Air-dried Food Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Air-dried Food Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Coffee Beans, Fruits & Vegetables, Meat, Herbs), By Application (Household, Commercial), By Form, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: May, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-513-7
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 80

Report Overview

The global air-dried food market size was valued at USD 93.59 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% from 2020 to 2027 Increasing health awareness, changing lifestyle, and rising willingness to pay premium prices for convenience goods are expected to expand the market scope.

U.S. air-dried food market size

Furthermore, easy access of a variety of packaging materials and innovative technologies  have widened the growth opportunity for the air-dried food industry at the global level. Development of advanced packaging materials, including paper packets, stand-up pouches, and wooden packaging, has been influencing the market growth positively.

Prominent manufacturers have been adopting advanced packaging methods to protect the products from external elements, such as humidity, temperature, and microorganisms, which can cause contamination. Packaging also improves the durability of the product and prevents it from damage caused by transportation. Thus, the dehydrated nutritional products are expected to gain momentum in the upcoming years due to the development of the packaging industry.

Over the past few years, consumers are opting for products with less preservatives, high nutrition value, low fat, and cholesterol. Shifting inclination towards nutritional product forms has fueled the growth of the market. In addition, a product’s nutritional value is minimally affected in the air-drying process.

Fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, peppers, sweet potatoes, and winter squash, contain high vitamin A content and they can retain their nutritional value once they are packaged with air-dried process. In addition, positive outlook towards organic-grown foods at the global level as a result of supportive government policies aimed at increasing the organic farming at the domestic level is expected to promote the market growth.

Extensive variety of options for each meal has surged the application of air-dried food in the household and commercial sectors. Air-dried food products are utilized in numerous foods, including breakfast cereals, healthy snacks, ready-to-eat meals, and desserts. In addition, air-dried food is gaining traction in pet diet since the owners have been concerned about their pets' health. As a result, several players of the pet industry, including WellPet, Isle of Dogs, SmartBones, and Cloud Star, are introducing the product in their portfolio.

Application Insights

The commercial application segment held the largest share of over 70.0% in 2019. Air-dried food finds a wide application in the hotels and restaurants, bakery and confectionary, processed food, and pet industries. Among these, processed food industries accounted for the major share in the commercial application segment. This segment includes a wide range of products, including cereals, savory snacks, pastries, cookies, confectionary, and spices.

The household application segment is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. Rapid urbanization in developing nations and changing consumption pattern of the consumers are expected to have a positive impact on the application of the air-dried food products in the household sector. In addition, expanding e-commerce sector has enhanced the availability of air-dried food products to the end consumers. This, in turn, will boost the growth of market in the household segment.

Form Insights

The powder and granules segment led the air-dried food market in 2019 with more than 40% share of the total revenue.This form of air-dried food is widely used in bakery, daily meals, and beverages to enhance taste, flavor, and nutritional value. Over the past few years, increasing demand for spray dried coffee powder is also contributing to the growth of the segment.

Chunks/pieces will witness the fastest growth in the upcoming years owing to increasing application of this air-dried food form in numerous recipes and dishes. It has gained utility in a wide range of products, such as breakfast cereal, ready-to-eat, cakes, and pastries. Furthermore, these air-dried food forms find application as toppings in various dishes.

As a result, companies are also expanding their air-dried chunks/pieces portfolio. For instance, in November 2019, Nims Fruit Crisps Limited launched three limited-edition flavors crisps in U.K. for Christmas celebration. These products include Beet & Butt, made with beetroot and butternut squash; Bubble & Squeak, a combination of beetroot, parsnip, and Brussels sprout crisps; and Brussels, featuring Brussels sprouts.

Product Insights

Coffee beans dominated the market for air-dried food with more than 30% share of the total revenue in 2019. Spray drying process has gained remarkable popularity in the coffee beans sector for the production of instant coffee or coffee powder. This drying process provides shorter drying time, high economic scale of production, and rounded particles as compared to the freeze drying counterpart. Therefore, numerous food service chains opt for coffee beans treated through air-drying process. In addition, the coffee beans air-dried products are expected to gain momentum among coffee drinkers located in the developing countries, such as China and India.

The fruits and vegetables segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Rising demand for ready-to-eat food with longer shelf life is fueling the demand for these air-dried products. Fruits and vegetables are gaining traction in the food processing and food service industries owing to their nutritional value.

Global air-dried food market share

Fruits have become one of the popular high-energy snacks for the health-conscious consumers. The compact structure and lightweight of these air-dried products make them ideal for outdoor activities, such as camping and hiking. Apples, peaches, pears, plums, bananas, apricots, cantaloupe, blueberries, strawberries, carrots, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and green beans are the suitable fruits and vegetables for drying.

Regional Insights

Europe dominated the market for air-dried food in 2019 and accounted for more than 30% share of the global revenue. Increasing consumption of processed foods in developed economies, including Germany, U.K., and France, is expected to promote the scope of air-dried food products. Easy availability of ready-to-eat meal kits in various distribution channels, including supermarkets, hypermarkets, and convenience stores, has also fueled the growth of the market in the region.

Asia Pacific is projected to witness the fastest growth in the upcoming years owing to rising demand for ready-to-eat and make-ahead meals in countries, including China and India. Increasing number of dual income households has been boosting the demand for convenience food, which, in turn, will augment the sales of air-dried food in the region. In addition, growing food processing industry will create a wide opportunity for the air-dried food in the upcoming years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The industry is fragmented in nature due to the presence of a large number of small and mid-sized players. Air-dried food manufacturers are expanding their business through product launches and merger & acquisition activities. For instance, in July 2017, BCFoods Inc. acquired Culinary Farms, a producer of dehydrated fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. This acquisition helped the former company in enhancing the product portfolio and serving the food industry in a better manner. Some prominent players in the air-dried food market include:

  • Dehydrates Inc.

  • Saraf Foods Pvt. Ltd.

  • Berrifine A/

  • La Frubense, BCFoods, Inc.

  • Nestle S.A.

  • B-B Products (Australia) Pty Ltd.

  • FREEZE-DRY FOODS

  • DMH Ingredients, Inc.

  • HOWENIA ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.

Air-dried Food Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2020

USD 99.39 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 165.34 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.4% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation

2019

Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, form, and region

Regional scope

North America; Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Germany; U.K.; China; India; Brazil; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Dehydrates Inc.; Saraf Foods Pvt. Ltd.; Berrifine A/; La Frubense, BCFoods, Inc.; Nestle S.A.; B-B Products (Australia) Pty Ltd.; FREEZE-DRY FOODS; DMH Ingredients, Inc.; and HOWENIA ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis on the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global air-dried food market report based on product, application, form, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Coffee Beans

    • Fruits & Vegetables

    • Herbs

    • Meat

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Household

    • Commercial

  • Form Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Powder & Granules

    • Chunks/Pieces

    • Flakes

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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