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Food allergies are impacting more than half the U.S. population

Food allergies are impacting more than half the U.S. population

15 Mar 2021

Just over half of the U.S. population (51%) is impacted by food allergies or sensitivities, according to a new study by That’s It which used the Suzy marketing platform. This number is not necessarily those who have to contend with food allergies thems...

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Good Catch sends its plant-based burgers into fast food

Good Catch sends its plant-based burgers into fast food

12 Mar 2021

Plant-based tuna brand Good Catch announced that it will expand its foodservice footprint in New York through its new limited-time partnership with the sustainable restaurant chain Bareburger. While the initial trial period expired on March 10, the com...

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Singapore-based Next Gen announces largest plant-based seed funding

Singapore-based Next Gen announces largest plant-based seed funding

10 Mar 2021

Food tech startup Next Gen closed a $10 million seed round, giving the company the right to claim the largest ever seed funding round for a plant-based food tech company, according to Pitchbook data cited by the startup. Along with the influx of fundin...

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Beyond Meat signs deal with McDonald’s and Yum! Brands

Beyond Meat signs deal with McDonald’s and Yum! Brands

9 Mar 2021

Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat announced that it struck a three-year partnership with McDonald’s to be the fast food chain’s preferred supplier for the McPlant patty. Additionally, Beyond Meat will partner with Yum! Brands, which owns KFC, Pizza ...

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Healthy Height expands into China

Healthy Height expands into China

9 Mar 2021

Healthy Height, the nutritional shake brand which has been clinically proven to increase children’s height is expanding its e-commerce presence in China.

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The healthier comfort food alternative

The healthier comfort food alternative

4 Mar 2021

The new product reducing sodium while enhancing umami flavour in popular comfort foods.

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Swedish brand Oatly files for U.S. IPO

Swedish brand Oatly files for U.S. IPO

2 Mar 2021

Swedish oat milk brand Oatly submitted its filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering on the U.S. stock exchange. This late February filing did not detail the number of shares Oatly proposes to release nor thei...

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The fish and seafood alternative boom in Asia

The fish and seafood alternative boom in Asia

1 Mar 2021

The popularity of fish and seafood in Asia has fuelled a rise in recent plant-based and cell-cultured product development and strategic investment. Products that cater to local palates are crucial to ensuring consumer engagement, say industry insiders.

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Nestlé plans to launch a vegan KitKat bar

Nestlé plans to launch a vegan KitKat bar

19 Feb 2021

For those looking for plant-based treats, KitKat bars will soon offer a vegan alternative, announced Swiss CPG giant Nestlé. The newest KitKat formulation will be called KitKat V, and it will be certified vegan as well as use 100% sustainable cocoa.

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Global interest in no- and low-alcohol bubbles over

Global interest in no- and low-alcohol bubbles over

17 Feb 2021

In stark contrast to the struggles faced by alcohol brands worldwide, global sales of no- and low-alcohol beverages are steaming ahead, with London-based market research firm IWSR predicting that sales in this category will surge 31% by 2024.

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Peatos gets an investment from Post Cereals

Peatos gets an investment from Post Cereals

16 Feb 2021

Post Holdings Inc. led a $12.5 million Series B funding round for better-for-you snacking brand Peatos. The growing snack band says it will use the funds to continue its mission to give Americans better-for-you “junk food” options by adding nutrient-de...

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Aleph Farms cultivates ribeye steak with 3D-Bioprinter

Aleph Farms cultivates ribeye steak with 3D-Bioprinter

12 Feb 2021

Aleph Farms, the Israeli cultivated meat company, announced that it printed a ribeye steak using three-dimensional bioprinting technology. The slaughter-free steak is a follow-up to Aleph’s first attempt to print meat in 2018, when it revealed that it ...

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