Jun 11, 2020 - Economy & Business

Tofu boosted by meat industry's struggles during coronavirus pandemic

Honey Garlic Tofu with Sautéed Broccoli and Sugar Snap Peas.
A fine tofu-centric meal. Photo: Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post via Getty Images; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Tofu has been enjoying a boost in the U.S. over the last few months, driven by the meat industry's supply-chain issues during the pandemic, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Sales were up 66.7% compared to last year for the four-week period ending March 28 — and still up 32.8% in May. One company had to import more tofu from South Korea to meet demand.

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