Middle East and Africa Freeze-Dried Product Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

Middle East and Africa Freeze-Dried Food Market are segmented by Type (Freeze-Dried Fruits, Freeze-Dried Vegetables, Freeze-Dried Beverages, Freeze-Dried Meat and Seafood, Freeze-Dried Dairy Products, and Prepared Food), by Distribution channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialist Retailers, Online Retail, Other Distribution Channel) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:



6.19 %

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Market Overview

Middle East and Africa freeze-dried product market are growing at a CAGR of 6.19% during the forecast period (2020-2025). 

  • The consumers in the region are attracted to ready-to-eat foods where there is less time consumption involved in the preparation of food. The concept is majorly popular among the working class people and youth.
  • The quality and hygiene requirements of freeze-dried products are being met by the manufactures. The companies are expanding their facilities and product portfolio, due to the growing demand for ready-to-eat food in the Middle East and Africa.

Scope of the Report

Middle East and Africa Freeze-Dried Food Market is segmented by product type, distribution channel, and geography. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into Freeze-Dried Fruits, Freeze-Dried Vegetables, Freeze-Dried Beverages, Freeze-Dried Poultry, Meat and Seafood, Freeze-Dried Dairy Products, and Prepared Food. On the basis of distribution channel , the market is segmented into Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialist Retailers, Online Retail, Other Distribution Channel. On the basis of geography, the study provides an analysis of the Freeze-Dried Food market in the emerging and established markets across the region, including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Rest of Middle East & Africa.

By Product Type
Freeze-dried Fruits
Freeze-dried Vegetables
Freeze-dried Beverages
Freeze-dried Coffee and Tea
Other Freeze-dried Beverages
Freeze-dried Dairy Products
Freeze-dried Meat and Seafood
Prepared Foods
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Specialist Retailers
Online Retail
Other Distribution Channel
By Geography
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Saudi Arabia Witnessed as Fastest Growing Country

Consumers, especially the youth population in Saudi Arabia, are becoming increasingly aware of healthy lifestyles and the importance of consuming healthy meals. The adoption of an active lifestyle has led to health-conscious individuals turning towards healthy snacks such as freeze-dried fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants and fiber. The increasing awareness and demand for freeze-dried products in Saudi Arabia have led to immense growth opportunities for freeze-dried food manufacturers to increase the sale of their products in the country.

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Increased Instore Purchases of Products in South Africa

The availability of varied freeze-dried products coupled with transparency has led to consumers purchasing the products from offline stores. These stores conduct in-store promotional activities which further enhances product awareness and knowledge among consumers. The modern grocery stores dominated the market by offering in-store promotions on selected items, as well as discounts through loyalty programs, thereby leading to increased knowledge of foods like freeze-dried products among people in the country. 

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Competitive Landscape

Nestle SA, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.,  Harmony House Foods Inc., and Paradise Fruits are some of the companies leading the freeze-dried foods market in the Middle East and African region. Production innovation is one of the most preferred key strategies, as key players are following to meet the demand for nutritional snacks and withstand the competition in the region. Also, The major food and beverage manufacturers are focusing on introducing new ready-to-eat food products in the market, in order to cater to the growing interests of the consumers.

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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 Freeze-dried Fruits

      2. 5.1.2 Freeze-dried Vegetables

      3. 5.1.3 Freeze-dried Beverages

        1. Freeze-dried Coffee and Tea

        2. Other Freeze-dried Beverages

      4. 5.1.4 Freeze-dried Dairy Products

      5. 5.1.5 Freeze-dried Meat and Seafood

      6. 5.1.6 Prepared Foods

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Specialist Retailers

      4. 5.2.4 Online Retail

      5. 5.2.5 Other Distribution Channel

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Saudi Arabia

      2. 5.3.2 South Africa

      3. 5.3.3 Rest of Middle East & 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 Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.

      2. 6.4.2 Expedition Foods Limited

      3. 6.4.3 Harmony House Foods, Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Nestle SA

      5. 6.4.5 Paradise Fruits

      6. 6.4.6 Ajinomoto General Foods Inc. (AGF)

      7. 6.4.7 OFD Foods Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Thrive Life, LLC

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

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