20th June 2022 Awards / Plant-based
Sustainable Foods’ plant-based brand Plan*t has taken out the supreme award at this year’s Vegan Sausage Awards for its sage and onion sausage.
The fourth annual New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards take place tomorrow Friday 17 June with vegan news anchor, Mike McRoberts, lined up as the celebrity judge.
Otis Oat Milk has appointed a New Zealand sales and merchandising agency as part of plans to rapidly scale-up its presence in the fast-growing category. The plant-based milk company, founded MORE »
Entries are now open for the 2022 Vegan Sausage Awards, which take place on 17th June, at the plant-based restaurant The Butcher’s Son.
Australia and New Zealand’s first alternative proteins conference, AltProteins, takes place in Melbourne today.
Boring Oat Milk’s Morgan Maw is casting her eye around international markets to assess the next move for what is New Zealand’s first fully domestically manufactured oat milk.
Chocolate makers from all over the world entered the Vegan Society Aotearoa’s first Vegan Chocolate Awards with the hope of becoming a winner in one of seven categories.
“We’re not going to disrupt the market or build market share by offering a ‘me-too’ product at the same price,” says Berkano co-founder Nicholas Harlow.
“What’s really needed is to transform our whole food systems, not the product,” according to IPES-Food.
One of the biggest individual contributions people can make is eating a diet rich in plant-based food, with moderate intake of meat and dairy.
Registration has opened for the Vegan Society Aotearoa’s inaugural Chocolate Awards.
Investments in ventures like Raglan Food Co and Sustainable Foods are a vote of confidence in New Zealand’s burgeoning plant-based sector.
The venture uses molecular farming technology to cut the cows out of protein production.
Is plant-based meat cooling off? The Financial Times takes a look.
Fonterra-owned Anchor has launched its plant-based milk bottles in supermarkets in the South Island.
The Commerce Commission is considering an application by Life Health Foods NZ to purchase 100% of meat alternative manufacturer Chalmers Organics.
The Northland business is on track to complete a pre-seed fundraising round that will help it ramp up production and increase direct sales.
The global retail giant moved to a more locally-sourced and plant-based menu across the ditch.
The purpose-led company commits to being a customer of New Zealand’s first purpose-built oat milk processing factory.
The plant-based giant arrives in NZ and tells the Ticker how it plans to make an impact on the market.
The funds will be ploughed into scale-up for a US foodservice launch of animal-free mozzarella next year.
Irina Miller’s foodtech startup is seeking to develop alternative dairy proteins for a new generation of vegan foods.
The fermented foods firm is looking to strengthen its domestic position with a drive into a nascent plant-based healthy food chiller category.
Milk 2.0 has overhauled Natural Abundance’s portfolio and built up distribution after buying the snack company.
Investor and customer interest is being lined up for the $50m Southland oat milk factory, keeping it on track for a 2022 opening.
KitKat V will be on New Zealand shop shelves from October 11 for a limited time.
Pavé clinches the contract to manage New Zealand sales for the plant-milk giant in the fast-growing category.
Raglan Food Co has launched into the Pacific Islands and is eyeing entry into the Middle East with grocery heavyweight Spinneys following expansion in Asia.
The plant-based milk business will ring-fence 1% of sales revenue to invest into making oats a “viable and exciting” alternative for farmers to grow.
The Wellington food firm establishes the hub to foster NZ’s plant-based sector after taking over a former Fonterra factory.
Icehouse Ventures, Hillfarrance Scout Fund and ArcAngels back Christchurch plant-based startup.
Australian alt-meat success story Fable Food is partnering with local specialist Sustainable Foods to enter NZ.
A New Zealand chef who pioneered the development of avocado milk has teamed up with a buttercup squash grower to develop a new plant-milk destined for export markets in Asia.
The Raglan Food Co is one of three New Zealand companies who made the inaugural Forbes Asia 100 to Watch.
New Zealand’s newest oat milk venture heads offshore to meet local demand as it waits for the proposed $50m Southland production facility.
Plant Research would this summer enter the final stages of development and multiplication of chickpea and soy varieties developed specifically for New Zealand’s maritime environment.
The supreme winner of the Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand inaugural Vegan Cheese Awards was Dunedin deli Let Them Eat Vegan’s Cheddar Spread.
New Zealand medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp start-up Greenfern Industries has appointed Brent King as its independent non-executive chair.
The Vegan Society’s inaugural vegan cheeses awards attracted more than 30 entries from New Zealand plant-based cheese makers.
A video presentation from AgResearch senior scientist Dr Simon Loveday on whether New Zealand’s dairy companies could instead start processing plant proteins.
The seven-year old company formerly known as Raglan Coconut Yoghurt is on a mission to change the world one plant-based product at a time.
The plant-based startup is seeking investment as it targets annual sales of $1.2m after fielding enquiries from overseas.
UK plant-based meat maker Meatless Farm has launched a £5m ($9.9m) crowdfunding campaign with retail investors able to buy in for just £10.
The plant-based brand has snapped up shelf space and is preparing to expand further with new products and partnerships.
After a spike in demand during lockdown, the trend to add plant-based product to shopping carts is continuing into 2021.
Sustainable Foods is planning to have Plan*t products in Australia and Asia by the end of the year.
After dipping its toe into the meatless market, Burger King is going full veg with the opening – albeit temporarily – of an all-plant-based restaurant in Germany.
But we do need to think about food quite differently, says Food Nation’s co-founder.
MPI is seeking more applicants from the food sector for SFF Futures funding.
Nestlé’s Launch of Wunda pea milk in Europe follows Coca-Cola expanding into oat milk in the US.
A diverse range of new processed vegetable products are now available to Kiwi consumers thanks to a $147,000 investment from the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Southlander Justin Riley returns home to bring forward Great South’s oat initiative.
Transformational changes to the global food system often come with strings attached, according to Riddet Institute researchers.
An investment bank has been appointed to marshal growing investor interest in the $50m Southland venture.
Impossible Foods’ vice president of nutrition and health, Dr Sue Klapholz, argues that in terms of nutrition, the Impossible Burger compares very favourably to beef from a cow. And when it comes to the health and sustainability of our planet and public health “there’s no contest”.
A new plant-based ice cream is one of five business start-ups moving through to the final stage of Venture Taranaki’s business accelerator, the PowerUp Ideas Competition.
For the third consecutive year, the growth in sales of plant-based meat, dairy and eggs in the US outpaced conventional animal product sales.
The fast-growing alternative protein market is on track to account for 11% of the global protein market by 2035.
The move into Asia builds on market presence in Australia, Europe and the US.
Increased popularity in plant-based meat substitutes could create opportunities for producers in NZ.
With the likes of Sir David Attenborough advocating for it, plant-based eating is becoming less of a trend, and more of a to-do.
Plant-based food producer, NEXT! Is behind the release of the bacon-like product.
The plant-based brand collective is collaborating with restaurateur Ganesh Raj.