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May 13, 2019

In this week's episode of The Grocery Insider, in association with HRA Global, we speak to Bill Bollengier from Daiya Foods. 

Get to know Bill and Daiya Foods (0 mins)

  • Who is Bill Bollengier and how did he start working in food and drink?
  • Find out more about Daiya Foods, history and where they are based.
  • Taste good, better for you, dairy free gluten free
  • Daiya Food products
  • Soya and Food Association

What makes Daiya Foods different? (5 mins)

  • Some brands avoid them tasting like non-vegan comparator, Daiya deliberate alternative
  • Mimic dairy free foods - proud to accept this challenge.
  • Free From Cholesterol

North American Plant-Based Market (7 mins)

  • What is the plant-based market like in British Columbia
  • Why are people to go plant-based, and what impact is this having on foodservice and retail
  • Where you can find Daiya Foods
  • What questions do people have towards Free From products?

Plant-Based Challenges (11 mins)

  • Free From to Full Of
  • Taste Vs. Protein
  • Vegan and allergen-free alternatives - what Daiya Foods offer

Plant-Based (14.30 mins)

  • Progressive moment high growth, choice and alternative
  • Competitors
  • Building awareness allergen free, vegan food
  • Where do you place products within this category in the supermarket?

The Future of Daiya Foods (19 mins)

  • Where else can we find Daiya Foods around the world?
  • Future of Daiya Foods