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Hain Celestial Sells Vegan Protein Division WestSoy

The organic food manufacturer Hain Celestial has announced that it has completed the sale of its WestSoy® branded meat replacement product line to Keystone Natural Holdings. This applies to its entire tofu, seitan, and tempeh product range. The company’s vegan beverage business, which is also sold under the WestSoy® brand name, will remain with Hain Celestial. According to managing director Mark L. Schiller, the sale of the meat alternatives product division is a strategic step towards concentrating the company’s own-brand portfolio more strongly and thus generating sustainable growth for the company. No further details of the business transaction were published. Hain Celestial Group, Inc., based in Lake Success, NY, is one of the leading organic and natural product companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and …


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Zwanenberg Launches New Vegan Products

The Dutch Zwanenberg Food Group is one of the leading European manufacturers and wholesalers of meat products, tinned meat, snacks, soups, and sauces. It has several internationally successful brands in its portfolio. The company has now introduced four new vegan products under the well-known Kips brand: vegetarian liver sausage, pâtés, spreadable liver sausage and filet americain.


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Maple Leaf Foods Predicts the Future Lies in Plant-Based Alternatives

The major Canadian food producer Maple Leaf Foods, like many of its competitors, is increasingly offering plant-based alternatives, and sees great growth potential in this sector. The company’s goal is to become a dominant supplier in the plant-based food industry. For example, Maple Leaf recently acquired the American brand Lightlife, which offers a wide range of alternative plant-based products and has recorded double-digit growth rates in recent years, as company president Dan Curtin revealed. “There are the hardcore vegans and the hardcore vegetarians, but we are seeing more and more flexitarians and reducers looking for plant-based options,” he said. Consumers want to protect the environment and animals, and prefer a healthy diet. As a result, they are increasingly turning to plant-based meat alternatives. The American …