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May 17, 2019

Pret a Manger 'To Buy Eat - And Turn 90 Stores Into Veggie & Vegan Outlets', Say Reports

Pret a Manger has 400 stores in the UK - including four 'Veggie Pret' outlets, based in London and Manchester

May 16, 2019

Number Of Vegans In UK Care Homes Skyrockets By 167% In 5 Years

Now advocates are calling for better provision of vegan meals in care facilities, saying there is still a lot of work to do

May 15, 2019

Vegans And Veggies To Rank Oxford University Colleges - According To Food

Voting, which opened on May 6 and runs til November 30, will be used to compile the 'Veggie Norrington' table - putting the 'need for good quality veggie food on the agenda in Oxford'

May 14, 2019

Fast-Food Giants 'Must Add Vegan Options - Or Face Consequences', Says Report

An article by Business Insider claims that evidence is mounting to show that eateries including McDonald's must cater to plant-based eaters as the diet becomes more mainstream

May 14, 2019

BOSH! Scoop 'Publishing Oscar' For Smash Hit Vegan Cookbook

The vegan cookery duo picked up the Non-Fiction: Lifestyle gong, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Yotam Ottolenghi and Tom Kerridge

May 14, 2019

Greggs To 'Launch More Vegan Options' After Sucess Of Sausage Roll

The vegan sausage roll became an internet sensation following its launch earlier this year - and was the high street bakery's most popular new item in six years

May 13, 2019

70% Of British Children Want More Vegan And Veggie School Meals, Says Poll

According to the poll, 44 percent of school pupils have tried to cut meat from their diet, and 10 percent already live a meat-free lifestyle. Pollsters conclude that 'schools are under more pressure than ever to include more options on the lunch menu'

May 5, 2019

Dunkin' CEO Looking Into Plant-Based Proteins

The multinational chain says a meatless offering will be 'up on the menu here shortly'

May 3, 2019

Major Vegan Event - VeggieWorld - Comes To China For The First Time

The event, which features exhibitors from eight countries, offers vegan products 'from all areas of life' - including milk and meat alternatives, superfoods, sweets, drinks, clothing, accessories, cosmetics, and services

April 30, 2019

Huge 'Lose Your Veganity' Pro-Vegan Posters Spotted On UK Buses

The posters are part of a campaign celebrating the launch of vegan food duo BOSH!'s second book BISH BASH BOSH!

April 16, 2019

Vegan JUST Egg To Launch At US Chain Bareburger

The egg-alternative is available in a sandwich called 'The Wake-Up Call' featuring a Beyond Meat quarter pounder, American cheese, mayo, and 'vrioche' - as well as a tortilla

April 15, 2019

Vegan Chain Veggie Grill To Expand To 50 Outlets Across US

The restaurant brand, which launched in 2006, was originally based in the west, with outlets in California, Oregon, and Washington among other cities. This year it is heading east, with plans to open in New York and Boston

April 15, 2019

Major Australia Burger Chain Is Serving Only Vegan Burgers Today

The brand, which has 137 outlets across the country, is only serving vegan patties from Beyond Burger today - saying demand for plant-based food is 'very real'

April 15, 2019

Dairy Farmer Admits Most Arguments Against Veganism Are 'Daft'

He said it's 'time for the farming community to get their head around veganism' as consumer tastes change and shoppers opt for more plant-based alternative products

April 12, 2019

Major Vegan Festival Returns To Hong Kong This Weekend

The event, Asia's biggest Conscious Festival, drew 4,500 attendees last year and looks to top that this year

April 10, 2019

Oatly Creates Chinese Word For 'Vegan Milk' As It Launches In Hong Kong

Oatly says Hong Kong people say they want more information and education about plant-based milk - and the Swedish company wants to expand the category for all like-minded businesses

April 10, 2019

US Vegan Meat Market To Reach $3 Billion by 2024, Says Report

The surge in plant-meat sales is commensurate with the growth of the vegan food sector - which topped $3.3 billion in 2018

April 10, 2019

'30% Of British Meat Eaters Planning Meat-Free Easter Meal', Says Poll

More and more people are ditching animal products at meal times - but what impact will this have on the number of vegans?

April 9, 2019

Vegan Pizzeria To Compete In World Pizza Championships For First Time

Purezza, which has outlets in London and Brighton, will be taking part in the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza this week in Parma, Italy

March 28, 2019

Best Job Ever? £50,000 To Travel The World And Taste Vegan Food

A UK job listing for the role titled 'Director of Taste' says it is a 'unique and rewarding' job which has extensive perks - but that it is also very demanding

March 27, 2019

'93% Of Flexitarians Won't Go Vegan Within 12 Months' Says YouGov Report

The organization's new white paper, titled Is the future of food flexitarian?, looks at how cooking habits and food attitudes differ between those who eat meat and those who don’t

March 19, 2019

Masterchef Goes Vegan For Episode: 'It Is Future Of Food'

Last night's episode of the UK version of the show featured vegan chef Alexis Gauthier who says he ditched animal products when he had a midlife crisis

March 15, 2019

Vegan Vending Machines On Rise In UK City

The machine, created by plant-based company Vegan Vend, offer hungry Bristolians snacks, wraps, sandwiches, and desserts sourced from local food suppliers

March 14, 2019

'We Must Adapt To Vegan Rise' Says Chef Gordon Ramsay

The famously fiery foodie used to openly mock vegans, but in recent times, he has developed his plant-based offerings in line with growing demand for animal-free food

March 13, 2019

Flexitarians Cause Egg Sales To Skyrocket: Vegan Group Warns Of Animal Suffering

More than 13 billion eggs were sold in the UK in 2018 - the highest numbers since the 1980s - leading one vegan charity to highlight the suffering of animals within the industry

March 8, 2019

Meat Bosses Launch Pro-Beef Campaign As Vegan Meals Skyrocket

The industry-led initiative is aimed at countering what it describes as 'current misinformation directed at the beef sector'

March 6, 2019

Global Meat News To Host Vegan Protein Conference As Consumer Tastes Change

The pro-meat publication is hosting the one-day event which it describes as a 'global platform to learn about plant-based proteins from different international markets'

March 5, 2019

Beyond Meat Launches Vegan 'Beyond Beef' Ground Mince

The company says the product 'enables consumers to enjoy all the benefits and versatility of ground beef while tapping into the human health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of plant-based foods'

March 3, 2019

First Vegan Farmers Market Set To Open In London

Plant Based Events has announced that the U.K. capital's very first fully vegan farmers market will take place in Portobello on March 10

March 3, 2019

New Red Food Dye Can Replace Carmine To Make Vegan Candy

Demand has been growing for vegetarian and vegan alternatives to carmine - which is made from crushed-up insects

February 27, 2019

US Army Dining Facility Now Offers Vegan Entrée At Every Meal

Fort Sill’s 'Guns and Rockets' dining facility is now the first of its kind to offer troops the plant-based options like tofu enchiladas, whenever they dine

February 26, 2019

Chinese Food Giant Panda Express To Launch Vegan Dishes In Its 2,000 Outlets

The company will be making vegan options available following a campaign by advocacy organization Vegan Outreach. From the end of this week, two dishes will be free-from animal products

February 20, 2019

Major Food Conference To Look At Progress Of Clean Meat Innovation

The conference asks whether there is a way to meet the rising demand in global meat consumption in a more sustainable way

February 19, 2019

92% Of Plant-Based Meals Eaten By Non-Vegans Last Year, Says Data

Statistics from market research company Kantar Insights shows that an increasing number of consumers are opting for a 'flexitarian' diet - choosing to regularly ditch meat and dairy from their meals

February 18, 2019

UK Restaurants 'Scrambling To Meet' Skyrocketing Demand For Vegan Food

Animal rights charity PETA has launched a guide for hospitality organizations including restaurants and pubs, to help them expand their vegan repertoires

February 18, 2019

'More Over-60's Than Ever Are Going Vegan' Says Report

While the movement is usually associated with younger people, an article by The Telegraph says an increasing number of older people are opting to ditch animal products - and experiencing the health benefits of doing so

February 5, 2019

Massive Numbers Of Young Adults Are Turning Away From Dairy

A recent survey has shown that environmental concerns are a driving factor for many of the 18-24-year-olds who have cut down on or completely ditched dairy

February 5, 2019

'91% Of Brits Adopting Flexitarian Diets' - Making Vegan Food Sales Surge

UK supermarket Sainsbury's has revealed that more and more of its customers are searching for - and buying - animal-free products as eating habits change

January 31, 2019

Veganuary Celebrates Biggest Year Ever With 250,000 Sign-Ups

The number of people taking the pledge in 2019 matched the total sign-ups from 2014-2018 - which Veganuary says shows 'how far veganism has come in recent years'

January 30, 2019

UK Vegan Population Will Skyrocket By 327% By 2020, Claims Poll

According to the survey results, the number of UK vegans will grow significantly over 2019, with pollsters claiming 2.9 people will be vegan within 12 months

January 30, 2019

Vegan Orders From Uber Eats Skyrocket By 23% In January

The online food ordering and delivery platform believes the increase ties in with Veganuary - which has seen around 250,000 people pledge to ditch animal products for a year

January 28, 2019

'Vegan Sales Are Up And Meat Is On Decline', Says Sainsbury's

The retail giant is moving its plant-based alternative products - including sausages, burgers, and mince - next to its meat counters in stores

January 23, 2019

45% Of Brits 'Would Like To Go Vegan' But Can't Ditch Cheese, Says Poll

The data, accrued by vegan cheese company Violife, looks at some of the reasons stopping people from ditching animal products - and the misconceptions about plant-based diets

January 19, 2019

Bristol Has Been Crowned The Vegan Capital Of The World

Bristol: The West Country city has shocked the world by being crowned a plant-based paradise - but we already knew that, didn't we?

January 18, 2019

Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Countries Revealed By New Data

Using Google Trends data, online food blog Chef's Pencil, compiled the list which compares the popularity of veganism across the world

January 15, 2019

Vegan Food Will Be 'Top Restaurant Trend' In 2019, Says Report

According to new data, diners are increasingly ditching meat and opting for more veggie and vegan dishes instead - with jackfruit, seaweed, and aquafaba set to be popular this year

January 11, 2019

UK Is 'World Leader' In Veganism, Says Market Expert

One in six food products launched in 2018 were vegan according to new data - doubling from the year before, meaning the UK has now overtaken previous leader Germany

January 11, 2019

Veganuary 'Close' To Smashing 300,000 Target In Its Best Year Yet

The initiative - which supports people as they try a vegan diet throughout the month of January - has seen participation skyrocket since its debut year in 2014

January 6, 2019

Veganuary Smashes 200,000 Sign-Ups, Next Target In Focus

The initiative set a goal of 300,000 - and is getting close, with another three weeks left of the month, and many more people expected to sign up for the vegan pledge

January 2, 2019

14,000 People Sign Up For Veganuary In A Single Day

The initiative which supports people as they try a vegan diet throughout January is on course for its biggest ever year

December 31, 2018

Nestle Predicts Its Vegan Business Will Hit $1 Billion Within 10 Years

The Swiss conglomerate is launching multiple plant-based products including a high-tech patty called the 'Incredible Burger' and 'Purple Walnut Milk'

December 29, 2018

Veganuary Hits 100,000 Sign-Ups - On Course For Best Year Yet

One person has been signing up for the initiative every eight seconds, putting the organization on course to hit its target of 300,000

December 28, 2018

One Person Signing Up For Veganuary 'Every 8 Seconds'

The charity - which supports people as they try a vegan diet throughout January - says 2019 is set to be its biggest year yet

December 22, 2018

Vegan Father Christmas In Major High Street Ad 'Shows Veganism Is Mainstream'

The campaign marks the rising popularity of veganism in the UK according to Italian restaurant chain Zizzi, which created it

December 18, 2018

'2018 Was The Year Veganism Went Mainstream', Says Newspaper

Major retailers have battled it out to win vegan customers and consumers are becoming more aware of the ethical and environmental implications of eating animals

December 17, 2018

Vegan Options Now Provided By 7 Out Of UK's 12 Train Companies

The growing availability of plant-based food follows a major campaign throughout this year by leading charity The Vegan Society

December 16, 2018

Tesco Launches Recipe App As More People Plan To Cook Vegan Christmas Meal

Almost one in 20 hosts will be prepping a festive vegan option for the dinner table this year

December 15, 2018

Sainsbury's Named Best Supermarket Chain For Vegans

The supermarket has hugely expanded its own-brand offering of vegan products - as well as stocking multiple items from other manufacturers

December 14, 2018

McDonald's Rumored To Be Launching Vegan Sandwich And Wrap In UK

The fast food giant has released vegan options in Finland and Sweden - is it set to do the same in the UK?

December 13, 2018

EU Meat Consumption Will Drop By 2030, Says Report

The per capita amount of meat eaten will fall over the next 12 years, as consumers become more conscious of factors like the environmental impact of their food

December 12, 2018

Vegan Food Will Be Top Trend For 2019, Says Uber Eats

The food delivery service also revealed that many of the most popular dishes in 2018 were plant-based, including toast, avocado, and hummus

December 11, 2018

Global Vegan Protein Market To Skyrocket By 2023, Says Report

The 'global vegan population base' has been partially credited for the sector's ongoing growth

December 11, 2018

'Brands Must Prepare For Vegan Rush - Or Miss Out', Says Expert

Thousands of consumers opt for plant-based options during January - many inspired by Veganuary - and retailers should try and meet demand

December 2, 2018

Vegan Christmas Dinners Are 'Replacing Traditional Turkey Feasts'

A growing number of diners are opting for meat-free festive dinners - and more major retailers are making it easier to offer a plant-based spread

November 28, 2018

Deliveroo Increases Vegan Restaurant Listings By 128%

According to the delivery platform, more people are opting for animal-free dishes, which is reflected in the rise of dishes available to order

November 28, 2018

One-Fifth Of Brits Are 'Likely To Go Vegan', Says Study

The research shows that the increasing number of plant-based options in restaurants means more and more people are opting for animal-free meals when dining out

November 25, 2018

New Vegan Chef School Aims To Meet Growing Demand For Plant-Based Cuisine

The Plant Academy aims to teach would-be chefs all they need to know about providing imaginative plant-based food to a growing population of vegans

November 23, 2018

Pub Ditches 'Shoulder Of Mutton' Name To Appeal To Vegans

The landlady of the York pub has also added lots of vegetarian and vegan dishes to the menu in a bid to attract a more diverse clientele

November 20, 2018

Vegan Companies 'Struggling To Meet' Growing Demand

More and more people are turning to plant-based options, which is leaving some manufacturers with stock shortages as they try and increase production

November 19, 2018

'Vegan Backlash Has Begun: Carnivore Diet Is Becoming Popular' Claims Major Newspaper

According to the Mail Online, an increasing number of people are opting for all-meat diets, rejecting plant-based foods in favor of high-protein options

November 2, 2018

Vegan Pies Praised In Major New Zealand Awards

Judges commented on the high quality of pastry

November 2, 2018

Vegan Oat And Almond Milks Booming In UK Coffee shops

The products have seen 4x year-on-year growth

November 1, 2018

13% Of Brits Now Vegan Or Veggie - And 21% Are Cutting Meat Intake

The 'mindfulness of our wellbeing and environment' is being credited for the change

November 1, 2018

BOSH! Announce Follow-Up To Record-Breaking Vegan Book: BISH BASH BOSH!

The plant-based pair have been described as the 'vegan Jamie Oliver'

October 31, 2018

Two-Thirds Of Young Brits Say Veganism Will Increase In The Future

Polling shows an increasing number of people are reducing their meat intake

October 29, 2018

Sainsbury's Vegan And Veggie Range Skyrockets By 35% This Month

The retail giant is offering more meat-free products to meet growing demand

October 24, 2018

Meat Giant Maple Leaf Pledges To 'Accelerate' Vegan Sector With New 'Greenleaf' Subsidiary

Plant-based brand Field Roast is part of Greenleaf's portfolio

October 24, 2018

UK Supermarkets In Battle To Meet Soaring Demand For Vegan Food

The sector has become increasingly competitive over the last year

October 22, 2018

Vegan And Veggie Food Sales Skyrocket By 85% At Waitrose In UK

The upmarket retailer has reported huge growth in this sector over the last 12 months

October 17, 2018

Vegan Food Is 'Fastest Growing Culinary Trend Of 2018', Says Tesco

The retail giant has spearheaded the move towards vegan options in supermarkets

October 14, 2018

Steak and Seafood Pros Set To Open Vegan Restaurant In Bournemouth

Mello and Rush hope to turn Twelve Eatery into a nationwide chain

October 12, 2018

Vegan Options Now 'Essential' For Hospitality Outlets, Says Leading Food Publication

It says plant-based diets have been 'catapulted into the mainstream'

October 1, 2018

‍ 44% Of Generation Z Say Being Vegan Is 'Cooler Than Smoking'

Young people are driving the move towards meat-free dining

September 30, 2018

Should Plant-Based Products Be Called 'Milk'? FDA Requests Comments

The organization is seeking feedback on the use of the word 'milk' in product labeling

September 28, 2018

CrossCountry Trains Debuts Vegan Options After Increased Demand

A vegan cheese sandwich will now be available on board

September 25, 2018

Luxury Hotel Launches Vegan Menu To Meet Growing Demand

Plant-based dishes are available in the hotel's three restaurants

September 23, 2018

Vegan Holiday Recipes Debut In Forks Over Knives Magazine

The magazine is designed to make plant-based living 'fun and approachable'

September 23, 2018

Vegan Kebab Joint What The Pitta To Open Brighton Location

The Brighton location will be the brand's fourth overall

September 19, 2018

10,000 To Attend Beijing Pop Plant-Based Festival As Veganism Grows In China

The event is the first of its kind in the country

September 16, 2018

Canadian College Opens Fully Vegan Eatery

The restaurant opened in response to increasing demand

September 14, 2018

US Vegan Food Sales Explode - Exceeding $3.7 Billion In One Year

New data shows growth across all key plant-based categories

September 11, 2018

Vegan Fast Food Joint Takes Place Of San Diego Burger King

Plant Power Fast Food now has 3 US locations

September 11, 2018

Celebrities Mýa And Maggie Q To Appear In New Vegan Doc

The film features leaders in plant-based nutrition, business, and outreach

September 6, 2018

2019 Good Food Guide Ranks Restaurants With Vegan Menu For First Time

This inclusion reflects the sharp increase in interest in vegan dining

September 4, 2018

Jamaican Restaurant In London To Go Vegan For Three Months

Buster Mantis in Deptford is teaming up with musician and foodie Denai Moore

September 3, 2018

Massive Demand For Vegan Food Is Leading A Retail Revolution

The supermarket landscape in changing as retailers target vegans, veggies, and meat reducers with new products

September 2, 2018

2.1 Million Australians Now Meat-Free, Says Study

Businesses have been advised to take advantage of increasing demand

September 1, 2018

Tesco Issues Cheese Recall Due To 'Production And Hygiene' Concerns

The supplier produced the cheese without FSA approval

September 1, 2018

Vegan University Dining Hall Estimates 85% Of Diners Are Nonvegan

Most of the students reportedly 'just like the way the food tastes'