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Plant-based Food Suppliers in Spotlight at PLMA’s Chicago Show 

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Regarded as one of the most significant trends in the food industry since the organic products boom, plant-based food will be displayed by nearly 100 exhibitors at PLMA’s “Consumers are Back in Charge!” 2022 Private Label Trade Show, November 13-15, in Chicago, Illinois.

The exhibition will feature a dedicated section of plant-based meat alternatives and entrees, including such products as frozen kebabs, faux meatballs, falafel, schnitzels and burgers. Faux tuna and other imitation fish, chicken nuggets and tenders, bacon, sausage, and deli meats will also be presented.

“We know retailers are always looking for innovative products for their health-conscious consumers,” said Anthony Aloia, the corporate vice president of the New York City-headquartered PLMA. “The Plant Based Foods Association reports the category grew 54% over the past three years, and we see that as a real opportunity for private label.”

Store brands and the retailers who market plant-based products have become more responsive to post-pandemic consumers who are seeking healthier food options. And, according to a recent study by a leading consulting firm, 55% of consumers say they are willing to pay more for foods that contribute to their health and wellness.

Among retailers embracing the plant-based food trend are Kroger with its Simple Truth brand, Target’s Good & Gather Plant Based and Aldi’s Earth Grown brand.

The largest trade show of its kind in North America, PLMA’s Consumers are Back in Charge 2022 Private Label Trade Show features nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 2,300 booths filled with outstanding suppliers and high-quality store brand products in both the food and non-food categories from around the world.

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