The coronavirus pandemic has lit a fire under consumer demand for plant-based meat. With meat processing plants shuttering to avoid spreading the disease, and corresponding price hikes in meat at grocery stores, people are turning to meat alternatives like never before. In fact, Nielsen reported that during the nine-week period ending May 2, sales of plant-based meat in retail increased by 264 percent.
But who exactly are the players making all of this plant-based meat? You're likely familiar with a few of the media darlings, like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. You might also have glimpsed brands from major meat corporations, like Tyson and Hormel, on store shelves. And for years the vegan section of the grocery shelf has housed offerings from plant-based meat veterans, like Tofurky and Field Roast. Odds are, you've even sampled a few for yourself.
But what about the constant stream of innovators bringing their products to market? Companies big and small from around the world are launching plant-based meat products of their own, trying to carve out a piece of the lucrative pie before the market becomes too saturated.
The offerings go far beyond burgers — companies are also creating plant-based seafood and developing next-generation protein ingredients to power these new meat alternatives.
To give you a clearer picture of the playing field, we’ve created a database naming the companies making plant-based meat, fish, and protein ingredients across the globe.
This sortable database includes the following fields: Company Name, Protein Category, Website, Year Founded, Region, City/State or City/Country, Company Summary, Location of Product Availability, Total Funding.
You can apply filters to search the database by keyword and also sort by category such as region, protein type and more.
The Plant-based Meat Innovators and Startups Database is available to Spoon Plus members. You can learn more about Spoon Plus here.
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