Gluten-Free Products Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024
The global gluten-free products market size was valued at US$ 4.5 Billion in 2018. Gluten is a protein that is usually found in wheat products such as bread, baked goods, cereals and pasta. It is also present in barley-based products, including malt, malt vinegar, beer and various food colorings. Gluten provides elasticity and moisture to food products and aids in retaining the product shape while cooking. Although this protein is safe for consumption, it should be avoided by individuals with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, gluten ataxia and wheat allergy. They can choose from a wide range of gluten-free products such as olive oil, eggs, fish, vegetables, fruits and various herbs that assist in boosting energy levels, curing digestive ailments and reducing cholesterol and fat in the body.
The rising prevalence of gluten intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease across the globe is one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. There is growing consumer awareness of the preventive measures that can be taken to manage such ailments, which is catalyzing the demand for easy-to-digest, gluten-free products. Furthermore, owing to the busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, consumers are increasingly opting for gluten-free, ready to eat meals, pasta and baby food products. There is also a growing demand for weight management programs and diet plans that include grain-free food alternatives. Moreover, owing to the thriving e-commerce industry, vendors are adopting online retail systems to provide a broad product range to the consumers. They are also manufacturing attractive and sustainable packaging with clean labeling to gain consumer attention, which is expected to impact the market positively. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global gluten-free products market to reach a value of US$ 6.7 Billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of 6.7% during 2019-2024.
Historical, Current and Future Market Trends
Market Breakup by Product Type:
Breads, Rolls, Buns, and Cakes
Cookies, Crackers, Wafers, and Biscuits
Baking Mixes & Flours
Snacks & RTE Products
Pizzas & Pastas
Condiments & Dressings
Based on the product type, the market has been classified into bakery products, snacks and RTE products, pizzas and pasta, condiments and dressings, and others. Amongst these, bakery products represent the most preferred product category.
Market Breakup by Source:
Rice and Corn
Oilseeds and Pulses
On the basis of the source, the market has been bifurcated into animal and plant sources.
Market Breakup by Distribution Channel:
Drugstores & Pharmacies
The market has been segregated on the basis of the distribution channel into conventional stores (grocery stores, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs and online retailers), specialty stores (bakery stores, confectionery stores and gourmet stores), and drugstores and pharmacies. Conventional stores currently exhibit a clear dominance in the market.
Market Breakup by Region:
Middle East and Africa
On the geographical front, North America represents the largest market share for gluten-free products across the globe. Other major markets include Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.
The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Kraft Heinz Company, Hain Celestial Group, Boulder Brands, General Mills, Pinnacle Foods, Kellogg's, Hero Group, Freedom Nutritional Products, Warburtons, Barilla Group, Glutamel, Raisio Group, Dr. Schär Company, Domino's Pizza Enterprises, Alara Wholefoods Ltd, Genius Foods, Enjoy Life Foods, Silly Yak Foods, etc.
Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the global gluten-free products market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets in the global gluten-free products industry?
What is the breakup of the market based on the product type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the source?
What is the breakup of the market based on the distribution channel?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the global gluten-free products industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global gluten-free products industry?
What is the structure of the global gluten-free products industry and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the global gluten-free products industry?
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