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Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

19 Apr 2021

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

Signs of intent in plant-based meat makers' Asia push

9 Apr 2021

A clutch of announcements this week underline the optimism among makers of plant-based meat alternatives about the opportunity in Asia, writes Dean Best.

Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds

29 Mar 2021

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies.

Plant-based meat's health challenges

4 Mar 2021

Meat-alternative companies are facing scrutiny over the health credentials of their products. Simon Harvey looks at the questions being asked and how manufacturers are reacting.

Beyond Meat unruffled by Impossible Foods price cuts

1 Mar 2021

The US meat-free group has seen its rival slash prices in the retail and foodservice channels in recent weeks.

Beyond Meat hails fast-food deals but shares fall on Q4 results

26 Feb 2021

Beyond Meat has struck contracts with two major QSR chains but shares in the US-based meat-free supplier still fell amid Q4 results Wall Street said were weaker than expected.

PepsiCo joins with Beyond Meat in plant-based snacks, drinks venture

26 Jan 2021

Food and drink giant PepsiCo has formed a plant-based joint venture in the US with a company present in alternative-proteins.

Beyond Meat plans new HQ, R&D centre in California

15 Jan 2021

Meat-free business Beyond Meat plans to shift to a new headquarters, which will also house a R&D centre.

The trends to watch in China in 2021

4 Dec 2020

What trends and product categories could be the ones to watch in China in 2021? just-food's Peter Peverelli offers us a flavour of what to keep an eye on next year?

New products – Beyond Meat picks China to debut 'pork' mince; Gerber hits frozen aisle; Mondelez launches dual-branded biscuit; Bob's Red Mill rolls out grain-free baking mixes

20 Nov 2020

This week's selection of new products includes US-based Gerber's frozen Freshful Start Bowls and Bites and a new hybrid cookie product in Spain from Mondelez.

Beyond Meat's Q3 prompts plant-based reassessment

18 Nov 2020

In the wake of quarterly results that disappointed Wall Street, Dean Best reports on some of the questions facing Beyond Meat – and the plant-based meat category.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

New products – Saputo adds US to Cathedral City roster; Premier Foods debuts Sharwood's reduced-sugar sachets; Nestle's NAT Bears cereal in UK; Good Good Krunchy Keto Bars hit US

18 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products includes faux meatballs from Beyond Meat in the US and plant-based additions to Symington's Naked pot meal range in the UK.

Beyond Meat inks deal for China production facilities

8 Sep 2020

US plant-based protein company Beyond Meat has signed a deal to develop manufacturing facilities in a major Asian market.

Beyond Meat joins raft of food firms entering direct-to-consumer

27 Aug 2020

Beyond Meat, the California-based alternative-protein business, has launched a new e-commerce channel in the US.

Lightlife sparks US meat-free war of words

26 Aug 2020

The Lightlife brand, owned by Canadian meat giant Maple Leaf Foods, has taken aim at the ingredients used by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods.

Expect more beef as Lightlife seeks plant-based high ground

26 Aug 2020

Lightlife's war of words with Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods is another sign meat-free is now mainstream – and has brands battling it out as their peers have done in the past.

The plant-based potential in beef-loving Brazil

19 Aug 2020

Plant-based alternatives to meat are even starting to carve out a foothold in Brazil and, while the market is a long way from mainstream, there's optimism for the future.

Beyond Meat to expand price offensive

6 Aug 2020

Beyond Meat has made some progress in the price point of its meat-free burgers, revealed in the US firm's second-quarter results.

China 'keen to encourage foreign investment in meat – and plant-based'

31 Jul 2020

The Chinese government is reportedly keen to encourage foreign investment to develop certain food sectors.

Meat-free firm Beyond Meat enters Brazil

16 Jul 2020

US meat-free upstart Beyond Meat has entered one of the world's largest markets for conventional beef.

Beyond Meat set to make China retail bow

1 Jul 2020

US plant-based protein company Beyond Meat is about to make its debut on supermarket shelves in a major Asian market.

Beyond Meat eyes European growth after buying manufacturing plant

11 Jun 2020

US alternative-protein business Beyond Meat is planning to expand its production capabilities in Europe after making a purchase in the Netherlands.

Beyond Meat secures plant-based burger deal in China with KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell

1 Jun 2020

Free-from firm Beyond Meat has sealed another deal in China featuring the US firm's plant-based burgers.

Plant-based meat must target local tastes to succeed in China

21 May 2020

just-food's China market columnist Peter Peverelli weighs up the growing activity in the country's market for plant-based meat alternatives.

Investment in US alternative-protein companies hits "record" high - report

14 May 2020

Research from the US has revealed that investment cash is flooding into alternative-protein companies.

Beyond Meat seeks to adapt despite bumper Q1 - five things to learn

11 May 2020

Q1 sales and profits were stronger than expected at Beyond Meat. There could, however, be some near-term pressures due to the impact of Covid-19. Simon Harvey reports.

Beyond Meat makes China debut with Oatly on Starbucks plant-based menu

21 Apr 2020

Beyond Meat has entered the Chinese market for the first time in a partnership with coffee chain Starbucks and will be joined on the menu by a European dairy-free firm.

New products - Oumph debuts sausage, bacon-alternatives; Beyond Meat launches breakfast sausage in US retail; Ella's Kitchen dairy-free line; Young’s goes for Lighter option

13 Mar 2020

Our coverage of new products this week includes a plant-based breakfast sausage from Beyond Meat and a host of dairy and meat alternatives.

Beyond Meat executive chairman Seth Goldman to step down

28 Feb 2020

Beyond Meat, which made its stock market bow last summer, announced its executive chairman Seth Goldman is to step down.

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