If you’re shopping at Kroger, you have a plethora of plant-based meat and dairy options to choose from. Today the retailer announced that this fall, consumers will have one more — this one coming from Kroger itself.
At the Good Food Conference in San Francisco today Gil Phipps, Kroger’s Vice President for Private Brands, announced that the Cincinnati-based retailer would be rolling out a new plant-based line under its Simple Truth brand. This will make Kroger one of the largest retailers to introduce its own branded line of meatless meats.
The grocery chain’s new product line goes far beyond just burgers and sausages (though it’ll have those, too). The Simple Truth Plant Based line will also include pasta sauces, cookie dough, deli slices and creamy dips, all based around pea protein.
The Simple Truth Plant Based line will debut at 1,800 Kroger stores this fall with new products arriving every month. Pricing details have not been disclosed but presumably the retailer will try to undercut other animal alternative products already on its shelves.
If Kroger’s new line proves popular — and based off of rising consumer demand for plant-based options everywhere and anywhere, I’m guessing it will be — you can bet we’ll see a lot more retailers developing their own alternative protein brands.