Dairy & Egg Alternatives: Plant-Based & Animal-Free Products, 2nd Edition
Increasing concerns about health, animal welfare, and the environment are causing more consumers to turn to plant-forward diets. Some consumers are abstaining from animal products by going vegan or vegetarian, but many more are simply reducing consumption of animal products with a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet. Eating plant-based dairy or egg alternatives instead of conventional animal products is more environmentally friendly and better for animal welfare. Many consumers also think that plant-based products is healthier than animal products and may turn to these products for reasons of health.
Health Concerns Continue to Drive Adoption of Plant-Based Eating
Even more, food allergies and sensitivities are a key driver for adopting plant-based dairy and egg alternatives. Milk and eggs, two of the “Big 8” major food allergens, are avoided by millions of consumers who are allergic to these ingredients. Lactose intolerance affects even more consumers and is an important reason many people avoid dairy. Plant-based alternatives to dairy and egg products are a good option for consumers with dairy or egg allergies or intolerances, as these plant-based products do not contain the ingredients in question but do imitate their taste, texture, or function.
With a focus on “what’s next” and current consumer trends, Dairy & Egg Alternatives: Plant-Based & Animal-Free Products is packed with insights about consumer trends, behavior, and motivations to help foodservice operators, food producers, retailers, packaging companies, employers, and investors gauge consumer perspectives and find areas for growth in a competitive market.
Dairy & Egg Alternatives: Plant-Based & Animal-Free Products delivers actionable predictions and recommendations designed to guide foodservice operators, producers, retailers, and investors in making business decisions by providing data and insights about consumer behavior and what consumers think about these products.
Dairy & Egg Alternatives: Plant-Based & Animal-Free Products is the go-to source for a complete understanding of U.S. consumer trends regarding plant-based dairy and egg products and the market for animal-free (or cultivated, cruelty-free, lab-cultured) dairy and eggs. This report combines Packaged Facts’ extensive monitoring of the food and beverage market with proprietary surveys, and evaluates current trends and future directions for marketing and retailing, along with consumer patterns during the pandemic and across the broader food and beverage market.
This Packaged Facts report analyzes the dynamics of the current landscape of the plant-based meat market as well as plant-forward diets and eating philosophies. Consumers who eat plant-based meat, poultry, or seafood products and those who are open to trying cultivated meat products are examined. Trends including consumer usage of plant-based alternative products, reasons for diet and lifestyle choices, retail and restaurant trends, and the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on consumers are also investigated.
This Packaged Facts report analyzes the dynamics of the current landscape of the plant-based dairy and egg alternatives market. Consumer demographics, perceptions, motivations, and behavior are examined as pertaining to dietary choices and consumption of plant-based dairy alternatives. Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumers are also analyzed (in a broad sense), including in the context of plant-based dairy and egg alternatives.
Plant-based dairy and egg products in the scope of this report include alternatives to dairy or eggs that attempt to replicate the flavor, function, and/or texture of these products with plant proteins. These products often use terms such as:
dairy-free dairy/eggless egg
words that make slight changes to the name of the product they are imitating (e.g., chedd’r, mylk)
the plant-based ingredient along with the conventional product name (e.g., almond milk, cashew cream cheese)
Market forecasts for the retail plant-based dairy and egg alternatives market from 2022 to 2027 and 2032 include breakouts by product type (butter, cheese, creamer, eggs, ice cream and other frozen novelties, milk, ready-to-drink beverages, and spreads, dips, sour cream, and sauces), milk type (almond, blends, cashew, coconut, oat, pea, rice, soy, and other), and milk storage type (refrigerated or shelf-stable).
This report also provides foodservice market estimates for plant-based dairy and egg alternatives by type (dairy products or eggs) from 2022 to 2027 and 2032.
Additionally, projections for the animal-free (or cultivated, cruelty-free, lab-cultured, etc.) dairy and eggs market are made to assess the potential for these products in 2022, 2027, 2032, 2037, and 2042.
The reasons for and implications of shifts in consumer perception and behavior are analyzed in the context of future market opportunities.
Major competitors in the plant-based dairy and egg alternatives space, funding for plant-based dairy and egg alternatives and animal-free dairy and egg companies, and development of ingredients and new products are examined. Restaurant, retail, and packaging trends – both in general and in the plant-based dairy and egg alternatives market – are also analyzed.
Additionally, Dairy & Egg Alternatives: Plant-Based & Animal-Free Products has dozens of tables showcasing numerical survey data on consumer demographics and psychographics and numerous marketing photographs. This report goes in-depth on COVID-19 trends affecting the food and beverage market.
The information contained in Dairy & Egg Alternatives: Plant-Based & Animal-Free Products was developed from primary and secondary research sources. Primary research includes interviews with food and beverage market experts; participation in and attendance at food industry events; and extensive internet canvassing.
Primary research also includes national online consumer polls of U.S. adult consumers (age 18+) conducted on an ongoing basis by Packaged Facts to analyze attitudes of consumers and their relevant food and beverage preferences.
Survey data from MRI-Simmons are used to analyze the demographics and psychographics of consumers.
Supplementing Packaged Facts’ exclusive survey is analysis of the 2022 Food & Health Survey conducted by the International Food Information Council, which analyzes consumer food purchase decisions, diet and lifestyle choices, snacking activity, and perception of health benefits in foods.