In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Sales of lamb plummet as young Brits reject red meat; Waitrose to sell vegan Pizza Express giardiniera; New study reveals 11% of Australians are now meat-free; UK’s favourite sandwich is hummus and falafel.
Latest figures collected by Kantar Worldpanel reveals that sales of lamb dropped by almost 10% in 2017.
The figures look at sales of lamb in the 52 weeks ending 13 December 2017.
It found that sales of lamb dropped by 9.8% on year to 67.9m kilograms, with overall spend also decreasing by 5%.
Pizza Express will soon be adding their famous vegan giardiniera pizza to their retail range, which will be available in Waitrose stores later in the month.
Pizza Express was one of the first high-street restaurants to offer a vegan pizza, with the cheeseless ‘pianta’.
A new study has revealed that, as of 2016, 2.1 million Australians identified themselves as living a ‘meat-free’ lifestyle.
The findings showed that the number of people whose diet is or is almost vegetarian has risen from 1.7 million people in 2012 to 2.1 million in 2016. This means that approximately 11.2% of the Australian public consider themselves to be meat-free.
Research by British bread company Warburtons has found that the hummus and falafel sandwich is the most popular sandwich in the UK.
They found that in the 1970’s the favourite was ham salad, and the chicken salad had the top spot in the 80’s.
Meanwhile, the BLT reigned supreme in the 90’s, and smoked salmon and cream cheese was number one in the 2000’s.