Startup plant-based processor Alfred’s FoodTech introduces an innovative platform for producing plant-based whole cuts that mimic animal-derived products. The company developed a versatile platform for whole-cut texturization to produce plant-based meat alternatives that can answer the growing need for flavorful, sustainable, animal-free products.
Hungry Planet is rapidly expanding its grocery presence throughout the U.S. by offering six varieties of chef-crafted plant-based meats, including chicken, pork, beef and sausage items, at all 362 Sprouts Farmers Market locations across the country.
Smithfield's plant-based Pure Farmland brand is proud to present the recipients of the 2021 Pure Growth Project grant program. After receiving 103 applications from community gardens and farms across 29 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, 55 organizations have been carefully selected to receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000, providing a total of $125,000 in financial support to nurture these unique neighborhood spaces.
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 and a veggie burger under the GreenWise brand.
Actual Veggies has closed a $2.3M round of funding from Electric Feel Ventures, the venture arm of Post Malone's management team, run by Austin Rosen; Big Idea Ventures; Rose Street Capital; former Arsenal and current Inter Miami CF defender, Kieran Gibbs, and other strategic investors. Combined with its previous funding round from Big Idea Ventures and angel contributions, Actual Veggies has secured $2.8M in funding to date.
Sweet Earth has launched two new lines of better-for-you products: reformulated plant-based Deli Slices, and Breakfast Bowls. These new products help make meal prep easy with savory flavors, convenience, and nutrients. The new products are healthy breakfast and lunch swaps as people get ready to go back to the office and school.
Redefine Meat announced the commercial launch of its first ever series of ‘New-Meat’ products in Israel. Available in select restaurants and hotels nationwide, the plant-based range consists of a premium 170-gram (6 Oz.) hamburger, sausage, lamb kebab, middle eastern ‘cigar’, and ground beef developed for high-quality restaurants and open flame grilling.
Colorado-based Planterra Foods is expanding its portfolio of plant-based products in the fresh and frozen category by launching a variety of new items for families to have more options of convenient, delicious plant-based meals at home. Available now, consumers can add the OZO Frozen Nuggets (10.6 oz.), plant-based Chicken Patties (4, 2.5 oz. patties), and Italian Style Meatballs (12-1 oz. meatballs) as well as fresh Smokehouse Burgers (2-4 oz. patties) and plant-based Ground Turkey (12 oz.) to their plant-based rotation of delicious OZO meals.
At this time last year, those working along the cold chain were collectively trying to figure out how to navigate daily—sometimes hourly—changes and disruptions to business in the middle of a pandemic. Today, as the pandemic wanes in the U.S., a new set of challenges exist, but the industry is better prepared and positioned to overcome many of those obstacles.
Mediterranean plant-based meat company, Heura, has rolled out a line of kid-focused Nuggets. A recent study from the National Library of Medicine showed that 18% - 33% of infants and toddlers consumed no servings of vegetables throughout the day. While some of the littlest mouths can be the pickiest, developing healthy childhood eating habits are vital as they can lay the foundation for adulthood.