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Clean Label Ingredient Market - Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

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  • 120 Pages
  • June 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4771850
The global clean label ingredients market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.75%, during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on the clean label ingredient market. The buying behavior of consumers changed, the consumers had become more cautious about food than they usually do, and are eating healthier than usual. COVID-19 also has shifted the consumer’s perception of clean beyond labels or products. Consumers continue to maintain their focus on the clean label for at-home as well as out-of-home purchases, therefore this factor is further increasing the application of clean label ingredients in the various food applications.

The market growth is attributed to the growing interest in identifying the ingredients present in the food and beverage products across the globe majorly among health-conscious consumers. Free-from products have been booming in the retail shelf spaces over the recent past across all formats.

The growing demand for transparent and natural ingredients targeted for kids has pushed the parents to prefer clean label ingredient-based foods for their children.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Government Involvement in Product Labeling

Due to the rising number of artificial products in the market, the government regulatory bodies of different countries are getting involved in labeling the products from different industries, for example, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for assuring that foods sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labeled. Consumers are also becoming aware of the adverse health effects associated with the consumption of various synthetic or artificial food ingredients owing to various research projects and bans introduced by governments. Food products bearing “free-from” claims are increasingly hitting the retail shelves and foodservice menus, globally. This is due to the increasing number of consumers becoming extremely conscious regarding the food and beverage products being consumed. Free-from artificial ingredient is one of the top free-from claims looked forward by the consumers, pushing the manufacturers of food and beverage products to eliminate the use of such artificial ingredients.

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Market

The Asia-Pacific clean label ingredients market is among the fastest growing market for clean label ingredients. The major reason for the fast moving market in Asia is the increasing living standards of the consumers. Consumers in the region are increasingly taking time to check the ingredient list of the product before purchasing. The increase in demand for convenience goods with clean labels is also a factor boosting the market. China is the largest market for clean label ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region. Key players are focusing on the Asia-Pacific region for promoting the benefits of clean label ingredients, due to high interest of consumers in healthy eating habits and increase in awareness on ingredients used in the food products. Moreover, several food service providers in the region, including several restaurants, are shifting toward the clean-label trend and away from artificial food additives, to meet the rising consumer demand, thus propelling the further application of clean label ingredients in the region.

Competitive Landscape

The clean label ingredients market is a competitive market, which is dominated by the major players. The leading players, like Cargill Inc., Kerry Group plc, Ingredion, and Tate & Lyle, accounted for the major share of the global market. Cargill Inc. dominates the market with one of the highest market shares. The significant players are increasing their R&D investments and expanding their business, in order to maintain their position in the market studied. For instance, in August 2018, DuPont invested in its R&D team, referred to as a ‘clean-label hub’. Moreover, it was based out of Braband that may focus only on developing clean-label ingredients. Similary, Cargill Inc., one of the market leaders, have set up R&D centres in Minneapolis and Shanghai to offer innovative food ingredients.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Ingredient Type
5.1.1 Colorants
5.1.2 Flavors and Flavor Enchancers
5.1.3 Food Sweeteners
5.1.4 Preservatives
5.1.5 Starch
5.1.6 Other Ingredients
5.2 Application
5.2.1 Beverage
5.2.2 Bakery and Confectionary
5.2.3 Sauce and Condiment
5.2.4 Dairy and Frozen Dessert
5.2.5 Meat and Meat Products
5.2.6 Other Applications
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.3.2 Europe Spain United Kingdom Germany France Italy Russia Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia Pacific China Japan India Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle East and Africa South Africa United Arab Emirates Rest of Middle East and Africa
6.1 Most Active Companies
6.2 Most Adopted Strategies
6.3 Market Share Analysis
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Cargill Inc.
6.4.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company
6.4.3 Corbion Inc.
6.4.4 Kerry Group PLC
6.4.5 Ingredion Incorporated
6.4.6 Tate & Lyle
6.4.7 Sensient Technologies
6.4.8 IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.)
6.4.9 Koninklijke DSM NV
6.4.10 Chr Hansen Holding A/S



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Cargill Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Corbion Inc.
  • Kerry Group PLC
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • Tate & Lyle
  • Sensient Technologies
  • IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.)
  • Koninklijke DSM NV
  • Chr Hansen Holding A/S