LightLife

LightLife

Lightlife is a plant protein company founded in 1979 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and is now headquartered in Turner Falls, Massachusetts. The company produces and offers a variety of plant-based meat products such as beef, chicken, burgers and sausages.

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.

Acquisitions

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.

Timeline

Products

Product
Launch date
Website
Industry
LightLife Plant-Based Breakfast Links
Breakfast sausage
LightLife Smart Sausage Chorizo
Chorizo
LightLife Smart Tenders Plant-Based Chicken
Chicken
LightLife Smart Deli Turkey
Turkey (bird)
LightLife Smart Dogs Jumbo
Hot dog
LightLife Plant-Based Italian Sausages
Sausage
LightLife Smart Bacon
Bacon
LightLife Burgers
Burger
LightLife Smoky Tempeh Strips
Tempeh
LightLife Three Grain Tempeh
Tempeh
LightLife Smart Ground Original
Plant-based meat
LightLife Smart Sausage Italian
Sausage
LightLife Original Tempeh
Tempeh
LightLife Plant-Based Breakfast Patties
Plant-based meat
LightLife Plant-Based Bratwurst Sausages
Sausage
LightLife Smart Deli Bologna
Plant-based meat
LightLife Smart Dogs
Hot dog
LightLife Smart Menu Plant-Based Meatballs
Meatball
LightLife Smart Ground Mexican
Plant-based meat
LightLife Buffalo Tempeh Strips
Tempeh
LightLife Smart Deli Ham
Ham
LightLife Gimme Lean Sausage
Sausage
LightLife Plant-Based Ground
Plant-based meat
Flax Tempeh
Tempeh
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People

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Michael Morin

Chief Financial Officer

Pete Lewis

Director of Marketing

Roy Lubetkin

CEO & President

Further reading

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Lightlife Foods CEO on growing the meat-free market: 'Make it healthy, make it tasty and make it easy'

Elaine Watson

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