Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken tenders to launch in US grocery stores

US – Alternative proteins company Beyond Meat is launching its meatless chicken tenders in US grocery stores in October, two years after it discontinued its original chicken frozen strips to focus on the Beyond Burger.    The new tenders were first unveiled in July after more than of research on various protein sources and their attributes.  Unlike its other range of alternative proteins, the meatless chicken tenders uses faba beans as its protein source and contains half the saturated fat of a traditional chicken tender.  The product has already been tested by…

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UK retailer Tesco collaborates with Beyond Meat to launch new ready meal range

UK – Tesco, one of the largest grocery retailers in the United Kingdom, has collaborated with alternative protein company Beyond Meat  to launch a new line of frozen ready meals in the UK. The new line is comprised of four meals which include Korean Inspired Bowl, Naked Burrito, Bangin’ Biryani, and Cowboy Chilli. The meals are under Tesco’s exclusive plant-based Wicked Kitchen range and will be created using plant-based meat alternatives from Beyond Meat. This is the first time Beyond Meat, which is known for its restaurant-quality vegan food, has…

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7 food companies featured in Times 100 most influential companies

US – 7 food companies have been featured in TIME100 Most Influential Companies, a new list—and an expansion of Time Magazine’s iconic TIME100 franchise—that highlights businesses making an extraordinary impact around the world. In developing the list, TIME says it solicited nominations across sectors including health care, entertainment, transportation, technology and more from its global network of editors and correspondents, as well as from industry experts. The magazine then evaluated each one on key factors, including relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, ambition and success. Oatly, Beyon Meat, Tilray- food pioneers Oatly,…

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After excelling in plant-based beef, Beyond Meat now eyes the plant-based chicken market

US – Beyond Meat has announced plans to launch a chicken alternative this summer, more than a year after it pulled its frozen chicken-strips from shelves. The chicken strips were the first plant-based meat alternatives that the company first produced when it entered the market back in 2012. The company however decided to stop their production because they “weren’t delivering the same plant-based meat experience as some of our more popular products, like the Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage.” But as a public company looking for growth, expanding beyond beef…

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Beyond Meat to roll out reformulated Beyond Burger as General Mills launches protein-packed yogurt

US – Alternative protein startup Beyond Meat has announced that the reformulated Beyond Burger, designed to taste meatier and juicier with 35% less fat and fewer calories than 80/20 ground beef, will arrive in US grocery stores next week. According to a statement from the company, the new burger will be available in the conventional 2-pack and for the first time in a value 4-pack. The burgers will be available as from May 1 in pop-ups in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City . The Beyond…

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Beyond Meat to supply McDonalds with plant based patty in new 3-year strategic partnership deal

US – Alternative Proteins Company Beyond Meat, Inc. has secured a 3 year supply deal with US multinational fast food restaurant franchise McDonalds. The two companies signed a three-year global strategic agreement in late February this year to formalize the supply deal. As part of the agreement, Beyond Meat® will be McDonald’s preferred supplier for the patty in the McPlant®, a new plant-based burger being tested in select McDonald’s markets globally. In addition, Beyond Meat and McDonald’s will explore co-developing other plant-based menu items – like plant-based options for chicken,…

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Pepsico, Beyond Meat create joint venture to pursue development of plant-based drinks and snacks

US – PepsiCo and Beyond Meat have created a joint venture called The PLANeT Partnership that will develop, produce and market snack and beverage products made from plant-based protein. In a joint statement, the companies said the joint venture will leverage Beyond Meat’s technology in plant-based protein development and PepsiCo’s marketing and commercial capabilities. PepsiCo has prioritized increasing offerings in its portfolio that meet growing consumer demand for foods and drinks that fall in the better-for-you category. Plant-based products have gained particular momentum during the pandemic as people have watched…

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Plant based burger maker Beyond Meat completes acquisition of co-parker unit to save costs

 US – Beyond Meat, a leading Plant-based burger maker, has completed the acquisition of its Pennsylvania co-packer for US$14.5 million in an effort to reduce costs and have greater control to test new processes and more quickly scale up new products. The transaction follows the acquisition of a manufacturing facility in the Netherlands in Q2 which beyond meat expects to bring online by the end of the year. The company has also leased a facility in China, which will begin production in 2020 and is expected to reach full scale…

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Pizza Hut partners Beyond Meat to roll out sausage alternative across restaurant in US

US – American restaurant chain and international franchise, Pizza Hut has partnered with Beyond Meat to add a sausage alternative from the plant-based meat giant to its menus nationwide in the US. The restaurant chain’s new Beyond Pan Pizzas were co-created by culinary teams at Beyond Meat and Pizza Hut to deliver the taste of Pizza Hut’s Italian pork sausage in a meat-free option. According to a statement from Pizza Hut, the Great Beyond Pizza combines fresh veggie toppings with Beyond Italian Sausage, a plant-based meat alternative seasoned with Italian…

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Veggies Made Great brand releases new line of frittatas produced by Beyond Meat

USA – As part of a new partnership with Beyond Meat, the Veggies Made Great brand has released a new line of frittatas to help people consume less animal meat and instead more plant-based alternatives. The new additions will join Veggies Made Great’s range of frittatas – including spinach egg white; veggie “bacon” and potato; and mushroom and three cheese egg. The new range features Beyond beef crumbles and comes in two varieties: sausage and pepper frittata; and sausage, egg and cheese frittata. “This is the very first Veggies Made…

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