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Food Service

abillion Ranks the Top 50 Vegan Restaurants Worldwide

Sustainability platform abillion has published a list of the world’s top 50 vegan restaurants based on member reviews of over 265,000 dishes across 70 countries. The top ten are: Rifugio Romano (Rome, Italy) — A restaurant offering vegan versions of traditional Italian food. The menu includes dishes such as carbonara, cannelloni, bruschetta, tiramisu, and more. Grumpy & Runt (Cape Town, South Africa) — A vegan deli and bakery specializing in handmade donuts, with a new selection of flavors each week. Brunch, bagels, sandwiches, and other savory items are also available. Seitan’s Realm (Columbus, US) — A family-owned deli serving a huge range of vegan burgers, most containing seitan made in-house. Among the most popular are the Dude Ranch, Rick Reuben, and Buffalo Mac. A selection …


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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

abillion Announces the World’s 10 Best Plant-Based Burgers 2023

abillion recently announced the winners of the World’s 10 Best Plant-Based Burgers 2023. The awards recognize the best vegan products and dishes worldwide based on over 1.95 million independent reviews by vegans and non-vegans on the abillion app. This year, abillion is celebrating its fifth anniversary, along with the achievement of many significant milestones. Its app has been downloaded a million times, and the company has broken records by donating over $2.8 million to global impact partners in more than 180 countries worldwide.  Vegan foods are on the rise, but how do you know what’s best? says abillion. Let’s take a look at these year’s best burgers: 1. Classic Burger by Unconventional (Italy)  Unconventional, the Italian plant-based brand behind which also won last year’s world’s number-one plant-based burger, offers …


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Facts & Figures

abillion Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Surpassing $2.8M in Donations & 1M Downloads

Sustainability platform abillion is celebrating its five-year anniversary, along with the achievement of a number of significant milestones. The abillion app has now been downloaded a million times, while the company has broken records by donating over $2.8 million to global impact partners in more than 180 countries worldwide. These donations have helped to create impact for animals, children, and the environment. abillion has also raised over $17 million of investment since its inception, recently closing its first ever community investment round where 290 members worldwide invested over $500,000. The company has grown by 20 times over the past two years. “At abillion, we’re working to inspire people to discover purpose and values through the things all of us do every day,” says founder and …


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Fairs & Events

Vegan Women Summit 2023 Returning to NYC with 100 Speakers, Brands and Mayor Eric Adams

The Vegan Women Summit (VWS) announces its return to New York City on May 18, 2023 for an all-new, 3 day experience. The annual summit, which is open to all genders, will feature its largest-yet gathering with over 100 speakers and brand activations from across the worlds of food, fashion and beauty, along with networking and professional development experiences. This year, the summit is being welcomed by NYC Mayor Eric Adams, who will host an exclusive VIP reception at the Mayor’s Mansion.  Co-hosted by founder Jennifer Stojkovic and Conference Chair Miyoko Schinner, the Summit will be held at iconic event space 99 Scott in Brooklyn. After selling out in 2022, VWS says this year’s gathering is expanding to offer even more speakers, panelists and events, …


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abillion Launches Community Investment Round After Seeing 20X Growth in Two Years

Sustainability-focused social media and e-commerce platform abillion has announced a community investment round on crowdfunding service Wefunder. The round will give retail investors and abillion’s one million members a chance to invest in the company — something which would normally only be possible following an IPO. Nicholas Cator, who has previously led funding rounds in Oatly, Chewy, and Lazada, will be the lead investor. 500 Global, which led abillion’s seed round, will also participate. The minimum investment amount is $100, and investors do not need to be accredited. The news comes as abillion reports that the platform has grown by twenty times over the past two years. The community now features more than 2.5 million user-generated product reviews, while 4,700 Software-as-a-Service customers are on recurring …


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Fairs & Events

Vegan Women Summit Reveals First Winners of 2023 Speaker Competition

The Vegan Women Summit (VWS) announces the first set of women chosen by popular vote to speak at the 2023 Summit. With 22,000 votes cast across six continents, VWS says this year marks the event’s first-ever public choice speaker competition.  This year’s winning panels and speakers include Kate Dugan, Vice President of Brand Innovation at Beyond Meat, and Chef Babette Davis, with more selections to be announced.  The Vegan Women Summit 2023, which is open to attendees of all genders, will take place on May 18, 19, and 20th in New York City. The summit feature over 100 speakers and 50 brands in food, fashion, beauty, and sustainability.  Diverse topics According to VWS, this year’s winning public choice speakers represent a wide range of fields, …


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Earthling Ed Joins abillion as Strategic Advisor

Vikas Garg, founder and CEO of the sustainable e-commerce platform abillion, has announced on social channels that much-loved UK vegan activist and public speaker Ed Winters will join the company as strategic advisor. Ed Winters, AKA Earthling Ed, has an incredible presence with his viral YouTube videos, documentaries, seminars, and Ted Talks. He is also a partner in Unity Diner, London’s 100% vegan diner & cocktail bar. Earlier this year, Earthling Ed launched a brand ethical clothing brand and launched vegan fish & chips shop chain No Catch. Ed is also teaching an animal ethics course on animal farming at Harvard University.# A global movement for social change Vikas Garg founded abillion in 2017 with the aim of helping a billion people to join the plant-based movement by …



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abillion Announces World’s Ten Best Vegan Milks 2022

abillion recently released the results its awards for the World’s Ten Best Vegan Milks for 2022, based on over 2 million consumer reviews of vegan products on the abillion app. The ten winning vegan milk products were determined by evaluating over 26,000 reviews of 3,500 plant-based milk products from abillion members in 86 countries, posted from July 2021 to June 2022. Amongst the 86 countries, abillion found that consumption of vegan milks was highest amongst members in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In first place this year is Danone-owned Alpro, a leader in the plant-based food category for over 40 years. Alpro Barista Soya is named the people’s choice for the world’s best …


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Sustainability / Environment

With $2M for Global Sustainability, abillion Sets Record For Donations Made by Early-Stage Company

abillion, the global sustainability platform, says that its core product, the abillion app, has grown to over a million members and 53,000 content creators have collectively earned and donated $2,000,000 to abillion’s coalition of partners. The app is now available in 171 countries, in English, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese. abillion explains that the app is unique in that it rewards contributors for promoting sustainable practices, whereby the content creators receive a financial incentive that can be donated to the coalition of 63 non-profits addressing animal welfare, diet change, conservation and reforestation around the world. Animal Sanctuaries Many sanctuaries rely on abillion’s funding to expand capacity, grow educational programs, and purchase land, feed and supplies.  “During the pandemic, abillion enabled us to continue to raise …


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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

World’s Ten Best Vegan Ice Creams 2022 Announced by abillion

abillion, the digital platform promoting sustainability and plant-based food, has released its awards for the World’s Ten Best Vegan Ice Creams for 2022. The awards are based on consumer ratings, the number of reviews, and consumer sentiment scores.  The ten winning ice creams were determined by evaluating over 15,000 reviews from members in 77 countries, posted between 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022. The countries whose members contributed the most reviews are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Coming in first among the top 10 brands, Eurospin, the largest Italian discount group owning Fior Di Natura’s ‘Gelato alla Soia Tiramisù Variegato al Caffè, also emerged as the people’s choice for the world’s best vegan ice …


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abillion App Now Available in Italian as Country Becomes Europe’s Fastest-Growing Plant-Based Market

An Italian version of the abillion app has been launched to cater to the country’s fast-growing vegan community. New users will automatically be directed to download the Italian app, while existing members will be able to change their language settings. Italian abillion users have left over 600,000 reviews on the site since its launch in 2018. According to the company, this makes Italy the fastest-growing market in Europe for plant-based foods and sustainability products. Abillion says that in future, it is intending to further localise its content for other regions. Giving Program abillion’s flagship Giving Program donates $1 to charity for each verified review left on the site. Members are able to choose from 60 nonprofit organisations focused on animal rescue, environmental causes, and food …


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Food & Beverage

abillion Announces World’s 10 Best Vegan Frozen Foods of 2022

Sustainability platform abillion has revealed its annual list of the world’s best vegan frozen foods. The list has been determined by product reviews and consumer sentiment, featuring figures from 74 countries, 6,000 products, and 2,000 brands. The top ten products globally are as follows: Le Patatine Orginali (McCain Foods, Canada) Tapas De Empanadas (Ailutap, Argentina) Pizza Margherita (Roncadin, Italy) Ristorante Pizza Margherita Pomodori (Dr Oetker, Germany) Pizza Vegan Margherita (Amy’s Kitchen, United States) Pizza con Salsa di Pomodoro (Vemondo, Germany) Gyozas with Spicy Vegetables & Tofu (VITASIA, Germany) Vegan Pizza Rúcula & Tomate Seco (Hacendado, Spain) Polpettine Vegetali A Base Di Soia ( Esselunga Equilibrio, Italy) Plant Based Burrito Bowl (Tattooed Chef, United States) Similarly to 2021, pizza dominates the list, taking half of the …


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Fashion, Design & Beauty

abillion Announces Results of First Vegan Beauty Awards

abillion recently published its Vegan Beauty Awards, the platform’s first consumer and member-driven awards for the most preferred vegan and cruelty-free beauty products around the world. The awards are based on unique consumer ratings, total number of reviews, and consumer sentiment scores. The winning 25 products culminated from reviews of over 47,000 products, between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021. Countries with the most awarded brands are the USA, Argentina, and South Africa. Lush in the lead Body & Skincare Charity Pot by LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Sleepy Body Lotion by LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Crema corpo all’olio di argan from Omia Laboratoires LECHE EXTRA HUMECTANTE PARA MANOS Y CUERPO con Neroli Salvaje con extracto Orgánico de Oliva by Veganis LECHE EXTRA HUMECTANTE PARA …


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Facts & Figures

Report by abillion Finds 51% of American Users Want to Reduce Meat Consumption

Vegan sustainability app abillion has released “Understanding the American Plant-based Consumer” – an in-depth report detailing American consumer attitudes toward plant-based foods. Industry influences Among key takeaways, abillion notes it has seen a marked increase in the number of non-vegan US members with interest in plant-based foods. These members make up 51% of its American user database. By analyzing nearly 1.4 million reviews on its digital platform over three years, abillion says it has uncovered five trends shifting the industry: Interest in the plant-based movement is strongest in California, New York and Florida, with female millennials and Gen Zs, who make up 65% of abillion’s US membership, leading the enthusiasm for plant-based diets. Health remains the largest motivator for most purchasers of animal-free meats, with …


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Market & Trends

abillion Reveals Top 10 Plant-Based Trends for 2022

Beauty, food and fashion sectors see opportunities to boom in abillion’s plant-based trends for 2022 Social e-commerce platform abillion has revealed egg alternatives, vegan menswear, and plant-based milk chocolate as some of the top vegan trends for 2022. The rapidly growing platform – designed to help people and businesses around the world be more sustainable – has released its predictions for the top 10 plant-based trends for this year based on its data science.   1 . Vegan egg alternatives  As more liquid egg products enter the market, such as Crackd‘s latest offering, vegconomist reveals some of the hottest emerging brands in the segment.  2 . Oat milk to supersede dairy with variety Oat milk to continue its explosive growth, as one in three Brits now …


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Investments & Finance

Sustainability Platform abillion Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding

Sustainable social commerce platform abillion raises $10 million to fuel product development and the creation of a new peer-to-peer marketplace. Singapore-based sustainability platform abillion has raised $10 million in its Series A funding round. Investors included Mamoru Taniya, the Chairman of SDG Impact Japan, and Timo Recker, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Next Gen Foods. “abillion has been an integral part of our go-to-market strategy, helping us gain traction with restaurant partners and consumers. We look forward to continuing our partnership with abillion as we enter into new markets such as the US,” said Recker. The total amount of funding abillion has raised now stands at $17 million, following a $3 million Pre-Series A round last year. The platform says it will use the funding …


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Studies & Numbers

Top 10 Most Vegan-Friendly and Future-Ready Cities Revealed

Abillion, the world’s fastest-growing platform for reviewing plant-based food and products, just released a report determining the 10 best cities in the world for conscious citizens. These cities are said to particularly attract young people in the future, with plant-based nutrition playing a major role. For its new report, the platform has assessed global cities based on how much they have embraced plant-based lifestyles, their commitment to green policies, as well as greenhouse gas emissions and waste. According to abillion, these factors are indicators of where people want to live, especially for the very mobile Generation Z and Millennials who place personal well-being as highly as professional success. For these generations, ethics, commitments to causes, diversity and inclusion, and especially sustainable options, are part of …


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Market & Trends

Revealed: The World’s Top 10 Best Vegan Cheeses 2021, Consumer Interest up 2.6X

Abillion, the sustainability-focused consumer review platform and social network, has released its awards for this year’s top ten vegan cheeses, according to consumers from across the globe. To the pleasure of all lovers of Italian cheese, in first place came Grattaveg by Bio Vegeatal – a Tuscan company producing vegan and organic alternatives to cold cuts and cheese.  Started by Piero Messana and his son Fabio, the father-son team initially offered homemade vegan mozzarella and cold cuts in their family pizzeria-gelateria. The products were so warmly received that they started their own brand; Bio Vegeatal. Interestingly, Grattaveg differs from most plant-based cheese as its main ingredients are red lentils and potato starch. Here is the rundown of the World’s 10 Best Vegan Cheeses in 2021: …


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Studies & Numbers

The Ten Best Vegan Burgers in the World 2021 as Revealed by Global Consumer Reviews

abillion, the sustainability-focused consumer review platform, has released its awards for the World’s 10 Best Vegan Burgers, 2021. Based on its review data, consumer interest for vegan burger products increased by three times between July 2020 and June 2021, compared to the previous year. The awards were determined by evaluating over 12,000 reviews (based on consumer ratings, the number of reviews, and consumer sentiment scores) of plant-based burger products posted between 1 July 2020 through 30 June 2021 by members from 62 countries. Countries whose members posted the most reviews are Argentina, Canada, Chile, Germany, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, UK and the USA. The World’s 10 Best Vegan Burgers 2021: Beyond Burger (Beyond Meat, USA) Burger Vegetali Classici (Unconventional, Italy) Beyond Breakfast Sausage Classic …