|Opportunity||Production platform||Solution category||Value chain segment||Technology sector||Maturity level|
Expanding private label plant-based offerings
Brands, dedicated private labelers, and co-manufacturers can take advantage of the private labeling opportunity, and would benefit from developing a wide range of products to fit every category and access…
|Fermentation Plant-Based||Commercial||Business Services Distribution Channels End Products Production||End product formulation & manufacturing||2 – Early adoption|
Dedicated broker or exchange for plant-based B2B sales
Opportunity exists for a broker, marketplace, directory, or other exchange platform to facilitate B2B sales of plant-based foods as ingredients to manufacturers of frozen and prepared foods.
|Plant-Based||Commercial||Business Services Distribution Channels||1 – Inception|
Landscape/directory of major players in foodservice, retail, and distribution
Resources and services that make it easier to locate, filter, and prioritize sales and partnership efforts would ease transactional burdens for startups and add value to existing companies looking for…
|Fermentation Plant-Based||Ecosystem||Distribution Channels||2 – Early adoption|
A toolkit for B2B sales resources and training
Tailored resources in the form of events, courses, thought leadership, directories, consulting services, and training programs for alternative protein B2B sales people.
|Cultivated Fermentation Plant-Based||Commercial Ecosystem||Business Services Distribution Channels|
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