Plant-based food sales rose 20 percent year-over-year, topping $3.3 billion dollars, according to Nielsen and the Plant Based Foods Association. The plant-based milk category is up 9 percent, compared to 3 percent the previous year, and comprises about half the total dollar volume, at $1.6 billion. Plant-based meats grew 24 percent, cheeses 43 percent, and yogurts 55 percent.
The report claims cow’s milk dollar sales are down 6 percent and plant-based milk comprises 13 percent of total milk sales. It notes the growth in plant-based creamers has been particularly impressive, with a 131 percent increase, with $109 million in sales.