Hormel Foods, the makers of America's No. 1 selling pepperoni brand, and the maker of the Happy Little Plants products, are introducing new Happy Little Plants pepperoni style topping at select Papa Murphy's locations across the country.
Maker of #1 selling plant-based cheese item in the US rolls out new slice flavors, plus all-new cheese blocks and shreds, available now at more than 1,000 Walmart locations. Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of leading plant-based brand Field Roast, announced today that its Chao Creamery dairy-free cheese line is expanding. In addition to new plant-based slice flavors like Smoked Original Slices and Spicy Original Slices, Chao Creamery now delivers a Creamy Original Block, Creamy Original Shreds, and Mexican Style Blend Shreds.
Colorado's number one sports team and rising innovative local start-up, Planterra Foods, announced today a three-year partnership with OZO™, the Plant-Based Food Choice of the Denver Broncos. News of the two distinguished Colorado entities joining forces comes just in time for the Broncos' season opener against the Tennessee Titans.
The OZO foodservice line is now available in four plant-based offerings: burgers, ground, nuggets, and breakfast sausage patties. To support its partners during this recovery period and offset food costs, Planterra Foods will be providing foodservice operators $10 per case rebate offers through the end of the year, along with a limited time offer of 50 percent off with the purchase of two or more cases (up to 30 cases) for foodservice broadline distributors.
NotCo, a leading food-tech company in Latin America, is announcing the closing of an $85 million Series C investment round, co-led by Future Positive, the investment vehicle of Fred Blackford and Biz Stone, and L Catterton, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm.
Over half of Americans are eating fewer animal products since the COVID-19 pandemic began and nearly six in 10 find themselves transitioning to a more flexitarian, or semi-vegetarian, diet, citing health as their top reason for making the change, according to a new survey conducted by market research firm OnePoll. The poll of 2,000 adults was commissioned by Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, ahead of Better Breakfast Month, observed annually in September.
Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, today announced the largest expansion yet for its award-winning plant-based egg. By the end of the month, JUST Egg will be available at more than 17,000 points of retail distribution in the United States, a 40% increase and a testament to the breakout success of the pioneering product that launched nationwide last year.
Solar Foods, producing a unique single-cell protein out of thin air, has closed its series A financing round with €15M new financing. Today’s announced investment extends the Series A financing round to total €18.5M, including the €3.5M convertibles raised in late 2019. The largest food-tech financing round in Finland to date was led by Fazer Group with Bridford Investments Limited, Agronomics Limited, Lifeline Ventures and CPT Capital.
IntegriCulture Inc. was awarded JPY 240 million for the Product Commercialization Alliance (PCA) program by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. This budget will be allocated for building a commercial production facility of cellular agriculture products such as cell-based meat.
- Bond Pet Foods has developed the world’s first animal-free chicken protein for dog and cat nutrition using precision fermentation. “The successful chicken prototype is a demonstration of our technology’s potential to create a complete portfolio of animal proteins for pet consumption, and beyond,” said Bond Co-Founder and CTO Pernilla Turner Audibert. The Colorado-based company has also closed a bridge round of funding with follow-on from seed investors Lever VC and KBW Ventures, and new funds Stage 1 Fund and Trellis Road participating. Its first chicken-based products will debut in 2023.
Impossible Foods’ flagship product is now available in packages of two pre-formed, quarter-pound (4-oz) patties at nearly 2,000 grocery stores nationwide owned by The Kroger Co., America’s largest grocery retailer. Patty packs of the award-winning, plant-based Impossible Burger will begin rolling out this week at Kroger-affiliated stores, including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Mariano’s, Smith’s and more.
Upfield North America today announced the recent appointments of Andy Reichgut as General Manager of the Violife plant-based cheese business; Dan Bajor as President, Upfield Canada; and, Jim Breach as Chief Operating Officer, Upfield U.S.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a nonprofit with more than 12,000 doctor members—filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture on August 12 for ignoring concerns about the presence of SARS-CoV-2 on meat products and packaging. The lawsuit comes as the USDA recently denied the organization’s May 20 petition requesting that the USDA require slaughterhouses to test meat and poultry for SARS-CoV-2 prior to making it available for sale and require grocery stores to warn consumers of the potential presence of SARS-CoV-2 on meat and poultry products.
Lever VC announced today it recently completed the first close of Lever VC Fund I. The Fund, which is investing globally in early stage plant-based and cell-cultivated meat and dairy companies, has already amassed a portfolio of ten trailblazing alternative protein startups around the world. The Fund currently has $23 million USD in capital commitments.
Beyond Meat announced today that it is collaborating with EVERFI, a leading digital education innovator, to create a science-based course on sustainability that will be available – at no cost – to students, teachers and parents across the country. The course, designed for fifth through eighth graders, is grounded in real-world experiences and covers topics on global resource constraints, the importance of biodiversity, climate change and how to innovate for a healthy life.