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Meat & Poultry
Plant-based
BY ANDY NELSON
IT'S BEEN MANY YEARS since plant-based began to transform US retail
grocery meat cases, but the category continues to evolve in new and
interesting ways that promise even more growth.
" Consumers are more knowledgeable than they were a couple of
years ago, and there are more exciting options available, " said Danny
O'Malley, president of San Diego-based Before the Butcher. " It continues
to grow and change, and I think the opportunities for plant-based will
continue to explode as long as we continue to innovate. In a year or
two there will be a lot of exciting things that are going to happen which
will elevate it even more. "
In 2021, perhaps the most dominant trend within the plant-based
category is new plant-based chicken innovations, O'Malley said.
That will be true next year, too, and Before the Butcher will meet
the surging demand with a new extra-large chicken chunk product
that, when shredded, is very similar to a shredded chicken breast. The
company hopes to launch it in early 2022. That will join the chicken
burger Before the Butcher released, along with other burgers, about two
years ago.
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Also on trend are ground products, which Before the Butcher has
stayed on top of with the introduction of plant-based grounds in what
O'Malley calls a " brick " form. The new lineup comes in five flavors,
including value-added offerings like Chorizo, Italian and Breakfast.
" The really great thing about them is they're
so versatile, " he said. " You can use them in
so many different ways: pasta, tacos,
burritos, empanadas. So many
things can be made with ground
products. "
The shrinking gap between
many real and plant-based meats
is also having a huge impact on
continued demand for plantbased,
O'Malley said.
Earlier this year, Before the
Butcher rolled out its Mainstream
brand, which offers an 8-pack of frozen
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