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As a member of PBFA, you’re not only tapping into a vast network of like-minded plant-based foods industry movers and shakers, you’re also gaining access to invaluable individualized support; critical data, insights, and opportunities; and endless ways to contribute to the overall advancement of our industry and to meaningful progress in our food system.
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Our community has a key role to play in realizing our vision of a healthier, more sustainable, more equitable food system, and the PBFA team—working closely with our sister nonprofit, the Plant Based Foods Institute—pursues strategies and policies that promote holistic change at every level of the supply network. Our consumer marketing initiative will cultivate the next phase of the industry’s evolution; our policy team proactively advocates for the industry in the halls of government; and our marketplace team works to educate top retailers and foodservice operators about the advantages of increasing plant-based options on shelves and menus.
PBFA is rooted in community and prioritizes fostering connections among our membership. We host in-person and virtual networking events throughout the year and members can join our member-only Slack community to chat directly with other members, share ideas, and find opportunities and resources. Additionally, members are encouraged to browse the Member Directory and explore leadership opportunities, including service on our committees or retail advisory council with amazing industry leaders. Discover even more ways to get involved here.
Access One-on-One Support
Our team of experts across retail, foodservice, and policy offer personal consultations to our community, working one-on-one with members to help them navigate the ever-evolving market, better understand the plant-based policy landscape, and solve business challenges big and small.
Harness In-Depth Industry Insights
PBFA’s Marketplace team works with our network of data partners to collect and analyze critical retail sales data, consumer behavior, and industry trends—and our community not only gets free, priority access to our reports, but they also receive additional, members-only insights and are invited to submit requests for custom research.
Make the Most of Trade Shows
Whether we’re bringing business to your booth via a guided tour on the show floor or leading a hosted buyer program for our exhibiting members, PBFA makes sure our community is seen and heard at major trade shows.
Get Active in Policy
In addition to providing big policy updates and comprehensive resources illuminating the policy landscape, our Policy team further elevates the voices of our community by hosting key in-person events on Capitol Hill and at the state level, where members can connect, engage with our team, and advocate directly to lawmakers.
Unlock Significant Savings
Our Membership team is always on the hunt for ways to make key opportunities for learning, growth, and promotion more affordable for our community—including major discounts on data reports, event sponsorships, trade show exhibition and attendance, key business services, our Certified Plant Based seal, and more. Additionally, explore our directory of members offering exclusive discounts to other members.
Tap Into Timely Campaigns
We offer meaningful opportunities for members to participate in comprehensive marketing programs and exposure events to boost brand visibility to wider audiences, promote products to curious customers, and demonstrate strong consumer interest in plant-based foods.
Get Critical Foodservice Feedback
Members looking to get their foot in the door in foodservice—or want to expand their strategy—have the chance to get their innovative plant-based products in front of culinary professionals for sampling and evaluation.
Amplify Your Big News
Whether it’s a new product launch, an upcoming event, or a job opening, PBFA members can broadcast key announcements via our Community Board—and potentially give their major milestones an even bigger boost via our media partners.
Share Your Story with Our Growing Community
In addition to providing visibility in our member directories, we regularly spotlight our members’ brand origins, innovations, and human interest stories in The Digest and across our channels—on the blog, in inboxes, and on social. Discover more tools for expanding your reach here.
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