Veganism is one of Britain’s fastest growing lifestyle movements and is predicted to grow by an astonishing 327% in 2019. Reflecting this rapid growth, the Vegan World pavilion at the Natural Food Show, will bring together more than 60 UK and international plant-based innovations, when it returns to ExCeL London on 7-8 April.
With over a third (39%) of the show’s pre-registered visitors to date looking to source both vegan and vegetarian food at the show, the Vegan World pavilion provides the perfect hot spot to see and sample the best choice and innovations of the latest vegan food and health products from all over the world – including brands from the UK, Europe, Southeast Asia, Canada and USA. The whole show will feature over 400 natural and organic food and drink exhibitors in total, where 60% of them are expected to include vegan products.
From plant-based seafood to dairy free food-to-go snacks, some of the brands in the area include: Follow Your Heart UK (vegan egg, dairy-free smoked gouda and pepper jack slices); British pulse and grains pioneers Hodmedod; Boost Ball (protein balls); Singapore Coconut Company (organic coconut butter, flour, oil); MozzaRisella (Italian vegan cheese); Upton’s Naturals (jackfruit meat alternatives); Bravura Foods (Vegan Bakery, Free From Mallows); Conscious Chocolate; Co Fro (vegan & paleo frozen dessert); Clives Pies; Eco Free From (vegan mousses); CLF Distribution (Just Natural, Organic Kitchen, Prima Italia, Soakin, Vegan Deli); Specialist Supplements; GreenVie Foods – Plant based Cheeses; Mummy Meagz (cake bars); Huski Home (rice husk cups); One Planet Pizza; Love Seitan; Daiya Foods (dairy-free cheese, pizza, cheesecake); Tofurky (meat substitute); Benevo Vegan Pet Foods; Smart; Just Wholefoods (soup, custard powder, jelly); Atlantic Natural Foods (‘tuno’ – a plant based seafood alternative); Nutrisslim (protein powders and shakes); Moo Free Chocolate; and many more.
The Vegan Society, supporting the area, will exhibit alongside many brands holding the Vegan Society trademark certification. Trademark marketing manager, Abigail Stevens says: “Vegan World at Natural Food Show, part of Natural Organic Products Europe, has been growing year on year, and 2019 will be no exception. You’ll be able to find favourite vegan brands and innovative plant-based offerings in one place, with Vegan Trademark registered products clearly signposted. This area of the show brings together some of the best vegan products out there, which are leading the way in terms of taste and quality.”
“With The Economist calling 2019 the ‘Year of The Vegan’, it’s clear veganism is a trend that continues to sustain significant growth, not only in the UK, but around the world. The market for vegan food, health products and a full vegan lifestyle is constantly growing. Get involved by visiting us in Vegan World!” she says.
As well as the Vegan World, visitors can find a sumptuous display of vegan friendly/plant-based offerings from companies across the show floor, including Essential Trading, Alara Wholefoods, Infinity Foods, Taifun-Tofu, Free From Italy (GoVegan Chocolate), The Raw Chocolate Company, Unilever UK, Planet Organic, Coconut Merchant, Clearspring, Suma Wholefoods, and Seaweed & Co. Plus the Natural Beauty & Spa Show will display vegan beauty and personal care innovations from Eco by Sonya, Clockface Beauty, UpCircle, Kypwell, The YES YES Company, Urtekram, Absolute Aromas, DLT Chiropody, Lavera, Inika Organics, and Ben & Anna.
To view the initial exhibitor list, please visit: www.naturalproducts.co.uk/exhibit/exhibitor-list.
Free trade registration
“Newness is crucial to our business, and nowhere in the UK is there more innovation that is relevant to my business than this show,” says Al Overton, head of buying at Planet Organic.
The Natural Food Show, part of Natural & Organic Products Europe, returns to ExCeL London on 7-8 April 2019. For more information, and to register for a free trade ticket, please visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk and quote priority code NPEPR (direct link: https://eventdata.uk/Visitor/NOPE2019.aspx?TrackingCode=NPEPR).
 Source: https://www.finder.com/uk/one-in-five-meat-free-2020.