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Revolutionizing Plant-Based Eating: A New Sensory Experience with Savor-Lyfe® CI

In recent years, a growing awareness of sustainability concerns, food security issues, and the environmental and public health consequences associated with industrial animal agriculture has prompted a shift towards plant-based diets. While the demand for plant-based products has surged, there remains a challenge to develop alternatives that not only cater to niche markets but also resonate with mainstream consumers. Flexitarian consumers, consciously reducing their meat intake for health, environmental, and animal welfare reasons, are driving significant expansion within the plant-based food market. According to Mintel’s 2024 Global Food & Drink Trends, consumers are no longer willing to compromise taste and cost for sustainability credentials. As the cost of living rises, companies are faced with the challenge of delivering on all fronts – taste, cost, and …


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Products & Launches

Heinz UK Launches Plant-Based Creamy Tomato Soup and Beanz & Sausages

Heinz UK has launched vegan versions of two of its most popular canned products — Creamy Tomato Soup and Beanz & Sausages. The soup is made with fermented soy instead of the dairy used in the original variety, while the Beanz & Vegan Sausages contain meat-free sausages made from wheat protein. Both products provide one of the five recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables. The new launches come in response to requests from consumers, who said they wanted to see more plant-based Heinz pantry staples. The brand said there had been “a big appetite for vegan versions of existing Heinz favourites, without compromising on the same great taste our consumers expect”. “Incredibly exciting innovations” In recent years, Heinz UK has been significantly expanding its …



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Soupergirl Launches Fair Food Soup at Whole Foods to Fight Farm Worker Abuse

Plant-based brand Soupergirl announces it has become the first consumer packaged goods company to obtain Fair Food certification in an effort to protect farm workers’ rights. Soupergirl’s tomato gazpacho line now carries the Fair Food label, which can be found at select Whole Foods locations.  The Fair Food Program is a national effort to ensure just wages and humane working conditions for migrant workers who pick America’s fruits and vegetables. Created by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), the nonprofit fights rampant labor and gender-based abuses found throughout the agricultural industry. Several major retailers have signed on to the program, including Whole Foods, Walmart, and Ahold.  To celebrate the launch of its Fair Food gazpacho at Whole Foods, Soupergirl held a free sampling event with …


Good Catch New Vegan Soups

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Good Catch Launches Vegan Seafood Soup Range With San Francisco Chain Ladle & Leaf

Gathered Foods, producer of Good Catch plant-based seafood, has announced a partnership with San Francisco based soup and salad restaurant chain Ladle & Leaf, which operates 11 locations in California. Good Catch tuna and crab products will now feature in three new menu items starting this week and a new vegan soup will be offered each week in all San Francisco Bay Area locations, including: Week of May 9 – 13 | Manhattan Seafood Chowder (V, GF, DF): A tomato-based chowder with Good Catch Plant-Based Tuna, potato, onion, white wine and celery, seasoned with thyme, bay, celery seed, and red bell peppers Week of May 16 – 20 | Crab & Corn Bisque (V, GF, DF): A purée of cashew cream, Good Catch Plant-Based Crab, …


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Company News

UK Pioneer Tideford Organics Invests £1M in Vegan Production, Aims to Become Market Leader

Tideford Organics, a mainstream organic, plant-based, vegan, gluten and nut-free food brand in the UK, introduces innovative new products and announces its biggest ever marketing investment – £1 million over the next three years – as part of its drive to become the leading organic, vegan and plant-based brand in the UK grocery market.