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Manufacturers have unveiled a range of new products in time for 'Veganuary'

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Veganuary NPD round up

By William Dodds

Several food manufacturers have launched new vegan products to mark ‘Veganuary’ 2024.

An offensive vegan ad has been banned by the ASA. Image: Getty, Dimitri Otis

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Vegan ad slammed for offensive content

By Gwen Ridler

A gory video ad featuring a yogurt pot full of blood and guts has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Stratagem on closures: “It's just a big domino effect of the current crisis we're in

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What’s driving food factory closures – and how to avoid them

By Bethan Grylls

With news of administrations, proposed closures and complete shutdowns haunting the headlines, Food Manufacture takes a deep dive into the drivers, whether this is a trend set to last and what businesses can do to turn things around.

Left: OFI's Cascara made from coffee waste, Centre: Vegan Casein from Fooditive

Latest innovations in food and drink ingredients

By Gwen Ridler

From vegan proteins ‘genetically identical’ to the ones found in milk to the growth of microalgae in the pet food market, we run-down some of the latest innovations in food and drink ingredients.

The plant-based meat industry has reached a tipping point, but there's still a glimmer of hope for businesses in the sector

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Plant-based meat market at the ‘tipping point’

By Gwen Ridler

The recent string of high-profile closures in the meat alternatives market is not the end of a ‘fad’ but plant-based is reaching a mass tipping point where not every producer is going to make it, according to non-dairy cheese producer Julienne Bruno.

What's happening in the alternative protein market? Credit: Getty/coldsnowstorm

Long read

Alternative proteins: market snapshot 2023

By Bethan Grylls

Despite retail trends showing a fall in demand for alternative proteins, global revenues are projected to surpass $290bn. Here we look at each market segment and the start-ups with big potential.

Plant & Bean has appointed administrators after struggling with rising energy and raw material costs

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Plant & Bean appoints administrators

By Gwen Ridler

Alternative proteins manufacturer Plant & Bean has appointed administrators following significant disruption caused by inflation.

Your plant-based product's success may rely on this one element. Credit: Getty/Rocky89

Feature

The role of fats in plant-based foods

By Bethan Grylls

The experts at Cargill and Planted explain the importance of fats in meat and how they're creating successful plant-based fats to mimic desirable characteristics.

Food manufacturers should work harder at making plant-based foods more than just a replacement for meat

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Do we need to drop the plant-based label?

By Gwen Ridler

Manufacturers need to move the focus away from making plant-based replacements for meat products and instead make alternatives that can stand up as desirable food in their own right, according to FMCG Gurus head of research and insight Mike Hughes.

Europe continues to see investment in sustainable proteins, but the rest of the world hasn't been as luicky

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Sustainable protein investment continues growth in Europe

By Gwen Ridler

European investment in sustainable proteins – including plant-based and cultivated meat – grew 24% last year despite global economic turbulence, but Government was urged to step up their game in supporting this growing sector of industry.

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Round-up

Plant-based product launches for Veganuary 2023

By Gwen Ridler

As the plant-based community celebrates another Veganuary, we take a look at some of the new launches from the sector in this round-up of plant-based new product development.

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