Industry Sales Figures
Mintel 'Meat-Free Foods' UK Report
- Meat-free and free-from sales are expected to reach a total of £949m in 2012 with meat-free sales set to reach £607m and free-from market sales expected to reach £342m.
- Almost four in 10 (38%) Britains have bought vegetarian or meat-free food, while one in five (20%) have bought free-from food.
- Meat-free market value £739 million
- Meat substitutes account for £170 million of this total
- Between 2006-2011 those aged 15-24 (the most likely to eat meat substitutes) are expected to increase in number by 1.4%. Those aged 20-24 expected to increase by 7%
- Meat-free market value £626 million
- 38% rise on the 1999 level
- Meat-free market value £548 million (chilled £373 million, frozen £170 million)
- A rise from £333 million since 1996
- 39% of consumers were purchasers of meat-free foods
Mintel Vegetarian Foods Report
- Market estimated value £428 million
- 1999 retail sales of vegetarian foods worth £399 million, including £233 for ready meals.
Key Note 'Vegetarian Foods' Report
- The market for vegetarian foods reached a value of £786.5 million. 7.7% higher than in 2007
- The report estimates a 10.3% increase in sales of vegetarian foods over the next 5 years, with the market value rising from £799.7m in 2012 to £882.4m in 2016
- 19.1% of respondents to the survey agreed that they were purchasing or eating more vegetarian or 'suitable for vegetarians' foods than 12 months ago
- Chilled vegetarian foods sector was forecast to grow at a slow but then increasing rate over the period 2009-2013 with the reverse forecast for the frozen sector
- The total UK Vegetarian Food Market was put at £718.5 million
- Report forecast that during 2007-2011 sales of vegetarian foods will continue to grow between 6.2% and 6.9% per year
- The total UK Vegetarian Food Market was put at £670 million.
- 5% growth in 2004/05
- Meat-free market value fell by 6% in 2003/2004
- Purchases of vegetarian foods were forecast to increase by 5.5% in 2004/2005
- Meat-free market value grew significantly, by around 15% during 1999/2000 to 2001/2002.
- 2002/2003 growth fell from 16.6% to 7.9%
- Main growth was in the chilled sector
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