Bulk Food Ingredients Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Bulk Food Ingredient Companies and is segmented by Category (Primary and Secondary Processed), Product Type (Grains, Pulses, and Cereals, Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa, Herbs and Spices, Oilseeds, Sugar and Sweeteners, Edible Oils, and Other Product Types), Application (Bakery and Confectionery, Snacks and Spreads, Ready Meals, and Other Applications) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa).

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Size

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 4.90 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration High

Major Players

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Bulk Food Ingredients Market Analysis

The bulk food ingredients market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.9% over the next five years.

  • The bulk ingredients market is driven by lifestyle factors such as the demand for convenient, packaged, and ready-to-eat foods, including confectionery items, biscuits, beverages, and chocolates. The growth in food service retail chains with an increasing number of eateries and cafes has boosted the market. These establishments purchase a significant quantity of food ingredients such as grains, spices, and herbs from wholesale suppliers. In response to market demand, players are launching new products, such as Emami Group's Mantra Spices, a range of spices launched across India in July 2022.
  • Changing lifestyles, western culture adoption, and an increasing working population are also driving the growth of the bulk ingredients market. Additionally, the shift towards tea and coffee beverages over carbonated drinks is expected to drive market growth. Market players are launching different types of herbal and ayurvedic teas that are also beneficial to health, increasing their demand in many parts of the world. For example, Herbal Green Tea launched a range of herbal teas to improve lifestyles in India in October 2021. As a result, the market is expected to grow over the next five years.
  • However, the lack of infrastructure facilities and the easy contamination of bulk food ingredients, along with volatile price fluctuations, may restrain the global market growth. Players in the market need to focus on developing robust supply chains and storage facilities and maintaining hygiene standards to mitigate these challenges.

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Trends

Increased Demand for Convenience Foods

  • The demand for convenient and prepared food products continues to grow, fueled by changing lifestyles and an increasingly busy working population. Consumers appreciate the reduced preparation time and easy handling that convenience foods offer. This trend has led to an increase in demand for bulk food ingredients among food manufacturers.
  • Moreover, consumers are now more conscious of the ingredients used in their food products and are demanding clean labels and organic ingredients. Natural ingredients, such as organic spices, grains, and other raw materials, offer numerous benefits over synthetic ingredients, and market players are incorporating them into their food and beverage offerings. In July 2022, Sweegen Inc launched a line of Stevia-based sweeteners extracted from organic stevia that can be used in soft drinks and other products. 

Bulk Food Ingredients Market: Consumer Expenditure on Food and Beverages, in USD Million, United Kingdom, 2018-2021

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region

  • Due to urbanization, a growing working population, and the influence of Western culture, there has been an increase in consumer demand for processed food. Additionally, market growth is being driven by the increasing trend of vegan and non-genetically modified organism (GMO) foods. 
  • Plant-based products are particularly popular in Asian countries, leading to a growing demand for organic and non-GMO ingredients like grains, pulses, and cereals in the region. In addition, countries such as China, India, and Japan have a strong inclination toward tea consumption, and as a result, the demand for tea is increasing in the region.
  • In September 2022, Dabur India entered the premium tea category with the introduction of a new product called Dabur Vedic Tea, which is a premium category of black tea that falls under the health supplements section of the market. Over the medium term, the market is expected.
Bulk Food Ingredients Market:  Market Size (%), By Region, Global, 2022

Bulk Food Ingredients Industry Overview

The market for bulk food ingredients is characterized by intense competition and fragmentation, with numerous regional and global players operating in the sector. Key players in the market include Cargill Incorporated, Associated British Foods plc, Tate & Lyle PLC, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and Archer Danials Midland Company. These leading companies have adopted various strategic approaches, such as mergers, expansions, acquisitions, and partnerships, as well as new product development, to enhance their brand presence and increase their market share among consumers.

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Leaders

  1. Cargill Incorporated

  2. Associated British Foods plc

  3. Tate & Lyle PLC

  4. DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

  5. Archer Danials Midland Company

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Concentration
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Bulk Food Ingredients Market News

  • February 2023: Reinforcing its commitment to expand the edible oils portfolio to South India, Cargill has announced the launch of Gemini Pureit in Karnataka. The Gemini Pureit brand will be available to consumers across stores in four Southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
  • November 2021: Cargill Incorporated acquired an edible oil refinery located in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. Cargill's investment to acquire and upgrade the facility will significantly expand its edible oil production capacity and footprint in southern India and strengthen its existing supply chain to meet growing customer demand.
  • October 2021: Sweegen Inc expanded its sweetener portfolio with the launch of zero-calorie, high-intensity sweetener brazzein. The sweetener claims to be 500-2000 times sweeter than regular sugar and can be used in food and beverage products.

Bulk Food Ingredients Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 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 Category

      1. 5.1.1 Primary Processed

      2. 5.1.2 Secondary Processed

    2. 5.2 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 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 Strategies Adopted by Key Players

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Cargill Incorporated

      2. 6.3.2 Archer Danials Midland Company

      3. 6.3.3 Associated British Foods PLC

      4. 6.3.4 Tate & Lyle PLC

      5. 6.3.5 DuPont de Nemours Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Ingredion Incorporated

      7. 6.3.7 Olam International

      8. 6.3.8 Koninklijke DSM NV

      9. 6.3.9 Sweegen Inc

      10. 6.3.10 Hain Celestial Group (Celestial Seasonings)

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Bulk Food Ingredients Industry Segmentation

Bulk food ingredients refer to raw or semi-processed food materials purchased in large quantities from wholesale suppliers. These ingredients are often used in the food processing and manufacturing industry to produce a wide range of food products, including snacks, beverages, baked goods, and more. Some common examples of bulk food ingredients include grains, flour, sugars, spices, oils, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.

The market for bulk food ingredients has been segmented by category into primary and secondary processed. By product type into grains, pulses, cereals, tea, coffee, 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. By geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East and Africa.

The market sizing has been done in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Primary Processed
Secondary Processed
Grains, Pulses, and Cereals
Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa
Herbs and Spices
Sugar and Sweeteners
Edible Oil
Other Types
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 Research FAQs

The Bulk Food Ingredients Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.90% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Cargill Incorporated, Associated British Foods plc, Tate & Lyle PLC, DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and Archer Danials Midland Company are the major companies operating in the Bulk Food Ingredients Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Bulk Food Ingredients Market.

The report covers the Bulk Food Ingredients Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Bulk Food Ingredients Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Bulk Food Ingredients Industry Report

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Bulk Food Ingredients Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)