vegan Christmas food

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Facts & Figures

Waitrose Reports 188% Surge in Searches for Vegan Christmas Food

Upmarket UK supermarket chain Waitrose says its customers are preparing for the “biggest ever vegan Christmas”, with searches for the term “vegan Christmas food” up 188% since last year. Searches for “vegan roast potatoes” have also risen by 166%, while “vegan panettone” has seen an increase of 110%. Waitrose Entertaining, the chain’s food made-to-order service, has seen sales of vegetarian and vegan food rise by 49%, with a further increase expected. Waitrose says it is offering its largest ever vegan Christmas range this year, with more than 20 products available. These include brand new party options such as Vegan Mini No Beef Empanadas and Vegan Thai Style No Fishcakes. The chain has also seen a rise in searches for vegan food on its recipe site, …




Products & Launches

UK: Largest Vegan and Veggie Launch to Date at Waitrose with 36 new products

UK supermarket Waitrose has announced its largest-ever vegan and vegetarian product launches with two new ranges. Featuring the new Plantlife and GoVeggie ranges, the new products provide healthy and simple meals, snacks, and treats.  After recently launching its Holistic Living brand, Waitrose plans to continue to expand its meat-free offerings, with the brand quoting recent research from Veganuary as an inspiration. The study found that six months from Veganuary 2021, 82% of participants have maintained a dramatic reduction in their animal product consumption. The new Waitrose ranges feature ‘first to market’ products in the supermarket prepared meal sector, including Crispy No Beef with Sweet Chilli Sauce, Thai Style No Fish Cakes, No Chorizo Tortelloni and Mushroom Scallop Linguine. More products are expected for October 2021 …


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Gastronomy & Food Service

Carrefour Continues to Focus on Vegan Range, Plans Expansion into China

On June 21st 2018, the French company Carrefour opened a new branch in the centre of Paris, one third of which is dedicated to vegan, gluten-free and organic food. The shop employs over 20 people and has a wide range of almost 6,000 different products. In addition to the new store in Paris, the French retailer also plans to expand into other regions of the world. Carrefour recently opened its first high-tech store in Shanghai. Based on the growing demand for vegan products in the Chinese market, the company sees China as an ideal location to win new customers.