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New report offers meat producers insights into plant-based sector

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New report offers meat producers insights into plant-based sector

New report offers meat producers insights into plant-based sector
June 09
10:04 2022
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A new report reveals the opportunities meat producers can seize in the booming plant-based meat sector. The report, called “The future of the meat industry: Opportunities in alternative protein”, is published by food awareness organisation, ProVeg International.

The sector offers huge opportunities for meat producers, with sales values of plant-based meat in Europe amounting to €1.4 billion in 2020 on top of a growth rate of 68% over the past two years. The global cultured meat market is also looking promising with the industry receiving $360 million in total venture capital investment in 2020, six times the amount raised in 2019 and 72% more than between 2016-2020.

“There really is no better time than now for meat producers to consider entering the plant-based meat sector,” said Stephanie Jaczniakowska-McGirr, International Head of Food and Retail at ProVeg. “The opportunities are immense and we hope that our free report that we have launched this week makes that abundantly clear.”

Key insights in the report include:

  • 90% of plant-based food consumers are flexitarian, not vegan or vegetarian;
  • Taste and price are key drivers for consumer demand;
  • The leading category in the market is the plant-based burger patties segment;
  • The UK leads the European market, followed by Germany and the Netherlands; and
  • Germany leads the European market in terms of growth rates, followed by Austria.

As well as addressing questions about how processed foods can be positioned as part of a whole-food diet, the report looks at cultured meat and fermented meat alternatives.

In the conclusion to the report, ProVeg makes several key recommendations, including that all meat producers enter the plant-based market and that they direct their marketing at flexitarians as they are the largest, and therefore, most important consumer group at present.

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