Plant-Based Archive

What’s Fueling the Alternative Seafood Investment Boom?

Alternatives to traditional seafood continue to diversify through plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-derived production methods, and investors are casting their bets accordingly. According to a recent Good Food Institute (GFI) State of the Industry report, alternative …

What’s Driving Beyond Meat’s Slide?

What’s going on at Beyond Meat? A week ago, the company’s stock price fell 12% after it warned that third-quarter revenue should come in at $106 million—far lower than its prior outlook and the nearly …

Whole Foods Unveils Top 10 Food Trends for 2022

Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council unveiled its seventh annual top 10 anticipated food trends for 2022. “Last year, we saw tremendous pandemic-related shifts in grocery buying habits as the world adjusted to spending more time …

BREAKING: McDonald’s to Trial Plant-Based Burger in U.S.

McDonald’s will test the McPlant burger in partnership with Beyond Meat in eight U.S. locations next month. Beginning November 3, customers in Irving, Texas; Carrollton, Texas; Cedar Falls, Iowa; Jennings, Louisiana; Lake Charles, Louisiana; El …

Plant-Based Meat Deceleration Signals Niche Future

Plant-based meat sales in restaurants and retail are beginning to plateau following a meteoric rise throughout the pandemic period, while traditional meat engagement remains strong. Data and supporting analyst insights from IRI suggest that this …

Report: Plant-based Menu Items Skyrocketing at U.S. Restaurants

With what seems like a new plant-based development each week, it’s no surprise that meat alternatives are now a $14 billion market, according to Tastewise’s new Q3 Market Report: Alternative Proteins. The Food Institute reviewed …

Is Kelp the Next Big Ingredient in Alt-Meat?

When it comes to sustainable food sources, kelp checks all the right boxes. But are U.S. consumers ready to embrace it as a main course? Courtney Boyd Myers, CEO of alt-meat food tech company AKUA, …

Assessing the Mounting War on Meat

While climate and animal welfare advocates are encouraging less meat consumption, consumer demand continues to rise. With that, some are going on the offensive through legislative efforts. And the battle, it seems, will likely continue …

Report: Vegan Chocolate Increasingly Popular

The global chocolate confectionery market is anticipated to reach $154.5 billion (USD) by 2025. Its growth has been aided by the pandemic, during which consumers have often turned to comforting, indulgent foods, like milk chocolate …

Is the Plant-Based Market Showing Signs of Decline?

Despite interest in the plant-based space by investors, the category appeared to lose a bit of luster in the second quarter, as both Beyond Meat and Maple Leaf Foods noted sales of their plant-based offerings …

‘Fishless’ Fish: The Next Big Thing in Vegan Food Industry

Plant-based meat alternatives have a longer history than some might realize. And, they have proven to be effective in replacing meat products without compromising quality and nutritional value. Plant-based fish has been gaining traction as …

Analysts: Restaurant Customers Seeking Plant-Based Innovation

There’s no denying plant-based food has had a big year. However, the pandemic’s full impact on plant-based momentum in restaurants remains unclear. While the gears of product development are starting to turn again, some major brands have …

Yeast Extract – A Game Changer in the Modern Food Industry

With millennials and Gen Z consumers now hyper-aware of their eating habits and food choices, yeast extract is gaining traction as a versatile ingredient used for savory flavor and quality food. The COVID-19 outbreak encouraged …

Plant-Based Investments Heating Up

Investments into the plant-based meat industry have risen rapidly of late, with the industry raising over $1.4 billion in 2020 alone, according to a report from IDTechEx. The industry is optimistic that these trends will continue into …

Little Caesars Launches Plant-Based Pepperoni Pizzas

The latest plant-based foodservice offering? Planteroni Pizza from Little Caesars. The pizza chain is now offering pizza made with Field Roast’s Plant-Based Pepperoni at many of its stores across the U.S., making it the first …

Non-dairy Desserts Shaking up the Ice Cream Aisle

The plant-based ice cream sector is growing fast, with no signs of slowing on the horizon. At the end of March, snack bar brand KIND released seven flavors of frozen, plant-based desserts, reimagining their classic …

Report: Dunkin’ Cuts Beyond Meat Sandwich from Menu

Dunkin’ has pulled the Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich off its U.S. menu and no longer has it listed among the food items posted on the company’s website, reported Fox Business (June 23). ANALYST COMMENTS “We …

FI Seafood News: Shrimp Market Growing Significantly

Here’s a look into notable developments in the seafood market recently: SHRIMP’S ASCENT The global shrimp market size was valued at $31.6 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $54.6 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 9.2% …

Cell-Cultured Meat Looks to Go Mainstream

Israeli startup Future Meat Technologies Ltd. is in talks with U.S. regulators to start offering its cell-based meat products in restaurants by the end of next year. THE WORLD’S FIRST INDUSTRIAL CULTURED MEAT PRODUCTION FACILITY …

A Glimpse at the Future of Data Driven Retailing

On countless occasions during her career, Kerrie Lopez wished she had analytics to back up an idea. That said, Lopez, the head of merchandising marketing with Thrive Market, is careful not to rely on analytics …

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Plenty of Room for Growth in Plant-Based Space

While Oatly may be making waves for its proposed $10 billion IPO, competition in the space continues to heat up as new competitors expand their product ranges. Meanwhile, the health benefits of these products continue …

Is the Pudding Market Primed for Disruption?

Better-for-you trends continue to shake up the dairy case with an expanding selection of plant-based alternatives in milk, yogurt and, more recently, ice cream. And then there’s pudding, a sleepy category with relatively untapped health …

NYC Becoming Epicenter for Growing Vegan Movement

Coming as no surprise, plant-based food is making headlines again. In addition to other news, one of the world’s most renowned restaurants is going entirely vegan. FINE DINING MAKES THE SHIFT Perhaps the biggest plant-based …

Once a Fringe Movement, Veganism Goes Mainstream

A vegan diet is essentially the strictest form of vegetarianism. That is, in addition to avoiding animal flesh, vegans also cut out dairy, eggs and animal-derived ingredients, such as gelatin whey and casein. And as …

Mushroom Market Booming on Alternative Protein, Other Trends  

Mushrooms are currently thriving at the intersection of multiple industry trends, including alternative proteins, food as health, and countertop gardening. A recent report by Grand View Research projected that the global mushroom market value is expected to exceed $50 billion in …

Here’s the Scoop: Vegan Ice Cream Market Surging

According to a study conducted by Allied Market Research (June 2020), the non-dairy ice cream market was valued at roughly $520 million in 2019 and is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 13.7%. …