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v2food Enters The Ready Meal Category With Four Plant-Based Classics

4 Mins Read Australian plant-based meat leader v2food is diversifying its range with ready meals to offer consumers fast and convenient access to prepared vegan dishes. The company is debuting four options including spaghetti bolognese, lasagne, penne bake and chilli con carne. The move marks v2food’s fourth round of innovation, following on from its beef mince and burgers, […]

‘Beef But Better’: Kerry Identifies What Australia Consumers Are Looking From Plant-Based Beef Burgers

5 Mins Read Consumers across the globe are adopting flexitarian diets, motivated by health and environmental factors. Newly published research by Kerry, the global leader in taste and nutrition, suggests the move towards alternative proteins starts with easy substitutions of existing favourite foods such as burgers. But what exactly do consumers look for when choosing a plant-based patty? […]

Coles Pledges To Cater To Flexitarians Across Australia With Get Plant’d

3 Mins Read Coles has debuted a new-to-it plant-based meat brand. The grocery giant has more than 800 locations throughout Australia, all of which will be stocking the Get Plant’d range. Products have been developed to mimic the full experience of eating meat, with focus placed on texture, taste and aroma. Get Plant’d products feature wheat and soy […]

Australia’s Plant-Based Products Predicted To Reach Up To $9 Billion Valuation By 2030, New Report Suggests

4 Mins Read Australia is being heralded as a plant-based protein powerhouse of the future. A new report by government agency CSIRO has cited the sector could be worth between between $3 billion and $9 billion, by 2030. Current figures suggest the sector is worth $140 million. Key drivers will be domestic grocery partnerships, increased international exports and […]

Consumers Can Now Buy Impossible Beef At The Grocery Store Across Australia and New Zealand

3 Mins Read Californian plant-based meat pioneer Impossible Foods is expanding its reach in Australia and New Zealand with retail distribution secured Woolworths and Countdown supermarkets. Consumers will now be able to purchase the world famous meat analogue directly from shop shelves. The brand made inroads in November last year, securing foodservice partnerships in both countries. Two of […]

Australian Consumers Not Confused By Plant-Based Foods, New Study Concludes

4 Mins Read A new study from the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) has determined that Australians know exactly what they are eating when they buy plant-based foods. The research is a first for the University of Technology Sydney offshoot. It follows a recent inquiry into plant-based food labelling, headed by Senator Susan McDonald.  Senator McDonald’s investigation was […]

New AU$378 Million Project Launches To Transform South Australia Into A Plant Protein Manufacturing Powerhouse

4 Mins Read Australian Plant Proteins (APP) is leading a project to quadruple the animal-free protein manufacturing capability of South Australia (SA). Three new production plants will be constructed, at a cost of AU$378 million, to supply domestic and international partners. The entire project falls under an AU$1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative. The endeavour will transform SA into […]

Australia’s Fënn Foods Nets $3 Million To Support Growth In Line With Plant-Based Meat Explosion

3 Mins Read Leading Australian plant-based meat manufacturer Fënn Foods has scooped $3 million in its latest funding round from Bombora Investment Management. The round was private and oversubscribed, with new investors participating alongside existing backers. Funds are earmarked for across-the-board expansion and refining of processes. Founded in 2015, Fënn Foods is known for its range of plant-based […]

Australia’s ProForm Foods Set For Global Expansion After Securing Investment From Harvest Road

3 Mins Read Harvest Road has invested a rumoured $5 million in return for a minority stake in ProForm Foods. The Agri-food enterprise has been increasing its portfolio of sustainable protein interests throughout 2021. Global demand for plant-based products inspired the investment into ProForm Foods. An Australian plant-based protein success story, ProForm Foods has been expanding over the […]

Provectus Algae Scoops $11.4 Million In Pre-Series A Funding To Scale Biomanufacturing Platform

3 Mins Read Australian startup Provectus Algae has secured funding to commercialise its high-value marine ingredients. The pre-Series A round was led by Hitachi Ventures and Vectr Ventures. Supplementary support came from Possible Ventures, Acequia Capital, amongst others. Previous seed funding totalled $3.25 million, also led by Vectr. New funds will be used to complete a larger production […]