Global Mustard Market - Segmented by Form, Application, Distribution Channel, and Geography (2018 - 2023)
Global mustard seed production amounted to 766 thousand tons in 2015, rising by 12.3% against the production in 2014. The global mustard market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period, (2018 - 2023).
In 2015, Heinz brought its yellow mustard to stores across the United States, to dominate the traditional barbecue condiments. Heinz mustard has been sold through the company's foodservice business, owing to the product availability in bulk packages at stadiums and restaurants. However, the company’s presence at the United States grocery stores in not that great. Further, Heinz is taking on French's, owned by England-based Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc.
Growing awareness on the health benefits associated with mustard
The growing consumer interest towards different taste preferences and eating habits are increasing the condiment sauces demand. The choice for healthy eating has increased the proportion of domestic food consumption and the usage of condiments sauces, globally. Growing health concerns is one of the main factors that is making consumers shift towards products like superior quality condiments sauces, as it contains less salt and sugar. It is commonly paired with meats and cheeses; added to sandwiches, salads, hamburgers, corn dogs and hot dogs. Moreover, it is used as an ingredient in many dressings, glazes, sauces, soups and marinades. The busy lifestyle of working population is another major factor.
Wide applications for culinary purposes
Mustard is used as a flavoring agent and culinary preservative, globally. Further, the dried yellow mustard acts as a flavoring agent in salad dishes, mayonnaise and dips. In addition, it is used for preparing condiments such as table mustard. The whole mustard seeds give a great flavoring to pickles and dips. It serves as a cooking oil for deep frying or preparing stir-fry vegetables. The yellow mustard flour has good emulsifying and stabilizing qualities, which helps in the sausage preparation.
The mustard greens can be added to soups and serve as the main course with corn bread, popular in North India during winters, as well. Moreover, mustard is used to retard the fermentation process while making apple ciders and prevent meat products spoilage.
North America Condiment industry is the major market for mustard
The global mustard market is segmented by form, application and distribution channel. Based on form, the global mustard market is classified as whole seed, powder, paste, oil and others. The market is segmented, based on application, into culinary uses, in different oil industries, spices & seasonings (as a condiment), processed food and other sectors. The distribution channel segment has sub-segments as the convenience store, specialty store, online, departmental stores, hypermarkets and others.
Mustard plants are popularly cultivated in North Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Mustards are native to Asia Minor; however, now it is cultivated as one of the main commercial crops in Canada, India, China and temperate climates of the European region. The major market for yellow mustard is the North American condiment industry. Europe is the major market for brown mustard for use as a condiment, often in the form of specialty mustards. Asia-Pacific is the major market for oriental mustard for use as spicy cooking oil and condiments.
Heinz, with the Ketchup's Got a New Mustard” (a campaign focusing on mustard product’s use of 100% natural ingredients) launched by the Berkshire/3G company, made a big push into the United States mustard market. Heinz and Kraft are planning a merger, which is expected to give the combined company a big slice of the condiments market.
Major Players: BACKWOODS MUSTARD COMPANY, MUSTARD AND Co.,WOEBER’S, UNILEVER, BOAR'S HEAD, BERTMAN ORIGINAL BALLPARK MUSTARD, CHARROUX, COLMAN'S, MCCORMICK FOODS, FRENCH’S
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