Singapore-based alternative protein maker Next Gen Foods will make its debut in the Gulf region in September and plans to make inroads into the US and Europe come 2022, the startup’s co-founder and chief executive Andre Menezes said.
In an interview with DealStreetAsia, Menezes said that Next Gen has chosen to enter the United Arab Emirates and Doha next as part of its expansion plans targeting global cities. These cities have a very cosmopolitan population, and like Singapore, these small cities have growing food security concerns. Classic Fine Foods will handle distribution for the company in the Gulf region as well. By next year, the company should have about five to 10 people working there.