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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 line of vegan cheese. 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 […]

Veganuary Co-Founder’s Vegan Fried Chicken Brand VFC Raises US$3.4M In Seed Funding

4 Mins Read U.K.-based movement Veganuary’s co-founder Mathew Glover unveiled a new vegan fried chicken brand called VFC. Today, a mere 3 months after its launch, the company is in the news again thanks to a GBP£2.5M (approx. US$3.4M) round of seed funding that will help scale the firm’s production of plant-based chicken. Joining forces with famed chef and restaurateur […]

Le FroMAge: Hong Kong’s First 100% Vegan Cheese Shop Opens Its Doors At K11 Musea

5 Mins Read While the city is teaming with plant-based meat and milk alternatives, animal-free cheese is still a novetly for most Hong Kongers, so it’s hugely significant that the city will welcome its first-ever 100% plant-based cheese shop, soft-opening this Friday (March 26). Featuring handcrafted dairy-free cheeses crafted by raw vegan Chef Tina Barrat and the best […]

Singapore’s Next Gen Launches ‘Tindle’ Plant-Based Chicken At Restaurants Islandwide

4 Mins Read Singapore-based startup Next Gen Foods has officially launched its plant-based chicken brand Tindle, debuting at 11 restaurants across the city. The foodservice roll out will include establishments run by Michelin-starred chefs, with dishes inspired from cuisines all over the world, from Mediterranean to Japanese, as well as American-style food truck takeout classics.  Next Gen Foods […]

Canadian Startup Nabati Raises US$6.2M Private Placement Ahead Of IPO

3 Mins Read Nabati Foods, a Canadian plant-based food tech, has announced that it has raised CA$7.7 million (approx. US$6.2 million) in a private placement financing. The funds will be used to expand the brand’s range, launch into international markets and fuel its go-public plans after a record year of sales driven by mainstream demand for plant-based offerings.  […]

Australian Plant-Based Meat Industry ‘Grew Exponentially’ In 2020, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Australia’s plant-based meat industry thrived despite the economic downturn amid the pandemic, according to data published in a new report from regional alternative protein think tank Food Frontier. From surging retail sales to impressive three-digit growth rates observed in manufacturing revenues and job numbers, the report details the “exponential” rise of the sector and the […]

India’s First Single Origin Vegan Chocolate Bars: Homegrown MilkinOats Is #VocalForLocal

4 Mins Read MilkinOats, the first homegrown oat milk brand in India, has launched vegan milk chocolate bars made with their high-fibre dairy alternative. Rolling out in two flavours, the new 100% plant-based, cruelty-free bars are crafted in small batches, replicating the creamy taste that consumers love about traditional milk chocolate using the brand’s oat milk base squeezed […]

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 […]

OmniPork Debuts On Leading U.K. Plant-Based E-Commerce Player TheVeganKind

3 Mins Read OmniPork, the vegan pork analogue developed by Hong Kong-based Green Monday’s food tech arm OmniFoods, has secured a listing with the U.K.’s leading plant-based e-commerce player TheVeganKind. It follows the brand’s soft launch into the country earlier this year via foodservice channels and via the e-tailer Longdan Oriental Supermarket, and continuing Green Monday’s international expansion […]

Juicy Marbles Debuts World’s First Plant-Based Marbled Filet Mignon Steak

4 Mins Read Slovenian food tech Juicy Marbles has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first 100% plant-based, whole cut filet mignon that bears the fatty marbling found in a real cut of animal-based steak. Developed using their patent-pending “reverse grinder” technology, the startup has been able to recreate the texture, look and taste of filet mignon […]

Latin America: Plant-Based Meat Startups & Brands To Watch

5 Mins Read The Latin American alt protein market is exploding. We recently did an overview of the space, in which we highlighted that 90% of the population want to eat more plant-based foods, according to an Ingredion survey. We recently spoke to regional expert Emmanuel Besserve (an interview worth reading for anyone keen to learn more about […]

Sweetgreen To Expand Plant-Powered Salad Menu To Meet Net-Zero Pledge By 2027

4 Mins Read Sweetgreen, the American fast casual salad chain, is the latest food establishment to hop on the sustainability bandwagon, pledging to become carbon neutral within the next six years. Describing the commitment as the “right thing to do”, the popular healthy go-to salad spot says that it will be increasing its range of plant-powered options and […]

Impossible Foods Slashes Retail Prices In Hong Kong By Over 20%

3 Mins Read Impossible Foods, the maker of the famous plant-based beef alternative, has announced that it is cutting retail prices in Hong Kong grocery stores by more than 20%. The move comes after it lowered prices in the U.S., which marked its third double-digit reduction from the food tech in less than a year, thanks to what […]