Plant-Based Food Continued to Sprout During the Pandemic

U.S. retail sales rose 27% to $7 billion in 2020

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Plant-based eggs saw the biggest gains last year. Javier Zayas Photography

Plant-based meat, dairy and even eggs are showing no signs of slowing down. Last year, total U.S. retail sales increased to $7 billion, up 27% compared to 2019, according to a new report from the Good Food Institute (GFI) and the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA).

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@hiebertpaul Paul Hiebert is a CPG reporter at Adweek, where he focuses on data-driven stories that help illustrate changes in consumer behavior and sentiment.