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Timo Recker Appointed CEO of TiNDLE Foods as Andre Menezes Steps Down From Role

TiNDLE Foods, formerly Next Gen Foods, this week announced that Andre Menezes has stepped down from the role and that he will be succeeded with immediate effect by Timo Recker, who is also Executive Chairman and co-founder of the food tech company and previously held the role from July 2020 to May 2021. Recker originates from a German family that operated the meat processing company Recker Convenience, known for the production of schnitzels. He and his family exited the meat industry and sold the business in 2021. In 2013 he founded LikeMeat, the plant-based producer that was acquired by LIVEKINDLY CO in 2020 and is still prominent in Germany, stating it is the second leading plant-based brand on the German market. Later in 2020, Next …

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Retail & E-Commerce

TiNDLE Foods Arrives in US Retail with Plant-Based Chicken Products

TiNDLE Foods, formerly known as Next Gen Foods, makes its US retail debut today with the launch of TiNDLE Chicken products, which are now available at select retailers across the country.  The company’s expansion into the US retail market follows successful launches of the products in Europe earlier this year, including partnerships with Whole Foods Market and Morrisons in the UK and the EDEKA Group, Germany’s largest retailer.  Following the company’s rebrand back in August, TiNDLE began manufacturing in the US and launched its first product entirely developed and manufactured in North America: The TiNDLE Breakfast Sausage, which secured foodservice partnerships with Mr. Charlie’s and Neat Burger. Now, TiNDLE makes its debut in retail, facilitated through key partnerships with Giant Eagle, an established grocery store …

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TiNDLE Foods Commences North American Manufacturing, Launches into Mr Charlie’s & Neat Burger

Singaporean food tech TiNDLE Foods, formally Next Gen Foods, unveils the TiNDLE Breakfast Sausage through a series of foodservice collaborations in the US and rolls out into further UK establishments. This new addition to the company’s product lineup marks its first product entirely developed and manufactured in North America. The TiNDLE Breakfast Sausage aims to deliver the quintessential savory and juicy flavor profile of a classic American breakfast staple but without cholesterol, animal hormones, and antibiotics. Mr Charlie’s launch TiNDLE Foods has chosen to kickstart the launch by collaborating with popular American plant-based establishments. Los Angeles hotspot Mr. Charlie’s now offers a plant-based breakfast menu featuring the TiNDLE Breakfast Sausage and JUST Egg breakfast sandwich as part of its “Frowny Meal.” In the space of …

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Marketing & Media

The Era of the Alt Protein Rebrand: Yet Another Cell Ag Company Reveals New Identity

Yesterday, South African cultivated meat company Mzansi Meat revealed on social media its new identity (see below). Mzansi’s rebrand comes as the next in line to a growing list of alternative protein companies undergoing transformation as such products enter the spotlight and become increasingly crucial as part of food system revolution and climate change action. Arguably, this wave of alt protein rebrands began back in May of 2021 when Memphis Meats became UPSIDE Foods, before going on to achieve incredible success which, as we all know, led to the company becoming one of the two pioneering cultivated meat producers granted permission to sell their novel cell-based chicken products to the US public. However this uptick has gained great pace over the past year or so, …

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Food tech leader TiNDLE Foods, formerly Next Gen Foods, announces an expansion into new categories (including milks, ice creams, and sausages) and a new brand identity

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Next Gen Foods Rebrands as TiNDLE Foods With Plans to Expand into Further Categories

Singapore’s Next Gen Foods announces its new identity as TiNDLE Foods as it expands into new categories with plans to launch further alternative meat and dairy products under the TiNDLE Foods umbrella. The company intends to introduce its inaugural selection of plant-based sausages, encompassing Bratwurst, Italian, and Savory Breakfast varieties. Following its recent acquisition of dairy startup Mwah!., TiNDLE will carry out R&D into alt dairy product development, spearheaded by co-founders Damian Piedrahita and Claudia Comini. Additionally, TiNDLE Foods reveals it is poised to unveil a diversified range of new plant-based milks and further develop its line of gelatos. Established in 2020 by Andre Menezes and Timo Recker, TiNDLE Foods has raised $130 million to date, centered on its flagship product, TiNDLE Chicken, which is …

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