Califia Farms, the distinctive nut milk brand backed by celebrity investors including Leonardo DiCaprio, has announced the launch of its products into participating 7-Eleven stores in four regions of the USA due to increased consumer demand for dairy free options.
Pizza Hut has announced it is introducing a limited-time test of a plant-based pizza: the new Garden Specialty Pizza topped with Incogmeato Italian sausage which is made by Kellogg’s Morningstar Farms. The pizza comes served in a new round compostable pizza box, with the trial of both innovations will take place exclusively at one Pizza Hut location in Phoenix, Arizona.
milkadamia, a global innovator in the production of macadamia nut oil products, has launched milkadamia Buttery Spread, a first-of-its-kind spread which is palm free and 100% plant-based, created with macadamia nut oil. The salted spread rolls out across 500 Whole Foods stores in the US this month and will later expand to further retail and food service in early 2020.
Improved Nature has launched its plant-based chicken alternatives into hundreds of ShopRite supermarkets. Beginning this month, Nature’s Nuggets, Nature’s Tenders, Nature’s Filets, and Nature’s Large Filets will be available throughout the New York Metro Area, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.
Tofurky is a well-loved brand which has been a part of the plantbased market for almost four decades. The Oregon based company announced this April that it had secured a $7 million investment from an outside, undisclosed source, and that revenues at the company grew 20% in 2018 from 2017. Last September, Tofurky announced it would be updating its portfolio to keep up with the fast-moving plantbased market.
Quick-service restaurant chain, Hardee’s, has announced its partnership with Beyond Meat to offer the Beyond Breakfast Sausage™ Biscuit and Original Beyond Thickburger for a limited time. The plant-based sandwich options are now available in the Raleigh, North Carolina, and Kansas City, Missouri markets.
This time last year we published the annual food trend predictions for 2019 from Whole Foods, which correctly included for example Eco-Conscious Packaging and Faux Meat Snacks which we did see really take off this year. Now the Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts have revealed the most anticipated and innovative food trends for 2020.
Tulip – The UK’s biggest pig farmer – has received continuous petitioning and protesting from animal rights activists over the years due to its inhumane practices. Now Britain’s largest producer of pork announces the launch of a vegan line called The Green Butcher.
Allergy-friendly snack company, Partake Foods, yesterday launched its cookies in single size. In an interview with vegconomist this June, founder Denise Woodard spoke about the future of her firm since receiving $1 million in seed funding from rap star Jay Z and his VC company Marcy Venture Partners.
Today is Thanksgiving in Canada, and more and more Canadians are interested in plantbased alternatives. As we reported last month, interest in plantbased products are at an all-time high in Canada, with 95% of consumers now familiar with meat alternatives. As such, supermarket chain Loblaws is now stocking a new line of vegan options made by President’s Choice.
Pizza Hut has expanded its vegan menu at all of its UK locations, as reported by VegNews. The menu will now include Southern Fried Nuggets made with Quorn, All About Mushrooms Pizza topped with Violife cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheesecake. Last May we reported that the chain was trialling vegan pizza in Australia. In January of this year, Pizza Hut UK launched a jackfruit pizza – sales far exceeded expectations with 10,000 already selling out around the country in just two weeks. The Vegan ‘Jack ‘n’ Ch**se’ Pizza topped with Violife vegan cheese, was initially added to menus to celebrate Veganuary. The new menu items are available now in all 250 Pizza Hut locations in England, Scotland and Wales.
Carl’s Jr. has expanded its partnership with Beyond Meat and launched the new Beyond BBQ Cheeseburger, which is currently available at participating locations. Based on the success of its Beyond Famous Star, the restaurant developed this new burger build to complement the Beyond Burger patty, while drawing on the flavors of its iconic Western Bacon Cheeseburger.