The company's chief executive said the purpose of the deal - which saw Pret buy around 90 outlets of its smaller rival, is to 'serve a growing demand of vegetarian and vegan customers who want delicious, high-quality food and drink options'
Pret a Manger has 400 stores in the UK - including four 'Veggie Pret' outlets, based in London and Manchester
Now advocates are calling for better provision of vegan meals in care facilities, saying there is still a lot of work to do
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'
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
The vegan cookery duo picked up the Non-Fiction: Lifestyle gong, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Yotam Ottolenghi and Tom Kerridge
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
From new vegan protein alternatives, artisan cheeses to the tipping point in perceptions of veganism, Kale United founder Måns Ullerstam on the five key plant-based growth trends for 2019
Purezza, which has outlets in London and Brighton, will be taking part in the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza this week in Parma, Italy
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
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
The new breakfast roll contains the plant-based Beyond Breakfast Sausage alongside cheese and egg. But vegans can order the sandwich with lettuce and tomato instead to make it totally animal-free
Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan complained that 'the Millennials have taken over' after a vegan pie scooped top honors at a major culinary competition
2019 was branded ‘The Year Of The Vegan’ by multiple press outlets - and it’s certainly the case in this corner of the culinary world
The industry-led initiative is aimed at countering what it describes as 'current misinformation directed at the beef sector'
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'
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
Animal rights charity PETA has launched a guide for hospitality organizations including restaurants and pubs, to help them expand their vegan repertoires
The hospitality industry has seen a 123 percent rise in vegan-specific job roles over the past 12 months - with businesses expanding their staff skillsets as well as product ranges
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
The retail giant is moving its plant-based alternative products - including sausages, burgers, and mince - next to its meat counters in stores
Using Google Trends data, online food blog Chef's Pencil, compiled the list which compares the popularity of veganism across the world
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
A UK-based vegan meat company is launching a pop-up dining concept off the back of the significant growth of the plant-based sector in recent times
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
The initiative which supports people as they try a vegan diet throughout January is on course for its biggest ever year
The Swiss conglomerate is launching multiple plant-based products including a high-tech patty called the 'Incredible Burger' and 'Purple Walnut Milk'
One person has been signing up for the initiative every eight seconds, putting the organization on course to hit its target of 300,000
The charity - which supports people as they try a vegan diet throughout January - says 2019 is set to be its biggest year yet
The fast food giant has made some notable vegan launches over recent months - including two burgers in Finland - with new options rumored to launch in the UK
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
The food delivery service also revealed that many of the most popular dishes in 2018 were plant-based, including toast, avocado, and hummus
The 'global vegan population base' has been partially credited for the sector's ongoing growth
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
According to the delivery platform, more people are opting for animal-free dishes, which is reflected in the rise of dishes available to order
The 'mindfulness of our wellbeing and environment' is being credited for the change
The sector has become increasingly competitive over the last year
This is one of the first non-burger uses of the Impossible 'meat'
The restaurant also features Mexican dishes - veganized
The roll-out follows a successful limited trial run
The 'bleeding' vegan burger is slowly and surely becoming the norm
The plant-based food tech startup intends on replacing all farmed animals with plant-based products
The vegan patty is becoming more widely available in food outlets across the States
Scientists are working hard to create food they say could save the planet
The vegan patty is a response to customer demand for plant-based meat
Vegan food is becoming more popular
The western world is falling out of love with dairy, while the dairy-free market is growing rapidly as more people turn towards alternative products