Surge in obese population, new product development and rapid growth in the food service industry fuel the growth of the global meat substitute market.
PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Meat Substitute Market by Product Type (Tofu-Based, Tempeh-Based, TVP-Based, Seitan–Based, Quorn-Based, and Others), Source(Soy-Based, Wheat-Based, Mycoprotein, and Others), and Category (Frozen, Refrigerated, and Shelf Stable): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021–2027.” According to the report, the global meat substitute industry was estimated at $4.51 billion in 2019, and is anticipated to hit $8.82 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 7.2% from 2021 to 2027.
Surge in obese population, new product development, rapid growth in the food service industry, and increasing concerns regarding environmental sustainability and animal welfare fuel the growth of the global meat substitute market. On the other hand, wide availability of substitutes restrains the growth to some extent. However, increase in health awareness and veganism is expected to create lucrative opportunities in the industry.
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On the basis of source, the soy-based segment garnered nearly two-thirds of the total market revenue in 2019 and is anticipated to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to the fact that soy proteins, including soy protein isolate and soy protein concentrate, are the major ingredients in structured plant-based alternative products, owing to their abundance, low-cost, meat-like texture after hydration, and high amino acid composition. Simultaneously, the wheat-based segment would portray the fastest CAGR of 10.0% from 2021 to 2027, due to high nutritional content in the products.
On the basis of category, the frozen segment held more than three-fourths of the global meat substitute market share in 2019 and is expected to retain its dominance by the end of 2027. The fact that ready meals, including cooked and semi-cooked meat substitute food products have become increasingly popular across the world has propelled the growth of the segment. The shelf stable segment, on the other hand, would register the fastest CAGR of 9.9% during the forecast period, due to the fact that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic led to increase in demand for shelf-stable meat substitutes among individuals.
On the basis of region, Europe, followed by North America, held the major share in 2019, generating nearly two-fifths of the global meat substitute market. The market comprises some of the most renowned brands of meat substitutes such as Quorn Foods, Cauldron Foods, and others. Moreover, the market has witnessed the entry of some of the renowned players from the meat food industry, such as Rugenwalder Muhle, lately. These factors drive the market growth in the region. At the same time, Asia-Pacific would manifest the fastest CAGR of 9.4% by 2027. This is because the market players have focused on new product development and increase in production capabilities, foreseeing the upcoming demand for meat analog products in the Asia-Pacific region.
The outbreak of the pandemic has infused more health consciousness among people and the demand for plant-based diet and other organic sources has experienced a steep increase, thereby impacting the global meat substitute market positively. However, there have been disorders in the supply of raw materials due to lockdowns which has hampered the market growth to some extent.
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The leading market players analyzed in the global meat substitute market report include Beyond Meat, Cauldron Foods, MGP Ingredients, Garden Protein International, Inc., Vbites Food, Ltd., Meatless B.V., Quorn Foods, Sonic Biochem Extractions Limited, Morningstar Farms, and Amy’s Kitchen. These market players have adopted different strategies including partnership, expansion, collaboration, joint ventures, and others to reinforce their status in the industry.