Global Bacon Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Global bacon market is segmented by Type (Standard Bacon and Ready-to-eat Bacon), Distribution Channel (Foodservice) Full-service restaurants, Quick-service restaurants, Cafes and Bars, and Other Foodservice Channels) and Retail (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, Online Stores, and Other Retail Channels)) and Geography

Market Snapshot

Bacon Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: South America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.24 %
Bacon Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The global bacon market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.24% during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

  • Consumers are increasingly demanding ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook meat products with better taste and quality. The increase in consumer awareness and acceptance regarding the convenience of meat products are among the important factors driving the growth of the market studied.
  • Foodservice outlets have increased their menu options, by offering a wide range of products containing bacon, thereby, boosting the market growth.

Scope of the Report

The global bacon market is segmented by type into standard bacon and ready-to-eat bacon. Based on the distribution channel, the market studied segmented into foodservice channels and retail. The foodservice channel is further fragmented into full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, cafes and bars, and other foodservice channels. Retail channels are further classified into supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, online stores, and other retail channels. The report further analyses the global scenario of the market, which includes detail analysis on North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa.

By Product Type
Standard Bacon
Ready-to-eat Bacon
By Distribution Channel
Foodservice Channel
Full-service Restaurants
Quick-service Restaurants
Cafes and Bars
Other Foodservice Channels
Retail Channel
Specialty Stores
Online Stores
Other Retail Channels
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rapid Growth of the Foodservice Industry

The foodservice market is primarily driven by the increasing frequency of dining out, amidst time-pressed schedules and the growing influence of cross-culture dietary patterns, due to the strong presence of international companies. Quick-service restaurants are considered as fast-food outlets, and they are popular in the United States and Canada, owing to the busy schedule and hectic lifestyle of consumers in the country. Companies, such as McDonald’s and Starbucks Corporation, are also undertaking expansion plans, rolling out innovative menus, and enhancing their portfolios by including more products, such as bacon burgers. This, in turn, increases the demand for bacon.

Bacon Market Key Trends

North America Witnessed Largest Market Share

North America holds the major share of the global bacon market. Consumers from North America, especially the United States and Canada, have started opting for meat-based breakfast options, including bacon, over other breakfast options, such as pancakes, due to the changing palates and willingness to try new products. Fast-food chains, such as Burger King, Carl's Jr., and McDonald’s, have introduced more bacon options in different flavor profiles to their food menus, in order to improve consumer satisfaction, thereby, boosting market sales in the region. Moreover, as the meat sector is a great source of pride and prosperity to many Canadians, the government is taking initiatives to help the producers and processors of bacon become more innovative and competitive in the domestic and the international markets, thereby, enabling rapid growth of the market in the region.

Bacon Market Growth Rate By Region

Competitive Landscape

The global bacon market is highly fragmented and comprises regional and international competitors. The market is dominated by players, like Hormel Foods Corporation, Tyson Foods, Inc., The Kraft Heinz Company, WH Group Limited, among others. The leading players in the bacon market enjoy a dominant presence worldwide. These players focus on leveraging the opportunities posed by emerging markets to expand their product portfolio, so that they can cater to the requirements for various segments, such as soup, burger, sandwich, etc. In order to gain competitive advantage, the key players try to differentiate their offerings and compete on different factors, including product offerings, ingredients, price, quality, and marketing activities.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Standard Bacon

      2. 5.1.2 Ready-to-eat Bacon

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Foodservice Channel

        1. Full-service Restaurants

        2. Quick-service Restaurants

        3. Cafes and Bars

        4. Other Foodservice Channels

      2. 5.2.2 Retail Channel

        1. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

        2. Specialty Stores

        3. Online Stores

        4. Other Retail Channels

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Hormel Foods Corporation

      2. 6.3.2 Tyson Foods Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 The Kraft Heinz Company

      4. 6.3.4 WH Group Limited

      5. 6.3.5 JBS SA

      6. 6.3.6 Fresh Mark Inc.

      7. 6.3.7 Maple Leaf Foods

      8. 6.3.8 Seaboard Corporation

      9. 6.3.9 Great British Meat Co.

      10. 6.3.10 Maple Leaf Foods

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Bacon Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Global Bacon Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.24% over the next 5 years.

South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Hormel Foods Corporation, Tyson Foods Inc., The Kraft Heinz Company, WH Group Limited, Fresh Mark Inc. are the major companies operating in Global Bacon Market.

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