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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

All Y’alls Foods Founder Outlines the Potential of Texas as an Epicenter of Plant Protein Production

Brett Christoffel, founder and CEO of Texan plant-based jerky brand All Y’alls Foods, has said that his home state has the potential to become a key player in plant-based protein manufacturing and innovation. While Texas is largely known for producing beef, cotton, and petrochemical products, Christoffel points out that the state is also the US’ largest generator of wind energy and its second-largest solar energy producer. He believes people are beginning to think differently about sustainability, becoming more open-minded — and this could open the door for new business models, such as growing and manufacturing plant-based proteins. Producing more plant-based foods and less beef could also help to save water, in a state that notoriously struggles with drought. There are already signs of change, with …


Y'All Vegan Jerky Products

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Company News

Plant Jerky Brand All Y’alls Foods Reports 100% Year-Over-Year Sales Growth

Plant protein brand All Y’alls Foods announces it has achieved it highest sales month yet, with Amazon sales of its jerky and bacon bits exceeding last year’s totals by 100%.  Based in Texas, All Y’alls sells a range of products including It’s Jerky Y’all and Big Crunchy Bacony Bits. The company states its online sales are experiencing strong growth, especially on Amazon, where year-over-year sales more than doubled in November.   “Amazon has grown into a vital part of All Y’alls sales,” said All Y’alls Foods founder and CEO Brett Christoffel. “The size and reach of the audience, the number of folks seeking what we offer, and the repeat purchases have made it a viable channel that continues to support our growth in the plant-based proteins …


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Retail & E-Commerce

Texan Y’alls Foods Says Amazon Sales Increased 25% in July

Famous for its plant-based jerky line and Big Crunchy Bacony Bits, Y’alls Foods is celebrating its best month, with Amazon sales up 25% in July 2022.  Founder and CEO Brett Christoffel says the plant-based jerky market is growing, and the better-for-you snacks, plant-based proteins, and gluten-free foods are too. Recent SPINS data shows 59% YOY growth for plant-based meat snacks within natural and conventional grocers, reports the company. Excited about market growth Amid a shaky market where many businesses are suffering due to inflation and Ukraine’s war, Texas’ alternative protein company is expanding next month into convenience stores and plans to grow its direct-to-consumer business. “I have never been more excited or had more confirmation in the growth of the plant-based space and All Y’alls …


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Products & Launches

Korea’s UNLIMEAT Launches Popular Plant-Based Jerky on Amazon

UNLIMEAT, a Korean alternative meat brand, is launching sales for its plant-based jerky on Amazon. The debut comes about a month after the jerky’s highly successful Kickstarter campaign, which hit 1,035% of its original funding goal in a single month. Target goal in 3 hours Made from non-GMO soy protein, wheat and other vegetable ingredients, UNLIMEAT’s jerky is created with proprietary texturing technology and features a meat-like chewy texture. The jerky also excludes artificial ingredients, using beet and pomegranate for coloring and citrus extract as a preservative. On Kickstarter, UNLIMEAT sold the jerky in Korean BBQ and Smoky chili flavors priced at $19.97 per box. The campaign hit its target of $10,000 in just three hours, the brand states.  Sliced beef and more Owned by …


Clif Bar Plant-Based Dog Treats

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Pet Food

Clif Bar Launches CLIF PET Plant-Based Jerky at US Petco Stores Nationwide

American pet retailer Petco announces the launch of CLIF PET, the first line of plant-based jerky for dogs by snack brand Clif Bar and Company. Offered exclusively at US Petco stores and online, the CLIF PET jerky collection is a sustainable and innovative addition to the retailer’s curated assortment of treats and chews, says Petco.  Healthier dog treats CLIF PET represents Clif Bar’s first expansion into pet products, and features planet-friendly plant protein along with seven, easy-to-digest ingredients. Available in three flavors – Sweet Potato & Blueberry , Pumpkin & Apple and Butternut Squash & Cranberry – CLIF PET has a tender, easy-to-tear texture and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The product is available in 5 or 12-oz bags at a price range …


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Company News

Plant-Based Leader Elysabeth Alfano Joins All Y’alls Foods as New Advisor

All Y’alls Foods, a vegan jerky brand, announces plant-based business expert Elysabeth Alfano has joined the company’s Advisory Board. In her new role, Alfano will help support the brand through scaling and expansion.  Based in Texas, All Y’alls produces a best-selling line of meatless jerky and snacks including It’s Jerky Y’all and Big Crunchy Bacony Bits. In March, the brand reported its sales had doubled in the previous six months, and its bacony bits became the top-selling meat-free bacon on Amazon.  Plant-based maven Elysabeth Alfano is an investor, consultant and host of the popular Plant-Based Business Hour talk show. In January, Alfano and investor Sasha Goodman launched the VegTech Invest advisory and the VegTech ETF (NYSE: EATV), an actively managed fund that includes 37 publicly-traded …


Unlimeat US Launch

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Company News

Korean Phenomenon UNLIMEAT Launches its Hugely Popular Jerky in US

UNLIMEAT today launches its plant-based jerky in the US via a Kickstarter campaign. The brand is a huge success in its native South Korea where the jerky reportedly sold out immediately upon its launch this April, joining existing products such as plant-based pulled pork, mince, burger patties, meatballs, cheese, and dumplings. In January of this year, UNLIMEAT products became available through Wooltari Mall USA, a leading e-commerce platform for Korean goods, announcing its arrival in the US with a billboard in New York’s Times Square. First to market Unlike most leading meat alternative brands, Unlimeat’s products cater specifically to the Asian market, and the jerky product is, according to the brand, the first Korean-made Asian flavor inspired jerky to be introduced to the US market. …


Beyond Meat PepsiCo First Jerky

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Food & Beverage

Beyond Meat and PepsiCo Unveil First Joint Product: Beyond Meat Jerky

Beyond Meat and PepsiCo announce the launch of Beyond Meat Jerky, the first product from the two company’s PLANeT Partnership, LLC joint venture. The plant-based beef jerky will debut in US stores nationwide beginning March 23. Beyond Meat says the jerky is the brand’s first shelf-stable product and will open new distribution channels ranging from grocery stores to gas stations, club stores and pharmacies. Created to offer a healthier, full-flavored and convenient snack experience, the jerky is made from peas and mung beans with ten grams of protein per serving and no cholesterol, soy, gluten or GMO’s. The product is marinated and slow-cooked to offer the same savory experience as traditional beef jerky, according to the brand.  The jerky launches in the following flavors: Original: Slightly …


All Y'alls Foods Bacony Bits

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Facts & Figures

All Y’All’s Foods Plant-Based Bacon Reaches #1 on Amazon

All Y’all’s Foods, makers of Big Crunchy Bacony Bits, is now Amazon’s top-selling meatless bacon brand. The Texas-based company also reports achieving a +400% return on Amazon advertising spend over the past year, which helped propel its vegan bacon to #1 status.  Made from whole non-GMO soybeans, the Bacony Bits offer a cholesterol-free bacon alternative that can top meals, be mixed into recipes or enjoyed as a healthier protein snack. The product joins the company’s flagship line It’s Jerky Y’all, a vegan jerky range sold in several flavors: Black Pepper & Sea Salt, Prickly Pear Teriyaki, and Prickly Pear Chipotle. The Bacony Bits and jerky products are low in sodium while containing more protein, calcium and iron than traditional beef, the company says.  Gaining ground …


Noble Jerky

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Market & Trends

Huge Surge in Demand Means Short Term Supply Shortage for NOBLE After Pivoting to Vegan Jerky

After pivoting to plant-based and seeing its sales soar 70%, now NOBLE Jerky is struggling to keep up with “unprecedented” demand. The Canadian plant-based jerky specialist’s plight highlights two major themes: systematic weakness in global food supply chains and the growing consumer demand for sustainable alternatives such as plant-based. The global food supply chains are still struggling to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, after being hit with consecutive economic and virus-outbreak shutdowns that are affecting food producers all over the globe. NOBLE Jerky joins the internationally impacted businesses as it was revealed to be dealing with shortages across a variety of ingredients that are crucial in the production of its vegan-protein products, for which it is working around the clock to get resolved as quickly …


Moku jerky

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Startups, Accelerators & Incubators

Matt Feldman of Moku Foods: How to Create an Investible Plant-Based Brand

Matt Feldman is the CEO and co-founder of Moku Foods, a meat alternative brand turning clean label, plant-based ingredients into products that emulate the taste and texture of meat. Moku launched its first product, a plant-based jerky, in December 2020. Moku is backed by the founders of Thrive Market, Casper, Soylent, and Mendocino Farms as well as VC heavyweights, Siddhi Capital and Vanterra Capital. Additional investors include Mana Ventures, Barrel Ventures and KBW Ventures.  In 2020, Moku earned a coveted spot in Amazon’s invitation-only Emerging Brands Program and Matt was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30. Here Matt offers insight into how up-and-coming product founders can create a brand designed to attract investors. How I Created an Investable Food Brand – and How You Can, Too …


Moku Foods plant-based jerky

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Company News

Moku: Forbes Under 30 Entreprenreur and Former JUST Head Chef Create Plant-Based Beef

Hawaiian brand Moku, producer of plant-based beef jerky, has received financial backing from a plethora of investors from the plant-based world, including KBW Ventures, the VC firm headed by Saudi Arabia’s vegan Prince Khaled Alwaleed bin Talal. Moku explains to vegconomist that the jerky goes through a three-step proprietary process which is similar to how a chef would prepare meat.


vegan jerky

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Products & Launches

Giorgio Foods Launch Vegan Jerky

The market for vegan jerky is a relatively new one, which is already showing a great deal of growth and potential. Brands already available and doing well include Louisville, Primal Street, Watermelon Road, Pan’s Mushroom Jerky, Herbivorous Butcher, and Unisoy. Another contender is the mushroom specialist  Giorgio Foods, whose line of vegan jerky went to retail this summer.