JBS-owned Planterra has announced that it will open a new R&D innovation centre at its expanded headquarters in Lafayette, Colorado.
The new space and R&D centre will enable Planterra to continue its mission of sharing plant-based food creations and provide new opportunities to test ingredient and product innovations, expanding office space and adding new jobs for the local area.
“I am proud of the team we’ve built at Planterra Foods and look forward to a future of continued growth and innovation in our new space in Lafayette,” said Darcey Macken, CEO of Planterra Foods. “With a team full of passionate, problem-solving food lovers, I’m confident that Planterra Foods will continue to grow the world of plant-based with the best-tasting foods in the market.”
“Planterra Foods new R&D Innovation Center will open the doors to endless opportunities in plant-based protein,” said Raúl Pero, VP of marketing and innovation at Planterra Foods. “With more and more plant-based options popping up in stores for consumers to choose from, our goal is to bring innovative solutions to plant-based foods with delicious, high-quality products that people can feel good about eating and feeding their families at home.”
“Colorado is open for business and this expansion will result in 100 new jobs,” said Jared Polis, governor of the State of Colorado. “We look forward to continuing Colorado’s reputation as one of the foremost agricultural producers in the world.”
In July, Planterra’s Ozo brand has released five new frozen and fresh plant-based meat alternative products in the US.
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