Below is the March 26, 2023 episode of The Vegan Herald’s Weekly Vegan Podcast, airing every Sunday at 10am PT. Future episodes can be found by clicking here.
The report anticipates the market to reach a size of $1.2 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 13% during the forcast period (2022-2028).
“The demand for vegan products has been driven by consumers’ growing acceptance of such lifestyles, particularly among teenagers and employees in the workplace, and the market is expected to expand significantly during the estimated period”, states the report.
“World, please meet our NEW Plant-Based Snack Sticks”, KRAVE said in a recent social media post. “Made from real peas and fava beans, our vegan-friendly sticks are zero-sugar and packed with 6-grams of protein to boost your everyday, they are now available in 3 delectable flavors- Smoked Chipotle, Korean BBQ, and Cracked Peppercorn.”
In addition to the vegan sticks, KRAVE has also launched two flavors of plant-based jerky – Smoked Chipotle and Korean BBQ.
Citing higher-than-ever demand for plant-based milks in customer orders, Peet’s Coffee says that during the month of April (Earth Month), Peet’s will offer complimentary non-dairy, alternative milk in all Peet’s beverages. “This means that Peet’s customers can enjoy the addition of oat, almond or soy milk to each beverage of their choice all month long – on Peet’s – just in time for new plant-based offerings”, according to a press release.
On March 22, Peet’s spring beverage menu debuts with a new Lavender Vanilla Almond Latte and Lavender Cold Brew Oat Latte, along with a popular off-the-menu customer favorite, Peet’s creamy Vanilla Almond Matcha Latte. Spring food selections include the Plant-Based Mediterranean Flatbread, returning due to popular demand, and Peet’s Everything Plant-Based Sandwich, featuring popular plant-based ingredients from JUST Egg, Beyond Meat, and Violife cheese, which became the company’s second highest-selling warm breakfast item and earned a permanent spot on Peet’s Coffee menu in 2021.
Norwich is a city in England’s Norfolk County, with a population of around 376,000. The motion was brought by Councilmembers Alex Catt, and seconded by Councilmember Jamie Osborn, both members of the Green Party. The motion also includes efforts to improve the accessibility and availability of plant-based food across the city, including making sure plant-based options are available at council-run events and venues.
“The adoption of a Plant Based Treaty as a companion to the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement will put food systems at the heart of combating the climate crisis”, states the official website for the Plant Based Treaty. “The Treaty aims to halt the widespread degradation of critical ecosystems caused by animal agriculture, to promote a shift to more healthy, sustainable plant-based diets and to actively reverse damage done to planetary functions, ecosystem services and biodiversity.”
“Coolidge’s animal rights bona fides date all the way back to 2003, when she graced the cover of PETA’s cruelty-free shopping guide—and now, her success in The White Lotus (created by fellow vegan and PETA pal Mike White) has given her an even bigger platform for her advocacy”, said PETA in a press release. ”
She photoshopped her adopted dogs, Chewbacca (rescued from the meat trade) and Bagpipes, into her Instagram post celebrating her Golden Globes win; she has highlighted vegan fashion in interviews (“I remember a time when you couldn’t go into a designer showroom and find a purse not made of leather. But I think people are changing”); and when she starred in a Super Bowl ad for e.l.f. Beauty, she noted that she’s “always been passionate about vegan and cruelty-free beauty.”
Wicked Kitchens, which has stormed onto the scene in recent months with dozens of various products ranging from jar sauces and meal kits to frozen pizza and ice cream, announced that it is adding seven new products to its lineup. Those products include three stews, threw flavors of mac and cheese and a new flavor of ice cream.
The new ice cream flavor is Birthday Cake, an ever popular option. The ice cream includes vegan cake pieces and rainbow sprinkles. Wicked also announced a new line of Heat & Serve Stews being offered in three varieties.