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Natural Grocers® Officially Introduces The Good4u Meal Deal Program 

Showcasing that eating healthy does not need to be expensive and reflecting its Founding Principles to provide its communities with groceries that are healthy, high quality and affordable, Natural Grocers officially introduces the addition of its Natural Grocers good4uSM Meal Deal program. As part of its broader effort to fight food insecurity, the Natural Grocers good4u Meal Deals were introduced in April 2020 to provide customers with simple, affordable, and nutritious recipes for themselves and their families. The program has evolved into a mainstay for the organic and...

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Sep 10 9:20 AM, General News



Nabati Foods Launches Plant-Based Liquid Eggs in the U.S.

Nabati Foods Global Inc., a plant-based food technology company offering whole, natural, plant-based foods for consumers, is launching Nabati Plant Eggz™, its plant-based liquid egg product, in the United States, on August 30, 2021.

The product is available online at Nabati.ca for $6.99 (USD) and is also available as part of VegNews’ deal of the week. The deal includes two bottles of Nabati Plant Eggz™ and two bags of Nabati Cheeze (one mozzarella style and one cheddar style), which can be purchased for...

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Sep 1 8:33 AM, General News


Wendy's Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger

Wendy's® just launched the new Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger. The third addition to the Made to Crave lineup this year, this sandwich flips the notion of a traditional bacon cheeseburger on its bun.

"...We had a desire to dial-up what we do best and create a flavorful, pub-fare style sandwich featuring more bacon, more cheddar and more innovation," said John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation at The Wendy's Company. "The result is an unexpected, melt-in-your-mouth sandwich with huge craft flavors..."

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Aug 31 1:01 PM, General News


AYO Foods Expands as West African Favorites Now Available at Kroger Locations Nationwide

AYO Foods, a premium frozen food brand delivering an authentic and delicious line of West-African inspired cuisine, today announced that its products are now available across the U.S. at Kroger, and Kroger owned banners nationwide. Kroger will be carrying some of the company's most popular offerings including Jollof Rice, Puff Puff, and two recently launched items in partnership with Bravo TV's Top Chef, Eric Adjepong, Chicken Yassa and Waakye. The company's new partnership with Kroger, along with a growing body of fast-growing regional grocers like...

 

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Aug 24 8:52 AM, General News


The Makers of Happy Little Plants Brand Launch Plant-Based Pepperoni Style Topping

For any pizzeria or restaurateur looking to add plant-based pizazz to their pizzas, Hormel Foods is introducing Happy Little Plants pepperoni style topping. Everyone should be able to enjoy the experience of pepperoni pizza. Our plant-based pepperoni-style topping will impress both plant-lovers and pork enthusiasts.

"Our team worked closely with pizzerias, chefs, foodservice operators and pizza experts to develop a plant-based pepperoni style topping that...

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Aug 17 9:10 AM, General News


Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. to List Its New Product Line with Walmart Canada

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. announced that it will be listing its plant-based food products from its new Incredible product line in select Walmart Canada locations across the country.

Founded in 1994, Walmart Canada is part of Walmart Inc.'s International portfolio, with 408 retail locations including...

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Aug 17 8:27 AM, General News


Meatless Farm Offers Plant-Based Burger on Chefs Plate’s Menu, Expanding Availability

Meatless Farm today announced the launch of its plant-based protein option on Chefs Plate’s menu. Effective today, consumers across Canada are able to select the Meatless Farm patty as a recipe option with Chefs Plate, marking the first time the meal kit company has offered plant-based substitutions on its weekly menu.

Meatless Farm is featured in the Naked Veggie Cheeseburger meal option for its first week, with many recipes to come including Loaded Sweet Potatoes, Korean Bowls, Skillet Mexican Bowls and more. This represents an exciting...

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Aug 16 9:11 AM, General News


Publix Introduces GreenWise Private-Label Plant-Based Burgers and Tenders

In response to increased customer demand for more plant‑based protein options, Publix is launching the company’s first pea-based chickenless tenders and meatless burger patties. The GreenWise Chickenless Tenders, arriving in stores this week, and the GreenWise Meatless Burger, released in April, offer the texture and taste of meat while providing 11 and 19 grams of plant-based protein, respectively. As an added benefit for customers with food sensitivities, both new products are nondairy and soy- and gluten-free. The company also currently offers a traditional black bean burger...

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Aug 13 8:00 AM, General News


Impossible Sausage Made from Plants Arrives in Home Kitchens

Impossible Foods announced that Impossible Sausage Made From Plants is launching in retail stores for the first time in a ground sausage form. Available in two flavors - Savory and Spicy - Impossible Sausage will be rolling out in Kroger, Ralphs, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons, Wegmans, Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Martin’s, Giant Food, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Heinen’s and many more retailers across the country.

Impossible Sausage was introduced as the company’s first all-new product since the Impossible™ Burger debuted in 2016. Sausage went on the menu at the 30 Top American Diners as chosen by Yelp, and Jamba® most recently followed with...

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Aug 12 8:32 AM, General News


Tattooed Chef Launches New Innovation Items at Sprouts Farmers Market

Tattooed Chef, Inc., a leader in plant based foods, announced it has launched four entrée bowls including two new flavors at Sprouts Farmers Market in approximately 340 stores.

The four entrée bowl flavors are now available to Sprouts Farmers Market shoppers, including the new Buffalo Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bowl and Spicy Thai Bowl...

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Aug 11 3:12 PM, General News


Beyond Meat Expands Partnership with A&W Canada to Launch Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets

Beyond Meat announced another milestone in its partnership with A&W Canada with the introduction of Beyond Meat Nuggets. The launch taps into the growing consumer demand for chicken from quick-service restaurants as well as an increased demand for plant-based proteins. 

Beyond Meat Nuggets offer the same experience as traditional chicken nuggets while offering 18 grams of plant-based protein per six pieces. Like all Beyond Meat products, Beyond Meat Nuggets are made from...

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Aug 5 8:26 AM, General News


StarKist® Launches NEW StarKist® Premium White Chicken

StarKist Co. has announced its newest innovation, StarKist® Premium White Chicken, the first fully-cooked, no-draining required chicken in a convenient single-serve pouch. Available in two varieties, Premium White Chicken and Premium White Chicken 25% Less Sodium, StarKist's delicious new chicken products can be enjoyed directly from the pouch, used in a sandwich, added to any salad, and so much more.

"With our new StarKist® Premium White Chicken Pouches you just tear, add and go," said Andy Mecs, Vice President of Marketing & Innovation, StarKist Co...

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Aug 4 1:58 PM, General News


Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. Announces 12 New Products into the Canadian Retail Market

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. announced the introduction of 12 new plant-based food products from its Incredible™ product line into the Canadian retail market. The new products are designed to provide customers with plant-based alternatives for existing consumer favourites such as shawarma, meatballs, chicken tenders and strips.

"We are very pleased to be expanding our product line in Canada and look forward to Zoglo's continuing to...

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Jul 29 8:26 AM, General News


ShopRite Introduces Exclusive Bowl & Basket Fresh Chicken Line

ShopRite announced the launch of its private label, all natural Bowl & Basket™ Fresh Chicken line. Whether shopping in store or online, shoppers can now enjoy over two dozen different kinds of high quality Bowl & Basket Fresh Chicken offerings such as breasts, thighs, fillets, wings, drumsticks – all at extremely budget-friendly prices.  
 
ShopRite’s launch of Bowl & Basket™ Fresh Chicken marks a significant expansion of the supermarket’s private label poultry offerings in its fresh meats division. The expansive rollout demonstrates ShopRite’s continued commitment to offering customers an ever-expanding assortment...

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Jul 23 9:48 AM, General News


Johnsonville Rolls Out Sausage Strips Nationwide 

Rolling out to grocery stores nationwide this summer are Johnsonville Sausage Strips - a new product line of fully cooked smoked sausage that looks and cooks like bacon, but is sausage.

After a successful launch in 2020 among Midwest consumers, Johnsonville Sausage Strips are now available to consumers nationwide at additional U.S. retailers including...

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Jul 16 7:43 AM, General News


Beyond Meat Launches Beyond Chicken Tenders at Restaurants Nationwide

Beyond Meat, a leader in plant-based meat, launched its new, awarding-winning Beyond Chicken® Tenders. Crafted to look, cook and taste like traditional chicken tenders, the plant-based Beyond Chicken Tenders are breaded for a crispy outside and tender bite. Starting today, consumers can find the latest product from Beyond Meat at select restaurants across the country.

Consumer demand for chicken is continuing to skyrocket. As restaurants are rebounding while struggling to meet soaring consumer demand, Beyond Meat is offering a plant-based option for...

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Jul 8 10:17 AM, General News


Just Crack an Egg Introduces Omelet Rounds 

Just Crack an Egg is introducing Omelet Rounds: a protein-packed, baked breakfast option that can be ready in under a minute.

“We love eggs at Just Crack an Egg – is there a more perfect food? Omelets are wonderfully delicious but also tricky to make,” says Maureen O’Neill, Brand Manager for Just Crack an Egg. “With Omelet Rounds, we want to introduce egg-loving fans to a quick and easy-to-prep way to get...

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Jun 23 8:27 AM, General News


Tyson Foods' Raised and Rooted Launches New Plant-based Bites 

Raised & Rooted™ brand, Tyson Foods’ brand of plant protein products, is launching new Plant Based Bites. The snackable bites meet the growing demand and desire for plant-based products with delicious taste and fan favorite flavors.

Available in Buffalo and Sweet Barbecue varieties, the bites are made with 100% plant-based protein, have 8g of protein per serving, and 3g of fiber.

“Our new plant-based bites deliver the taste that will wow taste-buds in a better-for-you alternative,” said David Ervin, vice president of marketing, Raised & Rooted. “We are excited to continue to...

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Jun 22 8:24 AM, General News


Bob Evans Farms Introduces New Breakfast Products

Bob Evans Farms has announced the launch of two new breakfast items. Bob Evans Omelet Rolls and Bob Evans Egg Bites are available in the refrigerated section of grocery stores nationwide.

Made with cage-free eggs, the fillable Bob Evans Omelet Rolls come in three different varieties: Egg with Salt & Pepper, Egg & Cheeses, and Egg White Spinach & Herb. Each of the Omelet Rolls has six to eight grams of protein and provides consumers the flexibility to stuff them with whatever fillings they desire or...

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Jun 7 8:27 AM, General News


Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog Becomes First Official Plant-Based Dodger Dog of the LA Dodgers

Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of leading plant-based brand Field Roast™ ("Field Roast"), announced a multi-year partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers to feature the new, groundbreaking Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog as the Official Plant-Based Dodger Dog.

The Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog is the first plant-based hot dog to be recognized by the LA Dodgers with this designation. Fans can purchase and enjoy the Plant-Based Dodger Dog at select concession stands and in the suites at Dodger Stadium. The Plant-Based Dodger Dog will feature...

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Jun 4 8:26 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Debuts New Plant-Based Products, First Pride Brand in Asia Pacific

Tyson Foods is launching a new line of plant-based products in select retail markets and e-Commerce across Asia Pacific under the brand, First Pride™.

This is the first time the company has introduced plant-based products in Asia, as it works to make protein more accessible and affordable for more people around the world. Tyson Foods is initially launching the products in Malaysia and will roll them out to other markets in the region in the coming months.

Plant-based options have seen a rise in popularity across the region in recent years and have further accelerated during...

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Jun 3 8:19 AM, General News


Sadler's Smokehouse Introduces Authentic Ready-to-Eat Pit-Smoked Texas Barbeque

Sadler's Smokehouse is introducing ready-to-eat beef brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken and St. Louis Ribs at select retailers this summer. The new line of Sadler's Smokehouse® products is pit-smoked low and slow, using butcher-quality cuts of meat, no artificial ingredients, Texas hardwoods and 65 years of family barbeque tradition.

"First and foremost, these products come already prepared in the tradition of real Texas barbeque, giving home barbeque enthusiasts and cooks the freedom to enjoy more time together while experiencing...

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Jun 1 8:27 AM, General News


7-Eleven Rolls Out New Breakfast Taquito

7-Eleven is rolling out new breakfast taquitos that will be available 24/7.

Great for breakfast on the run or as a snack any time of day, the crispy flour tortillas are brimming with fluffy scrambled eggs, smoky bacon, diced potatoes, and a blend of cheddar, pepper jack and Monterrey jack cheeses. The suggested retail price is just $1.49, and for a limited time, 7Rewards® members will earn a 200-point bonus with each purchase of the product. Customers can also order the new taquitos...

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May 24 8:22 AM, General News


Lightlife Introduces Two New Fresh Plant-based Chicken Products

Lightlife, owned by Greenleaf Foods, SPC, announced two first-of-its-kind plant-based products: Plant-Based Chicken Tenders and Plant-Based Chicken Fillets. These items are fresh, breaded plant-based chicken products that are available in the market.

“Lightlife is relentless in our pursuit of plant-based perfection,” said Jitendra Sagili, Chief R&D and Food Technology Officer at Greenleaf Foods. “Breakthrough innovation in plant-based chicken that offers the texture, color and breading consumers expect is challenging, but I’m proud of how these products deliver against consumer expectations. They are truly the most chicken-like products in the plant-based category today.”

The new items will begin rolling onto shelves at Sprouts Farmers Market locations this month, with...

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May 19 8:26 AM, General News


Sweet Earth Foods Launches New Plant-Based Products for Grilling Season 

Plant-based foods innovator Sweet Earth Foods is announcing the release of their first ever Vegan Jumbo Hot Dogs and the reformulation of the Sweet Earth Awesome Burger 2.0 just in time for the kick off of grilling season.

The new Vegan Jumbo Hot Dogs are available now at select Ahold grocery stores in the U.S., including FreshDirect, with greater availability at Kroger stores in August. The new Awesome Burger 2.0 will be available nationally this summer at Target, Whole Foods, H-E-B, Sprouts, Amazon Fresh, and more...

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May 19 8:26 AM, General News


New Tyson Chicken Sausage Arrives in Time for Summer

Firing up the grill this summer just got more exciting with new Tyson Chicken Sausage.

A recent survey found nearly 60 percent of Americans wish there were more sausage options available when grilling. With different flavor combinations, new Tyson Chicken Sausage offers a flavorful solution whether people are firing up the grill or looking for a dinner fix.

Currently available in three varieties including Hot Italian, Mild Italian and Sweet Italian, the new sausages provide...

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May 18 8:28 AM, General News


Jennie-O Turkey Store Announces Launch of Jennie-O Turkey Burger Blends

Jennie-O Turkey Store announced the launch of a new product called Jennie-O® turkey burger blends. Made from a combination of white meat turkey, black beans, whole grain rice and pepitas, these carefully selected and nutritious ingredients offer consumers the combined benefits of lean, meat-based and plant-forward protein (15g) and fiber (5g) in one tasty turkey burger.

"We know that people are becoming increasingly interested in adding more plant-focused...

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May 13 8:31 AM, General News


Alpha Foods Introduces Plant-based Breakfast Sandwiches and Burritos

As post-pandemic life becomes more of a reality across America and the demand for on-the-go meals increases, Alpha Foods is elevating breakfast with the launch of five new Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwiches and Plant-Based Breakfast Burritos. The new lineup includes: Alpha® Meatless Sausage, Plant Egg & Cheeze Breakfast Sandwich, Alpha® Spicy Chorizo, Plant Egg & Cheeze Breakfast Sandwich, Alpha® Protein Supreme Breakfast Burrito, Alpha® Bac'n Scramble Breakfast Burrito and Alpha® Rockin' Ranchero Breakfast Burrito - all of which come filled with meatless protein, dairy-free cheese, and plant-based eggs. The new breakfast items will hit the frozen aisle of grocery stores nationwide this June.

As the world settles into the new normal and new routines, Alpha Foods developed this breakfast line with more vital iron and fiber than many other breakfast brands for...

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May 13 8:31 AM, General News


Blue Apron Adds Variety and Flexibility to Menu with Three New Products

Blue Apron is announcing three new products that provide more meal occasions for customers and bring additional variety to their kitchen tables. The newest offerings, Butcher Bundles, Craft Burger and Add-ons, build on the company’s commitment to provide customers with high-quality ingredients that address different cooking experiences and meal options.

“These three new Blue Apron products add more variety and new, great tasting meal experiences to our menu, providing our customers with additional options to bring Blue Apron into their homes in a convenient way,” said Linda Findley Kozlowski, Blue Apron’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Blue Apron’s culinary authority...

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May 11 8:25 AM, General News


Raised & Rooted Brand Launches New Products Bringing Plant-Based Options to Grills this Summer

Raised & Rooted brand, Tyson Foods’ brand of plant protein products, is expanding its offerings with three new products to meet the increased demand for plant-based protein options. The new plant-based burger patties, Bratwurst and Italian sausages, and ground are available in the refrigerated section of grocery stores nationally.

“Our products are plants made meatier, and deliver the same delicious flavors, in a better-for-you alternative,” said David Ervin, vice president of marketing, Raised & Rooted. “We are excited to...

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May 5 8:26 AM, General News


PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: The Better Meat Company

“Of course people like eating burgers, people like eating meat! We want to give people that same experience, just with a far more diversified portfolio of proteins. Whether that means it’s a blended burger, a plant-based burger, or a burger made from microbial proteins, we want to give people the experience of eating meat that people want, but with a much smaller footprint on the planet.” said Paul Shapiro, The Better Meat Company’s CEO, TEDx speaker, bestselling author, podcast host, plant-based fish stick enjoyer, and animal lover.

With just three growth packed years in the industry and 16 employees, The Better Meat Company provides high quality plant protein formulations to major food companies for use in both blended meat-plant hybrid products and traditional plant-based foods...

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Apr 29 8:26 AM, Urner Barry


Impossible Foods Launches in Lidl’s U.S. Stores

Starting this week, Impossible Foods’ flagship product is rolling out at Lidl’s 145 locations across the United States, as both companies continue major expansion efforts in recent years. Lidl will be the largest discount grocer to offer Impossible Foods’ products.

The award-winning Impossible Burger is being introduced into Lidl stores this week across Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. Customers can find Impossible Burger in the fresh meat section of the store in convenient, versatile 12-ounce packages or in a recyclable package of two pre-formed, quarter-pound (4-oz) patties. In line with Lidl’s commitment to affordable prices...

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Apr 29 8:24 AM, General News


The Brand New Beyond Burger Launches at Grocery Stores Nationwide 

Beyond Meat announced that the highly-anticipated new version of its iconic Beyond Burger® will arrive in grocery stores nationwide beginning the week of May 3rd. The latest and greatest Beyond Burger, which offers impressive advancements in taste and nutrition, will be sold in a 2-pack, the brand’s first-ever value 4-pack (MSRP: $9.99) and a 1lb. Beyond Beef® pack.

“We are continuously working on understanding beef flavor at a deeper level to ensure our plant-based beef platform delivers a delicious and satisfying sensory experience. The new Beyond Burger’s rich flavor profile resembles that of ground beef, and extensive testing with our consumers validated this new flavor direction with...

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Apr 28 8:31 AM, General News


Incogmeato Introduces Plant-Based Chik'n Tenders

Incogmeato™ by MorningStar Farms®, a leader in plant-based poultry, knows America loves chicken tenders and now they're unveiling new plant-based Chik'n Tenders. Hitting shelves this month in Original and Sweet BBQ flavors, the new Incogmeato Chik'n Tenders are indistinguishable from its animal protein counterpart – with a signature "just-like-meat" tear.

"Our new Incogmeato Chik'n Tenders are a game changing experience for the flexitarian chicken-loving consumer who wants to try plant-based but isn't finding an option that stacks up to...

 

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Apr 21 8:34 AM, General News


Dr. Praeger’s Launches New Cauliflower Veggie Burger

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods has announced the latest addition to their famous line of veggie burgers – the Cauliflower Veggie Burger.

The Cauliflower Veggie Burger contains six different vegetables including cauliflower, zucchini and peas, and offers 9g of protein per serving. The new burgers are non-GMO, certified gluten-free, vegan, kosher and soy free.

In their continued mission to support local and sustainable agriculture, Dr. Praeger’s is donating a percentage of sales of the Cauliflower Burger to Farmers Against Hunger. Since 1996, Farmers Against Hunger has been...

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Apr 15 8:36 AM, General News


Tyson Foods' Ball Park Introduces Fully Loaded Nacho Cheese Franks

The weather is warming, sounds of the ballpark are back in swing, and there’s a new frank on the team. Introducing the new Ball Park® Fully Loaded Nacho Cheese Franks, a summer flavor mashup in one frank that fans can enjoy at home.

A recent survey found hot dogs are the most-loved foods at stadiums and arenas, with nearly half of American adults indicating that hot dogs are among their favorite foods to eat when visiting a large sports or event space. The next-most popular foods at stadiums and arenas include nachos and popcorn.

With the new Fully Loaded Nacho Cheese Franks, consumers don’t have to choose between their favorites. Available starting this month, the franks are made with...

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Apr 8 8:19 AM, General News


Field Roast and Roy Choi Bring First-Ever Plant-Based Kogi Dog to Los Angeles

Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of Field Roast Grain Meat Co™ (“Field Roast”) and renowned Chef Roy Choi, co-host of The Chef Show and co-founder of the world-famous Kogi BBQ Truck, are teaming up to bring food lovers throughout Los Angeles a flavorful plant-based hot dog experience.

Starting today and available only via Los Angeles and Orange County-based Kogi BBQ food trucks through September, the Kogi Plant-Based Dog (aka ‘The Home Run’) features the new Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog—the first plant-based hot dog that is double smoked using maple hard wood chips—topped with...

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Mar 24 8:25 AM, General News


Hormel Deli Solutions Launches New Brand Offering Consumers a Touch-Free Dinner Experience

As more consumers shop for touch-free meal options that are not challenging or time consuming to prepare, yet still deliver on quality, taste and convenience, retailers can turn to the Hormel Deli Solutions Group for the "perfect" selection. The new Perfect Plate™ products are made to make it easy for retailers to deliver what consumers are looking for in a touch-free, convenient meal while easing the back of house challenges that may come with prepared meal products.

"Our new Perfect Plate™ products were specifically designed for retailers to capitalize on this growing trend in prepared meal options, while eliminating the need for deli staff to assemble, or even handle the food before putting it on shelf," said Megan Ward, deli brand manager, Hormel Deli Solutions Group. "The Perfect Plate™ products offer...

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Feb 24 8:23 AM, General News


Jimmy Dean Introduces New Breakfast Bites 

Jimmy Dean is introducing two new breakfast favorites in the form of warm, poppable bites. New Jimmy Dean Loaded Sausage Bites and Jimmy Dean Omelet Minis are made with premium, signature seasoned Jimmy Dean breakfast meats, real eggs and cheese and are served in a convenient single-serve cup, ready to enjoy in seconds at home or on-the-go.

"Breakfast habits continue to change as families navigate new routines," said Chris Olson, senior brand manager, Jimmy Dean brand. "At the start of 2020, people were cooking every meal at home, including breakfast. Over time, however, peoples' energy for making multiple fresh meals throughout the day has waned, with...

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Feb 17 8:25 AM, General News


Field Roast Introduces Plant-Based Hot Dog

Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of Field Roast Grain Meat Co (“Field Roast”), is bringing a new level of flavor exploration to the plant-based hot dog category with the launch of its Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog, a plant-based premium hot dog that is naturally smoked. It is the first plant-based hot dog to be made from pea protein, rather than soy, and will be the first plant-based hot dog to be sold alongside traditional beef dogs when it becomes available in retail stores this spring.

Starting today, hot dog lovers can get a first taste of the Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog at select Wienerschnitzels, the world’s largest hot dog chain. The Field Roast Plant-Based Dog will appear on menus as...

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Feb 1 10:06 AM, General News


Tyson Introduces New Instant Pot Kit Options

"What's for dinner?" has taken on an entirely new meaning over the last year with more people cooking at home. New flavors of Tyson Instant Pot Kits, Tyson Instant Pot Seasoned Proteins and Tyson Oven Ready Family Size Kits are just what families need to ease the burden and cooking fatigue—protein-packed meals offering that made from scratch taste without the effort.

Cooking and preparing meals from home has increased 67-percent since COVID-19 began. After months of home-cooked meals, families are turning to prepared foods and easy prep meals as a way to...

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Jan 18 8:26 AM, General News


Dr. Praeger’s Launches Plant-Based Pizza Toppings

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, the family owned and operated leader in the all-natural, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and kosher frozen food categories for over 25 years, announces they are moving into the pizza category with three plant-based pizza toppings available for foodservice.

The Meatless Pepperoni Slices, Meatless Sausage Toppings and Chick’n Strips are all 100% vegan and kosher certified with zero cholesterol. Sold in 10lb frozen cases for foodservice, these meatless toppings are...

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Jan 12 8:23 AM, General News


Giant Food Launches New Private-Label Cook-in-Bag Product Line

Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces its new private-label Cook-in-Bag product line of convenient meal solutions that will be available at all 164 Giant stores. The new line includes fourteen different meat and seafood entrees that come pre-seasoned or marinated in an oven-ready bag, keeping preparation and clean up to a minimum.

"Our Cook-in-Bag products offer flavorful and simple meal solutions, particularly at a time when many are experiencing cooking fatigue at home," said Tonya Herring, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer for Giant Food. "These dishes allow families to explore new recipes that can be paired with...

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Jan 12 8:22 AM, General News


Jimmy Dean Breakfast Offerings Expand with Introduction of Plant-Based Patty Sandwiches

Jimmy Dean brand, part of the Tyson Foods portfolio of brands, is meeting the growing demand for meat alternative options with the launch of two new sandwiches featuring a plant-based patty: Jimmy Dean Plant-Based Patty, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwich and Jimmy Dean Delights Plant-Based Patty & Frittata Sandwich.

A Breakfast Revolution

Demand for plant-based food options has grown exponentially with retail sales up 148 percent more than last year amid the on-set of COVID-19 in mid-March. By the end of 2020, a majority of Americans reported...

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Jan 7 8:24 AM, Urner Barry


FiveStar Gourmet Foods Debuts New Salad Featuring Beyond Meat

FiveStar Gourmet Foods is partnering with Beyond Meat to bring more salad protein choices to consumers. FiveStar is introducing a new Simply Fresh Taco Salad made with Beyond Meat, featuring plant-based beef crumbles from Beyond Meat.The new 7.5-oz complete salad recently debuted in Publix supermarkets. Available to retailers nationwide starting in January, the salad is just one of the many new product possibilities for the culinary giant.

"We are thrilled to be working with Beyond Meat, a company we appreciate and respect. This partnership allows us to be more versatile with our main product lines and enables...

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Dec 23 8:23 AM, General News


Freshly Launches FreshlyFit, New Meals to Fuel Active Lifestyles

Freshly Inc., a fresh-prepared meal delivery service in the U.S., announced the launch of FreshlyFit, the company's first dedicated product line designed for consumers looking to command their health and fuel active lifestyles. Like Freshly, FreshlyFit's ready-to-eat meals are gluten-free and built on a foundation of clean, whole-food ingredients, but focus on a lower-carb, protein-powered nutritional profile to help fuel workouts, optimize recovery, maintain muscle mass, and support weight management. FreshlyFit meals have an average of 14 grams of net carbs, over 30 grams of protein, and 550 calories or less. More than a third of the meals contain zero added sugars.

Developed in response to customer demand, FreshlyFit meals are formulated by nutritionists and chefs and inspired by key attributes of keto, paleo, and plant-forward diet principles. Moving away from...

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Dec 16 8:14 AM, General News


Beyond Meat Unveils Next Iterations of Beyond Burger Coming in Early 2021 

Beyond Meat announced the next step forward in cutting-edge innovation with the unveiling of two new versions of the Beyond Burger which are expected to launch nationwide in early 2021. The new iterations are designed to meet consumers’ growing demand for plant-based proteins that deliver on both taste and nutrition, while featuring an enhanced meaty flavor and the craveable taste consumers love.

Similar to the range of nutritional options of beef currently available in the marketplace, the two versions are designed to offer more choice for consumers. The new Beyond Burgers will include...

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Nov 17 8:30 AM, General News


Performance Foodservice Launches Proprietary Line of Plant-based Protein Products

Performance Foodservice, a division of Performance Food Group Company, announced the launch of its Green Origin brand, a proprietary line of plant-based protein products. Made from simple ingredients, the Green Origin portfolio includes plant-based burgers, grinds, breakfast sausages, and nuggets. Green Origin products are made exclusively by Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of leading plant-based brands Lightlife and Field Roast. With this launch, Performance Foodservice will have one of the largest plant-based Exclusive Brand portfolios in the industry.

“We’re well past the point of plant-based eating as a niche trend,” said Fred Sanelli, senior vice president of marketing and sales at Performance Foodservice. “It has become a significant and growing segment in...

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Nov 17 8:28 AM, General News


Perdue Launches Thanksgiving Turkey Nuggets Ahead of Smaller Holiday Gatherings 

Thanksgiving celebrations this year are likely to look a little different, with smaller gatherings and less travel. To help consumers celebrate the holiday during this unusual year, Perdue announced the launch of Perdue ThanksNuggets, a limited-time offering that packs all the best flavors of Thanksgiving into two nuggets: Breaded Breast Meat Turkey Nuggets and Breaded Dark Meat Turkey and Cranberry Nuggets. The drumstick-shaped dark meat nugget is inspired by traditional sides like cranberry sauce and stuffing, while the turkey-shaped white meat nugget is inspired by everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving vegetable: sweet potato.

Beginning at noon EST on Friday, Nov. 13, in honor of Perdue Farms’ 100th anniversary...

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Nov 13 8:30 AM, General News


Prime Roots Launches Meals Featuring Plant-Based Proteins at Whole Foods 

Prime Roots, a plant-based meat producer will bring high quality, meat-free meals to eaters through their latest partnership with Whole Foods. Fresh off their sold-out bacon launch, Prime Roots understands that their community of eaters crave clean plant-based alternatives to their favorite meats, and the company is excited to showcase and let consumer try their Koji-based chicken, beef, and bacon in chef-prepared, convenient fresh plant-based meals. Customers can look forward to flavorful, protein-packed meals ranging from comforting classics like "Bacon" Mac and Cheese to exciting, unique flavors and dishes like their Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken.

Prime Roots leverages their natural Koji-based platform technology to create minimally-processed meals. Prime Roots meats are gluten-free and soy-free and are made with...

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Oct 29 8:21 AM, General News


Dr. Praeger’s Launches Refrigerated Veggie Burger Line

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods announced their first refrigerated product line.

The Refrigerated Burger is debuting at Walmart and is available in two SKUs – Classic Veggie Burger and Chipotle Black Bean Veggie Burger. The new burgers feature the same veggie-forward look and flavor profile that Dr. Praeger’s customers know and love from fan favorites like the California Burger, and 13-16g of plant protein per patty. The Burgers are non-GMO, vegan and kosher certified.

After over 25 years in the frozen food aisle, Dr. Praeger’s is expanding to the refrigerated section to provide customers with nutritious and affordable veggie burger options no matter...

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Oct 27 3:39 PM, General News


Marfrig and ADM Formally Launch PlantPlus Foods

Marfrig and ADM announced the completion of regulatory approvals and the formal launch of PlantPlus Foods, a joint venture that will offer a wide range of finished plant-based food products across North and South America.

“We’re excited to take this important step forward as we bring together the tremendous resources of two leaders in nutrition,” said Marcos Molina, founder and chairman, Marfrig. “PlantPlus Foods is born of two companies that had a common vision to create a new venture offering a complete portfolio of...

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Oct 27 8:26 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Introduces Two New Flavors of Hormel Black Label Bacon

The makers of Hormel Black Label bacon are reinventing bacon once again with the launch of – Hormel Black Label Ranch Thick Cut Bacon and Hormel Black Label Classic Country Style Thick Cut Bacon.

The Hormel Black Label team brought the flavor and versatility of ranch to life with the latest innovation of Hormel Black Label Ranch Thick Cut Bacon. Ranch lovers can rejoice, because this new flavor is hand-rubbed with ranch seasoning and naturally hardwood smoked to create an irresistible flavor.

"Our team combined American's favorite condiment with thick-cut bacon to create Hormel Black Label bacon hand-rubbed with...

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Oct 23 7:22 AM, General News


Meatless Farm Launches New Plant-Based Breakfast Product in Canada

Meatless Farm announced it has partnered with Canada’s leading foodservice distributors, to bring a new meat-free product to Canada.

In addition to the existing product line of meat-free burgers, the company has introduced new plant-based breakfast sausage patties for the Canadian market. Both the burger and the breakfast sausage patty are available in a 36-pack case and will be introduced across the country through our Fresh Pro Sales broker team as foodservice distributors look to expand their product offerings.

Meatless Farm’s internal team of chefs and food scientists developed recipes that provide the market with high quality taste and texture in plant-based meat alternatives. The new recipe – a next-generation soy-free, completely pea-based mix – more closely resembles...

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Oct 15 8:26 AM, General News


KFC Launches New Signature Sauce to Pair with Fried Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken announced that it is launching a new signature dipping sauce that's sure to make fried chicken fans rejoice. Introducing KFC Sauce, a signature sauce that is tangy and sweet, with a bit of smokiness specifically designed to pair with KFC's Extra Crispy Tenders.

"When we set out to create a new signature dipping sauce, we went right to the experts – our customers – to find out what made a sauce best-in-class for dipping," said Andrea Zahumensky, chief marketing officer, KFC U.S. "We went through 50 iterations, and their response to this recipe was overwhelming!"

Beginning October 12 in all KFC U.S. restaurants, fried chicken dipping fans can enjoy the new signature KFC Sauce along with...

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Oct 9 8:22 AM, General News


Beyond Meat Introduces New Breakfast Sausage Links at Grocery Stores Nationwide 

Beyond Meat announced the addition of Beyond Breakfast Sausage Links to its line of innovative plant-based meat offerings.

The brand’s fourth new retail product of 2020 following the launch of Beyond Breakfast Sausage Patties, Cookout Classic and most recently, Beyond Meatballs, Beyond Breakfast Sausage Links will roll into grocery stores nationwide, including at select Kroger, Albertsons, Sprouts, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market and more throughout October. Sold in the meat case with...

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Oct 8 9:23 AM, General News


Veggies Made Great Partners with Beyond Meat and Debuts New Frittatas 

Veggies Made Great is partnering with Beyond Meat to create a new Veggies Made Great Frittata Line made with Beyond Meat, which will be available at select retailers in the coming weeks, and available online at the Veggies Made Great website and Amazon.

The Frittatas come in two flavors:

  • Veggies Made Great Sausage & Pepper Frittata made using Beyond Beef Crumbles 
  • Veggies Made Great Sausage, Egg & Cheese Frittata made using...
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Oct 6 8:22 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Launches New Power Bites

The Smithfield brand announced that all new Power Bites are here. Power Bites are a breakfast bite of real sausage, egg, and cheese you can eat anywhere. Offered in portable packaging, Power Bites make meal-time awesome for meat lovers. They pack all your favorite ingredients into one bite to provide a boost of flavor and protein. The brand-new line hitting shelves this fall is available in three flavors: Homestyle, Western Style and Meat Lovers.

Smithfield Power Bites require almost zero prep to accommodate active and busy lifestyles; simply heat for 45 seconds in the microwave and eat right out of the container – no fork required. All varieties are fully cooked and made with...

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Oct 2 8:21 AM, General News




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