Featured vacancies:

Maintenance Engineer (Days based)
, London
, £45000
 - £55000
per annum
Packaging Technologist, Food
, East Midlands
, £30000
 - £35000
per annum
Commercial Executive, Food Manufacturing
, East Midlands
, £25000
 - £33000
per annum
 + Package
Head of Despatch, Food Manufacturing
, Worcestershire
, £55000
 - £60000
per annum
 + Bonus
Foodservice Business Development Manager
, Northamptonshire
, £30000
 - £40000
per annum
 + Car / Allowance, Bonus + Benefits
Buyer, Food Manufacturing, South London
, London
, £35000
 - £40000
per annum
 + Benefits
Vegan Firm Eyes US Expansion

Vegan Firm Eyes US Expansion

The Meatless Farm Co is set to create ten new jobs to support exports to the US. The vegan food manufacturer has made the decision on the back of a lucrative new deal with Whole Foods.

US market expansion

The vegan food production company has managed to secure listings in more than 450 Whole Foods Market stores – a brand known for a focus on natural products and popular with vegan customers – across the USA. This deal will commence this summer, and marks the seventh export market that Meatless Farm Co has managed to open since launching just two years ago.

This is no small deal for them – in fact, bringing in ten new staff members will bring their total headcount to 30 people, making this a 50% increase on current numbers. They have not yet revealed the nature of the jobs that they are offering, but be sure to look out for them being listed in our jobs that are advertised

The Meatless Farm Co expects that by the end of 2019, overseas sales will make up 50% of their overall revenue. That represents very fast international expansion for a company which is still very young.

Eye on flexitarian expansion

CEO Rob Woodall said: “The US meat alternatives market is currently the largest in the world and is strategically very important for the category. In the UK, we’ve seen our products start to become an essential part of consumers’ everyday shop and we are looking to replicate that success with American shoppers.

“In April, a US meat alternatives manufacturer became the most successful listing on the Nasdaq this year, valuing at $3.8bn – a great sign of the market’s potential. This is why we’ve been internationally minded from the start.”

Flexitarianism – the term for people who eat a more flexible diet, experimenting with meatless alternatives as well as meat – has risen in the US as well as elsewhere in the world. This has created a lot of opportunities for companies such as The Meatless Farm Co. Woodall claims that 80% of its consumer base are flexitarians. 

Kasper Vesth is the general manager of their North American division. He said: “The response to our products in the UK, Europe and the UAE has been phenomenal, and with the meat alternatives category in the USA moving so quickly, it was a natural choice to expand into the nation and we’re thrilled to be doing this with Whole Foods Market.”

Whole Foods Market’s Global Grocery Category Merchant, Parker Brody, commented that plant-based foods are gaining more and more traction with customers. He also noted that this is one of the most innovative categories in retail at the present moment.

The Meatless Farm Co is not just expanding overseas, either – they are also doing it in the UK. They just recently secured a deal with Morrisons to list their mince and fresh burger patties. We encourage any employers on a similar swift rise to check our details here on what we can do to help speed up the recruitment process.

About this article

Read time

Share

Latest news

Supply Chain jobs
Supply chain jobs come in all shapes and sizes. We recruit for roles within the Supply Chain function from junior management roles to board level positions. Are you an experienced supply chain specialist looking for an exciting and rewarding career in the food industry? The food industry is a sector with many exciting opportunities for...
sales and marketing jobs light bulbs
The food industry is a fast-paced, constantly evolving sector, which means that working in sales and marketing jobs in this field are incredibly rewarding. The challenging environment allows you to thrive and learn something new every day and the knowledge gained in this sector can be invaluable for your future career. If you’re looking for...
Food inflation below 10% - lady shopping
It’s an exciting time for food industry professionals in the UK The latest news from the British food sector is that there has been an increase in the number of food manufacturing jobs available in the last year. 2023 has been an especially big year for growth and innovation that will shape the future of...
Food finance jobs
Looking at food finance jobs are an excellent choice of career for anyone looking for a job that holds potential to grow and evolve. From major manufacturers to small-scale food producers, there’s a lot of exciting opportunities to explore. The food industry is booming, with sales in the UK reaching record highs in recent years....
chocolate
Hotel Chocolat founders have agreed a takeover with Mars. Mars will take over the business and have agreed to keep production in the UK. The founders are set to make £280m after an agreed take over of £534m. After the deal was announce shares increased by 160%. Mars currently employs over 140,000 people around the...
Engineering jobs - workers working in a factory
Engineering jobs in the FMCG world are certainly a great option for those that like to fix broken things or think strategically on how they can improve on a process within a manufacturing environment. As an Engineer, within either the FMCG or food industry, you have a unique opportunity to make an impact on the...
Chef jobs are exciting Chef placing food on a plate
Chef jobs in food manufacturing are exciting opportunities! Are you currently looking for Chef Jobs and what opportunities are out there? Joining the food manufacturing industry could be the opportunity you have been waiting for! There is a vast array of Chef jobs you could be interested in. A great industry to move into the...
Food inflation below 10% - lady shopping
Food inflation has finally dropped under the 10% mark for the first time in over a year! This is good news for all Food Businesses and Consumers. This significant dip is a major milestone in the journey towards sustainable economic growth and food security for the UK. Every retailer included in the Kantar report saw...
interviewing for NPD and development jobs
Are you currently interviewing for NPD jobs or Food Development Jobs? Are you on the lookout for a job that challenges, excites and motivates you? There are so many reasons to consider being part of an NPD team. But the main recurring theme with anyone we speak to is that it isn’t just a job;...

Get in touch