Trends we spotted | Week 8
At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.
With this week links to articles about amongst others the Czech cultivated pork startup Mewery, which announced the successful development of a cultivated pork prototype using its proprietary microalgae-based growth medium.
Beyond Meat® launches plant-based chicken-style range in the Netherlands. Like a Beyond Burger® Chicken- Style, a Schnitzel and Tenders.
Vly made from yellow split peas, is packed with protein and low in sugars is now also available in the Netherlands and at the Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn. Also their Vly Barista.
The Brake Room in New York by Chick-fil-A is a dedicated space for food delivery workers to take a break, recharge their devices, and enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks. Great idea for winter times?
Israel will get some Public Access Lagoons™ (PAL™) Projects of Crystal Lagoons. Those lagoons look great! And Marriott International joins the Internet Watch Foundation and deploys Cisco Technology to combat online ‘Child Sexual Abuse Material’.
Meati, a Colorado-based startup that produces fungi-based meat alternatives, has opened a new production facility called the ‘Mega Ranch’ in Thornton, USA. And Yumminn, a Barcelona-based startup, offers a mobile web app solution for dine-in restaurants, which integrates with point of sale systems.
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Mewery develops world’s first prototype based on cultivated pork and microalgae
The Czech cultivated pork startup Mewery announces the successful development of a cultivated pork prototype using its proprietary microalgae-based growth medium. An important milestone for the company, which claims that its medium saves 70% of the costs compared to conventional FBS (Fixed Budget Selection) methods, bridging the price parity challenge with animal meat. More details in the article on the website of the Vegconomist, link in the title. If you look at their website, they are even looking for restaurants that are interested in being among the first chosen restaurants to serve cultivated meat products.
Beyond Meat® launches plant-based chicken-style range in the Netherlands
Last week we wrote in our ‘trends we spotted week 7’ that Beyond Meat was behind the introduction of the plant-based nuggets at McDonalds in Germany, they are now also introducing chicken-style products in the Netherlands, the new Beyond Burger® Chicken- Style, Beyond Schnitzel® and Beyond Tenders™. The tasty new innovations will be available from this week at selected Albert Heijn and Jumbo stores.
Like all Beyond Meat products, the Beyond Chicken-Style products are made from plant-based ingredients and developed to meet consumer expectations in terms of texture, preparation and taste. The new products are crispy on the outside, thanks to a layer of breadcrumbs, with a tender, juicy bite on the inside. More information can be found on their website, link in the title.
vly | A healthy and tasty milk alternative
vly not only tastes good, but it is also nutritious and really sustainable. Vly is not oats, not soy, but made from yellow split peas. It is packed with protein and low in sugars. Vly is available online and now also at the Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn.
Since the start in 2018 in Berlin, vly has been striving with its three founders Moritz Braunwarth, Nicolas Hartmann and Niklas Katter for the healthiest, tastiest and most sustainable milk alternative in the world. In Germany, vly is already available in more than 8000 supermarkets, and now also in the Dutch supermarket. We wrote about their product in 2020 in an article about Proveg’s incubator.
Vly Barista is the milk for your cappuccino with the lowest amount of sugar: it contains 2-3 times less sugar than oat, soy or cow’s milk. Vly has developed a plant-based protein on the go drink together with Tony Chocolonely. Made from Tony Chocolonely’s hazelnuts and naturally sweetened with dates (read chocolate milk flavour). More information on their website, link in the title.
The Brake Room from Chick-fil-A offers food delivery workers a warm place to rest and recharge
The Brake Room in New York by Chick-fil-A is a dedicated space for food delivery workers to take a break, recharge their devices, and enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks. The space was designed to provide a comfortable and safe environment for delivery workers, who often have to wait outside in all weather conditions.
The Brake Room is open to all delivery workers, regardless of which platform they work for. In addition to providing a convenient space for delivery workers, The Brake Room also aims to foster a sense of community among these workers. Chick-fil-A hopes that the space will serve as a hub for delivery workers to connect with one another and share tips and best practices. It’s open from February till the midst of April. More information on their website, link in the title.
Public Access Lagoons™ (PAL™) Projects of Crystal Lagoons expand into Israel
Crystal Lagoons and Israel have two things in common, a love of technology and a desire to improve the quality of life through innovation. Crystal Lagoons has partnered with international real estate holding Ecipsa for new projects in Israel’s biggest cities. The Public Access Lagoons (PAL) Projects will allow public access to crystal clear lagoons with beaches and recreational amenities. PAL projects are environmentally sustainable, using up to 100 times less chemicals and 50 times less energy than traditional swimming pool filtration systems. More information on their website, link in the title.
Marriott International joins the Internet Watch Foundation; Deploys Cisco Technology to Combat Online Child Sexual Abuse Material
Marriott International has partnered with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to help combat online child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Marriott International has become the first hotel company to join the IWF, a UK-based charity that works globally to eliminate CSAM. Marriott will provide training to its employees and use Cisco’s “network traffic analysis” technology to detect and remove CSAM from its networks. The partnership is part of Marriott International’s broader efforts to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation, including training employees to identify and report potential cases. More information on their website, link in the title.
Meati Opens Up ‘Mega Ranch’ Production Facility, Plans to Produce ‘Tens of Millions of Pounds’ of Fungi-Based Meat
Meati, a Colorado-based startup that produces fungi-based meat alternatives, has opened a new production facility called the ‘Mega Ranch’ in Thornton, USA. The facility will produce tens of millions of pounds of Meati’s vegan, high-protein products per year using a proprietary process to grow fungi in nutrient-rich liquid. Meati’s products have a meat-like texture and are more sustainable and environmentally friendly than traditional meat products. More information on their website, link in the title.
Yumminn | A mobile web app solution for dine-in
Yumminn is a Barcelona-based startup that offers a mobile web app solution for dine-in restaurants, which is integrated with point of sale systems. The app allows customers to browse menus, place orders, and make payments from their smartphones. Users simply scan a QR code at the table, review their bill and then split, tip, pay and review in a matter of seconds.
Yumminn aims to help restaurants streamline their operations, increase table turnover, and reduce wait times for customers. The company also provides analytics and data insights to help restaurants optimize their menus and improve customer engagement. More information on their website, link in the title.