Dehydrated Food Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global Dehydrated Food Market is segmented By Type into Spray-dried, Freeze-dried, Vacuum-dried, Drum-Dried, and others; By Product into Dried Processed Food, Dried Fruit & Vegetable, Dried Dairy, Dried Meat & Seafood, and Others; By Distribution Channel into Hypermarket/Supermarket, Convenience Stores, Online Retailing, and Others; and by Geography

Market Snapshot

Dehydrated Food Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.2 %

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Market Overview

Global dehydrated food market is forecasted to register a CAGR of 5.2 % during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The market is mainly driven by the rise in the demand for convenience food items and non-seasonal products as they are featured with increased shelf-life. The emergence of ready-to-eat food products and their growing demand among consumers are expected to have a positive influence on the market’s growth and development.
  • Dehydrated processed food products like pasta and noodles are consumed regularly and are staple foods in many countries, like China and Japan, among others. Europe is the major consumer base for dehydrated food, with the United Kingdom being the major contributor. It is followed by other regions like Asia-Pacific and North America.


Scope of the Report

The market is studied for different types of dehydrated products such as spray-dried, freeze-dried, vacuum-dried, drum-dried, and others available in the market across the globe. There are several dehydrated products which include dried processed food, dried fruit & vegetable, dried dairy, dried meat & seafood, and others. Each of these products is being distributed through various channels such as Hypermarket/Supermarket, Convenience Stores, Online Retailing, and Others, The market is studied for different countries under each region to give a broader perspective of the market.

By Type
By Product
Dried Processed Food
Dried Fruit & Vegetable
Dried Dairy
Dried Meat & Seafood
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Online Retailing
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand For Processed Food Products

The dehydrated food market is being driven by the growth in convenient food products like processed foods and ready-to-eat foods, among others. Furthermore, there exists a wide application of dried food products like nuts, seeds, fruits, spices, and others in the manufacturing of processed foods. With the growing snacking culture among the consumers, dried foods like chips, nuts, popcorns, and others are observing increased demand from consumers, along with new players entering the market. Furthermore, the increased shelf-life of dehydrated snack products adds to its popularity among consumers. Busy lifestyle and the increased number of the working population are major factors contributing to the demand for convenient products like- processed and packaged dried food items as they offer good taste, have preserved nutritional content, can be eaten-on-the-go and involves easy methods of preparation. With the growth in the number of travelers and tourists, camping, hiking, and other activities, there is an increased demand for packaged and processed foods that are manufactured with the help of dehydrating techniques.
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North America Holds A Significant Market Share

Large-scale retail outlets, like Target and Walmart, are trying to gain higher market traction by stocking up freeze-dried food products of brands, like Augason Farms. This, in turn, led to the demand for shelf-stable freeze-dried products, such as freeze-dried vegetables and fruits, including strawberries and blueberries, offered by different players in the market. The location of British Columbia in the disaster-prone zone for earthquakes is prompting many providers of emergency survival foods, such as Total Prepare Canada Inc., to provide freeze-dried foods, like meats, fruits, and vegetables, as emergency food to victims across the country. Thus, people residing in disaster-prone zones are opting for freeze-dried foods to meet their dietary requirements during emergencies. The National Health Services of Mexico has permitted the import of freeze-dried foods, such as seafood, for consumption, if they are pest and disease-free. This, in turn, has increased the scope of international brands and the availability of freeze-dried meat in the country.

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Competitive Landscape

The market studied is fragmented, due to the presence of global and regional players. The manufacturers are focusing on product innovation with changing consumers' preferences. Additionally, expansion is one of the key strategies that global players are adopting, in order to gain competitiveness. Production innovation is one of the most preferred key strategies, as key players are trying to meet the demand and withstand the competition in the market.

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 Force 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Spray-dried

      2. 5.1.2 Freeze-dried

      3. 5.1.3 Vacuum-dried

      4. 5.1.4 Drum-dried

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 By Product

      1. 5.2.1 Dried Processed Food

      2. 5.2.2 Dried Fruit & Vegetable

      3. 5.2.3 Dried Dairy

      4. 5.2.4 Dried Meat & Seafood

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Hypermarket/Supermarket

      2. 5.3.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.3.3 Online Retailing

      4. 5.3.4 Others

    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 & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Kraft Heinz Company

      2. 6.4.2 Van Drunen Farms

      3. 6.4.3 European Freeze Dry

      4. 6.4.4 Mercer Foods, LLC

      5. 6.4.5 Asahi Group Holdings Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Ajinomoto Co. Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Harmony House Foods Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Mother Earth Products

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dehydrated Food Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Dehydrated Food Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Kraft Heinz Company, Van Drunen Farms, European Freeze Dry, Mercer Foods, LLC, Asahi Group Holdings Ltd are the major companies operating in Dehydrated Food Market.

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