Upfield, the makers of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, is marketing Flora as a culinary-inspired, premium dairy-free butter brand.
August 6, 2020
Upfield, the world’s leading producer of plant-based spreads and plant butters, today introduced its newest plant butter brand, Flora, with the launch of Flora Plant Butter in the United States. Flora Plant Butter is a vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and non-GMO plant butter with a rich and creamy taste and which consumers can use 1:1 in baking and cooking but is made with plant-based oils, and no artificial flavors or preservatives. Flora Plant Butter is packaged in paper wrapping, not plastic, making it a more environmentally responsible choice for consumers looking to reduce their imprint on our planet through sustainable foods, without sacrificing taste.
Z&Z is a family-owned food brand reinvigorating Middle Eastern classics. Their newest launch features one of their most popular products, the Za’atar Manoushe. The manoushe is a handmade flatbread topped with a savory herb blend mixed with golden, buttery olive oil. It’s a modern spin on one of the most iconic foods in the Middle East and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, as a main dish or as a side. It’s ready to heat and prep-free-- just toss it in the oven and get ready to enjoy.
RollinGreens, the plant-based food company known for its better-for-you comfort food alternatives, is expanding its retail presence into new Kroger and Walmart stores this summer. First introduced at retail in May 2015, RollinGreens’ products are 100% clean, gluten-free, whole, allergen-friendly, and vegan, made from sustainable crops and never produced in a lab.
Elmhurst 1925, maker of plant-based beverages, has expanded retail distribution of its Unsweetened Milked Almonds, Unsweetened Milked Oats and Unsweetened Milked Cashews. The three varieties can now be found in 1,855 new select Kroger banners across the U.S. including Ralphs, Roundy’s, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Smith’s Food and Drug, QFC and Fry’s Food Stores, for a total of 5,732 new points of distribution.
Mochidoki's direct-to-consumer website has launched two-day shipping in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah, expanding their delivery zones to the Western US for the first time. The nationally-renowned brand now ships to 27 states.
Plant-based food sales were already growing before COVID-19, and the category has long enjoyed a healthy halo around its products as beneficial to both consumers and the environment. However, a closer look at some of the labels for plant-based meats, for example, reveal they’re not much healthier than their animal-based counterparts, particularly when it comes to saturated fat, sodium, and the highly processed method of re-creating the taste and texture of an animal protein. Because of this, we’re currently on the cusp of a second era in alternative meats that will continue to focus on flavor, but also honor their “better-for-you” halos with simpler ingredients and minimal processing.
Conagra Brands, one of North America's leading food companies, is celebrating the summer with the debut of more than two dozen new products. More people are cooking and eating at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Birds Eye, Marie Callender's, Healthy Choice and Snack Pack are among the brands bringing new items to market to satisfy evolving consumer needs.
Soylent Nutrition, the makers of Soylent complete nutrition beverages, powders & bars, rolled out improved versions of their functional drinks. This ready-to-drink product optimization comes on the heels of a number of other accomplishments in recent months for the company including new Powder formats, lower pricing on Powder subscriptions and updated packaging. The renewed focus on its core products and consumers has allowed the company to return to its mission while simultaneously restoring a sustainable business model.
Meet Molten Lavva: the first of its kind indulgent yogurt that is vegan, cultured, and keto-certified. Boasting an indulgent taste, Molten Lavva has a decadent and creamy texture achieved by using the superfood ingredient, the Pili nut, a buttery tasting nut high in protein, calcium, and potassium. Molten is available nationwide at Sprouts and is available in five decadent flavors including Chocolate, Key Lime, Espresso, Chocolate Raspberry and Vanilla Chai.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.