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 new partners, customers, and trends.
- Distribution Channels
- 2 – Early adoption
It can be difficult for alternative protein companies to know the most important customers or partners to build relationships with in the complex food industry landscape. There is a need for resources and services that make it easier to locate, filter, and prioritize sales and partnership efforts. Additionally, startups would benefit from a more direct connection or introduction mechanism to ease the transactional burden of locating the correct point of contact within each company, which would also add value to existing companies looking for new partners, customers, and trends.
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Open-access product formulation specification sheets
Open-access product formulation specifications could provide clear metrics and objectives for product developers on attributes like taste, price, nutrition, and ingredient ratios.
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.
Database of facility engineering, design, and construction firms
Dedicated brokers, consultants, directories, and other matching mechanisms could help connect alternative protein companies to engineering/design/construction firms with relevant experience and interest in the alternative protein sector.
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