In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Iceland to add frozen vegan aisle; JUST announces Vegan Egg set to launch in Europe; Quorn invests £7 million to create vegan ‘bleeding’ burger; Over 3 million Canadians are now vegan or vegetarian; Byron Hamburger launches vegan milkshakes; Chocolate company launches vegan haggis flavour; 6,500 hotels prepare to ban plastic straws.
Frozen food specialist Iceland has recently announced that it will be adding a brand new vegan aisle to their stores in September 2018.
After the success of their ‘No Bull’ burgers, Iceland is keen to cash in on the growing demand for vegan options.
In a statement posted to LinkedIn, CEO Josh Tetrick announced that JUST is set to bring its Vegan Egg to the European market.
The vegan alternative, which maintains the same taste, texture and cooking process of a chicken’s egg, is currently available in the United States and Hong Kong.
Meat-free brand Quorn has invested just under £7 million in a research and development facility to try and create a product to rival the Beyond Burger.
The research and development facility will be located at its North Yorkshire headquarters.
Quorn experienced a 12% rise in sales in the first six months of 2018, which the brand attributes to the global increase in demand for meat alternatives.
A new study shows that over 3 million Canadians classify themselves as either vegan or vegetarian, which amounts to almost 10% of the entire population.
Researchers from Dalhousie University found that 2.3 million Canadians call themselves vegetarian, which is up from 900,000 people 15 years ago.
British burger chain ‘Byron Hamburger’ has launched a range of vegan milkshakes, along with its very first vegan freak-shake.
The milkshakes are currently only being trialled at Byron’s Shoreditch, Camden, Oxford Circus, Islington and Manchester restaurants.
Artisinal chocolate company Coco Chocolatier have recently launched a brand new vegan flavour, named ‘Haggis Spice’.
Coco Chocolatier is an Edinburgh-based Scottish company specialising in premium chocolate bars.
Marriott International has announced that it will no longer be using single-use plastic straws and drink stirrers in all 6,500 of their hotels.
There are 30 different Marriott brands around the world, all of which will implement the change by 2019.