Award Winning Irish Brand PlantIt Launches in the US
Award-winning, Irish plant-based food brand Plant-It, recently launched in the US, attracting key retailers. They were impressed with the Irish food tech company's innovative range of plant-based food. According to company sources, Plant-It's commitment to its purpose-led tree planting global initiative was also important.
Plant-It has a unique mission of planting trees with each purchase made. They have already planted 20,000 trees in Ireland, Finland, and the UK. Plant-It has multiple international tree planting partners in markets where the brand will expand in 2022.
Noreen Gallagher, CEO of Plant-It, stated, "Put simply, we make great tasting food that happens to be plant-based! The US was a major goal for this year, and being Irish certainly resonated well with our American partners. We kicked the week off with a visit to Bord Bia's US HQ, followed by a meeting with Helena Nolan, the Irish consulate to the US. We also paid a visit to NYSE, which further fuelled our ambition to become a global leading food brand".
Plant-It was founded by Declan Gallagher, from Promise Gluten-Free and Gallagher's Bakery background. The business was incorporated in 2019 when Declan invited another Irish food entrepreneur Tadhg Geary to join him on the journey to make plant-based foods mainstream. Tadgh and his family-built Pallas Foods to $600m sales before the business was acquired by Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) in 2009. Noreen Gallagher, formerly of McCain Foods, Nike and Glanbia, joined her brother as CEO of Plant-It. Speaking of her position, "I have enjoyed working with global leading brands and look forward to building Plant-It to be a global player in the plant-based category over the coming years."
Plant-It produces a range of plant-based foods, including meat-free burgers and mince, chicken-free goujons, and plant-based burgers. The company won two awards this year:
- Ireland's Favourite Meat Substitute Brand - V Awards 2021
- Plant-It Quarter Pounder - Best Sustainable Food Product - Irish Foodservice Supplier Awards 2021
Although Plant Based Ireland recommends eating a diet rich in whole, unprocessed plant foods, we also believe that balance is an essential part of life. High-quality plant-based 'comfort' food plays a role in long-term adherence to a healthy lifestyle. If you want to find out more about Plant-It, you can visit their website at www.plantit.com
Be Part Of The Sustainable Revolution!
Have you heard of The Earthy Marketplace yet? It aims to be the first of its kind All-Ireland Resource Hub for Conscious Consumerism. The Earthy Marketplace is a unique concept with a broad and ambitious scope to help promote conscious businesses Ire...
Cadbury Unveils New Plant-Based Chocolate In Ireland
Cadbury Ireland has revealed the release of its first-ever plant-based chocolate bar – Cadbury Plant Bar. They follow other major chocolate brands such as Galaxy and Lindt, which have released their own plant-based chocolate lines. The Cadbury Plan...
Vegano Deli’s Ant – A Doting Dad And A Fine Vegan Baker
We got the opportunity recently to have a chat with Ant from Vegano Deli in Galway. After sampling his cakes, we can confirm this doting dad is also one of the finest vegan bakers around! 1. Who are you? Tell us a bit about yourself I’m originally ...
Interview With A Soil Scientist – Health, Agriculture & Sustainable Practices
Soil is just the dirt your food is grown in, right? Well, after this interview with Dr Aga Piwowarczyk, you may think differently! Aga is an avid surfer and soil scientist living in Co. Sligo. We talked about why soils matter, why our soils are dying...
Seaweed Goujons, Ireland’s next big thing? | Plant Based Ireland
Plantruption, an Irish food tech company, uses handpicked Seaweed from Ireland’s West coast and other sustainable ingredients to produce plant-based seafood. The company, which stocks its products in Supervalu stores nationwide, is launching it...
New Study Shows How Much Ditching Meat Can Impact the Environment
Irish meatless meat company Thanks Plants has launched a report outlining the direct impact people can have on the environment by switching to a plant-based diet. The Green Report, compiled by Toward Zero Carbon, shows how replacing animal products i...
Dr. Oetker Launches First Ristorante Vegan Pizza
One of the nation’s top frozen pizza brands, Dr. Oetker’s Ristorante, carried out its own research, surveying 600 Irish people and found that over 50% of respondents, aged 18-55, would describe their diets as Flexitarian, while 88% would consider...
A Guide to CBD Oil for Plant Based Eaters & Vegans in Ireland
This article will guide any person following a plant based or vegan diet through the CBD market place. We will look at the ingredients of CBD oils and other CBD products so that you can be sure no animal derivatives are present in the CBD option you ...
Harvest Day Expands To Offer Nationwide Deliveries of Fresh Organically & Naturally Grown 100% Irish Produce
Harvest Day is now offering weekly and fortnightly deliveries of freshly picked organic 100% Irish produce direct to customers’ doors
EU Amendment 171 May Censor Plant Based Dairy Phrases & Packaging
The EU is currently debating draft legislation that, if passed, would have a dramatic impact on the labeling, marketing, and sales of plant-based foods across the continent