North America Food Additives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

The North America Food Additives Market is Segmented by Type (Preservatives, Sweeteners, Hydrocolloids, Food Colorants, Sugar Substitutes, Emulsifiers, Anti-caking Agents, Enzymes, Food Flavors and Enhancers, and Acidulants), Application (Confectionery, Dairy and Frozen, Bakery, Meat, Poultry, and Sea Food, Beverages, and Other Applications), and Country (United States, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America). The report offers market size and forecast in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

North America Food Additives Market - Summary
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 5.5 %

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Market Overview

The North American food additives market is anticipated to record a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecasted period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many opportunities for several private players to emerge in the market to cater to the inflated demand for food products, which, in turn, benefitted the additive manufacturers. The need for innovative snack products was consistently high in developed countries like the United States due to the convenience of storing, usage, and rapid provision of nutrition and energy on consumption. Also, immunity was one of the popular trends. Immunity-boosting ingredients, particularly turmeric, elderberry, echinacea, citrus, and berry flavors, perform well with those looking for a quick fix in their diet. For instance, elderberry was among the flavors consumed increasingly during the pandemic as it is known to boost immunity. Thus, the market saw growth even during the pandemic. The staple trend of natural ingredients became more pronounced as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted consumers to opt for more natural additives associated with perceived healthful attributes.​

The market was led by chemical preservatives, such as benzoates, nitrites, and propionates. However, growing consumer awareness of the adverse impacts of chemical additives is pressurizing the food and beverage industry to introduce natural additives. A complex regulatory environment is another major restraint in the market.

Rising demand for meat and poultry products is expected to boost growth. Manufactures such as Corbion NV use vinegar and jasmine extract as an anti-oxidant and citrus powder to prevent moisture migration of the product.​

Scope of the Report

Food additives are substances added to food to maintain or improve its safety, freshness, taste, texture, or appearance. The North American food additives market is segmented by type, application, and geography. For each segment, the market sizing and forecast have been done based on value (in USD million).

By Type
Sugar Substitutes
Anti-caking Agents
Food Flavors and Enhancers
Food Colorants
By Application
Bakery Products
Dairy and Frozen Food
Meat, Poultry, and Sea Food
Other Applications
By Geography
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Specialty Ingredients

The demand for specialty food ingredients is high due to the broader technological and functional benefits that these ingredients offer in terms of high quality, safety, affordability, nutrition, and deliciousness of processed food products. Natural, functional, and convenient products that can deliver nutritional benefits without sacrificing taste continue to tap into major trends driving the healthy beverage market. Functional food ingredients are the dominant specialty ingredients used in many applications and are growing rapidly in the US market. Food manufacturers are infusing food products with vitamins and minerals to increase the health benefits of their products. Increasing consumption of specialty food products is expected to drive the regional market during the forecast period.

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The United States Holds a Major Share

Consumers in the United States are leaning toward healthy food ingredients. The prevalence of obesity and diabetes in the country is forcing consumers to focus on an improved lifestyle. The demand for functional food products due to their fortified, enriched, or enhanced food qualities is increasing in the United States market.​ Rising demand from various end-user industries in the country, such as processed food, nutraceutical, and consumer goods, is a major factor that is expected to boost the US specialty food ingredient market over the forecast period. In addition, the growing demand for retail foods due to the increasing retail chains in the country may drive the market’s growth in the future.

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Competitive Landscape

The North American food additives market is fragmented, with the presence of various players. The key players in the market are Cargill Incorporated, Kerry Inc., Corbion NV, Tate & Lyle, and Archer Daniels Midland Company. The key strategies adopted by the players to maintain a footprint in the food additives market include investments in the capacity expansion to meet the growing demand, new product launches to expand their consumer base, and partnerships/agreements/joint ventures to widen their reach and increase their product distribution.

Major Players

  1. Cargill Incorporated

  2. Tate & Lyle

  3. DuPont

  4. Archer Daniels Midland Company

  5. Novozymes AS


Recent Developments

  • In February 2021, International Flavors & Fragrances merged with DuPont’s Nutrition and Biosciences Business. The combined company will continue to operate under the name IFF. The merger solidifies IFF's place as one of the largest players in the ingredients space.
  • In March 2021, Univar Solutions Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor and a provider of value-added services, expanded its agreement with Sensient Technologies to distribute Univar’s synthetic coloring products in Mexico for the food, beverage, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical markets. This announcement is part of an existing relationship that includes a current distribution agreement with Sensient in Canada and Europe.
  • In March 2021, Corbion Solution delivered consumer-friendly dough conditioning that lets bakers scratch DATEM. The latest addition to the company’s Pristine® range enabled bakers to overcome common quality hurdles such as wheat protein inconsistencies and high-speed processing without relying on gluten supplementation and traditional solutions like DATEM.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Preservatives

      2. 5.1.2 Sweeteners

      3. 5.1.3 Sugar Substitutes

      4. 5.1.4 Emulsifiers

      5. 5.1.5 Anti-caking Agents

      6. 5.1.6 Enzymes

      7. 5.1.7 Hydrocolloids

      8. 5.1.8 Food Flavors and Enhancers

      9. 5.1.9 Food Colorants

      10. 5.1.10 Acidulants

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery Products

      3. 5.2.3 Dairy and Frozen Food

      4. 5.2.4 Meat, Poultry, and Sea Food

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Mexico

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of North America


    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 Cargill Incorporated.

      2. 6.4.2 DuPont

      3. 6.4.3 Kerry Group PLC

      4. 6.4.4 Tate & Lyle PLC

      5. 6.4.5 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      6. 6.4.6 Corbion NV

      7. 6.4.7 Novozymes AS

      8. 6.4.8 Koninklijke DSM NV

      9. 6.4.9 BASF SE

      10. 6.4.10 Sensient Technologies

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Food Additives Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The North America Food Additives Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the next 5 years.

Cargill Incorporated, Tate & Lyle, DuPont, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Novozymes AS are the major companies operating in North America Food Additives Market.

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