Vegan and vegetarian diets will remain popular in 2018, with further growth in the non-meat sector expected, according to specialist wholesaler Cotswold Fayre.

The company’s chief executive Paul Hargreaves said meat-reducing diets will join veggie alternatives as a growing trend for the year ahead.  “There is still a need for vegetarian products replicating meat items, so we have vegetarian sausages and veggie-burgers. 

More recently, plant-based diets are being celebrated for what they are – glorious vegetables. This means interesting and unusual fruits and vegetables are proving very popular on their own and as ingredients.”