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

Global Free-From-Food market is segmented by Type (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Allergen-Free, and Other Types); by End Product (Bakery and Confectionery, Dairy Free Foods, Snacks, Beverages, and Other End Products); by Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Online Retail Stores, Convenience Stores, and Other Distribution Channels); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Free From Food Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 9.5 %

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Market Overview

The global free-from-food market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.5%, during the forecast period, 2021 - 2026.

  • The free-from-food market is also thriving in the light of medical advancements that have analyzed and provided a solid understanding of different responses from the immune system, enabling consumers to make conscious decisions in purchasing their food products.
  • The consumer awareness, regarding the labeling of allergen-free and dairy-free products claims, is driving the market for free-from food products. Companies are coming up with innovative products, which meet the allergen-free requirement and provide nutritional benefits.
  • The free-from foods market has accounted for a significant impact of the COVID-19 crisis, as demand was observed to be an uptick in February till April which was the peak time of the crisis. The global free-from foods market is expected to increase in the first and second quarter of 2020 under the COVID-19's strong impact. On the other hand, under the probabilistic scenario, the market is expected to remain under doldrums from the third quarter, affecting the sales of free-from foods.
  • Countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Canada are some of the leading markets in the gluten-free category, whereas dairy-free is led by North America and caffeine-free by Asian markets.

Scope of the Report

The global free-from-food market is segmented by type into gluten-free, dairy-free, allergen-free, and other types. By end product, the market is segmented into bakery and confectionery, dairy-free foods, snacks, beverages, and other end products. By distribution channel, the market is segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, online retail stores, convenience stores, and other distribution channels. Moreover, the study provides an analysis of the free-from-food market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Type
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Allergen Free
Other Types
By End Product
Bakery and Confectionery
Dairy-free Foods
Other End Products
By Distribution Channel
Online Retail Stores
Convenience Stores
Other Distribution Channels
By Geography
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 & Africa
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Gluten-Free Product Development and Associated Labeling Compliance

The global free-from food market is expected to be driven by the pairing-up trend of gluten-free claims, with that of allergens-free label claims. The significant and notable development in the ingredients formulation is also set to provide renewed momentum to gluten-free labeling claims. For instance, a highly functional chickpea flour recently developed by Nutriati is touted to further strengthen the market sentiments. The additional health claims coupled with gluten-free characteristics have attracted greater consumer’s interest that eventually translates into higher sales. The product development is further complimented by increasing emphasis on labeling compliance amid rising prevalence rates for celiac disease. The decent sales growth rate of 7.42%, in 2017 for gluten-free foods in the Canadian marketplace signifies the robust potential for such labeling claims, even in the relatively developed and saturated markets.

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Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region

Asian diets largely vary compared to western food habits. Although each Asian country and region has its distinct flavors and cooking styles, they also have many unifying features, such as high consumption of plant foods, like vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, herbs, and spices. Asian countries hold nearly half of the world’s population. With a geographical base, including countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesian, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and others, the traditional Asian diet covers a lot of territories, in both a geographical and culinary sense. The increase in the demand for free-from food is also leading to a rise in demand for gluten-free and trans-free foods.


Competitive Landscape

The global free-from-foods market is highly fragmented and competitive with the presence of various prominent global and local players. The major players hold less than half of the market. Companies are coming up with innovative products, which are free from allergens and have necessary nutritional benefits. The key players in the market include Conagra Brands Inc., Dr. Schar AG/SpA, Hain Celestial, General Mills, Mondalez International, and Danone SA.

Recent Developments

In April 2021, Australian company The Why Meat Co had created a gluten-free, plant-based sausage roll made with pea protein, harvested from yellow and green split peas.

In January 2019, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc. extended its oats product line with a snack bar product, marking its foray into the snack category. Bob’s Better Bars are gluten-free, non-GMO, and free of soy, dairy, and eggs. Each bar offers up to 7 grams of protein and a good amount of fiber to help fuel runners, parents, kids, and anyone looking for a quick breakfast or meal replacement option. ​

In July 2018, Danone SA launched So delicious dairy free frozen mousse, the latest treat from So Delicious® Dairy Free, makers of delicious dairy free foods and beverages. It is a brand-new line of decadent frozen desserts that have 300-330 calories per pint (110 or less per serving). They are also Non-GMO Project Verified, certified gluten-free and vegan, and made with thoughtful, dairy-free ingredients.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Gluten Free

      2. 5.1.2 Dairy Free

      3. 5.1.3 Allergen Free

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 By End Product

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery and Confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy-free Foods

      3. 5.2.3 Snacks

      4. 5.2.4 Beverages

      5. 5.2.5 Other End Products

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.3.2 Online Retail Stores

      3. 5.3.3 Convenience Stores

      4. 5.3.4 Other Distribution Channels

    4. 5.4 By 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. France

        3. Germany

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. Australia

        4. India

        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. United Arab Emirates

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Strategies adopted by Key players

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Danone S.A

      2. 6.4.2 Conagra Brands Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Doves Farm Foods Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 Dr Schar AG/SpA

      5. 6.4.5 Hain Celestial Group Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Green Space Brands

      7. 6.4.7 General Mills, Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Mondelez International

      9. 6.4.9 Amy's Kitchen, Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 Ener-G Foods, Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Free-from-Food Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.5% over the next 5 years.

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

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

Dr. Schar AG/SpA, Mondelez International, Danone, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, General Mills Inc. are the major companies operating in Free-from-Food Market.

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