Food Inclusions Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product Type (Fruit And Nuts, Biscuits, Chocolate, Flavoured Sugar And Caramel, Others), By Application (Frozen Desserts, Confectionary Products, Snacks And Bars, Cereal Products), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061611655
  • Pages : 140

The food inclusions market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.11% to reach US$17.455 billion by 2027, from US$12.313 billion in 2020. 

The ever-changing library of ingredients is involved in the creation of the next generation of inclusions that are capable of delivering health, taste, and labelling claims. Changing dietary conditions serve as one of the drivers driving the growth of the global food inclusion market in the forecast period. Inclusions add nutritional benefits to food items like ice creams, bars, bread, cakes, and many more. Growing preference towards clean and clear labelling by the end consumers which involves only ingredients favouring flavour and texture and avoiding unnecessary ingredients will emanate market growth in the coming years.

Taste trends and responsive development of new flavor profiles to augment market growth

The food and beverage industry has been experiencing many innovations as customer taste profiles are changing with time. Consumers have shown a willingness to try new and appealing products with flavour variety and other attributes due to which the food and beverage manufacturers are developing products with unique flavours. For instance, raspberries, strawberries, and cherries are some of the usual fruits utilized by chocolate manufacturers, but now chocolate manufacturers are using peaches also in their products. Similarly, hazelnuts, peanuts, and almonds are leaders when it comes to nuts but now manufacturers are also using pistachio, sunflower, and flax seeds as well in their products. Further, herbs and spices, like chocolate infused with ginger, cinnamon, and chilli, are also gaining importance due to their health benefits. According to Ingredion, around 42% of consumers are demanding lesser sugar in bakery products for health advantages. Consequently, a large portion of food and beverage manufacturers are now becoming increasingly consumer-centric, their product development and innovation programs are now largely aligned with consumer demands, providing food inclusion manufacturers with lucrative opportunities for the development of new products.

Market Opportunities

In recent times, the inclination towards convenience food has increased significantly due to the changing dynamics of the general population, such as growing disposable income, rising population, growing urbanization, and the rise in the percentage of working women. According to the Harvard Business Review, women's participation has nearly doubled in the last few years in the United States, which has increased the demand for convenience food even in developed nations, thus supporting the food inclusion market growth. This trend is thus expected to be mirrored in developing economies as well.

Growing Segments

Due to its tremendous appeal and attractiveness among children and adults alike, the chocolate sector is predicted to increase in a positive way. By using chocolate chips, culinary goods become more aesthetically pleasing, enticing customers to purchase them. As a result, businesses are now including chocolate in their products. For instance, in January 2020, Lake Champlain Chocolates released two new Snack Bites in the flavours of crunchy quinoa extra-dark cocoa and black chocolate.

Due to the rising demand for inventive and delicious bakery and confectionery items, this segment is anticipated to have significant growth throughout the forecast period. Key market participants are expected to launch more baked goods with attractive additions, which will increase their use across the segment. For instance, Nestle introduced chocolate chips in their edible cookie dough. Because of the rising demand from processed food producers, the market for these inclusions in dairy and ice cream is also anticipated to expand significantly. For instance, Magnum launched a brand-new range of Ruby chocolate-covered mini ice creams in the US in January 2020.

Geographical insights

The Asia Pacific food inclusion market is projected to be driven by the expanding food processing sector and rising per capita income. The expansion of the market in the region is anticipated to be fueled by the rise in disposable income and the adoption of healthy alternatives to high-calorie foods. According to statistics by the Chinese government, the average per capita disposable income in China showed an increase of 9.1% in 2021 as compared to 2020.  The trend for healthy processed food is expected to increase due to the growing employed population and inadequate physical activity brought on by busy lifestyles in nations like China and Japan. Europe remains one of the most eminent markets for food inclusion companies due to its size. The European food inclusion market is led by countries like Germany, Italy, the UK, and France. Owing to the rise in the adoption of healthier lifestyles by consumers in this region, increasing usage of clean-level flavoured and natural food products in diet foods has impacted the growth of the market in this country.

COVID-19 Impact on the Food Inclusions Market

The COVID-19 outbreak impacted the food inclusion market as it had a major impact on its product trends. Travel restrictions are influenced by the flavour trends in food products, as well as beverages as people could not travel freely and experience the exotic flavours of different regions. For instance, Asian food inclusions such as mocha and taro witnessed a surging demand amongst consumers. Thus, even though the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the production and supply of these food inclusions, it positively influenced the product trends in the market.

Food Inclusions Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$12.313 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$17.455 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 5.11% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Product Type, Application, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Cargill, Incorporated, ADM Company, Archer Daniels, Midland Company, AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG, PURATOS, Taura Natural Ingredients Ltd., Inclusion Technologies, FoodFlo International Ltd, Barry Callebaut
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product Type
    • Fruit and Nuts
    • Biscuits
    • Chocolate
    • Flavoured sugar and caramel
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Frozen desserts
    • Confectionary products
    • Snacks and bars
    • Cereal products
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Isreal
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global food inclusions market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.11% during the forecast period.
Food Inclusions Market was valued at US$12.313 billion in 2020.
The global food inclusions market is projected to reach a market size of US$17.455 billion by 2027.
Major industry players profiled as part of the food inclusions market report are Cargill, Incorporated, ADM Company, Archer Daniels, Midland Company, and AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG among others.
Changing dietary conditions serve as one of the drivers driving the global food inclusion market growth in the forecast period.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Covid-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Fruit and Nuts

5.3. Biscuits

5.4. Chocolate

5.5. Flavoured sugar and caramel

5.6. Others



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Frozen desserts

6.3. Confectionary products

6.4. Snacks and bars

6.5. Cereal products



7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Italy

7.4.5. Spain

7.4.6. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Isreal

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific 

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. Australia

7.6.5. South Korea

7.6.6. Indonesia

7.6.7. Thailand 

7.6.8. Taiwan

7.6.9. Others



8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



9.1. Cargill, Incorporated

9.2. ADM Company

9.3. Archer Daniels

9.4.  Midland Company

9.5. AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG


9.7. Taura Natural Ingredients Ltd.

9.8. Inclusion Technologies

9.9. FoodFlo International Ltd 

9.10. Barry Callebaut

Cargill, Incorporated

ADM Company

Archer Daniels

Midland Company

AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG


Taura Natural Ingredients Ltd.

Inclusion Technologies

FoodFlo International Ltd 

Barry Callebaut