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…

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…

MSN: Trader Joe’s Launches New Plant-Based “Patty”

If you have spent any time in Trader Joe’s over these past couple years, you’ve probably noticed that they have ventured into the world of plant-based meat alternatives. This new announcement is focused on a new product that will look to compete with the big players in the plant-based burger arena. Read the full article…

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…

FORBES: Opening Day for Beyond Meat at KFC is a Huge Success

When you hear the words “fast food” you usually don’t think of hour-long lines stretching around the block… But that is exactly what took place at the debut of Beyond Meat fried chicken at KFC in Atlanda this past week. Read the full article from Forbes here: KFC debuted its plant-based chicken–Beyond Fried Chicken–at a…

NBC TODAY: Top 10 Plant-Based Meat Products

This morning NBC’s Today Show showcased an in depth segment featuring some of the best plant-based meat alternatives on the market. We were thrilled to taste four of these companies’ delicious products (Lightlife, Before the Butcher, Abbott’s Butcher and Good Catch Foods) at Plant Based World Conference & Expo this past June in NYC. My…

USA TODAY: Meatless Meatball Subs are Coming to Subway

Add another high profile quick service chain to the plant-based list! Subway announced today that Beyond Meat meatball subs are coming to select locations. Let’s hope they pair it with a delicious plant-based cheese option like a Follow Your Heart provolone and this former meatball sub-lover will be there in a heartbeat! Read the full…

LIVEKINDLY: Taco Bell Moves Towards Plant-Based with New Menu Item

Cheers to Taco Bell for taking the plant-based leap. The fast-food giant is introducing a new beans/oats based taco meat at locations in Spain. Let’s hope this reaches North American establishments soon! Read the full article at LIVEKINDLY here: The Mexican-inspired fast food chain just announced the arrival of its new meat-free meat, which is…