FORBES: Egg Alternatives Enter the Market

We’ve seen the plant-based milks, meats and cheeses… so what is next? It is time for those of us who no longer eat eggs to have a real breakfast option! The egg alternative space is ripe for innovation, led by companies such as Follow Your Heart, JUST and Daiya. Brian Kateman, President of the Reducetarian…

CB INSIGHTS: Disrupting the Global Meat Market

CB Insights has released a new report on the impact of meat alternatives on the meat industry. The report is available in a 30+ page downloadable document, but this article serves as a useful summary of its findings: Despite high-profile deals in the sector, the industrial meat industry faces a rising tide of challenges related…

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Impossible Pork Enters China Market

Impossible Foods sees plant-based pork as the key to entering the market in China. Impossible Foods Inc. is working to launch plant-based pork as it looks to enter China, the crown jewel of the $2.7-trillion global meat market. “We already have very good prototypes of plant-based pork,” Chief Executive Pat Brown said in a Bloomberg…

NEWSWEEK: Denny’s Teams Up with Beyond Meat for Burger Giveaway

Another legacy U.S. restaurant chain has launched a plant-based burger option. Denny’s is getting creative with the release, offering the burger free of charge on Halloween at locations in L.A. Get the full scoop from Newsweek here: Denny’s Beyond Burger was on October 28, in all Los Angeles locations. The burger features a plant-based patty…

FOX BUSINESS: Pizza Hut Launches Plant-Based Topping and Compostable Box

Pizza Hut has announced a new sustainability initiative that touches upon both its ingredients and packaging. Learn more about the changes coming to the fast food pizza giant here: Pizza Hut is getting in on the plant-based “meat” fad, and putting the pie in a round box that they say is aimed at making the pizza…

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Big Meat and the Plant-Based Market

The New York Times has put out an article recapping the progress of the plant-based market in relation to large scale meat producers. Read the full article here: But with plant-based burgers, sausages and chicken increasingly popular and available in fast-food restaurants and grocery stores across the United States, a new group of companies has…

WALL STREET JOURNAL: McDonald’s to Test Beyond Burger in Canada

This news was a matter or when, not if, as finally McDonald’s has announced their venture into the plant-based burger market. If the test follows the behavior of their competitors and ultimately expands to all McDonald’s locations, plant-based burgers will have conquered the fast food market. Could we perhaps be looking forward to an Impossible…

SUPERMARKET NEWS: Kroger and PBFA Team Up for Meat Case Trial

Kroger and the Plant Based Foods Association have partnered to test the concept of selling plant-based meat products in the traditional meat case. If this experiment goes well perhaps it will lead to a permanent placement for these products in the country’s largest grocery chain. Read the full article from Supermarket News here: The Kroger…

CBS NEWS: Food Industry Giants Add Weight to the Plant-Based Market

Walking out of the Good Food Conference this past week in San Francisco left a feeling of excitement and optimist about the direction of the plant-based foods market. The topic of large meat-producing companies entering the fray was omnipresent, as even JBS, Perdue and Tyson were represented on the speaker roster. This article from CBS News…

CNBC: Beyond KFC Chicken is Coming!

Well, South Park predicted this one a couple years back, but now it’s really happening. KFC is teaming up with Beyond Meat to launch a trial run of Beyond Meat chicken at an Atlanta location. If this trail’s results go well, perhaps the Colonel’s vegan creation will soon be seen at locations across the country….