Greenleaf Foods launched to lead plant-based sector
By Food in Canada staffBusiness Operations Processing Specialty Foods Fruit & Vegetables Grain & Oilseed Milling Health & Wellness Greenleaf Foods Maple Leaf Foods plant based foods
Greenleaf Foods, a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods, has announced its launch as a food company dedicated to cultivating and advancing leadership in the fast-growing plant-based food sector. Supporting its category-leading brands, Field Roast Grain Meat Co. and Lightlife Foods, Greenleaf plans to build a robust portfolio of brands and products to offer consumers more plant-based food choices.
As a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods, Greenleaf will be guided by a deep commitment to social purpose, sustainability and the progress of the plant-based foods sector.
With U.S. plant-based food sales up over 40 per cent over the last year, Greenleaf believes that plant-based foods are vital for the health of people and our planet and is deeply committed to growing the category. Currently, Greenleaf’s portfolio includes two of the leading plant-based protein brands:
- Lightlife Foods: A pioneer in the plant-based foods movement with nearly 40 years of experience, Lightlife has a wide portfolio of plant-based protein products. Earlier this year, Lightlife announced an expansion into Canada, bringing some of its bestselling products to that market.
- Field Roast Grain Meat Co.: Field Roast Grain Meat Co. crafts artisanal plant-based meats and cheeses, made with whole food ingredients and traditional food-making practices. Founded in 1997, its ever-expanding product portfolio includes sausages, roasts, loaves, deli slices, a burger, and plant-based cheese slices.
Greenleaf is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with a dedicated management team led by industry veteran Dan Curtin.
To learn more about Greenleaf, please visit www.greenleaffoods.com.
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