Simple Truth will offer more than 75 plant-based foods and beverages by the end of 2020.
October 15, 2020
Kroger has expanded its Simple Truth Plant Based collection, unveiling more than 50 new plant-based foods at affordable prices, including non-dairy cheeses, oat milk ice cream and Emerge fresh chicken-less patties and grinds.
New vegan cheese products are available more than 1,000 Walmart locations.
September 17, 2020
Greenleaf Foods, owner of leading plant-based brand Field Roast Grain Meat Co. (“Field Roast”), announced that its Chao Creamery dairy-free cheese line is expanding. In addition to new plant-based slice flavors like Smoked Original Slices and Spicy Original Slices, Chao Creamery now delivers a Creamy Original Block, Creamy Original Shreds and Mexican Style Blend Shreds.
American Flatbread has launched of a new line of plant-based, frozen pizzas called Meatless Evolution. The line, which includes vegetarian and vegan options, has been one of the most highly requested items by American Flatbread consumers. Their latest lineup appeals to consumers looking to limit their meat intake.
The company's winning entry is their Classic Cambleu, a soft-ripened French-style vegan cheese.
August 26, 2020
RIND’s Classic Cambleu, a soft-ripened, French-style vegan cheese, has won the gold award in the Plant Based - Other Dairy category as part of the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) 2020 sofi Awards, a top honor in the $158 billion specialty food industry.
Dutch cheesemaker Vandersterre has recently partnered with Willicroft, a plant-based cheese company located in the Netherlands. Partnering with Willicroft will allow Vandersterre to explore the plant-based cheese market and the opportunities that come with it.
Pioneering plant-based brand Follow Your Heart has changed the dairy-free cheese market with the introduction of its Dairy-Free Feta Crumbles Cheese Alternative, the first-to-market crumbled feta cheese alternative to hit retail shelves on June 30. Coconut oil-based, this product is allergen-free, non-GMO and vegan. It is also free of dairy, soy, casein, gluten, lactose and preservatives.
Nuts For Cheese has joined the growing Fairtrade movement, sourcing key ingredients like cashews, coconut oil, coconut milk, turmeric and black peppercorns from the global south to produce the world’s first Fairtrade Certified vegan cheese. The Fairtrade process of certification means a product was fairly grown, traded and is physically traceable, allowing producers, workers and their families to live with dignity.
Treeline Treenut Cheeses draw on traditional dairy-cheese making methods by fermenting creamy cashew nuts with a healthy probiotic, known as L. Acidophilus. They are kosher, soy-free, gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, and provide dietary fiber, which is missing from dairy cheese. Treeline recently launched three new spreadable flavors of vegan cream cheese: Plain, Chive & Onion, and Strawberry.
Dairy-free pizza is also kosher, halal, gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified and without eight common food allergens.
March 14, 2020
GOOD PLANeT Foods, a premium plant-based food company known for its environmentally-friendly, delicious and meltable cheeses, has introduced Plant-Based Frozen Pizza, featuring industry pioneer, Beyond Meat. This innovation speaks to the changing category, being plant-based, kosher, halal, gluten free and Non-GMO Project Verified, as well as free from the top eight most common allergens. Available soon at major retailers nationally at an SRP of $9.99, the frozen pizza will offer food-conscious shoppers a frozen pizza alternative they can trust, whether allergens are of concern or not.
Check out the September 2020 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Cold storage construction and COVID-19, how foodservice is adapting to coronavirus challenges, SugarCreek, 2020 cold storage construction guide & directory and much more!