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Global Wheat Protein Market 2022 to 2031 – Players Include ADM, Cargill, Agrana and MGP Ingredients

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Wheat Protein Global Market Report 2022” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This report provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global wheat protein market. The global wheat protein market is expected to grow from $2.84 billion in 2021 to $3.05 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1%. The wheat protein market is expected to grow to $3.65 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 4.6%. Major players in the wheat protein market are ADM (Archer Daniels Midland ), Cargill, Agrana, MGP Ingredients, Roquette, Glico Nutrition, Tereos Syrol, Agridient, Manildra Group, Crop Energies, Kroner-Starke, Crespel and Deiters GmbH, AB Amilina, Xi’an Sheerherb Biotechnology Co., BASF SE, Kerry Inc., Permolex, …


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Elysabeth Alfano: 2023 Is The Year We Dig Ourselves Out. Here’s How

This is normally the time of year for predictions about the year to come. And that’s fine. If you would like my top 5 predictions for 2023, you can find them in my Linkedin Post here. However, 2022 was not a normal year (we haven’t had much of those lately), and I don’t think 2023 will reside on the normal scale, either.  So, this New Year’s article calls for something more bespoke. Acknowledging that 2022 was a toughie: war, continued supply chain mayhem, inflation, recession and just an overall sense of dread left most businesses and the market as a whole bloodied and battered. With this in mind, I thought my New Year article would be specific to the Plant-based Innovation Sector and its next …


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Global Plant-based Meat Market Report 2022: Featuring Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, Kraft Foods, Tofurky & More – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Plant-based Meat Market Size, Segments, Outlook, and Revenue Forecast 2022-2028 by Source, Type, Product, and Region” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. According to this analysis, the global Plant-based Meat Market is expected to record a positive CAGR of ~15% during the forecast period (2022-2028) and is expected to reach approximately US$ 15 billion by 2028. Growing flexitarian and vegan populations as well as rising animal welfare initiatives across the world boost the market growth. Animal welfare has recently been pushed to the front of the world’s eating habits. Animal humanization has been promoted on a larger scale by organizations like World Animal Protection (WAP) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Various cultural views have been dominated by …



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Products & Launches

GrownAs* Foods to “Revolutionize” Vegan Mac and Cheese With These Gourmet Flavors

GrownAs* Foods says it has reimagined vegan mac and cheese with these new Classic and Truffle varieties that apparently “cut the crap” found in conventional counterparts. A subsidiary of Colorado’s Seed Ranch Flavor Co; GrownAs* Foods states its intention to revolutionize the mac and cheese category by manufacturing clean ingredient, gourmet mac and cheese products for the modern market. The company also sells its vegan cheese to food service providers. Vegan mac and cheese is a relatively unsaturated market; at time of publication, the brands offering boxed vegan varieties in the US include Daiya, Banza, Annie’s, Chickapea, Trader Joe’s, and Goodles. According to the Boulder-based sauce specialist, what makes the GrownAs* products unique is their “stellar nutrition profile”, including simple ingredients like nutritional yeast, smoked …


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Fillipo Berio’s Tofu-Based Vegan Pestos Arrive in the USA

Filippo Berio, a 155-year-old Italian producer of olive oil and pesto, introduces two vegan pestos to the US market, following a successful UK launch which took place this July. The pestos, which are both plant-based and gluten-free, debut in Basil and Sundried Tomato flavors and feature tofu as a cheese replacement. Additionally, the products are certified by The Vegan Society, allowing for greater consumer confidence. The brand’s product portfolio is available in over 75 countries. In the United States, Filippo Berio is marketed by Filippo Berio USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Salov Group, based in Lucca, Italy.   Vegan pestos in USA Filippo Berio states that the expansion into the vegan market takes place in response to consumer demand. “Filippo Berio recognized this …


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Los Angeles School District Awards Don Lee Farms as Plant-Based Strategic Supplier

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#donleefarms–The Los Angeles Unified School District has chosen Don Lee Farms to be their first strategic vegan protein supplier for the next 5 years. Don Lee Farms is a multi-generational family producer of plant-based and meat proteins for some of the world’s most recognized and successful brands, including Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Albertsons Companies. The City selected Don Lee Farms based on their ability to drive innovation in the plant-based space, their market leadership as the go-to maker of vegan foods and their ability to deliver safe and nutritious foods at scale. “We’re so honored to be chosen by the Los Angeles Unified School District as a strategic vegan protein supplier. Our family food company has been a trusted local provider of …



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The 8 Most Exciting Brands Saving Food Waste by Upcycling Ingredients

Here at vegconomist we applaud and support innovation in plant-based but especially those who are working on upcycling ingredients and helping to solve the horrific global issue of food waste whereby around a third of the food produced around the world is discarded. The issue is beyond imperative but it is not beyond solution, so we here celebrate some of the brands innovating for our planet, upcycling ingredients from spent grain, to cashew fruit, to cauliflower and carrots. Spent barley from the beer industry – Take Two Portland-based Take Two transforms barley grains leftover from beer brewing into nutritious, fiber-rich barley milk. A subsidiary of EverGrain, owned by beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, Take Two reuses over 500,000 pounds of discarded grain each year. Co-Founder & …


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Finnish Brand Ilo Launches “Category First” Clean-Label Cashew Puddings

Finnish alt-dairy brand Ilo, best known for its vegan cheeses, has introduced a new line of creamy cashew puddings. Jokilaakson Juusto Ltd, which owns the brand, says the clean-label products are a first for the plant-based pudding category. The cashew puddings are available in two flavours — Chocolate and Salted Caramel. They contain minimal ingredients and are free of artificial flavours and preservatives. “Our mission is to realize the full potential of plant–based food, and all of our innovation is based on this principle,” said Esa Luomanperä, CEO and founder of Jokilaakson Juusto. Cashews in plant-based products Due to their creamy texture, cashews are increasingly being used in dairy-free products — they are particularly well-suited to vegan cheeses and yogurts. The nuts are also used …


Vegan Chocolate

It is no wonder, given the massive boom in the plant-based milk and cheese industries, and the resulting need for dairy-free alternatives in other categories, that the vegan chocolate market is exploding globally. Boosted by international celebrities such as singer Billie Eilish and award-winning Canadian-US actor Noah Schnapp, dairy-free alternatives for chocolate products are receiving increasing attention and thus market potential. While the conventional chocolate industry is notorious for its involvement in deforestation and other unsustainable practices, most vegan chocolate brands go beyond dairy-free chocolate in addressing environmental and ethical issues, e.g. by using fair trade certification. With studies showing that especially young consumers are looking for sustainably sourced products, there is a place for sustainable vegan chocolate on the mass market.

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Global Plant-based Meat Market (2020 to 2028) – Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Plant-based Meat Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Source (Soy, Pea, Wheat), By Product (Burgers, Sausages), By Type, By End-user, By Storage, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global plant-based meat market size is projected to reach USD 18.52 billion by 2028 expanding at a CAGR of 20.4%, according to a new report by the publisher. Companies Mentioned Beyond Meat Impossible Foods Inc. Maple Leaf Foods (Field Roast & Maple Leaf) Vegetarian Butcher Conagra, Inc. (Gardein Protein International) Kellogg NA Co. (MorningStar Farms) Quorn Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. Tofurky Gold&Green Foods Ltd. Sunfed VBites Foods Limited S Kraft Foods, Inc. Lightlife Foods, Inc. Trader Joe’s Yves Veggie Cuisine (The Hain-Celestial Canada, ULC) …


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Three Reasons Why 2022 Could Be a Year Of Opportunity For Vegan Business in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has been accompanied by increasing economic regression since 2019, resulting in supply shortages and unemployment. It is during this tough time for the country that an opportunity for vegan business emerges with the economic recovery expected in 2022. According to the 2021 World Bank’s economic and social update report, Zimbabwe’s economy contracted by 8.1% in 2019, the deepest decline in a decade. With the pandemic delivering another economic shock to the country, the number of Zimbabweans in extreme poverty has reached 7.9 million of the country’s 16 million inhabitants. Unlike the rest of the world, Africa’s rise in veganism is not a new trend, but rather a return to tradition, as the continent’s meat-eating culture has its origins in colonial influences. Just as the …


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Princess Maja von Hohenzollern Presents ‘Vegan Royal Kids’ Children’s Furniture Collection

Designer Princess Maja von Hohenzollern has launched the “Royal Kids Collection” of children’s furniture exclusively for the leading furniture manufacturer finori GmbH. The collection is the first PETA approved children’s furniture collection on the market. The range is unisex grey, with all furniture fronts upholstered in velour velvet, and is described as bringing a ” warm feel for well-being.” The Princess, a vegan for many years, is an animal rights activist and designs her collections for children’s toys, furniture, Royal Household, bathroom accessories, and carpets to be free from animal suffering. For her design achievements, the Princess was awarded the “Designer of the year 2020” Powerhouse Global Award and received the “Asia Design Award Gold”/Shanghai as the best designer in Asia. Speaking in interview with …


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Veggieworld Shanghai: “Our Goal is to Build a Professional Trading Platform for the Global Plant-based industry in China”

VeggieWorld Shanghai took place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center in September 2020 as the first offline trade fair for plant-based & sustainable businesses after the pandemic in China. Nearly 100 leading plant-based and sustainable brands from 18 countries and regions showcased their latest products, technologies and services at that time, and nearly 8,500 visitors gathered information and made new contacts at the three-day event. Thanks to last year’s success and also due to the fact that the Chinese market for plant-based product alternatives continues to grow strongly, VeggieWorld will expand significantly in 2021 to accommodate even more exhibitors. This year’s event, which will again be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from 27.08 – 29.08, will be accompanied by an attractive supporting programme consisting of …


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Introducing New Vegan Cheddar Sticks Crafted from Plant Milk by Miyoko’s Creamery

The Queen of Vegan Cheese Debuts New Product Offering for the Whole Family PETALUMA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Miyoko’s Creamery introduces another exciting and family-friendly creation – Vegan Cheddar Sticks. The cheese sticks are available in single-serve pre-packaged portions, crafted from a unique plant milk recipe with oats and legumes. Like Miyoko’s full portfolio, this new product is developed with integrity; and as the first vegan cheese stick without added flavors. Proudly lactose, soy and gluten-free, the sticks are allergen friendly, with two grams of plant protein. “For a while now, parents have been craving more family-friendly cheese snacks, so we’re very excited to debut our one-of-a-kind Vegan Cheddar Sticks,” Miyoko Schinner, Founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Creamery. “These vegan cheese sticks deliver all the goodness that …