- Costco stores will start offering a burger made entirely from plants in the next three weeks, a representative for the plant-based “meat” business Don Lee Farms, validated in an email.
- The warehouse seller has actually partnered with Don Lee Farms to bring the Better Than Beef Hamburger to Costco shops in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The burger will also be sold in H-E-B shops.
- Don Lee Farms is currently in litigation with Beyond Meat in regards to a previous collaboration between the two companies.
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Costco may have a large supply of meat and poultry.
However even the storage facility store is cashing in on the plant-based “meat” craze sweeping the country.
Costco has actually partnered with Don Lee Farms to sell the Better Than Beef Hamburger in its shops in the next 3 weeks, a news release said on Wednesday. The Better Than Beef Hamburger is made from plants and will also be cost some H-E-B shops.
Don Lee Farms is presently in litigation with Beyond Meat. The Beyond Hamburger was made by Don Lee Farms per a supply arrangement in between the two companies in2016 Beyond Meat transferred to new manufacturers in 2017 and Don Lee Farms took legal action against the business on claims of breach of contract, negligent representation, and trade secret theft.
Beyond countersued on claims of breach of contract, Barrons reported
” We are eagerly anticipating getting the facts surrounding the Beyond Meat’s breach of contract and scams lawsuit out at trial, which is set for May,” a Don Lee Farms representative said to Business Expert.
An agent for Beyond Meat did not return Business Insider’s ask for talk about the suits.
Costco produces more than 240 million pounds of hamburger, meatballs and hot pet dogs at two meat plants, according to a business magazine The business has offered veggie hamburgers under its in-house Kirkland Signature brand name, though they were remembered in April for possibly containing pieces of metal. Costco rolled out a plant-based burger from Don Lee in 2015 in select Costco stores in 15 countries.
” Our new Better Than Beef Hamburger delivers on the experience and complete satisfaction of beef’s aroma, texture, taste and juiciness with the most affordable calories, fat and saturated fat on the market,” Danny Goodman, head of advancement for Don Lee Farms, said in a press release. “We can’t wait to get this burger in more hands as we broaden our brand into retail markets.”
The Impossible Burger was introduced in grocery stores recently at all 27 places of Gelson’s Markets, a Los Angeles-based grocery chain, following a large demand for the meatless burger that surged to the point of scarcities in some partner restaurants. Impossible Foods likewise presented the Difficult Hamburger in 100 Wegmans places and two Fairway Markets in the northeast US on Thursday.
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