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Air-Dried Food Market Size By Product (Fruits, Vegetables, Coffee Beans, Herbs, Meat), By Form (Powder & Granules, Chunks/Pieces, Flakes), By B2C Distribution Channel (Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Retailers), By B2B End-user (Hotels & Restaurants, Bakery Chains, Pet Food, Processed Food), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 - 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4406
  • Published Date: Oct 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

Air-Dried Food Market Size

B2C Air-Dried Food Market size was valued at over USD 19 billion in 2018 and is estimated to exhibit over 10% growth through 2026. B2B Market exceeded USD 65 billion in 2018 and will grow with more than 7.5% CAGR till 2026. 

Rapidly growing packaging sector will trigger the air-dried food market growth over the upcoming years. These products are widely incorporated for making downstream packaged food items. Rising population and increasing disposable income levels have led to the increased consumption of packaged foods over the past few years. Due to lifestyle changes and busy schedules, people do not get enough time to prepare meals. Hence, they are opting for less time-consuming options such as packaged foods in recent times. Such trends will boost the air-dried food industry over the forecast period.

Air Dried Food B2C Market

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Air drying is a process of removing moisture content from various food items in order to extend their shelf life and prevent bacterial contamination. Air drying is based on the principle of evaporation in which water is removed with the help of heated air. Different techniques such as hot air drying, microwave drying, twin stage air drying, etc. are used in this process. Air dried food retains most of the appearance and color with respect to original food products. As moisture content is significantly reduced, it aids in preventing growth of bacteria responsible for food spoilage thereby extending shelf life of food products. Most of the nutritional value of these food products remain intact and no extra preservatives or colors are added during the process of air drying. These above-mentioned benefits are responsible for rising popularity of the product among consumers, thus boosting air-dried food market demand.

Industry growth may be hindered by high costs associated with the product. The product costs are relatively higher than fresh food products owing to processing requirements and higher product shelf life. Additionally, less awareness about the product within developing countries may restrict their growth in upcoming years. Many consumers still believe air drying leads to reduction of quality characteristics of food products. People lack knowledge about usage of these products in preparation of various recipes, dishes, meals, etc. All these factors may pose significant threat to the air-dried food market demand between 2019 and 2026.

Air-Dried Food Market Analysis

Air dried food products primarily include fruits, vegetables, coffee beans, herbs & meat. Coffee beans are likely to clutch a significant share of more than 1/3rd the overall air-dried food market in 2018. Positive trends associated with spray dried instant coffee powders is the key factor driving the coffee beans sector. Spray drying process ensures an efficient dehydration of coffee beans, preserving the flavor and natural essence. In addition, air dried coffee beans are also procured in bulk amounts by many coffee chains such as Starbucks, Tully’s Coffee, etc. Other products covered in the report include fruits, vegetables, herbs, and meat. Air dried vegetables will be popular due to high demand from hotels and restaurants for preparation of delicious meals from fresh produce.

Powder & granules held majority share in the air-dried food market in 2018. Continued and strong growth can be attributed to popularity of spray dried coffee powders which will be a major driving factor. Air dried fruits and vegetable-based powder & granules can be easily added into baked goods and meals for enhancing nutritional value and taste. Chunks and flakes, on the other hand, are widely used in breakfast meals, and ready-to-eat food items.

Online platforms are gaining popularity among the customers over supermarkets & hypermarkets, and convenience stores as they are cost effective and convenient. Online retailers are equipped with consumer-friendly navigation tools in order to provide delightful shopping experience to consumers. They provide better return policies and shipping services than other types of retail outlets. Online channels also provide price comparison systems and attractive discounts in order to lure customers into buying various products. Online retailing of air-dried food has a good future and can be boosted further with advanced logistics and quick delivery timelines.

Processed food Vs other B2B air-dried food market

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Hotels & restaurants, bakery chains, pet food and processed food dominated the B2B air dried food distribution. Processed food held a major chunk of the overall B2B air-dried food market share in 2018. Processed foods include savory snacks, cereals, cookies, pastries & fast foods. Urbanization, demographic shifts, and superior branding efforts by major companies will be popular impact forces affecting the B2B market for air dried food.

Air-dried food market regional consumption

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Asia Pacific will exhibit promising trends in air-dried food market during the forecast time span. The working population in this region are now shifting towards ready-to-eat and easy-to-prepare meals and convenience foods, which will bolster the product growth. Favorable trends associated with regional packaged foods sector is going to augment the product sales in near future. Large scale product usage in processed & pet food companies, hotels & restaurants, and bakery chains are expected to drive the regional industry by 2026. North American and European consumers are well aware about product benefits and use them in daily meals & breakfasts. Presence of large number of retail outlets in these regions will also catapult the air-dried food market statistics in given timeframe.

Air-Dried Food Market Share

Various manufacturers have adopted different strategies such as new product development & differentiation, mergers & acquisitions, production capacity expansion, diversification of sales & distribution network, etc. to gain competitive advantage. For instance, Royal Ridge Fruits increased its production capacity to cater the rising demand from food industry. Nestle S.A. and Mondelez International Inc. are the leading product manufacturers in the world with their spray dried coffee powder segments.

There are many mid and small-scale players present in the market, catering to the local or regional demand. Some such companies in air-dried food market include

  • B-B Products (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • BCFoods
  • Dehydrates Inc.
  • DMH Ingredients, Inc.
  • Berrifine A/S
  • Howenia Enterprise Co. Ltd.
  • Freeze-Dry Foods GmbH
  • La Frubense
  • Milne Fruits Products, Inc.
  • Saraf Foods Ltd.
  • Seawind Foods
  • Royal Ridge Fruits

Air-dried food market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

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B2C Market By Product

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Coffee beans
  • Herbs
  • Meat

B2C Market By Form

  • Powder & granuels
  • Chunks/pieces
  • Flakes

B2C Market By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets & hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online retailers

B2B Market By Product

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Coffee beans
  • Herbs
  • Meat

B2B Market By Form

  • Powder & granuels
  • Chunks/pieces
  • Flakes

B2B Market By End-user

  • Hotels & restaurants
  • Bakery chains
  • Pet food
  • Processed food
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE 
    • Kuwait
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Air drying is a process of removing moisture content from various food items in order to extend their shelf life and prevent bacterial contamination.
Global market for air dried food will achieve over 10.5% CAGR from 2019 to 2026.
Rising products demand from processed food and bakery chains will be key driving factors for the growth of global air-dried food industry.

Air-Dried Food Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2018
  • Companies covered: 19
  • Tables & Figures: 492
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 383
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