GVR Report cover Organic Packaged Foods Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Organic Packaged Foods Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Bakery & Confectionary Products, Snacks & Nutrition Bars), By Distribution Channel, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-615-8
  • Number of Report Pages: 80
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2015 - 2017
  • Forecast Period: 2019 - 2025 
  • Industry: Consumer Goods

Report Overview

The global organic packaged foods market size was valued at USD 30.2 billion in 2018. Changing lifestyles where the dependency on packed food has been growing over the years is expected to remain a favorable factor. Furthermore, growing awareness among the urban population regarding the health benefits of organic packaged food, along with an increasing number of supportive dieticians’ recommendations at the global level, is expected to have a positive impact on the industry growth for organic packaged foods.

Global organic packaged foods market

With the female workforce entering the corporate, the urban lifestyle has undergone a 360-degree change. According to World Bank Data, around 39% of the labor force across the world comprises women. The number has seen an upward trend in the last two decades, according to UN Women, as a result of the increasing number of working-class women. Thus, the busy modern work-life consumes a substantial part of the day, and thus leaves little or no time for the household chores, thereby enhancing the dependency on packaged food. A regular habit of eating boxed food among working-class professionals has propelled them to prefer organic packaged foods.

A shift in inclination among the urban population can be seen owing to the taste and health benefits. The urban population has been rapidly shifting from conventional food to organic packaged product forms. Various research studies have influenced the opinion of the consumers by exposing the adverse health outcomes of the consumption of products grown in chemical fertilizer.

The fact of the matter is that the millennials are ready to pay the premium price for organic packaged products in exchange for healthy food. One of the surveys has revealed that excellent taste will be the key reason behind the growing preference for organic packaged foods. Furthermore, a certain portion of urban society at the global level, which believes in maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle by decreasing their carbon footprints, addressed that they prefer organic packaged products over conventional on account of being grown completely naturally.

Another factor propelling the growth of the market is the increasing number of organizations that offer organic packaged food products across the globe. For instance, Riverford, Amy’s Kitchen, and Eden Foods Inc. are some of them in the U.S. Similarly, Farm2Kitchen, Pride Of Cows, and Mygreenkart are few among many operating in the organic packaged food market in India.

It can be noticed that growing awareness and readiness to pay a premium price for organic packaged food has presented industrialists with a vast landscape of opportunities. Operating players with a unique selling proposition of being completely organic make sure to offer quality and convenience of the highest standard. For the same purpose, they prefer selling packaged goods online as well as offline mediums.

Product Insights

Bakery and confectionary products accounted for 39.3% share of the total revenue for the year 2018. Considering the market dynamics, it has been projected that a similar trend will continue to persist shortly as a result of changing the food preferences of the millennials towards consuming pre-packed organic brown bread. Furthermore, the development of a ground-breaking product with little or no trans-fat, consisting of multigrain and whole grain is providing impetus to the industry. 

Over the past few years, organic packaged confectionaries have evolved to include therapeutic and dietetic product forms in their inventory, which has created a stream of traffic for more than serving beyond the purpose of taste. A variety of these products are available in the market and consumer preference for them often differs geographically owing to regulatory norms and local taste preferences. A rise in demand for low-calorie, sugar-free, and functional products has been noticed and is creating traction among health-conscious consumers at the global level.

Snacks and nutrition bars are expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 15.1% from 2019 to 2025. Increasing awareness regarding the health benefits of healthy snacks including oatmeal and flaxseeds in mini-packaged forms is expected to have a strong impact on the segment growth over the next few years.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline channel accounted for the largest share of over 70.0% in 2018. Though a large part of the world has been interacting through the internet, yet Generation X prefers the routine of walking into a store to purchase the regulars over buying groceries online. Furthermore, increasing access to farm-grown local organic packaged food in the nearby supermarkets and convenience stores, which ensure freshness, is expected to remain a key trend in the market for organic packaged foods.

Global organic packaged foods market

Furthermore, as the retail market is gradually moving towards the organized sector, the participating players are keen on focusing on certain products over creating an assortment of all. For instance, a fruit seller would prefer keeping hundreds of varieties of fruits to become a one-stop solution for fruits rather than assorting other different items.

Online channel for organic packaged foods is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 14.7% from 2019 to 2025. This growth is attributed to increasing investment by retailers at the global level in enhancing their grocery eCommerce capabilities. It has been concluded in several studies that generation Z relies on the online channel as it is considered to be a seamless, social, and easy shopping method.

Regional Insights

North America emerged as the largest regional market, occupying over 50.0% share of the global revenue in 2018. High consumer awareness regarding the benefits associated with organic packaged foods, along with increased spending on nutritional products providing companies with utilizing farm-grown natural ingredients in U.S. and Canada, is expected to have a strong impact on the market growth. Accessibility to organic packaged foods is expected to increase as Walmart is stepping into organic packaged food and announcing a huge expansion.

Asia Pacific is projected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 18.5% from 2019 to 2025. Growing middle-class populations in countries including China, India, Thailand, and Bangladesh are expected to open new avenues over the next few years. Furthermore, the abundant availability of agro-farming lands in countries including China and India is expected to force industry participants to establish their strategic tie-ups in the vicinity.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Some of the key players are THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANY; Hain Celestial; General Mills Inc.; and Sresta Natural Bioproducts Pvt. Ltd. Low entry barriers as a result of the presence of various brands and rapid innovation in the product line are anticipated to assert high competition among major manufacturers. Increasing demand for organic packaged products, along with attractiveness and low price provided by organizations including Walmart, is increasing competition among various players in the market. With a relatively fragmented competitive landscape, innovation and new product development are expected to remain the critical success factors over the projected period.

Organic Packaged Foods Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2020

USD 39.10 billion

The revenue forecast in 2025

USD 77.01 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 14.3% from 2019 to 2025

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, distribution channel, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; U.K.; Germany; India; China; South Africa; Brazil

Key companies profiled

THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANY; Hain Celestial Group; General Mills Inc.; Sresta Natural Bioproducts Pvt. 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 of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global organic packaged foods market report based on the product, distribution channel, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Bakery & Confectionery Products

    • R.T.E Cereals

    • Dairy Products

    • Snacks & Nutrition Bars

    • Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

    • Others

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Offline

    • Online

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

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