Impossible Foods expands retail to Canada; Beyond Meat brings production to China

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Impossible Foods Inc. is coming to Canada. The Silicon Valley-based maker of the plant-based Impossible Burger arrives at a dozen restaurants, including Bymark, Charcut, Maker, and Favorites Thai BBQ. Canada is the first international market outside of Asia for Impossible Foods, and its second largest market outside of the U.S. The average Canadian eats almost 56 pounds of beef per year, according to privately-held Impossible. Meanwhile, its rival Beyond Meat Inc. has signed an agreement with Jiaxing Economic & Technological Development Zone (JXEDZ) to design and develop manufacturing facilities in the JXEDZ, including a state-of-the-art production facility to manufacture plant-based meat products including beef, pork and chicken under the Beyond Meat brand in China. The production facilities will be located in the JXEDZ, a historic and commercially important development zone with ready access to Shanghai.
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