Hampton Creek is a food production company with a lofty mission. Founder and CEO Josh Tetrik, a vegan, wants to make healthy and delicious food that is better for the environment than typical processed food. To do that, the company has come up with plant-based egg substitutes and used them to create an eggless mayonnaise called Just Mayo and an eggless cookie dough called Just Cookie Dough. By using plants instead of eggs, Hampton Creek products use up far fewer resources in terms of land and water. Although not all of their products require an egg-substitute, all their foods are made to be as healthy and as eco-friendly as possible.
So far the company, which opened in 2011, has experienced steady growth. In 2014, Tetrik was able to attract $23,000,000 in investments, which allowed the company to expand its operations. In the same year, Hampton Creek began distributing some of its products through the food service company Compass Group, with whom they later signed an exclusive agreement. 2015 was an even bigger year for the company. In 2015 Hampton Creek was designated a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and its sales grew by 350%.
Currently, Hampton Creek products are available in many large grocery chains including Walmart, Costco, Target, Whole Foods, Safeway, and The Dollar Store. Thanks to Compass Group, their products are also distributed in restaurants, school cafeterias and stadiums across the country. Their product line currently includes Just Mayo in four flavors (original, sriracha, chipotle, and garlic), Just Cookie Dough in two flavors (chocolate chip and peanut butter), and two new salad dressings, Just Ranch and Just Italian. However, they are in the process of releasing a total of 43 new products that will include pancakes, brownies, dessert mixes, and more salad dressings.
In looking to the future, Hampton Creek plans to expand their market reach internationally, especially into Asia. In addition, Tetrik says the company has 500 more products in line to be developed over the next few years. Although their foods are currently for sale on in stores or food service locations, they are planning to start selling products online via their website. Keep an eye out for Hampton Creek’s ecommerce store online.