The first edition of the National Plantbased Business Monitor has been released. The aim of the monitor is to visualise the status of the plant-based food industry in the Netherlands. It gives an overview of the suppliers of plant-based food who make a difference.
According to research bureau Nielsen, the consumption of plant-based food is growing by double digits. The Green Protein Alliance reports that sales of meat substitutes in the Netherlands increased by 17 percent in 2017. And Distrifood reports that the turnover of meat substitutes increased by 27.4 percent in the first half of 2018. Major players such as Danone and Nestlé have made strategic acquisitions of plantbased food companies.
Supermarkets are also offering State of the Plantbase Industry NL more and more shelf space for plant-based alternatives. And several Dutch cultivated meat companies, although not plant-based but also listed because of the benefits for humans, animals and the environment, have raised millions of rounds of funding in the past year.