$2.2Bwas raised by U.S. plant-based meat, egg, and dairy companies in 2020—more than three times as much as in 2019.
$7Bwas the value of the U.S. plant-based retail market in 2020.
196new unique investors made investments in the plant-based protein space in 2020, increasing the total unique investors active in the sector 44 percent from 2019.

Download the Plant-Based Meat, Eggs, and Dairy State of the Industry Report

2020 brought the world substantially 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 2020, and predicts trends for 2021 and beyond. 

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Report data preview

Graph of the rise of invested capital in alternative proteins across plant-based, fermentation, and cultivated companies.
Summary table of plant-based food company investment metrics (1980-2020) (u. S. And global)
Graph of u. S. Retail sales growth of plant-based meat and animal-based meat in 2020 over 2019
Graph of total u. S. Plant-based food retail dollar sales and dollar sales growth by category
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Watch our webinar

2020 was a year of milestones for the plant-based meat, eggs, and dairy industry. This webinar provides a global analysis of this rapidly accelerating, transformative market sector.

Download our at-a-glance summary

Our two-page summary details the highlights and key data points from our 2020 State of the Industry report for plant-based proteins.

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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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Good Food Retail Report 2020

Learn plant-based sales strategies and see how the top 15 U.S. grocery retailers rate on their plant-based assortment, merchandising, and marketing.

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Company and Fundraising Database

Explore the landscape of plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation companies including consumer brands, manufacturers, and ingredients companies.

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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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State of the Industry Report: Alternative seafood

Our report explores the global alternative seafood industry’s commercial landscape and shares the latest on investments, sales data, and consumer insights.


Looking for the 2019 State of the Industry report for plant-based meat, eggs, and dairy? Download here.