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Plantible Foods CEO: Raising too much capital can distract a start-up from its main focus

B2B alt-protein manufacturer on why $21.5m was the perfect sweet spot for its Series A
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Canada: Very Good Food Company plots foodservice entry after increasing production capacity

Company faced shipping setbacks and labour shortages in Q2 due to Covid-19
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US: Beyond Meat files Beyond Milk trademark application

Nasdaq-listed company has filed 109 US trademarks since 2012 including Beyond Egg and Beyond Crab
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Sweden: Oatly increases production capacity as supply struggles impact Q2 revenue

Swedish-oat milk giant expects FY 2021 adjusted EBITDA loss of $108m on increased manufacturing investment
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China: Beyond Meat eyes increased localisation efforts as Q2 gross margin hit by manufacturing costs

The plant-based burger business begins to scale manufacturing in China as it looks to bring ...
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UK: Oatly loses trademark infringement case against Glebe Farm

Judge rules there is no likelihood of confusion between PureOaty branding and Oatly trademarks
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Danone restructures plant-based business to capitalise on growing market opportunity

Dairy giant to redevelop and rebrand Silk products as ‘Milk of the Land’ marketing campaign ...
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Canada: Modern Meat secures D2C partnership with Canadian ecommerce platform

Plant-based foods brand to include its products in truLOCAL’s online subscription box service
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UK: The Very Good Food Company enters UK market

TSX-listed foodtech business makes products available in UK via in-house ecommerce platform and local distribution ...
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Eshchar Ben-Shitrit | Redefine Meat

Foodtech CEO talks geographical expansion and meeting investor demands as Redefine Meat transitions into a ...
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UK: Cake Box closes FY 2021 with record revenue as online sales soar 84%

Egg-free bakery ends fiscal 2021 with £5.1 million on its balance sheet
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Climbing the corporate ladder: How effective are CVCs?

Big food is quick to commit to open innovation but with tight revenue and profit ...
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Eyal Afergan | Imagindairy

Alternative milk protein start-up on its go to market strategy and tackling high production costs
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Kantar report: Corporate brands regain consumer trust during Covid-19

BrandZ Global 2021 report claims consumers sought out “familiar brands” for security and comfort amid ...
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Analysis: Saputo sets four-year $2.13bn EBITDA target amid pledge to lead in dairy-alternative market

Key points from the dairy giant's four-year strategic plan to build out its ecommerce platform ...
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Tyson promotes Donnie King to CEO

Former-COO King to succeed Dean Banks as chief executive effective immediately with expected focus on ...
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Europe: Unilever partners with mycoprotein manufacturer to expand plant-based offering

Enough to supply consumer good behemoth with plant-based protein as it seeks hit €1bn plant-based ...
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Asia-Pacific: ChickP establishes Singapore business arm

Chickpea protein start-up expands into Asia-Pacific region with new office and business development hire
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UK: Organix campaigns to encourage youngsters to eat more fruit and veg

Research reveals 55% of pre-school children have two or fewer portions a day
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Israel: MeaTech 3D eyes cultured chicken fat pilot plant

The Nasdaq-listed company has revealed plans to establish, own and operate a scaled-up facility
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UK: Vector Consumer to launch sports nutrition range in Asia

The Liverpool-based company has signed a multi-year agreement with Liverpool FC
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Nestlé launches pea milk brand Wunda

New beverage enters the market to compete with first-mover Oatly in the alternative milk segment
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Canada: Good Natured posts C$8m quarterly revenue

The company’s gross margins for the quarter are anticipated to reach between 36% and 38%, ...
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Canada: Rockshield Capital to acquire three plant-based companies

The target companies are active players in the ingredients and CPG food markets
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Asia: Thai Union and Mitsubishi agree to partner with BlueNalu

Companies to assess market development strategies for BlueNalu’s cell-cultured seafood in Asia
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Sweden: Oatly eyes second listing in Hong Kong

Family investment group Verlinvest and China Resources are one of Oatly’s largest shareholders
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UK: Perkier eyes capital raise to bolster growth plans

Sales growth stems from the first-mover advantage of Perkier's immunity and gut health range
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Singapore: Grocery delivery Foodpanda adds Eat Just cultured chicken to menu

Partnership introduces cell-based chicken to people at home
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US: Atlast secures $40m to build the world’s largest aerial mycelium farm

The alternative meat company has raised $40 million in a Series A funding round
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Food Edge: Food science, innovation and investment in the spotlight

The fourth annual summit hosted by Branchfood takes place on 4 and 6 May Branchfood, ...
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US: Snacks brands merge to launch Awakened Food Crafters

Awakened Food Crafters offers private label and co-manufacturing capabilities
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US: Nerd Focus secures nationwide availability with goPuff.com

The functional drink brand continues to gain market penetration following its acquisition by BevUSA
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UK: Nix & Kix lands in the US with Coca-Cola-backed distributor Iris Nova

The London-based soft drinks for adults has sold more than five million products
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Meatless Farm and Real Madrid team up to promote global sustainable nutrition

The UK alternative meat producer and Real Madrid will promote sustainable eating around the world
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US: UFA launches Upcycled Certification beta programme

Initiative by the Upcycled Food Association is a pioneering consumer-facing mark to identify upcycled products
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UK: Barebells signs strategic partnership with Maverick Race

The protein bars brand has been named official partner of the British trail-running community
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Qina launches personalised nutrition database

Online platform is the industry’s first curated and scored database of personalised nutrition solutions
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Cannabis is food, says the European Commission

The EU and the UN recognise the medicinal value of cannabis compounds
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Parsley Box sees double-digit revenue growth in 2020

The UK company produces ready-made meals for older people who are less able to visit ...
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The Mills Fabrica issues guide to ESG compliance

Report by the Hong Kong investor helps corporate and start-ups define their ESG strategy, measure ...
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Irina Gerry joins fermentation start-up Change Foods

Former Danone marketing leader joins to engage the alternative cheese brand with consumers
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Modern Meat eyes expansion to Australia

The Canadian plant-based meat producer strikes a deal with distribution and co-packer company in Adelaide
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Plant-based snacking brand Fancy Plants launches in the UK

The newcomer hits the market with a range of chilled plant-based snacks
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Food delivery company DoorDash files IPO

The San Francisco-based meal delivery business recorded $1.9 billion in revenue in Q3 this year
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Functional drink Nerd expands US distribution with new brand identity

The mental acuity drink has unveiled a new logo that resonates with consumers looking to ...
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Solo Coffee launches ‘squash for adults’ in the UK

The challenger coffee brand is the brainchild of two experienced baristas
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Whole Foods chooses Chilean plant-based NotMilk

NotCo has secured shelf space in 468 stores across the US
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Timo Boldt: Gousto gears up for second Covid-19 lockdown

The British foodtech unicorn has seen demand for its personalised grocery delivery skyrocket, and revenues ...
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UFA releases draft of new standard for upcycled food products

New certification seeks to prevent food waste by encouraging manufacturers and consumers to choose upcycled ...
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Arjowiggins launches eco-friendly translucent packaging

New Sylvicta barrier paper is fully recyclable, compostable, marine-degradable and made from renewable materials
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Meatless Farm appoints development chef

Plant-based company, Meatless Farm, has appointed Ben Davy as its new culinary development chef to ...
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New US dairy hub opens in Singapore

The investment is funded by US dairy farmers and processors and envisioned as a gateway ...
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Impossible Foods unveils plant-based milk prototype

Female hands with glasses of vegan milk on color background
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Landscape VC review platform launches in the UK

The Glassdoor-style online platform has released the first version of the app with hundreds of ...
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Indoor farm company AppHarvest to go public through SPAC

The US-based company seeks to raise $375 million in equity transactions through a merger with ...
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UK food and drink exports fall 14% in H1

It’s the first time that international trade of UK food and drink products fall since ...
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AI-powered food intelligence platform Tastewise lands in the UK

Alon Chen, chief executive of Tastewise, speaks with NutritionInvestor about using real-data to analyse and predict ...
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Swedish pea milk Sproud launches in the US and Canada

The milk alternative brand has secured a foothold in the North American market through its ...
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Covid-19: Sensory cues for engaging consumers with food and drink products

MMR Research Worldwide will share findings on how to put the focus on healthy food ...
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Lebanese all-natural protein bar Chocopro seeks global distributor

Nutritionist Eliane Medawar co-founded Chocopro in 2018
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Kos signs listing agreement with Whole Foods

The distribution deal is the start-up’s first in-store contract since its US launched in 2018

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