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posted by martyb on Thursday May 09 2019, @03:08PM   Printer-friendly
from the grilling-investment-decisions dept.

After exiting Beyond Meat, Tyson Foods will launch meatless products this summer

After exiting Beyond Meat, Tyson Foods said that it will roll out its own plant-based meat substitutes beginning this summer.

The Jimmy Dean owner sold its stake in Beyond before the company went public, citing its desire to produce vegetarian meat substitutes under its own umbrella of brands. CEO Noel White told analysts on the quarterly conference call Monday that the plant-based product will launch this summer on a limited basis, with a wider rollout in October and November.

[...] Beyond made the strongest market debut so far this year on Thursday, surging 163%. The stock has a market value of $3.97 billion, dwarfed by Tyson's own market value of $22.66 billion. Tyson shares gained more than 2% Monday.

Despite the difference in market value, Beyond and other makers of plant-based meat alternatives — such as Impossible Foods — pose a threat to Tyson. Beyond Meat's CEO, Ethan Brown, told CNBC that the company is trying to capture the meat industry's customers. Its gluten- and soy-free products are meant to more closely resemble and taste like meat than previous iterations of veggie burgers.

Also at CNN.

See also: Beyond Meat goes public with a bang: 5 things to know about the plant-based meat maker
Competitors Sink Their Teeth Into The Meatless-Meat Industry


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  • (Score: 1) by nitehawk214 on Friday May 10 2019, @07:13PM

    by nitehawk214 (1304) on Friday May 10 2019, @07:13PM (#842007)

    The thing I looked at showed there was about the same calories in Turkey Bacon as Bacon Bacon. However, I did not delve much too deeply into it.

    If you chop it up and toss it into a soup or something, it is fine. That is what I ended up doing with the rest that I had. But for the traditional bacon applications it is entirely inappropriate.

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