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Beyond Meat® Opens Manufacturing Facility in China

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Beyond Meat® Opens World-Class Plant-Based Meat Manufacturing Facility in China to Accelerate Localized Production and Innovation

Beyond Meat becomes the first multinational company focused solely on plant-based meat production to open its own production facility in China

April 07, 2021 04:00 ET | Source: Beyond Meat, Inc.

SHANGHAI, China, April 07, 2021

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND), a global plant-based protein company, today announced the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Jiaxing Economic & Technological Development Zone (JXEDZ) near Shanghai.

As Beyond Meat’s first end-to-end manufacturing facility outside the U.S., the cutting-edge plant in Jiaxing is expected to significantly increase the speed and scale in which the company can produce and distribute its products within the region while also improving Beyond Meat’s cost structure and sustainability of operations.

Designed to serve China’s growing plant-based meat market, the facility will produce Beyond Meat’s innovative range of plant-based pork, beef and poultry products, including Beyond Pork™, the company’s first innovation created specifically for the Chinese market.

By producing closer to the consumer and leveraging local supply chains, Beyond Meat is investing in the growth of the plant-based meat category in China and the facility underscores the company’s commitment to China as a region for long-term growth.

In addition to scaled production to support the company’s expanding retail and foodservice business within China, the facility will also feature R&D capabilities to create unique product offerings and support Beyond Meat’s local strategic partners.

“The opening of our dedicated plant-based meat facility in China marks a significant milestone in Beyond Meat’s ability to effectively compete in one of the world’s largest meat markets.

We are committed to investing in China as a region for long-term growth, and we believe this new manufacturing facility will be instrumental in advancing our pricing and sustainability metrics as we seek to provide Chinese consumers with delicious plant-based proteins that are good for both people and planet,” said Ethan Brown, CEO and Founder of Beyond Meat.

The announcement comes just one year after the company first entered mainland China through a nationwide partnership with Starbucks China.

Within its first year in the market, Beyond Meat has expanded menu offerings at Starbucks China and has partnered with well-known foodservice and retail brands including KFC, Pizza Hut, Jindingxuan, GangLi Beijing, Slow Boat Brewery, Hema, METRO China and more. The facility is intended to pave the way for Beyond Meat to efficiently scale-up to meet future needs and demand.

“The plant-based meat market in China continues to expand and Beyond Meat has been enthusiastically met by local consumers who are looking to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

The opening of the new Jiaxing plant is expected to enable us to quicken the pace of innovation and roll out our products at the speed and scale needed to remain highly competitive within the region,” said Candy Chan, General Manager for Beyond Meat in China.

Beyond Meat’s strict ingredient guardrails and commitment to making products utilizing simple, plant-based ingredients without GMOs has enabled the brand to expand product distribution throughout China and around the globe with ease and speed.

In addition to the opening of the new manufacturing facility in the JXEDZ region, Beyond Meat will also be opening its first owned manufacturing facility in Europe this year in an effort to make plant-based meat more accessible to all.

U.S. Media contact:

Shira Zackai
Shira.Zackai@BeyondMeat.com

China Media contact:

BeyondMeat@golinmagic.com

About Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND) is one of the fastest growing food companies in the United States, offering a portfolio of revolutionary plant-based meats made from simple ingredients without GMOs, bioengineered ingredients, hormones, antibiotics, or cholesterol.

Founded in 2009, Beyond Meat products are designed to have the same taste and texture as animal-based meat while being better for people and the planet. Beyond Meat’s brand commitment, Eat What You Love™, represents a strong belief that there is a better way to feed our future and that the positive choices we all make, no matter how small, can have a great impact on our personal health and the health of our planet.

By shifting from animal-based meat to plant-based meat, we can positively impact four growing global issues: human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources and animal welfare. As of December 31, 2020, Beyond Meat had products available at approximately 122,000 retail and foodservice outlets in over 80 countries worldwide.

Beyond Meat Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release constitute “forward-looking statements.” These statements are based on management’s current opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or projections regarding future events or future results.

These forward-looking statements are only predictions, not historical fact, and involve certain risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions. Actual results, levels of activity, performance, achievements and events could differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements.

While Beyond Meat believes that its assumptions are reasonable, it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and, of course, it is impossible to anticipate all factors that could affect actual results.

There are many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements made herein including, most prominently, the risks discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 1, 2021 as well as other factors described from time to time in Beyond Meat’s filings with the SEC.

Such forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release. Beyond Meat undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

If we do update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be made that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

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CANNABIS INVESTING

Profit Trends – KushCo.

Marijuana legalization is spreading – not just across the U.S., but across the globe.

That creates a lot of opportunities up and down the supply chain, as well as on the creative side.

And there’s one company involved in legal cannabis more than any other: KushCo Holdings (OTC: KSHB).

KushCo has a diverse footprint across a variety of product segments. It provides packaging, labeling, papers, marketing, solvents, hydrocarbons and vaporizer technology.

The company is active in every legal jurisdiction in North America and distributes in more than 20 countries.

Since 2010, KushCo has sold more than 1 billion units and provides services to more than 6,000 medical and adult-use growers across Europe, North America and South America.

That’s why we welcomed KushCo CEO Nick Kovacevich as our guest for a candid interview.

He explains what he thinks investors are missing about the company, as well as why KushCo’s business is more protected than many know. As he says, it’s far more than just a packaging company.

Kovacevich also shares the total addressable retail market that he estimates KushCo can capture. And he discusses the opportunities the company sees in CBD and beyond.

Right now, KushCo may be trading closer to its 52-week lows than highs due to pressure on the greater cannabis industry. But believe me when I say this is one confident CEO.

And that’s what we like to see.

Here’s to high returns,

Matthew

Watch Video for interview: Profit Trends






 

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INVESTING

Improve Your Investment Strategy With Ancient Philosophy – Stoicism

CHEF SHARON: Sounds familiar. Looks like I’m right up there with the famous philosophers. A pleasant surprise.


How This Ancient Philosophy Can Help Your Investing written by Nicholas Vardy August 29, 2019

Although Stoicism dates back to 300 B.C., it still resonates with many world leaders and prominent entrepreneurs.

Today, Nicholas Vardy explains how it can influence your investment strategies as well.When most investors hear the word “philosophy,” their eyes glaze over.After all, it likely reminds them of a boring professor lecturing them about the obscure ideology of a long-dead thinker.

But philosophy isn’t just about asking how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

It’s also about what men and women of action used to address their challenges – and achieve their greatest triumphs.

And there is no more practical philosophy than Stoicism – an “operating system” that has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence in high-tech centers like Silicon Valley.As Henry David Thoreau put it, “To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school… It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.”

And as my recent rereading of Stoic philosophy confirms, you can apply the lessons of this practical philosophy to your investing as well.

Let me explain…The Fundamental Insight of Stoicism was founded in Athens, Greece, by Zeno of Citium in the early third century B.C.

At the very core of Stoicism stands this fundamental belief: Control what you can… and accept what you can’t.

The Stoic Epictetus put it this way… “In life our first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control.”

We cannot control or rely on external events. We can control only ourselves and our responses…

FINISH UP: Improve Your Investment Strategy With Ancient Philosophy






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INVESTING

The Man Deciding Facebook’s Fate – The New York Times

By Cecilia Kang

March 8, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission has no shortage of critics who say it cannot protect Americans from the prying eyes of Big Tech. Instead of forceful action against the likes of Facebook and Google, they say, the F.T.C. leans on a rules that make it hard to impose penalties bigger than rounding errors for the companies.

Those critics have an unusual champion: Joseph J. Simons, the man running the agency.

“We have this over 100-year-old statute that is our main authority,” Mr. Simons said in his first sit-down interview since becoming chairman 10 months ago. “And clearly legislators who approved that were not thinking about data security and privacy issues.

”In the deregulatory era of the Trump administration, Mr. Simons, 60, a Republican lawyer who has jumped between the public and private sectors for more than 30 years, is a rare voice for strengthening the government’s hand.

Mr. Simons has urged Congress to expand the F.T.C.’s privacy-enforcement powers and allow it to impose fines more easily, write new rules and hire more experts. He also says the agency should police how all companies and nonprofits — not just technology companies — collect and handle people’s digital data…

FINISH READING: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/technology/ftc-facebook-joseph-simons.html?partner=IFTTT






 

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FOOD PROCESSING NEWS

Mars Invests in Kind, Third-Largest Maker of Snack Bars

The minority investment will help both companies grow their product portfolios and allow Kind to expand into new worldwide markets.

Mars, Inc., McLean, Va., known for confectionery brands like M&M’s and Snickers, plans to announce that it will buy a minority stake in Kind, New York, the maker of wildly popular snack bars, according to a report in TheNew York Times.

Kind says it will remain independent and still be led by founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky. Valued at more than $4 billion, the Kind deal marks a significant valuation for one of the most prominent food brands on store shelves in recent years. The move will likely help both companies develop their product portfolios and allow Kind to expand into new worldwide markets.

“Job No. 1 is taking it global. Job No. 2 is [find out] what other categories either are we already in or we can easily get into that meet the Kind promise?” said Mars CEO Grant Reid.

The minority investment — which could lead to Mars eventually buying all of Kind going forward, based on its history with similar investments — marks the latest effort by a legacy food giant to follow consumers’ healthier eating habits.

Kind has been one of the fastest-growing players in the snack arena, with 2017 sales climbing to $718.9 million, according to Euromonitor. It’s now the third-biggest snack bar maker worldwide by market share, the data provider added, behind General Mill’s Nature Valley brand and the Clif Bar line of energy snacks…

Read On: Mars Invests in Kind, Third-Largest Maker of Snack Bars






 

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ADVERTISING INVESTING

Stop Investing In Facebook

You can use the word “cunt” on Facebook to disparage a woman – or a man accused of acting like a woman.

You can’t use the word “nigger” on Facebook to disparage a race of humans.

Yet, you can set a dog on fire, and Facebook – via Mark Zuckerberg – not only allows it to be published, but forces you to view it by granting advertisers the auto-play mode of reception as you scroll your news feed.

Mark Zuckerberg was recruited by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) while in college. His system of humiliation of humans and later other animals created a revolution while simultaneously developing a culture of hatred and distrust around the globe among all Peoples.

Stop investing in the CIA. They are a notorious USA and other-single-ethnic-backed terrorist organization whose purpose is to dominate the world through terror – providing fathership to flailing countries that need and/or want a family to dominate them.

Ukraine is currently on the Menu.

https://wordwarriordavies-tight.com/2017/12/06/facebook-mass-incarceration-of-the-collective-mind/






 

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Organic Farmland: A Short-Term Buy in a Long-Term Trend 

Forget your local farmers market. Organic food is now a big business. And that’s making organic farmland an even bigger opportunity for investors.

America’s growing obsession with organic foods is one of the richest trends in the country. There’s immense investment opportunity – much of it in places most folks would never look.

Organics have grown from a mom-and-pop niche at the local farm market to a billion-dollar cash grab for the “big food” industry.

Most folks don’t know it – because the industrial food giants don’t want you to – but many of the most popular organic brands are now owned by large, multinational conglomerates.

Contrary to the idealistic image in the heads of many shoppers, these homegrown brands are no longer owned by the independent mom working out of her garage. Far from it.

Organics are big business.

As the trend has grown, the big food companies have opened their checkbooks. Nearly every popular organics brand is owned by, dare I say it, an unpopular food giant.

Take a brand as innocent sounding as The Organic Cow of Vermont.

It started small, but eventually was bought by Horizon Organic… which was bought by White Wave (which spun off of Dean Foods)… which was recently bought by the French dairy giant Danone…

Read ON: Organic Farmland: A Short-Term Buy in a Long-Term Trend – Investment U

CNAP COMMENT: You can forget about investing in the organic cow. It is already dead. Going nowhere. They fooled ya. Wanted the world to think all they had to do was stop the antibiotics and feed the cows real food and sing to them as they cut their throats and all would be well in the slaughterhouses again. Okay, call it a field of slaughter if it makes you feel all comfy inside as their blood drips from your own pores.

Nothing can change what it is until it stops. So the sooner you stop investing, the less money you’ll lose long term.

The future is all about plants, not animals. You can take that to Wall Street.