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If you weren’t convinced that veganism is here to stay, perhaps this will provide a little bit of context.  According to figures provided by The Good Food Institute, plant-based food sales have increased by approximately 11 percent in the past year alone, with a total market valuation of $4.5 billion. That’s five times faster than the total Un...

Plant Power Fast Food enjoyed record sales on opening day of their fifth location. Plant Power Fast Food is a plant-based fast-food restaurant chain based in San Diego, CA, opened its fifth location last week in Long Beach, California. The three-and-a-half-year-old company reported that sales from the Long Beach location on its opening Sunday, June...

Pitch + Plant, the first plant-based business pitching competition in the UK, will be participating in the Plant-Based Business Bootcamp. The event will be taking place on Saturday, July 13th, at the LUSH Studio in Soho, London. The event, created by the plant-based company Vevolution, has amassed a large following and list of entrants, which is a ...

It is becoming more apparent every day that cattle ranchers are shaking in their boots. As someone who grew up on a cattle ranch, this brings mixed emotions. But, at the end of the day, it is just another piece of evidence… we are winning. Yesterday, Upton’s Naturals, an industry leading vegan CPG based in Chicago, filed a federal lawsuit against t...

Whenever a company springs up and offers a new product that’s deemed as being plant-based, it’s usually met with celebration and a warm welcome into the industry. However, one of the world’s largest food companies has recently introduced a product that’s referred to as “plant-based”– yet doesn’t truly live up to the title. Tyson Foods, one of the w...

In a recent podcast interview on Futures in Forbes, contributor Michael Gale interviewed Giuseppe Scionti, a true innovator and thought leader in the 3D-printing and plant-based alternative spaces alike. While other companies are creating plant-based meats in large factories, Scionti is creating 3D printed plant-based meats that resemble something ...

Following unprecedented sales performance, Del Taco will be releasing vegan burritos to the public. The California-based Mexican fast-food chain stated that its Beyond Meat tacos, which featured Beyond Meat’s meat alternative crumbles, are now one of its best selling products in the history of the company. Since April of this year, Del Taco has sol...

Preceding– and especially following– the massively successful IPO for plant-based company Beyond Meat, more and more industry giants are wanting in on the plant-based movement that has been taking off as of late. Many large chains have already joined in on the movement. For example, Burger King recently announced that it will be rolling out the Imp...

Three black barbers are setting out to bring a unique vegan food experience to New Orleans, with a twist. Barbers Roy Joseph III, Ryan Billew, and Ollie Williams have introduced a unique vegan food concept that takes inspiration from New Orleans’ ever-popular cuisine scene. Essentially, the barbers want to show their community that vegan food doesn...

The Economist, a publishing company with a worldwide influence on international business and world affairs, recently dubbed 2019 as the “Year of the Vegan.” Now, the company is proving it was right.  To kick off the unofficial start of the summer season, the team at The Economist served up vegan hot dogs made with Beyond Sausage in New York Ci...

Fry Family Food has announced it will stock many popular products at Lazy Acres stores this month, marking their debut on California grocery shelves.  This widely buzzed about brand’s initial U.S. product offering will include protein-packed frozen offerings with a healthy, plant-based twist. The range will feature international favorites such...

Plant-based protein is seeing increased demand by consumers. In fact, by 2023, the US meat-substitute retail market could potentially reach $2.5 billion (compared to $1.4 billion last year) according to Euromonitor International. Naturally, this is causing many of the world’s largest fast food chains to adapt to changing requests. For example, Burg...

Recently, the Colchester winery Priam Vineyards was certified as vegan-friendly by the BevVeg! label, which provides certification for vegan beverages, food, and other consumer products. This might come as a bit of a surprise, but not all wines are created vegan. You would think so, considering that wine is traditionally made from grapes. However, ...

Two days ago, the Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi Inc.– Japan's largest organic food delivery service provider– announced that it would be acquiring the plant-based meal kit company Purple Carrot.  Purple Carrot, founded in 2014, is a very successful plant-based company that serviced approximately 22,000 customers in 2018, generating just north of...

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Jones, Managing Director of Campaigns at Change.org, who was at McDonald’s recent shareholders’ meeting in Dallas, TX. Mike was given the opportunity to ask a question on behalf of 216,582 people regarding when McDonald’s plans to join the rest of their competitors in the fast-food world by adding a plant...

Over the past few years, there has been a boom in the vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based industries. There are now more people than ever claiming to be vegan or some sort of flexitarian or vegetarian. Though it goes without saying, the vegan movement is on the rise– and fast. This year alone has been filled with many great triumphs for the vegan in...

Plant-based companies have recently seen a considerable rise in popularity and in celebrity investments. Successful alternative meat brand Impossible Foods recently raised $300 million in funding from investors including Serena Williams, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Jaden Smith, and will.i.am, among others. The burger is currently sold at about 7,000 restaur...

A lawsuit challenging a vegan butter has been voluntarily dismissed according to Food Navigator . At the center of the lawsuit is Miyoko's Kitchen, a vegan food company known for their variety of cheeses. A class action was filed in 2018 by Jasmine Brown claiming that the Miyoko's Kitchen vegan butter did not meet the FDA standards that would let i...

Despite initial pushback, the vegan cheese industry has been performing exceedingly well.  For anti-vegans, there are two foods that people most commonly refuse to give up in lieu of healthier, vegan options– bacon and cheese. While bacon requires a separate discussion, vegan cheese has been gaining massive traction in the past few years, desp...

Year after year, dairy farmers have spoken against plant-based milk companies, which make their milk out of oats, almonds, and other nuts, and ‘steal' away profits. However, dairy companies are now beginning to settle their differences and cash in on the booming plant-based industry. For example, HP Hood, one of the oldest dairy companies in the Un...

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