Eating less meat is becoming mainstream and thanks to widespread campaigns, like Meat Free Monday and Veganuary, more consumers in the UK are now trying plant-based dishes than ever before. There has been a growth in consumers choosing to be ‘part-time’ vegans and more people are choosing to become vegan as a lifestyle choice for health and/or environmental reasons*.
In January 2018, supermarkets saw 1 in 10 shoppers buy a meat free ready meal, with sales up 15% compared to January last year**, and we're seeing the same appetite for vegan options in food service. Vegan menu mentions are up 640% in the last 2 years alone***, and chains such as Pizza Express, All Bar One, Starbuck and Prezzo are all introducing vegan specific menus and dishes.
* Mega Food & Drink Trends – The Food People 2018-2019 **Kantar World Panel, February 2018 ***MCA Menu Tracker April 2018
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