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…

CBS: It’s Seafood Made from Plants

The plant-based sea food category is ripe for growth, and two up and coming companies are leading the way. Ocean Hugger Foods and Good Catch Foods are continuing to expand with their unique takes on tuna made from ingredients such as tomatoes and legumes. Check out the full article and video shared by CBS here:…

FOOD NAVIGATOR: An Eye on Unsweetened Plant-Based Milks

Food Navigator puts a spotlight on the trend towards plant-based milks without added sweeteners. VIDEO Califia Farms: ‘Unsweetened products are driving volume in plant-based milks, and oatmilk really delivers with no added sugar’ 23-Jan-2019 By Elaine Watson While Califia Farms’ barista blend oatmilk was designed to deliver exceptional performance for the specialty coffee trade, oatmilk also…

THE SPOON: Light Life Launches into the Plant-Based Burger Arena

Do these burgers look familiar? Light Life – a Greenleaf Foods brand under the Maple Leaf umbrella – has just launched what appears to be it’s version of the Beyond Burger. Similar to their competitor, the patties are made of pea protein and are GMO, soy and gluten-free. We will have to see if they…

Disrupting the Seafood Industry with Chad Sarno

This month, TPBW had the pleasure of chatting with Chad Sarno, Co-founder and VP of Culinary for Good Catch Foods. In this conversation Chad tells the story of Good Catch and offers valuable advice for his colleagues in the culinary space as consumers continue to shift towards healthier, more sustainable foods. Last month we featured…