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Starbuck CEO accepts ditching dairy for vegan milk is important to cut carbon footprint

While Starbucks has announced a five-point strategy to become ‘resource positive’, the CEO agrees plant-based options are the way forward to achieve the brand’s 2030 sustainability goals. An audit conducted by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Quantis showed that in 2018 Starbucks operations emitted 16 million metric tons of greenhouse gases, used 1 billion cubic …

Ben & Jerry’s launches non-dairy frozen desserts made with sunflower butter

Ben & Jerry’s has launched a whole new line of “non-dairy frozen dessert,” made from sunflower seeds.  While the ice cream brand’s previous non-dairy offerings were made from almond milk, it has experimented with sunflower butter for the new range. The new range includes three flavours: milk & cookies, crème brûlée, and mint chocolate cookie …

Nando’s to launch plant-based ‘The Great Pretender’ burger in Australia

Nando’s has announced plans to introduce a plant-based chicken burger that will debut at Nando’s Festival Towers in Brisbane’s CBD on January 30. The South African restaurant chain will be giving away 500 Great Pretender meatless burgers on 30 January with a side of PERi-PERi chips from 11 am at its Festival Towers store in …

Applewood struggles to make enough vegan cheese due to overwhelming demand

Applewood’s vegan cheese has been widely sought after ever since it launched last October. Applewood’s first-ever vegan cheese in collaboration with VBites, has been such a smash hit that VBites has its employees working overtime to manage bigger batches. Increased demand has also led Applewood to extend its listing from 235 to 470 Asda stores, …

Ben & Jerry’s removes ‘Happy Cows’ claim after lawsuit sues it for misrepresentation

Ben & Jerry’s has removed its claim of sourcing milk from “humane” suppliers after lawsuit exposed its deceptive marketing strategies. The Vermont based ice cream brand has modified its packaging labels in an attempt to offset a lawsuit that accuses it and its parent company-Unilever of deceiving customers about the source of the milk and …

Two Michelin star chef refuses to cater vegan food because ‘it’s a rip-off’

Nottingham based Michelin-starred chef has refused to add vegan meals on menu because he feels his critically acclaimed menu cannot be recreated with cheaply available vegan ingredients. Chef Sat Bains has had a 33-year illustrious career in which he has earned 2 Michelin stars and a reputation for his carefully curated menu that mainly caters …

Asda to close its meat and fish counters across stores

UK’s second largest supermarket, Asda has announced that it is replacing all its meat and fish sections with ready-to-eat food counters serving vegan fare among other items. Following a spate of trialing alternatives over the past year, Asda is set to transform its meat counters into “Food for Now” areas that will sell ready-to-eat items …

Ben & Jerry’s launches new vegan ice cream called “Netflix & Chilll’d”

Ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s has released its newest flavor called Netflix & Chilll’d using almond milk for the vegan version. In a first-time collaboration with Netflix, the Vermont-based ice cream company has released a flavor to capture the essence of the cult phrase-“Netflix and chill.”  The brand’s new Netflix inspired flavor features peanut …

Pret a Manger launches vegan croissant and will serve plant milk for free

Pret A Manger has dropped its surcharge for plant-based milk alternatives, added oat milk to its menu and is launching its vegan croissant just in time for Veganuary. Pret customers can now enjoy their barista prepared hot and cold drinks without paying any surcharge for milk alternatives. The sandwich coffee chain is also offering oat …

Oatly is offering free vegan drinks across the UK to help people switch to plant-based milk

Swedish plant milk brand Oatly has decided to tour parts of the UK offering free coffee, tea and chocolate drinks to encourage customers to ditch dairy for oat milk.  Oatly is on another promotional spree to entice customers to try oat milk in their beverages and this month, the vegan brand is gearing to set …

Asda launches new limited-edition vegan rainbow pizza to celebrate Veganuary

UK supermarket giant Asda has unveiled a range of delectable vegan treats this month for consumers opting for plant-based alternatives. After introducing its own-label range of 48 vegan products in time for Veganuary, the supermarket giant is back with a limited time vegan rainbow pizza. The new vegan pizza priced at £2.70 will be available …