Retail plant-based food sales surged in 2020

New data from the Plant-Based Foods Association (PBFA) and The Good Food Institute (GFI) shows that U.S. retail plant-based food sales grew 27 per cent to US$7 billion in 2020. The growth in plant-based food sales was consistent across the nation, suggests the report, with more than 25 per cent growth in every U.S. census […]

Canadian vegan chain Planta expanding in Eastern U.S.

Planta, the Canadian plant-based, full-service restaurant that creates all its own vegan menu items from scratch, is expanding in the United States. Planta is opening its seventh location in Florida this month, with plans to open more units in the New York and Maryland later this year. The brand operates four different versions of its […]

Burger King’s Impossible Whopper available across Canada

Burger King Canada has announced that it has begun serving the plant-based Impossible Whopper in stores across Canada as of April 12. The meal is now available in other Canadian provinces, after launching in Ontario locations in March. After a successful launch in the U.S., the Impossible Whopper, a collaboration between Burger King and Impossible […]

Vegaste Technologies launches PlantX.ca to better serve Canadian market

Press release Vegaste Technologies has launched its new domain www.PlantX.ca to better serve the Canadian market. The new .ca domain will allow PlantX, the one-stop-shop for everything plant-based and the digital face of the plant-based community, to strengthen its Canadian presence and ability to offer its growing plant-based product line to Canadian consumers using its […]

Trend Watch: Oat mylk, plant-based momentum, shine on

By Sophie Mir As ever, Canadian restaurants continue to strive to keep up with customer demands and seasonal trends. With summer slowly but surely turning into fall, we’ve broken down three developing menu trends you’ll see across the country this autumn. Oat Mylk Soy, almond and coconut mylks have been on menus for a while, […]

With Planted, Chef Liana Robberecht turns her long-time love affair with vegetables into spectacular experience

By Sara Burnside Menuck Chef Liana Robberecht is firmly planted in Canada’s food scene. Trained in both culinary and visual arts, she led Calgary’s Petroleum Club for over 18 years before joining WinSport as executive chef in 2015. She’s won numerous industry awards, including being named 2011’s Chef of the Year by the Alberta Foodservice […]

Puratos Canada proactively meeting increasing consumer demand for health & well-being solutions

Press Release Puratos Canada, the Canadian arm of global Belgium-based ingredient supplier Puratos, has committed to becoming the market leader for health and well-being solutions. As a leader in innovation, Puratos is meeting consumer demands through a variety of strategies, offering the best nutritional value possible, without compromising on taste, quality, or safety. In 2019, […]

Trend watch: marine eats, wellness, and all things plant-based

By Sophie Mir Here are some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus. Marine Eats Offering savoury umami flavour complexity and a wide array of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, aquatic-based ingredients are emerging on menus in two ways. First, operators are shining a light on new seaweeds and other marine-based ingredients, […]