Industry Giants Hormel and Nestle Want In On The Plant-Based Movement

Preceding– and especially following– the massively successful IPO for plant-based company Beyond Meat, more and more industry giants are wanting in on the plant-based movement that has been taking off as of late. Many large chains have already joined...

Three Black Barbers Introduce New Vegan Food Experience to New Orleans

Three black barbers are setting out to bring a unique vegan food experience to New Orleans, with a twist. Barbers Roy Joseph III, Ryan Billew, and Ollie Williams have introduced a unique vegan food concept that takes inspiration from New Orleans’ eve...

The Economist Brings in Summer with Free Vegan Hot Dogs in New York City

The Economist, a publishing company with a worldwide influence on international business and world affairs, recently dubbed 2019 as the “Year of the Vegan.” Now, the company is proving it was right.  To kick off the unofficial start of the summe...

FRY FAMILY FOOD PARTNERS WITH CALIFORNIA GROCERY CHAIN

Fry Family Food has announced it will stock many popular products at Lazy Acres stores this month, marking their debut on California grocery shelves.  This widely buzzed about brand’s initial U.S. product offering will include protein-packed fro...

KFC Exploring Plant-Based Chicken Alternatives

Plant-based protein is seeing increased demand by consumers. In fact, by 2023, the US meat-substitute retail market could potentially reach $2.5 billion (compared to $1.4 billion last year) according to Euromonitor International. Naturally, this is c...

Priam Vineyards in Colchester is now Vegan-Certified

Recently, the Colchester winery Priam Vineyards was certified as vegan-friendly by the BevVeg! label, which provides certification for vegan beverages, food, and other consumer products. This might come as a bit of a surprise, but not all wines are c...

Purple Carrot Acquired by Largest Japan Organic Food Delivery Company; Plant-Based Eating Expected to Rise

Two days ago, the Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi Inc.– Japan's largest organic food delivery service provider– announced that it would be acquiring the plant-based meal kit company Purple Carrot.  Purple Carrot, founded in 2014, is a very successfu...

MCDONALD'S SHAREHOLDER MEETING: NOT THE WIN WE WANTED, BUT A WIN NONETHELESS

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Jones, Managing Director of Campaigns at Change.org, who was at McDonald’s recent shareholders’ meeting in Dallas, TX. Mike was given the opportunity to ask a question on behalf of 216,582 people regarding ...

Better Late Than Never: Big Food Joins the Plant-Based Movement

Over the past few years, there has been a boom in the vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based industries. There are now more people than ever claiming to be vegan or some sort of flexitarian or vegetarian. Though it goes without saying, the vegan movement...

Plant-Based Companies Popular With Celebrity Investors

Plant-based companies have recently seen a considerable rise in popularity and in celebrity investments. Successful alternative meat brand Impossible Foods recently raised $300 million in funding from investors including Serena Williams, Katy Perry, ...

Miyoko's Kitchen “Butter” Lawsuit Voluntarily Dismissed

A lawsuit challenging a vegan butter has been voluntarily dismissed according to Food Navigator . At the center of the lawsuit is Miyoko's Kitchen, a vegan food company known for their variety of cheeses. A class action was filed in 2018 by Jasmine B...

Vegan Cheese is Finally On The Up and Up

Despite initial pushback, the vegan cheese industry has been performing exceedingly well.  For anti-vegans, there are two foods that people most commonly refuse to give up in lieu of healthier, vegan options– bacon and cheese. While bacon requir...

Dairy Farmers Team Up With Plant-Based Milk Companies as Cow Milk Sales Drop

Year after year, dairy farmers have spoken against plant-based milk companies, which make their milk out of oats, almonds, and other nuts, and ‘steal' away profits. However, dairy companies are now beginning to settle their differences and cash in on...

Investments in Plant-Based Foods and Beverages Hit $16 Billion and Counting

A few days ago, the Good Food Institute (GFI), a nonprofit in support of alternatives for animal agriculture products, released a report that summarized the health of investments in plant-based food and beverage alternatives. In short, plant-based al...

IKEA Feeds into Vegan Trend With New Plant-Based Meatballs

The massive furniture chain has been catering to vegans recently. Just last month, IKEA introduced a vegan, strawberry soft-serve to the menu at all of its European locations. Now, the chain has announced its plans to serve a new vegan version of the...

Plant-Based Products Are Becoming More Mainstream

In recent decades, there has been a monumental shift in health and wellness. People are caring more about their health and fitness, and are more mindful of what foods and products they put in and on their body. That being said, plant-based products a...

Beyond Meat IPO a Massive Milestone for the Animals

On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, alternative protein company Beyond Meat (BYND) will debut on the NASDAQ in a historic milestone for the plant-based movement. The El Segundo, California based food innovator is just the latest in a trend of money-losing ma...

Tofurky Raises $7 Million to Drive Plant-Based Meat Endeavors Forward

The plant-based company Tofurky, based in Hood River, Oregon, has taken its first external investment in the brand’s history. Recently, Tofurky raised a substantial private investment of $7 million in an effort to scale the production of their many p...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and others invest $30 Million in Plant-Based Company

Chilean-based startup company, NotCo has raised $30 million in funding using The Craftory investment fund, which has attracted investment from Jeff Bezo’s ‘Bezos Expeditions’ among others. NotCo uses an artificial intelligence (AI) platform, called G...

New York City’s Beyond Sushi Lands $1.5 Million “Shark Tank” Growth Investment

When Guy Vaknin, creator and head chef of vegan sushi chain Beyond Sushi, appeared on the reality investment show “Shark Tank,” he was seeking nothing less than a $1.5 million investment to use in expanding his restaurants to the West Coast. And he g...

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