Chipotle Extends Lifestyle Bowls With Meatless “Plant-Powered” Options

March 4, 2019 Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced its “Plant-Powered” Lifestyle Bowl options, which include a new preconfigured organic plant-based protein “Vegan” bowl as well as a “Vegetarian” bowl that includes guacamole. Plant-Powered bowls are the first extensions in the brand’s Lifestyle Bowl offering, which launched earlier this year with Keto, Paleo, Whole30 and double protein diet-approved menu options.

Tyson Plans Own Plant-Based Foods

Demand for products that look, feel and taste like meat, poultry and cheese will likely continue to grow, Tyson Foods said this week. The company plans to develop its own similar protein products and they could be on store shelves as early as this year, said Noel White, the company’s president and chief executive.

Formulating Plant-Based Foods that Consumers Want, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

February 11, 2019 Xtalks

A growing consumer focus on health and sustainability is driving significant change in the food and beverage industry and has led to an increase in demand for free-from, vegan and alternative dairy products. However, formulating dairy products made with plant-based ingredients is inherently challenging.

All Areas of US Realize Double-Digit Growth in Case Shipments of Plant-Based Proteins to Foodservice Operators

January 23, 2019 NPD Group

Case shipments of plant-based protein from broadline foodservice distributors to foodservice operators increased by 20 percent in the year ending November 2018 compared to year ago with all Census regions showing double-digit growth, reports The NPD Group.

Chobani Launches First-Ever Non-Dairy, Plant-Based Recipe

January 10, 2019 Chobani

“We have a belief: if we can’t make something better, we don’t make it at all. And for some time, we’ve felt that people deserve better non-dairy options,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani. “We’ve come up with something that’s much better than what’s out there – a new recipe that’s absolutely delicious, but also meets our food philosophy of being nutritious, made with only natural ingredients and at a price that’s accessible to all.