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Pic: Follow Your Heart

Danone adds Follow Your Heart to plant-based portfolio

By Jim Cornall

Global food and beverage company Danone and Earth Island, maker of Follow Your Heart brands, have entered into a share purchase agreement under which Danone will acquire 100% of the shares of Earth Island.

January saw plenty of launches related to dairy and dairy alternatives.  Pic: Getty Images/zakokor

January new dairy products

By Jim Cornall

It’s a bumper month for new products in the dairy aisles, and of course this is just the tip of the global iceberg of new products.

The new Applewood Vegan Grated is expected to debut in 2021. Pic: Norseland

Norseland to launch grated version of Applewood Vegan

By Jim Cornall

UK specialty cheese company Norseland is adding to its range of vegan products as it prepares to launch Applewood Vegan Grated, which is the first-ever vegan grated smoky cheese alternative and the first grated vegan product from an established dairy...

In 2021, Canada will become the first market to produce Violife 100% Vegan products outside of Greece. Pic: Violife

Violife launches in Canada

By Jim Cornall

The Violife plant-based cheese alternative group of products has been introduced across Canada.

The new plant-based product hits the shelves in the UK in October. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé launches vegan Carnation

By Jim Cornall

In the UK, Nestlé has launched a new vegan alternative condensed milk to its Carnation range made from a blend of oat and rice flour.

The new product will launch into ASDA in the UK in July. Pic: Norseland

Norseland creates vegan version of Mexicana

By Jim Cornall

UK speciality cheese company, Norseland, which created Applewood Vegan, has added to its range of vegan cheese alternatives with the launch of Mexicana Vegan.

Sproud has about half the sweetness of oat beverages and five-times the protein of soy and almond.

Swedish pea drinks make North American debut

By Beth Newhart

Following the worldwide success of oat drinks from Sweden, beverage company Sproud is looking to make peas the next big milk alternative protein source. After the postponement of Natural Products Expo West, it hits the North American market next month.

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