Plant Based World Launches in Europe

This month’s feature is a special edition conversation following the announcement of the launch of Plant Based World Conference & Expo EUROPE, taking place in October of 2020. Read the full press release here. Jonathan Morley is the Managing Director of Plant Based World’s expansion to the European market. He brings to this role a career…

Plant Based World Europe Launches in London 2020

Following the huge success of the Plant Based World Conference & Expo in New York, organiser JD Events is delighted to announce the launch of Plant Based World Europe in London in 2020. The UK is Europe’s largest market for plant-based foods, valued at £470m versus $4.5 bn in the US, and is growing at…

INDEPENDENT: Beyond Meat Expands to the UK

As a part of its massive worldwide expansion, Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger will be available in Tesco stores across the UK this summer. The partnership with Tesco is the result of two years of negotiations that began when Beyond Meat launched the burger in May 2016. Derek Sarno, director of plant-based innovation at Tesco, says…

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…

LIVEKINDLY: Brand New Vegan Steak Flying Off Shelves in the UK

LiveKindly reports that a new vegan steak has sold 40,000 units in one week. Made from wheat and soy, Vivera’s plant-based steak is made to imitate the look, flavor, and texture of a traditional animal-based steak, right down to a “bloody” pink center created with natural, plant-based coloring. Reviewers from New Foods who tried the new vegan meat…

CNBC: Unilever Launches Biodegradable, Plant-Based Tea Bags

The trend to switch to sustainable, plant-based materials continues, this time courtesy of Unilever’s PG Tips tea brand. CNBC Reports: PG tips, one of the U.K.’s most iconic tea brands, is switching to 100 percent biodegradable tea bags. The first batch of the new bags, made from a material that is both 100 percent plant-based…