Growing the Business of Plant-Based Foods in a Changing World

 Plant Based World and Plant Based Foods Association team up to advance the plant-based foods market by Julie Emmett Riding on the tailwinds of a successful 2019, 2020 was off to a strong start for the natural foods industry. Stakeholders, suppliers, and retailers like Hannaford, a supermarket chain operating in New England and New York,…

State of the Plant-Based Union with Elysabeth Alfano

Thank you to all those who attended our live webinar, State of the Plant-Based Union: Elysabeth Alfano Recaps 2020 and Shares Trends for 2021. It was quite the information-packed presentation and extensive Q+A that took us 10 minutes over our scheduled time. For the retail and foodservice buyers in our audience, along with the manufacturers, investors and…

Plant-Based Foods are on the Move in Canada

by Leslie Ewing America’s Northern Neighbour is Leading with Sector Innovation  If sales are any indication, plant-based foods is one of the most exciting categories in the United States. The industry is growing at a tremendous pace while making a dizzying array of product choices available to American consumers. But perhaps you’d be surprised to…

Abe’s: The Official Muffin of Equality Launches at 7-Eleven

by Ben Davis Imagine being a kid at a birthday party, looking around at all of your friends enjoying a delicious cake and not being allowed to participate because of your food allergies. How frustrating and confusing would that situation be? That feeling of being left out, through no fault of your own… it’s something…

CNN BUSINESS: Dunkin’ Announces Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Big news today for lovers of breakfast sandwiches who are trying to cut back on meat consumption! Dunkin’ has announced a partnership with Beyond Meat to introduce a plant-based sausage patty breakfast sandwich at Manhattan locations with a possible nation-wide roll out pending. Read the full article from CNN Business here: Dunkin’ is expanding its…

FOODABLE: Plant-Based is a Cultural Shift

This video from Foodable TV highlights the increasing plant-based shift in both the retail and food service space.  Nearly 50% of food influencers are actively seeking more plant-based options. Major retailers are asking their suppliers for more plant-based products for their shelves and restaurants that have added vegan options to menus have seen an increase…

FOOD NAVIGATOR: 39% of Americans Actively Trying to Eat More Plant-Based Foods

Innovative plant-based food options outperform traditional staples, Nielsen finds 20-Jun-2018 By Mary Ellen Shoup Plant-based food options continue to win over Americans’ share of stomach and wallets accounting for nearly 20% of food and beverage dollars spent last year, according to a new report by Nielsen.

BUSINESS INSIDER: Plant-Based Reigns Supreme; the Ultimate Diet for Mind and Body

Business Insider reports  “a growing body of evidence suggests that a plant-based diet — which focuses on vegetables while incorporating whole grains and lean proteins — reigns supreme. It’s been found to be ideal for losing weight, staying lean, and keeping the mind sharp.” Supermodel Christie Brinkley discusses how a plant-based diet keeps her mind and body sharp at 64 years of age. 

LA TIMES: Beyond Meat Expands; Sets Eyes on Plant-Based Bacon and Steak

This article from The Los Angeles Times discusses how continuing investments in Beyond Meat are affecting the expansion of the business, its growing laboratory facilities and vision for the future.  The new Beyond Sausage is just hitting retailers as we speak, and while I have not had the opportunity to taste one yet, these photos…