Nestlé, the world’s largest food producer, recently announced the launch of its veggie brand Garden Gourmet in the UK. This is the company’s response to growing consumer demand in the UK for plant-based meat alternatives.
The British food retailer Holland & Barrett has confirmed that it is planning a fully vegan superstore in the near future. Although the company’s focus has so far been on healthy food products, the growing demand from consumers for plant-based foods will now be taken further.
The Australian supermarket chain Woolworth has reported a significant increase in vegan food sales. All indicators suggest that the market will continue to grow.
Be it an organic retailer, supermarket or discount store, it is evident that the range of plant-based products is being expanded across all sales channels. This is not least due to the emergence of many vegan retail brands. This trend is also being followed in 2018 by the British supermarket giant Waitrose with the expansion of its vegan range.
Almond marketer and producer Blue Diamond Growers has become the 100th member of the Plant-Based Foods Association (PBFA). Blue Diamond is well known for being the maker of Almond Breeze, America’s most popular brand of almond milk. It also produces a range of other nut-based foods such as almond flour and Nut-Thins crackers.