Grillido hybrid

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Investments & Acquisitions

BENEO Buys 14% Stake in Grillido, Producer of Hybrid, Vegetarian & Vegan Products

BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients, announces it is taking a 14% stake in German startup Grillido, a producer of hybrid, vegetarian and vegan products, marking the next step in the company’s plant-based protein strategy. Munich-based Grillido is focused on the development, production, marketing and distribution of meat alternative products, as well as other products linked to BBQ foods, and employs around 30 staff. Next to e-commerce, its multi-channel sales approach also covers retail and foodservice sales. The development follows several steps in the plant-based arena from BENEO. In May of 2022, the company revealed plans for a new €50 million fava bean processing plant to strengthen its portfolio and meet the growing demand for plant-based proteins. Just days later, BENO announced the acquisition …


Plant-based sausage

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Products & Launches

Redefine Meat to Present New Plant-Based Bratwurst at Oktoberfest 2022

Israel’s Redefine Meat, known for its 3D-printed plant-based whole cuts, is presenting its new Redefine New-Meat™ Bratwurst at Oktoberfest 2022.  The news comes shortly after the company announced its expansion into the European pork market for the first time, following its success with its New-Meat™ beef and lamb portfolio. Significant shift Oktoberfest’s 187th edition is taking place in Munich from September 17th to October 3rd, and as we reported last week, will be offering a number of plant-based dishes in a significant shift for the traditionally meat-heavy event. The new plant-based sausage, made with Redefine’s New-Meat™ pork, is debuting at a traditional Munich Beer House called Tegernseer Tal. Julian Kinner, restaurant manager at Tegernseer Tal, says: “We’ve been selling Redefine burger products for several months …


TMRW Foods Plant-Based Sausage

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Products & Launches

TMRW Foods to Launch in 100’s of Canadian Walmart and Loblaws Stores

Plant-based company TMRW Foods announces the company will soon debut in Walmart and Loblaws, two of Canada’s largest retail grocery chains.  The brand’s plant-based meats will arrive in 552 Loblaws and 232 Walmart locations beginning in March and April 2022, respectively. The brand says the launch will help it gain over 1,900  incremental distribution points, and create a total retail footprint of more than 1,000 Canadian stores. Based in British Columbia, TMRW sells a full range of non-GMO, soy-free plant-based meats including burgers, sausages, grounds and protein shreds.  Through the partnership, Walmart will carry the brand’s TMRW Lightly Seasoned Protein Shreds, Buffalo Protein Shreds, and BBQ Protein Shreds. The product lineup at Loblaws will include TMRW Hickory Maple Sausage, Bratwurst Sausage, and Protein Shreds.  TMRW’s …