CVS is helping bring healthy foods and meat alternatives like Beyond Meat to communities in the United States, Business Insider reports. The pharmacy giant and Beyond Meat are partnering to help bring options to 7,000 stores nationwide.
CVS will also add new snacks and frozen foods catering to a vegan, gluten-free, plant-based, and sugar-free audience. The move will benefit Americans living in food deserts, without access to traditional grocery stores. “The expanded assortment of food items is the latest way we serve as a premier health and wellness destination, making it easier for millions of customers to access healthier choices and meal solutions without having to make extra trips to specialty and grocery stores,” a CVS spokesperson said in a statement.
Beyond Meat also recently partnered with BurgerFi and Carl’s Jr., but the CVS move is indicative of a broader market strategy.
“CVS is ubiquitous in neighborhoods and communities across America, and Beyond Meat is proud to partner with them as our first pharmacy partner to bring increased choice and access to nutritious food options to their consumers,” a Beyond Meat spokesperson told Insider. “The addition of the Beyond Burger and Beyond Meatballs at CVS aligns with CVS’ larger effort to help its millions of customers make healthier choices.”
Source: NBC News/YouTube
Other fast-food restaurants, including Starbucks, Pizza Hut, KFC, and others have added plant-based options to their menus recently.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some resources to get you started:
For more Animal, Earth, Life, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter! Lastly, being publicly funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!