Lidl launches 17 new vegan products and more plant-based news this week



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Gone are the days when those who ate plant-based had few options available. Consumer preferences are changing and businesses are eager to meet demand.

To keep you informed, Plant news will publish a weekly roundup of vegan food launches from around the world. Here’s what’s new for this week.

North America


One of the world’s largest food companies, Danone, has announced a collaboration with Brightseed, a biotechnology company that uses AI technology to explore the health benefits of plant-based compounds.

The three-year partnership will see Danone use Brightseed’s findings to develop new vegan products. In 2018, Danone has announced plans to triple its global herbal sales by 2025 – from $ 1.9 billion to around $ 5.7 billion.

Danone also revealed that it will launch new dairy-free milks later this year. The company said the main obstacle to plant-based milk is taste and texture, which it aims to overcome.

“Against this opportunity, we will launch a new dairy-type technology under Silk NextMilk, under So Delicious Wondermilk and under Alpro Not Milkâ€, Danone noted.

Modern Meat

Modern Plant-Based Foods launched its first line of products in the United States, including crabless cakes and remoulade.

It is not yet clear where the products are available. However, Chris Parkinson – Modern Meat’s brand and relationship manager – said, “We expect Modern Meat to hit retail shelves on the West Coast of the United States shortly.

“Our company works diligently with a range of distributors to ensure visibility on store shelves. We expect significant growth in the coming months thanks to this expansion plan. “

Wild type

Clean meat company Wildtype says its sushi-grade alternative salmon will be available to American diners by the end of the year. Wildtype predicts that it will provide up to 200.00 pounds of product per year.

Salmon is grown with cell culture, which means it tastes the same as salmon from animal sources and contains omega-3 fatty acids. The additional bonus? It does not contain mercury, microplastics, parasites or antibiotics, which are often found in farmed or wild salmon.

Planterra Foods

OZO vegan meat is said to be more sustainable than animal-based options. Credit: Aliments Planterra

The world’s largest meat supplier, JBS, strives to adapt to changing consumer habits. It has its own plant-based division – Planterra Foods – which launched in the refrigerated aisle last year as OZO. OZO produces vegan meat substitutes in an effort to provide more sustainable food choices.

OZO products are now also available in the frozen food aisle. It offers Mexican seasoned meatless ground beef, ground turkey, breakfast sausage patties, meatballs and beef patties, among others.

The brand’s pancakes are made from pea protein. They contain more protein and less saturated fat than the main plant-based competitors.

Planterra Foods also plans to expand OZO to Canada, Mexico and the UK.

Zoglo’s Incredible Food Corp

The Toronto plant-based food company is bringing 12 new vegan products to the Canadian retail market. Shawarma, burgers, meatballs, chicken fillets, and strips are available at stores like Walmart and Metro.

UK and Europe


Large supermarket chain Lidl has just launched a massive new vegan range in its UK stores – and prices start at 99 pence.

The chain’s herbal Vemondo line includes 17 products. Vegan pizza, burgers, fish fingers, ice cream, chicken, nuggets and medaglioni, to name a few.

Green boy

Green Boy will soon launch its Plant-Dairy Protein, an animal-free protein developed for the vegan dairy industry.

Non-GMO protein comes in four different varieties: pea, mung bean, broad bean, and chickpea. They offer texture, flavor, mouthfeel and improved protein “superior”, the company says. They can be used to make vegan cheese, yogurt, butter, mayonnaise, and eggs.

Proteins are available in the EU, US and Australia. Therefore, if you are based in these countries, you can expect more dairy-free launches.


The famous vegan dairy brand Violife has just launched its very first butter: VioBlock. The butter spread contains folic acid as well as vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12. It’s available now from Asda with a suggested retail price of £ 2.

Violife aims to expand to other large retailers in the near future.

Holland & Barrett

Dairy-free milk is available in strawberry and chocolate flavors. Credit: Happi Oat Drinks

A new vegan oat drink is being rolled out to 459 Holland & Barrett stores in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. Happi Oat drinks are available in chocolate and strawberry flavors. They are enriched with vitamins A, B6, B9, B12, C and D.


The British chocolate-free brand has just launched its very first product for children. The confectionery company now offers monster-themed chocolate lollipops.

He also recently launched his vegan Choc Orange Crunch as well as Sharing Bags – giant drop-shaped buttons in NOMO’s most popular flavors.

You can find NOMO’s new products in select Holland & Barrett, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose stores. More retailers will be announced later this year.


Uncle Tobys

Uncle Tobys – an Australian food company founded in 1861 – is also keen to keep up with demand.

The company is launching three oat-based dairy products made from 100 percent Australian oats. The range includes creamy oat milk, barista style oat milk, and oat and almond milk. They contain a third of the recommended daily intake of calcium and vitamins D, B12 and B2.


Popular burger restaurant Grill’d was already ahead of the curve when it introduced Beyond Meat patties and dairy-free cheese to its menu. Today, the company is teaming up with Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal to launch a range of vegan mushroom-based meat patties.

The range includes the Heston Fable Burger, which is served with hoisin sauce, Japanese coleslaw and lightly grilled tofu. The Fable’s spicy cheeseburger. Fable Spicy Cheeseburger, Fable Truffle, and Fable Southern BBQ burgers are also available, but be sure to ask for them with vegan cheese and mayonnaise-free if you’re looking for a vegan option.


Across the pond, plant-based meat brand BlueTribe is preparing to launch several new products across India. It is part of the company’s goal to offer environmentally friendly food.

BlueTribe’s Chicken Keema and Vegan Chicken Nuggets will be available in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. Later, the company will introduce pea-based chicken and pork sausages.

BlueTribe products are already available in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. It aims to expand in Indore and other cities across the country.


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