C.A. Fortune, a Chicago-based consumer products sales and marketing agency, has partnered with plant-based protein company Beyond Meat, headquartered in El Segundo, California. The partnership officially will take effect on Sept. 1.
C.A. Fortune says it has a significant amount of experience in representing plant-based and alternative protein clients and will use that expertise to support the Beyond Meat business with most retailers across the U.S.
Beyond Meat’s flagship product, the Beyond Burger, is a plant-based burger designed to look, cook and satisfy like beef but is made from plants without GMOs, soy or gluten. The company also produces Beyond Sausage and Beyond Beef.
“This partnership with Beyond Meat is very exciting for us,” said Tyler Lowell, managing partner and CEO of C.A. Fortune. “Here at C.A. Fortune, we’re much more than a sales agency. We fuse our privately held culture and boutique service level with deep retailer and distributor relationships to ensure cutting-edge consumer brands, like Beyond Meat, grow smart and grow fast.”
Fred Storck, VP of retail sales at Beyond Meat, said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with C.A. Fortune. We believe their extensive network of industry relationships and robust capabilities will be an asset as we work with our current retailers as well as open up new retail opportunities for Beyond Meat.”