The global free-from food market grew at a CAGR of around 8% during 2015-2020. Free-from food refers to a subset of clean-label edible products that are beneficial for maintaining good health and wellbeing. They primarily include gluten-free, allergen-free, vegan, GMO-free, and lactose-free food products. Free-from food comprises of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, cereals, pulses, spices, dairy items, etc. These products follow strict cultivation standards and are free from pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics, etc. The global market for free-from food is primarily driven by the rising consumer health consciousness, along with increasing demand for clean-label food products.
The high prevalence of numerous lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular ailments, etc., is currently augmenting the demand for healthy food items. Additionally, the rising concerns towards the presence of synthetic additives, preservatives, and GMOs in conventionally processed food products are further propelling the market for free-from food. Apart from this, the elevating consumer living standards supported by their growing disposable income levels have increased the per capita expenditures on high-quality and premium food products. Moreover, the rising occurrence of lactose- and gluten-intolerance ailments have led to the adoption of healthy lifestyle choices, particularly among the millennial population. The market is also driven by the growing demand for processed and frozen product variants based on hectic work schedules and sedentary lifestyles of the consumers. In addition to this, the increasing influence of social media trends and numerous celebrity endorsements promoting the consumption of gluten-free, vegan, and low-calorie food products is further catalyzing the market growth. Moreover, the expanding superfood sector across the globe has bolstered the market for clean-label products with prolonged shelf life and high nutritional value. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global free-from food market to continue its moderate growth during the next five years.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global free-from food market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, type, end product and distribution channel.
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The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being Alpro UK Limited, Conagra Brands, Inc., Danone SA, Doves Farm Food Limited, Dr. Schar AG/SpA, Ener-G Foods, Inc., General Mills, Inc., GreenSpace Brands, Inc., Hain Celestial Group Inc., and Mondelez International.
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