The Europe freeze-dried food market size was valued at USD 25.16% billion in 2022 and is expected to surpass USD 44.16 billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 6.45% during the forecast period, 2023–2031. Growth of the market is attributed to health and wellness awareness, people's increasing interest and participation in outdoor sports, as well as increasing interest in adventure and adventure activities.
Freeze-dried food is a dehydrated form of foods in which water is removed from the food without affecting the original characteristics of the food, making it lighter in weight and smaller in size. Extend the shelf life of food while maintaining food quality and making storage and transportation easier. Most fruits are composed of approximately 90% water, which is the main cause of deterioration, which limits their lifespan and function.
A busy lifestyle and a growing working population, the development of food processing in recent years is as fast as the demand for ready-to-eat food from consumers around the world. These items are easy to maintain, use, and prepare. This has increased the consumption of freeze-dried foods (such as baked goods, dairy products, beverages, snacks, and ready-to-eat foods)
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
Growing demand of freeze-dried products is expected to boost the market during the forecast period.
Rapid growth of the food & beverages industry is the major factor driving the market in the coming years.
Increasing demand for the food preservation is expected to fuel the market during forecast period.
High maintenance cost of machines is projected to hamper the market growth.
Lacks of awareness of technologies of drying techniques act as major factors that can hamper the market growth during the forecast period.
R&D investment and technological advancement in drying techniques in food industry is projected to create immense opportunities for the market players.
Scope of the Report
The report on the Europe freeze-dried food market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Freeze-dried Food Market - Europe Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Types (Freeze-dried Vegetables, Freeze-dried Fruits, Freeze-dried Beverages [Freeze-dried Coffee & Tea, and Other Freeze-dried Beverages], Freeze-dried Meat & Sea Foods, Freeze-dried Dairy Products, and Prepared Foods)
Geographical Scope: Europe
United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
Katadyn Products Inc., AMG Group Ltd., Harmony House Foods Inc., LYO Foods Sp.zo.o, and European Freeze Dry.
Market Segment Insights
The freeze dried fruits segment is projected to hold a major market share
Based on types, the freeze-dried food market is segregated into freeze-dried vegetables, freeze-dried fruits, freeze-dried beverages, freeze-dried meat & sea foods, freeze-dried dairy products, and prepared foods. Freeze-dried beverages are further divided into freeze-dried coffee & tea, and other freeze-dried beverages.
The freeze-dried fruits segment is expected to represent a key share of the market during the forecast period due to the growing demand for healthy snacks and the launch of new products as fruit snacks, in countries such as Netherlands, the UK, and Germany. As companies develop new products and implement food safety and social responsibility standards to gain a competitive advantage, the demand for freeze-dried products in the region is rising.
On the other hand, the freeze-dried vegetables segment is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period owing to vegetables are heat-sensitive foods and are more likely to lose vitamins and minerals at high temperatures. Freeze drying technology retains essential vitamins and antioxidants during dehydration, which increases their importance in drying methods.
Prepared food segment is projected to expand due to busy lifestyles of consumers. The ready-to-eat processed food market is growing rapidly due to the rapid urbanization and the pursuit of new taste preferences in eating habits. Saving time in a busy life is the main factor driving the market. Frozen foods help maintain the nutrients they contain longer than traditional processed foods.
Germany is anticipated to dominate the market
On the basis of regions, the Europe freeze-dried food market is classified as United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe. The market in Germany is anticipated to hold a major market share during the forecast period. Growth of the market can be attributed to growing health problems.
The demand for freeze-dried fruits and vegetables has been increasing due to rich in nutrients and long shelf life. Factors such as freshness, taste, ease of preparation, and quality are projected to boost the market.
The Europe freeze-dried food market has been segmented on the basis of
- Freeze-dried Vegetables
- Freeze-dried Fruits
- Freeze-dried Beverages
- Freeze-dried Coffee & Tea
- Other Freeze-dried Beverages
- Freeze-dried Meat & Sea Foods
- Freeze-dried Dairy Products
- Prepared Foods
- United Kingdom
- Rest of Europe
- Katadyn Products Inc.
- AMG Group Ltd.
- Harmony House Foods Inc.
- LYO Foods Sp.zo.o
- European Freeze Dry
Key players competing in the freeze-dried food market include Katadyn Products Inc., AMG Group Ltd., Harmony House Foods Inc., LYO Foods Sp.zo.o, and European Freeze Dry
Some of these players use several business strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, capacity expansion, and product launches to enhance their market shares.