Oatly chocolate milk

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Stock market

Oatly Stock Surges Following Partnership Announcement with Insomnia Cookies

Oatly Group AB (Nasdaq: OTLY), the “world’s largest oat drink company,” known for its witty marketing campaigns, has announced a new collaboration in the US with Insomnia Cookies. Present at all 250+ locations across North America, Oatly’s 11oz Original and Chocolate Oatmilks are now featured alongside Insomnia Cookies’ assortment of signature warm cookies, desserts, and ice creams. Stock surge follows announcement Following a steady decline since mid 2021, Oatly’s stock surged by well over 30% after the announcement of the new partnership and has since leveled out. The company has been shifting toward an “asset-light supply chain strategy” in an effort to boost profitability and has stated that it is on track to post profits this year. Part of this strategy has included transferring plant …

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Fresh oat milk in a glass bottle

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Velike! Launches Germany’s First Refrigerated Oat Milk in Returnable Glass Bottles

German oat dairy brand Velike! has introduced NOT M’LK, a new fresh oat milk range in returnable glass bottles. Claimed as the first refillable vegan milk on the refrigerated shelf, NOT M’LK’s range includes 1.5 and 3.5% fat versions in 1-liter bottles (not to be confused with NotMilk from NotCo). This initiative marks the brand’s expansion into the chilled section and aims to offer nutrition-conscious consumers a high-quality milk alternative in resource-saving packaging. Velike! is a brand of Black Forest Nature GmbH, founded in 2019 to find sustainable solutions to dairy products. The company’s oat dairy range encompasses shelf-stable and fresh milk, ice cream, and chef creams. The new fresh oat milk receives a gentle heat treatment, giving it a milk-like consistency and rich flavor. Besides …

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Mooala Simple

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Mooala Meets Consumer Demands with 3 Ingredient Shelf-Stable Plant-Based Milk

Organic, plant-based milk producer Mooala introduces the Mooala Simple line, featuring its first three-ingredient, organic, shelf-stable plant-based milk.  Mooala launched a line of shelf-stable plant-based milks in 2020, responding to changing consumer preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this new offering aims to address evolving consumer demands for products with simplified ingredient profiles.  Jeff Richards, CEO of Mooala, states, “Consumers are reading labels carefully – they are demanding fewer ingredients in addition to organic ingredients; we created Mooala Simple as an elevated product line to address both needs.” The new Simple Oat Milk and Simple Almond Milk contain only three ingredients, with no gums, oils, or other additives. While other Mooala products, including its popular Original Bananamilk, are available at major retailers around the US, …

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Nude. and Mae Terra launch oat milk range for children with carbon footprint labels

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Products & Launches

Brazil: Nude. and Mãe Terra Introduce Oat-based Drinks for Kids with Carbon Footprint Labels

Brazilian oat specialist Nude. and Mãe Terra Produtos Naturais e Orgânicos have partnered to create a line of sustainable oat-based children’s drinks that display the product’s carbon footprint on the packaging. The new Nude. Zooreta oat milk range comes in three flavors: cocoa, red fruit, and vitamin (banana, apple, and papaya). The initiative marks the first time for Mãe Terra, though carbon footprint labels are already part of Nude.’s climate-transparent message. Both companies are B Corp Certified. The new vegan drink range will be part of Mãe Terra’s Zooreta portfolio, which includes snacks, granola, and cookies for children. Suitable for vegans and lactose-intolerants, the drinks are gluten-free, without added sugar or additives to offer a clean-label alternative. Lower environmental impact  Nude. was founded in 2020 by Giovanna Meneghel and Alexander Appel in …

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Wide Open Agriculture receives a grant from the Australian government to expedite the production of an oat drink enriched with lupins

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Company News

WOA Receives AUD$5M Government Grant to Produce Oat Milk Enriched with Lupin Protein

Wide Open Agriculture (ASX: WOA), an Australian agriculture and regenerative food company which owns the brand Dirty Clean Food, has received an AUD$5 million grant from the Western Australian Government to scale up the production of a new oat milk enriched with a lupin-derived protein called Buntine. A the end of 2021, WOA raised $20 million to build a production facility near a farming area of high-quality oats in Western Australia. The grand will expedite its establishment. At the facility, WOA will produce the new oat milk and lupin protein formula in various formats and will continue producing its already launched oat milk products— “the world’s lowest carbon” plant-based drinks. The new plant, expected to launch in Q3 2025, will feature novel manufacturing technologies to reduce production costs and …

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Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

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Food Service

How Menchie’s, One of America’s Largest Frozen Yogurt Chains, Is Embracing Dairy-Free Consumers

For years, dairy-free options at frozen yogurt shops were difficult to find, save for the occasional fruit-based sorbet. But times have changed, and many US chains – including 16 Handles, TCBY and Yogurtland – now offer soft-serve yogurt made with ingredients like oat milk.  It’s all the more remarkable that Menchie’s, North America’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt chain, now offers the most extensive selection of dairy-free items, with about a dozen rotating yogurts and sorbets to choose from.  With 350 locations in the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond, Menchie’s prides itself on offering a welcoming atmosphere and has made impressive efforts to cater to guests seeking fully plant-based yogurt. Since 2016, it has launched an ever-increasing range of indulgent yogurt flavors including Vegan Cinnamon Horchata, …

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Armored Fresh Cheese Slices Made from Oat Milk

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Cheese Alternatives

Armored Fresh Unveils “Rich and Creamy” Oat Milk Cheese Slices for Foodservice

Armored Fresh, the South Korean food tech company making innovative dairy-free cheese, announces the latest addition to its product range – American Slices with oat milk. Created to expand the brand’s US foodservice channel, the new cheese is targeted to consumers who can’t consume other vegan cheeses due to nut allergies.  According to Armored Fresh, the new oat milk cheese “perfectly mimics” the salty, sharp and nutty flavors of real dairy cheese. The product reportedly required extensive trials to recreate the creamy texture of the brand’s original almond milk-based American Slices. The final product is said to capture the unique taste and melting properties of conventional dairy cheese and does not contain soy, gluten, artificial flavors or preservatives. With the debut of oat-based American Slices, …

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Fazenda Futuro launches oat milk range

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Products & Launches

Fazenda Futuro Launches Futuro Oat Milk Range at Mayor Retailers in Brazil

Fazenda Futuro, the top plant-based meat brand in Brazil (also known as Future Farm globally), has launched Futuro Aveia, a new range of oat beverages. The new alternatives, including original, chocolate, vanilla, and ‘for cooking,’ are already available in one-liter packs at major retailers such as Pão de Açúcar and Carrefour. Founded in 2019, Fazenda Futuro specializes in plant-based meats such as burgers, chicken strips, meatballs, and ground beef. In 2021, the Brazilian producer expanded its portfolio to offer its first-ever seafood product: plant-based canned tuna. Future Farm retails at 10,000 points across Brazil and has launched its products in 30 other countries. The brand operates in Colombia and Chile and has announced plans to expand into Argentina. Its primary markets outside Brazil are the UK and the …

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M&S offers oat milk in same bottles as cows' milk

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

M&S Offers Oat Milk in Same Bottles as Cows’ Milk as Consumers Demand Larger Quantities

British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is now selling oat milk in the same bottles as cows’ milk, in what is believed to be a market first. Like their dairy counterparts, the milk alternatives are available in Whole and Semi varieties. They are fortified with calcium and iodine, and have been launched in response to consumer demand for larger quantities of plant milks. M&S has also introduced another new product — a cold brew vegan latte made with British oats and Columbian coffee. Vegan at M&S M&S has been expanding its vegan selection for years; its own-brand Plant Kitchen range was launched in 2020 and features hundreds of products such as sandwiches, desserts, ready meals, snacks, and drinks. M&S has also vowed to make all …

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Oatly Barista

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

For World Milk Day, We Highlight Oat Milk’s Meteoric Rise and Latest Innovations

June 1 marks World Milk Day, and while the occasion was originally launched by the UN to recognize dairy milk, plant-based milk is increasingly taking center stage as the world’s creamy beverage of choice. Out of the countless dairy-free milk varieties, arguably none has shot to fame as quickly or attracted more passionately loyal fans than humble oat milk. It’s notable to recall that, just over five years ago, few people had ever heard of oat milk, and the product was virtually non-existent in most coffee shops and smoothie bars.  But brands like Oatly broke open the lucrative market for this innovative beverage, which is beloved the world over for its creamy texture, low calorie count and gluten- and nut-free ingredients. According to Research and …

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Whipped Oat Milk Ice Cream

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Sweets & Snacks

How Whipped, the World’s First Oat Milk Ice Cream Shop, is Taking New York City by Storm

The world is filled with ice cream shops, but while the majority rely on dairy products, and a growing number use plant-based ice creams made from almonds, coconuts and cashews, only one shop has seized on the oat milk mega trend to bring a whole new kind of soft serve to market.  Whipped Urban Dessert Lab, based in New York City, is a revolutionary ice cream shop billed as the world’s first to solely feature oat milk-based soft serve. Known for its artisan, decadently-topped “ice crème” cups and cones, Whipped has become a viral sensation, attracting legions of fans willing to wait on hour-long lines that stretch outside its Lower Manhattan shop.  Founded in 2019, Whipped was created to offer a better ice cream experience …

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Oatly Parterns with SWISS airlines to offer its vegan Caffè Latte

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Tourism & Travel

Oatly’s First Global Airline Partnership Brings Vegan Caffè Lattes to SWISS Passengers

Oat drink company Oatly has teamed up with Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) to offer a vegan coffee drink, Oatly Caffè Latte, onboard all flights.  The partnership marks the first global airline collaboration for Oatly and expands SWISS’ beverage range to include plant-based products.  Belonging to the on-the-go category, Oatly Caffè Latte is soy and nut-free, made with Oatly’s organic oat milk and 100% Fair Trade certified Arabica bean coffee extract. Major milestone  Helge Weitz, GM at Oatly DACH and Poland, said: “Today’s collaboration with SWISS is a major milestone for Oatly and our mission to put our products everywhere to make people’s switch to plant-based as easy as possible – even at 10,000 meters in the air.” Oatly, which claims to be the world’s …

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Organic Oatmilk

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Products & Launches

Danone’s So Delicious Enters Oatmilk Category with New Organic Oatmilk

So Delicious Dairy Free, a subsidiary of Danone North America, announces it is launching new Organic Oatmilk – the brand’s first foray into the booming oatmilk category.  Created to meet increasing consumer demand for oatmilk beverages, So Delicious Dairy Free Organic Oatmilk is made with organic oats and other ingredients, and comes in two varieties: Original and Extra Creamy.  According to So Delicious, oatmilk continues to be one of the most popular plant-based beverages, with YOY sales growing by over 50% in June 2022. The new Organic Oatmilk is described as a rich and creamy product meant to be enjoyed in coffees, smoothies or virtually any recipe. The product is Certified Organic, gluten-free, and Non-GMO Project Verified, as well as certified vegan by Vegan Action, and …

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Future Farm Plant-Based Burger

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Future Farm to Launch Oat Milk in Brazil, Reveals Plans for Plant-Based Cheese and Honey

Brazil’s Future Farm, also known as Fazendo Futuro, says it will launch its first-ever plant-based milk, Future Oat, to Brazilian consumers starting in May. The company also revealed it plans to enter several new CPG categories, including plant-based honey, cheese and Brazilian-style meat snacks, reports Food Dive.   According to CEO Alexandre Ruberti, Future Oat will be available in chocolate, vanilla, barista, oat and cooking varieties. He states the company will use lower prices and its familiar branding to help the product stand out against competition.  In addition to Brazil, Ruberti reports the company is currently focused on marketing the product in the US, UK, and Germany. Noting Future Farm as a “huge innovation pipeline” and strong manufacturing capabilities, Ruberti states the company is now looking …

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Free Flow Manufacturing dedicated alt milk facility

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Manufacturing & Technology

Free Flow Manufacturing to Open “New Zealand’s First Dedicated Alt Milk Facility”

New Zealand beverage manufacturer Free Flow Manufacturing is planning to open what it claims is the country’s first dedicated alt milk facility later this year. The plant will be able to produce 50 million litres of milk alternatives per year, including for New Zealand’s first oat milk brand, Otis. Currently, Otis uses oats that are grown in New Zealand, but has to ship them to Sweden for processing due to a lack of suitable facilities locally. Described as “one of the world’s most technically advanced plant-based milk manufacturing facilities”, the new plant will see Free Flow’s footprint expand with 2,500 square metres of production space and an extra 4,000 square metres of warehousing. Otis says it has been searching for a suitable manufacturing partner for …

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Stock market

Oatly Shares Rise as Revenue Jumps 13.9% & Company Secures $425M

Oatly shares have seen a boost following the publication of the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year financial results for 2022. Q4 revenues reached $211.7 million, an increase of 13.9%. This followed an increase in sales volumes in China after the easing of lockdown restrictions, along with price rises across the company’s product range. Oatly expects further revenue growth of 23-28% in 2023. The company reported a $347.4 million loss in EBITDA last year, but expects to achieve a positive adjusted EBITDA by 2024. Following the publication of the results, Oatly shares jumped 11.2% to $2.27, taking the total increase so far this year to 13%. However, share prices remain considerably lower than they were following the company’s IPO in 2021. “Firmer footing” Oatly’s outlook has further …

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Dancing Cow

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

India’s Dancing Cow Launches Oat & Millet Milk, Will Rescue a Cow for Each 10,000L Sold

Dancing Cow is a newly-launched Indian plant milk producer on a mission to save cows and the planet. The brand’s first product, Oatish, is made from a combination of oats, millet, and mung beans. For each 10,000 litres of Oatish sold, Dancing Cow will rescue a cow from the dairy industry, allowing the animals to live out the remainder of their lives in the company’s own farm sanctuary. Additionally, three trees will be planted for each 100 litres sold, and 5% of profits will be donated to an NGO. Oatish is available in two varieties — Extra Creamy and Rich Chocolate. The shelf-stable milk alternatives will keep for 9-12 months without refrigeration; this is important because cold chain storage and transportation are prohibitively expensive in …

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Reese's Vegan Milk Chocolate

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Products & Launches

Hershey’s to Launch Dairy-Free Hershey’s and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Across US

Today, legendary chocolatier The Hershey Company announces it is introducing two new milk chocolate alternatives: Hershey’s Plant-Based Extra Creamy with Almonds and Reese’s Plant Based Peanut Butter Cups. Both products will be launching nationwide in the US this spring. Described as a “melt in your mouth” treat experience, the confections feature milk chocolate made with dairy alternatives like oat milk. According to Hershey’s, the new plant-based offerings add to its selection of diverse and better-for-you snacking options.  “Meeting changing needs” In 2021, the company launched its first-ever vegan chocolate bar –  Hershey’s Oat Made – in Classic Dark and Extra Creamy Almond & Sea Salt. The chocolate was released for a limited time at US Target stores and other select retailers.  The famed chocolate manufacturer, which …

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Oat milk powder

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Oat Milk Powders Have Arrived, Making Plant Milk Even More Sustainable

Two UK brands — MIGHTY and Overherd — are set to launch oat milk powders in a bid to make plant-based milks even better for the environment. While oat milk already consumes fewer resources than dairy — and generates far fewer emissions — it typically consists of around 90% water. Some argue that this makes preprepared oat milk inefficient, with the cartons unnecessarily heavy and bulky to transport. Producers of powdered oat milk argue that their products will benefit retailers and customers as well as the environment, increasing basket value and improving product availability. The powder also has a much longer shelf life than liquid oat milk, and could work out cheaper. For those who only use plant milks occasionally — including consumers and businesses …

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Organic Oatmilk

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Products & Launches

Califia Farms Debuts Line of 3-Ingredient Organic Oatmilk and Almondmilk

Plant-based beverage leader Califia Farms announces it is expanding its popular line of dairy-free products with USDA Certified Organic Oatmilk and Almondmilk.  Now available at Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts and other US national retailers, the new Oatmilk and Almondmilk expand the number of Certified Organic dairy-free milk products in US stores.  Made with just three ingredients and no oils or gums, Califia says the products are designed to meet the needs of consumers seeking fewer ingredients at an affordable price point. Described as having a “true homemade taste”, the products can be used for cereal, smoothies, cooking and baking. Additional descriptions: Organic Almondmilk Made from purified water, organic almonds and sea salt USDA certified  Available in refrigerated format in a 48-ounce bottle $5.99 MSRP Califia …

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