News

New Vegan Products Increase by 92% in Australia

New Mintel report shows the country got a massive influx of new, cruelty-free products between 2014 and 2016.

A new report compiled by research firm Mintel found that vegan product launches in Australia have increased by 92 percent since 2014. The report was released ahead of meat-centric holiday Australia Day (celebrated on January 26) and stated, “Many Aussies will be foregoing tradition by grilling vegan steaks ... in celebration of the day.” Mintel also revealed that as many as one in eight of all products carried a vegetarian claim in 2016, with six percent being labeled “vegan.” Mintel’s Trend and Innovation Consultant Laura Jones explained that due to health, environmental, and price concerns, Australians are increasingly leaving meat off their plates. “Australians have become more mindful in recent years of the amount of meat and the frequency of which they eat meat,” Jones said. In its 2017 Global Food & Drink Trend report released earlier this year, Mintel named plant-based foods as one of the top six biggest trends worldwide for the coming year.

More News

Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA

SEED and Eat Drink Vegan will join forces this year to bring an epic vegan festival to Los Angeles.
Read More »

Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu

In addition to sofritas, vegans might soon have another plant-based protein option at Chipotle—a blend of gold and red quinoa spiced with turmeric, citrus juice, and cilantro.
Read More »

Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.
Read More »

New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
Read More »

IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »