North America Food Flavor and Enhancer Market Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

North America Food Flavor and Enhancer Market is Segmented by Type (Natural Flavor, Synthetic Flavor, Nature Identical Flavoring, and Flavor Enhancers); by Application (Dairy Products, Bakery, Confectionery, Processed Food, Beverage, and Others); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016-2025
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 4.78 %

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Market Overview

The North America food flavor and enhancer market is forecasted to witness a CAGR of 4.78% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Food enhancers are widely used in large-scale commercial food production in North America as machine-based production can lean towards bland-tastes which is often standard across a wide range. Hence, food enhancers are widely used in ready-made/processed food and beverage products as well as fast-foods, which have a dominant consumption in the North American Countries.
  • Owing to the rising consumers inclination towards healthier foods among the North Americans, food manufacturers are constantly quitting the usage of predominant synthetic flavors, resulting in surge for natural flavors, which is driving the market studied.

Scope of the report

The North Amercia food flavor and enhancer market is segmented by type such that into natural flavor, synthetic flavor nature identical flavoring, and flavor enhancers. Moreover, by application the market is segmented into dairy products, bakery, confectionery, processed food, beverage, and others. By country, the market is segmented into United States, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America.

By Type
Natural Flavor
Synthetic Flavor
Nature Identical Flavoring
Flavor Enhancers
By Application
Dairy Products
Processed Food
By Country
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Rising Demand for Ready to Serve/ Ready to Eat Food Products​ Driving the Market

Owing to the fast-paced lifestyle of the generation residing in the North American countries and moreover growing expat population in the Canada, consumers are increasingly inclining towards convenience food products, including instant soups, sauces, noodles, baked goods, and other ready meals, owing to their instant nature i.e. lesser preparation time and easy handling.​

However, despite the need to rely on comfort foods, consumers are reluctant to compromise on flavor. Younger age group in precise, are the primary consumer base constantly willing to discover varied culinary traditions, in interest of their taste buds.​

Moreover, RTE products such as instant noodles, ice creams, and soups are few of the most vulnerable food cuisines to be experimented based on flavors. Americans are constantly looking for different flavors to try while purchasing instant noodles, such as Soy Sauce flavor and traditional beef, chicken, shrimp, and others flavor.​ Therefore, this factor is expected to drive the demand for the food flavor and enhancer in the region.

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Increasing Consumer Inclination Toward Clean Label Claim​

For countries like United States and Canada, consumers today are resourceful to identify the products formulation and the quality of ingredients used by the manufacturer. As the consumers learn more about their food and ingredients used during processing, they shape the products they want to find on the shelf.​

Moreover, the products with clean label claims such as free-from, natural, and minimally processed tend to most interest the consumers of these countries.

As a result, the sales of products with clean label claims rose significantly, pulling the associated ingredient market from USD 5892 million in 2016 to USD 6895 million in 2019, in United States.​

Nonetheless, major food companies such as Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nestle, Campbell, Kraft, etc. have assured to restrict the use of artificial additives and flavors from their product formulations, portraying promising future of clean label flavors in the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The North America food flavor and enhancer market is a competitive, which is foreseeing continuous growth year-on-year. Some of the prominent players in the market studied are Givaudan, Sensient, Symrise AG, and Archer Daniels Midland Company. Companies are coming up with new and innovative flavors, preferably, clean-label ingredients, which are naturally derived, as the demand for these type of food and beverage ingredient is expected to drive the revenues of the companies operating in this market.

Major Players

  1. Sensient Technologies Corporation

  2. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.


  4. Givaudan

  5. Archer Daniels Midland Company

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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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Natural Flavor

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic Flavor

      3. 5.1.3 Nature Identical Flavoring

      4. 5.1.4 Flavor Enhancers

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy Products

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Confectionery

      4. 5.2.4 Processed Food

      5. 5.2.5 Beverage

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 By Country

      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 Positoning of the Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Sensient Technologies Corporation

      2. 6.4.2 International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 KERRY GROUP

      4. 6.4.4 Givaudan

      5. 6.4.5 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      6. 6.4.6 Symrise AG

      7. 6.4.7 Firmenich SA

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Food Flavor and Enhancer Market market is studied from 2016 - 2025.

The North America Food Flavor and Enhancer Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.78% over the next 5 years.

Sensient Technologies Corporation, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. , KERRY GROUP, Givaudan, Archer Daniels Midland Company are the major companies operating in North America Food Flavor and Enhancer Market.

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