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Black Woman-Owned Startup Atlas Monroe To Be World’s Largest Vegan Fried Chicken Maker After Turning Down US$1M On Shark Tank

3 Mins Read Atlas Monroe, the Black woman-owned Los Angeles startup that turned down a US$1 million investment on Shark Tank, is now set to become the largest manufacturer of plant-based fried chicken. Acquiring a multimillion dollar facility in San Diego, the firm will be churning out a whopping one million pounds of its vegan fried chicken by […]

Japan ‘Healthy Junk Food’ 2foods Operator Launches Plant-Based ‘FoodTech Park’ Retail Concept In Tokyo

3 Mins Read Tokyo-headquartered wellness company TWO Inc has just launched its new “healthy junk food” concept to offer Japanese consumers nutritious plant-based offerings. The brand, 2foods, will be opening three new retail outlets in the Japanese capital Tokyo to cater to the rising numbers of plant-forward, ethical and conscious consumers.  The new “healthy junk food” brand 2foods […]

This New HEALabel App Is Making Conscious Consumerism Easy

4 Mins Read Most of us want to be conscious consumers, but it’s a pretty difficult task in practice. From the thousands of products available, whether it be food or beauty and skincare, it takes time and effort to properly research and decipher those that have the smallest impact on the planet, animals and people. This was what […]

Deliveroo Hong Kong Records 160% Increase In Plant-Based Food Orders

3 Mins Read Food delivery giant Deliveroo has reported surging demand for plant-based food in Hong Kong, with vegan and vegetarian orders growing by 160% over a 12-month period in its latest figures. In response, partner restaurants have been ramping up their vegan offerings, with the number of available options increasing triple-digits to reach more than 1,000 and […]

85% Of Global Veganuary Participants Plan To Make Plant-Forward Diet Permanent

4 Mins Read More than 8 in 10 people who joined the Veganuary pledge for the first month of 2021 plan on making their newfound plant-forward diets a long-term habit. The findings, revealed in the annual survey released last month, also showed record-breaking levels of participation this year, spanning 582,000 people across 209 countries and regions globally, with […]

South Korean Tofu Giant Pulmuone Makes First Foray Into Plant-Based Meat

3 Mins Read Pulmuone, a South Korean food corporation best known for soybean products, has announced the launch of a new plant-based meat line, marking its first entry into the category. The company plans to introduce more than 20 types of plant-based products, from soy-based meat mince and chicken tenders to vegan meal kits and coconut-based yogurt.  Seoul-based […]

Livekindly Collective Bags US$335M For Global Plant-Based Expansion To U.S. & China

3 Mins Read Livekindly Collective has raised US$335 million in its latest financing round, making the company one of the top three highest-funded plant-based firms globally. The new proceeds will go towards the company’s plant-based acquisitions and investments, as well as its global expansion plans, with the U.S. and Chinese markets as its key targets.  Plant-based food group […]

Dairy Giant Bel Brands Launches First 100% Plant-Based ‘Nurishh’ Cheese Line

3 Mins Read Bel Brands USA, the North American arm of French dairy giant Bel Group, has introduced the company’s first exclusively vegan cheese line. Launching in April, Nurishh will offer a range of cheese alternatives such as cheddar and mozzarella, a move made in response to rising mainstream demand for plant-based alternatives. It comes shortly after Bel […]

New U.S. Pea Protein Facility: Ingredion Expands ‘On-Trend’ Plant-Based Ingredient Production

4 Mins Read Multinational ingredients firm Ingredion has expanded its “on-trend” line of plant-based solutions for the F&B industry, adding two pea-based ingredients to its Nebraska-based pea protein factory. Ingredion says the move is part of its strategy to “capitalise” on the fast-growing plant-based trend, as food brands and manufacturers continue to ramp up their vegan and vegetarian […]

M&S Hong Kong Expands Plant Kitchen Range With Vegan Feta & Fishcakes

3 Mins Read Marks & Spencer (M&S) has expanded its own-brand vegan Plant Kitchen range across its Hong Kong stores. Some of the new products that shoppers will find on shelves include a dairy-free feta cheese alternative, plant-based chicken tenders and melty vegan fishcakes. The expanded vegan offerings at M&S comes as plant-based eating and flexitarianism in Hong […]

Interview: Quinoa Marketing’s Emmanuel Besserve ‘LatAm Vegan Businesses Will See Demand Rising Aggressively This Year’

5 Mins Read Frenchman Emmanuel Besserve been living in Panama for the past 13 years. He is the co-founder of Oops Vegan, an educational vegan blog and online community, and Quinoa Marketing, a marketing agency for plant-based and sustainable businesses. Given his Latin American expertise, we knew he was the person to speak to about the rise of […]

Danone Acquires Follow Your Heart As Big Food Bets On Plant-Based

3 Mins Read Multinational food giant Danone has announced an agreement to purchase Earth Island, the maker of legacy plant-based brand Follow Your Heart. The acquisition of the firm marks yet another expansion in Danone’s meat and dairy-free offerings, as it pushes on with its ambitious goal to ramp up its plant-based sales to US$5.4 billion by 2025.  […]

Global Plant-Based Protein Market Now Worth US$10.3 Billion, Says New Report

3 Mins Read The plant-based protein market is now worth US$10.3 billion, says a new report. Analysts cited the rising demand for protein alternatives within the food industry, particularly for pea-based protein sources, as key factors underpinning the value of the market. Driven by shifting consumer trends in high-growth markets in Asia-Pacific, the researchers expect the plant-based protein […]

Win For The Herbivorous Butcher After Nestlé Drops Vegan Butcher Trademark Case

3 Mins Read Nestlé has dropped its pursuit to trademark the term “Vegan Butcher” after a legal opposition was filed by The Herbivorous Butcher, the first U.S. vegan butcher shop opened and run by Guam-born siblings. It’s a win for the Minneapolis-based grassroots store, who launched their vegan butcher concept back in 2016 to offer customers their small-batch […]

Big Food Giants Lost Out To Small Brands In 2020, New Research Shows

3 Mins Read Big food players have lost market share to smaller brands over 2020, finds a new report released by global data and market analytics company IRI. The ongoing consumer transition prompted a collective loss of more than US$12 billion in sales for large food manufacturers in the U.S., while smaller firms in the country managed to […]