Portland, Oregon 2020-11-25 20:45:39 –
A hood river-based company prospering in a pandemic demand for coronavirus for plant-based foods
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —A Hood River food maker is in good shape as many local food companies struggle during a new coronavirus pandemic underway under mandatory restrictions. It looks like there is.
Tofurky, a plant-based maker of vegan alternative foods, has seen a 22% surge in holiday orders this year. This is the largest increase since 2015, according to the company’s president and CEO, Jaime Atos.
According to Atos, more people may be staying on vacation because of the pandemic.
“It’s important to note that COVID restrictions allow people to cook in their own homes, and when eating out is reduced, they can be destined to cook with their own hands. I think it’s really interesting. The plant base is increasing. ”
Athos added that demand for the plant-based industry as a whole is growing significantly, not just on holidays, but throughout the year.
In the past Easter, vegan roast ham increased by 600% year-on-year during the first coronavirus blockade in most of the country, Athos said.
In addition, sales at mainstream retailers such as Target, Walmart and Kroger increased by 25%.
Meat substitutes such as turkey, burgers, ham, sausages and vegan cheese are Tofurkey brand staples founded in 1995. Seth Tibbot, the father of Athos’ law, founded the brand to support Thanksgiving. A feast for a family gathering of both vegan and meat eaters.
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