Updated April 31, 2019. Canned vegan sausages and beans are now available at Co-Op stores.
The UK’s largest co-operative Suma Wholefoods has partnered with vegan meat brand VBites to create baked beans and sausages. It also offers canned vegan burgers and baked beans, which, according to Instagram account Now You Know It’s Vegan, can also now be purchased from the Co-Op.
Aside from Co-Op supermarkets, Suma Wholefoods products are predominantly sold at health food shops across the country and can be bought in wholesale quantities online.
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Vegan product launches have become commonplace across the UK, with major supermarkets, such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, and Asda frequently bringing out new meat and dairy-free products to cater to demand. Waitrose even introduced its own completely dedicated vegan section in early 2018.
In 2018, it was revealed that the number of vegans living in the UK had increased by 700 percent over the previous 2 years, reaching over 3.5 million. Further, the amount of vegetarians exceeds 7 million.
People are also becoming more curious about veganism, with Google data showing that searches for the term have steadily increased from 2012 to 2017, spiking in November of last year.