Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch Plant-based Seafood, have recently announced international retail distribution across multiple European markets, including the Netherlands and Spain. This is Gathered Foods’ largest retail expansion since the brand’s inception, a major milestone for the food company. According to the firm, the European and UK markets continue to be advantageous for plant-based products, with plant-based alternatives expected to be worth EUR7,5bn by 2025.
In January, Gathered Foods launched in over 300 stores in the UK through a distribution partnership with Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, making its first mark internationally. Following, Good Catch entered into the Canadian market through a distribution partnership with Loblaws, Canada’s largest retailer. The products are available in over 300 stores including Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Provigo, and more. Good Catch will also be available very soon in 450 Sobeys stores, the second-largest food retailer across Canada, a statement reads.
In the Netherlands, Good Catch’s plant-based seafood products are available in over 70 stores including Albert Heijn, the largest Dutch supermarket chain, as well as Jumbo, Coop, and more. In Spain, Good Catch is available in Sanchez Romero, the specialty supermarket chain throughout Madrid.
According to representatives, Gathered Foods has plans to continue its expansion in these key European markets and more into 2021 through various distribution channels, including restaurant partners.
“As we continue to grow our brand and expand our distribution footprint internationally, we’re incredibly proud to establish this strong retail base across Europe,” Christine Mei, CEO of Gathered Foods said. “Following our successful partnership with Tesco and our recent launch into Canada with Loblaws, broadening our availability in Europe was the next natural progression. We’re fully committed to delivering our high quality, crave-able plant-based seafood products to consumers across the globe to provide a delicious culinary experience through our retail and foodservice networks.”