Trade show will feature several plant-based meat providers

Private brands consultant Jim Wisner will discuss the plant-based foods movement in a seminar at the Private Label Trade Show.

Several plant-based meat product companies will exhibit their products in a dedicated section on the floor at The Private Label Trade Show on Nov. 17-19 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

The companies’ products will range from burgers, sausages and sliders to meatballs, meatloaf, breaded and non-breaded chicken-less tenders, strips, nuggets, cutlets, hot dogs, sausage burgers, mini “pork” tacos and entrees.

The plant-based meat movement is gaining ground as 100% plant-based products that closely mimic the look, feel and taste of hamburgers, ground meats, poultry and more are turning up in increasing numbers in restaurants and stores across the country.

Consumer awareness and interest among such products is growing, which has led to increased sales of plant-based meats. According to PLMA, the investment firm UBS is projecting plant-based proteins will be an $85 billion industry by 2030.

Additional plant-based items on display at the show will include pastas, snacks, butter, cheeses, cream cheese, yogurts, milks, beverages, protein blends, probiotic supplements for humans and pets, and plant-based detergents and cleansers.

Retailers including The Kroger Co., Albertsons Cos. and Trader Joe’s have introduced their own plant-based store brand lines.

Plant-based meat will also be the topic of a seminar to be presented on Sunday, Nov. 17, by Jim Wisner, president of Wisner Marketing Group, who will report on how retailers need to adapt their product assortments to rapidly expanding consumer interest in plant-based foods.