In response to the reader who emailed today (email at end of article) to tell us that “vegconomist is not vegan,” that we “knowingly misrepresent the term ‘vegan’” and that our “site isn’t deserving of […]
*The opinions expressed here represent only the author, and not any companies he may be affiliated with. Innovation often brings with it heated debate, and plant-based meat is no exception. With the recent wave of […]
Following on from the recent controversy that took place last week when Lightlife openly attacked the plant-based giants Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods; Planterra Foods, owned by world’s largest meat producer JBS, has now also […]
“When Lightlife’s letter to Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods was released last week, the vegan and plant-based community unleashed its own torrent of anger against the company for this attack against two plant-based trailblazers they […]
Brazilian meat replacement pioneer Fazenda Futuro, in Europe known as Future Farms, just announced the second round of external investments. In this round, the recognisable brand raised R$115 million (approx. US$21.5 million), elevating its market […]
More than 100.000 unique business visitors read vegconomist in the vacation month August. In July we became very close to breaking the 100K mark, and we have far exceeded it in August. Further new milestones […]
Many plant-based food companies acknowledge that their products often cost more than their big industry competition. Their response is to focus on other parts of their proposition that they believe will be most compelling to […]
We are pleased to announce that this autumn, vegconomist will launch a Chinese language version of our vegan business news magazine. Our Spanish version launch is already planned for next month, as we continue in […]
Yesterday, in a bold and heavily criticised move, Lightlife Foods published an open letter to Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods through a full page ad in the New York Times, stating: “Enough with the hyper […]
Lightlife, owned by Greenleaf Foods, a subsidiary of meat giant Maple Leaf, has announced that it is “making a clean break from its competition” with an open letter to Impossible and Beyond, claiming it is […]
Quebec-based company Vegeat has announced a strategic partnership with Sena Sales & Marketing, a Canadian food broker specializing in retail, for the representation of its products throughout Canada.
As reported by South China Morning Post on Monday, persistent supply disruptions have caused food prices to rise by 13.2% and pork prices are particularly affected, increasing by 85.7% year-on-year, revealing the fragility of the […]
Beyond Meat has launched its first televised ad campaign in the USA, featuring a voiceover by actress and brand ambassador Octavia Spencer. The ad debuted during the Lakers vs. Jazz game on August 3rd.
Dr. Praeger’s is to release a limited-edition vegan Farm Stand Cauliflower Burger, produced to support struggling farmers and local food pantries and help fight hunger during the pandemic. Intriguingly, the vegan burger is being launched […]
Rihanna has introduced her second global beauty brand, Fenty Skin, in partnership with Kendo Brands, an LVMH-owned beauty developer. The range is 100% vegan and cruelty-free and designed for all skin types and colours.