Meat Alternatives

JBS to focus its efforts on its plant-based operations in Brazil and Europe 'which continue to gain market share and expand their respective customer bases...' Image credit: Planterra Foods

JBS pulls plug on Planterra Foods US plant-based meat operation

By Elaine Watson

Meat giant JBS has pulled the plug on its US plant-based meat division Planterra Foods just over two years after debuting the ‘OZO’ brand at Kroger in summer 2020, and is closing a 189,000 square foot factory it opened in Denver in December 2021.

Dr Mike Leonard: 'Motif has developed unique approaches to analyzing, discovering, and designing both plant-based ingredients and foods to better address unmet customer needs and tastes...' Image credit: Elaine Watson

New CEO at Motif FoodWorks after recent round of layoffs

By Elaine Watson

Boston-based food tech firm Motif FoodWorks has promoted its CTO Dr Michael Leonard to the role of CEO, effective immediately, as current CEO Jonathan McIntyre moves to an advisory role in the company.

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Mintel: What meat alternative attributes matter most to consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Demand for meat alternatives continues to be on the rise with a third of US consumers planning to buy more vegetarian/plant-based food products in the next year, according to Mintel's Better-For-You Eating Trends survey from August 2018, polling...

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