(Alexandria, MN) SunOpta is on the cusp of a growing industry for plant-based retail sales. This is not just a regional phenomenon, the company itself is a leader in the global market for plant-based foods and beverages. The company says the plant-based industry's retail sales grew 27%, nearly two times faster than the total U.S. retail food sales. They say plant-based alternatives are projected to increase from $29.4 billion worth of sales in 2020 to $162 billion in 2030.
Alexandria, MN is home to two different plants and more than 200 employees. One of many products produced in the west-central Minnesota community is called SOWN. It is one of the first organic oat coffee creamers on the market.
VOA talked with VP and Asst GM for SunOpta's Plant-Based Food & Beverage Department, Lauren McNamara, during KXRA radio's Openline program on Wednesday, October 13th. (AUDIO BELOW)
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