By the numbers (infographic)

October 2020

Plant-forward ... but maybe not analogue-forward

Consumers are known to perceive alt-meat proteins as being a healthier dietary choice — and some dieticians agree (See "Meeting consumers halfway more...

Don't tread on my food!

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September 2020

The headlines have an effect

One thing the spread of COVID-19 has done is teach the average American consumer about how meat products are made: The virus spreads with mean efficiency more...

This is a veggie-forward diet?

The mantra of a veggie-forward diet has become particularly attractive with the spread of COVID-19. According to research by the International Food Information more...

August 2020

'I'll take the analogue burger, please'

Plant-based meat substitutes gained traction first in foodservice. That's still a robust channel for future growth in North America and Western Europe more...

Have your meat and eat it, too

Consumers look for something different in their food when they dine out, as opposed to when they have a meal at home. Results from a recent poll by the more...

July 2020

Look East

Beyond, Impossible, KFC, Cargill ... the list of U.S. analogue companies seeking a foodhold in Asia goes on and on. Projected growth illustrates why: more...

'That is a tasty burger'

Can 33 million Americans be wrong? That's how many consumers, MRI-Simmons projects, choose to eat their meat alternatives in the form of a patty. Which more...

June 2020

Growing like a weed? Not so much, it turns out.

To read the headlines, it looks like plant-based proteins of all kinds are having a moment, with sales up by triple digits year-over-year and the conventional more...

What's for dinner?

Many stories have been written about the surge in plant-based meat substitute sales as coronavirus infections spread, meat processing facilities had to more...

May 2020

You can't always get what you want

As the virus has spread across the United States, hitting meat processing facilities especially hard, meat shortages were predicted, then were realized more...

A new, possibly improved, normal

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April 2020

Let me count the ways

Last year, Kerry Group asked more than 500 U.S. adults what they thought were the most important attributes of plant-based meat analogues. Interestingly more...

What a difference a week makes

Amidst the panic buying that brought endless images of empty paper goods shelves to your local media outlet, all things meat and meat-like were flying more...

March 2020

Blends could rain on alt-meat's parade

While the exponential growth in the value and volume of sales of plant-based meat alternatives can't be denied, the 2020 Power of Meat study by 210 Analytics more...

The fresh makers

Plant-based meat substitutes have traditionally been frozen (think: soyburgers), and the frozen foods category still dominates the sector's overall sales more...

February 2020

Plants — for the planet?

Manufacturers of plant-based meat substitutes put most of their marketing dollars behind the idea that eating their products instead of conventional meat more...

Investing in Memphis

The cultivated (or cell-based) meat sector has been discussed in general, gee-whiz terms, due to its having cool technologies and lots of potential, but more...

January 2020

'Sustainable' Canadians

Like most people, what Canadian believe and what they are willing to do about it differ, in some ways by quite a bit. While most Canadians believe that more...

King Soy

Regardless of soy's status as a reportable allergen, the use of soy as the foundation of a plant-based meat substitute formulation dominates the market more...

December 2019

Not the only game in town

Beyond Meat has captured the headlines all year, between its IPO and the steady stream of new products it has rolled out. But as IRI's data shows, the more...

November 2019

Kids' stuff

The (next) Holy Grail of alternatives to conventional meat is plant-based analogues that convincingly mimic steaks, roasts and other whole-muscle cuts more...

October 2019

Healthier? That depends.

Many consumers perceive plant-based substitutes to be much healthier than the convention meat products they hope to replace. This side-by-side comparison more...

September 2019

Target market: Men

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August 2019

Diet data from IFIC: A lot of meat, but less than a year ago

Consumers who eat meat are still eating a lot of meat — even as a third of those consumers say they're cutting back on the stuff. The "2019 more...

July 2019

The States of Legislation

The race to get on the books with meat-label legislation has been relentless in the early-year state legislative sessions. About half of all states have more...

June 2019

A whole new ballgame

The American hot dog may be King of the Baseball Stadium, but plant-based meat substitutes are making inroads in those stadiums across the country. Beyond more...

May 2019

Hot, hot, hot

In addition to the white-hot growth that plant-based foods are racking up in the retail stores, the investment market for plant-based foods is moving more...

April 2019

Frenemies

Consumers who are interested in buying plant-based alternatives at retail strongly prefer that these goods be stocked in the meat department, according more...

March 2019

Watch your language!

Regulators and legislators are debating the ins and outs of using the word 'meat' on the labels of plant-based meat substitutes, even as some states are more...

February 2019

By the numbers

Missouri enacted a law, that was quickly challenged in the courts, limiting the use of the term 'meat' on a label to products derived from animals. More more...

January 2019

What does 'eating well' mean to you?

The Food Marketing Institute surveyed more than 1,000 shoppers to see how the way they feel about what they're eating influences their sense of satisfaction more...