The term ‘vegan’ has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years. Adopting a vegan lifestyle means steering clear of all meat, milk, dairy, and even makeup and clothing that contains any product that is derived from an animal. Smylies understands that it is important to cater to a large audience, so whether you’re an exclusive healthy-living or vegan-friendly shop or you want to start stocking your shelves with ethical produce, import vegan products with Smylies.
Reasons to consider vegan food
This year’s ‘Veganuary’ challenged people to try a vegan diet for the entirety of January, and it was one of their most successful yet with over 165,000 participants from countries around the world. According to their site, when ‘Veganuary’ ended around 62% of those who joined in intended to keep up with the lifestyle. Since then, major supermarkets in the UK have extended their vegan range with Tesco selling the ‘Wicked Kitchen’ range, and ASDA’s own range become more inclusive.
Smylies stock a collection of vegan-friendly products like Alpro’s dairy free range. We also stock Koko, a company that exclusively manufactures dairy free alternatives to yoghurts, milk and spreads. Of course, you can also export the leading vegan and vegetarian brands such as Quorn and Linda McCartney.
Whilst there is a demand for explicitly vegan products, you can also stock your shelves with food that is ‘accidentally’ vegan, that don’t contain any animal products but are still enjoyed by consumers with varied diets. Fox’s Party Rings are a great example, as well as McVitie’s hobnobs and gingernuts, many of The King’s Deli crisps and family favourite sweets, Skittles!
With an increasing number of people transforming their diets and embracing veganism, your shop can benefit from including stock that caters to their dietary needs. Even celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Beyoncé are promoting and investing in animal-free products, so you can expect to see the number of vegans shopping in your stores increase over the coming years.
Get in touch with Smylies
To find out more about the vegan ranges that Smylies stock ready for worldwide export, then get in touch with our expert advisers today on +44 (0) 151 653 3335 or contact us online and we will get in touch as soon as possible.