Fats & oils

Beyond Meat expands plant-based portfolio with Beyond Sausage

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Beyond Meat expands plant-based portfolio with Beyond Sausage

By Elaine Watson

Beyond Sausage - the latest innovation from plant-based brand Beyond Meat – is made with pea protein isolate, fava bean protein, rice protein, potato starch, coconut oil and beet juice “to deliver on the juicy, satisfying taste and texture of pork sausage,...

Private equity firm KKR wins auction for Unilever’s spreads business

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Private equity firm KKR wins auction for Unilever’s spreads business

By Elaine Watson

Unilever has received a binding offer from US buyout fund KKR to purchase its global spreads business for €6.825bn ($8bn) following an auction in which it saw off competing bids from CVC Capital Partners, Apollo Global Management, Clayton Dubilier &...

Bryan Crowley: 'Our vision is big but simple: we want to change the way the world looks at food...'

Soylent products now in 500+ bricks & mortar stores including H.E.B. and 7-Eleven

Bryan Crowley assumes CEO role at Soylent, gears up for wider bricks & mortar rollout after trial at 7-Eleven ‘blew away our expectations’

By Elaine Watson

Bryan Crowley is moving into the CEO role at Los Angeles-based Soylent as the high-profile meal replacement brand seeks to expand its retail footprint in bricks & mortar stores following a trial at 7-Eleven that “blew away our expectations.”

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Will low-glycemic be the next gluten-free?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Will low-glycemic be the next gluten-free?

By Elizabeth Crawford

Every 21 seconds someone in the US discovers they have diabetes, setting a breakneck pace that is fueling a 6% annual increase in the number of Americans diagnosed with the chronic disease for which there is no cure, but which can be managed in part through...

When Nada Moo first hit shelves at Whole Foods in Austin, Texas, in 2005, the target audience was vegans and people with food intolerances. Today, it’s sharing real estate with Ben & Jerry’s and Halo Top, and enjoyed by consumers across multiple demographics, including dairy ice cream lovers.

NadaMoo! raises $4m to fuel plant-based frozen dessert ambitions

By Elaine Watson

NadaMoo! – which is carving out a niche at the premium end of the dairy-free frozen dessert market with its organic coconut milk based wares – has raised $4m in a Series A financing round led by InvestEco Capital and supported by District Ventures Capital,...

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The Elegance of Expeller-Pressed

Simply put: today's consumers want food, simply. One way to meet this demand is with expeller-pressed oils. Expeller-pressing is gentler on the earth...