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Moving Mountains signs $12 million Dubai distributor deal

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Moving Mountains signs $12 million Dubai distributor deal

Innovative British food brand, Moving Mountains, has announced that it has signed a $12 million distributor deal with Rastelli Foods. The industry-leading food distributor supplies some of the world’s finest hotels and restaurants, and will be supplying the Moving Mountains burger to restaurants in the Middle East. Over the next three years, the deal is…

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Nestlé to focus on creating vegan food

Global brand Nestlé are expected to sell one of their meat brands to focus on creating vegan food. At a press conference on Thursday, it was said that the brand may sell lunch meat brand Herta and put their attention to creating plant-based products instead. The news comes as manufacturers are having to change the…

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Heather Mills launches vegan cosmetics range

Vegan entrepreneur, businesswoman and athlete, Heather Mills has expanded her portfolio of businesses with her new venture – Be at One. Mills owns VBites and has invested in several other vegan businesses under her VBites Ventures investment fund. Mills announced the launch on Facebook, writing: “We are so excited to launch Be at One, a…

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Conscious consumers shift towards organic and natural beauty, boosting market

The Soil Association have reported a significant growth in market for organic and natural beauty products, following a boom in consumers becoming more ethically aware of the ingredients in their cosmetics. A new report published by Soil Association Certification has found that there has been a 14 per cent growth in sales of organic and…

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Largest meat producer in US, Tyson Foods, to create vegan protein

Tyson Foods have announced their plans to create plant-based products amidst the rise of veganism and consumers opting for meat-free food. The company’s president and chief executive, Noel White hinted that vegan products could be available this year. In a company shareholders meeting, White said that Tyson are using all of its resources to make…

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Virgin Trains launch new vegan option following consumer demand

Virgin Trains have worked in partnership with The Vegan Society to develop a new vegan option to be served on board their trains around the UK. The new product is a vegan houmous and pomegranate wrap, and has been certified via their foodservice provider, Street Eats, with The Vegan Society. The registration process of the…

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Vegan make up sales soar by 750%

The Veganuary having come to an end, retailers are reporting the boom in vegan products over the past month. UK pharmacy chain Superdrug has also noted an increase in sales of vegan products, with many of the retailer’s own-brand products being vegan-friendly. In 2018, Superdrug opened their vegan pop-up shop in Boxpark in Shoreditch, giving…

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JUST vegan egg announces European launch

JUST egg

US-based food innovator, JUST, founded by CEO Josh Tetrick has announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to make JUST Egg available to European consumers. The award-winning egg alternative is made from mung beans, but is used the same way as eggs and tastes the same, too. JUST’s liquid egg alternative is cholesterol-free,…

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Waitrose expand vegan offerings again with new product range

UK retailer Waitrose has expanded their vegan product range again, with 14 additional plant-based items. The new products see their range of vegan food total 65 items, including own-brand and branded pieces. The retailer also confirmed that searches for the word ‘vegan’ on waitrose.com has doubled within the past year, bringing light to the increased…

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UK consumers ate 4.4bn meat-free meals during 2018

Fruit and vegetable sales have boomed throughout 2018, as UK consumers ate 4.4 billion plant-based meals throughout the year. In comparison to the previous year, 150 million more meat-free meals were being consumed, as vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets increase in popularity. The new information from Kantar Worldpanel states that 1 per cent of households…

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