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Unilever joins the plant-based burger frenzy

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Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Author:
Julian Mellentin

Unilever is staking a claim in the plant-based meat alternatives gold-rush, acquiring a quirky brand for an undisclosed sum. De Vegetarische Slager (translation: The vegetarian butcher) is a Dutch plant-based meat alternatives company which started with one store in 2010. By 2017, the brand was available in more than 4,000 stores in 15 countries, including […]

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Meat gets a fresh face

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Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Author:
Julian Mellentin

In a world seemingly obsessed with plant protein, meat is having to work harder to appeal to a new generation of conscientious meat-eaters who want producers to go the extra mile for the sake of the planet. And 22-year-old cattle rancher Nikki Carr is leading the way in the normally staid and macho ranching industry […]

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The Empire strikes back – food giant creates new mini-meal brand

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Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Author:
Julian Mellentin

    Unilever’s latest product launch shows that “Big Food” is just as capable of innovation as entrepreneurial start-ups. As the UK market leader in mini-meals and owner of the No. 1 brand in instant pot products, Unilever clearly doesn’t intend to leave the reinvention of the category – growing at 20% annually – in […]

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