Plant-based Beverages Market Size, Share & Forecast to 2028

Global Plant-based Beverages Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Product (Plain and Flavored), By Type (Soy, Almond, Coconut, Oats and Others), By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 - 2028

Published Date: November-2022 | Number of Pages: 158 | Format: PDF | Report ID: KBV-21050

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Market Report Description

The Global Plant-based Beverages Market size is expected to reach $48.8 billion by 2028, rising at a market growth of 11.2% CAGR during the forecast period.

Plant-based beverages are beverages that can be substituted for dairy products. These plant-based beverages are considered a particularly healthful alternative to dairy products. Soymilk, rice milk, coconut milk, and almond milk are some of the most popular plant-based beverages. They are deemed healthy due to the presence of numerous vitamins and minerals. In addition, they are low in fat and cholesterol and contain no lactose.

Plant-based Beverages Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2018-2028

Beverages derived from plants are the primary alternatives to dairy milk for those with dietary restrictions due to health concerns or a desire for plant-based cuisine. Although most media coverage of plant-based diets focuses on meat substitutes, dairy alternatives as well as plant-based beverages should not be neglected. In recent years, the market has risen gradually, with consumers with lactose intolerance and malabsorption driving the majority of the expansion.

Due to the dramatic growth of the plant-based health trend, the demand for plant-based foods and beverages is also increasing at a very rapid pace all over the world. For meals, snacks, drinks, and treats, millions of individuals throughout the world are replacing animal-based items with plant-based alternatives. Companies have a tremendous potential to ride this wave and become leaders in the exponentially growing segment.

As customers' dietary preferences evolve, so do their preferences for various beverages. While some deliberately adhere to a flexitarian, vegetarian, or vegan diet, others enjoy the flexibility to vary their cuisine. This has created an opportunity for enterprising manufacturers to create beverages that cater to the specific demands of people.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted a number of economies all over the world. various businesses, irrespective of their sizes, were majorly demolished owing to the abrupt emergence of the outbreak. The COVID-19 outbreak has had a favorable impact on the plant-based beverages market due to the increasing demand for nutritional products. The adoption of plant-based beverages significantly increased during the pandemic as a result of the fact that plant-based beverages provide nourishment and promote immunity. The plant-based beverage can minimize the impact of the virus, due to which, more and more people consumed these products during the widespread infection.

Market Growth Factors

Wide Range of Varieties and Choices for Customers

One of the major factors that are significantly increasing the growth of the market is the availability of a wide range of bases as well as flavors of plant-based beverages throughout the world. Today's consumers seek variety in plant-based beverage and dairy substitute options. And because they no longer judge plant-based items based on their resemblance to dairy, this opens up a plethora of flavor and texture possibilities. It means that now is the ideal time to investigate what plant-based foods have to offer customers.

Enhances Gut Health While Increasing Sustainability and Shelf-Life

Increasing numbers of consumers are using items made specially to promote intestinal health. Beverages derived from plants and dairy substitutes are ideally positioned to lead the prebiotics as well as probiotic trend. Sustainability in food and beverages would play a significant role in the shift of consumer preferences towards environmental consciousness. This highlights the benefits of plant-based beverages and dairy substitutes. However, as the industry evolves, plant-based foods and beverages will also be evaluated.

Marketing Restraining Factor:

Lack of Taste and Texture Along with Lesser Health Benefits in Contrast to Dairy Milk

As the market has expanded, it has had to accommodate a completely new and different type of consumer. They have the option to consume dairy, therefore excellent flavor and texture are a must. Interestingly, this does not necessitate imitating the flavor and texture of dairy. They seek indulgence and are content for plant-based foods to taste like plants. This creates the potential for flavor and texture-rich dairy products.

Plant-based Beverages Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2021

Product Outlook

On the basis of Product, the Plant-based Beverages Market is bifurcated into Plain and Flavored. In 2021, the flavored beverages segment recorded a substantial revenue share of the plant-based beverages market. A number of flavored beverages have been introduced to the market as a result of the consistent growth of such items. These items are currently available in a variety of flavors, including French vanilla, strawberry, coconut, banana, berry, chocolate, coconut, and hazelnut.

Type Outlook

By Type, the Plant-based Beverages Market is segregated into Soy, Coconut, Almond, Oat, and Others. The soy segment acquired the largest revenue share of the plant-based beverages market in 2021. Soy milk is extensively consumed around the world due to its similar health benefits to dairy-based milk. Additionally, bakers and confectioners have also started the use of this commodity in order to gain the traction of a bigger number of consumers.

Plant-based Beverages Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2021 USD 23.3 Billion
Market size forecast in 2028 USD 48.8 Billion
Base Year 2021
Historical Period 2018 to 2020
Forecast Period 2022 to 2028
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 11.2% from 2022 to 2028
Number of Pages 158
Number of Tables 272
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Competitive Landscape, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Product, Type, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Wide Range of Varieties and Choices for Customers
  • Enhances Gut Health While Increasing Sustainability and Shelf-Life
  • Lack of Taste and Texture Along with Lesser Health Benefits in Contrast to Dairy Milk

Regional Outlook

Region-Wise, the Plant-based Beverages Market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. In 2021, Asia-Pacific accounted for the biggest revenue share of the plant-based beverages market. The expanding vegan population in the region, particularly the preference of millennials for plant-based, natural, and healthful foods and beverages, is anticipated to stimulate regional product demand. Countries such as India, China, and Thailand have adopted a healthy lifestyle by selecting healthier food alternatives.

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KBV Cardinal Matrix - Plant-based Beverages Market Competition Analysis

Plant-based Beverages Market - Competitive Landscape and Trends by Forecast 2028

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Product Launches. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; Danone S.A., Campbell Soup Company (Pacific Foods of Oregon, LLC) are the forerunners in the Plant-based Beverages Market. Companies such as Califia Farms LLC, SunOpta, Inc, Koia are some of the key innovators in Plant-based Beverages Market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Danone S.A. (Sofina Group), Campbell Soup Company (Pacific Foods of Oregon, LLC), Blue Diamond Growers, Inc., SunOpta, Inc, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Califia Farms LLC, Koia, Vitasoy International Group Co., Ltd. and Noumi Limited.

Strategies deployed in Plant-based Beverages Market

Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements:

  • Jan-2022: Califia released the Almondmilk Creamer and Cinnamon Roll Oat Creamer and Zero Sugar Oatmilk and Oat + Almond Plantmilk Blend, a line of dairy-free beverages. With this launch, the company aimed to expand its existing product portfolio of creamers, brewed-to-blend coffees, plant milks, and barista products. Furthermore, these products would allow customers to experiment with plant-based alternatives.
  • Apr-2021: Pacific Foods rolled out Creamy Plant-Based Broths and Creamy Oat Milk Soups. Through this launch, the company aimed to offer USDA-certified vegan, organic, and sourced ingredients to its customers. Moreover, the creamy oat milk soups would be available in the market in two varieties viz. garden tomato and cumin carrot. Furthermore, soy-free, gluten-free, as well as non-GMO creamy plant-based broths would be available in two flavors, namely zesty ginger and turmeric and herb and roasted garlic.
  • Aug-2020: Koia unveiled the Koia Thrive, a range of adaptogenic drinks. Through this launch, the company aimed to aid customers in managing the modern and evolving environment via three functional flavors, including Chill Chocolate, Golden Turmeric, and Miracle Matcha, to fulfill their demands.
  • May-2020: Pacific Foods launched the Organic Reduced Sugar Oat Original Plant-Based Beverage. With this launch, the company aimed to fulfill the rising demands of customers for a creamy and mild oat taste in order to be used in anything from baked goods to smoothies. Furthermore, this range of products aimed to replicate the creamy consistency of Vanilla Oat and Organic Original flavors of Pacific with 80% less sugar.

Product Launch and Product Expansion:

  • Apr-2021: SunOpta acquired Dream and WestSoy, plant-based beverage businesses of the Hain Celestial Group. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to integrate the capabilities into its plant-based foods and beverages portfolio in order to expedite growth throughout the market
  • Feb-2021: Danone completed its acquisition of Follow Your Heart, a plant-based pioneer. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to leverage Follow Your Heart's capabilities in order to expand its portfolio and business.

Business Expansions:

  • Feb-2021: SunOpta expanded its business with the launch of SOWN, its organic oat coffee creamers. With this business expansion, the company aimed to meet the increasing demand for a broad range of plant-based food and beverages.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Product

  • Plain
  • Flavored

By Type

  • Soy
  • Almond
  • Coconut
  • Oats
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Danone S.A. (Sofina Group)
  • Campbell Soup Company (Pacific Foods of Oregon, LLC)
  • Blue Diamond Growers, Inc.
  • SunOpta, Inc
  • The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
  • Califia Farms LLC
  • Koia
  • Vitasoy International Group Co., Ltd.
  • Noumi Limited

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