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Vegan Fromage Tour: The 10 Plant-Based Cheese Shops In The U.S.

6 Mins Read For many herbivores out there, cheese tops the list for the hardest things to give up. But thanks to these artisanal fromage makers out there, there’s no shortage of 100% plant-based cheeses out there to satisfy even the wildest of our dairy cravings. From sharp cheddars to creamy spreadables and melty mozzarella, it’s truly tough […]

Plant-Based Milk Giant Oatly Confidentially Files For U.S. IPO With Possible US$10 Billion Valuation

3 Mins Read Oatly, the Swedish food tech behind one of the most recognisable plant-based milk brands on the market, has just confidentially filed to go public. The Blackstone-backed company’s listing will take place once the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) completes its review process.  Malmo-headquartered Oatly has submitted plans for an initial public offering to regulators, […]

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.  […]

Plant-Based Protein Sales Growth In Israel Beats Animal-Based Products By 13-Fold In 2020

3 Mins Read New statistics show that Israeli consumers have purchased more plant-based proteins in 2020 than ever before. The data, reported by alternative protein nonprofit Good Food Institute Israel (GFI Israel), reveals that the total sales of substitutes for meat, milk and dairy products recorded higher growth than animal-based protein products by as much as 13-fold.  According […]

Nick’s: Swedish Sugar-Free Ice Cream Feat. Perfect Day Tech Raises US$30M To Fuel U.S & Germany Expansion

4 Mins Read Sweden-based brand Nick’s, parent company, LUB Foods recently secured US$30M in funding that will execute its plans for international expansion of its sugar-free ice cream products, mainly in the U.S. and Germany, along with building a production facility in Europe, including three flavours featuring Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein. Looking to reinvent the ice cream […]

AI-Powered Chilean Startup The Live Green Co Launches Plant-Based Ice Cream With 90-Day R&D

3 Mins Read Chilean food tech The Live Green Co has expanded its plant-based portfolio, adding vegan-friendly clean-label ice creams to its line-up. The new plant-based ice creams have been developed using the firm’s AI-powered technology, which dramatically shortened the R&D process to just 90 days.  Two-year-old Chilean startup The Live Green Co has added dairy-free ice creams […]

Dairy Farmers Ditch Cows To Make Oat Milk Delivered In Reusable Bottles

3 Mins Read Jay and Katja Wilde of Bradley Nook Farm in the U.K. have recently launched a new oat milk subscription service, ditching their traditional dairy farm operations to produce the ethical and sustainable plant-based alternative. Working with Refarm’d, a London-based startup that helps farmers transition into the plant-based dairy business, their fresh oat milk is now […]

Danone: So Delicious Expands Plant-Based Cheese Range With Spreads & Slices

3 Mins Read So Delicious, the legacy dairy-free brand owned by multinational food giant Danone, has expanded its plant-based cheese range as mainstream demand for vegan alternatives continues to skyrocket. While the brand launched its first vegan cheese “shreds” a few years ago, it is now adding to its line-up a range of cream cheese spreads and sliced […]

The Very Good Food Company Acquires The Cultured Nut To Tap Plant-Based Dairy

3 Mins Read The Very Good Food Company, the Canadian plant-based group that owns The Very Good Butchers, has acquired Victoria-based vegan cheese startup The Cultured Nut. It marks the company’s first foray into the plant-based dairy market to “complement” its existing product line and to tap into the rapidly growing demand for dairy-free products.  Announced last week, […]

Singapore Vegan Ice Cream Maker Kind Kones Scoops US$753K To Fuel Expansion

3 Mins Read Kind Kones, a Singapore-based vegan ice cream startup, has scooped up S$1 million (US$753,900) in its first external capital raise. The company, which currently operates in Singapore and Malaysia, says that the funds will be used to expand its distribution network and build its global presence amid the rising appetite for healthier dairy-free alternatives.  Announced […]

‘Plant-Based Censorship’: Alt Dairy Players Petition E.U. To Challenge Restrictions

4 Mins Read Plant-based dairy giants Oatly and Upfield, alongside sustainable food nonprofit ProVeg International, have launched a joint petition to challenge new E.U. restrictions over the use of dairy-related labelling terms. The petition lodged against Amendment 171 says that the new rules amounts to “plant-based censorship”, making it more difficult for consumers to make informed decisions about […]

Oatly Could IPO This Year As Oat Milk Sees Triple-Digit Sales Growth

3 Mins Read Oatly, one of the most famous plant-based milk brands on the market backed by the likes of Oprah and controversial investment firm Blackstone, could be launching an IPO this year. The move to go public would come at a time when oat milk sales have surged to become the second most popular in the fast-growing […]

Q&A w/ Grounded Foods, The Vegan Dairy Startup That Makes Cheese From Hempseeds & Ugly Cauliflower

4 Mins Read Los Angeles-based vegan startup Grounded Foods began making its plant-based cheeses out of non-GMO hemp seeds and “ugly” cauliflowers last year. Now, the food tech is set to add three more products to its cheese offerings and is racing against coronavirus-related delays to bring its cruelty-free, food waste-fighting and vegan-friendly cheeses to consumers.  What makes […]

NZ Vegan Yoghurt Brand Raglan Opens New Factory Ahead Of Product Expansion

3 Mins Read New Zealand-based dairy free yoghurt makers Raglan Food Co has recently opened its brand new factory with a far larger production capacity to meet the rising demand for vegan foods around the world. The launch of its new facility comes ahead of the brand’s planned expansion into more dairy-free products next year to add to […]

Israeli Food Tech Remilk Raises US$11.3M To Scale Microbial Fermentation Dairy

3 Mins Read Remilk, an Israeli startup that produces animal-free dairy products using fermentation technology, has bagged US$11.3 million in a Series A funding round to accelerate its production and distribution plans. The Tel Aviv-based company says that with the capital, it will soon be able to bring its molecularly identical dairy products that are produced without a […]

Change Foods Welcomes Irina Gerry: Why This Danone Senior Brand Manager Chose To Become CMO Of An Alt Dairy Startup

5 Mins Read Formerly Senior Brand Manager for plant-based brands at Danone and the the force behind major recent launches at Silk and So Delicious, Irina Gerry has recently joined the management team at U.S.-Australian food tech Change Foods, which uses microbial precision fermentation technology to develop animal-free dairy alternatives. The young startup recently closed an oversubscribed US$875,000 […]