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Meatable Appoints U.S.-Based Meat Industry Veteran Jeff Tripician as New CEO

Meatable, the innovative food tech company on a mission to deliver cultivated meat at scale, today announced the appointment of Jeff (“Trip”) Tripician as CEO, effective June 17. Mr. Tripician succeeds current CEO and co-founder Krijn de Nood, who will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.

Mr. Tripician, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the organic and natural meat industry in the U.S., will lead Meatable as it prioritizes U.S. market expansion. This expansion will come on the...

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May 22 2:38 PM, Urner Barry



Steakholder Foods Signs Commercial Cooperation agreement with Wyler Farm

Steakholder Foods Ltd., a leading innovator in alternative proteins and 3D printing technologies, announced a royalties and raw materials supply agreement with Wyler Farm Ltd., a leader in alternative protein production, whereby Wyler Farm will manufacture alternative proteins on a commercial scale using Steakholder Foods' premixes and know-how, in return for the payment of royalties from sales. The agreement is expected to generate the company's first commercial revenue, and marks Steakholder Foods' early transition from R&D to commercialization.

Production of the new plant-based meat products is tentatively...

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May 13 10:00 AM, Urner Barry


Impossible Foods Offers Best-Selling Impossible™ Chicken From Plants at Whole Foods

This month, Impossible Foods is bringing its fan-favorite Impossible™ Chicken From Plants to select Whole Foods Market locations in the US, expanding consumer access to delicious, nutrient-dense meat from plants that’s better for the planet.

Starting May 2024, Whole Foods Market shoppers can enjoy the No. 1 chicken-from-plants product in the US, Impossible Chicken Nuggets, which are described as tasting as good or better than animal chicken nuggets in a consumer taste test.2 Impossible Chicken Nuggets will be...

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May 1 10:40 AM, Urner Barry


UNLIMEAT Pulled Pork Wrap Now Available at All Starbucks Stores in HK

UNLIMEAT announced on the 16th the launch of its Pulled Pork Wrap at Starbucks stores throughout Hong Kong. The UNLIMEAT Pulled Pork Wrap is a fully plant-based product containing UNLIMEAT's pulled pork, along with refreshing carrot, vibrant red cabbage, and crisp lettuce, all wrapped together for a satisfying and guilt-free meal.

Since first entering Hong Kong in 2020, UNLIMEAT has expanded its presence by partnering with world class Chinese restaurants such as Mott 32, Crystal Jade, and Trust Congee King, providing these restaurants...

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Apr 22 2:30 PM, Urner Barry


Beyond Meat® Unveils New and Expanded Line of Beyond Crumbles

Now Certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Program and the American Diabetes Association’s Better Choices for Life Program

Beyond Meat, Inc., a leader in plant-based meat, today announced a newly renovated and expanded line of Beyond Crumbles rolling out now in the freezer aisle at grocery stores across the U.S. The next generation of the company’s plant-based crumbles will be available in three craveable flavors and have a good source of protein, are low in saturated fat, and meet the rigorous nutrition criteria of...

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Mar 29 7:58 AM, Urner Barry


Impossible Foods Introduces Meatier Brand Identity, Transitions to Bold New Packaging 

Today at Natural Products Expo West, Impossible Foods ushered in its boldest era yet with a new brand identity inspired by the craveability of meat. The California-based company is inviting meat-eating and flexitarian consumers to believe in a future of food that is better tasting, better for people and better for the planet.

A new, striking red aesthetic is at the heart of Impossible’s brand identity evolution, but this move is more than a color change. It...

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Mar 14 9:47 AM, Urner Barry


TiNDLE Foods to Reveal Line of New Stuffed Chicken and Barista Milk Innovations at Natural Products Expo West 2024

TiNDLE Foods introduces two new innovations to its growing portfolio of retail products: TiNDLE Stuffed Chicken and its first dairy product, TiNDLE Barista Oat Milk. The new products deliver on the brand's commitment to unparalleled taste and quality and will be showcased for the first time in the U.S. from March 14-16 at the Natural Products Expo West 2024 show. TiNDLE Foods will be located at Booth

Innovations for Endless Creativity
The company is introducing TiNDLE Stuffed Chicken products this...

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Mar 7 8:08 AM, Urner Barry


The Kraft Heinz Not Company Launches First-Ever, Plant-Based Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs and Sausage

Today, The Kraft Heinz Not Company LLC debuted NotHotDogs and NotSausages, the first ever plant-based Oscar Mayer offerings and the first plant-based meat innovation from the joint venture between The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) (“Kraft Heinz”) and TheNotCompany, Inc. (“NotCo”). With its mission to create mouthwatering plant-based foods for all, The Kraft Heinz Not Company’s Oscar Mayer NotHotDogs and NotSausages offer the savory and smoky experience that brand fans have known and loved for more than 140 years...

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Mar 7 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Abbot's Launches in Publix, Expanding Healthy Options in the Grocery Aisle with Their Protein- and Plant-Rich Products

Abbot's—a wellness company crafting delicious and versatile plant-rich products from real, whole food ingredients—has debuted in over 1,300 Publix locations across eight states. The Florida-born supermarket chain will carry Abbot's plant-rich "Chorizo", Ground "Beef", and Fajita Chick'n in its produce department, providing shoppers across the Southeast with clean and wholesome protein options to enjoy in their favorite recipes.

All of Abbot's premium, protein-rich products are made with 100 percent real food ingredients...

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Feb 28 12:35 PM, Urner Barry


Beyond Meat® Unveils Its Beyond IV Platform With Significant Advancements Across Taste and Health 

Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND), a leader in plant-based meat, today announced the fourth generation of its core beef platform, Beyond IV, resulting in the unveiling of the company’s new Beyond Burger® and Beyond Beef® exclusively at retail. The new platform raises the bar for plant-based meat products and center-of-the-plate protein generally, and further cements Beyond Meat’s commitment to creating plant-based meat products that not only taste delicious but deliver important nutritional benefits...

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Feb 21 9:04 AM, Urner Barry


Smashburger Launches Jack & Annie's® Plant-Based Burgers in Restaurants Nationwide

Smashburger, the better-burger fast casual restaurant with 235 corporate and franchise locations, has partnered with jack and annie's to launch a new plant-based burger made from jackfruit in all locations across the U.S. starting today.

While the union of the two Colorado-based companies is solidified poignantly on Valentine's Day, the relationship began with a limited time menu test conducted last summer within select Smashburger locations in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, and Chicago.Following the menu test's success and positive feedback from consumers, the...

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Feb 15 9:11 AM, Urner Barry


Meati Foods Appoints Former Patagonia, Wild Idea Executive Phil Graves as CFO

Veteran of purpose-driven companies brings deep expertise in environmentally conscious finance to Meati Foods, bolstering its mission to create a healthier and more sustainable food system

Meati Foods, creator of cutlets and steaks made from the company's proprietary MushroomRoot™, today announced that it has appointed Phil Graves as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Graves will oversee the capital expenditures needed for Meati’s continued omnichannel expansion, leveraging his experience in helping enterprises deliver positive environmental and social impact alongside profit...

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Feb 5 1:53 PM, Urner Barry


Nestlé’s Plant-Based Alternative to Foie Gras Makes Festive Return

Fans of plant-based foods in Belgium, Spain and The Netherlands will be able to add a treat to their festive tables this year. Nestlé's Garden Gourmet is bringing back Voie Gras, its alternative to foie gras, for a limited time only.

The animal-friendly alternative was a hit during a successful seasonal launch in Spain and Switzerland last year, and Nestlé's R&D chefs and product developers have worked to further improve the recipe and taste for 2023.

Voie Gras is made using miso...

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Dec 19 2:57 PM, Urner Barry


PODCAST: Agri-Food for Thought Episode 3 - The Latest in Plant-Based Protein - Feat. Special Guest

Episode 3 of Agri-Food for Thought covers the latest news in food and agricu​lture with hosts Jamie Chadwick and Simon Duke. Plus, an expert guest joins us on the show this week for a deep dive into the plant-based protein craze.

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Dec 15 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Beef Soup Product due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) product labeled as birria-inspired beef soup due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product labeled as birria-inspired beef soup may actually contain plant-based chicken noodle soup, which contains sesame, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that these products should not be...

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Dec 8 9:13 AM, Urner Barry


Impossible Foods to Drop Exclusive First Taste of Its Latest Innovation – Impossible™ Beef Hot Dogs – In New York City Pop-Up

The next-generation, plant-based franks – set to launch in restaurants and grocery stores next year – are taking over a classic New York hot dog stand on Saturday, December 16 for a special holiday preview. 

On Saturday, December 16, Impossible Foods will debut an exclusive sneak preview of its latest meat-from-plants innovation – all-new Impossible™ Beef Hot Dogs – available for one day only in New York City....

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Dec 6 8:19 AM, Urner Barry


Sysco Launches One Planet. One Table.

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, launched its One Planet. One Table. assortment, the foodservice industry’s largest offering of certified and sustainably focused products.

The Sysco One Planet. One Table. assortment includes over 3,000 items across 15 categories that are:

  • Backed by one of 20+ leading sustainability certifications and standards,
  • Included in Sysco’s sustainability commitments for seafood or fresh produce, or
  • Plant-based alternative proteins.

“At Sysco, we're taking action to protect the health of our one and only planet. We have a growing market of customers looking for more...

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Nov 29 9:50 AM, Urner Barry


TiNDLE Chicken Makes Official Retail Debut in the United States at Giant Eagle and FreshDirect 

TiNDLE Foods announces the retail debut of TiNDLE Chicken in the United States through select outlets this week, including grocery store chain, Giant Eagle, online grocery provider, FreshDirect, and several popular independent markets on the West Coast including Berkeley Bowl and BESTIES Vegan Paradise. This marks the first time that shoppers in America can find TiNDLE Chicken products in their grocery aisles, after successful launches earlier this year in Europe, including Whole Foods Market and Morrisons in the UK and the EDEKA Group, Germany's largest...

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Nov 15 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Plant-Based Meat Products Served Out-of-Home Grow by Almost 50% Across Europe’s ‘Big 5’ Countries

According to research from Circana, the leading advisor on consumer complexity that formerly traded as IRI and The NPD Group, the trend towards eating alternative plant-based meat protein products in out- of-home (OOH) eateries, such as quick-service restaurants (QSR), cafes, pubs and bars has increased by 48% in servings compared to 2019 across Europe’s ‘Big 5’ countries[i]. While in other food protein categories, the number of total product servings declined, including Beef (-5%), Pork (-16%), Chicken... 

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Nov 10 11:35 AM, Urner Barry


Meati Foods™ Launches Meati™ Marketplace for Consumers

Meati Foods, creator of delectable, animal-free meats crafted from the company's patented, whole-food MushroomRoot™, today launched meati™ Marketplace, a direct-to-consumer storefront designed for meati fans to get regular deliveries of the products they love and to be the first to try new products before they hit store shelves. Customers who register for the Innovation Kitchen Subscription will receive a monthly delivery of Meati’s four current products alongside at least one completely new product, delivered direct to their door. Meati Marketplace will also sell individual products...

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Sep 19 9:19 AM, Urner Barry


SOMOS Launches in Target Nationwide with Two Exclusive Burrito Bowl Kits

SOMOS, the Mexican food brand that brings vibrant heritage and real Mexican flavors to ready-to-eat foods, will roll out in all 1,800+ Target locations nationwide beginning this month. SOMOS launches in Target with two Target-exclusive Burrito Bowl Kits, designed to deliver two servings of protein-packed, plant-based Mexican meals in under five minutes. SOMOS will also bring several products within their existing portfolio to Target shelves including rices, beans, veggie sides, and their newest product, Salsa Macha, the "Mexican chili crisp" condiment...

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Sep 12 10:04 AM, Urner Barry


Veggie Grill Expands Successful Beyond Meat Partnership With Additional Plant-Based Steak Offerings

Veggie Grill, the beloved plant-based restaurant pioneer and acclaimed segment leader best known for serving feel-good food for all since 2006, is deepening its longtime partnership with Beyond Meat with expanded Beyond Steak menu offerings. Committed to sourcing the best-tasting and highest-quality plant-based products possible, Veggie Grill will feature the award-winning Beyond Steak on three existing fan-favorite menu items. The 100% plant-powered restaurant brand debuted the better-for-you steak in April. The overwhelmingly positive response to Beyond Steak...

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Sep 6 10:40 AM, Urner Barry


UNLIMEAT Unveils New Products, Collaboration with JUST Egg

Zikooin Company (UNLIMEAT), a leader in the alternative meat market in Korea, is introducing plant-based egg products in partnership with JUST Egg, the U.S.-based market leader in the plant-based egg category. The two companies recently announced that they have signed a brand license agreement and will unveil new products using JUST Egg's beloved folded format.

JUST Egg is a division of Eat Just Inc., a food technology company with a mission to build a healthier, safer and more sustainable food system in our lifetimes. The firm's world-class team...

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Aug 16 8:45 AM, Urner Barry


Beyond Steak, the #1 New Plant-Based Meat Item in Retail, is Now Available at Nearly 14,000 Stores 

Beyond Meat, Inc., a leader in plant-based meat, today announced that following a successful initial rollout, Beyond Steak®, the #1 selling new plant-based meat item in retail1, is expanding distribution to include Whole Foods Market, Publix, Wegmans, Meijer and Stater Bros. Markets. This new distribution joins existing availability of Beyond Steak at Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons, Ahold, Target and Sprouts Farmers Market, and supports Beyond Meat’s mission of making delicious, nutritious and sustainable plant-based meat products...

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Jul 12 8:36 AM, Urner Barry


Chris Paul Invests In Wicked Kitchen And More Alternative Protein News

Wicked Kitchen’s list of investors includes another big name. The plant-based food brand announced on Tuesday that 10-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul has joined their team as an investor.

Paul was first drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2005, and has since played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns. His current team is the Washington Wizards.  

In 2019 the NBA point guard and two-time Olympic Gold medalist transitioned to a plant-based diet and made the change...

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Jun 28 9:42 AM, SeafoodNews







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