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Report: Impossible Foods Plans to Cut 20% of Workforce

Feb. 1, 2023
A new round of layoffs is imminent at alternative protein burger and sausage processor Impossible Foods.

According to a report in Bloomberg, a new round of layoffs is imminent at alternative protein burger and sausage processor Impossible Foods, that could reduce the headcount by as much as 20%. This following a 6% reduction in October 2022 and reported buyout offers for employees at the end of 2022.

Impossible Foods reported a strong balance sheet and good cash position to Bloomberg in September 2022, but the headwinds blowing against the alternative protein category have been strong overall. Beyond Meat and Oatly, for example, reported large third quarter losses in 2022, as consumer interest in alternative proteins appears to have tapered off.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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