The processed food is frozen to control the microbial growth and to retain the quality of processed products over long period. The frozen processed food products are stored under recommended temperatures to maintain their quality. They are perceived as natural and healthy food product, which is fueling the growth of the market.
Global frozen processed food was valued at US$ 167115.0 Mn in 2021 in terms of revenue, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.84% during the forecast period (2022 to 2030).
The changing lifestyles of the global population marked with busy schedules are driving the consumption of frozen processed food worldwide. With less time to cook nutritious meals, an increasingly high number of consumers are opting for convenient meal options. This trend is especially making a pronounced impact on the revenues of the frozen processed food market in countries such as India, the U.S., China, and the Philippines.
Furthermore, increasing disposable incomes are also contributing toward the growth of this market. According to Coherent Market Insights in 2020, states that growing number of households with refrigerators in developing countries will also help fuel the demand for frozen processed food items in the near future. The market will also receive an impetus from the introduction of innovative frozen processed food items that cater to the unique needs of the fitness- and health-conscious consumers. Additionally, a thrust on marketing products as healthy and natural will be a game-changing trend for frozen processed food brands.
The spread of the COVID-19 disease has somehow affected the frozen processed food market also. As a result, due to the border lockdowns in several countries throughout the world, the market value was highly affected. However, the lockdowns majorly affected the manufacturing and production of such products that are ready to go on a larger scale, thus inhibiting the frozen processed food market growth.
Figure 1. Global Frozen Processed Food Market Value Share (%), By Region, 2021
The growing preference for fresh and natural food products, as well as the increasing need for constant temperature monitoring, are expected to hinder the frozen foods market growth rate, while a lack of cold chain infrastructure in developing economies will pose a restraint for frozen processed food market over the forecast period.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 167115.0 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017-2020||Estimated Year:||2022|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR:||4.84%||Forecast Period:||2022-2030|
Nestle S.A., ConAgra Foods, Inc., Kraft Foods Group, Inc., Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd, BRF S.A., General Mills, Inc., Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., and Unilever Plc.
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The rising prevalence of gluten-free dietary lifestyles among consumers owing to various health benefits offered by these products will further boost the market for gluten-free ready meals. For instance, in March 2022, Halo Top, an ice-cream brand from Wells Enterprises, Inc. launched a line of fruity frozen desserts with new sorbet pints. These products are available in three juicy flavors including raspberry, mango, and strawberry. In addition, these products are made up of real fruits, with less sugar & calories and vegan certified, and gluten-free.
Growing penetration of companies on e-commerce websites with the ongoing trend of consumers opting for online distribution channels to directly get their food delivered at home will drive the market in the forecast period. For instance, in March 2022, GoodPop frozen pops, a provider of food products launched a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified organic pops that are 100% fruit juice-based and made with no added sugar.
Figure 2. Global Frozen Processed Food Market Value Share (%), By Product Type, 2021
Major players operating in the global frozen processed food market include Nestle S.A., ConAgra Foods, Inc., Kraft Foods Group, Inc., Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd, BRF S.A., General Mills, Inc., Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., and Unilever Plc.
Frozen food processing is the chemical or mechanical process of altering cooked food or ingredients and freezing it at recommended temperatures. The process food combines raw food ingredients to produce convenience marketable food products. They are easy to prepare as compared to fresh food and hence are gaining popularity among the population.
Consumer demand for convenience foods has grown substantially over the past decades. Consumers are more inclined toward convenience food products, such as baked goods, confectioneries, beverages, and other ready meals, due to their ease of preparation and consumption. The demand for ready-to-eat food products is increasing rapidly due to the drastic shift in dietary habits among consumers. Additionally, the increasing urbanization is likely to boost the growth of this trend.
More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and virtually all the countries worldwide are becoming increasingly urbanized. According to the United Nations World Urbanization Report in 2019, the urban population of the world has grown rapidly from 4.28 Billion in 2019 to 4.46 Billion in 2021, which indicates that almost 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. As a result, urban consumers are gaining exposure to a much wider choice and better food availability than those living in rural areas. Moreover, this urbanization trend contributes significantly toward improved living standards and rising incomes, which influences the affordability of frozen food products to a greater extent.
Furthermore, with rising urbanization, the demand for convenience food products is increasing rapidly due to the changing lifestyles, the rising number of nuclear families, and a significant increase in faced-paced work environments. These factors accelerate the growth of the frozen food products market.
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