Market & Trends

What’s Behind the Recent Vegan Spam Explosion? Five Reasons Why Vegan Spam is “Hitting Meat Right Where it Hurts the Most”

The Phillippines’ largest branded food company, Century Pacific, has launched a vegan spam through its unMEAT brand, becoming the third company in a month to release a plant-based canned pork. What’s going on with this apparent vegan spam explosion? Plant-based meat brand unMeat this week announced two varieties of plant-based luncheon meat — Luncheon Style Meat and Burger Style Luncheon Meat — for the US market. The products are available via online retailers, GTFO It’s Vegan! and Weee!, along with select stores throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Brought to retailers by Century Pacific Food, the launch is the most current in a series of rollouts conducted by several food and retail giants across Asia Pacific and aimed at the US market. Here we take …


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Food & Beverage

Singapore’s OTS Holdings Plans to Export New SPAM-Style Canned Vegan Meat to Over 40 Countries

OTS Holdings recently announced its plans to enter the global market with its plant-based protein products. One of Singapore’s biggest manufacturers of chilled, frozen, dried, and canned meat products, the food giant’s plant-based ANEW brand makes its debut with a new plant-based SPAM-style canned vegan meat. OTS is one of Singapore’s largest food producers, exporting 40% of its products to Asia, Europe, and other countries. The company’s plant-based brand ANEW is set to focus on ready-to-eat products that “push the frontiers of food innovation with a taste of heritage.” The result of over two years of research and development work, ANEW’s plant-based canned meat is made from wheat, soy protein, vegetable juice, and Eucheuma Seaweed. Growing supply for plant-based SPAM First invented by US-based global …




Products & Launches

Plant-Based to the Rescue: Dynameat & ANEW to Tackle Singapore’s Food Security Issue

With the Singapore government investing in alt protein to secure the state’s food security issues, two new plant-based brands are launching products tailored for the Asian market. Dynameat plant-based chicken will hit shelves by the end of 2022, while ANEW is debuting a vegan luncheon meat as the first of its ready-to-eat products.  As unprecedented disruption rocks the conventional chicken supply chain across Asia, Dynamic Foodco is bringing Dynameat plant-based chicken to the market. Developed by former Quorn R&D Head in Asia, Dr. Andy Kusumo, the Singapore-based food tech will be using the seed funding raised for its commercialization and scale-up.  “With Dynameat, we want to offer a plant-based meat alternative that is delicious, affordable, scalable and less susceptible to supply chain shocks like the …