Prepared Foods presented its 17th annual "Spirit of Innovation" awards for new product teams during the New Products Conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Chicago's Swissotel.
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Posted: January 31, 2020
Plant-based proteins aren’t just for vegans and vegetarians anymore as US consumers seek more protein in their diets and plant-based foods become more available and tastier. Higher demand for plant-based proteins is evidenced by the 19% growth in cases shipped of these proteins from broadline foodservice distributors to independent (one to two units) and micro-chain (three to 19 units) restaurant operators in the year ending March 2018 compared to same period year ago, according to The NPD Group. In-home consumption trends are also showing an increase in consumer demand with a 24% increase since 2015.
Posted: August 6, 2018