Bacon Industry Overview
|Study Period:||2018 - 2028|
|Fastest Growing Market:||South America|
|Largest Market:||North America|
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
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Bacon Market Analysis
Over the next five years, the global bacon market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.24 percent.
The key factor driving market expansion is the increasing demand for ready-to-eat (RTE) and ready-to-cook (RTC) foods due to an increased working population, hectic lifestyles, and changing dietary patterns. Aside from that, rising consumer awareness and acceptance of convenience meat products with improved flavor, quality, and shelf life is driving up demand for bacon. In addition, increased consumption of meat products such as bacon as part of paleo and keto diet regimens among health- and fitness-conscious customers is fueling market expansion. Also, many market leaders are making new versions of their products, like low-calorie and gluten-free bacon, so they can offer more products and stay ahead of the competition.
Foodservice outlets have increased their menu options by offering a wide range of products containing bacon, thereby boosting market growth. The demand for bacon has increased as the demand for meat protein has surged, in addition to the development and growth of meat processing technology. Furthermore, rising demand for foods containing bacon, such as pizza, breakfast sandwiches, appetizers, and hamburgers, has raised market demand for bacon. However, bacon contains a substantial quantity of sodium and fat, which raises the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, and growing consumer awareness about these factors has been limiting the growth of the bacon market. However, the emergence of new goods such as turkey bacon has opened up new avenues for market expansion.
Bacon Industry Segments
Bacon is a form of pork that is usually created from the side of a pig that has been cured and smoked after the spare ribs have been removed. 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 food service channels and retail. The food service channel is further fragmented into full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, cafes and bars, and other food service 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 a detailed analysis of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. The report offers the market size and forecasts of the market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.
Bacon Market Trends
Rapid Growth of the Foodservice Industry
The food service market is primarily driven by the increasing frequency of dining out, amidst time-pressed schedules and the growing influence of cross-cultural dietary patterns, due to the strong presence of international companies. Quick-service restaurants are considered fast-food outlets, and they are popular in the United States and Canada, owing to the busy schedules and hectic lifestyles of consumers in those countries. 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 is also commonly served as a side dish, added as a flavoring agent or accent, and used in a variety of cuisines, including salads, sandwiches, soups, and desserts such as maple bacon ice cream. It comes in a variety of forms, including slabs, standard sliced, thin sliced, thick sliced, ends, and pieces. As a result of its unique, smoky flavor and longer shelf life, bacon is popular among people of all ages.
To cater to the growing demand in the market, the players in the market have been focused on product launches. For instance, in June 2022, Umaro Foods' novel seaweed bacon was launched in several renowned United States restaurants. Umaro Foods is introducing seaweed-based bacon into three US restaurants for the first time, allowing customers to try the brand's novel protein. UMARO bacon will be featured in various specialty dishes at San Francisco's Michelin-starred Sorrel Restaurant, New York City's Egg Shop, and Nashville's D'Andrews Bakery and Cafe. The company intends to expand into more restaurants in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and elsewhere.
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North America Witnessed Largest Market Share
North America accounts for the lion's 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 their 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 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 for many Canadians, the government is taking initiatives to help the producers and processors of bacon become more innovative and competitive in the domestic and international markets, thereby enabling rapid growth of the market in the region.
In recent years, the region has seen a surge in interest in barbecue and port-centric worldwide dishes, which has fueled the emergence of various pork varieties and recipes. Among the pork types are bold, quality bacon such as applewood-smoked bacon, thick-cut bacon, and candied bacon. Bacon manufacturers were able to design new products with a blend of distinct flavors to fulfill the expanding consumer demand due to increased consumption and preference for a range of bacon. For instance, in March 2022, Seaboard Foods, which is based in Merriam, Kan., launched its "top tier" of bacon under its Prairie Fresh USA Prime brand. The bacon brand extension began after the corporation introduced the pork brand.
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Bacon Market Competitor Analysis
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, and 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 portfolios so that they can cater to the requirements of various segments, such as soup, burgers, sandwiches, etc. In order to gain a competitive advantage, the key players try to differentiate their offerings and compete on different factors, including product offerings, ingredients, price, quality, and marketing activities.
Bacon Market Top Players
Hormel Foods Corporation
Tyson Foods Inc.
The Kraft Heinz Company
WH Group Limited
Fresh Mark Inc.
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
Bacon Market Recent Developments
- August 2022: Hormel Foods planned to deploy a new business model. Hormel Foods Corp. launched a new business strategy with three divisions: retail, food service, and international. The new operating model is intended to support Hormel's strategic priorities, which include expanding its food service leadership, protecting and growing its core brands, accelerating global growth, amplifying its scale in snacking and entertaining, enhancing the growth of its cultural and food-forward portfolios, and transforming the company. Their growth in the food service channel is driven by their portfolio of value-added products and market leadership in the pizza toppings and bacon categories.
- February 2022: Since customers have become more interested in protein-rich foods in recent years, Tyson worked hard to update its processes. The corporation has pledged to invest USD 1.3 billion in automation over the next three years in order to increase manufacturing capacity and efficiency. In October 2022, Tyson said that the new Kentucky bacon production plant would use "state-of-the-art" robotics and automated technologies.
Bacon Market Report - Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 Product Type
5.1.1 Standard Bacon
5.1.2 Ready-to-eat Bacon
5.2 Distribution Channel
5.2.1 Foodservice Channel
184.108.40.206 Full-service Restaurants
220.127.116.11 Quick-service Restaurants
18.104.22.168 Cafes and Bars
22.214.171.124 Other Foodservice Channels
5.2.2 Retail Channel
126.96.36.199 Specialty Stores
188.8.131.52 Online Stores
184.108.40.206 Other Retail Channels
5.3.1 North America
220.127.116.11 United States
18.104.22.168 Rest of North America
22.214.171.124 United Kingdom
126.96.36.199 Rest of Europe
188.8.131.52 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America
184.108.40.206 Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle East & Africa
220.127.116.11 South Africa
18.104.22.168 Rest of Middle East & Africa
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
*List Not Exhaustive
6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Hormel Foods Corporation
6.3.2 Tyson Foods Inc.
6.3.3 The Kraft Heinz Company
6.3.4 WH Group Limited
6.3.5 JBS SA
6.3.6 Fresh Mark Inc.
6.3.7 Maple Leaf Foods
6.3.8 Seaboard Corporation
6.3.9 Great British Meat Co.
6.3.10 Maple Leaf Foods
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
8. ABOUT US
Bacon Market Research FAQs
What is the study period of this market?
The Global Bacon Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.
What is the growth rate of Global Bacon Market?
The Global Bacon Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.24% over the next 5 years.
Which region has highest growth rate in Global Bacon Market?
South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.
Which region has largest share in Global Bacon Market?
North America holds highest share in 2022.
Who are the key players in Global Bacon Market?
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.
Global Bacon Industry Report
In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Global Bacon Market sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Global Bacon Market research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Global Bacon Market report PDF.