Corporate Engagement

April Highlights from the plant based sector: 42% of global consumers now flexitarian, and much more

While the world slowly shifts to a new normal in which the corona crisis is not disappearing anytime soon, the plant-based sector is exploding, both in terms of constantly increasing consumer demand and an ever-expanding uptake by the corporate sector. A key news item this month reveals that 42% of global consumers now consider themselves to be flexitarian, helping to fuel this ongoing expansion. Read more below, along with lots of other exciting news from the plant-based sector.

TRENDS & PROJECTIONS 

RETAIL FOODS

FOODSERVICE CHAINS/CATERERS 

  • New Wave Foods will be unveiling its plant-based shrimp in foodservice companies across the US, according to Green Queen.
  • Spanish pizza chain Papa John’s has launched a new vegan pizza.
  • Dunkin’, formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts, is launching an extensive new range featuring more than 40 vegan donuts variants.
  • In response to an increase in demand for vegan products in Poland, Burger King has launched plant-based nuggets developed in cooperation with the Vegetarian Butcher.
  • Taco Bell is testing a new plant-based beef at a location in California, while also developing a new plant-based protein with Beyond Meat.
  • In Singapore, the world’s first commercially available cultured-chicken product from Just Eat is now available for home delivery.

FOOD MANUFACTURERS

INGREDIENTS SUPPLIERS/NEW TECHNOLOGIES 

ONES TO WATCH OUT FOR

STARTUP & FINANCIAL

STAKEHOLDER INTERVENTIONS


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