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Food Inclusions Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast

Food Inclusions Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast

The food inclusions market size is projected to reach USD 18.7 billion by 2027, recording a CAGR of 6.9%. It was estimated to be valued at USD 13.4 billion in 2022. The changing dynamics, owing to factors such as changing consumer requirements, industrial investments, R&D, increasing stringency of food regulations, and a greater urge among industry players to attain market leadership positions, have led to continuous innovations in product offerings by market players that are aligned with consumer demand.

Food inclusions have enabled food & beverage manufacturers to improve organoleptic properties, especially in terms of flavor, taste, texture, and appearance. As a result, mass-marketed products and products such as oats and cereal specifically targeted at health-conscious consumers are gaining significant demand from consumers, owing to their inclusion content. The use of inclusion has also aided product manufacturers in adopting and continuing with their marketing strategies and positioning their products as "healthy" without violating the prevailing norms of food labeling.

Food Inclusions Market Growth Drivers

  1. Consumer Demand for Novelty and Experiences: Consumers are increasingly seeking unique and novel food experiences. Food inclusions, such as flavored bits, crunchy textures, or unusual ingredients, provide a way for food manufacturers to create distinctive products that cater to consumer preferences for novelty and excitement in their food choices.
  2. Health and Wellness Trends: Growing awareness of health and wellness has led consumers to look for healthier snack and food options. Incorporating functional inclusions, such as nuts, seeds, and superfoods, into products adds nutritional value and aligns with the demand for healthier food choices.
  3. Texture and Mouthfeel Enhancement: Food inclusions contribute to enhancing the overall texture and mouthfeel of products. This is particularly relevant in the snack and confectionery sectors where consumers appreciate a combination of textures, such as creamy, crunchy, or chewy, in a single product.
  4. Clean Label and Natural Ingredients: Consumers are increasingly focused on clean label products, demanding transparency and natural ingredients. Food inclusions derived from natural sources, like dried fruits, nuts, or seeds, align with the clean label trend and appeal to health-conscious consumers.
  5. Customization and Personalization: Food manufacturers are leveraging inclusions to offer customizable and personalized food options. This allows consumers to create their own unique combinations, fostering brand loyalty and catering to individual taste preferences.
  6. Innovations in Technology and Processing: Advances in food processing technologies have enabled the development of new and unique inclusions. Techniques such as freeze-drying, extrusion, and coating technologies allow for the creation of a wide variety of textures, shapes, and flavors in food inclusions.
  7. Rising Snacking Culture: The global trend toward increased snacking has boosted the demand for convenient and portable snacks. Food inclusions play a crucial role in creating snack products that are not only convenient but also offer a satisfying eating experience.
  8. E-commerce Growth: The growth of online retail channels has expanded the reach of food products. Eye-catching and innovative inclusions can make products stand out in the digital space, attracting consumers looking for unique and visually appealing offerings.
  9. Globalization and Cultural Fusion: The blending of flavors and ingredients from different cultures is gaining popularity. Food inclusions allow manufacturers to incorporate diverse and exotic elements, catering to a multicultural and globally inspired palate.

Food Inclusions Market Opportunities: Product premiumization, functional food products, and resultant new product development to present growth opportunities

Premiumization of products is gaining global significance, with consumers increasingly willing to spend extra on premium products. The word "premium" is associated with the aspects of "quality" and "indulgence," along with other factors, such as "safety." Due to this, consumers prefer to pay that little extra in markup price. As the trend of premiumization is on the rise, it presents an opportunity for growth in the range of premium products for food inclusion manufacturers. The category of functional food segments within premium products currently offers significant opportunities for growth in the consumption of food inclusions.

The Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing region over the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing region in the global food inclusion market in 2021. The Asia Pacific food inclusion market countries include China, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the Rest of Asia Pacific.

The immense growth in the processed food industry and the growing consumer demand for convenience foods such as bakery products, breakfast cereals, and snack bars in food products are the major factors driving the food inclusion market's growth. Other major factors that drive food inclusion market growth are changes in consumer tastes and preferences, increasing population density and education level, increasing health awareness of the population, and rising economic status and living standards of people.

This report includes a study on the marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of leading companies. It consists of profiles of leading companies, such as ADM (US), Sensory Effects (US), Barry Callebaut (Switzerland), AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG (Austria), Taura Natural Ingredients Ltd. (New Zealand), and Nimbus Foods Ltd. (UK).

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