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Company News

Quorn Exits Retail Market in Benelux Region

UK-headquartered Quorn Foods has withdrawn from retail in the Netherlands and Belgium, the company confirms today. The mycoprotein products have not been listed in Dutch and Belgian supermarkets since February, though they will remain in foodservice channels. The global brand states that the difficult decision was made following losses in distribution as well as challenging market conditions such as inflation and the rising cost of living crisis universally affecting the consumer and competitors across the board. A statement sent to vegconomist reads as follows. “Following significant retail distribution losses, along with high inflation and a consumer cost of living crisis, we have taken the difficult decision to withdraw our Quorn chilled range from retail customers in Belgium and the Netherlands. “The Quorn Foodservice business in …


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Sweets & Snacks

H!P Unveils Caramel Peanut, Peanut Butter Truffle & Chocolate Button Share Pouches

Closely following James Cadbury’s raise of £4.25M to open several new retail stores in London and increase distribution of the plant-based HiP Chocolate brand, H!P (Happiness !n Plants) unveils a range of new oat milk-based, bite-sized chocolate treats. The sharing pouches will initially be available to purchase via hipchocolate.com and are set to roll into Selfridges and Whole Foods later this month. The range entails: H!P Caramel Crunch Peanuts – RSP £3.00 /90g pouch – Crunchy peanuts in a sweet and caramel oat m!lk chocolate shell. H!P Peanut Butter Truffle Bites – RSP £3.50 /80g pouch – Bite-size oat m!lk chocolate truffles with a creamy peanut butter filling. H!P Creamy & Smooth Chocolate Buttons – RSP £3.00 /90g pouch – H!P’s original creamy and smooth oat m!lk …




Investments & Finance

Plant-Based Industry to Flourish in Benelux With Support From Veg Capital & Kale United

UK’s Veg Capital and Sweden’s Kale United, two game-changers in the world of vegan and ethical investment, have invested in Brandplant, a Netherlands distributor of plant-based products, signalling the acceleration of vegan product availability in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The partnership between these three ethically aligned companies with an impressive combined international vegan network has huge potential for the growth of plant-based business in the three markets. The funds will be utilised to accelerate the growth of current Brandplant brands, in addition to portfolio brands of Veg Capital and Kale United, who in return will support Brandplant’s own brands in the UK and Scandinavia. “It really is a win-win situation,” states Veg Capital’s Managing Director Matthew Glover, who also co-founded Veganuary and VFC, “as …


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Company News

Vegan Fried Chick*n Brand VFC Continues Plan For Global Domination With Benelux Launch

VFC, the UK’s vegan fried chick*n company that launched just last December and saw unprecedented success in its first weeks, will launch today in retail locations across the Benelux region as part of its mission to bring VFC around the world. The plant-based chicken is already seeing retail success in Spain where it made its international debut this March. “By making great-tasting and affordable vegan meats available to all, we can help end the inhumane era of factory farming, and that can’t happen soon enough.” Additionally, 15 foodservice locations will begin to offer VFC on their menus in the region later this month via Brandplant‘s wholesale partners. Further international markets are soon to follow and will be announced soon. As we reported this March, the …