LIVEKINDLY Collective Partners With Ospelt Group to Produce Plant-Based Ready Meals

Kees Kruythoff, Chairman and CEO LIVEKINDLY co. and Alexander Ospelt, CEO Ospelt-Group, signing the contract. © The LIVEKINDLY co
Kees Kruythoff, Chairman and CEO LIVEKINDLY co. and Alexander Ospelt, CEO Ospelt-Group, signing the contract. © The LIVEKINDLY co

The LIVEKINDLY Collective has announced a strategic partnership with the Ospelt Group, a Swiss producer of products such as filled pastas, pizzas and ready meals as well as pet food, to develop “plant-based food solutions” to include ready-made and convenience meals.

The collective originated as Foods United, a subsidiary of Blue Horizon, which acquired a majority stake in the German meat alternative brand Like Meat then purchased the lifestyle platform LIVEKINDLY this March, becoming known as The Live Kindly Co or TLKC. After further acquiring The Fry Family Food Co, taking an equity stake in PURIS, and recently acquiring Swedish plant meat producer Oumph!, it is now going by the name of THE LIVEKINDLY Collective.

‘We are delighted about this strategic partnership with the Ospelt Group. Truly shifting the global food system to a sustainable one requires not only the pivot from animal- to plant-based but also from heavily processed to transparent and nutritious food solutions. In partnership with Ospelt, we can leverage their strong knowledge of food development to accelerate our ready-made meal solutions for plant-based living.’ says LIVEKINDLY co. Chairman and CEO Kees Kruythoff.