Global Plant Based Meat (Meat Substitute) Market (2018-2026): By Source ( Gluten based, Soy based, Mycoprotein) By Type (Tofu, Mushrooms, Tempeh, Quorn, Seitan) By End-use (Households, Food industry) By Distribution Channel (Convenience store, Modern store, Specialty store, E-retailers, Food stores, Others) By Geography (North America [US, Canada] Europe [U.K, France, Germany, Rest of Europe] Asia Pacific [Japan, China, India, Rest of Asia Pacific] Latin America [Brazil, Mexico, Rest Latin America] Middle-East & Africa (MEA) [GCC, Rest of MEA]) and Competitive Landscape
Plant-based meat protein is considered as a great alternative for an animal meat protein as it is mainly made up of soy or gluten. There is no involvement of any animal product such as dairy or meat. Thermoplastic extrusion and fiber spinning are two methods utilized for processing these plant-based meat products. For large scale production, mostly the thermoplastic extrusion method has been utilized as it is cost-effective. In comparison to the thermoplastic extrusion method, the fiber spinning method is very expensive and thus, it reduces the obtainability of plant-based meat products of the low-price range.
As the budding plant-based meat (Meat Substitute) drivers are enhancing awareness of consumers regarding adulteration of the meat and its ill effects on health, the demand for plant-based meat products is increasing day by day. This is the reason most of the consumers are shifting towards an organic or vegetarian diet rich in protein. Thus, it is increasing the opportunity for the growth of the global plant-based meat market. Increasing awareness about plant-based meat products as a good source of protein at an affordable price also enhancing the growth of the global plant-based protein market as well. Most of the plant-based meat manufacturers have started capitalizing on research and development heavily with mergers & acquisitions for the innovation of the product. This is a major element in enhancing the plant-based meat market growth. In 2017, the “Beyond Meat” product was introduced by “Tyson” as the demand for protein-rich vegetarian diet was increasing. “Beyond meat” is considered as the substitute for meat in the roll-out plant-based meat burgers. Also, Maple Leaf Foods introduced vegan sausages, tempeh, and burgers so that their customers can be increased. Sweet Earth Foods was acquired by Nestle for the expansion of the product portfolio of Nestle by including vegetarian meals and snacks.
There are three subdivisions of plant-based meat products based on the source. These three subdivisions include soy-based, gluten-based, and mycoprotein. In 2017, it has been observed that soy-based and gluten-based products have largely contributed to market share as these products are very popular among customers. Mushroom, Tofu, Quorn, Tempeh, Seitan, and many more are different market categories of plant-based meat products based on its type. Tofu is rich in calcium and protein. Thus, it is a highly preferred alternative for meat by most people. This plant-based meat product is made up of soybean and considered as a staple food in the Asia Pacific. Based on end-use, this market is divided into two departments food industry and households. This plant-based meat market is sub-categorized into modern, convenience, E-retailers, specialty, food stores, and many more based on distribution. As these products are easily accessible in modern and specialty stores, many consumers preferred these products over others. With the increase in internet browsing these days, E-retailers also anticipated contributing to the market share.
On the basis of geography, the categorization of the plant-based meat includes Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, Latin America, and Africa. As more and more consumers are shifting towards vegan and vegetarian diet in Europe, it has contributed largely to market share in terms of volume and value for the global plant-based meat market. It has been expected that there will be an increase in the growth of global plant-based meat in Asia-Pacific and North America due to the growing demand for plant-based meat products. Tofu and Tempeh have progressed as staple foods in different countries of Asia-Pacific like India, Japan, and China.
Global plant-based meat is segmented as below:
• Gluten based
• Soy based
• Food industry
By Distribution Channel
• Convenience store
• Modern store
• Specialty store
• Food stores
• Rest of Europe
• Rest of Asia Pacific
• Rest Latin America
Middle-East & Africa (MEA)
• Rest of MEA
Key players across the global plant-based meat value chain are:
Beyond Meat, Maple Leaf, Cargill, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Impossible Foods Inc., Amy’s Kitchen Inc., Parabel USA Inc, Garden Protein International, Morningstar Farms LLC, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Tyson Foods, Inc, Quorn Foods, among others.
Key Highlights of Report:
• Company profiling with major information about the key players operating in global potato plant-based meat market
• Estimation of market size in terms of value and volume
• Assessment of global plant-based meat trends for the period 2016-2026
• Historical (past) information for 2016 & 2017 and projections with CAGRs from 2018 to 2026 considering 2017 as base year for the market
• Overview of the global plant-based meat value chain
• Market drivers, restraints, future prospects and competitive analysis (market positioning) of key market players
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