A widening audience for gluten-free products
The global market for Food Allergy and Intolerance Products is projected to surpass $26.5 billion by the year 2017, driven by the increasing number of food allergies and sensitivities across the world. Additionally growth in the marketplace is also expected to stem from the increasing preference for wheat-free and gluten-free diets, advancements in diagnosis of allergies, improved labeling regulations, and also through the launch of innovative and appetizing products.
The United States represents the largest market globally. Over the past one decade, the incidence of food allergy in the US has risen by about 18.5%. The rising incidence of Food Allergy/Intolerance in the US has in fact helped the region to become as a lucrative market for gluten-free foods and other allergy free products. For instance, In the US, about 35 million to 50 million people are allergic to lactose, out of which Asian Americans account for the largest section to be affected with a share of about 90.5%. In addition, a major portion of Native Americans and African Americans also suffer from lactose intolerance. The huge rise in demand for lactose-free products has led several companies to focus on formulation of dairy-free products, through modification of the processing techniques and dosages. Apart from Lactose-free products, the US is also emerging as a lucrative market for gluten-free foods. The US represents the world's largest market for gluten-free products owing to the highly developed processed food market in the country. Many countries have already established or are establishing regulations for governing labeling of allergy invoking foods and ingredients.
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Food Allergy and Intolerance Products in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Gluten-free, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.
The report profiles 130 companies including many key and niche players such as Alpro UK Ltd., Amy's Kitchen, Inc., Doves Farm Foods Ltd., Dr Schar, Dr Schär UK, Enjoy Life Natural Brands LLC, Ener-G Foods, Inc., Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc., General Mills, Inc., Gluten Free Foods Ltd., Glutino Food Group, Kallo Foods Ltd., Livwell Ltd., Nature's Path Foods, Inc, Pamela's Products Inc., Roma Food Products, Semper AB, So Good International, Ltd., The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., and The Village Bakery. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain. Global Industry Analysts ©