Food Stabilizer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Food Stabilizer Market is segmented by Source (Natural and Synthetic), Type ( Alginate, Agar, Gelatin, Guar Gum, Cellulose and Cellulose Derivative, and Other Types); Application (Bakery/Confectionery, Dairy, Meat/Poultry, Beverages, Sauces & Dressings, and Others); and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East and Africa). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of the value (in USD million).

Market Snapshot

Food Stabilizer Market Growth
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.8 %

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Market Overview

The global food stabilizer market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID19 crisis had a significant effect on the market. The manufacturers of food stabilizers have terrifically faced the consequences; this was due to the closures of the various manufacturing unit, which resulted in deceleration of the production of the food stabilizers across the globe. For instance, Kerry Group plc, one of the major players in this industry, had estimated a fall in revenue of 6% in fiscal 2021.

The food stabilizer market is driven by increasing demand for convenience food and the rising influence of westernized food consumption patterns paired with a growing preference for specialized and customized blends by food and beverage processing which has propelled the application of food stabilizers in the market.

The growing demand for quick-service restaurants across the globe is one factor driving the food stabilizer market because of the growing demand for different cuisines from various parts of the world.

Scope of the Report

A stabilizer is an additive to food that helps to preserve its structure. The global food stabilizer market has been segmented by source into natural and synthetic sources of stabilizers. Natural stabilizers can be bifurcated into plant, microbial, and animal-sourced food stabilizers. The market is also segmented by type of alginate, agar, gelatin, guar gum, cellulose and cellulose derivatives, and other types. By application, the market is segmented into bakery/confectionery, dairy, meat/poultry, beverages, sauces & dressings, and others. Geography segmentation includes countries of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East and Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on the value (in USD million).

By Source
By Type
Guar Gum
Cellulose and Cellulose Derivative
Other Types
By Application
Bakery & Confectionery
Meat & poultry
Sauces & Dressings
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
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increased Demand for Processed Food

With the changing lifestyle of the consumers, the consumer prefers more healthy foods than food with a high percentage of oil and fats. Rising demand for prepared and convenience food products such as baked goods, breakfast cereals, cheese, meat, and other beverages has witnessed an increasing trend. This is also 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 schedules. Food stabilizers make up a tiny part of the final product, but they 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 wide variety of functional ingredients to optimize stability, creaminess, shelf-life, viscosity, and water absorption, among others.

Food Stabilizer Market Trends

Europe is the Largest Market

Growing preference for specialized and customized blends by confectionery and bakery product manufacturers is driving demand for food stabilizers in the regions. Also, the demand for natural ingredients in packaged food has influenced ingredient buying behavior, which is expected to drive the demand for natural stabilizers in the region. Eventually, the key players in the market are focusing on expansion and product development to gain market share in the food stabilizer market. Food stabilizers play a significant role in providing food with a better aroma, color, and texture. The consumers in this region are more into bakery-based products. In contrast, the cuisines such as Italian foods are dragging pr capita spending towards the final products due to the taste of these foods worldwide.

Food Stabilizer Market Size

Competitive Landscape

The market studied is highly competitive. This is due to the presence of domestic and international players in this sector. The major players in the industry are Cargill, Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, Kerry Group plc, DuPont's, and BASF SE. Key players are focusing on product development and innovation to meet the consumer's needs by offering a variety in taste and product quality to maintain premiumization. Some of the major players use mergers and acquisitions as their key strategy. The strategy to follow mergers and acquisitions by these top players is to sustain and secure a leading position in the industry. This will enable the companies to maintain dominance over other players, and the companies can remain a strong competition for other players in the market.

Recent Development

  • In 2021, DuPont's Nutrition & Biosciences Business merged with IFF, which is an expert in the sector of food and biosciences. According to the company, the merger can enable IFF's expertise in food flavors and fragrances; this can help DuPont to lead positions in probiotics, enzymes, and food protection. Thus, this merger strategy is based on expanding business and sustaining a dominating position in the market.
  • In 2021, Kerry Inc. acquired Niacet, a market leader in food preservation technologies. According to the company, the strategy behind this acquisition is to enable the company to strengthen the core of the business in technological segments, which will lead to better production of quality products. Thus, the company is eventually targeting to expand the product portfolio so that more refined and quality products can be offered to the consumers and the company can sustain its position in the sector of market leaders.
  • In 2020, Tate & Lyle acquired Sweet Green Fields (SGF), a leading global stevia solution. The strategy behind this acquisition is to enable the expansion of the company's stevia products with the expertise provided by Sweet Green Fields.

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 By Source

      1. 5.1.1 Natural

        1. Plant

        2. Microbial

        3. Animal

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Alginate

      2. 5.2.2 Agar

      3. 5.2.3 Gelatin

      4. 5.2.4 Guar Gum

      5. 5.2.5 Cellulose and Cellulose Derivative

      6. 5.2.6 Other Types

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Bakery & Confectionery

      2. 5.3.2 Dairy

      3. 5.3.3 Meat & poultry

      4. 5.3.4 Beverages

      5. 5.3.5 Sauces & Dressings

      6. 5.3.6 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. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        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. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle-East and 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 Cargill, Incorporated

      2. 6.4.2 Tate & Lyle PLC

      3. 6.4.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      4. 6.4.4 Ashland Inc

      5. 6.4.5 Kerry Group plc

      6. 6.4.6 Palsgaard A/S

      7. 6.4.7 Nexira SAS

      8. 6.4.8 DuPont's

      9. 6.4.9 Ingredion Incorporated

      10. 6.4.10 BASF

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Food Stabilizers Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Food Stabilizers Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.8% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Cargill, Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, Kerry Group plc, DuPont's , BASF SE are the major companies operating in Food Stabilizers Market.

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