Bulk Food Ingredients Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Bulk Food Ingredients Market is segmented by Category into Primary and Secondary processed; by Product Type into Grains, Pulses, and Cereals, Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa, Herbs and Spices, Oilseeds, Sugar and Sweeteners, Edible Oils, and Other Product Types; by Application into Bakery and Confectionery, Snacks and Spreads, Ready Meals, and Other Applications; and by Geography

Bulk Food Ingredients Industry Overview

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.9 %

Major Players

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Key Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Bulk Food Ingredients Market Analysis

The bulk food ingredients market is recording a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The market is majorly driven by the evolving lifestyle factors, such as demand for packaged convenience and ready-to-eat foods like confectionery items, biscuits, beverages, chocolates, etc. The robust growth in foodservice retail chains with an increase in the number of eateries and cafes, which purchases a huge quantity of food ingredients from the wholesale supplier has further boosted the market growth. Furthermore, factors such as increasing disposable incomes and rapid urbanization have also increased the demand for processed foods, thus gearing market growth.
  • However, factors such as lack of infrastructure facilities and easy bacterial contamination of bulk food ingredients, along with the volatile price fluctuations of bulk food ingredients are expected to restrain the global market growth.

Bulk Food Ingredients Industry Segments

The market for bulk food ingredients has been segmented by category into primary and secondary precessed; by product type into grains, pulses, and cereals, tea, coffee, and cocoa, herbs and spices, oilseeds, sugar and sweeteners, edible oils, and other product types; and by application into bakery and confectionery, snacks and spreads, ready meals, and other applications. Also, the study provides an analysis of the bulk food ingredients market in the emerging and established markets across the world, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa.

By Category
Primary processed
Secondary Processed
By Type
Grains, Pulses, and Cereals
Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa
Herbs and Spices
Sugar and Sweeteners
Edible Oil
Other Types
By Application
Bakery and Confectionery
Snacks and Spreads
Ready Meals
Other Applications
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 and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Bulk Food Ingredients Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Bulk Food Ingredients Market according to our research experts:

Increased Demand For Convenience Foods

Rising demand for prepared and convenience food products, such as baked goods, snacks, yogurt, ice-cream, beverages, and other ready meals among the consumers have been witnessed with an increasing trend. This is due to the benefits of convenience food, such as lesser preparation time and easy handling that offers an advantage to the consumers in their busy life schedule. Food ingredients purchased in bulk by the primary manufacturing companies make up a very large part of the final product and have a significant impact on the final packaged product. For instance, products, ranging from fat-free dressing, low-fat mayonnaise, sauces, processed meat products, etc., require a broad variety of functional ingredients to provide optimization in terms of stability, creaminess, shelf-life, viscosity, and water absorption, among others.

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Trends

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region

The Asia-Pacific region is witnessed to show the fastest-growing region in the global market, owing to the growing urbanization coupled with increased spending on convenient and ready-to-eat processed foods and improved standard of living in countries like China, India, Malaysia, Australia, and New-Zealand. The increase in global exposure and western lifestyle influence have led to the growing popularity of packaged, processed and ready-to-eat foods in this region. Countries like India have recently witnessed a surge in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from key players operating in the bulk food ingredients market. Moreover, such countries in the Asia-Pacific region also exhibits low-cost labor and lower ingredient prices, thereby providing a further fillip to the market.

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Growth

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Competitor Analysis

The bulk food ingredients market is highly competitive and fragmented in nature, owing to the presence of many regional and domestic players. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers.

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Top Players

  1. Cargill Incorporated

  2. ADM

  3. Associated British Foods plc

  4. Tate & Lyle PLC

  5. DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Cargill Incorporated, ADM, Associated British Foods plc, Tate & Lyle PLC, DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Report - 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 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Category

      1. 5.1.1 Primary processed

      2. 5.1.2 Secondary Processed

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Grains, Pulses, and Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa

      3. 5.2.3 Herbs and Spices

      4. 5.2.4 Oilseeds

      5. 5.2.5 Sugar and Sweeteners

      6. 5.2.6 Edible Oil

      7. 5.2.7 Other Types

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Bakery and Confectionery

      2. 5.3.2 Snacks and Spreads

      3. 5.3.3 Ready Meals

      4. 5.3.4 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Key Players

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Cargill Incorporated

      2. 6.4.2 ADM

      3. 6.4.3 Associated British Foods PLC

      4. 6.4.4 Tate & Lyle PLC

      5. 6.4.5 DuPont de Nemours Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Ingredion Incorporated

      7. 6.4.7 Olam International

      8. 6.4.8 Koninklijke DSM NV

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Bulk Food Ingredients Market Research FAQs

The Global Bulk Food Ingredients Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Global Bulk Food Ingredients Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Cargill Incorporated, ADM, Associated British Foods plc, Tate & Lyle PLC, DuPont de Nemours, Inc. are the major companies operating in Global Bulk Food Ingredients Market.

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