After taking social media by storm, pizza & doughnut purveyor Vegan Dough Co. announces the launches of first of three new London locations for vegan pizza delivery. Founded by vegan entrepreneur Loui Blake, the brand’s mission is to spark a food revolution by encouraging meat-lovers to try pizza 100% free from animal products.
Kerry Foods Ireland, a global leader in the food industry, traditionally known for its dairy and meat produce, is another big player in the conventional meat market that is turning to plant-based in order to keep up with the times. Under its brand Richmond, the meat-free soy-based sausages are available now in stores in Ireland and the UK.
The Rebel Whopper continues to cause controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. Here we update on the Florida lawsuit where BK has now asked the judge to dismiss the fraud claim as vegans “were unreasonably ignorant,” and meanwhile in the UK, The Advertising Standards Authority receives complaints that BK’s advertising is misleading.
Vegetarian Express, the UK’s leading vegetarian and vegan foodservice company, announces it has expanded its business model during coronavirus to start delivering directly to households. Operating since 1987, the company reports explosive sales growth in the last couple of years, with its sales more than doubling as veganism rises.
Goodfella’s – producer of frozen pizza in the UK, has launched a new vegan meat pizza which uses currently-trending pea protein for its mince. The release comes amid the current situation where sales of frozen food are skyrocketing, however even before the crisis hit, the UK market for chilled and frozen pizza reached £1.06bn in 2019 alone.
As more and more Brits opt for organic and plant-based products, Danish brand Naturli’ Foods launches its Organic Vegan Spreadable into Waitrose stores. The 100% plantbased butter is gluten-free, offers a buttery flavour with a mild taste of almonds, and has received prizes for both innovation and flavour.
Fast food in the UK may not be as fast or easy to access during lockdown but it is still possible in some areas thanks in part to Deliveroo. Lewis Hamilton’s vegan chain Neat Burger just announced on Twitter a collaboration with the delivery service so that contactless deliveries can be made without breaching quarantine rules.