Copper Branch, the world’s largest 100 percent plant-based restaurant  chain, has teamed up with Vegan Women Summit (VWS) to launch the Plant Powered Glow Up  Contest, a global plant-based food product pitch to award a food service contract to a women led or founded business. The goal of the contest is to amplify the work of women leaders  creating innovative, plant-based products and provide access to major food service and  distribution contracts.  

Copper Branch operates over 40 locations around the world – including Canada, the U.S. and  Western Europe – and has continued plans for expansion, serving the growing demand for  wholesome, plant-based foods within the fast-casual restaurant space. This contest will provide  a momentous opportunity for the winner; offering the chance for global brand exposure,  international distribution, and profound revenue growth.  

Beginning today on June 1st, the contest is open now to women-led or founded businesses  around the world. Contest participants are asked to enter their plant-based product for a chance  to be awarded a global food service contract. The selected product will be featured as a menu  item in select Copper Branch locations across Canada and the United States this fall. There is  no cost to apply and companies from around the world are invited to apply.  

CEO of Copper Branch, Trish Paterson, shared her vision for the contest, “Some of the greatest  innovations in food are happening in the plant-based sector. As leaders in this category, we  think it only makes sense that we be the ones to lead the expansion of these incredible new  ideas and offerings into the food service industry; while supporting these hard-working women  founders who are looking for that “big break” to take their companies to the next level. We are  excited to see what amazing creations we can bring to our customers next! 

Jennifer Stojkovic, Founder of VWS, added, “The Plant Powered Glow Up contest and our  partnership with Copper Branch is key to supporting a diverse, equitable ecosystem of women  in the plant-based food space. Many companies pledge support of women founders and  founders of color, but few commit the resources and follow-up needed to create lasting change.  We know women are creating incredible plant-based products every day and, through this  partnership, we’re creating access to the types of contracts and exposure that could lead to  exponential revenue and business growth.”  

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