India Processed Cashew Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The India Processed Cashew Market is Segmented by Product Type (Plain/Salted Cashews, Flavored Cashews) and Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialty Stores, Online Retail Stores, Other Distribution Channels).

Market Snapshot

India Processed Cashew Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 9.33 %

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Market Overview

The Indian processed cashew market is projected to register a CAGR of 9.33% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The cashew kernel market has witnessed a rapid shift in the consumption pattern, across India, in recent years, primarily due to the flavored assorted cashew products occupying an increased share in the retail market space.
  • With rising health-consciousness, consumers are preferring to snack healthy, due to which the demand for flavored cashews is rising in India.
  • However, the cashew market in the country is expected to be hindered, as the local population prefers other lighter snacks, available at cheaper prices, for on-the-go snacking.

Scope of the Report

The Indian processed cashew market is segmented by product type into plain/salted cashews and flavored cashews. Based on the distribution channel, the market is segmented as supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, online retail stores, and other distribution channels.

By Product Type
Plain/Salted Cashews
Flavored Cashews
Black Pepper
Other Flavored Cashews
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Specialty Stores
Online Retail Stores
Other Distribution Channels

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Key Market Trends

The Major Market Share is Held by Plain/Salted Cashew

The Indian cashew industry is mostly export-oriented. According to the Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa Development India, as of March 2020, more than 3,900 processing units are functioning in India under the organized and unorganized sectors, with a cashew processing capacity of 16.43 lakh metric ton per year. The plain/salted cashews segment accounts for major share in the processed cashew market, as the majority of Indian consumers are engaged in the habit of consuming cashews in its plain form for nutrition. Plain/salted cashews can be consumed in several ways under food/beverage applications on a household basis, which drives the market for plain/salted cashews across the country. Increased applications of plain cashew in Indian cuisine, especially in desserts, is one of the key factors driving the market.

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Supermarkets/Hypermarkets Occupied the Largest Market Share

Consumers in metropolitan cities and towns prefer supermarkets and hypermarkets to purchase their daily essentials. Marketing the plain and flavored cashews, through this channel, is expected to contribute toward gaining brand visibility. Moreover, the main strategy followed by hypermarkets and supermarkets is expanding the format into Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities, where they are emerging as major competitors for both unorganized and organized retailers. The chief cities where these hypermarkets are coming up are Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Chennai. Moreover, supermarkets/hypermarkets provide attractive offers and discounts to consumers, as they avail discounts on bulk purchases from the manufacturers of energy drinks and other nutritional beverages.

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Competitive Landscape

The basic competition among manufacturers is in terms of quality. The demand for organically-grown nuts has stirred the processors to source their raw cashews from organic farms. Also, since the Indian mindset of buying, is largely dependent on the attractiveness offered by the packaging, the manufacturers are innovating their packaging style to attract the maximum number of individuals toward their product. The cashews can be availed in sealed vacuum packages with zip-locks, in glass bottles, in tins, and in regular packages. Offering cashews in flavors is yet another strategy adopted by the manufacturers to enter the snack market in the country.

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 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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Plain/Salted Cashews

      2. 5.1.2 Flavored Cashews

        1. Black Pepper

        2. Other Flavored Cashews

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Specialty Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Online Retail Stores

      5. 5.2.5 Other Distribution Channels


    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 Delicious Cashew Co.

      2. 6.4.2 Wonderland Foods

      3. 6.4.3 Greendot Health Foods Pvt. Ltd (Cornitos)

      4. 6.4.4 Royal Dry Fruits Pvt. Ltd (Rostaa)

      5. 6.4.5 Nutty Yogi

      6. 6.4.6 Haldirams

      7. 6.4.7 Kalbavi Cashews


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