Gluten-Free Desserts and Ice Creams Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Gluten-free Desserts & Ice Creams Market is segmented by Type (Dessert and Ice-Cream), By Distribution Channel (Supermarket/Hypermarket, Convenience store, Specialty Stores, Online Retailers, and Others), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecast for the Gluten-Free Desserts & Ice Creams Market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 6.2 %

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Market Overview

The global gluten-free dessert and ice cream market is growing at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

COVID-19 is likely to continue its impact on the worldwide food business and its associated industries like the gluten-free ice cream and dessert market. According to experts, the ice cream industry, which was pegged at around USD 21 billion in 2019 by Euromonitor, has lost around 38% of its sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The drop in consumption is largely due to adherence to prescribed norms of movement restriction, which has led to the closure of retail channels, vending carts, etc., and hence the drop in consumption.

Wheat, barley, rye, and their derivatives are a few of the ingredients used in the manufacturing of ice cream that contains gluten. An increase in the number of people with gluten intolerance, allergies, and celiac disease is driving the market. Other groups of consumers are wheat allergy, autism, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the people following the ‘free from’ trend who are engaged in the consumption of gluten-free products.

However, one of the major challenges for the growth of the global gluten-free dessert and ice cream market is the high price of gluten-free products compared to regular dessert and ice cream products, which is attributed to the high production cost and the cost of high-quality raw materials used.

Scope of the Report

The global gluten-free dessert and ice cream market has been segmented by types which include dessert and ice cream, and dessert and ice cream are further bifurcated into yogurt, pastries, and others. On the basis of distribution channels, the market is segmented into supermarket/hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, online retailers, and others. The report further analyzes the global scenario of the market in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, the Middle East, and Africa. The report offers market size and forecast for the Gluten-Free Desserts & Ice Creams Market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

By Type
Dessert
Yogurt
Pastries
Others
Ice-Cream
By Distribution Channel
Supermarket/Hypermarket
Convenience Stores
Specialty Stores
Online retailers
Others
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Spain
United Kingdom
Germany
France
Italy
Russia
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
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 Consumption of Gluten-free Products

Celiac disease, which is an auto-immune disorder affecting the small intestine, caused by a reaction to gluten, proteins found in wheat and other grains, has been found to increase in recent years. A survey was carried out by the Mayo Clinic, which showed the three groups of people opting for a gluten-free diet. The first is the one with diagnosed celiac disease, the second with undiagnosed celiac disease, and the third group consists of the people without celiac disease and who are avoiding gluten. Wheat, barley, rye, and their derivatives are a few of the ingredients used in the manufacturing of ice cream that contains gluten. An increase in the number of people with gluten intolerance, allergies, and celiac disease is driving the market. Other groups of consumers are wheat allergy, autism, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the people following the ‘free from’ trend who are engaged in the consumption of gluten-free products.

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Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region of the Market

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are the fastest growing region in the market that are accepting gluten-free products such as desserts and ice-creams in recent years as this segment has been one of the vital, healthy alternatives for gluten intolerance and health-conscious people. Also, improved disposable income of the emerging markets region with significant spending of the upper-class population on healthy foods has fueled the market growth. Leading players in the market, such as Haagen Dazs and Ben and Jerry's, have been involved in launching new dairy-free varieties to continue their brand presence among consumers. However, in contrast to sorbets, other dessert products aim to emulate the creamy textures and flavors of the product, which has been a challenge for food scientists.

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Competitive Landscape

The gluten-free dessert and ice cream market is highly competitive in nature, having a large number of domestic and multinational players competing for market share and with innovation in products being a major strategic approach adopted by leading players. Some of the major players are Unilever, Nestlé SA, The Hain Celestial Group Inc., Conagra Brands, Inc., and General Mills Inc. Additionally, Gluten-Free Desserts and Ice Creams industry developments include asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures or collaborations, license agreements, R&D efforts, investments, and new product launches are included.

Major Players

  1. Unilever

  2. Nestlé SA

  3. The Hain Celestial Group Inc.

  4. Conagra Brands, Inc.

  5. General Mills Inc.

Unilever, Nestle SA, The Hain Celestial Group Inc., Conagra Brands, Inc, General Mills Inc., Blue Bell Creameries, Lotte Confectionery, Breyers

Recent Development

  • In April 2021, General Mills, Inc. launched new gluten-free yogurt with a new Ratio Protein. Made with ultrafiltered nonfat milk and whey protein, dairy-based snacks contain 25 grams of protein and 3 grams of sugar per serving. Ratio Protein yogurt is packaged in single-serve cups and is available in five flavors, including strawberry, vanilla, blueberry, coconut, and key lime. Each cup contains 170 calories, 7 grams of net carbs, and 4 grams of fat.
  • In January 2021, Prerna’s Handcrafted Ice Cream introduced India’s first gluten-free dairy ice creams that are prepared with low-fat cream (no milk at all) and have no stabilizers, no emulsifiers, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, or thickeners added to them.
  • In March 2020, Jolly Llama introduced new coconut-powered ice cream cones and sandwiches free of dairy and gluten. Crafted with smooth and creamy coconut-powered ice cream, the NEW Jolly Llama Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Sandwiches are available in both Premium Vanilla and Cool Mint Chocolate Chip.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Dessert

        1. 5.1.1.1 Yogurt

        2. 5.1.1.2 Pastries

        3. 5.1.1.3 Others

      2. 5.1.2 Ice-Cream

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarket/Hypermarket

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Specialty Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Online retailers

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.3.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 Spain

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 Germany

        4. 5.3.2.4 France

        5. 5.3.2.5 Italy

        6. 5.3.2.6 Russia

        7. 5.3.2.7 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.3.3.3 India

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 South Africa

        2. 5.3.5.2 United Arab Emirates

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    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 Unilever

      2. 6.4.2 Nestle SA

      3. 6.4.3 The Hain Celestial Group Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Conagra Brands, Inc

      5. 6.4.5 General Mills Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Blue Bell Creameries

      7. 6.4.7 Lotte Confectionery

      8. 6.4.8 Breyers

      9. 6.4.9 Mars, Incorporated

      10. 6.4.10 The Pastry Pantry

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Gluten-Free Desserts and Ice Creams Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Gluten-Free Desserts and Ice Creams Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.2% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Unilever, Nestlé SA, The Hain Celestial Group Inc., Conagra Brands, Inc., General Mills Inc. are the major companies operating in Gluten-Free Desserts and Ice Creams Market.

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