GVR Report cover Kosher Beef Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Kosher Beef Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Cuts (Neck, Chuck & Shoulder, Rib, Plate, Brisket, Shank), By Application (B2B, B2C), By Distribution Channel), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jul 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-368-3
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017

Industry Insights

The global kosher beef market size was valued at USD 197.81 billion in 2018. Availability of the product with appropriate certifications has developed a trust factor among the consumers from countries including the U.S., Canada, France, U.K., Germany, and South Africa among others. Constant product innovation by the meat processing companies is anticipated to drive the market growth in near future.

Since 2005, the Jewish population has been witnessing modest rise at a growth rate of 0.78%. The healthy growth rate has been steering the demand for kosher beef. Around 41% of Jewish population is settled in the U.S., making it one of the largest markets for kashrut food. Majority of Jews strictly adhere to kashrut not only at home but even outside their homes. This factor is projected to drive the demand for kosher beef during the forecast period.

U.S. kosher beef Market

Beef has become an essential part of the global diet. It is recognized for its various health benefits. The meat consists of amino acids vital for muscle building and tissue repair along with various enzymes that prevent illnesses. It has become the new diet food for the fitness conscious. Presence of a high amount of protein in the product reduces hunger pangs and leads to quicker weight loss. Red meat is rich in iron which is easily absorbed by the body and ultimately enhances hemoglobin. It is medically recommended to the people suffering from anemia. It also helps coping up with fatigue, weakness, peptic ulcer, and vulnerable immune system among other health conditions. These advantages are anticipated to fuel the product demand in the near future.

The Jewish cuisine has become one of the hottest food trends in the world. This factor is attracting many organizations operating in the market to adopt kashrut foods in their product offerings. Many diners, restaurants, bakeries, and butchers, among others, offer kosher food including beef products. The companies operating in the kosher beef market are anticipated to engage in innovation and new product launches to cater to the rising product demand.

Cuts Insights

Ribs held the largest market share of more than 25% in terms of revenue in 2018. These types of ribs are often barbequed, slow grilled, and smoked. Rib eye steak is one of the most preferred types of cuts. Similarly, roasted beef has emerged as a delicacy, especially among millennials owing to its taste. Beef ribs are marbled with fat which imparts a rich, classic flavor during barbeque, grilling, and roasting. Chefs and cooks have been experimenting with them for long and thus, along with barbequing and roasting, kalbi, braising, and tenderizing have also been in trend.

Neck, chuck, and shoulder cut is expected to be the fastest growing segment, witnessing a CAGR of 3.7% in terms of revenue from 2019 to 2025. Braised neck, neck stew, pot roast, stroganoff, and kimchi are some of the many popular dishes cooked using kosher beef neck, chuck, and shoulder. The complex flavor of the meat has made it a penchant among non-vegetarians.

Distribution Channel Insights

Offline emerged as the largest distribution channel in 2018, owing to the easy availability of kosher food and the dependence of the common crowd and restaurants on local butcher houses, stores, and supermarkets on account of instant availability and physical verification. Kosher slaughter is an extremely complex process and is mostly done manually. Consumers rely more on manually prepared meat than the one prepared using technology. Thus, constant supervision becomes easier with offline purchase.

Online segment is expected to witness a CAGR of 3.7% in terms of volume from 2019 to 2025. The familiarity of millennials with smart phones, e-retailing, and e-shopping is expected to remain a favorable factor for the growth. Furthermore, the gigantic assortment of variety of kosher beef in different cuts and seasoning is only possible with online stores. Thus, a large part of the consumer base relies upon the online distribution. E-retailers including AviGlatt.com and Grow & Behold Foods are some of the e-retailers acting as a catalyst to this growth.

Application Insights

B2B sector accounted for a volume share of more than 50% in 2018. The growth is driven by the rising product demand from hotels, restaurants, food chains, cafes, and food service sector. Over the past few years, majority of food joints have expanded their product portfolio in their menu offerings, through the incorporation of enjoyable kashrut beef products including burger, roast, stroganoff, casseroles, soups, nachos, stew, and manicotti among others.

Global kosher beef Market

Organizations have been experimenting with kosher beef to enhance the product portfolio. The meat is not only sold in its raw forms but also as bacons, sausages, and salamis. Sikorski; Southside Quality Meats; EPIC; Paulina Market; Tyson Foods, Inc.; and Barossa Fine Foods are few among many companies offering these products. Moreover, many restaurants have made kosher beef their unique selling proposition. On similar concept, Bison & Bourbon a restaurant in Brooklyn has evolved to be one of the best steakhouses. The classic 12-ounce beef wellington made of smoked brisket has become a popular attraction among consumers.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for than a volume share of more than 25% in 2018, attribute to the fact that 41% of Jewish population is settled in the U.S. The fraternity though only makes 2% of the American population, more than 40% of the food products are labelled kosher. It has become the top label claim owing to the positive health or taste perceptions.

Middle East and Africa are the fastest growing markets as a result of high concentration of Jewish population in Israel. The import of kosher beef has seen a rapid increase over the last few years. For instance, in November 2016, it was observed that the import was above 75000 tons per year. Some of the major suppliers are South Africa and Poland. Along with supplying meat, the countries of European Union also supply live cattle to Israel.

Kosher Beef Market Share Insights

Some of the key players operating in the global market include Tyson Foods, AROMA MARKET, Best Market, GlicksKosherMarket.com, Hamilton Kosher, Kohn's Kosher Deli & Market, Larry Levine, Lipman's, Sammy’s K, and Shaevitz Kosher Meats & Deli to name a few. The market has been witnessing growth across the globe owing to the health benefits of kosher food. In Israel, multi-national food chains have included the kosher labeling in their offerings. For instance, McDonald’s offers only kosher beef barbequed in charcoal instead of the fry pan.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Billion & CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S., Canada, France, U.K., Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, South Africa

Report coverage

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

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s Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the kosher beef market on the basis of cut, application, distribution channel, and region:

  • Cuts Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2015 - 2025)

    • Neck, Chuck and Shoulder

    • Rib

    • Plate

    • Brisket

    • Shank

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2015 - 2025)

    • B2B

    • B2C

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2015 - 2025)

    • Online

    • Offline

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Billion; 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • France

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Argentina

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Israel

      • South Africa

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