Culinary Sauce Market

Culinary Sauce Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product (Barbecue Sauces, Hot Sauces, Oyster Sauces and Other Products), Type (Dry and Wet), Packaging (Bottles, Jars, Pouches, Sachets and Other Packaging), Distribution Channel, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23690

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2023)

US $50.43 BN

Projected Year Value (2030)

US $73.85 BN

CAGR (2023 - 2030)

5.6 %

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market

Asia Pacific 

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Culinary Sauce Market is accounted for $50.43 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $73.85 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. Cooking sauces are liquid or semi-liquid ingredients that are added to food to season, flavor, or improve its flavor. Typically, a variety of ingredients, including herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, and other flavorings, are combined to create these sauces. They are available in a wide variety of tastes, textures, and consistencies to suit various gastronomic tastes and cultural customs. These sauces are an essential component of cooking customs all over the world, giving a variety of cuisines depth and complexity.

According to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom research report, 2022, the hospitality sector in the country experienced 42%, lower economic output in 2020 in comparison to the previous year, 2019.

Market Dynamics:


Rising consumer demand for tastier foods

During the forecast period, demand for the culinary sauces industry is anticipated to increase due to rising consumer demand for food with better taste as well as rising consumption of practical and convenient food. Consumer groups are buying more culinary sauces as the demand for artisanal and premium food products with high-quality ingredients rises. The demand for natural, organic, and savory ingredients is rising, which is having a positive effect on the market for culinary sauces.


Price fluctuations for raw materials

The price fluctuations of commonly used ingredients in savory sauces like tomatoes, jalapenos, peppers, garlic, and others are a major factor limiting the market's expansion. Since the price of these raw materials is determined by supply and demand, it rapidly fluctuates as a result of factors such as the monopoly of a small number of major producers in the ingredient market, stock ratios, weather patterns, labor demands, political factors, diseases that affect crop yields, and other factors. Due to the direct effects of price increases, which ultimately resulted in an increase in the cost of culinary sauces, this had a significant impact on the product's final price.


Increasing research and development spending

Culinary sauce processors have acknowledged the future growth potential of nutrient-rich and healthier variations of conventional sauces. Companies have been able to make significant investments in innovation and launch nutrient-rich products to gain market share. They are working to develop the technology necessary to make dry sauce concentrates from ingredients like soy mushrooms, soy peppers, and others. Additionally, these processing businesses are utilizing cutting-edge machinery solutions to get around manufacturing issues and enhance the current production process.


Health concerns and regulatory compliances

Many sauces used in cooking are high in sodium, sugar, and bad fats. Consuming too many of these sauces can lead to health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Additionally, laws governing food safety and labeling can be intricate and different depending on the region and country. Non-compliance can result in legal troubles, penalties, and reputational harm, all of which impede market expansion.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the culinary sauces market in both positive and negative ways. Lockdowns and restrictions on eating out caused people to spend more time in the kitchen. As a result, consumers sought to replicate restaurant-quality flavors and improve their homemade meals, which increased demand for culinary sauces. Customers heavily relied on grocery stores for their food supplies as restaurants had to temporarily close or limit their operations during this period.

The wet segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

Due to the versatility of wet culinary sauces like marinades, dressings, and gravies in their application across a variety of dishes, the segment is predicted to register the largest market share. They can be used as cooking bases, grilling or roasting coatings, salad dressings, or accouterments for a variety of dishes. Wet sauces broad application potential further boosts their market appeal and popularity.

The households segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Due to its increasing use in home cooking, the households segment is likely to register positive growth in the upcoming years. The performance of the segment is boosted by the wide accessibility and availability of a variety of sauces. Their growing preference for culinary sauces is a result of the increasing number of single-person households and working women globally. The aforementioned factors are anticipated to increase product demand.

Region with largest share:

North America is expected to hold a significant market share during the anticipated period. Several factors, including the rising popularity of different continental cuisines and shifting lifestyles in nations like the U.S. and Canada, fuel North American demand for the product. Ethnic cuisines are becoming increasingly popular in these countries as their multicultural populations grow, and restaurant outlets are expected to increase demand for culinary sauces in the region. Furthermore, new product launches in the United States and Canada are also expected to impact the regional market’s performance positively.

Region with highest CAGR:

The Asia-Pacific region is predicted to experience the highest growth rate over the anticipated timeframe due to a growing manufacturing base and ongoing advancements in processing technologies. The changes in consumption patterns and lifestyles are being fueled by rising disposable incomes and expanding economies in emerging nations like China and India. Sales of culinary sauces will increase in the Asia-Pacific region, supporting the region's continued leadership in the global market.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Culinary Sauce Market include Clorox Co, Conagra Brands, Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc., Del Monte Foods, Inc, General Mills Inc., Heinz Co, Hormel Foods Corporation, Ken's Foods, Inc., Kikkoman Corporation, Kraft Foods Group, Inc., McCormick & Company Inc., McIlhennyCompany, Nestlee S.A., The Kraft Heinz Company, Tiger Foods, Unilever PLC and Yamasa Corporation.

Key Developments:

In April 2023, Vlasic Pickles, the leading American pickle brand1, is teaming up with Sprints, the fun-loving performance accessories brand, to launch a limited-edition collection of pickleball gear.

In August 2022, Del Monte Foods, Inc., announced that it completed the acquisition of Kitchen Basics®, a line of ready-to-use stocks and broths from McCormick & Company. Kitchen Basics® will join Del Monte's brand portfolio as the company expands its national retail presence in the category.

In July 2022, Ken's Foods, one of the largest makers of salad dressing in the nation, wants to expand its Marlborough headquarters and manufacturing facility, according to plans filed with the city. Representatives from the company will appear before the Conservation Commission over plans to add a nearly 12,000 square-foot parking area at the Ken's Foods facility along D'Angelo Drive.

Products Covered:
• Barbecue Sauces
• Hot Sauces
• Oyster Sauces
• Pasta Sauces
• Soy Sauces
• Tomato Sauces
• Other Products

Types Covered:
• Dry
• Wet

Packaging’s Covered:
• Bottles
• Jars
• Pouches
• Sachets
• Other Packaging

Distribution Channels Covered:
• Convenience Stores
• Online
• Supermarket/Hypermarket
• Other Distribution Channels

End Users Covered:
• Food Service Chains
• HoReCa
• Households
• Restaurants
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
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- Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026 and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Culinary Sauce Market, By Product
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Barbecue Sauces
5.3 Hot Sauces
5.4 Oyster Sauces
5.5 Pasta Sauces
5.6 Soy Sauces
5.7 Tomato Sauces
5.8 Other Products

6 Global Culinary Sauce Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Dry
6.3 Wet

7 Global Culinary Sauce Market, By Packaging
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Bottles
7.3 Jars
7.4 Pouches
7.5 Sachets
7.6 Other Packaging

8 Global Culinary Sauce Market, By Distribution Channel
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Convenience Stores
8.3 Online
8.4 Supermarket/Hypermarket
8.5 Other Distribution Channels

9 Global Culinary Sauce Market, By End User
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Food Service Chains
9.3 HoReCa
9.4 Households
9.5 Restaurants
9.6 Other End Users

10 Global Culinary Sauce Market, By Geography
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.2.1 US
10.2.2 Canada
10.2.3 Mexico
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 Germany
10.3.2 UK
10.3.3 Italy
10.3.4 France
10.3.5 Spain
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.1 Japan
10.4.2 China
10.4.3 India
10.4.4 Australia
10.4.5 New Zealand
10.4.6 South Korea
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.1 Argentina
10.5.2 Brazil
10.5.3 Chile
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
10.6.2 UAE
10.6.3 Qatar
10.6.4 South Africa
10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

11 Key Developments
11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
11.1 Acquisitions & Mergers
11.1 New Product Launch
11.1 Expansions
11.1 Other Key Strategies

12 Company Profiling
12.1 Clorox Co
12.2 ConAgra Foods Inc.
12.3 Del Monte Foods, Inc
12.4 General Mills Inc.
12.5 Heinz Co
12.6 Hormel Foods Corporation
12.7 Ken's Foods, Inc.
12.8 Kikkoman Corporation
12.9 Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
12.10 McCormick & Company Inc.
12.11 McIlhennyCompany
12.12 Nestlee S.A.
12.13 The Kraft Heinz Company
12.14 Tiger Foods
12.15 Unilever PLC
12.16 Yamasa Corporation

List of Tables
1 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Product (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Barbecue Sauces (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Hot Sauces (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Oyster Sauces (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Pasta Sauces (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Soy Sauces (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Tomato Sauces (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Other Products (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Dry (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Wet (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Packaging (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Bottles (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Jars (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Pouches (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Sachets (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Other Packaging (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Distribution Channel (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Convenience Stores (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Online (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Supermarket/Hypermarket (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Other Distribution Channels (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Food Service Chains (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By HoReCa (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Households (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Restaurants (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Culinary Sauce Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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