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Asia-Pacific Snack Bar Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 90 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4774910
Asia-Pacific snack bar market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.06% during the forecasted period (2022- 2027).

During the COVID-19 outbreak, snack bars has observed a decent growth in terms of revenue generation. Due to restrictions on goods movement and the closure of store outlets, the snack bar sector suffered a reduction in demand in the first few months. Customers were entitled to stay indoors, therefore snacking became popular, especially among the adult and younger population. People were "buying in bulk" snack foods to avoid unexpected hunger. As a result of which, demand for snack bars that are rich in protein, vitamins, and nutrients was surged, giving consumers on-the-go nourishment while munching.

Due to the significant presence of the youth and working consumers having hectic lifestyle in emerging countries, the consumption of snack bars has expanded in recent years in countries such as India, China, and Japan. Because of their numerous health benefits, natural and healthy convenience foods are in high demand.

Moreover, increased demand for vegan snack bars is likely to boost the market. Consumers who lead a vegan lifestyle avoid any animal by-product and other conventional sources of protein. With the increasing demand for vegan lifestyle, consumers are getting more keen on packaged meals with vegan characteristics, such as granola and cereal bars.

Key Market Trends

Rising awareness about the nutritional benefits of snack bar

The Asia Pacific snack bar market's expansion is being fueled by a growing awareness of snack bars' nutritional benefits. Snack bars are a type of functional food that has a good balance of protein, fibre, carbohydrate, and fat. As a result, snack bars have become a popular choice for people who want to lose weight, improve muscle mass, or boost their energy levels. These nutritional snack bars have introduced superfoods such as flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, Quinoa, Oats, and others, resulting in a wide selection of healthy eating options. Many people are turning to "better-for-you" snack bars as a quick and easy way to receive essential nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants, as well as boost their immune and gain energy.

Granola/Muesli Bars Dominates the Market

There is a significant demand for natural healthy snacks, such as granola/muesli bars, as they are perceived as being a more natural alternative traditional snack bars. In Japan, the convenience of granola bars meets the needs of an increasing number of Japanese consumers who lead busy lifestyles, and are looking for quick solutions for their diets. The concept of granola bars is still relatively new in India, as consumers do not purchase these for breakfast purposes, but rather as a healthier version of a chocolate bar. As granola bars contain nutrients like proteins and fibre, the rise in health consciousness among the consumers supports the growth of granola bar market in Asia-Pacific as a whole.

Competitive Landscape

The Asia-Pacific snack bar market is competitive, with various local and foreign businesses operating in the region. Kellogg Company, General Mills Inc., Nestle, and PepsiCo Inc. are among the market's leading companies. Manufacturers in the region have prioritized product innovation and new product releases as a primary strategy. Localization is also a hot topic among local and regional manufacturers, with companies experimenting with novel ways to cater to local preferences.

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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 By Product Type
5.1.1 Cereal Bars Granola/Muesli Bars Other Cereal Bars
5.1.2 Energy Bars
5.1.3 Other Snack Bars
5.2 By Distribution Channel
5.2.1 Supermarket/Hypermarket
5.2.2 Convenience Store
5.2.3 Specialty Stores
5.2.4 Online Stores
5.2.5 Other Distribution Channel
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 India
5.3.2 China
5.3.3 Japan
5.3.4 Australia
5.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.1 Market Share Analysis
6.2 Most Active Companies
6.3 Most Adopted Strategy
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 The Kellogg's Company
6.4.2 General Mills Inc.
6.4.3 Nestle S.A.
6.4.4 PepsiCo Inc.
6.4.5 Clif Bar & Company
6.4.6 Mars Inc.
6.4.7 Abbott Laboratories
6.4.8 Kind LLC
6.4.9 Clif Bar & Company
6.4.10 ASAP Bar

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • The Kellogg's Company
  • General Mills Inc.
  • Nestle S.A.
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • Clif Bar & Company
  • Mars Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Kind LLC
  • Clif Bar & Company
  • ASAP Bar