Mind Blown New Crab Cakes

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Retail & E-Commerce

Mind Blown by The Plant Based Seafood Co. Arrives at 80 Wegmans Locations

The Plant-Based Seafood Co. has announced a new partnership with Wegmans Food Markets in the United States to distribute its plant-based seafood alternatives across 80 Wegmans locations. Starting in May, customers in Washington D.C., Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia will be able to purchase Mind Blown’s Plant-Based Crab Cakes and Dusted Scallops. The Plant Based Seafood Co. is a family-owned business led by an all-female team that brings over two decades of experience producing seafood. The company now focuses on creating plant-based versions of popular seafood dishes, and its current product range includes plant-based versions of shrimp, scallops, coconut shrimp, and crab cakes. Growth strategy The partnership with Wegmans marks another strategic step for The Plant Based Seafood Co. …


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Studies & Numbers

GFI Releases First-of-a-Kind Report Scoring Top US Retailers on Their Vegan Selections

The Good Food Institute has released a first-of-its-kind report evaluating the top 15 US retailers on their plant-based products. The results reveal conventional supermarkets to be superior in terms of offering the widest selection of plant-based meat, egg, and vegan dairy products, proving that veganism has truly arrived in mainstream retail.


Impossible Foods East Coast Launch

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Food & Beverage

The Impossible Burger Debuts in East Coast Grocery Stores Today

The Impossible Burger makes its East Coast grocery store debut today in seven states at all 100 Wegmans grocery stores, and two Fairway Markett outlets in Manhattan. Last week’s West Coast launch outsold meat-based ground beef and set all-time sales records based on both revenue and the total number of pounds sold. The vegan burger was the No. 1 packaged good sold at Gelson’s throughout the weekend across all 27 stores.  “The Impossible Burger generated more excitement than any other single product we’ve seen in more than a half-century of operations,” said Gelson’s Markets CEO Rob McDougall. “In addition to exceptional sales and volume, the launch initiated a historic consumer reaction from both our loyal and new customers who were thrilled to play a part …


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Company News

No Evil Foods: Vegan Meat Company Expands

“No Evil Foods” is a US company that produces vegan meat and has recently expanded its distribution to 75 Wegmans supermarket chain stores. Co-founder Sadrah Schadel believes that the origin of the increased demand for meat alternatives lies in the health benefits of vegan meat. On the one hand, consumers are increasingly rejecting products with a high cholesterol content, and on the other hand, they are increasingly asking for products with a high protein content.


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Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

Vegan Scrambled Eggs by JUST at Veggie Grill

Egg alternatives are becoming more and more popular. A recent report by “Future Market Insights” predicted annual growth of 5.8 percent for the market for egg replacement products. The American start-up “JUST Foods” has now launched a new vegan alternative to scrambled eggs. The plant-based egg is soon to be available nationwide, and is currently being offered by the restaurant chain “Veggie Grill”, amongst others.