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Pickles Market Size - By Source (Fruit, Vegetable, Meat), Packaging Type (Glass Jars, Plastic Containers, Pouches, Cans), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Retail, Specialty Stores), End-use & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7224
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Pickles Market Size

Pickles Market size was valued at USD 12.70 billion in 2022 and is estimated to grow at over 5.8% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The growing trend toward diverse and adventurous eating habits is one of the key demand drivers in the market, with consumers increasingly seeking bold and unique flavors to enhance their meals.

Pickles Market

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Pickles, which come in a variety of flavor profiles and ingredients, are marketed as a versatile condiment that can make up everything from burgers and sandwiches to international cuisine. This demand is being fueled further by the growing popularity of street food and quick-service restaurants, where pickles are frequently used to elevate flavor profiles and provide consumers with a personalized taste experience.


Pickle market growth may be hampered by competition from fresh and healthy snacks. As consumers become more health-conscious and prefer snacks perceived to be healthier, demand for traditional pickles, which can be high in sodium and preservatives, could decline. Fresh alternatives such as yogurt, fruit and vegetable snacks, or nut-based products are frequently appealing to consumers looking for nutritious and low-calorie options. Furthermore, fresh and healthy snacks are frequently more convenient than pickles. They are quick to eat and do not require any preparation.

COVID-19 Impact

The pickles market was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pickles were in higher demand in the early stages of the pandemic as people stocked up on pantry staples. However, as people started to eat out more frequently in the later stages of the pandemic, the demand for pickles fell. However, the pandemic also hampered supply chains, making it challenging for manufacturers to secure raw materials and ship their products.

Pickles Market Trends

The demand for artisanal and small-batch pickles is rising in the pickle industry, driven by consumers looking for authentic, premium, and locally made products. This pattern reflects a rising trend for pickles that are marketed as gourmet and premium options but are made with basic, natural ingredients. In addition to catching the eye of savvy consumers, artisanal pickles are also assisting local businesses and embracing unique, handcrafted culinary experiences.

Pickles Market Analysis:

Pickles Market Size, By Source, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on source, the fruit segment held over USD 5.90 billion revenue in 2022. Pickles made from fruits are becoming more popular as consumers seek healthier and more diverse flavor options. Fruit-based pickles, such as apple, mango, and pear pickles, are becoming increasingly popular due to their natural sweetness and distinct flavor profiles. These pickles are frequently regarded as a fusion of sweet and savory flavors, providing a delectable combination that appeals to a wide range of consumers.

 Pickles Market Revenue Share, By Packaging Type, (2022)

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Based on packaging type, the glass jars segment accounted for 45.4% of the pickles market share in 2022. Pickle packaging in glass jars remains popular due to its numerous advantages. Glass jars are preferred for pickles because they preserve the product's aroma, taste, and quality while also allowing consumers to see the contents. Glass's transparency adds to the visual appeal, while its impermeability protects the pickles from outside influences. Furthermore, the eco-friendliness and recyclable nature of glass aligns with consumers' growing environmental concerns, driving demand for glass jars in the market to greater levels.

Based on end-use, the household segment dominated around USD 7.67 billion revenue in 2022. Pickles are popular in households because of their capacity to lend a zesty and distinct flavor to common foods ranging from sandwiches and burgers to traditional and foreign cuisine. Furthermore, pickles' ongoing popularity as a snack, particularly in handy single-serve packaging, corresponds with the expanding trend of at-home meals and snacking, driving their demand among households even further.

Based on distribution channel, the pickles market size from supermarkets and hypermarkets segment reached USD 5.70 billion in 2022. Pickle sales at supermarkets and hypermarkets have been progressively increasing as these large-format retail stores provide consumers with a wide range of pickle brands and flavors under one roof. Customers value the ease of one-stop shopping and the ability to compare and chose from a large assortment. Furthermore, the availability of promotional offers and displays in these stores frequently drives impulse purchases of pickles, establishing supermarkets and hypermarkets as a crucial distribution route for this versatile condiment.

APAC Pickles Market Revenue, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific pickles market recorded more than USD 4.98 billion revenue in 2022. The Asia Pacific region's diversified culinary preferences, as well as the growing popularity of street food and quick-service eateries, are driving up demand for pickles. Pickles, which come in a variety of flavor profiles and regional types, are becoming an essential feature of Asian cuisine as customers seek for unique and spicy tastes to complement their meals. Furthermore, the convenience aspect, combined with the view of pickles as a complimentary condiment, is boosting their demand across Asia Pacific, making them a popular accompaniment to a variety of local and international dishes.

Pickles Market Share

Major companies operating in the pickles industry include:

  • Conagra Brands Inc.
  • ADF Foods Limited
  • Del Monte Foods Inc.
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Mt. Olive Pickle Company
  • Reitzel SA
  • G.D. Foods Mfg. (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Desai Foods Private Limited
  • Blackpowder Foods
  • Angel Camacho
  • Pinnacle Foods
  • Freestone Pickle Company
  • Wickles Pickles
  • Pacific Pickle Works
  • Maille

Conagra Brands Inc. is a leading North American packaged foods company, and its pickle brand is Vlasic. Vlasic is one of the most popular pickle brands in the United States, and it offers a wide variety of pickles, including dill pickles, sweet pickles, and spicy pickles.

Pickles Industry News

  • In October 2023, Frank's RedHot and Vlasic introduced hot kosher dill pickles. The new line, which is available in three varieties—Kosher Dill Wholes, Kosher Dill Chips, and Kosher Dill Spears—brings the distinctive flavor of Frank's RedHot sauce to Vlasic's dill pickle offerings.

The pickles market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Billion & Kilo Tons from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Source

  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Meat
  • Others

Market, By Packaging Type

  • Glass Jars
  • Plastic Containers
  • Pouches
  • Cans
  • Others

Market, By End-Use

  • Household
  • Foodservice
  • Others

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online Retail
  • Specialty Stores
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Southeast Asia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Manish Mohanan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of pickles reached USD 12.70 billion in 2022 and is set to cross USD 22.36 billion by 2032, attributed to the rising consumer demand for bold and unique flavors to enhance their meals.
Fruit pickles industry generated USD 5.90 billion in revenue in 2022, due to their natural sweetness and distinct flavor profiles along with rising consumer demand for healthier and more diverse flavor options.
Asia Pacific market was valued at USD 4.98 billion in revenue in 2022, driven by the diversified culinary preferences, and the increasing popularity of street food and quick-service eateries in the region.
Some of the leading pickles producers are Conagra Brands Inc., ADF Foods Limited, Del Monte Foods Inc., The Kraft Heinz Company, Reitzel SA, G.D. Foods Mfg. (India) Pvt. Ltd., Desai Foods Private Limited, Blackpowder Foods, Pinnacle Foods, Wickles Pickles, and Pacific Pickle Works.

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 294
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 180
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