GOODLES Vegan Mac and Cheese Bowl

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Gal Gadot’s GOODLES Launches Its First Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese at Whole Foods Market

GOODLES, the mac and cheese brand backed by actress Gal Gadot, announced it has launched into US Whole Foods stores nationwide. Known for its nutritious remake of classic cheesy noodles, GOODLES’ says its first dairy-free flavor, Vegan is Believin’, will also launch at the retailer by the end of August.  Whole Foods in fact will be the first market to feature Vegan is Believin’, a plant-based version of white cheddar …

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What’s Trending in the Plant Based World?

Claire Roper, Industry Expert and Plant Based World Expo Advisor, explores the latest trends that will be on display at the show and looks ahead at the future of the plant-based sector.   The Current Landscape With more than a quarter of Brits aiming to reduce their meat intake, the plant-based food market has grown rapidly over the last five years. In fact, sales of meat and dairy-free alternatives have …

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abillion Announces World’s Ten Best Vegan Milks 2022

abillion recently released the results its awards for the World’s Ten Best Vegan Milks for 2022, based on over 2 million consumer reviews of vegan products on the abillion app. The ten winning vegan milk products were determined by evaluating over 26,000 reviews of 3,500 plant-based milk products from abillion members in 86 countries, posted from July 2021 to June 2022. Amongst the 86 countries, abillion found that consumption of …

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NotCo Launches ‘NotCreme’ Chickpea-Based Milk Cream During Masterchef Brazil

NotCo officially launched its latest innovation, NotCreme — a plantbased milk cream crafted from chickpeas — on a recent episode of Masterchef Brazil, and has become the official sponsor of the TV show’s ninth series. The prime-time show is being used to showcase and launch new products; NotMilk was launched on the programme a few months back and now the Unicorn startup has brought its newest cream to the Brazilian …

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Award-Winning Plant Milk Brand Lilk Launches at Stores Across the UK

London-based plant milk brand Lilk has launched at Waitrose and Holland & Barrett stores across the UK, following its debut at online supermarket Ocado earlier in the year. Lilk is made from blends of seeds and grains and is available in two varieties. The first, called the Common Blend, contains oats and rice and is said to be “incredibly dairy-like” with a neutral taste. It froths in coffee and can …

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New York’s Iconic Soft Serve Brand 16 Handles Continues Oatly Collaboration

New York City’s iconic soft serve brand 16 Handles announces it is to bring its popular Oatly collaboration into a second summer, launching Marshmallow oat milk soft serve and more.   16 Handles was founded in 2008 as New York City’s first self-serve frozen dessert shop and expanded into a neighborhood favorite in dozens of towns across the East Coast. The Oatly collaboration marks the company’s first step into oat …

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New Culture Fermented Mozzarella Cheese

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ADM and New Culture Announce Strategic Partnership to Scale Animal-Free Mozzarella and Dairy Products

Agribusiness leader ADM and animal-free dairy company New Culture are forming a strategic partnership to accelerate the commercialization of alt-dairy foods. The partnership will include joint product development and scaling of New Culture’s animal-free casein and dairy innovations, which are expected to launch in US food service in 2023.  Founded in New Zealand, New Culture creates animal-free dairy products using precision fermentation techniques that produce casein, one of the primary …

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Siggi's Dairy-Free Yogurt

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Lactalis Canada Fully Converting Ontario Dairy Plant to Plant-Based Production

Lactalis Canada, a subsidiary of French dairy giant Lactalis, announces it will expand its milk alternative offerings by converting its Sudbury, Ontario plant into a dedicated plant-based facility over the coming months. To accommodate these changes, the company will cease all fluid dairy milk production and packaging at its Sudbury facility by September 30th. The move is intended to increase the company’s selection of dairy-free milk alternatives, which currently include …

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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 …

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Ex CFO of Heinz Indonesia Secures $65.6M for OATSIDE, Singapore’s First Oat Milk Brand

According to filings made to Singapore’s Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Singapore’s first oat milk brand OATSIDE has secured $65.6 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Temasek Holdings and GGV Capital, intending to “lead the shift to more sustainable foods” across the continent. Founder and CEO Benedict Lim, formerly the Chief Financial Officer at Kraft Heinz Indonesia, began experimenting with oat extraction methods during the pandemic …

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Everything Legendary Plant-Based Cheeseburger

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“Power of Plant-Based” Report Shows US Consumers Want Tastier, Healthier Alternative Proteins

The Food Industry Association has released its inaugural “Power of Plant-Based” report, which covers alternative meat and dairy as well as naturally derived plant foods like fruits and vegetables. Among the survey’s insights, it finds taste and healthiness remain key drivers for plant-based purchasing decisions.  Buying habits According to FMI, almost half of all shoppers are making some effort to buy plant-based food and beverages, and many expect to strongly …

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Nomoo Cheeseburger and Fries

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Nomoo Partners with Nestle Professional to Develop Proprietary Plant-Based Burger, Chicken and Cheese

LA burger concept nomoo is partnering with Nestle Professional, the world’s largest global foodservice manufacturer, to develop a proprietary line of plant-based products. The companies’ first offering, a gluten-free, non-GMO pea protein burger, will launch in October 2022, with a plant-based chicken burger and cheese currently in the works.  Created to help streamline nomoo’s operations, the new line will provide key advantages for the vegan fast food brand as it …

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NotCo Launches New NotMilk Sugar-Free in Argentina

Unstoppable Chilean plant-based Unicorn NotCo has added another option to its range of plant-based drinks with NotMilk Sugar-Free. The product is created from a combination of plant ingredients including pea protein, pineapple, and cabbage. In 2021 the company debuted a dairy-free range entailing three products: NotMilk® Original; Low Fat; and Chocolate flavoured NotMilk. Said to be a true alternative to milk, ideal for cooking and generating the perfect foam for …

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Oatly And DKSH Expand Partnership as Malaysian Plant-Based Scene Continues to Thrive

As Malaysia continues to grow into a plant-based hub, following neighboring countries Hong Kong and Singapore, DKSH Malaysia announces plans to support Oatly Asia through its market expansion services. DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, a leading partner for FMCG companies seeking to grow their business in Asia and beyond, has announced an expanded partnership with Oatly Asia to expand the presence of the oat milk pioneer in Malaysia. Malaysia catches …

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Milky Plant Raises Over £340,000 for “Make Your Own Plant Milk” Machine

UK company Milky Plant has developed a machine allowing customers to produce fresh, single-ingredient plant milks in under five minutes. The machine can make milks from a wide range of ingredients, including almonds, peas, hemp, rice, and even potatoes. Milky Plant emphasises that this allows customers to make healthier milk alternatives that are free of additives and preservatives. Demand for this is clearly high — so far, the company has …

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