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Products & Launches

Gardein Launches Pea & Wheat Chick*n Line in Canada

Gardein, a brand of Conagra Brands, announces the Canadian launch of its Pea & Wheat Plant-Based Chick’n line encompassing Nashville-Style Hot Chick’n Tenders, Spicy Gochujang Style Chick’n Wings and Golden Chick’n Nuggets. Conagra acquired Gardein back in 2019, with Chief Executive Sean Connolly stating at the time that the company was looking towards plant-based alternatives to meat and acknowledging that there is big business in this category. “That means the opportunity here could be in the range of $30 billion just in the U.S.,” he said. “And you know, there’s even more opportunity internationally.” “As a leader in the plant-based category in Canada, it’s more important than ever that Gardein® responds to this growing demand and expands its portfolio with deliciously convenient additions to any meal …


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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Gardein’s Ultimate Plant-Based Line Adding BBQ Wings, Spicy Chicken and More

Plant-based foods brand Gardein, a Conagra-owned company, announces it is expanding its Ultimate Plant-Based line with seven new food products, including bratwurst, buffalo wings and spicy chick’n fillets. Launching in June, the collection will be available in grocery stores, mass retailers and through e-commerce. The upcoming lineup provides a wide variety of flavors and can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch or dinner, Gardein says. The new arrivals include:  Ultimate Plant-Based Chick’n Wings – Buffalo and BBQ style Ultimate Plant-Based Chick’n Spicy Fillets Ultimate Plant-Based Saus’ge Links – Bratwurst and Spicy Italian Ultimate Plant-Based Breakfast Saus’ge – Original and Spicy patties “Committed to delicious food” The Ultimate Plant-Based line first debuted in 2020 with the Ultimate Plant-Based Burger, followed by the release of Ultimate chicken tenders, …


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Revealed: Which Vegan Brands are Hottest on Twitter in Each US State?

A new map shows the most popular vegan brands on Twitter across all states in the US. The results are based on geotagged Twitter data in the last month; tracking over 200,000 tweets, hashtags, and direct keyword phrases for vegan food brands.  Oat-based dairy leader Oatly came out on top of the data, being the most trending brand in 19 states including California, New York, and Texas. MorningStar Farms came in second with nine states including Illinois and North Carolina, and Gardein in third with six states including Florida and Michigan.  Beyond Meat was top trending in six states including Missouri and Minnesota, and Impossible Foods took three states including Oklahoma. Quorn was top in Ohio and Nebraska, while Tofurky was most popular in Washington …




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Plant-Based Named as Category of the Year With 199% YOY Growth for Online Retail

Market data platform 1010data has revealed plant-based foods as its category of the year following a spotlight report on the 2020 online grocery sector. The research shows 199% annual growth in online sales of alt meat products and named MorningStar Farms as the top-performing brand.  The research also identified the best retail channels in the category, with Instacart as the market leader. Top sales for meat substitutes via Instacart were at Costco with 18% of sales, Publix 16%, and Sprouts 10%. Walmart and Amazon were the second and third best retail channels respectively. The data showed plant-based producer MorningStar Farms and its Incogmeato range enjoyed 94% annual growth and 30% of the market share, although they had lost customers to second place in the market …


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Gardein® Suprême™ Plant-Based Burger (CNW Group/Conagra Brands, Inc.)

Products & Launches

Gardein Launches Suprême Burger in Canada

Gardein, a brand of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) and Canada’s #1 frozen meat alternative brand, yesterday announced the launch of the new Suprême™ Plant-Based Burger across Canada.

In 2019, Chief Executive Sean Connolly said that Conagra acknowledged that there is big business in the plant-based category. “That means the opportunity here could be in the range of $30 billion just in the US  […] And you know, there’s even more opportunity internationally.”


Gardein Meatless Breakfast Patties

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Products & Launches

Gardein Launch Meaty Vegan Breakfast Patties

Plant-based food brand Gardein has launched its own spicy vegan breakfast sausage patties, as the global demand for meat substitutes continues to rise. The Canadian company, who is committed to helping the world eat less meat, is the fastest growing brand in its category in Canada. It sells its products around the world through stores, restaurants and universities.


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Vegan Seafood Makes Big Waves

Plant-based fish and “seafood” products like shrimp are selling like hot (fish) cakes at the moment and are a topic currently trending in our industry. This week, Good Catch Foods secured $8.7 million funding from a syndicate of investors and others are likely to follow suit.  Here we look at the key players in plant-based seafood currently making an impact and describe the products they have to offer either on the shelves right now or soon to launch.