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Europe Fat Replacers Market- Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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  • 100 Pages
  • August 2020
  • Region: Europe
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5175647
The Europe Fat Replacers Market is projected to grow, witnessing a CAGR of 5.87% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).
  • A fat replacer can be found in European foods such as baked goods, cheeses, sour cream, yogurt, margarine, salad dressing, sauces, and gravies and has no health risks and tastes and looks like natural fat but has fewer calories.
  • The rising demand for low-calorie and low-fat diet among the Europeans is identified as one of the primary growth factors for the fat replacer market. This has led to a burgeoning demand for fat replacement additives especially from the food companies who seek to provide healthier/low-fat food alternatives to the European consumers.
  • Moreover, the rising awareness regarding health issues among consumers is making them change their dietary habits and eat less amount of fat. Therefore, owing to these reasons, fat replacers have a huge market opportunity in the European region.

Key Market Trends

Carbohydrate-based Fat Replacers Hold the Largest Market Share

By type, carbohydrate-based fat replacers account for the highest share in the Europe fat replacers market. These are usually made from starchy foods, such as corn, cereals, and grains. Carbohydrate-based fat replacers help retain texture, moisture, viscosity, and provide mouth-feel and continue to lead the market because of its status as US FDA recognized GRAS substances. Cellulose (Avicel® cellulose gel, MethocelTM, Solka-Floc®) can replace some or all of the fat in dairy products, sauces, frozen desserts, and salad dressings. Most fat replacers used in processing the low-fat foods in the European industry made from a carbohydrate. A few of its examples include cellulose, gelatin, dextrins, gums, and modified dietary fibers.

United Kingdom Potential to Witness Significant Growth in Europe

Over recent years, English consumers have shown a higher propensity in order to adopt a healthier life and inclined preference towards low-fat/fat-free food products during their routine consumption. A similar trend is likely to continue even ahead, making the United Kingdom one of the fastest growing and a potential market for fat replacers in Europe during the forecast period. Moreover, whilst UK-baed food producers have agreed to cut trans fats out of their ingredients, it is thought that a number of foods still contain them, listed as ‘mono and diglycerides of fatty acids’, which can be found in many products including doughnuts, pastries, ice cream, and bread.

Furthermore, consumption of trans fats has been a key problematic issue in terms of health among elderly people in the country, leading to diseases such as the development of heart disease, stroke, liver dysfunction, type-2 diabetes, alzheimers, etc. Thus, the country depicts a potential demand for fat replacers in its food products in the coming years.

Competitive Landscape

A few of the key leading companies engaged in Europe fat replacers market are Cargill, Incorporated, BDF Natural Ingredients, Informa PLC (Vitafoods Europe), Kerry Group plc, Corbion N.V., Ingredion Inc. and Fuji Oil Europe. These companies usually follow the expansion and new product launches as their major strategy to increase their product line and market share. For instance, In 2015, Cargill launched a unique starch enabling a minimum of 50% fat reduction in yogurt.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Deliverables & Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Drivers
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 By Source
5.1.1 Plant
5.1.2 Animal
5.2 By Type
5.2.1 Carbohydrate-based
5.2.2 Protein-based
5.2.3 Lipid-based
5.3 By Form
5.3.1 Liquid
5.3.2 Powder
5.4 By Application
5.4.1 Processed Meat
5.4.2 Bakery and Confectionery
5.4.3 Beverage
5.4.4 Others
5.5 By Geography
5.5.1 United Kingdom
5.5.2 Spain
5.5.3 Germany
5.5.4 Italy
5.5.5 France
5.5.6 Russia
5.5.7 Rest of Europe
6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Market Position Analysis
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Cargill, Incorporated
6.3.2 BDF Natural Ingredients
6.3.3 Informa PLC (Vitafoods Europe)
6.3.4 Kerry Group plc
6.3.5 Corbion N.V.
6.3.6 Ajinomoto Foods Europe Sas
6.3.7 Ingredion Inc.
6.3.8 Fuji Oil Europe

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • BDF Natural Ingredients
  • Informa PLC (Vitafoods Europe)
  • Kerry Group plc
  • Corbion N.V.
  • Ajinomoto Foods Europe Sas
  • Ingredion Inc.
  • Fuji Oil Europe