Happy World Vegan Day! Recent years have seen the popularity of veganism absolutely SKYROCKET. More people than ever are choosing to ditch animal products, in search for a more ethically inclined way of life. Supermarkets, restaurants, makeup brands, and more, are frantically trying to keep up with the demand for everything vegan - and it’s amazing to see.
To celebrate November 1st (World Vegan Day) we have scoured the Internet for all the vegan ‘wins’ we could find!
The number of vegans soars to 3.5 million in the UK.
Veganuary 2018 broke all records! The campaign grew by 183%, with 168,542 people signing up to go vegan.
People in the UK are now eating 50% less beef.
Plant-based dairy alternatives have grown into a $1.4 billion industry.
Veganism was a top search trend in Canada in 2017.
More than 1.5 million Americans over the age of 17 are now vegan.
UK’s vegan meat market to grow 25% within the next 4 years.
Google Trends showed 90% increase in ‘vegan’ searches in 2016.
Number of vegans in the UK surges by 700% in just two years.
More than a quarter of all evening meals in the UK are vegan or vegetarian.
McDonald’s launched the McVegan burger in Sweden and Finland in 2017.
Ikea launched a vegan hot dog, and are launching vegan ice-cream next year. (In two months, they sold 1 million of their vegans hot dogs.)
BOL Foods cut out dairy from all their products.
Honest Burger started selling the Beyond Burger in Kings Cross, and now the burger will be launched across the UK.
The Guardian admitted that avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth.
More than half of UK adults are now adopting “vegan buying behaviour”.
Vegan Baileys sold out in UK stores in less than 2 months after its release.
Marks & Spencer’s dairy-free Coconut and Chocolate Cream sold out in less than 4 weeks of its release.
In 2008, the word "veganism" had a Google popularity score of only 17 but it has increased to 88 only 10 years later.
[Google] The top five most-searched questions on the topic in the UK ask what veganism is and what the arguments are for and against cutting out animal products.
All Bar One launched the Beyond Burger across the UK.
Tesco’s Wicked Kitchen range is doubling in size to meet demands.
CELEBRATE VEGAN WINS, VEGAN ENTREPRENEURS, AND VEGAN BUSINESSES AT VEVOLUTION FESTIVAL 2018
Get excited for the extravaganza of amazing talks, panels, workshops, and food at Vevolution Festival 2018! Come and meet like-minded people, and learn from plant-powered pioneers.