Global Markets for Sugars and Sweeteners in Processed Foods and Beverages -- Focus on Sugar Alcohols
- An overview of the global market for sugars and sweeteners in processed foods and beverages, with a focus on sugar alcohols
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011 and 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017
- Discussion of the sources from which sweeteners are derived, applicability and functionality, caloric content, and benefits and drawbacks for each
- Examination of driving forces, such as government regulations, technological advances, research and development of new additives, and international factors, and how these forces can promote or retard the development and marketing of current and new sweeteners
- Comprehensive company profiles of major companies in the sweeteners business, including sweetener manufacturers and processors, as well as food and beverage processors.
BCC’s goal in conducting this study is to provide an overview of the current and future characteristics of the global market for sweeteners. The key objective is to present a comprehensive analysis and future direction of sweeteners as an important ingredient in various types of meals and foods.
This report explores present and future strategies within the sweeteners market, which includes sugars, caloric sweeteners, sugar alcohols and high-intensity or noncaloric/non-nutritive sweeteners. The improvisation of the market, its setbacks and needs are discussed in this report. The classifications, comparisons and usage of these types of sweeteners are also portrayed in this report.
A detailed analysis of the sweeteners industry structure has been conducted. Revenues are broken down by region. Sales figures are estimated for the five-year period from 2012 through 2017.
Applications for sweeteners are also discussed separately in the report, with emphasis of the usage of sweeteners in beverages, confectionary/candy, frozen desserts, baked goods, tabletop and canned/bottled food markets. The report also covers significant patents and their allotments in each category.
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
Extensive research in the field of sweeteners has revealed how essential they are in the food and beverages industries. Modern industries have now begun to further explore and enhance the advantages and uses of sweeteners in their various productions and processes. This has led to a steady market for sweeteners.
R&D spending, along with increasing competition, patent expiries and new technologies are taking the market in a new direction. The new advancements, new product launches and changing lifestyles have initiated the growth of the market and that trend will continue in the future. This study looks at almost all of the systems affected by these factors.
Acquisition strategies and companies’ collaborations are also covered in this report. This study also discusses the strength and weaknesses of each product type and technology in light of new technologies, growing competition and changing customer needs.
CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STUDY AND INTENDED AUDIENCE
This study contributes information about areas of market growth for sweeteners manufacturers and users. Food and beverage companies and research institutes will find this study to be of interest.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The scope of this study encompasses sugar and other sweeteners, biotechnical, chemical and food and beverage markets. BCC analyzes each market and its applications, regulatory environment, technology, market projections and market shares. Technological issues include the latest trends and developments. Emerging markets include countries like India, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and others.
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. BCC conducted a comprehensive literature search, which included technical newsletters and journals, and many other sources. Data were collected through interviews and correspondence with manufacturers of sugars and other sweetener technical experts. Projections were based on estimates such as the current number of end users, potential end users, mergers and acquisitions and market trends.
Many companies were surveyed to obtain data for this study. Included were manufacturers and end users of sugars and other sweeteners. Data were gathered from various industry sources. BCC spoke with officials within the industry, consulted newsletters, company literature, product literature and a host of technical articles, journals, indexes and abstracts. Exhaustive investigations of databases by key terminology were completed. In addition, data were compiled from current financial, trade and government sources.
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This publication provides informative material of a professional nature. It does not constitute managerial, legal or accounting advice, nor should it serve as a corporate policy guide or an endorsement of any given product or company. This information is intended to be as accurate as possible at the time it was written and was undertaken on a best-effort basis. The views expressed are those of the author and do not make any warranty, express or implied, for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information, or for the interpretation of data or its use by others. Projections involve risks and uncertainties that include but are not limited to technical risks associated with technology development, government regulatory approvals and access to capital. The author assumes no responsibility for any losses or damages that may result from one’s reliance on this material.
Shalini Shahani Dewan focuses on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and has been a BCC Research contributor since 2002 as both an analyst and project manager. She has explored a wide range of topics and companies, including working for Johnson & Johnson doing market surveillance. She has an undergraduate degree in pharmacy and master's degree in medicinal chemistry. She resides in the Bay Area.