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Products & Launches

Clive’s Pies Launches New Vegan Quiches and Pies With Plastic-Free Packaging

UK bakery brand Clive’s Pies is set to launch three new vegan quiches and pies at Waitrose stores. The products are organic and use an innovative type of plastic-free packaging encompassing a compostable transparent window. The new products are as follows: Red Pepper Harissa Quiche with a pumpkin seed crumb Broccoli & Pesto Quiche with cashews, basil, and pumpkin seeds Coronation Chickpea Puff Pie with creamy coconut and apricot Clive’s products are usually packaged in boxes without a plastic window, but the company wanted the toppings of the new quiches to be visible to customers. Technical Manager Emma Chesbrough was able to source a transparent window made from compostable plant-based ingredients instead of plastic, which Clive’s says sets the brand apart from the rest of …


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Products & Launches

Clive’s Purely Plants to Launch at Asda After Being Chosen For Chain’s Incubator Program

UK-based vegan bakery Clive’s Purely Plants has been selected to be part of supermarket chain Asda’s Nurture Programme. The incubator programme helps emerging brands enter Asda stores nationwide. Clive’s range of pies and pastries will soon be available at 72 of the chain’s stores, and shoppers will be able to vote for which products they want to stay. The range includes Clive’s new Creamy Mushroom Puff Pie and Saag Aloo Puff Pie, as well as established products such as the Chickeny Puff Pie and what the brand claims is the world’s first vegan Quiche Lorraine. There are also gluten-free options like the Tomato & Olive Tart, Mushroom & Leek Pie, and Chickpea Tagine Pie. All Clive’s products come in plastic-free packaging. Growth and expansion Clive’s …



Clive’s Purely Plants: “Being Mission-Aligned With Our Investor Was Non-Negotiable. This is an Exciting New Chapter For Clive’s and We Can’t Wait to Get Started”

Founded in 1986, Clive’s Purely Plants is a household name in the UK, known for its range of hugely popular pies which became 100% vegan last year. Last week the Devon brand announced news of its significant investment from Veg Capital, the plant-based investment firm created by Veganuary founder Matthew Glover. Amid the flurry of growth and expansion plans, with a sales target of £10M for the coming years, Esther Pearson, Managing Director of Clive’s, took a moment to talk with vegconomist about her own plant-based business journey, female empowerment, and the exciting times ahead for Clive’s Purely Plants. Can you tell us more about your personal journey to becoming vegan? I haven’t always been vegan. I grew up in South Africa where eating meat …


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Investments & Finance

Veg Capital Announces Majority Share in Clive’s Pies

Veg Capital, the UK vegan investment fund launched by Veganuary founder Matthew Glover, has completed a significant investment in Clive’s Purely Plants, the Devon-based producer of organic, plant-based pies. Veg Capital will now hold a majority share in Clive’s as it aims to ramp up production 400% and reach £10m in sales.  “This partnership has huge potential to further our mission of replacing animals in the food system, and we’re thrilled to be working together” – Matthew Glover  Known as an innovator of plant-based pies, as well as for its expanding range of vegan baked goods, Clive’s was founded in 1986 by Clive Lowe, who began selling the bakery’s signature ‘Creamy Mushroom Pie’ from the back of his bicycle. In 2020, the much-loved British pie-maker …