Factors such as increasing population of working parents and rising awareness about food & health safety are promoting growth of packaged and frozen food industry. Similarly, increasing number of working women along with fast paced lifestyle have also propelled adoption of packaged baby foods. Increased awareness on nutritional requirements at baby’s early development stage and need of safer baby food options is increasing parent’s reliance on baby food products.
Dairy products market is expected to grow due to wider acceptance of functional dairy products, such as probiotics. Introduction of new frozen dessert, ice cream, cheese and yogurt product lines are also expected to drive overall dairy market. The market is also boosted by growing health concerns associated with non- vegetarian foods. Traditional supply chain channels remain a challenge for the dairy industry.
Food additives, both natural and synthetic, are being increasingly used to enhance the appearance and taste of food and to preserve their flavour. The demand for natural additives such ribonucleotides and monosodium glutamate is increasing in spite of their higher cost and other limitation because of increasing health awareness among the customers.
In addition, increasing health consciousness is also propelling a shift towards natural, less processed organic foods. There is an increasing customer perception that conventional foods can cause health problems in long term because they are cultivated with synthetic ingredients and pesticides. Consequently, customer preference is increasing for chemical free organic foods over conventional foods.
ASDReport.com has an extensive repository of reports on food sector. The reports provide insights on various subsectors of food sector like, additives & supplements, baby food, meat & poultry and much more