Lightlife, originally known as The Tempeh Works, was founded in 1979 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The Tempeh Works changed it's name in 2000 to Lightlife, and would later relocate it's headquarters to Turner Falls, Massachusetts.
Lightlife is a plant-based food company developing, manufacturing, and marketing vegetarian and soy products throughout the United States. It's plant-based meat alternatives include tempeh, burgers, hot dogs, sausages, deli meats, breakfast meats, and vegan ground beef meat.
Lightlife acquired by ConAgra Foods
On July 17, 2000, ConAgra, a food company developing, manufacturing, and marketing vegetarian and soy products, acquired Lightlife for an undisclosed sum.
Lightlife Acquired by Brynwood Partners VI L.P
On September 16, 2013, Brynwood Partners VI L.P acquired Lightlife from ConAgra Foods for an undisclosed amount. The aqcuisition resulted in the appointments of Roy Lubetkin as CEO and President, and Michael Morin as CFO.
Lightlife acquired by Maple Leaf Foods
On February 21, 2017, Maple Leaf Foods, a Canadian packaged meats company, announced it acquired Lightlife for $140,000,000.
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- Plant-based meatPlant-based meat products are made to mimic properties found within natural meats and are considered to be meat substitutes. They are made using plant and other non-animal products to look, taste, and feel like meat products. Examples include: seitan, falafel, tempeh, Tofurky, Beyond Meat burgers, and Mock duck.