Veggie Pret Expands to Manchester with New Vegan Options

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United Kingdom-based chain Pret A Manger will open the fourth location of its vegetarian outpost, Veggie Pret, in Manchester in October. The new location—the first in the UK outside of London—will be the first to debut a new menu (that includes vegan…

Whole Foods Sues Vegan Group to End In-Store Protests

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This week, Whole Foods Market filed a lawsuit against co-founder Wayne Hsuing and 1-150 unnamed members of animal-rights group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). The suit alleges that the group—which conducts protests inside of Whole Foods stores to bring attention to animal cruelty…

Burgerpalooza Welcomes Its First Vegan Burger Vendor

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This weekend’s annual burger festival Burgerpalooza in Sydney (which is expected to be attended by more than 10,000 visitors) will welcome its first vegan vendor. Soul Burger—which serves burgers made with vegan versions of fried chicken, battered fish, and pulled pork—will debut…

Canada’s Dietary Guidelines Make a Major Change for First Time in 10 Years … Toward Plant-Based

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Phase Two of Canada’s food guide consultation is putting increasing emphasis on plant-based foods in the first update to the country’s dietary guidelines since 2007. A public consultation report released earlier this year, which focused on feedback received from over 6,000 individuals…

Vegan Ice Cream Maker Rejects $100K Offer on Dragon’s Den

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Cecily Mills, the founder of United Kingdom-based vegan ice cream brand Coconuts Naturally rejected a $100,000 business offer from investor Jenny Campbell on reality series Dragon’s Den after new investment opportunities came forward following the September 17 episode. The offer was for…

Procter & Gamble Bans Badger-Hair Shaving Brushes

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Procter & Gamble (P&G) will no longer sell badger-hair shaving brushes through its Art of Shaving brand. The company decided to replace the cruelly begotten animal fibers with vegan alternatives after becoming aware of a recent exposé released by animal-rights organization People…

Madonna Dons One-Of-A-Kind Vegan Stan Smith Sneakers

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Iconic pop star Madonna visited Stella McCartney’s London boutique this week to snag herself a pair of sold-out vegan Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. McCartney posted a video of the visit to Instagram, showing legendary tennis star Stan Smith signing the new vegan…