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£50M Takeover Reportedly in Process for UK Plant-Based Brand Gosh!

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UK vegan ‘free from’ producer Gosh! is reported to be on the cusp of a £50 million takeover deal. The deal is expected to be finalised soon, as an offer has been accepted and due diligence checks are being carried out, as first reported by The Grocer.  After last year announcing a major scale-up of production to meet soaring demand …

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One Planet Pizza & VFC Reveal the No Clucks Pizza on National Fried Chicken Day

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To mark National Fried Chicken Day today (6th July), frozen vegan pizza pioneer One Planet Pizza reveals a brand new collaboration with plant-based chick*n brand VFC for a product named the No Clucks Pizza, following a recent survey of lockdown takeaway preferences which found both pizza and fried chicken to be in the top five nation's favourites. The pizzas are …

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Ready Burger Smashes £1.5M Crowdfunder in Hours, Set For Growth With Prices to Rival McDonald's & Burger King

Ready Burger
London-based vegan fast-food restaurant Ready Burger has announced the close of a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, raising £2 million in an oversubscribed campaign. The 100% plant-based QSR brand reached its initial £1.5 million target in a matter of hours before extending. Ready Burger claims to have created the UK's first scalable, value-driven, entirely plant-based QSR brand, with menu items at …

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$50M Series B Investment For Meati Steak Facility That Will Produce Equivalent of 4,500 Cows Every 24 Hours

Meati Foods
Colorado's Meati Foods has announced a Series B raise of $50 million for its mycelium-based whole cuts of meat created through fermentation, as both mycelium and fermented foods continue to attract the interest of producers and investors as highly sustainable protein solutions for a growing world population. The round was led by Acre Venture Partners and follows a $28.2 million …

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LIVEKINDLY Collective Collaborates With Dutch Cartoonist Toon van Driel to Influence Children's Perceptions of Food

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The LIVEKINDLY Collective has collaborated with Dutch cartoonist Toon van Driel to raise awareness of animal welfare in a series of short animated films called Kind Heroes, with the idea of influencing younger generations and their perceptions of food. "Our hope is to open people’s eyes to the consequences of what they eat. How come the animals visited at petting …

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Swiss Watch Experts Reveal Ultra Sustainable "Ambassador of Change" Watches With Cactus Leather

DecideAndAct swiss watches
Newly-launched Swiss watch brand DecideAndAct (d&a) has debuted a collection of sustainable vegan watches. All three designs in the Ambassador of Change collection are made entirely with recycled or bio-sourced materials.

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Vegan Wines Offers Free Shipping to Celebrate Summer in the US

Vegan Wines
Vegan Wines, which offers 100% vegan wines produced in Puerto Rico, is offering the opportunity to receive wine with the cost of shipping at only USD $0.01 until the end of 2022. To enter the sweepstakes, consumers must order at least four bottles of their vegan wines before the end of July. Prize winners will be selected on August 1. …

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Iconic UK Department Store Selfridges to Home Mārīcī Vegan Bags Made from Piñatex

House of Marici
Starting on July 8, exclusive UK department store Selfridges will host plant-based accessory brand Mārīcī. The London-based fashion house Mārīcī crafts luxury bags from revolutionary leather alternative Piñatex - the ground-breaking vegan material taking the fashion world by storm.  Mārīcī is a circular design slow fashion brand that produces artisan vegan bags in Venice, Italy, and will appear in Selfridges …

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