Plant-based foods that contain direct replacements for animal products are a key driver of sales growth at grocery retailers nationwide, growing almost three times faster than their animal-based counterparts. Newly released SPINS retail sales data (March 22, 2022) shows grocery sales of plant-based foods that directly replace animal products have grown 6% in the past year—and 54% in the past three years— to $7.4 billion.
We’ve summarized highlights from the data in our downloadable at-a-glance summary to help you understand the size and growth of the U.S. retail plant-based food industry. We cover both the plant-based food market as a whole and key plant-based categories including:
- Plant-based meat
- Plant-based milk
- Plant-based eggs
- Plant-based creamer
- Plant-based ice cream and frozen novelty
- Plant-based meals
- Plant-based yogurt
- Plant-based cheese
- Plant-based protein liquids and powders
- Plant-based dairy spreads, dips, sour cream, and sauces
- Plant-based ready-to-drink beverages
- Plant-based bars
- Plant-based butter
- Tofu and tempeh
- Plant-based condiments, dressings, and mayo
Note: The data is based on SPINS plant-based positioned categories, with the additional inclusion of plant-based private label and a GFI and PBFA custom plant-based eggs category. Due to the nature of these categories, the presented data may not align with standard SPINS categories. Read more about our methodology below.
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