As the vegan movement in the Philippines grows, more and more vegan products from brands worldwide are arriving in the country to follow customer demand.
Today, local distributor Pristine Solutions Inc. announced that it partners with Green Monday Hong Kong to bring Beyond Meat and Daiya products to Manila — the heart of the vegan movement in the country.
Green Monday is a startup group that focuses on fighting climate change and global food insecurity by making sustainable living simple, actionable, and viral.
It partners with corporations, schools, restaurants, and the public to promote and enable green, healthy, and sustainable living.
Pristine Solutions Inc. offers Beyond Burgers, Beyond Sausage, Daiya Cheddar style, Daiya Provolono style, and Daiya Swiss style.
“Beyond Meat and Daiya products are available to Purchase in Manila now,” Christian Schmidradner from Pristine Solutions Inc. shared in the Manila Vegans Facebook group. “Distributor is our Pristine Solutions Inc. in partnership with Green Monday Hong Kong.”
“Currently we have Beyond Burgers and Daiya Cheddar on stock. Beyond Sausage will arrive beginning of June again.”
For now, the distributor only offers wholesale: One case (42 patties) of 4 oz Beyond Burgers is sold for 12,320 PHP including VAT, while one case (8 packs of 10 slices per case, 80 slices per case) of Daiya Cheddar Style Cheese is sold for 3,112 PHP including VAT.
Beyond Sausage, Beyond Burger 3 oz, Daiya Provolone Style, and Daiya Swiss Style will be available in June.
Pristine Solutions Inc. is the distributor of Beyond Meat products in five-start luxury hotel Grand Hyatt Manila.
Last month, Grand Hyatt Manila launched Meatless Mondays featuring Beyond Meat in line with its participation in the Green Monday initiative.
“I just don’t think it’s offered enough in hotels and it’s not offered enough in different establishments around Manila. So definitely I believe there’s a market here in the Philippines,” Mark Hagan, Grand Hyatt Manila’s Executive Chef, told ABS-CBN News.
“The plant-based movement started five or six years ago, and has really taken off in the last two to three years where climate change and sustainability have become huge issues. They are a huge issue in the Philippines and you hear it more and more.”
“It’s just giving people an option to change. I don’t believe there’s enough options in the market, for people to make the change,” he concluded.