Learn how interest in plant-driven eating has grown.
Animal welfare issues
With more options available in grocery stores for our own use in home baking or cooking, more options in prepared foods at retail outlets, consumer have a lot to consider in plant-based foods. The flow also moves from the foodservice market to the retail market and back as more consumers seek plant-based dining away from home and retail food suppliers seek inspiration from what chefs offer in restaurants.
Trends, Scope & Methodology
Opportunities exist in providing delicious, affordable, and convenient plant-based options to the growing number of consumers who pursue that type of plant-forward eating on at least a part-time basis. Interest in plant-forward eating has risen along with greater concern about personal health, the environment, and animal welfare issues. Increasing access to plant-forward options -- including meat or dairy alternatives -- in grocery stores and at restaurants has made plant-forward eating more visible and easier to do.
Plant-forward eating is often a component of lifestyles that encompass more values than just food preferences. Vegans and vegetarians are the most likely to layer on another diet type, including low-sugar, gluten-free, and high-protein.
With a focus on “what’s next” and current consumer trends, Consumer Insights on Vegan, Vegetarian, & Flexitarian Eating is packed with insights about consumer trends, behavior, and motivations to help food producers, retailers, packaging companies, employers, and investors gauge consumer perspectives and find areas for growth in a competitive market.
Consumer Insights on Vegan, Vegetarian, & Flexitarian Eating provides actionable and data-driven insights about consumer preferences for, awareness of, and feelings about plant-forward diets, including vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, pescatarian, and omnivore eating. This report examines the current dynamics of plant-forward eating, consider snacking habits, mealtime trends, use of vitamins, grocery shopping habits, health outlooks, and other trends by type of plant-forward diet followed.
Consumer Insights on Vegan, Vegetarian, & Flexitarian Eating is the go-to source for a complete understanding of U.S. consumer trends in plant-forward eating. This report combines Packaged Facts’ extensive monitoring of the food and beverage market with proprietary surveys, and evaluates current trends and future directions, along with consumer patterns during the pandemic and across the broader food and beverage market.
Consumer demographics, perceptions, motivations, and behavior pertaining to plant-forward eating and attitudes on food and diet are analyzed, as are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumers in those contexts. These consumer insights are indicative of present and future market opportunities.
Consumer Insights on Vegan, Vegetarian, & Flexitarian Eating has dozens of tables and figures displaying exclusive numerical survey data. Data is broken out, analyzed, and discussed by characteristics such as age, gender, income, regional differences, and family status.
The information contained in Consumer Insights on Vegan, Vegetarian, & Flexitarian Eating was developed from primary and secondary research sources. Primary research includes Packaged Facts’ exclusive national online consumer polls of U.S. adult consumers (age 18+) conducted on an ongoing basis to analyze attitudes of consumers and their relevant food and beverage preferences.