News

New Plant-Based Products Up 32 Percent in 2016

Foods with a plant-based claim continue to take up more supermarket shelf space, with 100 more products launched last year than in 2015.

Research firm Innova Market Insights found that new product launches with a “plant-based” claim totaled 320 in 2016 in the United States. In 2015, that number was 220, which grew from only 196 such product launches in 2014. These findings are supported by market research firm Technavio, which predicted that new vegan product launches will grow by 11 percent annually from 2016 until 2020. Consulting company HealthFocus International (HFI) recently conducted an online survey and found that many respondents are eschewing animal products as a long-term solution toward better health, as well as concerns about animal welfare and the environment. “These changes are not a fad,” HFI’s President Steve Walton said. “They are a permanent lifestyle.” New launches in the plant-based products category aren’t limited to vegan companies, as evidenced by Ben & Jerry’s introduction—and continued expansion—of its almond-milk based ice cream line.

More News

Snack Brand Debuts Vegan Space Ice Cream

Seva Foods' freeze-dried Space Ice Kream is an indulgence for astronauts and land-dwellers alike.
Read More »

NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
Read More »

Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
Read More »

Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
Read More »

UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »