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In response to the shift toward animal-free products, unMEAT launches plant-based luncheon meat in the US

unMEAT, a disruptive plant-based protein brand, announces the availability of its plant-based luncheon meat in the United States. Brought to U.S. retailers by Century Pacific Food, Inc., one of the Philippines’ largest branded food and beverage companies, unMEAT Luncheon Meat offers a plant-based alternative to the canned meat that has been a beloved snack for a variety of cultures, from American to Asian families.

Available in two flavors – Luncheon Style Meat and Burger Style Luncheon Meat – unMEAT offers a guilt-free, non-GMO plant-based alternative with 30% fewer calories, 60% less sodium, and zero sodium nitrites than its meat predecessor. According to the Plant Based Foods Association, one-third of Americans are reducing the amount of meat and dairy in their diets, with flexitarians representing the largest segment for growth opportunities in plant-based products. unMEAT Luncheon Meat delivers this plant-based alternative, while still offering a shelf-stable food that tastes like the original luncheon meat.

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American Diet and Purchasing Shift

Nielsen reports a whopping 39% of Americans to strive to be completely vegan one day. In 2021, plant-based food sales skyrocketed 2.5x faster than in 2018 – 2020. In addition, “Plant-Based” was listed as the category of the year, displaying 199% YOY (Year Over Year) growth in online retail sales.

“The US market is changing noticeably overnight. And our plant-based luncheon style meat is quickly gaining popularity as we’ve added it to our product range that includes burgers, nuggets, sausages, ground meat, and our newest product, fish-free tuna,” says Gregory Banzon, Chief Operating Officer, Century Pacific Group, the parent company of unMEAT. “Canned meat is a popular snack in households across the globe, whether you’re an American family who enjoys the classic canned cooked pork or an Asian household creating musubi with the pressed meat. We’re thrilled to bring a plant-based option to the U.S. for those who enjoy these classic and savory snacks but seek a healthier, and in turn happier, option.”

unMEAT Luncheon Meat is available via online retailers, GTFO, It’s Vegan! and Weee!, along with select stores throughout the Midwest and East Coast, making it an accessible option for flexitarians, vegetarians, vegans, or those just looking to add more plant-based foods to their diet. Additional national retailer availability is expected to roll out this fall. For more information and to find a retailer, visit https://meetunmeat.us/.

About unMEAT

unMEAT is a surprisingly tasty plant-based product range from Century Pacific Food, Inc. (CPFI), on a mission to enlighten consumers that plant-based food should be fun and happy. unMEAT’s product range includes meat-free Burger Patties, Ground Meat, Luncheon Meat, Sausages, Nuggets, and fish-free Tunas. Made with 100% non-GMO, sustainably sourced clean ingredients, unMEAT offers surprisingly delightful taste and texture for no-sacrifices-necessary balanced meals. unMEAT is available via online retailers GTFO, It’s Vegan! and Weee!, along with select stores throughout the Midwest and east coast. For more information and to find a local retailer, visit meetunmeat.us.

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