Maple Leaf Foods, Canada, launched Greenleaf Foods, a plant-based food manufacturer. Supporting its brands, Field Roast Grain Meat Co., Seattle, Wash., and Lightlife Foods, Turner Falls, Mass., Greenleaf plans to build a robust portfolio of plant-based brands and products.

Greenleaf will operate as a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods.

"We have established leading brands that are known for delicious, high-quality products, and we are excited to build on and invest in that expertise to drive innovation and accelerate our growth," says Dan Curtin, president of Greenleaf, Chicago. "Leadership in the fast-growing plant-based protein market is fundamental to pursuing Maple Leaf Foods' broader vision to be the most sustainable protein company on earth."