Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, announced the company has secured $26.35 million in a B-2 bridge funding round with investments from Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Unovis Asset Management, Big Idea Ventures, and others. This strategic funding will allow Gathered Foods to further propel Good Catch plant-based seafood to the forefront of the industry, as well as raise awareness for the trajectory of the plant-based industry's market growth and popularity.
Developed, tested, and brought to market entirely during the pandemic, Ark Foods' Clean Label salad line seeks to bring awareness and accessibility to veggies rarely seen in store-bought salads, like watermelon radishes and golden beets, with a concise and pronounceable list of ingredients.
Plant-based foods innovator Sweet Earth is expanding its Mindful Chik'n Strips line with the release of three new ready-to-eat seasoned offerings available this spring and summer. The new products feature flavorful, globally inspired marinades, providing hungry consumers with a quick plant-based protein option perfect for snacking or adding to a variety of recipes, and with lower environmental impact than its animal-based equivalent.
CAULIPOWER has rolled out frozen cauliflower pasta that looks, cooks and truly tastes like delicious, fresh pasta. Available in two varieties, Linguine and Pappardelle, the new frozen gluten-free pasta is made with real cauliflower as the first ingredient and is the lowest calorie pasta at retail with just 230 calories per serving.
Plant-based processor Tattooed Chef announced that six new vegan and vegetarian bowls will be available at Target stores nationwide, including their Burrito Bowl, Enchilada Bowl, Buddha Bowl, Veggie Hemp Bowl, Cauliflower Plant-Based Pepperoni Pizza Bowl, and Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bowl.
Califia Farms, a leading plant-based beverage company, is announcing two new additions to its best-selling line of Barista Blends: Mushroom Oat Barista Blend and Hemp Barista Blend. The new barista-tested plant milks double as creamers and offer even more variety to the morning coffee ritual while delivering on functional ingredients – which was named the most important quality in plant-based alternative milks and creamers by 1 in 5 coffee drinkers in new research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Califia Farms.
Danone and Earth Island, maker of Follow Your Heart brands and a pioneering leader in plant-based foods, today announced that they have entered into a share purchase agreement under which Danone will acquire 100% of the shares of Earth Island. With a proven track record of growth and innovation, and a long-term commitment to nutrition, sustainability and environmental stewardship, Earth Island represents a strong cultural fit with Danone and provides Danone with a unique opportunity to strengthen its plant-based business.
Powerful Nutrition and MMG Consumer Brands have come together and rebranded as Powerful Brands, dedicated to bringing unique, bold, and innovative consumer products to market. Powerful Brands boasts a growing portfolio of health and wellness brands including Powerful Nutrition (formerly Powerful Foods), offering high-protein foods, drinks, and dietary supplements to fuel active lifestyles; and MMG's hemp-derived CBD brands – KARIBO Beauty and mintedLeaf - found in food, drug, and mass stores.