The vegan bakery chain “Cinnaholic” plans to open 136 new stores in the USA in 2018, doubling the number of branches in North America.
According to a Star.com report, the US hair care brand IGK will soon expand into Asia. In cooperation with the retail group Sephora, all the manufacturer’s products will soon be offered and distributed both in stores in the Southeast Asia region and in the Sephora online shop.
The British analyst for the dairy industry, Ian Potter, has made an appeal to dairy farmers. He calls for the seriousness of the ethical treatment of farm animals to be recognised, as the emerging vegan milk trend is increasingly becoming a competitor.
The Hong Kong-based company Right Treat has recently introduced its new vegan pork alternative, Omnipork. According to Right Treat, the plant-based alternative to pork consists mainly of pea protein, non-genetically modified soy, shiitake mushrooms and rice, and has similar preparation and consumption qualities to ordinary pork.
The vegan company Tofutti Brands Inc. published its first quarterly report of 2018 on May 15th, highlighting the increasing sales of the company’s vegan cheese products.
According to a recent market research report by Research and Markets, the global veal market is expected to continue growing by 2.19% per year in the forecast period 2018-2022. According to the report, changing eating habits and an increase in veganism worldwide represent the greatest challenges to the market.
The online retailer Amazon has forecast a new trend for the coming summer: vegan BBQs. The mail order company has published a list of trends for the coming summer months which includes many vegan foods that are currently enjoying increasing popularity.
The Swedish retail chain IKEA has announced that a new vegan hot dog will be available in all stores in Europe by August this year. After a successful test phase at the Malmö site, during which the new product received 95% approval from customers, the new, plant-based sausage variant will soon be available to all visitors throughout Europe.
Potato chips and popcorn are well-known to us Germans. Surely there’s not much that can be improved or redesigned? But that’s the mission of the dedicated team at Heimatgut. The dynamic new company works on “healthy snack alternatives” and strives to develop products that make “snacking without regrets” possible every day. This is definitely a trending topic; that’s why vegconomist asked Heimatgut for an interview to talk about the company, its current range and future developments.
The British sandwich chain Pret A Manger will open its first German branch at Berlin Central Station in the autumn of 2018, offering vegan snacks, dishes, and more.
The German burger chain “Peter Pane” opened its first store in Vienna on May 12th 2018 and is now offering its range of vegan and vegetarian burgers in Austria too.
Purple Carrot, the American company specializing in plant-based ready meals, recently received $4 million in additional investment capital from the large US retail group Fresh Del Monte. Fresh Del Monte is now counting on the sustained growth trend of the food supplier industry, which is currently making big waves in the USA.
The signs in the capital of Lower Saxony are ‘green’. This is due to Hanimsah Ates, who opened Hanover’s first vegan cooking school in November. Since then, her participants have been learning everything they need to know about plant-based nutrition via six different cooking courses and workshops – from Mexican to Asian to Oriental.
People have often voiced their opposition to animal testing and campaigns have been launched from many angles. Recently, however, the campaign leaders of a global anti-animal testing campaign in the cosmetics industry have taken an important step towards an animal testing ban.