$1.93Braised by plant-based meat, seafood, egg, and dairy companies in 2021, 30% of all-time investment. 
$7.4Bvalue of the U.S. plant-based retail market in 2021
780+companies worldwide with primary focus on plant-based meat, seafood, egg, or dairy

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2021 brought the world closer to plant-based meat, eggs, and dairy that are delicious, affordable, and accessible. This report provides a snapshot of the plant-based food industry, highlights the major developments of 2021, and predicts trends for 2022 and beyond.

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Companies focused on plant-based meat, seafood, egg, and dairy

These companies focus primarily on plant-based meat, seafood, egg, and dairy. This list of companies is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, but should not be considered exhaustive. You can learn more about these companies in our company database. Are we missing something? Let us know by filling out our company database edits form.

Source: GFI company database, manufacturer websites, Crunchbase

Companies with initiatives in plant-based meat, seafood, egg, and dairy 

These companies have initiatives in plant-based meat, seafood, egg, and dairy. This list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, but should not be considered exhaustive. You can learn more about these companies in our company database. Are we missing something? Let us know by filling out our company database edits form.

Source: GFI company database, manufacturer websites, Crunchbase

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Our two-page summary details the highlights and key data points from our 2021 State of the Industry report for plant-based meat, seafood, eggs, and dairy.

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The science of plant-based meat

Learn about the science of plant-based meat. Discover resources and research on the latest technological developments and key scientific questions.

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See the latest U.S retail market research

GFI’s retail market research, commissioned from SPINS, provides data on dollar sales and market growth across plant-based meat, egg, and dairy categories, including comparisons to sales of animal-based products. 

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Karen formanski

Karen Formanski

CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS MANAGER

Karen Formanski develops data-driven insights to accelerate the alternative proteins industry.

Areas of expertise: research and analysis projects, consumer insights, market trends

Madeline cohen

Madeline Cohen

REGULATORY ATTORNEY

Madeline Cohen works on regulatory and policy issues affecting cultivated meat and plant-based foods.

Areas of expertise: regulatory landscape, domestic policy, and litigation

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Priera Panescu, Ph.D.

SENIOR SCIENTIST – PLANT-BASED SPECIALIST

Priera Panescu is focused on analyzing plant-based meat and proteins and how to best expedite their progress.

Areas of Expertise: food and agriculture systems, materials science, polymer chemistry, plant-based ingredients

Sharyn murray, cfa

Sharyn Murray, CFA

SENIOR INVESTOR ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Sharyn Murray crafts and executes strategies to increase investment in the alternative protein industry.

Areas of expertise: relationship development, project management, investment research.

Zak weston

Zak Weston

SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

Zak Weston works with manufacturers, suppliers, and upstream companies to scale innovation and infrastructure investment throughout the alternative protein supply chain.

Areas of expertise: supply chains, infrastructure, ingredients, foodservice, and contract manufacturing.

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Emma Ignaszewski

CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGER

Emma Ignaszewski manages projects to catalyze corporate innovation that will radically transform the food system and deliver alternative protein products that compete on the key drivers of consumer choice: taste, price, and convenience.

Areas of expertise: retail, strategy, marketing, communications.

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Consumer insights

Understand consumers, demographics, adoption, motivations, category descriptors, and opportunities for future research in alternative proteins.

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Advancing solutions for alternative proteins

Explore commercial whitespaces, research gaps, technological needs, and investment priorities at each stage of the alternative protein value chain.

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Plant Protein Primer

Find information on nutrition, functionality, price, sourcing, and consumer perceptions of plant protein sources for plant-based meat.

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Plant-Based Meat Manufacturing Guide

Learn about plant-based meat manufacturing by extrusion and explore directories of ingredients, facilities, and co-manufacturers.

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