Gastronomy & Food Service

Wagamama Confirms 50% of Menu Will Be Plant-Based By October

UK restaurant chain wagamama this week launches its ‘Plant Pledge’ a campaign to encourage guests to eat more plant-based dishes to help tackle the climate emergency, in response to the UN’s latest environmental report. In 2020, wagamama became the first major restaurant chain to offer vegan tuna, offering a product created with watermelon. For Veganuary this year the chain launched a range of new vegan menu options and stated its aim to make half its main menu options meatless by the end of 2021. Now, Global Executive Chef Steve Mangleshot and his team have confirmed that from 6th October, 50% of the menu will be officially plant-based. From this week wagamama is urging guests to pledge a ‘small choice for big change’, whether that’s trialling …


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Fashion, Design & Beauty

Vegan Society Study Reveals 95% of Brits Want More Vegan Fashion

A new study by the Vegan Society called The Rise of Vegan Fashion reveals that British consumers would like to buy more vegan-verified fashion. The global market for women’s vegan fashion is estimated at £289 billion in 2019, with forecasts indicating that sales will reach £799 billion in 2027. The study includes a survey showing that 95 percent of respondents would like to see more vegan-certified fashion, suggesting that there is a market for such products among non-vegans and non-vegetarians. At the same time, 48 percent said they would like to see more vegan-certified items across all fashion categories, while 35 percent said they would like to see more vegan options for items that typically use animal leather, such as jackets and boots, and 32 …


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Fashion, Design & Beauty

British Fashion Brand VEGAN Happy Launches in the USA

After being inundated with orders from the US, dynamic British vegan entrepreneur Lorri Delahunty decided to bring her VEGAN Happy brand to the United States. “We realised we couldn’t serve our customers well in the US due to the massive increase in postage costs because of the pandemic, so we set up shop in the US a few months ago, with a base near Boston, MA,” she says. “Now we’re being worn by celebrities in the UK and have a base in America. It’s a dream come true!” VEGAN Happy has created a fast-growing range of affordable and stylish vegan clothing for men, women and children. The brand guarantees great quality is 100% cruelty-free, and features a subtle vegan message or logo that suits all …



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Products & Launches

British Health Food Chain Expands its Vegan Range with New Ice Cream

The British company Holland & Barrett, which has a presence in over 16 countries, is joining the large number of manufacturers who have recognised the potential of the plant-based ice cream sector in the face of constantly growing demand. The new product line comprises two coconut-based ice creams in the flavours Peanut Butter and Passionfruit. The third flavour, Salted Caramel, is made from avocado. “Avocado and coconut are perfect alternatives to dairy products, and also have some health benefits,” explains Amy Tolofari, nutritionist for Holland and Barrett. “The buttery texture of the avocado gives the same creaminess as regular ice cream, but without animal ingredients.” Further growing vegan range planned The announcement of the new product line follows a series of steps taken by the …