Beyond Meat names former Amzon executive as chief operating officer

USA – Los Angeles-based meat-alternative producer, Beyond Meat has appointed Sanjay Shah as the company’s new chief operating officer, effective September 18, 2019. Shah, who had earlier on served as an executive in Amazon and […]

Kroger partners with PBFA in piloting plant-based meat retail concept

USA – The American retailing company, Kroger has teamed up with Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) to test a plant-based meat concept within its conventional meat department in 60 stores. The retail concept will run […]

Plant-based foods associated with a lower risk of heart diseases, study shows

USA – Diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal foods are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in a general population, according to new study by Journal of the […]

First US plant-based education centre opens amid growing demand for meat-free diets

USA – The first fully plant-based US nutrition and culinary education centre, the Centre for Plant-Based Living (CPBL) is opening in St. Louis, Missouri. The centre, which comes at a time when demand for information […]

Beyond Meat halts plans for Japan entry, to increase focus on US market

JAPAN – US based meat alternatives company, Beyond Meat Inc, has shelved plans to enter Japan and will be focusing more on the US. Market. According to a Japan-based investor Mitsui & Co Ltd, which […]

Meat alternatives startup Impossible Foods to enter Asia after funding round

SINGAPORE– Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has co-led a $114-million convertible note financing round in Impossible Foods, a California-based startup that makes plant-based burger patties that taste like beef. The latest investment brings the startup’s total funding […]