Chefs Derek and Chad Sarno created Tesco’s Wicked Kitchen range of healthy, vegan meals, which were launched in 600 stores across the UK earlier in the year. 2.5 million units were sold in the first 20 weeks, which surpassed sales targets. The range has recently won the ‘Best Vegan Range’ award at the 2018 PETA…

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Discount supermarket Lidl has announced that they are removing black plastic from their packaging by the end of September, due to the levels of waste created by the wrapping. Black plastic cannot be detected by recycling sorting systems, or recycled in the UK and consequently ends up in landfill. Lidl CEO Christian Härtnagel said: “We…

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Dutch vegetarian meat brand, The Vegetarian Butcher, has announced that they will be a fully vegan company by 2019. Founder Jaap Korteweg shared the news in conversation with Bloomberg, revealing that 70 per cent of their products are vegan, but looking to increase this to 100 per cent by the end of 2019. The Vegetarian…

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Frozen meal delivery service Allplants, have received £7.5 million investment to expand the business. The investment will allow them to increase production capacity, improve and add to their product range, and employ more staff. Allplants have delivered over 250,000 meals to 10,000 customers within the last 18 months, but want to take the business further.…

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A vegan meal replacement, Soylent, is going to be launching in the UK, and will be available in three flavours: cacao, café mocha and original. Soy protein is the main ingredient, and each drink is a complete meal with 20 grams of protein, vegan omega-3 fatty acids and 26 essential micronutrients. Bryan Crowley, Soylent’s main…

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UK supermarket Morrisons, is going to be launching a new range of frozen vegan ready meals alongside other products. The new line comes as a result of the supermarket makes efforts to keep up with the popularity of plant-based diets, and to appeal to consumer demand. Morrisons chief executive, David Potts, spoke to the Guardian…

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Waitrose has joined UK supermarkets on Animal Aid’s #MarkItVegan campaign, and has committed to introduce vegan labeling. The supermarket confirmed that it is in the process of introducing the labeling on its own brand products. Supermarkets that have already announced their dedication to labeling things vegan include Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland. Prior to…

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The plant-based movement has been picking up attention for many years, and Beyond Meat has been a talking point in the industry since the brand was founded in 2009. The BBC has now interviewed Beyond Meat’s CEO Ethan Brown as part of their online series, The Boss. The series looks at different business leaders around…

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British meat company HECK has launched a new gluten-free, vegan sausage range, which are now available in Asda and Waitrose stores. The products are certified by both the Vegan and the Vegetarian Society and use whole food ingredients, such as vegetables, pea flour and seeds. As they are predominately vegetable-based, they provide a good source…

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Frozen food brand Birds Eye has launched their new Veggie Bowl range, in response to the growing demand for meat-free ready meals. Birds Eye is expecting the market for vegetarian ready meals to be worth £25m soon, and is getting in on the trend. Their new range includes four flavours, some of which are suitable…

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