Hodo secures investment to expand production of plant-based foods

USA – California based plant-based foods company, Hodo, has announced a Series B investment from venture capital firm, Renewal Funds. The company makes a range of organic soy-based products ranging from plain firm tofu to […]

JBS to launch new Fibrio line and range of plant-based foods

BRAZIL – JBS has announced that its will be launching a range of plant-based foods and further expand its Friboi portfolio by introducing a new brand focused on healthiness and sustainability. Seara, the chicken division […]

Motif FoodWorks partners with The University of Queensland on meat analogs

AUSTRALIA – Animal-free ingredient innovation company, Motif FoodWorks, has joined forces with The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia, to test and identify new formulations to improve the texture of plant-based meat products. Motif […]

Kroger launches new meat alternative product, plans 50 additional plant-based foods this year

USA – The Kroger Co. has launched Simple Truth Emerge: Plant Based Fresh Meats, an expansion of Simple Truth line that offers burger patties, and plans to introduce 50 additional plant-based foods this year. Available […]

Danone North America introduces new plant-based beverage to the Silk portfolio

USA – Silk, one of the America’s leading plant-based beverage brand owned by Danone North America, is adding a DHA Omega-3 plant-based beverage to its nutrition platform. Joining the popular Silk Protein beverage portfolio, the […]

Australian food company Soulfresh clinches US$34m investment to accelerate growth

AUSTRALIA – Victoria-headquartered health and wellness food brand, Soulfresh has secured a £26m (US$34.28m) investment from retail and consumer investment firm, True to support growth and international expansion. Founded by Didi Lo in 2003, Soulfresh […]

Dairy alternatives diversify as the consumer case and complexities evolve

USA – Plant-based innovation in food and beverages is continuing to flourish as consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics, which ties into the broader consumer lifestyle trend towards cleaner living continue to bulge. A […]

Marfrig Launches its proprietary brand of plant-based burgers Revolution Burger

BRAZIL – Marfrig Global Foods, a leading global beef producer and the world’s largest beef patty producer, is launching its proprietary brand of plant-based burgers, the Revolution Burger. The brand will be sold at retailers […]

Dairy-free beverage start-up Mooala secures US$8.3m in funding to expand footprint

USA – Organic, dairy-free beverage and creamer maker, Mooala completed has closed its Series A funding that has seen the company raise US$8.3 million led by Sweat Equities. The funding round also counted several investment […]

Swiss alternative protein start-up Planted Foods secures US$7m in seed funding

SWITZERLAND – Planted Foods, an alternative protein start-up has secured US$7 million in seed funding to build production capacity and expand into some European markets. Investors in the funding included Blue Horizon Corporation, Hiltl AG, […]