Vegan company No Evil Foods recently announced the expansion of its distribution channels to seven Midwestern states. The company partnered with St. Louis, MO-based distributor Coop Partners Warehouse (CPW) to bring its minimally processed, non-GMO plant-based meats—such as Mexican chorizo, Italian sausage, and chicken—to coops and independently owned businesses in the Midwest. “It’s absolutely our pleasure to find producers like No Evil Foods,” CPW’s outside sales manager Christa Sorenson said, “[companies] with a conscience, that create clean and simple foods with respect for the environment, and a fabulous end result!” Founded in 2014, No Evil Foods launched an online butcher shop in 2015, and is now available in a total of 18 states. Co-founder Sadrah Schadel says the company has aggressive expansion plans for 2017 to several more regions. The availability of plant-based meats is sweeping the US with the growth of the “vegan butcher” concept, spearheaded by companies such as Herbivorous Butcher, Atlas Meat-Free Delicatessen, and Monk’s Vegan Delicatessen.