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Can plant-based cheese come of age?

25 Feb 2021

Concerns over quality and taste have held back the market for plant-based cheese. How are suppliers trying to improve their products while competing in a wider price-driven market?

New products – Lotus Bakeries-owned Bear snacks moves into ice lollies; Litehouse's Purely Balanced dressings; Serenity Kids rolls out grain-free puffs; Nestle eyes vegan KitKat

19 Feb 2021

This week's selection of new products that caught the eye include the first vegan baby-food brand from Nestlé, and plans for a vegan KitKat, and salad dressings from Litehouse. 

New products – India FMCG giant Marico enters plant-based meat; Danone touts health virtues of Silk kids line; Chobani debuts probiotic range; Kellogg's new cereal bars

11 Dec 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a cereal partnership between Mondelez/Post Holdings and a new category in spreads for Upfield's Violife brand in the UK. 

Upfield to overhaul Canada production

8 Oct 2020

The plant-based dairy business, home to brands including Violife, is shaking up its manufacturing in Canada.

Upfield unveils carbon-labelling commitment

12 Aug 2020

Plant-based dairy-alternative business Upfield has made an environmental commitment it said will impact up to 100 million product packs.

New products – PepsiCo expands Quaker Porridge to Go bars range in UK; Upfield gives Flora US debut; Princes unveils U.ME cooking oils; Friesland organic formula in Hong Kong

7 Aug 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a Marmite Houmous from Unilever and a new protein bar from Kellogg-owned RXBAR.

New products – Upfield unveils Flora Plant block butter; General Mills rolls out Packed energy bars; Kraft Heinz palm-oil free hazelnut spread, Heinz by Nature hit Canada

31 Jul 2020

This week's batch of new products includes launches from General Mills, Nestle, Kraft Heinz and a collaboration between Migros and Innovopro.

Upfield's investment in plant-based R&D looks a good bet

18 Jun 2020

Covid-19 may have added significant uncertainty to the macroeconomic outlook but investments should still be made to lean into consumer trends proving robust, writes GlobalData.

Upfield plans plant-based R&D facility in Netherlands

11 Jun 2020

Upfield, a plant-based dairy business in the Netherlands, has revealed how it plans to take product development forward.

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.

New products - Marfrig takes plant burger to China; Nestle launches new Quality Street; Itsu partners with Meatless Farm; Mamma Chia launches dairy-free 'milk'

21 Feb 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Ginsters teaming up with Quorn in a vegan sausage roll and new Quality Street from Nestle. 

Plant-based firm Upfield applies to use 'beyond' designation in UK

13 Dec 2019

Plant-based dairy manufacturer Upfield has made a trademark application in the UK for the use of the 'beyond' terminology. 

New products - Upfield brings Blue Band margarine back to UK; The Saucy Fish Co. launches in Australia; Wensleydale Dairy Products launches The Yorkshire Creamery cheese

15 Nov 2019

The more notable new products to be pushed out food companies' doors include a move into vegan from Wessanen's UK brand Mrs Crimble's.

Flora maker Upfield to buy Violife owner Arivia

17 Oct 2019

Plant-based spreads business Upfield Group of the Netherlands has acquired a vegan food company in Greece. 

Flora owner Upfield linked with Violife acquisition

10 Oct 2019

Upfield, the Amsterdam-based business which is owned by the private-equity company KKR, has been linked with a deal to acquire a vegan food company.



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