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Plant-Based Startup Hero Protein Brings On Former McDonald’s CMO As New Chief To Accelerate China Growth

3 Mins Read Shanghai-based food tech Hero Protein has announced Vicky Lee, former CMO of McDonald’s Taiwan, as its new CEO as the young startup looks to accelerate its growth in China. The company, which launched its products in January this year, also announced a rebranding of its Chinese name to 植物家, meaning “plant-based pioneer”.  Hero Protein has […]

OmniPork Slashes Retail Prices By Double-Digits & Announces Parity With Pork

4 Mins Read Green Monday’s OmniFoods arm has announced double-digit price reductions for its OmniPork line of plant-based pork alternatives. It comes as the brand expands its international presence to 40,000 point-of-sales across 20 markets, achieving greater economies of scale and enabling its vegan analogues to compete at price parity with its real animal-based counterparts.  OmniFoods is reducing […]

Alt Meat Player v2food Launches New Plant-Based Bolognese Sauce

2 Mins Read Plant-based meat company v2food recently forayed into the fresh sauce category with the launch of its new plant-based, ready-made bolognese sauce, dubbed v2sauce, which will be available to Australian consumers through the supermarket Woolworths. Sydney-based food tech, v2food has unveiled v2sauce, a plant-based sauce that can be used in pastas and is exclusively available at Australia’s […]

The Very Good Cheese Co: The Very Good Food Company To Relaunch Under Its New Brand

3 Mins Read In a recent announcement, the plant-based food technology company The Very Good Food Company that manages the famous plant-based butcher shop The Very Good Butchers, recently announced that it will be relaunching its vegan cheeses under its new brand The Very Good Cheese Co.  Vancouver-based The Very Good Food Company that recently acquired Canadian brand […]

Shanghai Startup YouKuai Closes US$7.3M Series A To Expand Zrou Plant-Based Pork Brand

3 Mins Read YouKuai Group International, the Chinese plant-based company behind the pork analogue Zrou, has announced today the close of a US$7.3 million Series A funding round led by Singaporean investment firm TRIREC. Proceeds from the fundraise will go towards expanding partnerships with foodservice players across China to bolster Zrou’s “loyal fanbase” as the alternative proteins continue […]

Plant-Based Kids: Impossible Foods Secures USDA Child Nutrition Label For K-12 Market Entry

4 Mins Read Impossible Foods has announced that it has secured Child Nutrition Labels (CN Labels) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the food crediting statements providing federal meal guidance to schools across the country. The addition of CN Labels to Impossible’s plant-based meat products represents a “milestone for entering the K-12 market” and makes the food […]

Tyson Foods Expands Raised & Rooted With New 100% Plant-Based Meat Products

3 Mins Read Tyson Foods has revamped its former “blended” animal meat and plant-based range of alternative proteins under its brand Raised & Rooted with three new completely vegan-friendly products, as the meat giant comes under greater pressure to respond to consumer demand. Made from pea protein, the launch of the new 100% plant-based burgers, sausages and grounds […]

Spanish Meat Industry’s Attempt To File Lawsuit Against Heura Plant-Based Advert Rejected By Courts

3 Mins Read The Spanish meat industry’s attempt to sue plant-based meat maker Heura for its recent controversial billboard advert in Madrid has been denied by a Barcelona court. The advert exhibited the words “one beef burger pollutes more than your car” as part of the startup’s campaign to educate consumers about the environmental impact of conventional meat.  […]

Israel Alternative Protein Companies Tripled Investment In 2020, New Data Shows

4 Mins Read Alternative protein companies in Israel saw investments surge to US$114 million in 2020, nearly tripling the figure in 2019 and eight-fold higher than the capital raised in 2018. The latest statistics emerging from the Good Food Institute Israel (GFI Israel) also recorded skyrocketing sales for plant-based alternatives on the market, with every category in the […]

Vegan Deli Meat Startup Plantcraft Launches Clean Label Plant-Based Pâté Line

3 Mins Read Plantcraft, a newly launched plant-based clean label deli meat startup, has debuted their first pâté products. Coming in two flavour varieties, the new vegan-friendly pâté alternatives made nutritious and unique plant-based protein ingredients are slated to hit U.S. retail shelves in May as the company gears up to expand their range in the coming months.  […]

The Vegetarian Butcher Launches Plant-Based Meat Products For Foodservice In China

4 Mins Read The Vegetarian Butcher has rolled out six new plant-based meat alternative products for foodservice businesses in China, after the brand landed in the country for the first time in December. The new products will be available for chefs across the country to “get cooking with our new meat” as flexitarianism and plant-based eating becomes increasingly […]

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

3 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 […]

Kellogg’s New Plant-Based Chicken Tenders Hit U.S. Shelves As Vegan Demand Surges

3 Mins Read American food giant Kellogg has introduced a new plant-based meat alternative, Chick’n Tenders, to U.S. shelves amid surging demand for vegan products. The new vegan chicken analogue is launched under its subsidiary MorningStar Farms’ Incogmeato brand, and will be available across major retailers including Walmart and Kroger.  As U.S. plant-based retail sales over the past […]

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 […]

China Establishes Its First Voluntary Standard For Plant-Based Meat Products

4 Mins Read An industry group in China has established a voluntary standard for plant-based meat products, marking a first for the country. Issued by the government-affiliated Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST), the standard outlines definitions and guidelines regarding labelling, packaging and storage of plant-based meats in yet another step forward for the growth and […]