Agribusiness company Cargill recently launched a new line of plant-based products at Japan-based convenience store chain Lawson, featuring products such as vegan scallops and chicken tenders.
The move comes after a successful test of Cargill’s new plant-based nuggets—which sold out within one hour of its launch—at three locations of fast-food chain KFC in April. After the product test, Cargill debuted plant-based protein brand PlantEver in China, which recently launched with two products—vegan chicken nuggets and beef patties—available at Cargill’s Sun Valley Tmall flagship store, with other retailers to follow.
“Cargill is taking an inclusive approach to the future of protein by investing in both animal and alternative protein,” Jackson Chan, Managing Director of Cargill Protein China, said. “We will continue to offer safe, responsible, and sustainable proteins to customers and consumers by flexing our supply chain advantage and global research and development expertise.”