Flexitarians and Vegetarians Drive the Market Forward

August 20, 2019

Vegetarian and vegan food products are derived from plant sources such as soy, wheat, and pea. Vegetarian food is classified into different types — traditional foods that have always been vegetarian include cereals, grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts. Soy products such as tofu and tempeh are common plant-based protein sources being consumed for ages. […]

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Central Foods Debuts New Vegetable Tart

August 14, 2019

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched a new Menuserve Mediterranean Vegetable Tart as a vegan option for the upcoming holiday season. “One in eight in the UK is now either vegetarian or vegan, with between one in five and one in three identifying as a meat reducer or flexitarian, and this new product will […]

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field fare Expands Meat-free Range

July 16, 2019

Frozen food specialist field fare has added new products to its vegan and vegetarian lineup. The launch is prompted by recent studies, for example a Mintel survey, which showed 34% of meat-eaters have reduced their meat consumption in 2018, due to health or environmental concerns. The prediction is that the meat-free market will grow by […]


Orkla Acquires Swedish Vegetarian Frozen Meal Producer

April 10, 2019

Orkla recently revealed it has signed an agreement to purchase Lecora – a Swedish manufacturer of frozen and chilled vegan and vegetarian dishes – through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkla Foods Sverige. In addition to ready meals, Lecora is also known for its schnitzel products. A substantial portion of its product range is organic. The out-of-home […]


Meat-Free Product Names Shouldn’t Be Misleading

March 14, 2019

One in four consumers believes vegetarian products should not be allowed to have meat-related names like sausage or burger, a survey has found. Surveygoo has explored attitudes to the way meat-free products are named. Nearly 1,000 consumers were surveyed (499 in the UK and 484 in the US). The sample included vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians and […]


Central Foods Unveils New Spinach Wrap

January 16, 2019

Central Foods, one of the UK’s largest frozen food suppliers, has launched a new wrap product for foodservice. The spinach flavored variety is the latest addition to the KaterBake wrap lineup and is suited for both vegans and vegetarians. Previously, Central Foods offered the KaterBake pumpkin and beetroot wraps. The company’s MD, Gordon Lauder commented […]


Unilever Acquires Meat-Free Food Producer

January 8, 2019

Prompted by the rising vegetarian trends, food giant Unilever recently announced the acquisition of The Meat Vegetarian brand. Founded by Jaap Korteweg in 2007, a farmer who became a vegetarian, The Meat Vegetarian currently sells products in over 4,000 outlets in 17 countries. Joining forces with Unilever represents the next step for the Dutch company […]


US Plant-based Burger Comes to Europe

May 3, 2018

Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat, based in Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands, will begin offering Beyond Meat’s flagship Beyond Burger to foodservice customers throughout Europe, except Germany & the UK, from July onwards. “The European market represents a significant opportunity for Beyond Meat and we are thrilled to be partnering with one of Europe’s leading meat distributors to […]


Vegetarians go frozen in Italy

November 17, 2017

The vegan and vegetarian movement may be helping the frozen food department. Frozen vegetable sales in Italy climbed 4.1% during the first eight months of 2017, according to Istituto Italiano Alimenti Surgelati (IIAS). It reported that the gains were boosted by new food trends, such as organic produce and strong demand for vegetarian and vegan […]

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