North Carolina-based vegan meat brand No Evil Foods has launched its products in 250 Walmart stores throughout the southern U.S.
Walmart locations in North and South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama, and Georgia will now carry the company’s vegan “Comrade Cluck” chicken strips, “The Stallion” Italian sausage, “El Zapatista” chorizo, and “Pit Boss” BBQ pulled pork.
The vegan start-up’s plant-based meats are already available at Whole Foods Markets in the Rocky Mountain area, 75 Wegmans stores, 170 The Fresh Market stores, and many smaller grocery stores.
Sadrah Schadel and Mike Woliansky founded No Evil Foods in 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina. Until recently, the brand operated out of a shared-use incubator. Thanks to increased demand, this year the company moved its production to a much larger facility in Weaverville, North Carolina. According to Citizen Times, No Evil Foods expects its expansion to create 15 more living wage jobs by the end of the year.
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Across the nation, plant-based meats are growing in popularity. One recent study revealed that nearly 80 percent of the country’s Millennials regularly eat vegan meat products, and nearly 50 percent from other generations do the same. It’s not just consumers in the U.S. who are embracing plant-based meat products; by 2026, global vegan meat sales are expected to reach $6.5 billion.
Consumers are embracing plant-based foods for a number of reasons, including animal welfare, personal health, and for the planet. Earlier this year, scientists revealed that humans have 12 years to prevent a climate change crisis at the UN’s annual Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. One of the key takeaways from evidence delivered by a multitude of speakers was that humans would have to reduce or completely eliminate their meat intake in order to prevent environmental disaster.
No Evil Foods joins a growing selection of plant-based meats on Walmart’s shelves. The world’s largest retailer recently began carrying frozen vegan pot pies by vegan brand Alpha Foods. Walmart also carries plant-based meat products from other vegan companies including Tofurky, Gardein, Beyond Meat, and Field Roast.
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