Beyond Meat announced this week that it has entered a multiyear pea protein supply agreement with Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients. The supply agreement builds on a long-standing partnership that began approximately 10 years ago and significantly increases the amount of pea protein Roquette will supply to Beyond Meat over the next three years compared to the amount supplied in 2019.
“This latest contract with Roquette reflects Beyond Meat's commitment to further scaling the plant protein supply chain as global demand for our products continues to rise,” Beyond Meat founder and chief executive officer Ethan Brown said. “Along with our supply chain partners, including Roquette, we are driving innovation and access to existing and new plant protein feedstocks as we provide consumers around the world with plant-based meats that delight taste buds while contributing to important health, climate, natural resource and animal welfare goals.”
Jean-Marc Gilson, CEO of Roquette, said, “This agreement with Beyond Meat enables both of us to continue to write the history of this promising market and to grow our businesses together. Roquette has a passion for food, and we believe nature has the answer to provide people with the food they need and demand.”
Roquette currently operates in more than 100 countries, has a turnover of around 3.5 billion euros and employs 8,600 people worldwide.