Strengths of the supply chain in the plant-based industry

Supply chain strengths in the plant-based industry

The supply chain is a vital and distinctive tool, especially in the plant-based industry.
This is not just an assessment, because if logistics can determine the quality, competitiveness and projection of a company’s profits over time, in the case of the plant-based industry, the strength of that supply chain is a determining factor.

Products made from plants, such as the Hi-Vegs line that Dacsa Food Solutions manufactures for the Horeca and Retail channels from raw materials, 100% vegetable and of high quality at origin, not only presents an attractive brand image to the market, but also offers all the necessary guarantees in its labeling to endorse a supply chain as transparent as it is efficient.

Products made with raw materials such as those offered by Dacsa’s subsidiary, Molendum Ingredients, ranging from its wet and dry texturized vegetable protein, Pésol Pea, to natural flours made from milling ancestral grains.

In fact, and at the national level, between 2019 and 2021 the market for plant-based products has not stopped growing and expanding in Spain, registering growth figures of 48% over the results of previous years, achieving a 20% increase in sales volume. Ingredients, all of them free of allergens and not genetically modified, will serve to strengthen the brand’s supply chain in the plan-based industry, guaranteeing traceability. One of the most outstanding strengths of the supply chain.

A traceability that, in the case of plant-based products, becomes a vital issue, both real and metaphorical, because many consumers who opt for a diet, for example, gluten-free because they are allergic to this protein, put their health at stake when they place their trust in a brand whose labeling ensures that the product is gluten-free.

And it’s not just about allergen-free products; the strengths of the supply chain in the plant-based industry are also based on what were once trends and have now become habits. New nutritional styles that, out of concern for personal health and well-being and, of course, also for the planet and the effects of climate change on life on it, have taken hold on a global scale.

The figures for 2023 have increased: according to data published in June 2023 by InfoRetail, the volume of sales has increased by 3%.

This is a strong trend that needs to be sustained on both customer trust feedback and product quality, and to ensure loyalty to that trust it is necessary to consolidate supply chain strengths in the plant-based industry.

A practical example can be drawn from Dacsa’s experience with its Flint corn supply chain to produce flaking grits, which includes everything from seed selection to the final stage of the supply chain.

A sophisticated process that has been consolidated over the last few years to guarantee the high standards of quality, food safety and traceability currently demanded by industry customers and consumers.