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Dairy-Free Ice Cream Brand Eclipse Foods Closes $40 Million Series B: ‘Global Diets Must Change’

3 Mins Read Bay Area dairy-free startup Eclipse Foods has closed its Series B funding round, securing more than $40 million led by Sozo Ventures with participation from Forerunner Ventures, Initialized Capital, Gaingels, and KBW Ventures. The new funding brings Eclipse’s total raise to more than $60 million, with investments coming from Alexis Ohanian, the Founder of Reddit […]

Pizza Hut Expands Its Vegan Offerings With 3 New Pies

3 Mins Read Pizza Hut continues its expansion into dairy-free and vegan options with the addition of three new options at locations across Germany. The new vegan ‘Chik ‘n’ Cheez’, ‘Smokey BBQ’, and ‘Tuscany Spicy’ are now available. The launch is a first for Pizza Hut Germany, a move it said it made due to increasing customer demand. […]

Dairy-Free Milk Needs To Be Subsidized Says EU School Petition

3 Mins Read A new petition launched by vegan dairy producers and nonprofits is urging the European Union to add dairy-free milk options to its subsidized school lunch options. “If Europe is serious about offering students a healthy and sustainable diet, it should offer calcium-fortified plant-based milk drinks in the EU School Scheme,” read the petition. It has […]

Danone and Green Monday Invest in Barista-Favorite Minor Figures Oat Milk

3 Mins Read U.K.-founded Minor Figures has confirmed that both Danone, through its Manifesto Ventures investment arm, and Hong Kong’s Green Monday have become investors in the oat milk brand. The startup was founded in 2015 to supply barista-quality milk to coffee shops and retail consumers alike and has since expanded into canned ready-to-drink coffee and tea products.  […]

PlantBaby Scoops $4 Million For Organic Clean Label Infant Nutrition R&D

4 Mins Read Hawaii-based vegan milk maker PlantBaby has announced the closure of a $4 million seed funding round. It was led by Big Idea Ventures and with participation from The Fund LA, Two Culture Cap, Springbank Collective and Western Technology Investment and notable private investors including actor Daniella Monet and Athletic Greens president and COO Kat Cole. […]

Hershey Launches Patent Application For Dairy-Free Chocolate Made With Roasted Grains Instead of Milk

4 Mins Read Pennsylvania-based confectionery giant Hershey has applied for a patent for using roasted grain in vegan chocolate products. The company seeks to protect its technique of replacing milk proteins with roasted corn, oats, millet, rice, sorghum, or wheat, or a combination thereof.  The patent was filed on May 1, 2022, and references that many companies seek […]

Nuts For Cheese Scoops $5.35 Million For Artisinal Vegan Cheese Expansion

4 Mins Read Canadian plant-based cheesemaker Nuts For Cheese has netted $5.35 million in a fresh funding round led by Forage Capital Partners. CPG experts Mike Fata and Dror Balshine are confirmed to have participated alongside. The investment has been earmarked for expanding the company’s vegan cheese manufacturing capabilities, plus its distribution network. Nuts For Cheese manufactures its […]

Brown Foods Unveils Cultivated Milk Developed In Under Three Months

4 Mins Read Founded in 2021, Brown Foods claims to have developed “real” whole milk in a laboratory setting. The breakthrough took less than three months for the Boston and India-based startup, which just closed a $2.36 million seed round. Participation has been confirmed from Y Combinator, AgFunder, SRI Capital and Amino Capital, amongst others. A Y Combinator […]

Stockeld Dreamery Makes Good On Ambition To Launch Plant-Based Cream Cheese

4 Mins Read Swedish alternative dairy startup Stockeld Dreamery has realised a company ambition of developing vegan cream cheese. The company states that it has been actively engaged in the development for two and a half years. Initial brainstorming resulted in plans to create a product so authentic that non-vegan restaurants would switch from dairy-based cream cheese to […]

South Korea’s Armored Fresh Bags $23 Million For Fast-Tracked US Vegan Cheese Entry

4 Mins Read South Korea’s Armored Fresh, formerly known as Yangyoo, has confirmed a successful pre-Series B raise totalling $23 million. The round was led by previous investor the Korea Development Bank with supporting participation from Hanwha Investment & Securities, Daesung Startup Investment, Collaborative Fund and Sejong Venture partners, amongst others. The funding has been earmarked to support […]

AAK Foodservice Acquires Vegan Butter Brand Following Manufacturing Partnership

3 Mins Read AAK Foodservice has taken over ForA:Butter, a brand developed by New York-based startup Fora Foods. The flagship product is butter made using aquafaba, which delivers performance that professional bakers look for in their ingredients. The butter has been steadily gaining presence within the foodservice sector, alongside some movement within retail. Formerly dubbed ‘Faba Butter’, ForA:Butter […]

Remilk’s Precision Fermentation Dairy Is the Second to Earn U.S. GRAS Status

4 Mins Read Two years after California-based Perfect Day became the first company to earn GRAS status for its precision fermentation β-lactoglobulin—the primary protein in whey found in cow and sheep milk—Tel Aviv’s Remilk has become the second company using the same tech to earn the designation. The GRAS status (generally recognized as safe) means Remilk can begin […]

Alt Co. Secures $1 Million For Indian Smart Protein Growth

4 Mins Read Bengaluru-based Alt Co. has confirmed a $1 million raise led by undisclosed major investors from Singapore, the Middle East and India. The plant-based brand intends to use the cash injection to increase its size, reach and product portfolio. Chief amongst new product developments is a line of alternative dairy. Plant-based eggs and nutritional supplements have […]

Bon Vivant Partners With Abolis Biotechnologies To Accelerate Animal-Free Dairy Production

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy startup Bon Vivant has announced a strategic partnership with fellow French operation Abolis Biotechnologies. The latter is a European leader in industrial biotechnology. The two will co-develop production methods for the scaled manufacturing of animal-free dairy proteins created via precision fermentation.  News of the partnership comes shortly after Bon Vivant closed a €4 […]

Strive Nutrition Blends Plants and Perfect Day’s Precision Fermentation In New Line of Sustainable Milk

3 Mins Read In a partnership that blends precision fermentation and plant-based ingredients, Strive Nutrition has launched a line of dairy alternatives featuring Perfect Day’s animal-free whey. The new line of milk from Kansas-based Strive Nutrition is aiming to tick all the boxes. Its chocolate and whole milk ‘Freemilk’ options include ten grams of protein from Perfect Day’s […]

The UK’s First Vegan Cheesemonger Has Launched Its First Supermarket Line Exclusively With Waitrose

4 Mins Read La Fauxmagerie, Britain’s first vegan cheesemonger has announced it has developed a range for supermarket distribution. The range represents a step back from the more artisanal recipes that the London-based cheese startup offers. Waitrose has been confirmed as the exclusive distribution partner for the new line, which includes ‘Shoreditch Smoked’, ‘Brixton Blue’ and ‘Truffle Camemvert’. […]

Oatly Rumoured To be Whittling Down List Of Candidates For CEO Position

4 Mins Read The Wall Street Journal reports that Jean-Christophe Flatin, a soon-to-be-former Mars executive, is being considered the top candidate to replace Oatly’s outgoing CEO Toni Petersson. Flatin is joining Oatly on June 1 as global president but the company has not confirmed any potential future appointments. Petersson is looking to move into a business development role […]