North America Food Inclusions Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type, by Form, and Application

North America Food Inclusions Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type, by Form, and Application

  • August 2021 •
  • 121 pages •
  • Report ID: 6134387 •
  • Format: PDF
The food inclusions market in North America is expected to grow from US$ 3,345.79 million in 2021 to US$ 4,898.41 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2021 to 2028.

It is crucial for the food & beverages industry players to differentiate their products from products offered by other players, along with adding value to their existing product line, to sustain market competition.Food & beverage manufacturers identify food inclusions as timesaving and economical way of bringing innovations in their existing products, as while using these ingredients they can skip the step of formulating an entirely new product recipe.

Food inclusions are used as mix-ins in the existing product recipe to achieve an altered texture, color, aroma, or flavor.Food inclusions are widely used in baked food, ice cream, yogurts, and others for attaining product differentiation.

Further, various dried fruits, nuts, exotic fruits, and chocolate chips are added in ice cream products to enhance their value and differentiate the products from their counterparts.Now a days, consumers prefer unique, differentiating, and enhanced food products.

Seasonal variants or limited-edition food products are being launched to attract a wider customer base. Food manufacturers use stand out colors, shaped inclusions, and indulgent inclusions in their products during Halloween and Easter to achieve product differentiation and stand out differently in the market. In April 2021, Marks and Spencer plc. issued a legal complaint against its supermarket rival, Aldi Stores Limited, on the grounds of copyright infringement. Marks and Spencer plc. Sued Aldi Stores Limited on the claim that the latter’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake was similar to the former’s Colin the Caterpillar cake. Additionally, other supermarket chains such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Morrison’s. Waitrose and Co-op also offer similar caterpillar cakes in terms of shape, base color, and size. However, the only factor differentiating their cakes are the food inclusions used in them. Thus, food inclusions are widely being used to add value and differentiate products from competitors, which is catalyzing the market growth.

The US has the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 compared to Canada and Mexico.This has negatively affected the food & beverages industry in the region as the COVID-19 outbreak has hampered the supply and distribution chain.

The unavailability of raw materials due to lockdown in many raw material supplying countries has halted the production.The food inclusions market has had a major impact on its product trends.

The pandemic has propelled consumers to opt for healthy food products with various functional properties.Additionally, to break through the regular routine imposed due to the lockdown, the consumer’s desire for new and innovative products to experience different culinary adventure is also influencing the market trends for food inclusions.

Fruits and nuts are expected to witness an increasing demand during the upcoming years owing to the health benefits offered by them. Travel restrictions are influencing the flavor trends in food. Thus, though the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the production and supply of food inclusions, it has positively influenced the product trends in the market.

The food inclusions market is segmented based on type, form, and application.Based on type, the market is segmented into chocolates, fruit and nuts, flavored sugar and caramels, and others.

In 2020, the chocolate segment held the largest share in the market.Chocolate inclusions include chocolate shavings and chunks, granella, crispy bites, chocolate flakes, chocolate vermicelli, and chocolate curls that can add a pop of color, mild or strong flavor, and unique textures to confectioneries, bakery products and pastries, ice cream, and dairy products.

Further, continuous rise in demand for chocolate-flavored food products among consumers regardless of their age and gender is a major factor driving the market for chocolate inclusion segment.

The North America food inclusions market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.

The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the North America food inclusions market with respect to all the market segments.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants to validate the data as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.

The participants typically involved in this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the North America food inclusion market. ADM; AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG; Puratos; Barry Callebaut; Cargill, Incorporated; Kerry Group; Georgia Nut Company; Taura Natural Ingredients Ltd.; and Sensient Technologies are among the leading companies in the market.

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