Meat Snacks Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers the Global Meat Snacks Market by Application and is segmented by product type (jerky, stick, sausage, and other product types), by distribution channel (convenience stores, supermarket/hypermarkets, online retail stores, and other distribution channel types), and by geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The market size and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for the above segments.

Meat Snacks Market Size

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Meat Snacks Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 19.37 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 26.75 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.67 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia
Largest Market North America

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Meat Snacks Market Major Players

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Meat Snacks Market Analysis

The Meat Snacks Market size is estimated at USD 19.37 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 26.75 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.67% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The market is primarily driven by the consumer’s preference for on-the-go snacking products that contain additional nutritional value added to the product. Meat snack products such as sausages, jerky, and sticks are popular among consumers for their taste and ease of availability in the market. Sausages made out of pork, beef, and chicken are extensively consumed as they are much more familiar and easily available in the market. Brands such as Banquet, Jimmy Dean, Applegate, Prunell, and others were among the popular sausage retailers in the market. For instance, According to the National Hotdog and Sausage Council, the retail sales of dinner sausages were about 1.2 billion pounds with USD 5.3 billion spent on dinner sausages in 2022.

Additionally, the benefits of consuming organic plant-based food, free from chemical additives, are expected to increase the demand for meat alternatives. The market is driven by the increased demand for snacks rich in nutrients, such as omega-3s, iron, and vitamin B12, resulting in players introducing fortified meat snack products. Portable snacks such as jerky, sticks, and sausages make it a convenient option for consumers requiring healthy meat snacks on the go.

Furthermmore, the processing modifications, such as slow meat roasting and value addition with exotic spices as exhibited by brands such as Wild Zora and Wilde Boldr, have captured the younger consumers' imaginations, who are seeking complete and portable protein snacking solutions. The emerging popularity of grass-fed meat snacks that are preservative-free and portion-controlled with a variety of flavor profiles and bite types is expected to sustain the growth of meat snacks in relatively mature markets of developed countries.

Meat Snacks Market Trends

Rising Demand for Convenient Snacking Options

Consumers are constantly seeking convenient snacking options that are being upgraded by significant manufacturers operating in the meat snacks market. Meat snacks are becoming extremely popular, especially among the working population of the country and the rising young generation of consumers due to their hectic lifestyles. According to Convenience Store Products magazine, in 2021, meat snacks generated nearly USD 2.16 billion in sales in convenience stores in the United States. Among traditional jerky brands, the Old Trapper was the third most-sold product in United States convenience stores.

Consumers' snacking habits are becoming more sophisticated, and they often crave functional benefits. This trend eventually led to a surge in demand for specialist snacks like meat snacks, a quick food product made from various types of meat, including beef, turkey, and pork. Further, consumers tend to look for snacks with high protein and traditional meat items reinvented with more complex flavor combinations and formulations for a natural product image. For instance, in March 2021, Cherkizovo Group launched its new meat snack product range under the Cherkizovo Premium brand in three groups: pork, chicken, and turkey snacks. The snacks are made of cured and dried meat. Also, introducing less-common protein sources, including turkey, seafood, and game meats, and expanding offerings in the refrigerated case through power packs, bars, and deli bites, is giving the category a new push and an opportunity for more snack occasions.

Meat Snacks Market - Sales of Dried Meat Snacks in Convenience Stores, in USD million, United States, 2017-2021

North America Holds a Prominent Share in The Market

The North American region dominates the global savory snack market as consumers prioritize the portability, convenience, and indulgence offered by savory snacks. Additionally, the snackification trend among the consumers in the region is an all-day habit, with snacking at least once a day among all ages consumers. Moreover, consumers in the market prefer to consume more snacking products over standard meals resulting in increasing sales of meat snacks as consumers would want to compensate for their nutrition intake with healthy alternatives. For instance, the Food and Health Survey Spotlight of 2022 has revealed that about 73% of consumers snack once a day and 14% of these consumers tend to snack more than twice a day.

Also, with the increasing popularity of grab-and-go protein snacks, producers of jerky and dried meat snacks are capitalizing on the concept by introducing new products to meet the growing demand. Players are also concentrating on producing premium products, intending to entice North American consumers of the higher income group with their no-preservative and additive products, thus, driving the segment. For instance, in March 2023, Chomps company launched two new flavors of meat snack products in the beef category in the United States. As per the company, the products are Taco Beef and Habanero Beef containing 10 grams of protein, 100 calories, and no added sugar. 

Meat Snacks Market: Market Share, in %, By Geography, Global, 2021

Meat Snacks Industry Overview

The Global Meat Snacks Market is highly competitive, with key players such as Meatsnacks Group, Link Snacks Inc., Golden Valley Natural, LLC, ConAgra Brands Inc., and Hormel Foods Corporation. Owing to the rapidly developing market, launching a new product is one of the essential strategies to gain a competitive edge. The players in the market have also been adopting expansion as a critical strategy, followed by mergers and acquisitions. These strategic moves have proven successful for global players seeking to strengthen their presence in the market.

Meat Snacks Market Leaders

  1. LINK SNACKS, INC.

  2. Golden Valley Natural, LLC

  3. ConAgra Brands Inc.

  4. Hormel Foods Corporation

  5. Meatsnacks Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Meat Snacks Market News

  • October 2023: Meat snack brand, Country Archer Provisions, launched two new meat snack products including Rosemary Turkey Mini Sticks and Original Beef Jerky Snack Packs. As per the company, the portioned protein snacks offer clean-label ingredients for health-conscious consumers. Furthermore, the company claims that the Rosemary Turkey Mini Sticks are fortified with herbs and spices like rosemary, basil, thyme, garlic, and onion, and the original Beef Jerky Snack Packs are made from grass-fed beef combined with spices like garlic and onion powder.
  • September 2023: A United States-based company Volpi Foods expanded its presence in the meat snacks category with a new line of Salami Stix. The company claims the products to be high-quality, all-natural with the best ingredients. Furthermore, the company asserts the products are available in 2-oz packages, in two flavors, Spicy and Original.
  • April 2023: Doki Foods, a New Delhi-based startup launched chicken chips and buffalo jerky in the country. As per the company, the products are available in flavors like Korean Gochujang, Tokyo Teriyaki, and Telicherry pepper.

Meat Snacks Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and 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

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Demand for Convenient Snacking Options

      2. 4.1.2 Increase in Demand for New and Innovative Flavored Meat Snacks

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Fluctuations in the Price of Raw Materials

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Jerky

      2. 5.1.2 Sticks

      3. 5.1.3 Sausages

      4. 5.1.4 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores/Grocery Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Online Retail Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Other Distribution Channels

    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 Germany

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Spain

        5. 5.3.2.5 Russia

        6. 5.3.2.6 Italy

        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 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 ConAgra Brands Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Hormel Foods Corporation

      3. 6.3.3 Link Snacks Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Golden Valley Natural, LLC

      5. 6.3.5 The Meatsnacks Group

      6. 6.3.6 Bridgford Foods Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 Monogram Food Solutions LLC

      8. 6.3.8 Sweetwood Smoke & Co.

      9. 6.3.9 Wild West Jerky

      10. 6.3.10 Country Archer Provisions & WorldPantry.com LLC

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

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Meat Snacks Industry Segmentation

Meat snacks are on-the-go food products that are made from different animal sources such as beef, turkey, poultry, and more. They are also available in a variety of pre-packaged formats, depending on preference. The meat snacks market is segmented by type, distribution channel, and geography. By type, the market is segmented by jerky, stick, sausage, and other product types. By distribution channel, the market is segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores/grocery stores, online retail stores, and other distribution channels. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, the Middle East, and Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD).

Product Type
Jerky
Sticks
Sausages
Other Product Types
Distribution Channel
Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
Convenience Stores/Grocery Stores
Online Retail Stores
Other Distribution Channels
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Spain
Russia
Italy
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
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Meat Snacks Market Research FAQs

The Meat Snacks Market size is expected to reach USD 19.37 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.67% to reach USD 26.75 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Meat Snacks Market size is expected to reach USD 19.37 billion.

LINK SNACKS, INC. , Golden Valley Natural, LLC, ConAgra Brands Inc., Hormel Foods Corporation and Meatsnacks Group are the major companies operating in the Meat Snacks Market.

Asia is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Meat Snacks Market.

In 2023, the Meat Snacks Market size was estimated at USD 18.16 billion. The report covers the Meat Snacks Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Meat Snacks Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Meat Snacks Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Meat Snacks market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Meat Snacks analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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