The plant-based food trend is growing exponentially among both consumers and investors. Analysts estimate that the total addressable market for this growing industry could leap to US$7.78 billion by 2025 and more than $150 billion by 2030.
Leading the way are innovative companies rapidly developing and releasing new products, ranging from plant-based meats to non-GMO bean-based snacks.
Interest in plant-based stocks is also exploding as investors seek out new ESG opportunities to invest in a greener future. Here are the top 5 plant based stocks that investors are watching the closest in 2023:
1. Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND)
Beyond Meat is a leading plant-based meat company that provides a portfolio of plant-based options made from simple ingredients without GMOs, hormones, antibiotics or cholesterol.
Founded in 2009, Beyond Meat products are designed to have the same taste and texture as animal-based meat while being better for people and the planet.
Beyond Meat recently announced that it is significantly increasing the availability of its Beyond Chicken® Tenders at leading retail outlets across the country, including supermarkets, pharmacies and club stores.
The company’s products are available at approximately 130,000 retail and foodservice outlets in over 90 countries worldwide.
Beyond Meat trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol BYND.
2. Oatly Group (NASDAQ: OTLY)
Oatly Group is a Swedish food company producing oat-based dairy product alternatives. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, the Oatly brand is available in more than 25 countries globally.
The company produces a variety of dairy-alternative products ranging from milks to ice cream to yogurts. Oatly’s products are available in over 60,000 retail stores and 35,000 coffee shops around the world.
In addition to a dairy portfolio of sustainable drinks and foods centered around oats, the company recently partnered with Einride to electrify its North American delivery fleet. The new partnership with Einride, an electric and autonomous shipping company, aims to shift Oatly’s ground transport in North America to 100% electric trucks by 2029.
Shares of Oatly trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OTLY.
3. Tattooed Chef (NASDAQ: TTCF)
Tattooed Chef is a leading plant-based food company offering a broad range of innovative and sustainably sourced plant-based foods.
The company’s signature products include ready-to-cook bowls, zucchini spirals, riced cauliflower, acai and smoothie bowls. Tattooed Chef’s products are distributed to leading national retail food and club stores across the United States as well as on the Tattooed Chef’s e-commerce site.
Tattooed Chef recently announced that it has commenced production of a new line of frozen, ready-to-eat Mexican food items. Said company Founder and CCO Sarah Galletti: “We are particularly enthusiastic about our expansion into new frozen product categories: burritos, quesadillas and Mexican entrees that include a variety of tasty plant-based meat alternatives and ingredient combinations, such as the Plant Based Chorizo and Egg Burrito, the Plant Based Al Pastor Quesadilla, and Plant Based Chicken Mole Enchiladas.”
Shares of Tattooed Chef trade on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol TTCF.
4. good natured Products (OTCMKTS: GDNPF)
Good natured Products offer more than 400 plant-based products and services ranging from consumer-packaged goods to bio-based plastics to biodegradable polymers.
From plant-based home organization products to certified compostable food containers, bio-based industrial supplies and medical packaging, the company is focused on making plant-based products more readily accessible to people as a means to create meaningful environmental and social impact.
The company recently closed the acquisition of Houston-based FormTex Plastics, which it says will expand the scope and reach of its packaging business. FormTex produces custom plastic packaging for the medical, food, electronic, industrial, and retail end markets.
Shares of good natured Products trade on the OTC under the symbol GDNPF.
5. Komo Plant Based Foods (OTCQB:KOMOF)
Komo Plant Based Foods is a premium plant-based food company that develops, manufactures and sells a variety of plant-based frozen meals.
Komo's products are sold direct-to-consumer through their eCommerce website and a distribution network of online and brick and mortar grocery, convenience and natural retailer channels. Komo's plant-based, ready-to-bake Lasagna was recently recognized by VegNews as a "Best New Vegan Product" winner at the 2022 Natural Products Expo West.
The company recently announced it has established a partnership with HLC Distributing, to provide cold storage solutions for its plant based frozen meals. HLC offers tailored distribution and storage solutions that support smaller scale manufacturers and markets as they grow.
Shares of Komo Plant Based Food trade under the ticker symbol KOMOF in the United States and under YUM in Canada.
Other Plant Based Stocks to Watch:
- Burcon NutraScience (NASDAQ: BRCN)
- MeaTech 3D (NASDAQ: MITC)
- Steakholder Foods (NASDAQ: STKH)
- The Very Good Food Company (NASDAQ: VGFC)
- Laird Superfood (NYSEAMEX: LSF)
- Element Nutritional Sciences (OTCMKTS: ELNSF)
- Komo Plant Based Foods (OTCMKTS: KOMOF)
- Naturally Splendid Enterprises (OTCMKTS: NSPDF)
- Nepra Foods (OTCMKTS: NPRFF)
- Organto Foods (OTCMKTS: OGOFF)
- Odd Buger (OTCMKTS: ODDAF)
- Planet Based Foods Global (OTCMKTS: PBFFF)
- Plant&Co. Brands (OTCMKTS: VGANF)
- Plantable® Health (OTCMKTS: PLBLF)
- PlantFuel Life (OTCMKTS: PLFLF)
- Else Nutrition (OTCMKTS: BABYF)
- PlantX Life (OTCMKTS: PLTXF)
- Rritual Superfoods (OTCMKTS: RRSFF)
- Vejii Holdings (OTCMKTS: VEJIF)
- Planting Hope Company (OTCMKTS: MYLKF)
- Boosh Plant-Based Brands (OTCQB: VGGIF)
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