Big News for Hampton Creek on Ecorazzi

The struggle for making vegan food more available has been a major impediment for a number of years. Vegan prepared food has been not only hard to find, but any food that was available was usually quite expensive. However, one of the pioneers in premade vegan food, Hampton Creek, has been in the news lately and that news is good for people who adhere to a vegan diet.

As touched on earlier, the availability of premade vegan food has been a major problem. However, an article about Hampton creek on Ecorazzi seems to suggest that these problems of availability may be a thing of the past. It seems that there are a number of developments that have just made Hampton Creek a lot more accessible to the average food buyer.

The first development is that Compass Foods, a major food service provider, has just announced that Hampton Creek will become their provider of baking mixes and salad dressings. Not only will this mean more production from the vegan food provider, it has even broader ramifications.

Because of the sheer size and scope of the Compass Group, this means that Hampton Creek products will find themselves in over 85 food services warehouses belonging to Sysco and U.S. Food. These two companies are two of North America’s largest food suppliers to restaurants and grocery stores alike.

On a smaller but an exciting note, it was recently announced that all 7-11 stores will be switching to Hampton Creeks Simply Mayo for all of their premade sandwiches and Just Mayo will replace all current mayo condiments that are already in stores. While those will mean more products will be sold, it also makes for excellent exposure for the Just Mayo product. It’s an opportunity for vegan products to get a good amount of exposure to the non-vegan eating public.

The fact is that vegan prepared food has had a long and hard fought battle to have equal footing with other more traditional food products. With these advances, it’s looking more and more like that equality is slowly being accomplished. Whether it’s from an exposure or a production standpoint, these sorts of developments are good for Hampton Creek and good for vegans. In addition, this looks like only the beginning.