Unilever said it is responding to consumer demand for more vegetarian and vegan meals.
The Vegetarian Butcher said this is the another step towards its goal of becoming “the largest butcher in the world.”
The Vegetarian Butcher makes such items as vegetarian meatballs in various sauces, and NoChicken and NoBeef items such as nuggets and “chunks” for using in recipes. Its products are sold in more than 4,000 locations in 17 countries.
It employs about 90 workers who are expected to remain after the purchase before the end of this year.