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Meet The Goods Mart: A Socially Conscious Vegan-Friendly Convenience Store

Convenience stores are notorious for selling quick and delicious but downright unhealthy (and mostly non-vegan) foods. The Goods Mart has set out to transform the gas station mini-mart model by vending a plethora of healthier, socially responsible and eco-friendly snacks. Founded by PR consultant Rachel Krupa in 2018, The Goods Mart sells products through both brick-and-mortar stores and shipped curated boxes, with a vast inventory that is approximately 80% plant-based.  …

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Mikuna Lupin Protein Powder Range

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Mikuna Raises $5.6M in Seed to Scale Clean Lupin-Based Protein “Chocho”

Plant-based protein brand Mikuna announces it has closed an oversubscribed $5.6 million seed round to fuel the company’s scaling and US nationwide launch next year. The round also saw the appointment of Tara Kriese as the company’s new CEO. Just one ingredient Launched in 2021, Mikuna is the first company to introduce Chocho protein to the US market. Made from Andean-grown lupins, Mikuna says Chocho is a regenerative superfood that …

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Hodo All Day Plant-Based Egg Scramble

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Hodo Launches Ready-Made, High-Protein “All Day Vegan Egg Scramble”

Plant-based protein company Hodo announces it is launching the All Day Egg Scramble, a prepared egg alternative, in 1,500 retail stores across the US. The new plant-based egg will be available at Whole Food and Natural Grocers nationwide, with Sprouts and other retailers adding the product in coming months. The scramble will also be sold through foodservice.  Made from minimally processed ingredients, the All Day Scramble was created to offer …

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Babybel Plant-Based Cheese Snack

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Bel Brands USA Announces Babybel Plant-Based Cheese is Now Available Nationwide in US

Bel Brands USA announces its highly anticipated Babybel Plant-Based cheese is now available at US retailers nationwide. The creamy dairy-free snack can be found in Whole Foods, Sam’s Club, and Fresh Thyme locations, as well as select Costco stores in the Southeast US. Availability will continue to expand throughout 2022.  Made to taste like Mozzarella cheese, Babybel Plant-Based is a vegan version of the company’s popular Mini Babybel cheese wheels, and …

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NOIRANCA Brown Leather Handbag

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Introducing NOIRANCA: Vegan Luxury Handbags That Outperform Animal-Based Leather

As the world of vegan leather and biomaterials continues to expand and flourish, there is ongoing debate as to whether these fabrics truly compare to animal leather in quality and how they impact the environment.   NOIRANCA is a new handbag and accessories brand determined to settle this controversy by bringing unrivaled excellence and eco-transparency to vegan leather. Encouraging consumers to “buy less and enjoy longer”, the brand uses PETA-approved fabric …

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In Huge Expansion, Beyond Meat Chicken Tenders Coming to 8,000 New Retail Locations

Plant-based meat leader Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND) announces the company is bringing its Beyond Chicken Tenders to 8,000 new retail outlets, significantly expanding the product’s distribution across the US.  Starting today, the Beyond tenders are available at select Albertsons, CVS, Sprouts and Whole Foods Market locations nationwide, and are expanding to all Kroger-owned grocery stores throughout April. With its latest growth, the brand says its plant-based meats will be more …

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OmniPork Luncheon meat

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OmniFoods Celebrating Earth Day with Month of Planet-Friendly Partnerships

OmniFoods, makers of plant-based OmniPork products, is honoring Earth Day on April 22 with a month-long series of promotions and partnerships intended to bring awareness to climate change and food insecurity.  Providing free food Throughout April, the company will help donate plant-based meals through Support + Feed, an organization founded by Maggie Baird, mother of music stars Billie Eilish and Finneas. Support + Feed partners with local restaurants in US …

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MeatlessPepperoni Plenty Reasons

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Poland’s Award-Winning Vegan Butcher Brand Plenty Reasons Arrives in UK

Polish plant-based meat brand Plenty Reasons announces the launch of its award-winning range into the UK market through the Vegan Wholesaler marketplace. The company reports that, in Poland, sales of plant-based meat alternatives doubled in 2020 alone. The extensive range by Plenty Reasons, including meatless salami, garlic ham, chorizo, bacon, black pudding, and sausages, is based on wheat and pea proteins and is free from palm oil. The Meatless Salami …

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KLIMON Cherry Ice Cream

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KLIMON Debuts Decadent Line of Almond-Based Ice Cream at Walmart

KLIMON, a maker of frozen dairy-free dessert pints, is launching its debut line of almond-based ice creams at select US Walmart stores, with a national release in the works.  Available in five decadent flavors, KLIMON says its products use a proprietary almond-based blend to deliver the same richness and texture of dairy ice cream.  The five flavors include:  Morning Brew – Coffee flavored ice cream with real almonds and fudge …

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Rite Aid Beyond Burgers

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Beyond Meat Burgers and Meatballs Debut at US Rite Aid Stores Nationwide

Beyond Meat announces it is launching the Beyond Burger and Beyond Meatballs at 2,000 Rite Aid stores across the US. The drugstore chain will carry the 2-pack burgers and 12-pack meatballs in its frozen foods aisle.  According to Beyond Meat, the latest retail partnership will strengthen its position as a plant-based protein leader by making its nutritious products available to even more consumers.  Made from peas and brown rice, the …

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The Vegetarian Butcher Launches Frozen Range into Sainsbury’s 

The Vegetarian Butcher, a leading plant-based meat producer, has launched frozen versions of some of its most popular chilled vegan products. Now available in UK supermarket Sainsbury’s, the range will receive a wider retail rollout in the near future.  Unilever-owned alt-meat brand The Vegetarian Butcher’s new frozen range includes Patty on the Back quarter pounders, Happy Go Clucky chicken-style burgers, Unbelievaballs plant-based meatballs, and Little Peckers chicken nuggets. The retail …

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Hoorays Foods at Wegmans Markets

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Hooray Foods’ Popular Vegan Bacon Launches at Wegmans Food Markets

Hooray Foods, which produces innovative plant-based bacon, announces the brand is now available at most Wegmans Food Market locations. Hooray’s retail packs will initially be carried at 76 Wegmans stores in North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Sold in the refrigerated section, Hooray’s product uses a novel fat encapsulation method to make vegan bacon strips that look, taste and sizzle in the pan like pork-based …

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Quorn Buttermilk Nacho Burger Box

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Quorn Debuts Chef-Created Meal Kits & Environmental Documentaries

Alt-meat brand Quorn has launched four chef-created meal kits in collaboration with UK company chefs for foodies. The kits will allow consumers to enjoy restaurant-quality Quorn meals at home. The meal kits, which can be ordered from the chefs for foodies website, consist of: Alu Tikki Chaat Bomb with Kachumber Salad: Developed by Dipna Anand, this kit consists of a Quorn fillet and potato patties topped with chaat. Quorn ChiQin …

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Mother Raw Queso Dip with Pretzel

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Mother Raw Dressings Announces 35% Growth, Expands Product Range and Retail Presence

Mother Raw, which sells plant-based dips, dressings and queso, announces the brand saw 35% growth in Q1 of 2022 as it enters new stores and continues to expand product offerings.  Originally from Canada, Mother Raw first entered the North American retail market in 2019. Since then, propelled by the success of its dips and queso, the brand’s products are now sold in over 5,000 retail locations, including Whole Foods Market, …

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Evrnu Reveals Breakthrough NuCycl Cotton That Could Replace Up to 90% of Textiles

Textile innovation company Evrnu has launched NuCycl r-lyocell, the world’s first high-performance, fully recyclable material made entirely from cotton waste. In what the company calls a “huge breakthrough” for the industry, Evrnu is sourcing discarded cotton to create better fibers that can replace up to 90% of common textile materials.  Through this technology, Evrnu says it is forging a pathway for tens of millions of tons of textile waste to …

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