Nestlé Secures Access to New Proteins for Plant-based Foods

February 4, 2020

Merit Functional Foods and its technology partner Burcon NutraScience have entered into a joint development agreement with Nestlé. The goal of the partnership is to develop and commercialize Merit’s new plant protein ingredients to use in Nestlé’s plant-based foods and beverages. The joint agreement commences a long-term relationship among the parties, covering Merit’s novel proteins. […]


Froneri’s Latest Ice Cream Helps Save Endangered Species

January 30, 2020

Ice cream manufacturer Froneri has launched a new plant-based ice cream, that will help save endangered wild cats. Roar is about a conscious mindset, social responsibility and carrying for animal welfare, writes the company. Research has found plant-based meal occasions have increased 37% in the past four years and an increase in consumer demand has […]


Nestlé Dives Deeper into Plant-Based Territory

January 20, 2020

Nestlé is launching plant-based sausages in Europe and the United States that look, taste and cook like a sausage should, revealed a recent press release. In Europe, the soy-based Garden Gourmet Incredible Sausage will be available in Bratwurst and Chorizo styles. It will launch for retail starting in March in 11 European markets, including Austria, […]

General Mills

General Mills’ Venture Arm Invests in Plant-based Seafood Startup

January 17, 2020

General Mills’ venture arm 301 INC has invested in Gathered Foods, the makers of a line of plant-based frozen seafood products called Good Catch. New York-based Good Catch raised USD31m in an oversubscribed Series B funding round, which also included investment from another industry investor Greenleaf Foods. Good Catch’s round was led by Stray Dog […]


Frozen Makes it to M&S’s Top Consumer Trends for 2020

January 6, 2020

In a recent blog post, Marks & Spencer’s Director of Product Development April Preston has revealed her list of trends that highlight what’s going to be big in 2020 and beyond. The Freezer Is Your Friend Frozen food is no longer a stigma, more and more people using their freezer as an extension of their […]


Nestlé Bets on the Plant-based Trend with Two New Launches

December 5, 2019

Nestlé is targeting the booming plant-based category with two fresh arrivals,  Yahoo News writes. Its Digiorno and Stouffer’s brands have unveiled two meatless products: the Digiorno Rising Crust Meatless Supreme pizza and the Stouffer’s Meatless Lasagna. The Italian frozen food options are actually vegetarian because they contain cheese, so they are not suitable for vegans. […]


Quorn CEO to Step Down in 2020

December 5, 2019

Quorn chief executive Kevin Brennan will be stepping down next year, after a 10-year tenure, BusinessLive has reported. He will be succeeded by Marco Bertacca, who was most recently the managing director for the Alaska Milk Corporation for the Philippines. Bertacca will assume the role of Quorn chief executive from January 6, 2020, and will […]

Burger King

Burger King Launches Meatless Burger in Europe

November 19, 2019

U.S. fast-food giant Burger King recently launched its meatless burger in Europe, more specifically in Ireland, writes LiveKindly. The vegetarian version of the prime “Whopper” hamburger is called the Rebel Whopper and will be added on the menu in 25 countries and 2,500 restaurants, after having been tested in the U.S. and Sweden. The fast […]


McDonald’s Takes Prudent Approach to Meat Alternatives

November 1, 2019

McDonald’s is pondering whether it should delve deeper into the plant-based meat alternative segment, reports MediaPost. According to the company’s president and CEO, Steve Easterbrook, who was cited by the report, investment in fresh beef is paying off, as the company continues to grow burger share. In this context, at the end of last month, […]


Plant-Based Foods Have Staying Potential

October 30, 2019

The rapid growth of plant-based foods in retail and on restaurant menus has many in the food and foodservice industries questioning if the interest in plant-based food is a passing fad or a long-term trend. A new study by the NPD Group addressed this issue and found that the answer depends on the consumer and […]

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