Lightlife Foods, founded in 1979, is the #1 refrigerated alternative protein brand in U.S. retail. Lightlife is part of the plant-based portfolio of Greenleaf Foods, who announced yesterday plans to construct North America’s largest plant-based protein manufacturing facility, which will enable Lightlife to more than double its production output.
In Finland, there has been a significant increase in sales of plant-based foods for some time now, mainly due to the population’s growing demand for healthier alternatives. Over the Christmas and holiday season, manufacturers and traders in the country were hardly able to meet the high demand for plant-based meat alternatives.
According to a comprehensive market research report by Future Market Insights, the global market for almond products has grown significantly since 2016 and will experience robust growth through to 2026. According to this industry analysis, almond products have a very high market demand and a very high market potential worldwide.
Today, Greenleaf Foods, SPC, has announced its immediate launch as a food company dedicated to cultivating and advancing leadership in the plant-based market. Greenleaf presently hold category-leading brands, Field Roast Grain Meat Co. and Lightlife Foods, and plans to expand their portfolio of brands to offer further plant-based options to consumers.
As veganism moves into the mainstream, more and more events, both in terms of business conference and seminars to social events, are cropping up and selling out all over the world. The interest in healthy eating is clearly a major driver for this and both plant-based and flexitarian consumers are seeking alternatives to the usual selection of alcohol and junk food that are traditional fodder for many social events. Vegan Nights is a hugely popular monthly event in London which demonstrates a microcosm of the vegan food industries and offers a great insight into up and coming trends.
It was announced this Monday that members of Canadian plant-based industries have united to form the Plant-Based Foods of Canada (PBFC), to support and assist the interests of vegan food companies throughout the country. The PBFC consists of key representatives of “food companies that make and market plant-based products that are part of a combination of or are the main source of proteins by a growing number of Canadians.”
Oil, egg yolk and vinegar are the main ingredients in traditional mayonnaise. But there are also alternatives that do not contain egg yolk. The market report “Eggless Mayonnaise Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 – 2027” by Transparency Market Research examines the market for vegan mayonnaise.