Proteins, non-dairy

Investment into R&D dented Quorn Foods’ 2018 profits

Quorn Foods’ R&D investment dents profits

By James Ridler

Investment into research and development (R&D) saw meat alternatives manufacturer Quorn Foods take a £5m hit to its profits in its financial results for the year ending 31 December 2018.

Lucy Wager's Pudology is one of the brands taking advantage of the free-from desserts sector

Development hub

The pull of free-from puddings

By Ellie Woollven

As vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian trends take hold, start-up firms are capitalising on the free-from puddings sector.

Investors are looking to put their money into meat-alternatives producers

Time is right for meat alternative start-ups

By James Ridler

Now is the perfect time for start-ups in the alternative meat sector, as a growing number of investors look to fund businesses within the market, according to the head of investment at CPT Capital.

Vbites owner Heather Mills has purchased her third food factory

Heather Mills buys third food factory

By James Ridler

Heather Mills, owner of vegan food manufacturer VBites, has purchased the former Coty/Procter & Gamble factory in Newcastle for an undisclosed sum.

One-in-four consumers would like to see a change to how non-meat products are labelled

Meat labelling survey calls for debate

By Aidan Fortune

One-in-four consumers believe vegetarian products should not be allowed to have meat-related names like sausage or burger, a survey has found.