Brakes begins prep for Veganuary with support for partners

The worldwide phenomenon that began in the UK called Veganuary, which has seen millions embrace eating vegan-only options for at least 31 days, is less than a month away. Retailers, wholesale and foodservice are already bracing for the big switch after the Christmas season. UK wholesaler Brakes, capitalizing on the lean toward more healthy eating […]

Growing demand for plant-forward food

Plant-forward is now the widely accepted term for menus and eating patterns that include more plant-based ingredients and fewer animal-sourced ingredients. The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), in its Have A Plant: The Plant-Forward Eating Guide, positions plant-forward as an inclusive style of eating that is appealing to more people simply because it doesn’t omit […]

Co-op unveils healthy, sustainable Summer line of to-go options

UK retailer the Co-op has launched its new Summer food-to-go range of products that are more healthy and more sustainable, thanks to the introduction of more vegan options and reduced packaging. The elimination of plastic cutlery is just one of the many environmentally friendly moves the chain is making, which includes getting rid of 274 […]

Retail roundup: Aldi sees huge spike in vegan sales; Sainsbury’s increases Hub

Aldi UK officials say that plant-based item sales rose by 500% during the last month, affectionately known as Veganuary, as healthy eating trends continue two years after the start of the pandemic. Because of the increase in demand and a 250% boon in plant-based sales during 2021, Aldi stepped up its range of products by […]

Capital markets across Europe show big interest in Greenfood’s sustainability bond

Sweden’s Greenfood AB, a leader in healthy, convenient food from fruits and vegetables to sandwiches, was granted a four-year sustainability bond worth SEK 1,050 million. Greenfood Group says the bond, which is linked to its sustainability targets, drew huge interest from Nordic and European capital investors and became oversubscribed. It had received the highest potential […]

Berry Gardens turns to athletics’ star for new ‘Taste’ campaign

Berry Gardens has a new, very familiar and health-conscious spokesperson for its six-figure More Than Taste marketing campaign: triple jump World Champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. Ennis-Hill is helping the UK’s largest co-operative of British berry growers pitch its blueberries and three varieties from Driscoll’s – Maravilla raspberries, Victoria Sweet blackberries and Zara strawberries. Ennis-Hill is not […]