Food & Beverage

Vegan food has come a long way over the last decade, with many vegan brands developing into industry leaders in terms of nutritional value, sustainability, and innovation of their products. While the animal-based food business is barely growing in many product categories, the vegan food sector is experiencing strong growth across the board.


Awareness of issues regarding planet and animal welfare is growing and results in an increasing number of adults and children following a vegan lifestyle. Today, the search for vegan alternatives is easier than ever before, whilst revolutionary vegan food news delivered by brands all over the world are reported by the international press.

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Revolutionary food transition is shaping the future

A vegan lifestyle creates a link between the need for a healthier diet and the urgent shift to a sustainable food economy. Therefore, all signs point to a meat-free future that no longer exploits animals for food products.

News on food products without animal-derived ingredients are providing encouraging developments and events for a global food transition. Whether it’s vegan food news on airlines that will offer larger selections of vegan dishes, the emergence of dedicated plant-based school kitchens, or the creation of the world’s first vegan sub chain, they all provide clear indications for the direction that human nutrition is going to take.

A growing number of consumers are following vegan diets. Supported by a global vegan movement, including the successful non-profit organization Veganuary and The Vegan Society, many new vegan products entered the shelves of supermarkets and the menus of restaurants.

However, not only the number of vegan products in the store is rising, as searches for homemade vegan recipes are at an all-time high, while many celebrities and influencers are cooking vegan dishes to inspire their followers to go vegan. For vegan companies, it is essential to recognize trends early on and adapt the product range accordingly.

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Trends in vegan news

The diversity and power of innovation in vegan food news from the nutrition sector is expanding every year. Trends to watch for in 2022 include cultured food produced using cellular agriculture, vegan egg alternatives, and innovative seafood products.

In 2022, the new category of cultivated pet food for cats and dogs will make its debut, while the development of nutritious egg alternatives continues to gain momentum. As predicted by the Vegan Society, 2022 will be the year that could finally boost veganism into mainstream.

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Burger King Releases Vegan “Unbelievable Burgers” in Europe
May 27, 2019
After Burger King’s successful rollout of the Impossible Whopper in the US, the fast food giant has announced…
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May 24, 2019
The new summer menu from Slug & Lettuce is (a subsidiary of Stonegate Pub Company, the largest privately…
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May 21, 2019
Burger legends Patty & Bun are expanding their vegan offering across all their sites and partnering with THIS…
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May 15, 2019
UK food giant Premier Foods, announce the launch of a new range of plant-based desserts, cakes and soups.…
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May 14, 2019
In the last few weeks we have heard news regarding the launch of vegan options from McDonalds, Burger…
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Lovegrass Ethiopia Teff Pasta Now Triple Award Winning
May 14, 2019
Lovegrass Ethiopia has been awarded a sliver and bronze award in the Free From Food Awards with the world’s…
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Co-op: “It’s Important That we Have an Offering for Vegans in the UK”
May 13, 2019
British supermarket the Co-operative has been increasing its presence in the vegan market since the beginning of 2019,…
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Sambazon Launches UK´s First Frozen Scoopable Acai
May 13, 2019
Sambazon, the world’s leading producer of Açaí, has created a UK first and new category in the expanding…
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UK Startup Launches Vegan Meat That “‘Will Fool Carnivores”
May 10, 2019
A new UK startup called THIS, has debuted a range of meat substitute products, including a realistic bacon…
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Lightlife Launches New Vegan Beef Products to Meat Aisle Across Thousands of Stores across North America
May 8, 2019
The new plant-based burger and ground beef products are now available at top retailers in the U.S. and…
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British Vegan Wines to Launch in USA this Summer
May 7, 2019
The award-winning British wine company, Proudly Vegan Wines, has announced that distribution of their 100% animal-free wines will…
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Other Foods: UK’s No.1 Mushroom & Okra Chips
May 7, 2019
A revolutionary approach to consuming mushrooms has helped this new brand to achieve incredible listing opportunity in Whole…
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New Line of Danisco® VEGE Cultures Delivers Clinically Proven Health Benefits for Fermented, Plant-based Foods & Beverages
May 6, 2019
The range, which now includes DuPont™ HOWARU® premium probiotics, is specially designed for fermented plant-based products, responding to…
Beyond Meat Burgers in Case
Netherlands: Beyond Burger Distributed Across 700 New Locations
May 2, 2019
It has been announced that from 26th April, the Beyond Burger will be available in the meat case…
Pizza Hut vegan
Pizza Hut States that News of US Vegan Pizza is Hoax
May 1, 2019
Pizza Hut has denied that it will be offering vegan cheese in all of its U.S. locations from…
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