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UK: Vegan KFC Sold Out in Four Days

KFC Imposter Burger
KFC's vegan Imposter Burger has completely sold out across its trial locations in the UK, reportedly selling 500% more than average menu launches. The Quorn chicken burger was initially planned for a four week test period but there are no more available just a few days after its launch.
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Tesco to Increase Vegan Products by 837% in Bid for Plant-Based Category Leadership

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UK: Tesco's chief executive Dave Lewis has revealed in an investors meeting the outlined future steps for the supermarket chain following loss of profits. The plans include the opening of high-end Tesco Finest stores, low-budget discount stores called Jacks, and a huge increase of vegan products from 32 to 300 lines.
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Del Taco Expands Beyond Meat Range After Selling 2 Million Vegan Tacos in Two Months

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The Mexican restaurant chain Del Taco has revealed that it has sold two million Beyond Meat tacos since their launch in April. Now the California based company plans to expand the offerings containing Beyond Meat ingredients.
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Upton's Naturals to Speak at Future of Protein Conference

Nicole Sopko Vice President of Upton’s Naturals
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The Future of Plant-Based Proteins Conference, hosted by GlobalMeatNews, takes place on 26 June at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. The one-day conference will bring together industry leaders from across the globe to present a range of topics on the growing trend, as well as how it will influence the future opportunities of the international meat sector.
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Food Innovators Wanted for ProVeg Incubator

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The ProVeg Incubator is currently accepting startups for the third round of intakes, which will begin in September. Companies working on plant-based and cell-based innovations can now apply online to join the programme.
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Royal Ascot Horse Racing Event Claims it is Having a "Vegan Revolution"

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Royal Ascot, a British horse racing event frequented by the upper classes and royalty, this year has renowned French chef Raymond Blanc in control of catering for the elites. In an article with the Telegraph, Blanc has outlined a new plant-based direction for the event, which the conservative newspaper has titled Ascot's "vegan revolution".
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Finnish Food Group Raisio plc to Invest €45m in Plant-Based Food

Finnish Food Group Raisio plc to Invest €45m in Plant-Based Food
Finnish food group Raisio has announced the investment of 45 million Euros in the production facility developing and manufacturing plant-based added value products. With the investment, Raisio responds to the strong growth in demand for plant-based food, particularly in the European markets.
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Sunfed Meats Expand to Australia With Cult Product Chicken-Free Chicken

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In response to huge customer demand, Sunfed Meats' highly popular Chicken Free Chicken is launching into Australia nationwide through leading supermarket chain Coles, and will be available to purchase in store and online from Friday 21 June.
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Parmela Creamery Raises $1.25 Million in Series Seed Funding

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Parmela Creamery, is a producer of artisanal, plant-based cheeses. Parmela uses traditional cheese making techniques for its cashew-based cheese products, including shreds, slices, sauces, dips, spreads, blocks and a new line of raviolis. The New York company has now raised over $1 million in a Series Seed financing round led by 25Madison. Other investors include Gather Ventures and Luke Abbott.
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