This Week in Food: Latest Startup News 💡 Ocean Hugger Foods is back in business & the NotCo x Imperfect Foods Collab

This Week in Food: Latest Startup News 💡 Ocean Hugger Foods is back in business & the NotCo x Imperfect Foods Collab

By
Nicola Spalding
March 5, 2021

Startup News 💡

  • Urban farming operation Gotham Greens announced its plans to expand to the West Coast, with a 10-acre greenhouse in Solano County, California, in collaboration with University of California-Davis, increasing its number of potential customers without increasing its freight cost and impact.
Source: Gotham Greens


  • New frozen snack brand Snow Days’ concept of better-for-you comfort food is designed to make snacking more permissible and free consumers from that post-snack regret. Its first product, frozen pizza bites, are grain-free and organic, and contain vegetables and functional ingredients.
  • Plant-based seafood firm Ocean Hugger Foods is relaunching its business after forging a new joint venture with Thai food manufacturer Nove Foods, having been forced to pause its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic last year.
Source: Ocean Hugger Foods


  • San Diego-based order management and restaurant delivery service Hungr is launching a new offering, Hungr Kitchen, starting with eight virtual brands aimed at existing restaurant spaces and allowing them to increase their revenue through the pandemic.

    Where some brands throw around terms such as ‘clean label’ and ‘sustainable’, others are starting to add carbon labels to their packaging, to give consumers a way to see the full environmental footprint of the product they’re considering, at a glance.
  • NotCo and Imperfect Foods have joined forces to create NotMilk™, a dairy-free milk made with rescued produce which would otherwise have gone to waste. Double whammy of environmental benefit! 
  • Israeli cell-based startup Aleph Farms is partnering with Brazilian meat and food company BRF S.A. to launch cultured meat into Brazil, similar to the deal the tech firm signed with Mitsubishi in Japan in January.
Source: Aleph Farms


  • 🖨 The future of food is 3D:
    I really enjoyed these two videos of 3D printed meat from the leading companies in this space - check them out video 1 and video 2
  • Airport store chain Hudson opened its first Hudson Nonstop store this week, featuring Amazon’s Just Walk Out cashierless checkout technology, to reduce queuing and ensure customer distance when travelling during, and after, the pandemic. Say what you will, it’s such a different experience that it feels like stealing, until you get the email invoice.

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Startup News 💡

  • Urban farming operation Gotham Greens announced its plans to expand to the West Coast, with a 10-acre greenhouse in Solano County, California, in collaboration with University of California-Davis, increasing its number of potential customers without increasing its freight cost and impact.
Source: Gotham Greens


  • New frozen snack brand Snow Days’ concept of better-for-you comfort food is designed to make snacking more permissible and free consumers from that post-snack regret. Its first product, frozen pizza bites, are grain-free and organic, and contain vegetables and functional ingredients.
  • Plant-based seafood firm Ocean Hugger Foods is relaunching its business after forging a new joint venture with Thai food manufacturer Nove Foods, having been forced to pause its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic last year.
Source: Ocean Hugger Foods


  • San Diego-based order management and restaurant delivery service Hungr is launching a new offering, Hungr Kitchen, starting with eight virtual brands aimed at existing restaurant spaces and allowing them to increase their revenue through the pandemic.

    Where some brands throw around terms such as ‘clean label’ and ‘sustainable’, others are starting to add carbon labels to their packaging, to give consumers a way to see the full environmental footprint of the product they’re considering, at a glance.
  • NotCo and Imperfect Foods have joined forces to create NotMilk™, a dairy-free milk made with rescued produce which would otherwise have gone to waste. Double whammy of environmental benefit! 
  • Israeli cell-based startup Aleph Farms is partnering with Brazilian meat and food company BRF S.A. to launch cultured meat into Brazil, similar to the deal the tech firm signed with Mitsubishi in Japan in January.
Source: Aleph Farms


  • 🖨 The future of food is 3D:
    I really enjoyed these two videos of 3D printed meat from the leading companies in this space - check them out video 1 and video 2
  • Airport store chain Hudson opened its first Hudson Nonstop store this week, featuring Amazon’s Just Walk Out cashierless checkout technology, to reduce queuing and ensure customer distance when travelling during, and after, the pandemic. Say what you will, it’s such a different experience that it feels like stealing, until you get the email invoice.

Startup News 💡

  • Urban farming operation Gotham Greens announced its plans to expand to the West Coast, with a 10-acre greenhouse in Solano County, California, in collaboration with University of California-Davis, increasing its number of potential customers without increasing its freight cost and impact.
Source: Gotham Greens


  • New frozen snack brand Snow Days’ concept of better-for-you comfort food is designed to make snacking more permissible and free consumers from that post-snack regret. Its first product, frozen pizza bites, are grain-free and organic, and contain vegetables and functional ingredients.
  • Plant-based seafood firm Ocean Hugger Foods is relaunching its business after forging a new joint venture with Thai food manufacturer Nove Foods, having been forced to pause its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic last year.
Source: Ocean Hugger Foods


  • San Diego-based order management and restaurant delivery service Hungr is launching a new offering, Hungr Kitchen, starting with eight virtual brands aimed at existing restaurant spaces and allowing them to increase their revenue through the pandemic.

    Where some brands throw around terms such as ‘clean label’ and ‘sustainable’, others are starting to add carbon labels to their packaging, to give consumers a way to see the full environmental footprint of the product they’re considering, at a glance.
  • NotCo and Imperfect Foods have joined forces to create NotMilk™, a dairy-free milk made with rescued produce which would otherwise have gone to waste. Double whammy of environmental benefit! 
  • Israeli cell-based startup Aleph Farms is partnering with Brazilian meat and food company BRF S.A. to launch cultured meat into Brazil, similar to the deal the tech firm signed with Mitsubishi in Japan in January.
Source: Aleph Farms


  • 🖨 The future of food is 3D:
    I really enjoyed these two videos of 3D printed meat from the leading companies in this space - check them out video 1 and video 2
  • Airport store chain Hudson opened its first Hudson Nonstop store this week, featuring Amazon’s Just Walk Out cashierless checkout technology, to reduce queuing and ensure customer distance when travelling during, and after, the pandemic. Say what you will, it’s such a different experience that it feels like stealing, until you get the email invoice.

Startup News 💡

  • Urban farming operation Gotham Greens announced its plans to expand to the West Coast, with a 10-acre greenhouse in Solano County, California, in collaboration with University of California-Davis, increasing its number of potential customers without increasing its freight cost and impact.
Source: Gotham Greens


  • New frozen snack brand Snow Days’ concept of better-for-you comfort food is designed to make snacking more permissible and free consumers from that post-snack regret. Its first product, frozen pizza bites, are grain-free and organic, and contain vegetables and functional ingredients.
  • Plant-based seafood firm Ocean Hugger Foods is relaunching its business after forging a new joint venture with Thai food manufacturer Nove Foods, having been forced to pause its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic last year.
Source: Ocean Hugger Foods


  • San Diego-based order management and restaurant delivery service Hungr is launching a new offering, Hungr Kitchen, starting with eight virtual brands aimed at existing restaurant spaces and allowing them to increase their revenue through the pandemic.

    Where some brands throw around terms such as ‘clean label’ and ‘sustainable’, others are starting to add carbon labels to their packaging, to give consumers a way to see the full environmental footprint of the product they’re considering, at a glance.
  • NotCo and Imperfect Foods have joined forces to create NotMilk™, a dairy-free milk made with rescued produce which would otherwise have gone to waste. Double whammy of environmental benefit! 
  • Israeli cell-based startup Aleph Farms is partnering with Brazilian meat and food company BRF S.A. to launch cultured meat into Brazil, similar to the deal the tech firm signed with Mitsubishi in Japan in January.
Source: Aleph Farms


  • 🖨 The future of food is 3D:
    I really enjoyed these two videos of 3D printed meat from the leading companies in this space - check them out video 1 and video 2
  • Airport store chain Hudson opened its first Hudson Nonstop store this week, featuring Amazon’s Just Walk Out cashierless checkout technology, to reduce queuing and ensure customer distance when travelling during, and after, the pandemic. Say what you will, it’s such a different experience that it feels like stealing, until you get the email invoice.

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