Insights on the Global Meat Substitutes Industry to 2025 - Growing Preference for Plant-based Proteins Presents Opportunities -

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Global meat substitutes market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period.

Rising consumer awareness on negative health effects, associated with the consumption of meat, is leading to a shift toward a vegan diet. This is most likely to contribute to the evolution of meat substitutes, globally. Additionally, the benefits of cholesterol-free protein, with meat-like texture, are one of those key factors promoting the growth of meat substitute products.

High processing cost involved in the production of meat substitutes, as compared to natural meat, has led to a high price of meat substitute products, like Tofu, Tempeh, and other protein alternatives, and this is expected to hinder the market growth, especially in countries, like India, Brazil, Mexico, etc. For meat substitutes, like Tempeh, Tofu, and Seitan, which originated from Asian countries, like Indonesia, China, and Japan, respectively, the market recorded a high penetration rate in the Asia-Pacific region. The market is highly dominated by soy-based meat substitutes, followed by wheat-based.

Companies Mentioned

  • Conagra Brands Inc.
  • Amy's Kitchen Inc.
  • Blue Chip Group
  • The Campbell Soup Company
  • Beyond Meat Inc.
  • Vegabom Healthy Option
  • The Superbom
  • The Tofurky Company

Key Market Trends

Growing Preference for Plant-based Proteins

The market for meat-based proteins recorded high demand, globally, in the past decade, with most of the population in Europe and North America highly dependent on the meat products for necessary, daily protein intake. Though meat proteins provide the required content of amino acid for the body, they are highly associated with cholesterol content, which proved to be a leading cause for serious health issues. This became the primary reason for an increase in the demand for plant-based protein food, especially in developed countries, like the United States, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. With modified technologies, the companies are targeting consumers, by coming up with innovative products with similar properties as real meat.

Europe Dominates the Global Market

The market across the United Kingdom is one of the frontrunners in scaling the demand for meat substitutes, where consumer ate approximately 4.4. billion meat-free dinners in 2018, according to statistics shared by supermarket sales. Apart from meat-free products, consumers were also inclined toward purchasing free-from products, such as gluten-free. Some of the key factors facilitating the demand for meat substitutes include health consciousness, ethics related to safeguarding the environment, and surging cost of meat, motivating consumers to seek alternative sources. The shift toward consumption of meat alternatives is largely driven by the growing millennial, where the demographics at most, consider in understanding the food source, animal welfare issues, and impact on the environment while making decisions related to purchasing.

Key Topics Covered:





4.1 Market Drivers

4.2 Market Restraints

4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis


5.1 Type

5.1.1 Tofu

5.1.2 Tempeh

5.1.3 TVP ( Textured Vegetable Protein)

5.1.4 Seitan

5.1.5 Other Product Types

5.2 Distribution Channel

5.2.1 Supermarket/ Hypermarkets

5.2.2 Convenience Stores

5.2.3 Online Stores

5.2.4 Others

5.3 Geography

5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America

5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Russia Italy Spain Rest of Europe

5.3.3 Asia - Pacific China Japan India Australia Rest of Asia - Pacific

5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

5.3.5 Middle East & Africa South Africa United Arab Emirates Rest of Middle East & Africa

6 Competitive Landscape

6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

6.2 Market Positioning of Key Players

6.3 Company Profiles

6.3.1 Conagra Brands Inc.

6.3.2 Amy's Kitchen Inc.

6.3.3 Blue Chip Group

6.3.4 The Campbell Soup Company

6.3.5 Beyond Meat Inc.

6.3.6 Vegabom Healthy Option

6.3.7 The Superbom

6.3.8 The Tofurky Company


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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900