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·         Tyson Dives Into New Flavors With Non-Meat Protein Snacks

Company pushing to boost its position in non-meat products

 

·         Tyson Foods launches refrigerated snack brand Pact

… Tyson said the line falls into the "functional foods" category, which offer health-and-wellness benefits…

 

·         Here’s how Beyond Meat can lose the lead in the plant-based meat category to Tyson

Other players like Kellogg and Hormel Foods are going to make the plant-based meat space more crowded

 

·         Tyson Foods Adds “Mega Line” to Processing Plant

… The Tyson Foods plant in Camilla makes chicken nuggets that are sold in McDonald’s restaurants, according to an earlier report on the plant by news radio station WABE…  

 

 

Tyson Dives Into New Flavors With Non-Meat Protein Snacks

 

    Bite-sized products to include Mint Macha, Cranberry Kombucha

    Company pushing to boost its position in non-meat products

 

By Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg 

September 18, 2019

 

Tyson Foods Inc., which produces one out of every five pounds of meat in the U.S., is betting on more non-meat proteins with new bite-sized snacks that include flavors like mint matcha and cranberry kombucha.

 

The maker of Jimmy Dean sausages earlier this year became one of the first major meat producers to release a line of plant-based alternatives, including vegitarian chicken nuggets and a "mixed" burger made of beef and pea protein.

 

On Wednesday, Tyson said it would sell a new brand of snacks called Pact. The protein will come from foods like nuts and seeds, egg whites and pea protein. Other ingredients include turmeric and live probiotic cultures. The products address new opportunities in the marketplace as consumers seek more protein in their diets, said Noelle O’Mara, group president of prepared foods.

 

Snacking is on the rise. The company’s Hillshire snacking portfolio consists of premium meats and cheeses, O’Mara said by phone, and has been “growing substantially over the years” into a $115 million portfolio.

 

The Pact brand is geared toward...

 

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-18/meat-giant-tyson-dives-into-new-flavors-with-protein-snacks

 

 

Tyson Foods launches refrigerated snack brand Pact

 

By Tonya Garcia, MarketWatch

Sept 18, 2019

 

Tyson Foods Inc. said Wednesday that it is launching a line of refrigerated protein snacks, Pact, that will be made with fruit and nuts along with ingredients like kombucha, macha and turmeric.

 

Pact Snack Bites will also be a source of fiber, prebiotics and probiotics. Tyson said the line falls into the "functional foods" category, which offer health-and-wellness benefits.

 

Pact Snack Bites will come in four varieties including "Gut Instinct," cranberry and kombucha probiotic snacks, and "Vibe On," made with mint matcha and blueberry.

 

Pact will launch first on Indiegogo, the crowdfunding platform, in order to gather feedback. Tyson Foods stock has soared...

 

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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tyson-foods-launches-refrigerated-snack-brand-pact-2019-09-18

 

 

Here’s how Beyond Meat can lose the lead in the plant-based meat category to Tyson

Other players like Kellogg and Hormel Foods are going to make the plant-based meat space more crowded

 

By Tonya Garcia, MarketWatch

Sept 18, 2019

 

Beyond Meat Inc. and Impossible Foods are the fastest-growing names in plant-based meat thanks to partnerships with the fast-food sector, but CFRA’s Arun Sundaram says Tyson Foods can take a top position by being healthier.

 

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods proteins are popping up on quick-service menus with items like faux fried chicken at KFC and Impossible Whoppers at Burger King.

 

KFC is part of the Yum Brands Inc. portfolio of QSR chains, and Burger King is part of Restaurant Brands International Inc. Impossible Foods is privately held.

             

It’s those partnerships that are giving those two companies an edge in the plant-based meat sector, Sundaram said.

 

“We forecast Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods will remain the fastest-growing players in the space over the next couple of years, thanks to demand from quick-service restaurants,” the CFRA note said.

 

Beyond Meat closed its first day of trading on May 2 at $65.75. The stock closed Tuesday at $160.31.

 

Also: KFC is selling meatless fried chicken – is it actually healthier than the real thing?

 

But Tyson could make inroads into the category by being healthier and using the global connections it has developed throughout its supply chain.

 

Tyson has launched Raised & Rooted, which produces both plant-based products and items that are a blend of animal and plant proteins. The company has also invested in New Wave Foods, a plant-based shellfish company.

 

“Its blended beef and plant-based patties specifically target the ‘flexitarian’ demographic, who are defined as consumers who purchase both meat and meat alternatives,” wrote Sundaram.

 

“This patty stands out from competition, not only because it’s a blended meat and plant-based burger, but because it seems to be the healthiest option in the marketplace - it has a comparable amount of protein to traditional 80/20 beef burgers and other plant-based burgers, such as those offered by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, but far less total fat and saturated fat. We think more and more consumers are looking at labels and realizing that many plant-based products are not as healthy as they initially thought, and this is where we think Tyson can stand out.”

 

Whichever company leads the plant-based meat space, it will be competing with a growing number of brands. CFRA points out that Hormel Foods Inc.  has launched a new line, Happy Little Plants. Grocer Kroger Co. is launching private-label Simple Truth Plant Based. And Kellogg Co.’s  MorningStar has introduced Incogmeato which will be in grocery stores and among foodservice options in early 2020.

 

“Of these three companies, we think Kroger’s launch will have the greatest positive, short-term impact to sales growth since it is the first major grocer to launch an entire collection of its own plant-based products,” wrote CFRA.

 

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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-how-beyond-meat-can-lose-the-lead-in-the-plant-based-meat-category-to-tyson-2019-09-18

 

 

Tyson Foods Adds “Mega Line” to Processing Plant

 

Powder & Bulk Solids 

September 18, 2019

 

American food company Tyson Foods recently completed work on a new “mega line” and 35,000-sq-ft facility expansion at its Camilla, GA processing plant, Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced in a release Tuesday. With the addition of the new production assets, the firm plans to hire 100 new staff members.

 

“This project is great news for our plant, our community, and our customers,” Eddie Chancellor, vice president of operations at Tyson Foods, said in a statement. “We are committed to the community of Camilla and are pleased to add 100 new jobs with the expansion.”

 

The Tyson Foods plant in Camilla makes chicken nuggets that are sold in McDonald’s restaurants, according to an earlier report on the plant by news radio station WABE.

 

“Tyson Foods has been a great partner for the State of Georgia, and I am excited that they are expanding their footprint in Mitchell County,” Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Commissioner Pat Wilson said in the release...

 

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