Pret A Manger Plans to Acquire Competing Chain to Open More Vegan-Friendly Outlets in UK

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International chain Pret A Manger is in negotiations with United Kingdom-based chain Eat to purchase the majority of its locations or acquire the 94-outpost chain in order to open new vegetarian Veggie Prets, according to the Evening Standard. In June 2016, Pret…

African Swine Flu Set to Kill 200 Million Pigs in China

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Financial institution Rabobank estimates that 200 million pigs will perish this year in China due to the African Swine Flu (ASF) epidemic, which amounts to approximately one third of the country’s pig population. The virus first appeared in China in August and…

Fast-Food Chain Fatburger Adds Vegan Cheese to Complement Impossible Burger

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This week, California-based chain Fatburger added Daiya vegan cheddar slices to the menu of nine locations in Los Angeles. The chain was one of the first in the country to add the plant-based Impossible Burger to its menu in 2017 and has…

Plant-Based Startup JUST Considers IPO

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Plant-based startup JUST—maker of popular vegan egg replacer JUST Egg—may become the next publicly traded plant-based company, according to CEO Josh Tetrick. “At some point, we’ll enter the public markets,” Tetrick told Bloomberg. “No timeline for it, but at some point we’ll…

VEGETARIAN FOOD ON SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

VEGETARIAN FOOD ON SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

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Swiss International Airlines announced that to celebrate ten years of having vegetarian meals, they will be offering special vegetarian meal options to all travel classes on select long-haul flights. Swiss, stated, “The anniversary offering in Economy Class extends to three courses: a…

Umbrella Academy Star Aidan Gallagher Demands California Mandate Vegan School Lunch Options

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This week, vegan actor Aidan Gallagher—star of Netflix superhero series The Umbrella Academy—sent a letter to the California Assembly voicing his support for Healthy, Climate-Friendly School Lunch Act (AB 479). Co-sponsored by advocacy groups Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Animal Hope in…

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods to Become the Coca-Cola and Pepsi of the Modern Era, Analyst Predicts 

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Plant-based brands Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods could be the next Coca-Cola and Pepsi, according to a brief published this week by Barron’s—a publication launched in 1921 and managed by Dow Jones. The article, written by 17-year Wall Street veteran Al Root,…