retail market at 640 retailers, together with Loblaws (the nation’s largest grocery chain), Provigo, Dominion, and extra. The model plans to develop to 450 Sobeys shops throughout Canada in coming months. Gathered Meals is working with distributors Inexperienced Professional Worldwide and Zandbergen World’s Most interesting Meats (Zoeterwoude) within the Netherlands, together with PHW in Germany, to additional develop its attain throughout Europe.
“As we proceed to develop our model and develop our distribution footprint internationally, we’re extremely proud to determine this sturdy retail base throughout Europe,” Gathered Meals CEO Christine Mei mentioned. “Following our profitable partnership with Tesco and our current launch into Canada with Loblaws, broadening our availability in Europe was the following pure development. We’re totally dedicated to delivering our high-quality, craveable plant-based seafood merchandise to shoppers throughout the globe to supply a scrumptious culinary expertise by means of our retail and foodservice networks.”
In March, seafood big Bumble Bee introduced a three way partnership partnership with Gathered Meals—marking the primary time a serious seafood model has partnered with a vegan firm. The partnership permits for Gathered Meals to leverage Bumble Bee’s gross sales, distribution, and logistics experience to make its vegan merchandise accessible to a variety of shoppers at inexpensive costs. In Might, Gathered Meals welcomed new celebrity investors, together with Paris Hilton, Woody Harrelson, and Lance Bass, to bolster its present $36.8 million Sequence B spherical with the intent of increasing the model internationally.
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