Statistics

Industry Sales Figures

The Grocer  - Focus on... Meat Free - May 2013 - UK

Kantar Worldpanel - Meat-free take home share - 52 w/e 17 February 2013

  • Meat-free sales have grown by 6.6% to £252.9m, and volume has increased by 3.8%.

Quorn Foods

  • Sales have increased by up to 20% year on year, with sales in some retailers increasing more than 30%

Fry's Vegetarian

  • Sales have risen by 20% in volume

VeggieDay (launched November 2012)

  • Sales at the start of 2013 were higher than expected.

Supermarket own label meat-free products have grown strongly in the past year

 Mintel 'Meat-Free Foods' UK Report

2012

  • Meat-free and free-from sales reached an estimated total of £949m in 2012, with meat-free sales valued at £607m and free-from sales valued at £342m.
  • Almost four in ten (38%) Britons have bought vegetarian or meat-free food, while one in five (20%) have bought free-from food.

2008

  • Meat-free market value £739 million
  • Meat substitutes account for £170 million of this total

2006

  • 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%

 2004

  • Meat-free market value £626 million
  • 38% rise on the 1999 level

2001

  • 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 - UK

2000

  • Market estimated value £428 million
  • 1999 retail sales of vegetarian foods worth £399 million, including £233 for ready meals.
Key Note 'Vegetarian Foods' Report - UK

2011

  • 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

2009

  • 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

2007

  • 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

2006

  • The total UK Vegetarian Food Market was put at £670 million.
  • 5% growth in 2004/05

2004

  • Meat-free market value fell by 6% in 2003/2004
  • Purchases of vegetarian foods were forecast to increase by 5.5% in 2004/2005

2003

  • 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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