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Pret a Manger’s ‘Veggie Pret’ brand set for rapid expansion with acquisition of eat’s 96 stores

Pret a Manger is planning to ramp up its focus on the plant-based market with the expansion of its Veggie Pret brand. The chain is in talks to buy ‘the majority’ of sandwich chain Eat’s 96 stores to assist the development of its vegetarian and vegan branch, according to reports. At the moment Pret only …

Mr Kipling Creator Premier Foods To Launch ‘Plantastic’ Vegan Range Of Desserts And Soups To Target ‘Growing Trends’

Supermarket giant Premier Foods, the maker of Mr. Kipling and Bisto, has announced plans to launch a range of vegan desserts and soups this year. The company is developing a ‘Plantastic’ range which it says is in response to ‘current customer trends’. Premier Foods has a huge range of supermarket products including Ambrosia Rice and …

Veganism is a stock market winner as shares in Greggs and Beyond Meat soar

Interest, excitement and investment in the vegan meat-alternative market is swelling to unprecedented levels and creating huge profits for companies reacting to the rise of veganism. Shares in Greggs boomed to an all-time high yesterday (May 14) due largely to the sensational popularity of its vegan sausage roll. This follows Beyond Meat’s incredible debut on …

Review: vegan Pizzeria Purezza, the world pizza of the year winner capable of converting the most dedicated cheese lover

Vegan pizzeria Purezza is at the forefront of a new generation of plant-based restaurants which provide a truly indulgent experience, and can be hugely influential in tearing apart common misconceptions about a vegan diet. The company’s restaurants in London and Brighton are the perfect answer to anyone who thinks they can’t go vegan because they …

Papa John’s has launched a vegan cheesy hot dog pizza, and people are loving it

Pizza delivery chain Papa John’s has added a new hot dog-style vegan pizza to its UK menu. The US-inspired pizza is covered in vegan cheese, plant-based hot dog sausages and mustard – and has a Heinz Tomato Ketchup base. The sausage is made from soy, while Papa John’s uses Sheese in place of dairy cheese …

Ginsters has launched a vegan Moroccan vegetable pasty

Cornish pastry company Ginsters is set to release a vegan Moroccan Vegetable Pasty to meet growing demand for mainstream plant-based options. Ginsters is the largest pastry-maker in the UK and has created the recipe with Michelin-starred chef Chris Eden. The company already sells a vegetarian Moroccan Vegetable Pasty, but the recipe is being adapted to …

Schools in Glasgow must now offer vegan meals after a landmark human rights challenge

Schools in Glasgow will now need to offer a plant-based school meal option thanks to a human rights challenge by vegan campaigners. A parent in East Renfrewshire made a request for their child to have a vegan option available, but authorities initially rejected the request. Go Vegan World stepped in to help the vegan parent, …

Sainsbury’s to launch vegan ‘BBQ Ribz’ and fat-free bacon

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s is delving deeper into the plant-based market with two new meat alternative products. The company claims to be the first to release a vegan ‘BBQ Ribz’, which join the supermarket’s vegan range Plant Power. Sweet ‘n’ Smoky Veggie Ribz cost shoppers £4, are made with tempeh and are covered in a sweet …

UK bar chain Slug & Lettuce launches 12 new vegan options on its summer menu

UK bar chain Slug & Lettuce has launched a new summer menu featuring 12 new vegan options. The company, which runs 70 sites in the UK, has shifted its focus to be more plant-based to keep up with consumer trends. New vegan options include the Smoky Soya Sloppy Joe tostada with vegan smoky bacon-flavoured crumb, …

KFC admits meat sales are doomed to decline in bizarre bacon burger ad campaign

KFC has admitted that sales of meat products are under threat due to the rise in veganism in a strange ad campaign which has been described as ‘unethical’. The promotion pictures a meaty burger and urges customers to ‘try before you turn vegan’. An accompanying message explains: “Let’s be frank – we’ve timed this burger …

Frankie & Benny’s has added 7 new vegan options including a plant-based full English breakfast

UK restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s has added seven new vegan options due to the ‘great success’ of a new plant-based selection introduced earlier this year. The Italian-American restaurant diner, which has 250 sites across the UK, has added to an existing 15 vegan dishes to bring the total to 22 plant-based options. The new …

KFC is developing a vegan chicken burger

KFC is in the process of developing a vegan chicken burger due to overwhelming demand for plant-based options. Last year a petition launched by PETA called for vegan KFC options, gaining 12,000 signatures and catching the fast-food giant’s attention. Following the campaign, earlier this year the company announced plans to introduce plant-based options, with the …