Nestlé also has started to offer food alternatives
In order to build a sustainable society, various industries and companies are making various efforts with their businesses at the core to solve issues. Nestlé, headquartered in Switzerland and has an overwhelming share in the food and beverage industry, is also actively promoting the development and provision of food alternatives to address food shortages which are expected due to population growth.
Nestlé is a global company with the world’s top sales in food and beverage manufacturers and is actively working on environmental issues: The company said in April 2018 that “it will make all its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025,” and in September 2019, it announced “to aim for achieving zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.” It also entered the plant-based food market: The company launched 100% plant-based burgers in Europe and the United States in April last year under the two brands of Garden Gourmet and Sweet Earth. In addition, it announced in January 2020 to launch plant-based sausages in Europe and the United States.
According to the announcement, in March, the soy-based sausages and chorizo-style sausages will be available under the Garden Gourmet brand in 11 European markets, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. On the other hand, in the United States, the pea protein-based sausages will be available in April 2020 in three varieties including Habanero Cheddar Cheese. The company will also launch a range of plant-based deli meats, and they will be available in the United States both in pre-packaged for retail and from the deli counter.
Wayne England, head of Nestlé’s food business, said: “Their juiciness and firm bite means you can cook and enjoy them any way you like, including grilling, roasting or pan-frying.” US restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday tried the Awesome Burger released under the Sweet Earth brand and commented in CNN interview: “It could eventually become a permanent menu item,” showing that they seem to be delicious.
In 2018, Nestlé was named one of the world’s worst corporate plastic polluters by lobby group “Break Free From Plastic.” However, the company is working to meet the demands of citizens and governments: It is planning to use a fully recyclable package for sausages under the Garden Gourmet brand and to invest up to 2 billion Swiss francs to accelerate the transition to recycled plastics from virgin plastics for food packaging. We are interested in the future movements of Nestlé, a giant company as a food and beverage manufacturer.