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Asia Expansion: Oatly Launches In Singapore Where 1/3 Consumers Don’t Know About Plant-Based Milk

4 Mins Read Oatly, the world’s most famous oat milk brand, has recently landed in Singapore as part of its ambitions to grow its presence across Asia, a region where the dairy market is ripe for disruption. Now available across the city-state’s largest supermarket chains and e-commerce platforms, as well as all Starbucks locations island-wide, the Blackstone-backed plant-based […]

Lindt Is Rolling Out Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate Bars In Eco Packaging

2 Mins Read Leading Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will be launching a range of vegan chocolate bars made with oat milk this year. There will be three flavours and will be wrapped in 100% recyclable packaging. So far, the company has revealed that it will initially be available in Germany this November, with […]

Nestlé Is Launching A Vegan Carnation Condensed Milk Made From Oats

3 Mins Read Swiss food manufacturing giant Nestlé has announced that it plans to launch a non-dairy version of the famous condensed milk product under its brand Carnation. Rolling out in three major retailers in the U.K. later this year, the move comes amid a tidal wave of mainstream brands introducing vegan-friendly products to cater to the fast-growing […]

TurtleTree Labs Awarded S$1M By Temasek Foundation For Lab-Grown Milk From All Mammals

3 Mins Read Singapore-based startup TurtleTree Labs has recently been awarded S$1 million (US$718,800) by Temasek Foundation after winning The Liberty Challenge 2020. The prize money will help the company develop a pilot product in Singapore and to scale-up its biotechnology solution for slaughter-free lab-grown milk with full functionality from all mammals.  The challenge, which was presented by […]

Plant-Based Milk Maker Oatly Raises US$200M In Celeb-Studded Blackstone-Led Round At US$2 Bil Valuation

3 Mins Read Oatly, the Swedish plant-based oat milk maker, has just announced that it has drawn a US$200 million investment from Blackstone Growth, a group under multinational financial services giant Blackstone, and some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Portman, and Starbucks’ chief executive Howard Schultz. The news comes amid a wave […]

Animal-Free Dairy Startup Perfect Day Series C Reaches US$300M As Investors Go All In On Milk Alternatives

3 Mins Read California-based food tech Perfect Day has expanded its Series C funding round to US$300 million following a second tranche led by a US$50 million injection from Thematic Investing, the investment group under the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Unlike plant-based alternatives, Perfect Day uses fermentation to replicate real dairy proteins whilst eliminating the animal […]

Singapore FoodTech Raises US$3.2M Seed To Scale Lab-Grown Breast Milk, Green Monday Backs Startup

4 Mins Read Singapore-based biotechnology startup TurtleTree Labs has just announced fresh funding from global investors, including Hong Kong’s Green Monday Ventures, the investment arm of plant-based disruptor Green Monday. The company is the one of the first in the world to develop cultivated milk without the need of animals and is focusing on high-value, nutritionally-matched human breast […]

Starbucks Announces Plan To Ditch Vegan Milk ‘Tax’

3 Mins Read Following Starbucks’ highly publicised company-wide pledge to become more eco-friendly this year, the global coffee giant is now hoping to be able to remove the additional fee for drinks that use plant-based milks shortly. Starbucks’ latest announcement reflects the pressure the food industry is feeling from its customers in recent years, especially from the growing […]

Cadbury Is Launching Vegan ‘Dairy Milk’ Chocolate Bars

2 Mins Read Mondelez has just revealed that it is now planning to develop a vegan version of Cadbury’s iconic chocolate bar Dairy Milk. While stories about Cadbury launching various vegan products had been circulating since last year, the brand’s owner Mondelez recently confirmed that they are indeed hoping to recreate a 100% plant-based Dairy Milk chocolate bar. […]

Singapore’s TurtleTree Labs Is Launching Lab-Grown Breast Milk By 2021

3 Mins Read Singapore startup TurtleTree Labs, the makers of dairy milk without cows, will be launching lab-grown breast milk by 2021. Originally only focused on disrupting the unsustainable dairy farming industry with their lab-grown cow’s milk, the startup is now looking to work with major formula brands to produce human breast milk to have a positive impact […]

Starbucks To “Push” Plant-Based Milk Amid Slew Of Sustainable Measures In Bid To Become ‘Resource Positive’

3 Mins Read As a part of a company-wide drive to become more eco-friendly, the global coffee giant Starbucks will be promoting vegan milk. Among other sustainable measures that the company plans to implement include waste reduction, providing more clean freshwater than it uses, and carbon storage. Starbucks’ move on sustainability reflects the pressure the food service industry […]

India Vegan Milk Startup Goodmylk Raises US$400K In Second Seed Funding Round

3 Mins Read Veganarke Enterprises, the India-based operator of plant-based milk alternative brand Goodmylk, has just completed its second seed funding round with US$ 400,000, bringing the total financing raised so far to around US$ 800,000. With the latest injection of capital, the Bengaluru-based company hopes to expand their product distribution within the local area and launch new […]

Plant-Based Milk & Yogurt Company Califia Farms Secures US$225M In Funding

3 Mins Read Plant-based milk brand Califia Farms has just announced that it has completed a landmark US$225 million financing in their latest Series D funding round. The investment was led by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) alongside other big institutional names including Temasek and Claridge, as well as Hong Kong-based Green Monday Ventures. With the latest financing, […]

America’s Dairy Giants Are Going Bankrupt As Plant-Based Milk Takes Over

3 Mins Read Borden Dairy, one of America’s largest milk producers and distributors, has just filed for bankruptcy, the second major dairy company in the United States to fall in less than two months. The company, which was founded in 1856, cited the rising costs of raw dairy milk and the industry’s market challenges from the plant-based industry […]