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Tracking oat milk’s stellar US success

Tracking oat milk’s stellar US success

18 Oct 2021

Although almond is still the number one plant-based milk in the US, oat milk is hot on its heels thanks to ingredient innovation, high profile brand launches, and a diverse category that includes both affordable and premium-positioned products.

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Mondelez introduces a vegan version of its Cadbury bar

Mondelez introduces a vegan version of its Cadbury bar

18 Oct 2021

Cadbury will soon have a new vegan chocolate bar in the U.K., called the Cadbury Plant Bar, Mondelez International announced. The new plant-based offering is inspired by Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, one of the most well-known chocolate bar options in the regi...

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Report: walnuts and mushrooms are the latest ingredients to trend in alternative protein

Report: walnuts and mushrooms are the latest ingredients to trend in alternative protein

15 Oct 2021

Plant-based alternatives are becoming increasingly normalized, and consumer interest is branching out beyond conventional hamburgers and sausage, and they are seeking alternatives to conventional meat products in more niche categories such as deli meat...

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Amazon-owned Whole Foods to get new CEO in 2022

Amazon-owned Whole Foods to get new CEO in 2022

14 Oct 2021

After 44 years at the helm of the Amazon-owned natural grocer Whole Foods, iconic founder and CEO John Mackey will step down from the helm. In September 2022, Mackey will officially retire from his position as CEO, which will then transition to the cur...

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Blake Lively creates nonalcoholic mixer line Betty Buzz

Blake Lively creates nonalcoholic mixer line Betty Buzz

13 Oct 2021

Actress Blake Lively released a line of nonalcoholic mixers called Betty Buzz. The mixers come in five flavors: Sparkling Grapefruit, Meyer Lemon Club Soda, Sparkling Lemon Lime, Ginger Beer and Tonic Water. One bottle makes two cocktails or is an opti...

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Survey: Frozen foods continue to increase in popularity

Survey: Frozen foods continue to increase in popularity

12 Oct 2021

Frozen foods have experienced an ongoing bump in consumer popularity during the pandemic thanks to their long shelf life, attractive pricing and manufacturers’ willingness to innovate in the space. This trend, which has held strong for over a year, con...

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Walmart meat supplier opens first plant-based processing facility

Walmart meat supplier opens first plant-based processing facility

11 Oct 2021

California-based meat company Jensen Meat has officially gotten into the plant-based protein industry with the inauguration of its first plant-based protein production facility. This plant opening comes three years after the company first announced its...

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Danone set to launch “dairy-like” segment

Danone set to launch “dairy-like” segment

8 Oct 2021

To help close the gap between dairy drinkers and plant-based milk acolytes, dairy giant Danone is launching a plant-based “dairy-like” segment in January 2022. Initially, the new segment will launch with two beverages: Silk nextmilk and So Delicious Wo...

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Targeting the sustainable consumer in Latin America

Targeting the sustainable consumer in Latin America

8 Oct 2021

Latin Americans are among the most concerned about climate change and the most interested in sustainable actions but they are also highly price sensitive, according to Euromonitor. How can brands strike the right balance?

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IRI: Name brands taking market share from private label

IRI: Name brands taking market share from private label

7 Oct 2021

For the first time in a decade, private label brands are losing ground to national brands, according to data from the Chicago-based market research firm IRI. For the 52 weeks ending Sept. 19, brand name product sales were up 3.6% to $536 billion. Howev...

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Ripple closes $60M investment round, targets global expansion

Ripple closes $60M investment round, targets global expansion

6 Oct 2021

Animal-free, pea-protein-based dairy maker Ripple Foods raised $60 million in a Series E funding round led by Rage Capital, Ajax Strategies, and S2G Ventures, with backing from OurCrowd, GV, Prelude Ventures, Euclidean, Fall Line Capital, and Tao Capit...

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Coca-Cola earns highest marks for sustainable packaging

Coca-Cola earns highest marks for sustainable packaging

5 Oct 2021

A new report from the non-profit As You Sow found that among the 50 consumer-facing companies whose packaging sustainability was analyzed, only Coca-Cola earned a grade of B, which was the highest mark extended to any of the companies. Below Coca-Cola,...

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