Food Inclusions Market

Food Inclusions Market

Food Inclusions Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Type (Cereal, Chocolate and Other Types), Form (Liquid and Solid & Semi-Solid), Flavour (Savoury, Nut, Caramel and Chocolate and Fruit), Application and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22690

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

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $13.4 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $22.3 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


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


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Food Inclusions Market is accounted for $13.4 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $22.3 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 8.9% during the forecast period. Food inclusions are substances that are added to food to improve its sensory, aesthetically pleasing, and organoleptic qualities. Dry fruits, chocolates, almonds, fruit chunks, herbs, and spices are a few commonly used culinary additions. The ability of food inclusions to add flavour, aroma, colour, and textural components to food products might increase consumer demand for them. The worldwide food inclusion market will be driven by consumers' growing preference for food products with added value, such as icing with edible glitter and cake batter with candy confetti.

Market Dynamics:


Increasing preference of consumers for value-added food products

The market for goods like food inclusions has increased as a result of the expanding demand for processed foods with some type of value addition. The market for food inclusions is being driven by a variety of causes, including changes in dietary habits, shifting consumer food consumption patterns, and rising consumer desire for and acceptance of creative recipes. The market for food inclusions has increased as a result of factors such changing lifestyles, greater disposable income, and rising desire for convenience snacks & confections. Food inclusions' functional qualities as well as the added organoleptic and sensory value are what are driving the market.


The higher cost of inclusions is inhibiting the market growth

Included costs are typically higher and have a direct bearing on the final cost of the finished goods. The use of inclusions in food and beverage products is also influenced by a number of other factors, including the development of flavours, the identification of in-demand flavours, the use of science and technology in the formulation, and related testing of product attributes with inclusion content. All of these elements will raise the price of finished goods. These constraints prevent inclusions from being used in mass-produced goods, which restricts their use to goods with notable functional characteristics and those with a higher price point than alternative products.


Premiumization of products

Products are becoming more premiumized on a worldwide scale, and consumers are becoming more prepared to pay more for them. Together with other aspects, including "safety," the word "premium" also connotes "quality" and "indulgence." Because of this, people opt to pay the small mark-up price premium. When premiumization becomes more popular, it offers food inclusion manufacturers the chance to expand their selection of premium goods. Presently, there are numerous potential for the consumption of food inclusions to increase within the category of functional food segments within premium products.


Preventing textural properties to prevent moisture migration

Preventing textural deterioration throughout the course of the shelf-life due to moisture content is the main difficulty facing manufacturers with relation to the use of inclusions. Preventing moisture migration is the main issue here in order to maintain the textural qualities of texturants like gums and starches. Maintaining the inclusions' acidic pH levels is another difficulty for manufacturers since in low-Ph conditions, storing inclusions for an extended period of time will affect their colour. Food inclusion manufacturers and, in turn, its consumers face a substantial difficulty as a result of the processing challenges associated with the addition of food inclusion to food items.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a detrimental effect on the market expansion for food inclusion. Lockdowns are forcing the closure of manufacturing facilities and causing supply chain disruption. Healthy eating was becoming more and more popular as the activities restarted, so producers created a product that is both natural and organic, which is useful and meets the needs of the consumer.

The dairy and frozen desserts segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The dairy and frozen desserts segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to dairy products and frozen desserts contain a variety of components. Dairy inclusion flavours include cheesecake, blue cheese, and cream cheese, among many more. Also, the preparation of ice cream, ice lollies, and flavoured yoghurts uses a variety of flavour additions, such as flavoured raisins, marshmallows, fruits, and nuts, which is fueling market expansion.

The solid and semi-solid segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The solid and semi-solid segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to the growing popularity of food products with the same flavour and texture. Without altering the colour, flavour, or taste, this form gives chunks, nuggets, balls, and varied shapes. Also, following major bypass surgeries, people ingest a semi-solid food, which presents a lucrative opportunity for food product developers to make foods that will affect revenue growth throughout the forecast period.

Region with highest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. Growing consumer interest in plant-based foods and increased health concerns are anticipated to fuel industry expansion. Also, the presence of significant important players with an innovative product, changing diets, and rising disposable income are all accelerating the demand for the food inclusion market in this region.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to shifting customer tastes and preferences. Moreover, during the projection period, demand is anticipated to be driven by consumers' increased demand for organic, gluten-free, and vegan products in nations like France and Russia. Also, producers are concentrating on creating gluten-free and vegan products with food inclusions, which support market expansion.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Food Inclusions Market include AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG, Kerry Group PLC, Taura Natural Ingredients Ltd., Barry Callebaut, Sensient Technologies Corporation, Georgia Nut Company, Inc, Cargill, Balchem Inc., Nimbus Foods Ltd., ADM, Purato, Tate and Lyle, Chaucer Foods Ltd, Dawn Foods Products,Inc., IBK Tropic, Orkla, Sunopta Inc. and Nestle.

Key Developments:

In February 2022, ADM acquired Comhan, a leading South African flavor distributor, strengthening the product portfolio with fruit & chocolate flavors for application in the bakery & confectionery industries. With this acquisition, ADM will continue to develop its nutrition business in key growth markets, including Africa.

In August 2021, Cargill (US) Cargill acquired Aalst Chocolate Pte. Ltd., a world-class chocolate manufacturer, to expand its Asia Pacific footprint and add chocolate to its existing portfolio of cocoa products.

Types Covered:
• Cereal
• Chocolate
• Fruit & Nut
• Confectionery
• Flavored Sugar & Caramel
• Other Types

Forms Covered:
• Liquid
• Solid & Semi-Solid

Flavours Covered:
• Savoury
• Nut
• Caramel and Chocolate
• Fruit

Applications Covered:
• Bakery Products
• Cereal Products, Snacks & Bars
• Chocolate & Confectionery Products
• Dairy & Frozen Desserts
• Processed Dairy Products
• Other Applications

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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- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
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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 Application Analysis
3.7 Emerging Markets
3.8 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 Food Inclusions Market, By Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Cereal
5.3 Chocolate
5.4 Fruit & Nut
5.5 Confectionery
5.6 Flavored Sugar & Caramel
5.7 Other Types
5.7.1 Color and Bean and Plant-based Inclusions
5.7.2 Biscuit & Cookie

6 Global Food Inclusions Market, By Form
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Liquid
6.3 Solid & Semi-Solid
6.3.1 Nuts
6.3.2 Chips & Nibs
6.3.3 Pieces
6.3.4 Powder
6.3.5 Flakes & Crunches

7 Global Food Inclusions Market, By Flavour
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Savoury
7.3 Nut
7.4 Caramel and Chocolate
7.5 Fruit

8 Global Food Inclusions Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Bakery Products
8.3 Cereal Products, Snacks & Bars
8.4 Chocolate & Confectionery Products
8.5 Dairy & Frozen Desserts
8.6 Processed Dairy Products
8.7 Other Applications
8.7.1 Beverages
8.7.2 Fruits
8.7.3 Salads

9 Global Food Inclusions Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies

11 Company Profiling
11.1 AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
11.2 Kerry Group PLC
11.3 Taura Natural Ingredients Ltd.
11.4 Barry Callebaut
11.5 Sensient Technologies Corporation
11.6 Georgia Nut Company, Inc
11.7 Cargill
11.8 Balchem Inc.
11.9 Nimbus Foods Ltd.
11.10 ADM
11.11 Puratos
11.12 Tate and Lyle
11.13 Chaucer Foods Ltd
11.14 Dawn Foods Products,Inc.
11.15 IBK Tropic
11.16 Orkla
11.17 Sunopta Inc.
11.18 Nestle

List of Tables
1 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Cereal (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Chocolate (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Fruit & Nut (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Confectionery (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Flavored Sugar & Caramel (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Other Types (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Color and Bean and Plant-based Inclusions (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Biscuit & Cookie (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Form (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Liquid (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Solid & Semi-Solid (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Nuts (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Chips & Nibs (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Pieces (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Powder (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Flakes & Crunches (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Flavour (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Savoury (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Nut (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Caramel and Chocolate (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Fruit (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Bakery Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Cereal Products, Snacks & Bars (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Chocolate & Confectionery Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Dairy & Frozen Desserts (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Processed Dairy Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Beverages (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Fruits (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Food Inclusions Market Outlook, By Salads (2020-2028) ($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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