06 Aug '18, 10am

Will plant-based meat alternative trends help old-school purveyors too?

Will plant-based meat alternative trends help old-school purveyors too?

Whether it's Tyson investing in Beyond Meat , or White Castle embracing the Impossible Burger , there's a lot of buzz (and investment capital) around the new breed of plant-based meat alternatives. So how do the old school purveyors of vegetarian and plant-based food products fare in this brave new world? It would appear Quorn, at least—which has been making efforts to bolster its sustainability credentials —is thriving. According to a company press release, like-for-like sales were up 12% in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017. And that's after taking into account that 2017 was the brand's strongest ever year in terms of growth. Now the company is announcing a £7 million investment in a new Global Innovation Centre at its company headquarters, which should allow it to continue developing products and recipes that provide would-be plant-based eaters...

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