In an interview with Business Insider, Anna Lewandowska, wife of star Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, revealed the couple’s future plans both on the soccer field with Robert, and off the field with Anna’s business ventures.
The 29-year-old revealed that their long-term plans include an eventual move to Major League Soccer. More specifically, the two are eyeing up Los Angeles as the final stop in Robert’s playing career. Starting in 2018, MLS will have two clubs in LA: The Galaxy and LAFC.
“We hope that Robert will be able to end his career with a club in Los Angeles,” said Lewandowska. “We dream of Los Angeles. It’s where we want to develop our brand.”
Though Robert makes plenty of headlines on the pitch scoring goals for Bayern, Anna is a star in her own right. She’s won an individual bronze medal at the karate world championships, as well as a gold medal in the team competition in 2013.
Beyond that, she’s spent a lot of time building up her company “Foods by Anna,” which she started after many of Robert’s teammates at Bayern began eating the meals and snacks she prepared for him.
“I have always cooked and prepared the meals Robert would take to practices or games. As time went on, I started to mass produce chocolate bars for the players at Bayern,” she said. “Bastian Schweinsteiger once stole almost a whole cake I had made for my husband.”
She realized there was a market gap in healthy, yet tasty foods for athletes and fitness aficionados alike, and it’s been a steady rise for her company ever since.
“Foods by Anna” currently produces items such as chocolate bars, drinks, smoothies, dietary supplements, and a variety of oatmeals. In total, the company offers 80 products which Anna believes “speak for themselves.”
But Anna doesn’t want to stop there, expressing her desire to produce and introduce new products into the market, claiming that pasta, chocolate bars with fruits in them or gluten free snacks could all be introduced fairly soon.
This is all part of the Lewandowski’s empire building plan. “We want to build up a strong, honest and stable brand under the Lewandowski name,” she asserted. “After ‘Robert Lewandowski’ and ‘Anna Lewandowska,’ we now want to build a third brand, but this time together.”
What does this all mean for Bayern? It’s tough to say. Robert’s contract with Bayern runs until 2021, and assuming he see’s out his agreement and commitment with the club, he’ll be 33 by the time the 2021/22 season gets underway.
Though he’s very fit and rarely injured, it’s fair to wonder if Robert will want to experience something new at a Europe top club while he still can, or whether Bayern is his last stop before he possibly heads to MLS.
Knowing where the family want’s to end up certainly makes it interesting to ponder the possibilities the family may want to explore in the next few years.
In the meantime, someone please get me one of those chocolate bars.