If you read up on the Specialty Food Industry's latest report, then you're probably well aware of the fact that frozen foods and plant-based are two categories seemingly growing exponentially. In order to tap into this growth, Whole Foods Market is teaming up with Purple Carrot to introduce 100-percent plant-based, single-serve meals to the frozen aisle.
"As more and more consumers are seeking to add plant-based options to their weekly routines but aren't ready to commit to a full lifestyle change, these single-serve meals offer a perfect way to get a taste of what plant-based foods can offer," said Andy Levitt, Founder and CEO of Purple Carrot. "From the beginning, Purple Carrot has been dedicated to creating incredible plant-based meals that even non-plant-based consumers will love, and our new frozen line is no different."
Purple Carrot is known for its e-commerce subscription plant-based meal kit, with its new single-serve meals featuring similar flavor profiles and nutritional philosophies that are core to its meal kit offering.
Developed in partnership with Conagra Brands, according to a press release, Purple Carrot will launch four single-serve meals including:
"We are excited to partner with Purple Carrot on this endeavor," said Tara Rozalowsky, Vice President and General Manager at Conagra Brands. "It has built a large, successful direct to consumer model for plant-based meal solutions and together, we plan to take that equity across the retail space, increasing the access points for flexitarians and plant-based lifestyle enthusiasts to have complete meal solutions, including frozen options that are entirely plant-based, vegan, and non-GMO comfort foods."
The new meals were made available to consumers last week and can be found across nearly all Whole Food Market stores in the U.S.
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