A selection of plant-based food and beverage brands have teamed together to vegan delivery boxes for UK households.
The Squeaky Bean Plant Based Box can be ordered directly from the Foodchain app, the idea being that consumers can minimise trips to the supermarket during lockdown. Further, the service is a faster option than most online supermarkets, says Foodchain’s Anastasia Emmanuel.
“Offering a wide range of products, delivered often next day, is a faster option than most online supermarkets right now, and the quality – buying direct from suppliers – is arguably superior. We see this as a necessary solution, not only for those who are self-isolating or shielding, but also creates an option for more people to stay home, avoiding the spread of the virus.”
Brands involved include Squeaky Bean, Vivera, Mummy Meagz, Minor Figures, and Vadasz.
Barry Brazier, Senior Commercial Manager at Winterbotham Darby, which owns the Squeaky Bean and Vadasz brands and partners with Vivera in the UK, commented: “Our total meat free value sales since lockdown started have exceeded pre-COVID levels by 40%, and by over 90% in some SKUs.
“However, the majority of these sales have been directly from supermarkets, and we have also received comments from consumers who were struggling to secure online deliveries, or couldn’t get to the shops in person due to health concerns or other reasons.
“Therefore, we wanted to offer additional solutions to deliver our products directly to consumers who were desperate to purchase the vegan alternatives they usually enjoy but were struggling to buy during lockdown. Foodchain offers us the perfect solution to be able to do so.”
The Squeaky Bean Plant Based Box retails at £38.99 including delivery and is available for households based in and around London.