I wanted to test out a new feature here on the blog. So, for the next few weeks, I’ll be doing a weekly round-up of interesting vegan-centric news stories.
FOOD + NUTRITION
It’s Like Milk but Made for Humans
Vegan oat-based milk alternative, Oatly, far exceeded sales goals thanks in part to a clever marketing campaign and has now inked a deal to increase its production 8-fold with the opening of a new bottling plant in Millville, New Jersey.
Their success has attracted would-be competition, with Quaker Oats announcing the launch of their own oat milk scheduled for January 2019.
Source: Choose Veg
Target Expands Vegan Offerings with Addition of Hodo Foods
Learning how to effectively marinate tofu is a new vegan rite of passage. California-based Hodo Foods is making everyone’s lives a little easier by launching their ready-to-eat Morrocan tofu cubes in 1,450 Target locations nationwide.
God is a Woman in Your Bathtub
Masters of the bath bomb, Lush, recently debuted a lavender tinted, silvery bomb inspired by Ariana Grande’s video for ‘God is a Woman’. The special edition bomb is made with aphrodisiac jasmine, rose oil, fair trade organic cocoa butter, shea butter, and liquid gold argan oil. Get your own for just $8.95.
Luna Lovegood is Bringing Vegan Beauty to Your Doorstep
Actress Evanna Lynch, recently seen on DWTS and best known for her portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series, has joined forces with fellow vegan actress and influencer, Daniella Monet to launch curated, monthly vegan beauty box, Kinder Beauty.
Source: Plantbased News
LaBante London: Making Green by Making the World Greener
London based vegan-certified brand LaBante London produces luxury handbags and sunglasses for the environmentally conscious consumer. In addition to filling a need for higher-end vegan accessories in the marketplace, founder and CEO Vanita Bagri also believes in giving back. 10 percent of all sales for the brand go to charities that support vegan-centric causes.
Source: PlantBased News
Beyond Meat has Goals
After spending years perfecting their product, El Segundo based meat substitute brand, Beyond Meat, filed for a U.S. initial public offering with the initial value set at $100 million. Current backers include Bill Gates and former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson.
Source: Bloomberg News
Label Lawsuit: Vegan Brand Miyoko’s Creamery Heads to Court
Despite several surveys coming to the opposite conclusion, one woman in Brooklyn claims the packaging for Miyoko’s Creamery Vegan Butter is ‘misleading’ and caused her to pay the ‘premium’ price of $6.99 while believing the product contained actual dairy.
Source: Plantbased News