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US Plant-Based Food Retail Market Worth $4.5 Billion

by | August 5, 2019

The US plant-based food retail market has hit a whopping $4.5 billion, according to a recent report published by the Good Food Institute (GFI).

The report cites an 11% growth in the market between year ending April 2018, and April 2019 — five times the rate for total food retail sales in the US.

Included in the report are numbers for plant-based meats, dairy, meals, eggs and condiments and dressings, as well as tofu and tempeh.

Dairy Milk Alternatives
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Dairy Alternatives

The report also shows that the plant-based dairy alternative category has hit over $3 billion in the US.

The milk alternative market alone is worth $1.8 billion — in part the result of the approximate 37% of US households choosing animal-free milk alternatives. Other dairy listed, such as yogurt, cheese, butter and creamer, are worth $1.2 billion.

The report recommends that retailers “capture this momentum” for their own bottom line by offering a wide selection of dairy alternatives.

Beyond Meat's flagship product
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Animal-Free Meat

The plant-based meat market has also seen significant growth and now is reportedly worth $800 million, a number which accounts for approximately 2% of all packaged meat sales across the US.

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