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Urner Barry Releases June Emerging Plant Protein Report

According to the latest USDA WASDE, the outlook for 2022/23 U.S. rice this June is for higher beginning and ending stocks. No other changes to the 2022/23 balance sheet were noted for this month. The season average farm price for all rice remains unchanged at $17.80/cwt, up $1.90 year-over-year.

The USDA also noted that despite a slow start to plantings this year in the South because of rain, progress of the 2022/23 crop was reported...

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Jun 30 8:00 AM, Plant Protein



Nationwide Survey Reveals 81% of Americans Want Clearer Product Labeling of Plant-Based ‘Chicken’

The National Chicken Council (NCC) today announced findings from a recent national survey* of Americans regarding consumer attitudes about chicken and plant-based ‘chicken’ alternatives. Survey participants included individuals who consume meat and animal products, along with flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans. The results indicate the majority of Americans want clearer product labeling and separate shopping sections for plant-based products.

“When shopping for chicken to grill this Fourth of July weekend, people shouldn’t have to waste time at the grocery store dissecting whether they’re about to..."

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Jun 30 8:00 AM, General News


PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: Eco-Cuisine

While businesses develop for a variety of reasons, Eco-Cuisine’s President Ron Pickarski was drawn to plant-based vegetarianism for health reasons and became a vegan in 1976. 

Early on, Pickarski had a passion for art and was commissioned to do his first oil paintings in high school. He had a feel for art, which later translated into culinary art. Upon graduating Ron joined the Franciscan Religious order and after finishing his theological studies he went into cooking, graduated from culinary school, and...

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Jun 29 7:50 AM, Plant Protein


Hybrid Plant-Based and Cultivated Meat Company, New Age Meats, Renames to New Age Eats

Today, New Age Meats, a leading hybrid plant-based and cultivated meat food-tech company with a focus on pork, becomes New Age Eats. The change supports the company's evolution from product-technology to consumer food company that aims to futureproof the joy of food, starting with the joy of pig.

Leading that evolution is Chief Marketing Officer, Kati Karottki, who joined the company after it raised its Series A last year and brings 15 years of experience including time at Kraft Heinz...

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Jun 28 1:19 PM, General News


Roquette Launches a New Rice Protein

Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of plant proteins, announced today the launch of two rice proteins, a bold move that adds a new botanical origin to its current portfolio. With NUTRALYS® rice protein, Roquette offers consumers a familiar, safe and nutritious alternative protein with premium quality and high standards of production. The rice protein by Roquette will be presented for the first time during IFT FIRST event, July 10-13, in Chicago. This launch is a new step in the group’s commitment to develop a new...

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Jun 23 9:19 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases June Soy & Wheat Report

According to the Ukraine Grain Association, grain silos in Ukraine are about half full leading up to this year's harvest, which means crops could be left in the ground if Russia continues blocking ports. Without access to its Black Sea ports, Ukraine would be able to export 20 million tons of grains next year at best. These exports would likely be more sunflower seeds than corn and wheat. Currently, Ukraine is attempting to ship its crop via...

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Jun 23 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Kellogg Company Announces Separation of Two Businesses as Next Steps in Portfolio Transformation

- The Company plans to separate into three independent companies, by spinning off its U.S., Canadian, and Caribbean cereal and plant-based businesses, which collectively represented approximately 20% of its net sales in 2021
- The remaining business, which represented about 80% of net sales in 2021, is focused on global snacking, international cereal and noodles, and North America frozen breakfast
- This transaction represents another bold action toward transforming Kellogg's portfolio to further enhance performance and value
- The proposed separations create greater strategic, operational, and financial focus for each...

 

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Jun 21 8:55 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases June Pulse Protein Report

Dry bean exports during the current marketing year were at a record low for the first 6 months of the September-February timeframe. Exports are currently averaging 44% below the previous year at 278 million pounds. Historically, the 2021/22 volume is 36% below the 32-year average. Also, the six-month export volume in 2004/05 was the only marketing year that was lower than the current one over the past 32 years.

Although slightly improved from the pandemic-related conditions of 2020, international trade markets remain hindered by port congestion, internal shipping delays, container availability, and trade route challenges stemming from the Russia-Ukraine war. Meanwhile, pea producers in some Russian regions face losing...

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Jun 16 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


TiNDLE Now Available At All Veggie Grill Restaurants Nationwide

TiNDLE – the "ridiculously good" plant-based chicken brand – announces its first national restaurant partnership with Veggie Grill, the largest 100% plant-based restaurant company in the U.S. with more than 30 restaurants in five markets and growing. This marks the availability of TiNDLE in more than 500 restaurants globally.

Established in Irvine, CA in 2006, Veggie Grill has grown to become the leading 100% plant-based restaurant group in the U.S., fueled by a vision and passion to help people begin, advance...

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Jun 16 8:00 AM, General News


Sweet Earth Foods Announces Two New Plant-Based Entrée Bowls

Today, award-winning plant-based innovator Sweet Earth Foods is announcing the debut of two new frozen entrée bowls, Korean BBQ-Style Chik'n and Cacio e Pepe, available in the freezer aisle at select retailers starting in June.

Both bowls are Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, and made with wholesome, veggie-forward ingredients; each serving includes between 15 – 16 grams of protein and 5 – 7 grams of fiber. More details include...

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Jun 15 6:54 AM, General News


Odd Burger Signs Agreement for 40 New Vegan Fast-Food Restaurants in Ontario

Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, announced today that it has signed an agreement with a party to open 40 new locations in Ontario.

Odd Burger and Starke Investments, a company specializing in real estate and franchise development, have signed an area representative agreement that will bring forty Odd Burger locations to the province over the next eight years. Starke Investments will oversee franchise sales to individual owners, store construction, and provide support for franchises...

 

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Jun 10 6:00 AM, General News


Lightlife Foods Collaborates With Disney and Pixar for Promotion of New ‘Lightyear’ Film

Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of plant-based food company Lightlife®, announced today a blockbuster collaboration with Disney and Pixar. As part of the promotion of the upcoming film, Lightyear, Lightlife and Disney and Pixar are teaming up to celebrate the magic of legendary character Buzz Lightyear off the screen and in the kitchen.

Nostalgic fans of Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story will soon spot its beloved Space Ranger on retail shelves at Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods Market, Target, Albertsons and others across the nation. As part...

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Jun 8 9:22 AM, General News


Plant-based Meat Market - 40% of Growth to Originate from North America

The plant-based meat market size is expected to increase by USD 7.21 billion from 2020 to 2025, at a CAGR of 25.14% as per the latest market report by Technavio. The plant-based meat market share growth in the plant-based beef segment will be significant during the forecast period. The growing health consciousness among consumers is increasing the demand for plant-based protein products, particularly, plant-based beef. In addition, the increasing number of product launches and innovations will drive the growth of plant-based beef...

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Jun 8 8:00 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases May Emerging Plant Protein Report

As of May 23, Canada still holds the top value spot on the sunflower seeds export value chart but a decrease of 44% in value year-over-year was noted. Canada also holds the top value spot for sunflower oil, with an increase of 79% in value compared to a year ago. For rice, Mexico has gained 33% in value year-over-year, remaining in the top spot on the chart this month.

The USDA projects rice exports to total 82.0 million cwt, a decrease of 3.0 million from a year prior. Meanwhile, rice from the U.S. is becoming uncompetitive as prices rise. Imports are expected to total...

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May 26 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Kim Kardashian is Featured in a New Campaign by Beyond Meat® as Their First Chief Taste Consultant

As a long-time fan and avid consumer of Beyond Meat’s products, the global icon will show consumers how to Go Beyond® with her favorite plant-based meat brand

Beyond Meat, Inc. today announced that professional tastemaker, icon and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian will be featured in their new campaign. As an icon synonymous with impeccable taste in food, fashion, beauty and more, Kim will highlight the brand’s delicious, nutritious and sustainable product portfolio with her signature recipes and engaging creative content...

 

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May 26 8:00 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases May Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated that the outlook for 2022/23 wheat this May is reduced supplies, lower exports, and higher prices. U.S. 2022/23 wheat supplies are projected down 3%, as lower beginning stocks more than offset a larger harvest. All wheat production is estimated at 1,729 million bushels, up 83 million from a year ago. Also, all wheat yield is projected at 46.6 bushels per acre, a slight increase from last year. The USDA's first survey-based forecast for 2022/23 winter wheat production is down 8% from last year, with abandonment for Winter Wheat at the highest level since 2002. However, Spring Wheat production is expected to rebound significantly from last year's drought-reduced Hard Red Spring and Durum crops primarily on return-to-trend yields.

Globally, the 2022/23 wheat outlook is for lower supplies, increased trade, and reduced ending stocks. Production is forecast at 774.8 million tons, 4.5 million lower than a year prior. Reduced production in Ukraine, Australia, and Morocco was partially...

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May 19 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Impossible Foods Launches in the United Kingdom

California-based Impossible Foods, the fastest-growing plant-based meat company in the U.S., is making its European debut in the United Kingdom this week with the launch of two of its latest products — Impossible “Chicken” Nuggets™ Made From Plants and Impossible Sausage Patties™ Made From Plants.

Both products will be available starting May 19 at restaurants across the country — including many of the UK’s best-loved chicken shops — offering Brits a plant-based chicken nugget. Impossible “Chicken” Nuggets are preferred two-to-one by UK consumers...

 

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May 19 8:00 AM, General News


Robert Downey Jr.'s FootPrint Coalition Ventures Joins Motif FoodWorks 

Motif FoodWorks, the Boston-based food technology company making plant-based food better tasting and more nutritious, today announced an investment by Robert Downey Jr.'s FootPrint Coalition Ventures. Along with the investment, the companies will partner on the development of new-to-the-world plant-based food forms.

Separately, Motif also unveiled an expanded product portfolio—in addition to its food technologies—for foodservice providers, distributors, and retailers with private labels. The new products include finished alternative beef, pork and chicken formats that feature its breakthrough food-technologies...

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May 18 9:04 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases May Pulse Protein Report

For pulses like dry edible beans, prospective area declines are anticipated to continue in 2022. Spring weather is an important factor and is posing threats again this year with dry conditions across several dry bean growing regions. April 2022 marked the seventh month of the 2021/22 dry bean marketing year which began in September 2021 and will end in August. Although planting decisions have been made, a variety of factors can influence the final crop mix well into the spring and early summer.

In addition to dry spring weather, key economic factors affecting reduced dry bean area include surging input costs for items like fuel and fertilizer, and elevated prices for...

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May 12 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Gardein Unveils New Additions to Ultimate Plant-Based Collection

Gardein's Ultimate Plant-based line is about to get even better. Gardein, a brand of Conagra Brands, Inc., is adding to a diverse collection of meat alternatives with seven new foods that will arrive this June. Flexitarians, vegans and vegetarians can now indulge in delicious plant-based servings of bratwurst, buffalo wings, spicy chick'n fillets and more.

"Eating plant-based should never mean settling for a limited menu," said Jill Dexter, VP/GM, Conagra Brands. "Gardein is committed to adding delicious new food to our line-up, and we're really excited..."

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May 12 8:00 AM, General News


Evo Foods and Ginkgo Bioworks Announce Partnership to Develop Animal-Free Egg Products

Evo Foods, a consumer packaged goods company creating the next generation of plant-based substitutes for animal products, and Ginkgo Bioworks, the leading horizontal platform for cell programming, today announced a partnership to develop a method for producing animal-free egg proteins for use in Evo's products.

Facing increasing consumer demand for animal-free food alternatives, companies throughout the food industry are searching for optimal animal protein replacements that can seamlessly supplement consumer tastes. Current egg substitutes have limitations in their ability to replicate...

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May 11 9:46 AM, General News


Abbot's Butcher Fuels Growth with Massive Retail Expansion at Target Nationally

Abbot's Butcher, the makers of premium plant-based meats, announces it now has national distribution at Target, with the retailer carrying Abbot's Butcher's crave-worthy "Chorizo" at 1,215 stores nationwide. Additionally, Abbot's Butcher is expanding into 159 The Fresh Market stores and 73 Fresh Thyme stores with their full portfolio of delicious and protein-rich plant-based products including "Chorizo," Ground "Beef," and Chopped Chick'n.

"We are excited to partner with Target, The Fresh Market, and Fresh Thyme to give more people access to our delicious plant-based..."

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May 11 8:04 AM, General News


UNLIMEAT Plant-based Jerky Begins Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

UNLIMEAT, the leading plant-based meat company from Korea, has begun crowdfunding through Kickstarter to bring its plant-based jerky products to the US market.

It is the first Korean-made Asian flavor inspired jerky to be introduced to the US market.

UNLIMEAT, a plant-based meat brand from Korea, will officially launch its plant-based jerky in the US market on May 10th via Kickstarter, a global crowdfunding platform.

UNLIMEAT is the market leader in Korea's alternative meat market, with its first product, plant-based Korean BBQ made from upcycled food...

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May 10 9:15 AM, General News


'Stranger Things'-Themed Plant-Based Nuggets to Launch at Walmart

Skinny Butcher is launching Stranger Things-themed Crazy Crispy Chick'n Nuggets in US-based Walmart stores this May. In anticipation of the hit show's fourth season – of which Volume 1 releases on May 27 and Volume 2 releases on July 1 on Netflix – Skinny Butcher will debut this unbelievable plant-based chicken in a nationwide activation.

Skinny Butcher is the result of a partnership between former Garden Fresh Gourmet Vice Chairman Dave Zilko and LA-based Golden West Food Group.

Zilko elaborates...

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May 3 8:44 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases April Emerging Plant Protein Report

As of April 26, Canada holds the top value spot on the sunflower seeds export value chart with a decrease of 47% in value year-over-year. Canada also holds the top value spot for sunflower oil, with an increase of 120% in value compared to a year ago. For rice, Mexico has gained 39% in value year-over-year, remaining in the top spot on the chart this month.

In April, the USDA reported that rice exports remain projected at 86.0 million cwt, more than 8% below a year ago and the smallest since 2000/01. World trade was estimated 1.1 million tons higher at 52.5 million on greater exports by...

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Apr 28 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Award-winning Plant-based Protein Company, Down to Cook, Joins the ICA Portfolio

ICA is thrilled to announce our newest Impact Note investment in award-winning, plant-based protein company, Down to Cook. Founded in 2019 by Trishna Saigal, Down to Cook makes meal starters that are designed to be mixed with fresh vegetables to create delicious plant-based meals. She is committed to hiring locally and providing comprehensive benefits and equity ownership to employees. Their flagship line Adda Veggie—a protein mix that transforms vegetables into a high-protein, vegan meat alternative—and it is now available at...

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Apr 27 9:21 AM, General News


PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: Fat Badger Bakery

 

 

As part of a new monthly series of Urner Barry plant protein reports an end of the month company profile will be released to showcase players in the plant protein market. Profiles may represent suppliers, consumer food product brands, or firms involved at other levels of the plant protein supply chain.

Marketing can go a long way when it comes to...

 

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Apr 27 8:36 AM, Plant Protein


TacoTime Introduces New Impossible Nacho Burrito

TacoTime® (www.TacoTime.com), known for serving freshly prepared, home-style Mexican fare, is offering a new option with the Impossible™ Nacho Burrito which will be available for a limited time in stores until July 26.

The Impossible™ Nacho Burrito features Impossible™ Meat Made From Plants, Black Beans, Cheese Sauce, Jalapeños, Sour Cream, Homemade Salsa Fresca and Tortilla Strips.

"We are thrilled to feature a new item on our menu during the spring and summer months," said Kim Heath, senior director of marketing for Kahala Brands®, parent company of TacoTime®...

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Apr 27 8:08 AM, General News


New Acosta Report Finds 40% of Shoppers Buy Plant-Based Products

Acosta, a global integrated sales and marketing services provider in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, today released its latest research report, Plant-Based Eating: Trend or Fad? The report explores consumers' increased interest in purchasing plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. According to Acosta's research, 40% of today's shoppers buy plant-based meat and/or dairy products, citing health as their key motivating factor.

"Consumers' focus on healthy living increased significantly since the onset of COVID-19," said Kathy Risch, Senior Vice...

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Apr 26 12:57 PM, General News


QDOBA Mexican Eats® Celebrates Earth Day with a Spotlight On Plant-Based Menu Items

QDOBA, the leading fast-casual Mexican restaurant known for making the world a more flavorful place, commemorates Earth Day 2022 by encouraging fans to go plant-based without compromising flavor. Impossible Beef Made From Plants has become a mainstay in many delicious entreés on the QDOBA menu, including the signature Impossible™ Fajita Bowl and other dishes thoughtfully enjoyed by guests from coast to coast. QDOBA fans are encouraged to invest in the earth by choosing the flavorful, plant-based protein for their next meal...

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Apr 22 1:15 PM, General News


Urner Barry Releases April Soy & Wheat Report

Besides drought, this past winter season featured notable extremes. In December, multiple severe weather conditions resulted in more than 200 tornadoes. December also ended with wildfires spreading near Boulder, Colorado, after a derecho swept from the east-central Plains into the upper Midwest. A month later, blizzard conditions along the northern Atlantic coast caused the coldest air movement in 4 years across Florida's peninsula.

For 2022, area for all wheat is estimated at 47.4 million acres, a slight increase from 2021. This would represent the fifth lowest all wheat planted area since records began in 1919. At 34.2 million acres, 2022 winter wheat planted area is up 2% from last year but down less than...

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Apr 22 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Nowadays Closes $7 Million Seed Round to Accelerate Health-Focused, Plant-Based Chicken

Health-focused plant-based meat company Nowadays closed its oversubscribed Seed round, raising just shy of $10 million to-date to support commercialization of new plant-based chicken innovation, scale its proprietary whole-cut technology platform, and expand distribution.

Currently, the company offers crispy plant-based chicken nuggets that have a classic fried chicken taste and texture made with only seven simple and sustainable ingredients. Nowadays emerges from its latest round of funding with one of the highest valuations for a company in its category...

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Apr 20 1:00 PM, General News


Cargill Expands RadiPure® Pea Protein into the META & India Markets 

As more consumers aim to add plant-based foods to their diets, Cargill is expanding RadiPure® pea protein in Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META) & India, a move that will help food and beverage manufacturers in the region respond to evolving marketplace trends.

"No individual protein source can solely feed the world. While consumers are looking for alternatives to increase their protein intake, they do not want to compromise on taste and texture. Our RadiPure® pea protein helps us meet this growing demand in the market," Banu Oksun...

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Apr 20 7:56 AM, General News


ADM to Meet Fast-Growing Demand For Alternative Proteins with Significant Capacity Expansion

ADM, a global leader in nutrition, announced today that it will invest approximately $300 million to significantly expand its Decatur, Illinois, alternative protein production, as the company continues to add capacity to meet strong demand growth. ADM will further enhance its alternative protein capabilities by opening a new, state-of-the-art Protein Innovation Center, also in Decatur.

“The global trends of food security and sustainability are driving structural changes in the food industry, including strong growth in alternative proteins, and we’re investing to ensure ADM..."

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Apr 20 7:51 AM, General News


DJ Khaled’s Another Wing Drops Plant-based LikeWings with Miami Wing Dispensary on April 20

Today DJ Khaled’s Another Wing unveils LikeWings, new plant-based additions to its U.S. menu in partnership with LikeMeat, a LIVEKINDLY Collective brand. This unique collaboration marks LikeMeat’s first ghost kitchen partnership, and LikeWings are available for order starting today through the Another Wing storefront on UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub and Postmates in the U.S.

LikeMeat’s juicy and delicious plant-based LikeWings come smothered in Another Wing’s signature flavors including: You Loyal! Lemon Pepper, Honey! Honey! Hot Honey Sriracha and They Don’t Want You To Win...

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Apr 19 8:00 PM, General News


Makers of America's No. 1 Selling Chili Brand Launch Hormel® Plant-Based Chili with Beans

Plant-curious and plant-committed consumers looking to add chili to their meals can look no further than America's No. 1 selling chili brand.* The makers of Hormel® chili have announced their latest innovation – Hormel® plant-based chili with beans, a product that promises to appeal to plant lovers and chili enthusiasts alike.

Packed with 22 grams of plant protein per can, Hormel® plant-based chili with beans is dairy free, egg free, gluten free and BPA free, and contains no...

 

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Apr 19 8:54 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases April Pulse Protein Report

The USDA released its Prospective Plantings report on March 31, noting that hopes for drought relief fizzled during the first couple months of 2022. With the generally dry start to the new year, there was little overall change in the western drought depiction. Also, drought coverage across the south continued to climb, reaching 59.2% in March. By March 1, national drought coverage had been greater than 40% for 75 consecutive weeks, a 21st century record.

Besides drought, this past winter season featured notable extremes. In December, multiple severe weather conditions resulted in more than 200 tornadoes. December also ended with...

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Apr 14 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Beyond Meat® Expands Availability of Beyond Chicken® Tenders at over 8,000 New Outlets Nationwide

Beyond Meat, Inc., a leader in plant-based meat, today announced that it is significantly increasing the availability of its Beyond Chicken® Tenders at leading retail outlets across the country, including supermarkets, pharmacies and club stores. Starting today, Beyond Chicken Tenders are available at select Albertsons, CVS, Sprouts and Whole Foods Market stores nationwide, and are expanding into all Kroger banners throughout April. With this expansion, Beyond Meat, the #1 selling plant-based meat brand in the refrigerated category in retail and across...

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Apr 12 12:57 PM, General News


Subway in Thailand unveils MEAT ZERO’s Plant-Based Garlic & Herb Patty

Subway has launched Plant-Based Garlic & Herb Patty in collaboration with MEAT ZERO, a plant-based food brand from Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) and a market leader in Thailand, to serve up delicious meals for health-conscious consumers. The collab products are now available in Subway stores throughout Thailand.

About Passion Co. Ltd., the world's largest DIY sandwich brand, has partnered with CP Foods’ MEAT ZERO to launch "Plant-Based Garlic & Herb Patty" to capture a growing flexitarian consumer base in the country.

Anakarwee Chooratn...

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Apr 7 8:00 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Pizza Expert Talks Toppings Trends

Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company and the maker of the best-selling retail pepperoni in the United States, is talking about pizza trends on the heels of its annual showing at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. Brand Manager Anthony Panichelli, who for years has focused on the company's industry-leading pizza-toppings portfolio, offered five trends to watch in the coming months.

Plant-based pizza toppings
The plant-based market is continuing to boom as curious consumers experiment with meat alternatives to add more plant-based protein...

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Apr 6 12:53 PM, General News


European Commission Approves JUST Egg's Key Ingredient as Brand Plans Fourth Quarter Launch

Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology on a mission to create healthier, more sustainable foods, announced today that the key ingredient in its popular plant-based JUST Egg products has received approval from the European Commission. The landmark approval for mung bean protein paves the way for the launch of JUST Egg in Europe in the fourth quarter of this year.

This decision means America’s fastest-growing egg brand can enter the market in countries belonging to the European Union and...

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Apr 5 8:57 AM, General News


PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: GWI Foods

The plant-based food arena is growing larger by the day, with companies throwing their hats in the ring, offering what they believe are tasty food alternatives for the consumer. One company that recently commenced operations is GWI Foods, whose parent is Gold Water International Inc.

Gold Water focuses on business research, development, and innovation. With a keen interest in the plant-based food phenomenon, the company started research and development efforts in 2019. From there, GWI came into being and commenced its operations in 2021...

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Mar 30 8:08 AM, Plant Protein


U.S. Plant-Based Food Retail Sales Hit $7.4 Billion, Outpacing Total Retail Sales

Amidst turbulent economic conditions amplified by the pandemic, supply chain issues, and inflation, new data released today by the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), The Good Food Institute (GFI), and SPINS, shows U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods grew 6.2% in 2021 over a record year of growth in 2020, bringing the total plant-based market value to an all-time high of $7.4 billion. Overall, plant-based food retail sales grew three times faster than total food retail sales, with most...

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Mar 30 8:00 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases March Emerging Plant Protein Report

According to the latest USDA WASDE, the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. rice this March is for stable supplies, unchanged domestic use, reduced exports, and higher ending stocks. Projected 2021/22 all rice ending stocks were increased slightly to 34.5 million cwt, 21% lower than last year. The season-average farm price for all rice is forecasted at $15.90/cwt, a $0.20 increase on higher projected U.S. wheat, corn, and soybean prices.

The global rice outlook for 2021/22 is for larger supplies, higher consumption, increased trade, and higher stocks. Rice supplies were raised by 4.9 million tons to 701.6 million, mainly on...

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Mar 24 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Beyond Meat® and PepsiCo's Planet Partnership Debuts Beyond Meat Jerky

Beyond Meat, Inc. and PepsiCo, Inc. today announced the debut of Beyond Meat® Jerky. The delicious and convenient plant-based jerky is the first product from the two companies' joint-venture, Planet Partnership, LLC. Rolling out at stores nationwide starting in March, Beyond Meat Jerky offers a full-flavored, on-the-go snack experience that furthers Beyond Meat and PepsiCo's shared passion for creating products that are better for both people and the planet.

Beyond Meat Jerky is marinated and slow roasted to offer the savory experience of...

 

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Mar 23 9:56 AM, General News


Mayo Partners with Unreal Deli & Acelerate to Launch Nation's First Vegan Sub Chain

Launched in the U.S. just last year and now on more than 1000 store shelves nationally, the Great Taste Award-winning Only Plant Based! brand of mayos and sauces has partnered with "Shark Tank" winner Mrs. Goldfarb's Unreal Deli and Acelerate to form the latest and tastiest plant-based partnership.

Only Plant Based!, the ultra-creamy brand of eggless, shelf-stable mayos, dressings and sour cream popular throughout Ireland and the U.K. before debuting in the U.S., will now supply condiments to Mrs. Goldfarb's Unreal Deli submarine...

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Mar 23 9:44 AM, General News


US Foods Spring Scoop Delivers Versatile Products to Help Operators Do More With Less

US Foods Holding Corp. announced today the launch of Spring 2022 Scoop™. Themed “Do More with Less,” Spring Scoop features 18 versatile and innovative products combined with a variety of inspiring menu ideas developed by US Foods product innovation and culinary experts. Nearly 60% of restaurants adapted to pandemic constraints by reducing their menus.1 Today, operators must ramp up the number of menu offerings to attract diners returning to pre-pandemic dining routines, all while continuing to manage labor shortages and other operational challenges...

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Mar 21 9:02 AM, General News


Vegan Fast Food Chain Takes Flight - Opens No. 11 In The City Of Angels

Plant Power Fast Food, the country's fastest growing 100% plant-based fast food restaurant chain has announced the opening of its new Los Angeles location in the heart of Hollywood, California.

Located near the intersection of Vine Street and Melrose Avenue and around the block from Paramount Studios, this location features indoor and outdoor dining, plentiful parking, traditional counter service, a self-order kiosk, mobile order and pick-up, and local third-party delivery. This is the eleventh Plant Power location and a company spokesperson shared...

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Mar 18 9:42 AM, General News


Noodles & Company Tests Impossibly Good Pairing With New Impossible™ Panko Chicken

Noodles & Company, the national fast-casual brand known for serving globally-inspired dishes made fresh to order, announced today the launch of Panko Chicken made by Impossible™ Foods, a new plant-based protein option now available in select markets. Noodles is featuring the new plant-based chicken option in its Orange Chicken Lo Mein dish now also called, Impossible™ Orange Chicken Lo Mein, and is making the protein option available as an addition or substitution in any dish.

After introducing LEANguini in select markets and receiving...

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Mar 17 8:00 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases March Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated that the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. wheat this March is lower supplies, unchanged domestic use, reduced exports, and higher ending stocks. Projected 2021/22 ending stocks were raised by 5 million bushels to 653 million, but 23% lower than a year ago. The season-average farm price was raised $0.20 to $7.50/bu based on NASS prices and expectations for prices in the remainder of the marketing year. Despite the sharp increases in futures and cash prices recently, a significant majority of U.S. wheat has already been marketed this year, limiting the season-average farm price increase.

Globally, the 2021/22 wheat outlook is for higher production, decreased trade, lower consumption, and larger ending stocks. The 2021/22 global use forecast was lowered by...

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Mar 17 7:56 AM, Plant Protein


PlantX Launches Same-Day Grocery Delivery Across Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario

PlantX Life Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of same-day delivery for its grocery products across Ottawa, ON and Toronto, ON. This expansion reflects the Company's commitment to enhancing its e-commerce capabilities by leveraging PlantX's physical retail stores within the Hudson's Bay in Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, ON and CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa, ON.

Same-day delivery is a key component of PlantX's goal of diversifying its on-demand delivery solutions to better service online customers across Ontario. Distribution for same-day delivery will be available through...

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Mar 16 1:00 PM, General News


Impossible Foods Featured in New Plant-Based Menu Options to Debut Onboard Delta

Delta is elevating the standard for vegetarian and plant-based meals onboard with unique new dishes featuring products from Impossible Foods, Black Sheep Foods and more locally grown vegetables. The additional menu options will launch this month alongside the reintroduction of hot meals for Delta One and First Class customers on select flights 900 miles and greater.

“Not only are plant-based meats like Impossible™ Burger delicious to eat, but they’re also often better for the environment, using far less land and water to produce...” 

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Mar 15 2:15 PM, General News


Urner Barry Releases March Pulse Protein Report

On March 1, the USDA reported an average $41.00/cwt for U.S. #1 garbanzo beans which is a slight increase from the previous month. U.S. whole green peas averaged $23.75/cwt as of early March, steady with February’s rates. Prices for yellow peas declined by $0.83 from a month ago, totaling $26.67/cwt.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is stressing an already strained global supply chain and its economic impact is likely to be felt by consumers and manufacturers. While an increase in costs trickles down from producers to consumers, short term consequences have already arrived. Grain markets recently hit...

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Mar 10 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


7-Eleven Introduces Protein-Packed Black Bean Burger

Customers asked and 7-Eleven, Inc. listened: a bold new Black Bean Burger is available at participating 7-Eleven® stores for a limited time. The delicious, high-protein meat alternative is an exciting menu addition that broadens 7-Eleven's vegetarian options.

Crafted with hearty black beans, corn, rice and savory seasonings, this mouth-watering vegetarian patty is topped with American cheese and placed on a sweet brioche bun. 7-Eleven's take on this popular vegetarian dish is perfect for customers who are looking for a meat alternative during the Lenten season or...

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Mar 10 8:00 AM, General News


Loma Linda Brand Joins the Canned Protein Aisle with the First-Ever Plant-Based, Canned Chik'n

Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF), the leading manufacturer of award-winning, awesome tasting, shelf-stable, plant-based products today announced several innovations, including the first-ever canned "Chik'n" product under the Loma Linda brand. Chik'n is designed for people seeking delicious, plant-based alternatives to enhance a healthy lifestyle (and their pantry). For audiences whose food is as much culture as lifestyle, this new innovation—100% vegan and decidedly cluck, chick & cock-free—is available in three tasty varieties.

This expansion of the company's...

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Mar 4 8:51 AM, General News


Hungry Planet, Chef-Crafted Plant-Based Meat Company, Pops-up at Expo West

Hungry Planet, the fast growing, chef-crafted plant-based meat company that offers the fullest range of innovative meats including burger patties, chicken cutlets, grilled chicken strips, Italian sausage crumble, crab cakes, pork Thai meatballs and more, is popping up at Natural Products Expo West this year, from March 10 - 12. Hungry Planet delivers on the promise of delicious food with a more nutritious profile, making it simple for meat-eaters to swap plant-based meats for traditional animal proteins without compromise. Packed with flavor, Hungry Planet's...

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Mar 2 1:00 PM, General News


Nasoya Fires Up Grocery Distribution for Plantspired Steak

Nasoya, a leader in the plant-based foods revolution and maker of the country's #1 brand of tofu, is debuting its premium Plantspired® Steak at grocers nationwide this spring. The initial availability at Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores follows a successful 2021 launch at nearly 200 WaBa Grills, the healthy, fast casual rice bowl chain.

Nasoya's Plantspired Steak features tender steak-like strips that are marinated then charcoal-grilled to perfection over an open flame, boasting 14 grams of plant-based protein per serving. Available in a Korean BBQ variety...

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Mar 2 9:26 AM, General News


Planet Based Foods Unveils New Plant-Based Comfort Foods at Natural Products Expo West

Planet Based Foods, the first and only company to produce nutritious plant-based meat with sustainable hemp as its number-one ingredient, will debut its first comfort food products — original and southwest taquitos — at Natural Products EXPO West, March 9 - 11, 2022. Planet Based Foods' taquitos are now available to foodservice and retail buyers looking to add delicious, soy-free and GMO-free plant-based options to their lineups, with direct-to-consumer distribution slated for May 2022.

Planet Based Foods' newest products represent an expansion...

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Mar 2 8:00 AM, General News


Kraft Heinz and TheNotCompany Create Partnership to Accelerate AI-Driven Plant-Based Innovation

The Kraft Heinz Company and leading food tech start-up TheNotCompany, Inc. announced today a joint venture designed to reimagine global food production and advance toward a more sustainable future.

The joint venture, which will operate under the control of Kraft Heinz as The Kraft Heinz Not Company LLC (“The Kraft Heinz Not Company”), will leverage the inherent strengths of both companies. NotCo brings its patented, first-of-its-kind technology and proven artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, while Kraft Heinz offers its iconic brand portfolio and scale...

 

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Mar 1 12:56 PM, General News


Booster Juice Partners with Field Roast™ to Offer Plant-Based Protein for the First Time

Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of leading plant-based brands Lightlife® (“Lightlife”) and Field Roast™ (“Field Roast”), announced today it is teaming up with Booster Juice, Canada’s largest juice and smoothie chain, to bring plant-based protein to its permanent menu for the first time. Starting March 1, Booster Juice’s 410 locations across Canada will offer two new sandwiches featuring Field Roast Italian Garlic & Fennel Plant-Based Sausage.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Booster Juice to offer their customers a delicious..."

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Feb 28 8:52 AM, General News


GOOD PLANeT Foods Joins Fuddruckers' New Plant-Based Menu Offerings

Beginning Mar. 1, GOOD PLANeT Foods, premium plant-based, allergen-free cheeses, will be available for a limited time at select Fuddruckers restaurants, alongside other new plant-based menu offerings.

"We're excited to partner with Fuddruckers to help bring the joy of cheese to customers who are flexitarian, vegan, plant-based, or are just looking for options that are better for you, as well as PLANeT Friendly," says GOOD PLANeT Foods co-CEO Bart Adlam. "Customers will get to experience the taste, creaminess, and melt of our delicious..."

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Feb 25 8:00 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases February Emerging Plant Protein Report

In February, the USDA reported that total rice exports are projected at 87.0 million cwt, 1.0 million cwt below the previous forecast and 7% lower than a year earlier. The downward revision was based on monthly U.S. Bureau of the Census trade data through December, shipment and outstanding sales through end-January, and expectations regarding shipments and sales the remainder of the 2021/22 marketing year.

Global rice trade in calendar year 2022 is projected at 50.9 million tons, up about 1.5 million tons from the previous forecast. India and Pakistan accounted for most of the...

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Feb 24 7:57 AM, Plant Protein


OZO® Unveils True Bite™ Experience at Expo West With First-of-its-Kind Plant-Based Chicken and Bacon

Colorado plant-based food brand OZO is introducing a True Bite Experience to “flexitarians” and food lovers everywhere with fresh, plant-based takes on classic favorites. For the first time ever, OZO will introduce the True Bite Experience with its new plant-based chicken and bacon products at Natural Products Expo West.

The True Bite Experience brings together everything you know and love about meat, for a complete savory experience, made from plants. With several incredible flavor offerings, the new...

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Feb 23 1:14 PM, General News


Odd Burger Launches Preposterous Foods: Exclusive Partnership with Sysco

Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and first to go public, today announced it is launching and marketing a line of vegan products under the brand Preposterous Foods.

Preposterous Foods offers a minimal-ingredient, minimally processed line featuring whole foods like chickpeas, oats and wheat gluten. The initial launch will feature 10 products including a crispy "chickUN" burger, meatless wings, beefy ground meat, gyro meat, breakfast sausage, dairy-free ranch dressing, 'honey' mustard sauce, tzatziki sauce, eggless mayo, and dairy-free cheese sauce.

For additional...

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Feb 22 9:03 AM, General News


Vejii Announces the Launch of Planet Based Foods Innovative Hemp-Based Meat Alternatives Products 

Vejii Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of Planet Based Foods' innovative hemp-protein products including the HEMP Burger, HEMP Crumble, and the HEMP Sausage Patty product ranges into the Company's US platform.

Vejii is a digital marketplace offering thousands of plant-based and sustainable-living products, from hundreds of vendors in a centralized online shopping experience. Vejii has created a unique community of ethically aligned consumers, with the intention of bettering our planet by supporting sustainable living.

The Company will offer and highlight...

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Feb 21 8:58 AM, General News


The Makers of the HAPPY LITTLE PLANTS® Brand to Partner with The World Pizza Champions™

The makers of the Happy Little Plants® brand and The World Pizza Champions™, America’s #1 Pizza Team™, are joining forces to fuel the plant-based protein explosion in the pizza world. The two companies will be bringing plant-based protein pizza toppings to menus and events across America in 2022.

“The maker of the Happy Little Plants® brand is thrilled to be the official plant-based pizza topping partner of The World Pizza Champions™ for 2022,” said...

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Feb 18 8:50 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases February Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated that the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. wheat this February is stable supplies, lower domestic use, reduced exports, and higher ending stocks. Food use was lowered by 3 million bushels to 959 million with durum accounting for the entire reduction. Seed use was revised down 2 million bushels to 64 million based on NASS seed use data for the first two quarters of the marketing year. Projected 2021/22 ending stocks were raised by...

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Feb 17 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


CHKN Not Chicken Launches Plant-Based Chicken Across Sprouts Farmers Market Stores Nationwide

CHKN Not Chicken, the delicious plant-based chicken alternative that makes it easy to eat less meat, live healthier, and be kinder to the planet, announced today its launch into all 370+ Sprouts Farmers Market stores nationwide. Shoppers can now find the delicious and healthy plant-based chicken products in the frozen plant-based meat section.

Sprouts will offer customers 4 delicious flavors of CHKN Not Chicken that replicate all the juiciness, texture, and flavor of chicken. Flavors available include: Naked CHKN (original), Zen CHKN...

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Feb 16 1:03 PM, General News


Urner Barry Releases February Pulse Protein Report

As of February 8, Ethiopia has bumped China from the top spot of the dried pea export value chart. A 78% increase in value year-over-year was noted for Ethiopia, and China holds the fourth spot with a 51% decrease year-over-year. Meanwhile, Canada holds the first spot for lentils with an 18% increase in value. India is no longer one of the top five countries in the export value chart for lentils, losing the fifth-place spot this month to Peru. Pakistan remains in the first spot for dried chickpea exports for the second consecutive month, with an 18% decrease in value year-over-year.

The USDA reported that U.S. export volume in 2020/21 for chickpeas, dry peas, and lentils varied. Export volume of chickpeas decreased about 15%, for a total of...

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Feb 10 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Plant-Based Next Meats From Japan Continues Rapid Growth With California Expansion

Founded in 2017 by entrepreneurs Ryo Shirai and Hideyuki Sasaki to help the world to eat healthier and lessen traditional agriculture's impact on the environment, Next Meats premiered its cutting-edge products, which include the world's first plant-based short rib and skirt steak, in Japan in 2020 after years of research and development.

Japanese specialty market Tokyo Central is the first grocer in California to offer three Next Meats products — Next Short Rib, Next Skirt Steak, and Next Beef Bowl — at six locations in Southern California and...

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Jan 28 8:49 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases January Emerging Plant Protein Report

In January, the USDA reported that total rice exports are projected at 89.0 million cwt, 1.0 million cwt below the previous forecast and 6% lower than a year earlier. This represents the smallest projection since 2017/18. The downward revision was based on monthly U.S. Bureau of the Census trade data through November, shipment and outstanding sales through end-December, and expectations regarding shipments and sales the remainder of the 2021/22 marketing year.

Global rice trade in calendar year 2022 is projected at 49.5 million tons, up about 0.7 million tons from the previous forecast but down 2% from the record a year ago. Over the past month, quotes for Thailand's trading prices for most grades of milled rice were...

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Jan 27 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


SOMOS Launches Meal Kits and More to Replace Americanized Mexican Food with Real Mexican Food

SOMOS officially launches today to replace the Americanized Mexican food found in most pantries with real Mexican - made in Mexico, the way Mexicans make it. With SOMOS, co-founders, former KIND Snacks executives, and real-life amigos, Daniel Lubetzky, Miguel Leal and Rodrigo Zuloaga, want to transform American kitchens into true Mexican cocinas filled with delicious, easy-to-make food from the heart of Mexico. SOMOS, which means "We Are" in Spanish, aspires to connect Mexico and the world by replacing a narrow view...

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Jan 25 8:20 AM, General News


PlantPlus Foods Expands Americas play via Completion of Sol Cuisine Acquisition

PlantPlus Foods, LLC, the new generation of plant-based foods and a joint venture between a leading global food solutions and nutrition company, ADM, and one of the leaders in the protein sector, Marfrig, is proud to announce its portfolio expansion in North America with the completed acquisition of Sol Cuisine Ltd. (“Sol Cuisine”) following the recent announcement of their acquisition of DEW Drink Eat Well, LLC (“Hilary’s”). These strategic acquisitions further position PlantPlus Foods as an industry enabler in the plant-based space as the...

 

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Jan 20 8:17 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases January Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated that the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. wheat this January is smaller supplies, reduced domestic use, lower exports, and higher ending stocks. Seed use was unchanged at 66 million bushels, reflecting the latest estimated seed use for winter wheat plantings in the fall of 2021 reported by NASS. Projected ending stocks were raised by 30 million bushels to 628 million, down 26% from last year and the lowest level since 2013/14. The season average farm price was raised $0.10/bu to $7.15/bu based on NASS prices and expectations for prices in the remainder of the marketing year.

Globally, the 2021/22 wheat outlook is for stable supplies, decreased consumption, reduced exports, and increased stocks. Production increases in Argentina and...

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Jan 20 7:55 AM, Urner Barry


Wholesale Plant-Based Protein Producers Seizing Upon Market's Insatiable Appetite for Vegan Options

The market for plant-based protein supplies is set to grow at a near-double-digit pace over the next 6-7 years, according to a new report from Meticulous Research. Accelerated by a CAGR of 9.7%, the plant-based protein market is expected to hit $23.4 billion by 2028. Another report from Market Research Future goes even further, predicting the market will grow by 10.2% CAGR through to close to $38 billion by 2027. While much of the media attention has focused on product...

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Jan 19 8:03 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases January Pulse Protein Report

As of January 11, China remains at the top of the dried pea export value chart. However, a 46% decrease in value year-over-year was noted. Meanwhile, India still holds the fifth-place spot for lentils with a 90% year-over-year decline in value. Pakistan is in the first spot for dried chickpea exports as we enter 2022, with a 13% decrease in value year-over-year.

The USDA reported that the U.S. is a net exporter of dry beans with most of the country's dry bean exports sent to Mexico and Canada. Pinto bean exports in the 2020/21 marketing year grew by...

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Jan 13 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Domino’s UK Just Launched It’s First Vegan Pepperoni Pizza At 1,200 Stores

Domino’s is celebrating Veganuary with Vegan PepperoNAY, its first plant-based pepperoni pizza in the UK made in partnership with The Vegetarian Butcher.

While US consumers might have to wait a while for vegan pepperoni to hit Domino’s, other chains are already delivering the plant-based goods. Last January, vegan brand Field Roast unveiled its vegan pepperoni which is also made with pea protein, features fat marbling to mimic its pork-derived counterpart, and is spiced with pieces of fennel, cracked black pepper, garlic, and paprika. Canadian chain...

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Jan 10 8:25 AM, General News


UNLIMEAT Brings Its Popular Plant-Based Meat to the USA

UNLIMEAT, a leading meat substitute brand in Asia, is now entering the US market. UNLIMEAT launched its flagship product 'UNLIMEAT Slices' in 2019. UNLIMEAT Slices are an alternative meat entirely made from natural plant-based ingredients such as soy protein, pea protein, coconut oil, cacao powder, and rice flour. Made using the company's proprietary protein extrusion technology, they have a robust beef-like flavor and texture. The Slices have been widely praised by industry groups including the UK's FoodTech 500 and France's Monde Selection 2020, in which it won...

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Jan 7 1:16 PM, General News


Adam Grogan, New President of Maple Leaf Foods Inc.'s Plant-Based Protein Subsidiary Greenleaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a leading North American producer of high-quality, sustainable protein, announced today that Adam Grogan will assume the role of President of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenleaf Foods, SPC ("Greenleaf"), effective January 31, 2022.

Mr. Grogan has been a key contributor within the Maple Leaf Foods organization for over twenty years, holding a number of critical positions, including being the company's Senior Vice President of Marketing, Innovation, Research and Development before transitioning to Chief Operating Officer of Greenleaf in...

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Jan 7 8:17 AM, General News


Ilinel Food Co. Launches Casa Verde: A New Line of Plant-Based Ready-to-Eat Latin Entrees

Ilinel Food Company, founded by Guatemalan-born Harry Lewis, announced today the launch of its new brand Casa Verde: healthy, affordable, ready-to-eat entrees for consumers everywhere. Backed by one of the largest food and beverage companies in Latin America, Casa Verde is disrupting the Latin market by making traditional Latin food completely plant based. The brand will launch with four different sustainable entrees that can be ready in just 60 seconds with a stovetop or microwave: Garbanzos Al Pastor, Lentil Mole...

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Jan 7 7:54 AM, General News


Donatos Expands Menu with NEW Plant-Based Pepperoni in Partnership with Field Roast™

Donatos, the #1 premium brand of delivered pizzas in the country, is ready to help customers with a very achievable New Year's resolution: eat more vegetables. The family-owned pizza brand announced it will be introducing plant-based pepperoni in partnership with Field Roast™ in nearly 170 Donatos locations starting January 1, just in time for the new year.

Field Roast™ Plant-Based Pepperoni is authentically crafted using pea protein and traditional Italian seasonings—like garlic, black pepper, fennel, anise, cayenne, and...

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Jan 6 8:01 AM, General News


 

 
Odd Burger Expands into British Columbia with New Victoria Franchise and Provides Corporate Update

Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, today announced it has signed a franchise agreement for Victoria, its first British Columbia location, continuing its expansion plans throughout Canada and the west.

Franchisees John Bowker and Luke Ceraldi are currently seeking a site to introduce Victoria to Odd Burger's affordable, mainstream, healthy, and satisfying vegan fast food.

"Victoria is the ideal spot to begin our West Coast takeover, and our partners Luke and John are ready..."

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Jan 4 8:21 AM, General News


Chipotle Launches Plant-Based Chorizo and New Lifestyle Bowls

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced Plant-Based Chorizo is available for a limited time at U.S. locations. A new, craveable protein, Plant-Based Chorizo is made using all real, fresh ingredients grown on a farm, not in a lab. Starting today, the brand's latest menu innovation is available at U.S. restaurants and on the Chipotle app, Chipotle.com and third-party delivery partners.

The highly anticipated launch is backed by positive consumer engagement and fan excitement following a test of Plant-Based Chorizo in Denver and Indianapolis in August 2021...

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Jan 3 8:20 AM, General News


PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: CHKN Not Chicken

Portland, Oregon-based startup CHKN Not Chicken vows that its blend of plant-based proteins and spices is real food, not a science experiment.

“We’ve been working on the recipe for CHKN Not Chicken for more than two years now. It took a lot of work to develop a product that we were all proud of and that we knew delivered on the taste and texture of chicken,” says co-founder & CEO Brian Pope. “We also wanted to ensure that the product was...

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Dec 29 8:54 AM, Plant Protein


Urner Barry Releases December Emerging Plant Protein Report

According to the latest USDA WASDE, the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. rice this December is for reduced supplies with unchanged domestic use, slightly lower exports, and fractionally lower ending stocks compared with November. The season-average farm price forecast for all rice is unchanged this month at $14.80/cwt, as an increase to the long grain rice forecast offset a decrease in the medium and short grain price.

The supply and use revisions have resulted in a 2021/22 ending stocks forecast of 34.5 million cwt, down 0.5 million cwt from last month and 21% less than...

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Dec 23 7:50 AM, Plant Protein


NotCo Ushers in a New Golden Era of Chicken with the Launch of NotChicken™

NotCo, the fast-growing food tech company with a first-of-its-kind patented A.I. technology (named Giuseppe) that creates plant-based options that taste, feel, cook, and function just like their animal-based counterparts, today announced the debut of NotChicken™ to the Latin American market. A finishing touch to the year, the expansion into the booming plant-based chicken subcategory includes four deliciously juicy SKUs: NotChickenNuggets™, NotChickenBurger™, NotChickenBurgerCrispy™ and NotChickenFillet™.

Plant-based chicken is one of the hottest...

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Dec 22 9:55 AM, General News


Beyond Meat® to Strengthen its Global Innovation Capabilities with New R&D Center

Beyond Meat, Inc., a leader in plant-based meat, today announced that it has finalized the lease for a new, state-of-the-art R&D center in Shanghai, China as part of its larger global expansion strategy. With increased capabilities in science, technology and culinary arts, it will be the company’s first dedicated R&D facility outside of the United States. The facility will serve as a hub for innovation with a world-class team of scientists and researchers focused on developing high-quality...

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Dec 20 8:55 AM, General News


Urner Barry's New Market Briefing Provides an In-Depth Look at the Protein Trade Before the Holidays

Urner Barry is the leading provider of protein market news and information in the food industry. Through daily canvasses of the trade and an unrivaled historical database, our analysts are uniquely positioned to report on the underlying conditions and significant disruptors to the market. In this Market Briefing, Urner Barry reporters outline the latest action in the commodity protein markets, highlighting seasonal factors, disruptors, and current supply and demand fundamentals...

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Dec 17 10:06 AM, Urner Barry


Urner Barry Releases December Soy & Wheat Report

As supplies remain tight, weather will play a key role in recovery. Participants are closely monitoring Australia as it is facing record rainfall. This could impact crop quality, putting more pressure on the system. Approximately 45% of vital wheat gluten is imported into the United States from Australia and New Zealand, so these weather events could influence planting decisions in the United States.

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated that the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. wheat this December is slightly lower supplies, unchanged domestic use, reduced exports, and...

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Dec 16 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Abbot's Butcher Ground "Beef" and "Chorizo" Certified as the First Whole30 Plant based Meat

Abbot's Butcher, the makers of premium plant-based meats, announces it has received the Whole30 Approved® certification for its Ground "Beef" and "Chorizo" products. Those who follow the Whole30 program will have a versatile plant protein that fits seamlessly into everyday recipes.

"We are proud of the Whole30 distinction and are excited to share this news with customers who are looking to add more plant-based meals in the new year," says Kerry Song, CEO of Abbot's Butcher. "Our plant-based meats are deeply flavorful..."

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Dec 15 1:16 PM, General News


Analysts say McDonald's, Beyond Meat Plan Big U.S. 2022 McPlant Expansion

McDonald's Corp is planning a major expansion of its plant-based burger with Beyond Meat Inc in the United States in 2022, according to two Wall Street analysts.

The companies began testing the "McPlant" patty in eight McDonald's U.S. locations in November. Those restaurants have been selling enough of the sandwiches - as many as 70 per day - to warrant an expansion of the trial, the analysts said.

McDonald's said when it announced the tests that customers would have to wait for more updates. The company declined to provide new...

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Dec 15 8:00 AM, General News







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