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Bread Crumbs Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Dry, Fresh), By Seasoning (Unflavored, Paprika), By End-use, By Distribution Channel (Food Service, Retail), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-099-3
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global bread crumbs market size was estimated at USD 951.63 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% from 2023 to 2030. The growth is driven by a rise in the number of households and restaurants utilizing bread crumbs as a coating agent coupled with the steady consumption of fried foods. Seafood, fried foods, and processed meat consumed at food service outlets and households require high amounts of bread crumbs to enhance their visual appeal, texture, and taste. The use of bread crumbs serves as a convenient option for food retailers to provide a standardized blend of ingredients utilizing bread crumbs in food applications.

U.S. bread crumbs market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

In addition, the rising consumption of fast food among the younger populace has also fueled the demand for bread crumbs. Quick service and fast-food chains strongly rely on breadcrumbs for several items on their menus. Fried food companies operating in the market are also actively innovating and producing customized foods to cater to diverse ethnic groups by utilizing different kinds of spices and blends into bread crumbs. Several fast-food companies are incorporating influences from Mediterranean, Asian, and Mexican cuisines to widen their reach among consumers.

The usage of bread waste generated in baking and other food applications can be effectively utilized in the manufacturing of breadcrumbs. The waste derived from the baking process can be dried, ground, and sifted to create breadcrumbs that can be extensively used for several baked goods and dessert applications. In addition, staling of bread is the main cause of the short shelf life of products in several supermarkets and hypermarkets. For instance, according to Tesco, in 2021-2022, close to 10% of baked goods were wasted.

Product Insights

In terms of product, the market is segmented into dry, fresh, panko, and others. The dry segment held the largest share of 55.4% in terms of revenue. Factors such as high absorption and longer shelf life are major factors driving the demand for dry bread crumbs. Dried bread crumbs can be stored in containers for longer periods and pose as a feasible option than fresh breadcrumbs. In addition, the wide availability of dried bread crumbs in flavored and plain options is an opportunity for several manufacturers to offer diverse flavors and types to consumers.

The panko segment is expected to showcase the fastest CAGR of 3.84% during the forecast period. Factors such as rising consumer awareness toward new cuisines coupled with the unique texture offered by panko bread crumbs are the primary factors driving the product demand. Panko bread crumbs are crispier, coarser and offer a desirable crunch in processed meat and processed foods.

Growing consumer awareness towards gourmet and exotic cuisines among the urban populace globally is driving the demand for panko breadcrumbs in several flavors such as honey, soy, and ginger. In addition, the rise of plant-based diets is also supporting the growth of the segment. For example, in October 2022, U.S.-based Noodles & Company announced the launch of plant-based panko chicken protein.

Seasoning Insights

The unflavored breadcrumbs segment held the largest share of 68.85% in 2022. Unflavored bread crumbs are a convenient option for both household and food service usage owing to the potential for customization and versatility offered by natural breadcrumbs. Unflavored breadcrumbs allow food service manufacturers to customize and add different types of herbs and seasonings catering to specific recipes or tastes. In addition, unflavored breadcrumbs are extensively used in the bakery industry owing to their neutral taste and flavor.

The paprika segment is expected to showcase the fastest CAGR of 4.57% during the forecast period. Growing consumer demand for unique and diverse flavors in the food processing industry is driving the demand for paprika seasoning in the market. Paprika-flavored breadcrumbs offer spicy, smoky, and sweet notes, thereby generating interest from several consumers. Additionally, the prevalent usage of paprika in a variety of cuisines such as Spanish, Hungarian, American, and Mediterranean has boosted the demand for paprika-flavored bread crumbs.

End-use Insights

The fresh food item segment held the largest share of 30.50% in 2022. The wide usage of bread crumbs as a breading ingredient, coating, and binding agent in several food applications is fueling the demand for the fresh food item segment. Breadcrumbs are often used as coating and binding agents in meats and food products to provide structure. U.S.-based Newly Weds Foods offers a variety of bread crumbs such as sheeted, homestyle, Japanese-style, and American-style breaders as binders, thickeners, and coatings.

The frozen food item segment is expected to showcase the fastest CAGR of 3.74% during the forecast period. Rising demand for frozen food due to hectic lifestyles is boosting the demand for breadcrumbs in frozen food items. Breadcrumbs are increasingly used as fillers and texture enhancers in frozen products such as meatballs, and frozen doughs to bulk the mixture and retain the moisture in frozen products.

Distribution Channel Insights

The distribution channel segment is bifurcated into food service and retail. The food service segment held the largest share of 62.2% in 2022. The growing demand for processed foods such as breaded fish fillets, fritters, chicken tenders, and other snacks is driving the usage of breadcrumbs in the food service industry. Several food manufacturers increasingly use bread crumbs as thickening, breading, and breading agents in a variety of processed foods.

Global bread crumbs market share and size, 2022

The retail segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period. The retail segment comprises supermarkets/hypermarkets, online channels, wholesale stores, and other convenience stores. The high demand for ready-to-eat foods has encouraged several supermarkets across the globe such as Walmart, Tesco, and others to stock up on flavored and unflavored bread crumbs.

Regional Insights

The Asia Pacific market held a dominant revenue share of 53.9% in 2022 owing to the presence of a large food service industry coupled with rising consumer demand for global cuisine are the primary factors driving the demand for breadcrumbs in the region. Additionally, the high consumption of processed meat and fish also favors the demand for breaded fish and meat in the region.

Bread Crumbs Market Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Moreover, India’s breadcrumbs market showcased a significant growth rate of 4.08% over the forecast period. The shift in dietary patterns coupled with a rise in the number of consumers in the country utilizing convenience foods in their meals is favoring the demand for breadcrumbs in the country.

The North America breadcrumbs market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.43% from 2023 to 2030. Advances in food technology and the high consumption of fast food in the region are the major factors driving the demand for the overall market. In March 2022, Kerry invested USD 136 million towards the breadcrumbs and coating facility in Georgia. The facility provides breader blends, panko breadcrumbs, and cracker meals.

The Europe region is expected to witness a steady growth rate of 3.35% during the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand for fish and chips in the region. In addition, the growing demand for frozen and processed foods is anticipated to drive market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global bread crumbs market is characterized by intense competition, mainly attributed to several players operating in the market. Various companies operating in the market are launching unique flavors and innovative breaders to cater to consumer demand. Some key players include Kikkoman Corporation; Gonnella Baking Company; DeLallo; 4C Foods; Vigo Importing Co; General Mills; Edward & Sons Trading Co.; and Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods Inc.

For example, in May 2022, General Mills announced the acquisition of TNT Crust, a provider of frozen pizza crusts. Through the acquisition, the company aims to capitalize on its baked goods segment. Some prominent players in the global bread crumbs market include:

  • Kikkoman Corporation

  • Gonnella Baking Company

  • DeLallo

  • 4C Foods

  • Vigo Importing Co

  • General Mills

  • Edward & Sons Trading Co.

  • Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods Inc.

Bread Crumbs Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 981.96 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 1,251.13 million

Growth rate (Revenue)

CAGR of 3.5% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Volume in kilo tons, revenue in USD million, CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Volume & revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, seasoning, end-use, distribution channel, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; Australia & New Zealand; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; UAE

Key companies profiled

Kikkoman Corporation; Gonnella Baking Company; DeLallo; 4C Foods; Vigo Importing Co; General Mills; Edward & Sons Trading Co.; Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods Inc.

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Global Bread Crumbs Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue & volume growth and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global bread crumbs market report based on product, seasoning, end-use, distribution channel, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Dry

    • Fresh

    • Panko

    • Others

  • Seasoning Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Unflavored

    • Italian

    • French

    • Cheese

    • Paprika

    • Garlic

  • End-use Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Dessert

    • Fresh Food Items

    • Frozen Food Items

    • Pet Treats

    • Others

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Food Service

    • Retail

      • Online

      • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets

      • Wholesale Stores

      • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia & New Zealand

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • UAE

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