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…

LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE: Impossible Burger 2.0 Makes Waves at CES 2019

A burger at the Consumer Electronics Show? Yes, you heard that right. Impossible Foods made a big splash as the debut food product to make an appearance on the exhibit floor of such an event. The boundary-pushing company introduced the new Impossible Burger 2.0 and even took home several prestigious honors at a show that…

DELI MARKET NEWS: Maple Leaf Foods Launches Plant-Based Subsidiary

Major food producer Maple Lead foods has launched its own plant-based subsidiary which will go by the name of Greenleaf Foods. The new company will consolidate the brands Litelife and Field Roast under one name. Greenleaf will be headquartered in Chicago, IL, and led by industry veteran Dan Curtin. “We have established leading brands that…

LIVEKINDLY: JUST Plant-Based Egg Set to Hit Retail and Food Service Locations

Remember that favorite breakfast sandwich you loved before switching to a plant-based diet? New JUST Egg is giving that experience back and is set to be available at food service establishments and retail locations across the United States in the coming months. Check out LIVEKINDLY’s full report here: The product is made from mung beans,…

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.

NATION’S RESTAURANT NEWS: Plant-Based Protein Trends Update

Check out this article for a full update on the adoption of plant-based protein from the Impossible Burger and Beyond Sausage to more traditional veggie dishes like falafel.  Nearly 40 percent of Americans are “actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets,” according to a report by consumer and market research firm Nielsen, and…

FORBES: KFC Announces Plans for Plant-Based Chicken

Believe it or not, Kentucky Fried Chicken is debuting its first batch of chicken-free chicken in the UK! Be it health, diet, environmental or ethical concerns, consumers’ appetite for plant-based meat is getting bigger than ever. In yet another telling sign that it’s catching on in the mass market, fast-food giant KFC is working on a faux-chicken…