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The Body Shop Will be 100% Vegan Certified by 2023, Introduces Refill System

The Body Shop refill stations
Beauty company The Body Shop recently announced that its entire range of product formulations will be certified by The Vegan Society and carry the Vegan Trademark by the end of 2023. The Body Shop was the first cosmetics company to oppose animal testing in cosmetics in 1989, as the company upheld the principle that beauty should not come at the …

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NotCo Announces Danny Meyer Investment as it Prepares for IPO With a View to Unicorn Status

NotCo Matias Muchnick & Danny Meyer Cropped
Latin American phenomenon NotCo today announces an investment from Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), where Shake Shack founder and QSR trailblazer, Danny Meyer, is a partner. The news comes amid the run-up to its planned IPO, aiming for unicorn status, with CEO Matias Muchnick stating, “It has to be for a valuation of $1 billion We won’t budge from there.” “The …

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Vegan Fried Chick*n Brand VFC Continues Plan For Global Domination With Benelux Launch

Product Basket of VFC
VFC, the UK's vegan fried chick*n company that launched just last December and saw unprecedented success in its first weeks, will launch today in retail locations across the Benelux region as part of its mission to bring VFC around the world. The plant-based chicken is already seeing retail success in Spain where it made its international debut this March. "By …

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MeaTech 3D Files Patent Pending in USA For Novel Bioprinting Method to "Significantly Enhance" Manufacturing of Cultivated Meat

Steak MeaTech
MeaTech 3D Ltd today announces that it has filed a provisional patent application in the United States Patent Office. The filing of this provisional patent application directly relates to MeaTech's cellular agriculture 3D bioprinting goals to produce premium cuts of cell-based meat. If approved, MeaTech believes this patent could significantly enhance manufacturing processes for cultivated meat. "As a 20-year veteran …

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San Francisco's Hooray Foods Completes $2M Seed Round to Expand its Cult Vegan Bacon Across USA

Hooray Foods bacon
Hooray Foods, producer of the hotly tipped vegan bacon which arrived on the US market on World Vegan Day last November, launching into over 300 Whole Foods stores across the country, announces today it has closed a $2 million seed financing to scale production capacity to meet immediate demand from leading national retail and grocery chains. "We have already prototyped …

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c: "We Want to Be the Coca-Cola of Plant-Based Comfort Food"

Peas of Heaven founders
Sweden's Peas of Heaven produces pea-based burgers, meatballs, bacon, mince, various types of sausage, and is on a mission is to “reach everyone who’s curious about plant-based food, regardless of whether it’s a one-day choice or a lifestyle." This March, the young brand launched an online store to allow customers to purchase products online for home delivery, and promptly sold …

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Andromeda: World's First 100% Vegan Motorcycle Clothing Brand Has Astronaut-Level Safety

Andromeda Moto
Andromeda is a Spanish brand leading the motorcycle clothing industry’s transition from leather to vegan-friendly fabric, is focused on highly resistant synthetic materials, including a high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is used in the astronauts' suits on the International Space Station. The material is thinner and more resistant to abrasion than animal-based leather.

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One Planet Pizza Launches UK's Only Frozen Vegan Cheese Doughballs

Doughballs OPP
Plant-based pizza pioneer One Planet Pizza recently launched the UK’s first frozen vegan Cheezy Doughballs alongside a brand new Spicy Peppernomi pizza. Teaming up with hugely popular cheese Applewood® Vegan, the award-winning vegan frozen pizza company has created the only cheeze-filled plant-based doughballs that consumers can cook at home. "We know the UK’s appetite for plant-based food is bigger than …

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“Looking for That Big Break” - Copper Branch and Vegan Women Summit Unveil Glow Up Contest

Vegan Women Summit
After its recent acquisition by Foodtastic Inc, Copper Branch - which holds the claim of being the world's largest 100% plant-based restaurant chain - has launched a new collaboration with Vegan Women Summit to introduce the Plant Powered Glow Up Contest

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