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Plant-Based Processor Alpha Foods Acquired by LiveKindly Collective

Aug. 1, 2023
California-based frozen foods processor Alpha is LiveKindly’s first U.S. brand acquisition in three years.

Plant-based frozen foods processor Alpha Foods has been acquired by LiveKindly Collective (LKC), the first U.S. food brand (and sixth overall) acquired by the plant-based food industry consolidator since its founding in 2020. Other brands owned by LKC include Fry’s, Oumph!, LikeMeat, No Meat and Dutch Weed Burger.

Alpha Foods leadership expects the acquisition to boost growth, particularly in product innovation in a segment often accused of stagnant, standardized development around patty and nugget formats. For LKC, Alpha gives it entry into ready-to-eat breakfast and burrito snacking categories, as well as a U.S. distribution boost for its portfolio.

Alpha products can be found in the frozen foods section of stores nationwide in the U.S. with a presence at 11,000 retail locations, according to the release. They are also distributed through various foodservice channels including the military, colleges, and universities.

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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