UK Food Sweetener is growing at a slower pace, registering a CAGR 1.59% during the forecast period (2020-2025).
- The increasing consumption of sweetened yoghurt and bakery products is expected to augment the growth of the market studied in the country. Furthermore, according to WHO, not more than 10% of the food energy should be derived from sugar.
- In United Kingdom, sugar substitutes is the fastest growing market. Xylitol accounts for the largest share of around 20%, primarily due to its extensive applications in beverage and bakery segments.
- Furthermore, the country is witnessing sales for products that use stevia in combination with sugar, in order to provide great taste, along with low calories.
Key Market Trends
Xylitol Accounts For The Largest Share
Xylitol is widely approved for use in food around the world. It is also extensively approved for use in oral hygiene products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and toiletries. The interest in xylitol has increased considerably in recent years, due to many commercial applications in different industrial sectors like food, dental related products, and pharmaceuticals. As xylitol is costly, it currently represents a small fraction of the market share. The growth driver for xylitol (as for other low-calorie sweeteners), is the growing number of diabetes people in the country. The xylitol has its major applications in chewing gum and other applications, where it benefits from a unique profile in adding sweetness, intensifying minty flavours and improving dental health apart from being a low-calorie sweetener.
Bakery Industry has the Major Application
Sugar is one of the essential ingredients in baked goods that assist in Maillard reaction, thus giving the desirable golden brown appearance. Moreover, it also acts as hygroscopic, meaning it attracts and holds water molecules agent, thus providing desirable texture as well as mouthfeel. Cakes and biscuits for low energy supply, also aimed at diabetic subjects, can be sweetened with low levels of aspartame in combination with fructose, sorbitol, and xylitol. Sweeteners are used widely in all the applications, and its closest substitute is HFCS. The market share of other caloric sweeteners is not significant. However, their shares are rising in the forecast period due to increasing cases of obesity, diabetes, and growing health concerns among the consumers.
United Kingdom Food Sweetener Market is a fragmented market with the presence of various players. Major players are bringing innovatoions in their products and are expanding their product portfolio to maintain the position in the market. Players are also focusing on natural and clean label products since consumers are becoming more health conscious. Some of the major players in the united kingdom food sweetener market are Tate & Lyle PLC, Cargill Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, DuPont among others.
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Table of Contents
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter's Five Force 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
5.1.2 Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols
188.8.131.52 High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
184.108.40.206 Other Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols
5.1.3 High Intensity Sweeteners (HIS)
220.127.116.11 Other High Intensity Sweeteners
5.2 By Application
5.2.3 Soups, Sauces and Dressings
5.2.6 Other Applications
6.2 Most Adopted Strategies
6.3 Market Share Analysis
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Tate & Lyle PLC
6.4.2 Cargill Incorporated
6.4.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company
6.4.5 Ingredion Incorporated
6.4.6 PureCircle Limited
6.4.7 GLG Life Tech Corporation
6.4.8 Tereos S.A.