Siggi's Dairy-Free Yogurt

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Lactalis Canada Fully Converting Ontario Dairy Plant to Plant-Based Production

Lactalis Canada, a subsidiary of French dairy giant Lactalis, announces it will expand its milk alternative offerings by converting its Sudbury, Ontario plant into a dedicated plant-based facility over the coming months. To accommodate these changes, the company will cease all fluid dairy milk production and packaging at its Sudbury facility by September 30th. The move is intended to increase the company’s selection of dairy-free milk alternatives, which currently include …

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Lavva Original Yogurt

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Lavva Plant-Based Yogurt Acquired by Next in Natural, Names Jeff Lichtenstein as New CEO

Dairy-free yogurt brand Lavva announces it has been acquired by its lead operating partner, Next in Natural, a New York-based business development studio. Through the partnership, Lavva is also appointing Jeff Lichtenstein as its new CEO, and adding several strategic investors to its team.  According to Lavva, Lichtenstein brings extensive experience in launching and scaling national CPG brands in the natural category. As the founder and CEO of Gourmet Guru (acquired …

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Ex CFO of Heinz Indonesia Secures $65.6M for OATSIDE, Singapore’s First Oat Milk Brand

According to filings made to Singapore’s Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Singapore’s first oat milk brand OATSIDE has secured $65.6 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Temasek Holdings and GGV Capital, intending to “lead the shift to more sustainable foods” across the continent. Founder and CEO Benedict Lim, formerly the Chief Financial Officer at Kraft Heinz Indonesia, began experimenting with oat extraction methods during the pandemic …

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Everything Legendary Plant-Based Cheeseburger

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“Power of Plant-Based” Report Shows US Consumers Want Tastier, Healthier Alternative Proteins

The Food Industry Association has released its inaugural “Power of Plant-Based” report, which covers alternative meat and dairy as well as naturally derived plant foods like fruits and vegetables. Among the survey’s insights, it finds taste and healthiness remain key drivers for plant-based purchasing decisions.  Buying habits According to FMI, almost half of all shoppers are making some effort to buy plant-based food and beverages, and many expect to strongly …

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Nomoo Cheeseburger and Fries

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Nomoo Partners with Nestle Professional to Develop Proprietary Plant-Based Burger, Chicken and Cheese

LA burger concept nomoo is partnering with Nestle Professional, the world’s largest global foodservice manufacturer, to develop a proprietary line of plant-based products. The companies’ first offering, a gluten-free, non-GMO pea protein burger, will launch in October 2022, with a plant-based chicken burger and cheese currently in the works.  Created to help streamline nomoo’s operations, the new line will provide key advantages for the vegan fast food brand as it …

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NotCo Launches New NotMilk Sugar-Free in Argentina

Unstoppable Chilean plant-based Unicorn NotCo has added another option to its range of plant-based drinks with NotMilk Sugar-Free. The product is created from a combination of plant ingredients including pea protein, pineapple, and cabbage. In 2021 the company debuted a dairy-free range entailing three products: NotMilk® Original; Low Fat; and Chocolate flavoured NotMilk. Said to be a true alternative to milk, ideal for cooking and generating the perfect foam for …

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Oatly And DKSH Expand Partnership as Malaysian Plant-Based Scene Continues to Thrive

As Malaysia continues to grow into a plant-based hub, following neighboring countries Hong Kong and Singapore, DKSH Malaysia announces plans to support Oatly Asia through its market expansion services. DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, a leading partner for FMCG companies seeking to grow their business in Asia and beyond, has announced an expanded partnership with Oatly Asia to expand the presence of the oat milk pioneer in Malaysia. Malaysia catches …

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Milky Plant

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Milky Plant Raises Over £340,000 for “Make Your Own Plant Milk” Machine

UK company Milky Plant has developed a machine allowing customers to produce fresh, single-ingredient plant milks in under five minutes. The machine can make milks from a wide range of ingredients, including almonds, peas, hemp, rice, and even potatoes. Milky Plant emphasises that this allows customers to make healthier milk alternatives that are free of additives and preservatives. Demand for this is clearly high — so far, the company has …

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Global Food Company Sigma Debuts ‘Better Balance’ Plant-Based Meats and Dairy in US

Sigma, a multi-billion dollar food company with leading brands in 18 countries, announces the launch of its new plant-based brand Better Balance in the US. Featuring plant-based shreds, grounds, and dairy-free cheese, Better Balance is currently available for foodservice channels, with future plans for additional products and direct-to-consumer sales. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Better Balance states its products focus on providing great taste, texture, nutrition and versatility. Offerings include: Shreds …

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Country Crock Decadent Plant Cream

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Country Crock Adds New Plant Cream Heavy Whipping Cream to Dairy-Free Line

Country Crock, an Upfield food brand known for its buttery spreads, is launching Plant Cream – a plant-based alternative to traditional heavy whipping cream. The product, which Country Crock says provides a “no-sacrifice” dairy replacement, is now available nationwide in the US at Kroger, and will be coming soon to Publix and regional retailers Albertsons, Safeway, Price Chopper, and United Supermarkets. Elevating recipes According to the brand, the new Plant …

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Dream Pops Chocolate Bites

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Dream Pops Enters $52.6B Confections Market with Launch of “Indulgent” Dream Pops Crunch

Frozen novelty pioneer Dream Pops announces its first shelf-stable offering, Dream Pops Crunch, is debuting DTC on the brand’s website on Friday, July 15th. Available in six flavors, the chocolate-coated, plant-based confections will also launch through Amazon and select retailers in September, before a larger-scale rollout to 2,000 retail stores in 2022.  Known for its low-calorie, better-for-you ice creams, Dream Pops says it seeks to become a category leader and …

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mycoprotein-based butter

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Mycorena Develops “First Ever” Mycoprotein-Based Butter

Sweden’s Mycorena has developed what it claims is the first mycoprotein-based butter prototype. The innovation could pave the way for mycoprotein to be used in alt-dairy products as well as alt-meat. To make the butter, Mycorena uses a unique fungi-based fat ingredient requiring very few additives. The new prototype is cholesterol-free, and is also lower in saturated fat than conventional butter. Ultimately, the fat ingredient could be used to develop …

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Matias Muchnick CEO - Notco

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NotCo: “Our Dream as a Company is to Reinvent the Food Industry”

Neither NotCo, nor its young CEO Matías Muchnick will need much introduction for our readers in the plant-based business industry. NotCo has been causing a stir here since its very early days. And as our readers will know, this disruptor became the first Chilean Unicorn company last year in a funding round which included investors such as Lewis Hamilton and Roger Federer, valuing NotCo at $1.5 billion. Matías Muchnick went …

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Bel Brands USA Dairy-Free Products

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Bel Group and Superbrewed Food Enter Partnership to Develop Cheeses with Postbiotic Cultured Protein

Multinational cheese leader Bel Group, which owns iconic snacking brands Babybel and Boursin, announces a strategic collaboration with fermentation startup Superbrewed Food to develop a line of cheeses with Superbrewed’s Postbiotic Cultured Protein. According to Bel, the company intends to develop a full range of cheeses, both dairy and plant-based, that incorporate Superbrewed’s Protein, a nutrient-rich ingredient made from microflora that convert plant fibers. The protein will be ready to ship …

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“World’s First” Yogurt Using Cultured Milk Fat Coming Soon from Coca-Cola-Backed Wilk

Israeli alt dairy pioneer Wilk has launched a new project to develop the first yogurt using cell-cultured milk fat. To be developed initially as a concept product, Wilk – developer of cell-cultured human and animal milk – claims this will be the world’s first yogurt using cell-cultured milk fat. The yogurt is planned to serve as proof of the viability of Wilk’s cell-based technology, as the company looks to minimize …

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