Vegan Investors Back Western European Plant-Based Distributor Brandplant

3 Mins Read Brandplant, a plant-based distributor for the Benelux region, is now gearing up to expand its presence across its markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Rotterdam startup bagged funding from prominent vegan investors, including UK-based Veg Capital and Sweden’s Kale United.  Brandplant has raised fresh funding from Veg Capital and Kale United to speed […]

New Vegan OmniPork Dishes Just Landed In Over 20 UK Restaurants

3 Mins Read Diners across the UK will be able to taste a range of new plant-based dishes made with OmniPork, the 100% vegan pork substitute developed by Hong Kong’s OmniFoods. Rolling out at more than 20 restaurant partners, the new limited-edition dishes, from loaded “pork” fries to miso pork tan-tan noodles, will be served as part of […]

Vegan Fried Chick*n Maker VFC Makes US Debut At Foodservice Outlets

3 Mins Read UK-based alt-protein brand VFC Foods hit a major milestone this week when it announced it had launched across the US via the foodservice industry. The company’s vegan fried chick*n product will be available at participating restaurants. VFC (short for Vegan Fried Chick*n) was co-founded by UK businessman Matthew Glover, who along with his wife is […]

India To Introduce Its First Vegan Food Safety and Labelling Standards

3 Mins Read India is set to introduce the country’s first vegan food safety standards and labelling regulations. Having formulated its draft report, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will issue guidelines to define plant-based food products and help consumers identify the products.  The FSSAI has debuted its draft for the Food Safety and Standards […]

McDonald’s Launches First 100% Vegan McPlant Burger In The UK

3 Mins Read McDonald’s has just started rolling out the much anticipated McPlant burger in the UK, which for the first time will be 100% vegan. From this month, several locations in England will begin selling the plant-based patty co-developed with food tech Beyond Meat, before expanding nationwide from 2022.  The world’s biggest fast food chain is now […]

Vegan Chicken Brand VFC: Why We Banned The Term ‘Plant-Based’ In Our Marketing

5 Mins Read VFC, the vegan chicken brand co-founded by Veganuary’s Matthew Glover and chef Adam Lyons, doesn’t ever use the term “plant-based”. This is in stark contrast to the marketing approach of many alt-protein brands across the globe, which have done the opposite and favoured “plant-based” while shunning the word “vegan”. We wanted to know more about […]

Meatless Farm Launches Crowdfunding Campaign So Customers Can Back The Plant-Based Meat Brand

4 Mins Read Plant-based meat brand Meatless Farm is providing consumers an opportunity to “grab a share of the M…F… pie” by debuting its retail investor funding round on the crowdfunding platform Crowdcube with hopes to raise GBP£5 million(approx. US$7M) in capital that will go towards product innovation and brand expansion. British-based Meatless Farm is looking to raise GBP£5 million […]

Global Food System Carbon Footprint Will Worsen, Transition To ‘Plant-Based Food Inevitable’ Says Credit Suisse Report

5 Mins Read In a new report on the investment case for a sustainable food system, analysts say that the plant-based food transition is “inevitable” and will bring about new opportunities for investors and businesses across the food supply chain. Released by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the report also identified the wider alternative protein industry, sustainable […]

Burger King U.K. Launches 100% Vegan Royale & Plant-Based Whopper

4 Mins Read Fast food giant Burger King U.K. has launched a brand new chicken-free Vegan Royale burger and re-introduced the Plant-Based Whopper to its menus in the country. Teaming up with The Vegetarian Butcher to roll out the new items, Burger King says the move is part of its push to cater to its growing flexitarian and […]

Sylven New York Launches Apple & Coconut Vegan Leather Earth Day Sneakers

3 Mins Read Sylven New York, the Brooklyn, New York-based female-founded sustainable luxury footwear brand, is launching its first-ever plant-based leather sneaker. Made from vegan apple and coconut leather, The Mel makes its debut on Earth Day, coinciding with the brand’s founder Casey Dworkin’s birthday and her personal journey to veganism after participating in the famous Veganuary movement […]

TheVeganKind: U.K.’s Largest Vegan Online Retailer & Subscription Platform Raises US$4.8M Seed

3 Mins Read TheVeganKind raised £3.5M (approx. US$4.8M) in its latest Series A funding round that will help the company further upscale its retail business as well as facilitate better plant-based shopping experiences for their consumers. Literacy Capital, a closed-end investment firm looking to support small businesses, funded the U.K.-based TheVeganKind(TVK) in its latest series A round. TheVeganKind […]