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…

KANTAR: Plant-Based is Hitting the Mainstream in Great Britain

Grocery shopping trends from Kantar Worldpanel suggest the UK is embracing a changed diet. “Grocery shopping trends from a leading data company suggest the UK is moving towards a plant-based diet. According to data and insight consultancy Kantar Worldpanel, ‘plant-based diets have hit the mainstream’.”