Apple's controversial lawsuit and cuppa without the coffee

Apple's controversial lawsuit and cuppa without the coffee

By
Arman Anatürk
August 14, 2020

In This Week In Food, a whopping $200 million in fresh funding for plant-based meat startup Impossible Foods that will be put to R&D, new products like pork, steak and milk, and their international expansion (seriously, read this on how).

In a new episode of the Secret Sauce, I chat with Ryan Bethencourt, alt-protein pioneer, founder & CEO of Wild Earth and an investor in 100+ food and biotech companies about his sci-fi childhood, views on the future of food, experience pitching on Shark Tank and interest in psychedelic mushrooms 🍄  

Finally, should your business go vegan? in our latest Trends, we deep-dive into the vegan market and the opportunities that exist as plant-based food has dominated 2020, from the headlines to the FoodHack discovery board.

p.s. FoodHack meetups are back (Zurich, Basel, Berlin & more soon)

Cookies, Chickpeas and Ugly Fruits


Meet the top 5 products featured on FoodHack Discovery this week:

1️⃣ Naanu, Vegan cookies with your daily required dose of nutrients
2️⃣ Aquafaba, ready-to-pour, 100% plant-based liquid egg alternative
3️⃣ Flawsome!, from imperfect fruit into perfect cold-pressed juices
4️⃣ AKUA, vegan, protein & fiber packed jerky made out of kelp seaweed
5️⃣ OffLimits - Functional cereal, turning your boring bowl to cold brew or enhanced with adaptogens

Have a product you'd like to get featured? Fill out the form here🔍


Weekly Digest

  • 📈 Hello sales Closed restaurants, curfews, and home offices have given the meal-kit startups a boom. In the second quarter of this year, the Berlin-based company HelloFresh reported sales of €972 million.
  • 🚗 In a hurry? Istanbul’s shops have performed ultra-fast grocery deliveries for centuries, but tech startups are challenging this order. Newcomers like Gorilla (Berlin) and Weezy (London) are now also entering into the "groceries delivered in 15-minutes or less" market.
  • 🍎 Apple (note: not pear) the multinational tech company is taking legal action against Prepear a recipe app with 5 employees to stop using a pear in its logo. If anyone has claims to brand infringement this week, it's Evian against Coors
  • 🏫 Sneak peak inside Amazon Fresh'new retail grocery store in Woodland Hills, CA.
  • 💪 Hungry? Here's a list of the world’s most nutritious foods according to the BBC.
  • ☕️ Robo cafe unfortunate news for latte-making-robot Cafe X who have closed their airport locations laid off staff, and are adapting to the new realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic (Baristas worldwide breath a sigh of relief 💨)
  • 🥬 Pharma goes green A new vertical farming venture from Bayer and Temasek will focus on innovation in vegetable varieties with the goal of lifting the vertical farming space to the next level of quality, efficiency and sustainability
  • 👀 One to watch: India's alternative egg startup, Evo Foods claims it has created the country’s first 100% plant-based liquid egg without cholesterol and antibiotics and has the backing from VegInvest, Ryan Bethencourt, Sandhya Sriram, and the US-based VC firm Big Idea Ventures to go international.
  • 💡 Meet the 13 companies chosen as part of Big Idea Ventures ’ Alt-Protein Accelerator - from clean meat to bio-fermentation.
  • 🐓 THIS has completed the UK’s largest ever crowdfunding campaign for a vegan business, raising £4m in just 2.5 days. The company plans to invest £1 million in a London-based innovation center and launch 10 products per year for three years across a number of categories.
  • 🐟 S2G Ventures to Invest Up to $100M in Ocean and Seafood Firms - It will focus on areas including seafood and alternative protein sources, aquaculture and supply chain innovation, ecosystem services, traceability and transparency, as well as algae and seaweed.
  • 🛒 Groce Grocery giant Kroger is setting up an ecommerce marketplace to compete with Amazon and Walmart.
  • GFI just updated its impressive list of (hundreds of) companies working on cultivated and plant-based meat/dairy/egg products, as well as fermentation-based products
  • 📈What's up: Prices in cocoa, sugar, and other traded goods known as “soft commodities” are enjoying a renaissance, writes the WSJ. Some have been the best performing major assets in the world thanks to improving economic conditions.
  • 📉 Whats down: Retail might be dying, but Amazon still wants a piece of it: The company is trying to take over bankrupt JCPenney and Sears stores and convert them to fulfillment centers.

SPONSORED

🌱 Less than a month until the Alt Protein Conference 2020 🚀
Join CellAgri and the Protein Directory for a 2-day virtual event to learn from the experts taking a look at the new wave of future food companies on September 2nd and 3rd.
Find out more about the conference and book your tickets here
Use code FOODHACK15 for 15% off your ticket



New in funding

Should your business go vegan? Opportunities in the alternatives market.

Recent reports show that nearly half of major food companies now have dedicated plant-based food teams and that the global vegan food market is due to grow by 10.5% year on year, reaching around $31.4 billion by 2026.

Gone are the days of cardboard veggie burgers and rubbery cheese. Vegans are now chowing down on all manner of alternatives – from haggis, Peking duck and Swedish meatballs to no-fish sauce and cheese-less pesto.

And it’s not only consumers who are benefitting. Reports have shown that vegan products can help to fatten supermarkets’ and restaurants’ profit margins, as ingredients used are typically cheaper and final products can be sold at up to a 50% price premium.


Trend Drivers

  • Celebs backing With countless celebrities and influencers jumping on the bandwagon, it’s never been cooler to be vegan

  • Greater awareness of how animal-based products are made, veganism is the most discussed diet in the US and reports claim that 25% of the UK population will be vegan or veggie by 2025.

  • Growing armies of flexitarians following predominantly plant-based diets, who tend to be more motivated by personal health than ethical or environmental concerns.


In the latest FoodHack Trends we take a look at the wealth of vegan products making their way into shopping baskets and onto restaurant menus and explore how brands are navigating the choppy but promisingly profitable waters of the alternatives market.

Written by
Arman Anatürk

Lived across North America, Europe and Asia, leading to my questionable cooking style. Jumped two feet forward into the startup world in 2013, and haven't looked back since. Always on the hunt for the next story or inside scoop to cover - email me or connect on LinkedIn.

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In This Week In Food, a whopping $200 million in fresh funding for plant-based meat startup Impossible Foods that will be put to R&D, new products like pork, steak and milk, and their international expansion (seriously, read this on how).

In a new episode of the Secret Sauce, I chat with Ryan Bethencourt, alt-protein pioneer, founder & CEO of Wild Earth and an investor in 100+ food and biotech companies about his sci-fi childhood, views on the future of food, experience pitching on Shark Tank and interest in psychedelic mushrooms 🍄  

Finally, should your business go vegan? in our latest Trends, we deep-dive into the vegan market and the opportunities that exist as plant-based food has dominated 2020, from the headlines to the FoodHack discovery board.

p.s. FoodHack meetups are back (Zurich, Basel, Berlin & more soon)

Cookies, Chickpeas and Ugly Fruits


Meet the top 5 products featured on FoodHack Discovery this week:

1️⃣ Naanu, Vegan cookies with your daily required dose of nutrients
2️⃣ Aquafaba, ready-to-pour, 100% plant-based liquid egg alternative
3️⃣ Flawsome!, from imperfect fruit into perfect cold-pressed juices
4️⃣ AKUA, vegan, protein & fiber packed jerky made out of kelp seaweed
5️⃣ OffLimits - Functional cereal, turning your boring bowl to cold brew or enhanced with adaptogens

Have a product you'd like to get featured? Fill out the form here🔍


Weekly Digest

  • 📈 Hello sales Closed restaurants, curfews, and home offices have given the meal-kit startups a boom. In the second quarter of this year, the Berlin-based company HelloFresh reported sales of €972 million.
  • 🚗 In a hurry? Istanbul’s shops have performed ultra-fast grocery deliveries for centuries, but tech startups are challenging this order. Newcomers like Gorilla (Berlin) and Weezy (London) are now also entering into the "groceries delivered in 15-minutes or less" market.
  • 🍎 Apple (note: not pear) the multinational tech company is taking legal action against Prepear a recipe app with 5 employees to stop using a pear in its logo. If anyone has claims to brand infringement this week, it's Evian against Coors
  • 🏫 Sneak peak inside Amazon Fresh'new retail grocery store in Woodland Hills, CA.
  • 💪 Hungry? Here's a list of the world’s most nutritious foods according to the BBC.
  • ☕️ Robo cafe unfortunate news for latte-making-robot Cafe X who have closed their airport locations laid off staff, and are adapting to the new realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic (Baristas worldwide breath a sigh of relief 💨)
  • 🥬 Pharma goes green A new vertical farming venture from Bayer and Temasek will focus on innovation in vegetable varieties with the goal of lifting the vertical farming space to the next level of quality, efficiency and sustainability
  • 👀 One to watch: India's alternative egg startup, Evo Foods claims it has created the country’s first 100% plant-based liquid egg without cholesterol and antibiotics and has the backing from VegInvest, Ryan Bethencourt, Sandhya Sriram, and the US-based VC firm Big Idea Ventures to go international.
  • 💡 Meet the 13 companies chosen as part of Big Idea Ventures ’ Alt-Protein Accelerator - from clean meat to bio-fermentation.
  • 🐓 THIS has completed the UK’s largest ever crowdfunding campaign for a vegan business, raising £4m in just 2.5 days. The company plans to invest £1 million in a London-based innovation center and launch 10 products per year for three years across a number of categories.
  • 🐟 S2G Ventures to Invest Up to $100M in Ocean and Seafood Firms - It will focus on areas including seafood and alternative protein sources, aquaculture and supply chain innovation, ecosystem services, traceability and transparency, as well as algae and seaweed.
  • 🛒 Groce Grocery giant Kroger is setting up an ecommerce marketplace to compete with Amazon and Walmart.
  • GFI just updated its impressive list of (hundreds of) companies working on cultivated and plant-based meat/dairy/egg products, as well as fermentation-based products
  • 📈What's up: Prices in cocoa, sugar, and other traded goods known as “soft commodities” are enjoying a renaissance, writes the WSJ. Some have been the best performing major assets in the world thanks to improving economic conditions.
  • 📉 Whats down: Retail might be dying, but Amazon still wants a piece of it: The company is trying to take over bankrupt JCPenney and Sears stores and convert them to fulfillment centers.

SPONSORED

🌱 Less than a month until the Alt Protein Conference 2020 🚀
Join CellAgri and the Protein Directory for a 2-day virtual event to learn from the experts taking a look at the new wave of future food companies on September 2nd and 3rd.
Find out more about the conference and book your tickets here
Use code FOODHACK15 for 15% off your ticket



New in funding

Should your business go vegan? Opportunities in the alternatives market.

Recent reports show that nearly half of major food companies now have dedicated plant-based food teams and that the global vegan food market is due to grow by 10.5% year on year, reaching around $31.4 billion by 2026.

Gone are the days of cardboard veggie burgers and rubbery cheese. Vegans are now chowing down on all manner of alternatives – from haggis, Peking duck and Swedish meatballs to no-fish sauce and cheese-less pesto.

And it’s not only consumers who are benefitting. Reports have shown that vegan products can help to fatten supermarkets’ and restaurants’ profit margins, as ingredients used are typically cheaper and final products can be sold at up to a 50% price premium.


Trend Drivers

  • Celebs backing With countless celebrities and influencers jumping on the bandwagon, it’s never been cooler to be vegan

  • Greater awareness of how animal-based products are made, veganism is the most discussed diet in the US and reports claim that 25% of the UK population will be vegan or veggie by 2025.

  • Growing armies of flexitarians following predominantly plant-based diets, who tend to be more motivated by personal health than ethical or environmental concerns.


In the latest FoodHack Trends we take a look at the wealth of vegan products making their way into shopping baskets and onto restaurant menus and explore how brands are navigating the choppy but promisingly profitable waters of the alternatives market.

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In This Week In Food, a whopping $200 million in fresh funding for plant-based meat startup Impossible Foods that will be put to R&D, new products like pork, steak and milk, and their international expansion (seriously, read this on how).

In a new episode of the Secret Sauce, I chat with Ryan Bethencourt, alt-protein pioneer, founder & CEO of Wild Earth and an investor in 100+ food and biotech companies about his sci-fi childhood, views on the future of food, experience pitching on Shark Tank and interest in psychedelic mushrooms 🍄  

Finally, should your business go vegan? in our latest Trends, we deep-dive into the vegan market and the opportunities that exist as plant-based food has dominated 2020, from the headlines to the FoodHack discovery board.

p.s. FoodHack meetups are back (Zurich, Basel, Berlin & more soon)

Cookies, Chickpeas and Ugly Fruits


Meet the top 5 products featured on FoodHack Discovery this week:

1️⃣ Naanu, Vegan cookies with your daily required dose of nutrients
2️⃣ Aquafaba, ready-to-pour, 100% plant-based liquid egg alternative
3️⃣ Flawsome!, from imperfect fruit into perfect cold-pressed juices
4️⃣ AKUA, vegan, protein & fiber packed jerky made out of kelp seaweed
5️⃣ OffLimits - Functional cereal, turning your boring bowl to cold brew or enhanced with adaptogens

Have a product you'd like to get featured? Fill out the form here🔍


Weekly Digest

  • 📈 Hello sales Closed restaurants, curfews, and home offices have given the meal-kit startups a boom. In the second quarter of this year, the Berlin-based company HelloFresh reported sales of €972 million.
  • 🚗 In a hurry? Istanbul’s shops have performed ultra-fast grocery deliveries for centuries, but tech startups are challenging this order. Newcomers like Gorilla (Berlin) and Weezy (London) are now also entering into the "groceries delivered in 15-minutes or less" market.
  • 🍎 Apple (note: not pear) the multinational tech company is taking legal action against Prepear a recipe app with 5 employees to stop using a pear in its logo. If anyone has claims to brand infringement this week, it's Evian against Coors
  • 🏫 Sneak peak inside Amazon Fresh'new retail grocery store in Woodland Hills, CA.
  • 💪 Hungry? Here's a list of the world’s most nutritious foods according to the BBC.
  • ☕️ Robo cafe unfortunate news for latte-making-robot Cafe X who have closed their airport locations laid off staff, and are adapting to the new realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic (Baristas worldwide breath a sigh of relief 💨)
  • 🥬 Pharma goes green A new vertical farming venture from Bayer and Temasek will focus on innovation in vegetable varieties with the goal of lifting the vertical farming space to the next level of quality, efficiency and sustainability
  • 👀 One to watch: India's alternative egg startup, Evo Foods claims it has created the country’s first 100% plant-based liquid egg without cholesterol and antibiotics and has the backing from VegInvest, Ryan Bethencourt, Sandhya Sriram, and the US-based VC firm Big Idea Ventures to go international.
  • 💡 Meet the 13 companies chosen as part of Big Idea Ventures ’ Alt-Protein Accelerator - from clean meat to bio-fermentation.
  • 🐓 THIS has completed the UK’s largest ever crowdfunding campaign for a vegan business, raising £4m in just 2.5 days. The company plans to invest £1 million in a London-based innovation center and launch 10 products per year for three years across a number of categories.
  • 🐟 S2G Ventures to Invest Up to $100M in Ocean and Seafood Firms - It will focus on areas including seafood and alternative protein sources, aquaculture and supply chain innovation, ecosystem services, traceability and transparency, as well as algae and seaweed.
  • 🛒 Groce Grocery giant Kroger is setting up an ecommerce marketplace to compete with Amazon and Walmart.
  • GFI just updated its impressive list of (hundreds of) companies working on cultivated and plant-based meat/dairy/egg products, as well as fermentation-based products
  • 📈What's up: Prices in cocoa, sugar, and other traded goods known as “soft commodities” are enjoying a renaissance, writes the WSJ. Some have been the best performing major assets in the world thanks to improving economic conditions.
  • 📉 Whats down: Retail might be dying, but Amazon still wants a piece of it: The company is trying to take over bankrupt JCPenney and Sears stores and convert them to fulfillment centers.

SPONSORED

🌱 Less than a month until the Alt Protein Conference 2020 🚀
Join CellAgri and the Protein Directory for a 2-day virtual event to learn from the experts taking a look at the new wave of future food companies on September 2nd and 3rd.
Find out more about the conference and book your tickets here
Use code FOODHACK15 for 15% off your ticket



New in funding

Should your business go vegan? Opportunities in the alternatives market.

Recent reports show that nearly half of major food companies now have dedicated plant-based food teams and that the global vegan food market is due to grow by 10.5% year on year, reaching around $31.4 billion by 2026.

Gone are the days of cardboard veggie burgers and rubbery cheese. Vegans are now chowing down on all manner of alternatives – from haggis, Peking duck and Swedish meatballs to no-fish sauce and cheese-less pesto.

And it’s not only consumers who are benefitting. Reports have shown that vegan products can help to fatten supermarkets’ and restaurants’ profit margins, as ingredients used are typically cheaper and final products can be sold at up to a 50% price premium.


Trend Drivers

  • Celebs backing With countless celebrities and influencers jumping on the bandwagon, it’s never been cooler to be vegan

  • Greater awareness of how animal-based products are made, veganism is the most discussed diet in the US and reports claim that 25% of the UK population will be vegan or veggie by 2025.

  • Growing armies of flexitarians following predominantly plant-based diets, who tend to be more motivated by personal health than ethical or environmental concerns.


In the latest FoodHack Trends we take a look at the wealth of vegan products making their way into shopping baskets and onto restaurant menus and explore how brands are navigating the choppy but promisingly profitable waters of the alternatives market.

In This Week In Food, a whopping $200 million in fresh funding for plant-based meat startup Impossible Foods that will be put to R&D, new products like pork, steak and milk, and their international expansion (seriously, read this on how).

In a new episode of the Secret Sauce, I chat with Ryan Bethencourt, alt-protein pioneer, founder & CEO of Wild Earth and an investor in 100+ food and biotech companies about his sci-fi childhood, views on the future of food, experience pitching on Shark Tank and interest in psychedelic mushrooms 🍄  

Finally, should your business go vegan? in our latest Trends, we deep-dive into the vegan market and the opportunities that exist as plant-based food has dominated 2020, from the headlines to the FoodHack discovery board.

p.s. FoodHack meetups are back (Zurich, Basel, Berlin & more soon)

Cookies, Chickpeas and Ugly Fruits


Meet the top 5 products featured on FoodHack Discovery this week:

1️⃣ Naanu, Vegan cookies with your daily required dose of nutrients
2️⃣ Aquafaba, ready-to-pour, 100% plant-based liquid egg alternative
3️⃣ Flawsome!, from imperfect fruit into perfect cold-pressed juices
4️⃣ AKUA, vegan, protein & fiber packed jerky made out of kelp seaweed
5️⃣ OffLimits - Functional cereal, turning your boring bowl to cold brew or enhanced with adaptogens

Have a product you'd like to get featured? Fill out the form here🔍


Weekly Digest

  • 📈 Hello sales Closed restaurants, curfews, and home offices have given the meal-kit startups a boom. In the second quarter of this year, the Berlin-based company HelloFresh reported sales of €972 million.
  • 🚗 In a hurry? Istanbul’s shops have performed ultra-fast grocery deliveries for centuries, but tech startups are challenging this order. Newcomers like Gorilla (Berlin) and Weezy (London) are now also entering into the "groceries delivered in 15-minutes or less" market.
  • 🍎 Apple (note: not pear) the multinational tech company is taking legal action against Prepear a recipe app with 5 employees to stop using a pear in its logo. If anyone has claims to brand infringement this week, it's Evian against Coors
  • 🏫 Sneak peak inside Amazon Fresh'new retail grocery store in Woodland Hills, CA.
  • 💪 Hungry? Here's a list of the world’s most nutritious foods according to the BBC.
  • ☕️ Robo cafe unfortunate news for latte-making-robot Cafe X who have closed their airport locations laid off staff, and are adapting to the new realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic (Baristas worldwide breath a sigh of relief 💨)
  • 🥬 Pharma goes green A new vertical farming venture from Bayer and Temasek will focus on innovation in vegetable varieties with the goal of lifting the vertical farming space to the next level of quality, efficiency and sustainability
  • 👀 One to watch: India's alternative egg startup, Evo Foods claims it has created the country’s first 100% plant-based liquid egg without cholesterol and antibiotics and has the backing from VegInvest, Ryan Bethencourt, Sandhya Sriram, and the US-based VC firm Big Idea Ventures to go international.
  • 💡 Meet the 13 companies chosen as part of Big Idea Ventures ’ Alt-Protein Accelerator - from clean meat to bio-fermentation.
  • 🐓 THIS has completed the UK’s largest ever crowdfunding campaign for a vegan business, raising £4m in just 2.5 days. The company plans to invest £1 million in a London-based innovation center and launch 10 products per year for three years across a number of categories.
  • 🐟 S2G Ventures to Invest Up to $100M in Ocean and Seafood Firms - It will focus on areas including seafood and alternative protein sources, aquaculture and supply chain innovation, ecosystem services, traceability and transparency, as well as algae and seaweed.
  • 🛒 Groce Grocery giant Kroger is setting up an ecommerce marketplace to compete with Amazon and Walmart.
  • GFI just updated its impressive list of (hundreds of) companies working on cultivated and plant-based meat/dairy/egg products, as well as fermentation-based products
  • 📈What's up: Prices in cocoa, sugar, and other traded goods known as “soft commodities” are enjoying a renaissance, writes the WSJ. Some have been the best performing major assets in the world thanks to improving economic conditions.
  • 📉 Whats down: Retail might be dying, but Amazon still wants a piece of it: The company is trying to take over bankrupt JCPenney and Sears stores and convert them to fulfillment centers.

SPONSORED

🌱 Less than a month until the Alt Protein Conference 2020 🚀
Join CellAgri and the Protein Directory for a 2-day virtual event to learn from the experts taking a look at the new wave of future food companies on September 2nd and 3rd.
Find out more about the conference and book your tickets here
Use code FOODHACK15 for 15% off your ticket



New in funding

Should your business go vegan? Opportunities in the alternatives market.

Recent reports show that nearly half of major food companies now have dedicated plant-based food teams and that the global vegan food market is due to grow by 10.5% year on year, reaching around $31.4 billion by 2026.

Gone are the days of cardboard veggie burgers and rubbery cheese. Vegans are now chowing down on all manner of alternatives – from haggis, Peking duck and Swedish meatballs to no-fish sauce and cheese-less pesto.

And it’s not only consumers who are benefitting. Reports have shown that vegan products can help to fatten supermarkets’ and restaurants’ profit margins, as ingredients used are typically cheaper and final products can be sold at up to a 50% price premium.


Trend Drivers

  • Celebs backing With countless celebrities and influencers jumping on the bandwagon, it’s never been cooler to be vegan

  • Greater awareness of how animal-based products are made, veganism is the most discussed diet in the US and reports claim that 25% of the UK population will be vegan or veggie by 2025.

  • Growing armies of flexitarians following predominantly plant-based diets, who tend to be more motivated by personal health than ethical or environmental concerns.


In the latest FoodHack Trends we take a look at the wealth of vegan products making their way into shopping baskets and onto restaurant menus and explore how brands are navigating the choppy but promisingly profitable waters of the alternatives market.