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Ben & Jerry’s announce new vegan flavour in the UK

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Ben & Jerry’s announce new vegan flavour in the UK

Ice cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, has announced its new flavour, launching in 2019. Coconutterly Caramel’d will be the only coconut flavour in the European range since 2012, and the is expected to be a big hit with consumers. The Fairtrade dairy-free ice cream is made with an almond base, with vegan certified caramel and…

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James Cameron’s food company invests in $140 million protein initiative

Verident Foods, owned by James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, has invested in a $140 million enterprise to help with the growth of the vegan protein market. Ingredion, a company who make ingredient solutions, is behind the push for improving the accessibility of plant-based protein in line with the increasing global demand. The…

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Major meal box brand launching vegan kit

Premium frozen food brand, Thyme, has announced the launch of its vegan meal box ahead of January (when Veganuary takes place). The vegan meal box is a first for the brand, marking the significance of how veganism is growing. Thyme’s mission is to make it easier to eat better. The lack of time and recipe…

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Retailers must prepare for vegan boom in January, or miss out on sales

Food retailers must prepare for the expected rush for vegan food in January, to make sure that they keep up with current food trends and maintain sales. January is often known as the month where people try veganism, after the campaign group Veganuary established the 31-day pledge. Zoe West, corporate outreach manager for Veganuary, said…

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Brentingby Gin launch refillable bottle initiative in sustainability drive

Leicestershire-based gin distillery, Brentingby Gin, has announced that they have switched to sustainable energy, and are introducing a refillable bottle scheme. Noting that their customers have concerns about the environment, the gin makers have decided to switch to renewable energy, with a wind turbine installed in the farm next door. The brand has recognised the…

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65% of customers shifting towards vegan food, according to new study

A study conducted by DuPont Nutrition and Health, and HealthFocus International analysed the eating habits of over 1,000 US consumers. From this study, researchers discovered that 52 per cent of American consumers are eating more plant-based food, and this figure reaches 65 per cent globally. Greg Paul, marketing leader for the beverage industry at DuPont…

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Heather Mills to open third VBites factory in the UK

Vegan entrepreneur and owner of VBites, Heather Mills, has announced that she will be opening a third factory on UK soil. The announcement comes following support from HSBC to fund the new site. VBites already has sites in Corby and Peterlee, and the new factory will open in Newcastle. The vegan company is also planning…

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Veganuary launch campaign encouraging MPs to take part

Veganuary, the vegan charity encouraging people to take the 31-day commitment to be vegan, is now prompting MPs to take the pledge. From today, the charity is calling upon parliamentarians to remove animal products from their diets, and comes after climate minister Claire Perry told the BBC that it wasn’t the government’s job to tell…

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Millions of Brits expected to go plastic-free this Christmas

A study conducted by Onepoll.com has revealed that consumers are taking a more ethical and environmentally conscious approach to the Christmas period. More people are rejecting the consumerism that typically comes with Christmas, as people are opting for environmentally wrapping and presents. Poll results revealed that more than half the survey’s participants want to look…

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