The Global Gluten-Free Products Market was valued at USD 8.2 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 15.2 Bn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, spelt, and barley, among other grains. Wheat is by far the most common gluten-containing grain. Glutenin and gliadin are the two primary proteins found in gluten. Gliadin is the ingredient that adversely effects a person’s health. Gluten is generally well tolerated by the majority of individuals. People with specific health conditions, on the other hand, may experience difficulties such as , gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy, and a few additional disorders fall under this category. The foods that do not contain gluten are called as gluten-free foods. Celiac disease patients account for the majority of the gluten-free products market revenue.
Growing population & increasing demand for food products from the corporate sector is anticipated to boost the market growth. Gluten-free products industry trends vary globally, depending on government policies and restrictions. For example, the (EU) No 609/2013 regulation informs consumers about food ingredients. Young people are being encouraged to eat healthy and nutritious foods as a result of increased awareness about healthy eating and an interest in visual appeal. Furthermore, the gluten-free products market is expected to introduce a good impact by food chains and restaurants partnering on internet channels.
Moreover, the rising prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease is predicted to boost demand for gluten-free products, for both developed and developing countries. Gluten sensitivity is present in people with the syndrome, and gluten consumption exacerbates the disease's symptoms. For instance, according to International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders it is believed that 10-15% of the world’s population suffers from IBS. The majority of people with IBS are under the age of 50. Many elderly people, however, are also affected by IBS. Celiac disease is an autoimmune illness in which the small intestine is damaged by gluten indigestion. The increased frequency of these diseases in developed North American and European countries, such as the United States, Canada, Germany, and France, is predicted to fuel the gluten free products market growth during the forecast period.
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Based on type, bakery & confectionary products segment held the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the use of gluten free breads across the globe
Increasing demand for gluten free breads and other bakery products is anticipated to drive the gluten free products market growth. The consumer's attitude regarding gluten in their diet has shifted dramatically, resulting in the acceptance of gluten-free products. Many people eat gluten-free products to lose weight. Consumer demand for innovative goods with health benefits has fuelled the gluten-free products market at a rapid pace.. The global gluten-free products market revenue has been bolstered by increased health consciousness and understanding about the adverse effects of gluten, as well as the rising adoption of gluten free bakery goods.
Based on the applications, the restaurants & hotels segment accounted for the largest market share in the overall gluten-free products market owing to increasing demand for customised foods for people suffering from celiac disease
The restaurants & hotels segment was accounted for the largest market share for global gluten-free products market in the year 2020. The increasing number of restaurants delivering tailored gluten free products in the U.S are expected to support the gluten-free products market growth. The restaurants lists include BJs, P.F. Chang’s, Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, California Pizza Kitchen, Panera Bread, Chipotle, and others. Additionally, the demand for Gluten-Free fast-food joints is expected to drive the gluten free products market growth. For instance,” Five Guys based in the U.S provides hot dogs, burgers, plain milkshakes, and buns that are Gluten-Free.
Based on distribution channel, supermarkets segment accounted for the largest market share in the overall gluten-free products market owing to easy availability of food products in the store
In 2019, independent natural or healthy foods were the main distributors of gluten-free item products, followed by supermarkets. It is the most popular distribution channel since it allows customers to access a wide range of products all under one roof. Pharmacies and club stores are the least popular wholesalers. Due to changing consumer lifestyles and increasing preferences for good diets and lifestyle choices, an independent segment of natural or healthy foods predicts quicker growth in the projection.
Based on regions, the gluten-free products market in Europe accounted for the largest share in 2020 owing to extensive gluten-free products line in this region, followed by North America
Geographically, Europe is estimated to dominate the gluten-free products market in forecast period. The consumption of bakery products, pizzas, and pastas is a daily staple diet throughout Europe. Furthermore, Europe is the hub for bread, pizza, and pasta-making capital of the world. These elements tend to boost the gluten-free products market growth. Gluten-free diets in Europe are more likely to be young millennials, according to DuPont. In addition, the adoption of a gluten-free diet is becoming more popular among physicians, which has boosted the gluten-free products sales in Europe. Additionally, the increasing demand for gluten free oats, is expected to support the market in this region, as they are rich in complex carbohydrates. For instance, Glanbia Ireland intends to harvest the same amount of Gluten Free Oats in 2021 as it did in 2020, notwithstanding the previously extended harvest. In the manufacturing of gluten-free oats, Glanbia Ireland uses a "closed-loop" supply chain (GFO). With 75 devoted growers and a unique supply chain, it is Ireland's only certified gluten-free oats supplier. Thus, gluten free oats in the sector is expected to boost the gluten-free products market demand.
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The outbreak of novel coronavirus has majorly affected the gluten-free products market. The individuals suffering from celiac disease who were already on tailored diet plan were not affected by Covid-19 as they were sold on home delivery services. Nevertheless, people buying raw materials from the nearest store were affected as major food shipments trade that was hampered during the lockdown period due to the imposing of restrictions. For instance, in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EU governments have implemented a variety of measures, including restoring border controls, and limiting free movement of people inside their borders, in an effort to halt the disease's spread., for example, recent national restrictions have contributed to problems such as blocked transportation routes, long lines at border checks for commodity transport, and shortages of seasonal farm workers who can no longer move freely from one Member State to another, as highlighted by regional stakeholders and then addressed by EU-level measures.
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