Field Roast Grain Meat Co., the Seattle-based vegan food manufacturer, have secured an agreement with distribution company Essen Foods to expand their reach across the Australasian market. The leading manufacturer of premium plant-based meat and cheese products announced on 19th June their exclusive distribution deal with Essen Foods in Melbourne.
Founder of Essen foods, Yeshaya Brown, said of the deal: “Essen Foods is delighted have been selected to be the exclusive distributor of Field Roast products,” she added, “We are thrilled to work together in achieving full market penetration of the premium Field Roast product range throughout Australia.”
President of Field Roast Dan Curtin announced, “We’re so pleased to expand our relationship with Essen Foods by naming them the exclusive distributor for Field Roast products in Australia and New Zealand…Coming off an incredible first quarter where the brand experienced 81% YOY sales increase overall, this is a strategic decision we’ve made to create efficiencies supporting our continued growth and look forward to continuing this momentum internationally with the support of Essen Foods.”
Founded in 1997, Field Roast Grain Meat Co. produces artisanal meat and cheeses from entirely plant-based ingredients and using traditional practices. Their hugely popular range includes roasts, sausages, Chao cheese, burgers, and deli slices. These products are stocked in thousands of retain stores and are served in over 500 restaurants across North America. Field Roast sees their work as a continuation of traditional food-making alongside community bakers, butchers, grain millers and cheese makers. “We celebrate and honor the great foodmaking traditions of Europe and Asia and bring them together in Seattle to create something special. We believe real is better than fake, which is why we use the simple tenets of good cooking and traditional meat and cheese making practices.”
In 2015, Field Roast was named VegNews Magazine‘s Company of the Year.