The Collective

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The Collective: Rapid Growth For Plant-Based Yogurts Produced by Dairy Company Offshoot

Dairy-free yogurts made by UK brand The Collective, a subsidiary of dairy company Meadow (formerly Meadow Farms), are set to launch at supermarket chain Planet Organic next month, as the range continues to go from strength to strength. The Collective makes both dairy and plant-based yogurts, and the latter have been so successful over the past year that the company is now reported to be the second fastest-growing brand in the dairy-free yogurt category. This has been partially attributed to the rapid growth of the market for gourmet dairy-free products. The Collective’s plant-based “suckies” range for children is also highly popular, and is said to be the fastest-selling dairy-free branded NPD in the kids’ yogurt category. The products, which come in “mess-free” pouches that don’t …


Portuguese supermarket chain Continente launches vegan yogurt

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Portuguese Supermarket Continente Expands Vegan Range With Dairy-Free Yogurts

Portuguese supermarket chain Continente has expanded its Powered by Plants brand with a selection of vegan yogurts. Called Vegegurtes, the range contains both almond and coconut-based options. The almond yogurts are available in the varieties Natural, Red Fruits, and Peach Passionfruit, while the coconut yogurts come in the flavours Natural, Strawberry, and Mango Passion Fruit. The range is made in Portugal and available at Continente stores across the country. The yogurts are all fortified with calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, and have been certified vegan by the internationally recognised V-Label. Continente also offers several varieties of plant-based yogurt made by brands such as Alpro and Sojasun. Additionally, the chain’s Powered by Plants range features a selection of meat alternatives, including burgers, nuggets, and meatballs. …


Cocos Organic

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Cocos Organic: Live Coconut Milk Products, From Kefir to Kids’ Yogurt Tubes

Cocos Organic is a UK brand producing coconut-based yogurt alternatives. Unlike many of its competitors, the company does not heat-treat its products after fermentation, preserving live bacteria that are beneficial for gut health. The independent, family-owned business has launched several new products in recent months, including: Mango Passionfruit Kefir: A fermented drink similar to thin coconut yogurt, containing live active cultures such as Bifidobacterium BB-12 — a probiotic strain said to have benefits for multiple ailments including digestive issues, respiratory conditions, oral health, and immunity. Mango & Passionfruit and Mixed Berry Coconut Yogurt Alternatives: The newest additions to Cocos’ range, the yogurts are flavoured with fruit juices and purees and are free of refined sugars. Coconut Milk Yog Tubes: Developed for kids, these plant-based yogurt …


cp kelp and chr hansen plant-based milk and yogurt in a camping set surrounded by grass

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Ingredients Experts CP Kelco & Chr. Hansen Develop “Next Level” Shelf-Stable Vegurts

CP Kelco and Chr. Hansen, two leading ingredient solutions companies, have collaborated to develop shelf-stable plant-based yogurt alternatives called vegurts. The companies say they have developed industrially validated prototypes of “next level” drinkable and spoonable shelf-stable vegurts that will allow manufacturers to respond to the growing demand for great-tasting plant-based dairy. “This collaboration represents a new way of helping our respective customers accelerate their product development and access technical application support globally,” said Anne Sinha, marketing director at CP Kelco, on behalf of the two companies. Chr. Hansen coined the term vegurt upon the launch of its fermentation solutions for plant-based products in 2020. The Danish ingredient expert, which also offers results for other plant-based products, recently launched a range of cultures to keep alt meat …


Beyond Moo Kids Oatgurt

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Canada’s Beyond Moo Debuts Single-Serve Oatgurt for Kids

Eat & Beyond Global Holdings Inc., an investment issuer focused on alternative protein, announces Canadian portfolio company Beyond Moo is expanding its product line with a single-serve oatgurt beverage for kids.  Made from 100% Canadian oats, the new oatgurt is a dairy-free, gluten-free yogurt drink that is low in sugar and provides healthy probiotics, calcium and vitamins. Available in cherry and vanilla flavors, the kid’s oatgurt comes packaged in a portable on-the-go format. Beyond Moo sells a full range of non-dairy yogurt, kefir, cream cheese-style spreads and butter. All of its products are made without dairy, gluten, nuts, soy, preservatives or artificial flavors.  Drinkable format “The drinkable format means that it’s easy to toss into kids’ lunchboxes or take on the go,” said Yulia Weber, …


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Lavva Plant-Based Yogurt Acquired by Next in Natural, Names Jeff Lichtenstein as New CEO

Dairy-free yogurt brand Lavva announces it has been acquired by its lead operating partner, Next in Natural, a New York-based business development studio. Through the partnership, Lavva is also appointing Jeff Lichtenstein as its new CEO, and adding several strategic investors to its team.  According to Lavva, Lichtenstein brings extensive experience in launching and scaling national CPG brands in the natural category. As the founder and CEO of Gourmet Guru (acquired by UNFI), Lichtenstein helped to launch such well-known brands as Chobani, Stumptown Coffee, and Hu.  “Lavva is what’s next in natural – delicious and nutritious plant-based products aligned with consumer demand for clean, whole food, functional, regenerative ingredients, and convenience,” says Lichtenstein. “Joining forces with these outstanding partners allows us to fortify the supply chain …


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“World’s First” Yogurt Using Cultured Milk Fat Coming Soon from Coca-Cola-Backed Wilk

Israeli alt dairy pioneer Wilk has launched a new project to develop the first yogurt using cell-cultured milk fat. To be developed initially as a concept product, Wilk – developer of cell-cultured human and animal milk – claims this will be the world’s first yogurt using cell-cultured milk fat. The yogurt is planned to serve as proof of the viability of Wilk’s cell-based technology, as the company looks to minimize the use of animals in future dairy production. Wilk claims that the product will contain the core component of fat cultured from cells, ensuring that it retains the inherent nutritional benefits found in real milk fats. The project is expected to last approximately six months. Wilk, a publicly-traded company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange …


Forager Project Kids Yogurt

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Forager Project Debuts First Line of Organic Kids Dairy-Free Yogurts

Forager Project, an organic plant-based creamery, announces the launch of Organic Kids Cashewmilk Yogurt, the brand’s first kids-specific product line. Made for children three and up, the yogurt pouches are now available nationwide in the US at Whole Foods Markets, and will soon debut at Fresh Thyme, Mom’s, Central Market and additional stores.  Kid-approved yogurts Created specifically for kids, the Dairy-Free Kids Yogurt comes in three flavors and each pouch is filled with probiotics, calcium and Vitamins A, D and B12. There are currently minimal vegan snacks made especially for children, Forager states, and the new products provide parents a welcome, healthy option that can be enjoyed anytime.  The new flavors include: Berry Berry – Fruity and flavorful with tastes of blueberry, blackberry, and strawberry …


CHKP Chickpea Yogurts

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Global Vegan Yogurt Market to More Than Double Over Next Decade

A recent market report states that the global market for vegan yogurt is currently valued a US$ 2.2 billion and is set to increase at a robust 8.9% CAGR, reaching a market valuation of US$ 5.1 billion in 2032, with offline sales accounting for the dominant share. Dairy-free yogurts are being launched using milk obtained from grains, seeds, and nuts such as coconut, hazelnuts, macadamia, almond, pistachios, pili, and cashew, as well as from flax, soy, and hemp seeds. Recent product launches in vegan yogurt Silk, a Danone subsidiary, launched a vegan range of Greek yogurts consisting of Vanilla, Strawberry, Lemon, and Blueberry, produced with a coconut milk base, stating that until now, so far plant-based alternatives have ” struggled to deliver” in terms of …


Cholesterol-lowering brand Benecol launches oat range

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Cholesterol-Lowering Brand Benecol Targets New Audience With New Oat Range

Cholesterol-lowering brand Benecol has launched its first plant-based range in a bid to appeal to a new consumer group. The range features yogurts and health shots made with gluten-free Finnish oats. The products come in the flavours Plain, Strawberry, Mango, Blueberry, and Raspberry & Blueberry. They are enriched with plant stanols, which have been proven to have a cholesterol-lowering effect. The Benecol Oat range is now available at Asda, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, and Waitrose. The new line will be promoted via a marketing campaign including TV and OOH advertising, alongside collaborations with influencers. The plant-based yogurt market A recent report found that the global plant-based yogurt market is now worth $1.94 billion, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.7% from 2021 through to …


Starbucks launches vegan yogurt drink in Korea

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Starbucks Launches Its First Ever Vegan Yogurt Drink in Korea

Coffee chain Starbucks has launched a vegan yogurt drink in Korea. Called “Pine Coco Green Yogurt Blended”, the launch marks the first time anywhere in the world that Starbucks has used plant-based yogurt in a beverage. The chain has recently been working to increase the plant-based range at its 1,500 Korean locations. Another new launch is the Tofu Tender Salad, featuring plant-based chicken pieces made with soy, chickpeas, and quinoa. Additionally, Starbucks Korea has launched a new vegan dessert, the Rich Ganache Cake. The thick chocolate cake is layered with plant-based ganache cream, dark chocolate, and pecans. Previous plant-based launches by the chain have included vegan grilled onion focaccia, autumnal layer cake, and banana-pecan pound cake. Plant-based in Korea Plant-based diets are beginning to take …


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NOIX Wins China’s Good Food Award For Jooma Almond Yogurt

The Chinese subsidiary of Munich-based NOIX AG has been awarded the Good Food Award by China’s Good Food Fund for its almond-based yogurt brand Jooma, which it produces at its state-of-the-art plant in Tianjin, China. As such, NOIX becomes the only foreign producer to receive this award other than Oatly. The company says that it was honored due to the exceptionally high product quality it achieves sustainably and without artificial additives, which in the opinion of the Good Food Fund makes it an exemplary product for China. To produce the yogurt, NOIX uses a unique proprietary technology, originally developed together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging in Freising, Germany, which it subsequently supplemented and refined. This technology allows NOIX to process and …


Nush Foods

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UK Artisan Alt Dairy Producer Nush Foods in 27% Sales Boost Amid New Product Launch 

UK-based ethical, dairy-free producer Nush Foods has announced the release of two new plant-based products, adding to its range of health-conscious yogurts and cheeses. The award-winning alt dairy brand has also reported sales growth of 27% YOY.  Born to debunk the myth that dairy-free has to be bland and boring, ex-police officers Bethany and Paul Eaton started Nush in their kitchen with the help of their two children Megan and James. Eventually, they developed an almond-based yogurt that contains a high percentage of almonds and moved production to Nush’s artisan factory.  Nush’s product range includes an array of almond and cashew yogurts, Yog Tubes, and Spreadable Cheeses. A plethora of new national stockists were announced in 2020, including TheVeganKind, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, and Marks & Spencer. …




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Silk Claims No Vegan Greek Yogurt Has Hit the Mark Until Now, With New Silk Greek Products

Silk, a Danone subsidiary, has stated this week that while Greek offerings dominate the yogurt category, encompassing nearly half of yogurt sales, so far plant-based alternatives have ” struggled to deliver” in terms of the thickness and texture of Greek style yogurt. Until now. The new range consists of Vanilla, Strawberry, Lemon, and Blueberry, produced with a coconut milk base, and the company says that “Silk Greek is seriously thick… in fact, it’s so thick, you can flip over a spoonful and it won’t budge!” Other companies producing a vegan Greek-style product include Kite Hill, Alpro, Oatly, and Meadow Foods in the UK. However, Silk claims that existing efforts in the segment have been unable to produce the signature traits of Greek, without the traditional …


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Petits Filous Rolls out Kid-Friendly Vegan Yogurt after Increased Demand from Parents

The leading child-friendly yogurt brand in the UK, Petits Filous, has launched a new range of vegan yogurts. The dairy-free alternative yogurts are now available at Tesco supermarkets and were launched amid rising demand from parents for plant-based options. Petits Filous, which operates under Yoplait – the world’s largest franchise brand of yogurt – is expanding into the plant-based dairy market for the first time in a bid to provide dairy-free options for children. The new vegan yogurts will be made from almond milk and come in the brand’s top-selling raspberry flavor, certified with the vegan trademark. Yoplait has also launched a premium French yogurt called “Oui by Yoplait” previously, also in response to growing demand for non-dairy options. The dairy-free, plant-based yogurt sector is …