The Plant-based Protein: Assessing Demand for Sustainable Alternatives global briefing offers an insight into to the size and shape of the Packaged Food market, highlights buzz topics, emerging geographies, categories and trends and identifies the leading companies and brands. It also offers strategic analysis on driving packaged food industry trends like health and wellness, premiumisation, convenience and value-for-money and how those trends influence factors like new product developments, packaging innovations, retail distribution and retail pricing both historically and into the future.
Product coverage: Baby Food, Baked Goods, Breakfast Cereals, Confectionery, Dairy, Edible Oils, Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts, Processed Fruit and Vegetables, Processed Meat and Seafood, Ready Meals, Rice, Pasta and Noodles, Sauces, Dressings and Condiments, Savoury Snacks, Soup, Spreads, Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks.
Data coverage: Market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.
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- Get a detailed picture of the Packaged Food market;
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- Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.
It is not the lack of protein but the type of protein that is the problem
Within developed markets consumers eat more than the recommended amount of protein. However, the majority of this protein comes from animal-based protein sources. In fact, with the exception of Japan and India, fresh meat and dairy tend to be the main contributors to protein purchases in the world’s top 10 packaged food markets. This puts new strains on water, soil fertility, biodiversity and climate change.
Australia tops the charts in the protein index in plant-based ice cream, savoury snacks and processed meat
In 2016, Australia ranked first in plant-based savoury snacks, processed meat and ice cream because of the large demand for free-from and organic products, the high share of Millennials, the growing share of vegetarians and vegans, and rapidly rising demand for sports protein and weight management products, two of thee primary use cases for protein.
The US and Sweden are two of the most promising markets
While Australia ranks first in terms of the current attractiveness for plant-based products, the US and Sweden hold the highest future potential. Sweden has shown by far the biggest improvements in the rankings in a variety of products, on the back of favourable legislation, innovative local brands, rising availability and the affordability of plant-based options.
The plant protein world is extending beyond soya to include lupine, insects and algal ingredients
It is no longer soya and ancient grains which are the main alternatives to meat and dairy. Innovation is already on the way to integrating high-protein pulses such as lupine and chickpeas, algal ingredients including spirulina, and insects into packaged food and beverages.
Regulation is underway to limit meat consumption
A number of key markets, including China, France and Australia, are making important legislative changes to curb meat consumption and divert consumers to plant-based diets, which is likely to boost the future demand for plant protein.