12th October 2021 NZ Functional Foods / Plant-based
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.