Tyson Foods announced it would strengthen the benefits it offers its fully vaccinated U.S. frontline team members. Effective January 1, 2022, fully vaccinated team members can begin earning up to 20 hours of paid sick leave per year. New hires will also receive one week of vacation after six months of employment.
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.
Misha’s, a California plant-based dairy alternative company announced it closed a $3M seed round led by investors JAY-Z’s Marcy Ventures Partners Fund II, L.P., a firm with a passion for building game-changing consumer businesses, Lisa Shamus & Partners, a leader in innovative branding and licensing, and Chris Paul, 11-time NBA All-Star and businessman who seeks opportunities that accelerate social change and sustainably build a fair, equitable society.
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.
Plant-based brand Alpha Foods is launching five new SKUs in Costco, Safeway and online for direct-to-consumer shipping. Perfect for quick mornings on-the-go, Alpha's newest breakfast options are not only packed with flavor, but also 15g+ of protein to power you through your day.
CLO-CLO Vegan Foods introduces plant-based shrimp entrée bowls and a "mac & cheeze" bowl as consumer demand for plant-based frozen entrées continues. The plant-based shrimp is based off the konjac root, which gives the shrimp the texture, look and taste of traditional shrimp.
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.
Gold Coast Packing's new Vegetable Ceviche is the first to market for a seafood substitute, according to the company. As a grower, shipper and processor of fresh Cauliflower and Broccoli, those at Gold Coast Packing say an opportunity arose to create a unique plant based item.
Tattooed Chef is continuing to up the ante with new textures and flavors for plant-based eaters. Available in Sam’s Club stores nationwide, shoppers can find three new meals fashioned after traditionally beloved dishes, including new Thai inspirations and a fresh take on some California favorites.
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.