Top Oats Companies in the World

Top Oats Companies in the World

The global oats market size reached US$ 5.5 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 6.5 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 1.8% during 2024-2032. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top companies are focusing on investing in R&D to develop new product variants in order to cater to the varied needs of customers. As a result, companies are incorporating various flavors, seasonings, gluten-free variants in their product portfolio. In addition to this, increasing health consciousness and rising awareness regarding the health benefits of oats are further propelling the growth of the market. Consequently, new manufacturers are encouraged to enter this market, thereby increasing the degree of competition in the market. As a result, companies are looking into mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their position in the market. For example, Richardson International has acquired the European Oat Millers Ltd. in order to expand their business beyond North America.

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List of Top Oats Companies in the World

Avena Foods Limited

Establishment: 2006
Headquarter:  Canada

Avena Food Limited primarily deals in oat and pulse ingredients. The company manufactures “Purity Protocol’ certified gluten-free oats. The company’s product portfolio includes rolled oats, granola rolled oats, hefty oat flakes, fine whole oat flour, steel-cut oats, quick cooking oats, etc. The company’s Purity Protocol milling facility is FSSC 22000 certified. In January 2018, the company partnered with Best Cooking Pulses Inc. and expanded its pulse business units.

Blue Lake Milling

Establishment: 1973
Headquarter:  Australia

Blue Lake Milling produces 60,000 tons of finished product per annum. The company’s product categories include oats, wheat, barley, rice, triticale, rye and spelt. The company also has organic variant of oats. The company manufactures and sells oat groats, cut groats, rolled groats, quick oats, instant oats, sugar and honey toasted oats, oat bran, etc. It currently employs more than 130 people. In 2015, it acquired Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH), one of the largest locally-owned grain business in Australia.

General Mills, Inc

Establishment: 1928
Headquarter:  United States

General Mills, Inc. is one of the leading producers and marketer of branded consumer products under some popular brands such as Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs, etc. General Mills has production facilities in 13 countries and sells its products in more than 100 countries. In 2018, the company recorded an annual sale of US$ 15.7 Billion. The North America Retail accounted for 59% of the total sales of the company.

Grain Millers, Inc.

Establishment: 1975
Headquarter:  United States

Grain Millers, Inc. is one of the largest organic oat processing companies in the world and produces around ¼th of the total oats in North America. The company produces milled oats, such as oat groats, steel cut oats, rolled oats, oat bran and oat flour, along with oat fiber and functional flours such as oat hypercolloid, micro-ground oat bran, colloidal whole oat flour, etc.

Hain Celestial Group

Establishment: 1993
Headquarter:  United States

The Hain Celestial Group is a leading organic and natural products company based in North America. The company has also its operations in Europe and other parts of the world. The company sells their products through various reputed brands such as Almond Dream, Bearitos, BluePrint, Celestial Seasonings, Cully & Sully, Danival, DeBoles, Earth's Best, Ella's Kitchen, Europe's Best, Farmhouse Fare, Frank Cooper's, Gale's, Garden of Earth, Health Valley, etc.

Kellogg’s, Inc.

Establishment: 1906
Headquarter: United States

Kellogg’s is an American company, headquartered in Michigan, USA. The company operates in two divisions: Kellogg’s North America and Kellogg’s International. Kellogg’s North America focuses on the retail sales in the USA and Canada whereas Kellogg International involves activities in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and Australia. The company’s products are produced in 18 countries and sold in more than 180 countries in the world. The company reported an annual revenue of US$ 13.5 Billion in the year 2018.

Morning Foods, Limited

Establishment: 1675
Headquarter:  United Kingdom

Morning Food Limited is located in Cheshire, United Kingdom.  The company primarily manufactures oats-based products such as rolled oats, jumbo oats, oatmeal, groats, oat bran, pinhead oatmeal, oat flour, etc. The company exports its products to over 60 countries globally.

Quaker Oats Company

Establishment: 1877
Headquarter:  United States

Quaker Oats is an American subsidiary, owned by PepsiCo Inc. The company is majorly involved in manufacturing food products such as hot cereals, cold cereals, snacks, rice snacks, etc. The company’s oat products involve milled varieties, such as steel cut oats, old-fashioned oats, along with ready-to eat products such as instant oatmeal packs and cups, gluten-free oatmeal, etc.  

Richardson International

Establishment: 1857
Headquarter:  Canada

Richardson International is a Canada-based agriculture and food processing company. In 2017, the company acquired the Europe oat miller company in order to expand its business beyond North America. The company employs more than 2,900 employees across Canada, the U.S and the U.K. The company is majorly involved in canola oils and oat products. The company’s Nebraska facility is certified organic for coated and cluster oat production. The company produces organic steel cut groats, flakes (large and quick), whole oat flour and oat bran.

About IMARC Group: IMARC Group is a leading market research and consulting company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. The company has done multiple projects on the oats industry, which has enabled clients to set up and expand their businesses successfully.

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