PROGRESSIVE GROCER: A Tasting Tour of Plant Based World Expo

Of all the excitement that took place at the Javits Center this past weekend, one thing to note was the presence of the mainstream food industry. Buyers from large scale food retailers, distributors and food service providers have taken notice of the increased consumer demand for plant-based options. The Plant Based World expo floor gave…

THE GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE: Insights from Plant Based World

The Good Food Institute has been leading the way in supporting the growth of the meat alternatives space. GFI team members were active on site at Plant Based World Conference & Expo this past weekend, including Caroline Bushnell and Zak Weston, both of whom moderated panels in the Eat For The Future Business Forum. Anyone…

Big Retail’s Plant-Based Influence with Ann Beaty

This month we are excited to bring you a conversation with Ann Beaty, Director of Kroger Merchandising Consulting at 84.51°. Ann’s experience working with the largest grocery chain in the U.S. combined with her personal connection to plant-based eating has given her a unique and valuable perspective on the plant-based foods market. Ann discusses her…

Growing Vegan Yogurt Sales as an Indicator of Evolving Consumer Preference

by Aditi Yadwadkar The alarming rise in the prevalence of life-threatening lifestyle diseases is influencing consumers to alter their dietary patterns. Consumers are willing to make mindful choices by investing in nutritious food and beverage products. The evolution in consumer behavior has translated into an increase in demand for plant-based, organic, and vegan products. Though…

Announcing the Plant Based World Buyer Advisory Council

Key Food Industry Players are Lending Expert Guidance to the Event’s Design and Development  New York, NY, March 27, 2019 – Plant Based World Conference & Expo (PBW) has announced the PBW Buyer Advisory Council. Members represent leaders in the industry including retailers, distributors and brokers, who are committed to the success of the plant-based foods market.  The…

Food Industry Leaders Come Together to Present Opening Keynote Panel at Plant Based World Conference & Expo

Panelists Include Representatives from Kroger, Compass Group and the Plant Based Foods Association   New York, NY, March 13, 2019 – Ann Beaty, Director, Kroger Merchandising Consulting at 84.51° and Edward Brown,President, Restaurant Associates will join Michele Simon, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association for the opening day keynote to discuss The Growth of  the Plant-Based…

Plant-Based Innovation and Culture at Whole Foods Market with Jessica Pastore

If there’s one retail store that is known for bringing the best in natural food options to consumers across the country, it’s Whole Foods Market. This month we are excited to connect with Jessica Pastore, Senior Pricing Analyst for Whole Foods with a particular passion and expertise in plant-based eating. In this conversation Jessica tells…

FAST COMPANY: Making Food Sound Delicious with Creative Labeling

The increase in brands launching plant-based foods, beverages and products of all sorts has brought with it an influx of new marketing challenges. How a company chooses to label its product is an essential piece of targeting the proper audience. This article dives into this topic and finds the conclusion that simply making new, healthy…