As demand for plant-based meat continues to rise, consumers are seeking out new ways to access and implement these options. From retail to foodservice applications, category leaders like Beyond Meat have continued to expand the possibilities of an eating experience. Recently Beyond Meat created yet another access point for its products, rolling out a new e-commerce site that features unparalleled access to a vast portfolio of signature plant-based meats, including all-new bulk packs, mixed product bundles, limited-time offers, trial packs, and more.
Available for order in the contiguous U.S., the online shop brings the plant-based meat consumers know and love directly to their doors, with 2-day shipping included on all orders. The addition of a direct-to-consumer site complements the company’s expansive retail presence in 26,000 retail outlets across the U.S., including Target, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, and Whole Foods, as well as at club stores like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale.
Fans can order a variety of items, including:
Aligning with Beyond Meat’s commitment to sustainability, each order is packaged in an insulated shipping box, which can be recycled, and is shipped via UPS carbon neutral shipping. Through this program, UPS supports wastewater treatment and landfill gas capture projects that offset projected emissions from the shipment, as stated in a press release.
Beyond Meat products are made with simple, plant-based ingredients with no GMOs or artificially produced ingredients. Recently, the findings from a clinical study using Beyond Meat’s plant-based products were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study conducted at Stanford University, researchers evaluated the impact of replacing animal-based meat with plant-based meat over an 8-week period on cholesterol levels (including LDL), heart disease risk factors including TMAO levels, and body weight, and found improvement in key health metrics when participants replaced animal-based meat with plant-based meat. The results provide yet another data point in a growing field of research about how plant-based meat can help people live healthier lives, and Beyond Meat is committed to supporting further academic and scientific study into the impacts of plant-based meats on health.
Earlier this month Beyond Meat launched a new brand anthem, inviting consumers to join in the company’s mission by asking themselves: “What If We All Go Beyond?” The movement is built on the idea that collective actions, big and small, can affect extraordinary change on people’s health and the health of the planet. The launch of the company’s direct-to-consumer site is the latest effort in furthering the company’s goal to increase accessibility to plant-based meat and supporting consumers’ journeys in finding a better way to feed the future.
Plant-based meat isn’t going anywhere, so follow along with us at Deli Market News as more innovations come to light.