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Food Thickeners Market By Type(Protein, Starch, Hydrocolloid), By Application(Bakery,Confectionery, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Beverages, Sauces, Dressings, Marinades and Gravies)By Source(Plant, Microbial, Animal) - Global outlook Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2023.

 Food and Beverages

Report Overview

Global Food Thickeners Market was valued at USD 12.30 Billion in the year 2017. Global Food Thickeners Market is further estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.28% from 2018 to reach USD 16.74 Billion by the year 2023. The North American region holds the largest market share in 2017 and Asia Pacific market is considered as the fastest growing market in the forecasted period. The U.S. holds the major market in 2017 at country level and it is further anticipated to grow at a steady pace in the next 5 years.

Cargill (U.S), E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (U.S), Kerry Group PLC (Ireland), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S), Tate & Lyle Plc. (UK), Darling Ingredients Inc. (U.S), CP Kelco (U.S) and Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd. (U.K) are some of the key players in the Food Thickeners market. Organic growth strategies adopted by most of the top players in recent years provides comprehensive market opportunities for the various stakeholder.


             Growing usage of thickeners in soups, sauces, and puddings especially in home cooking

             The rise in the usage of natural thickeners 


             High dosage of food thickeners has adverse health effects and its restraining growth of the market


             Growing usage of thickeners in the medical treatment such as Dysphagia patients


             Food thickeners need to follow strict government regulations for its varied application base

Between Protein, Starch and Hydrocolloid, Starch segment because of the growing awareness, abundant supply and availability are expected to hold the highest market share during the forecast period. On the other hand, the dairy & frozen desserts application types for this market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the year 2018-2023. The dairy & frozen desserts segment holds the substantial market share because of its large availability and usage across regions. The global market, based on source, has been segmented by Plant, by Animal, and by Microbial. The plant-sourced food thickeners dominated the global food thickeners market in 2017 and are also the fastest-growing market during the forecast period.

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

Food Thickeners Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers

Stabilizers, and Gelling Agents manufacturers

Technology Standards Organizations, Forums, Alliances and Associations

End-use industries

Regulatory bodies

By Type




By Application



Dairy & Frozen Desserts


Sauces, Dressings, Marinades, and Gravies

Convenience & Processed Foods

By Source




By Region

North America




Key Market Players

1. Cargill (U.S)  

2. E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (U.S)             

3. Kerry Group PLC (Ireland)      

4. Ingredion Incorporated (U.S)              

5. Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S)

6. Tate & Lyle Plc. (UK)              

7. Tic Gums (U.S)                      

8. Darling Ingredients Inc. (U.S)             

9. CP Kelco (U.S)                      

10. Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd.  (U.K)

(A brief overview of another 13 companies is also provided)

Research Methodology:

Genesis Market Insights follows in-depth Research Methodology focused on reducing deviation in the collected data. GMI offers the most precise evaluations and projection for the market numbers. GMI engages following Market Engineering techniques –

  1. Raw Market Data is collected and compared with the Existing in-house Data on a broad front.
  2. Both Bottom-Up and Top-Down approaches are analyzed for segmenting and estimating measurable aspects of the market.
  3. To avoid bias, we filter the collected data collected from authenticated sources.
  4. GMI has a well proven Statistical Modeling System for estimates and forecasts.
  5. Further, the report findings are validated with the Industry Expert Panel on face to face or telephonic interviews.
  6. Panelists are approached from Leading Enterprises across the value chain including manufacturers, suppliers, technology providers, domain experts and buyers so as to validate a thorough and balanced market overview.

Detailed customization is also available for you. Further, if the report listed above does not meet with your key requirements. Our customized research report will analytically cover the required market information you need which will help you to plan your business decisions.

Table Of Content

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Vision

       1.1.1 Market Definition

       1.1.2 Market Scope

1.2 Limitations

1.3 Stakeholders

2. Research Methodology

2.1. Research Process

       2.1.1. Secondary Research

    Key Data from Secondary Research

       2.1.2. Primary Research

    Key Data from Primary Research

    Breakdowns of Primary Interviews

2.2. Market Size Estimation

       2.2.1. Bottoms-Up Approach

       2.2.2. Top-Down Approach

       2.2.3. Annual Revenue Process

2.3. Data Triangulation 

2.4. Research Assumptions 

       2.4.1. Assumption

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Overview

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Drivers

4.3. Restraints

4.4. Opportunities

4.5. Challenges

4.6. Regulations

4.7. Supply Chain/Value Chain Analysis

4.8. Patent & Standards

5. Industry Trends

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

       5.2.1. Threat of New Entrants

       5.2.2. Threat of Substitutes

       5.2.3. Bargaining Power of Buyers

       5.2.4. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

       5.2.5. Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6. Food Thickeners Market, By Type                                                   

6.1 Protein

6.2 Starch

6.3 Hydrocolloid

7. Food Thickeners Market, By Application                                                     

7.1 Bakery                                           

7.2 Confectionery

7.3 Dairy & Frozen Desserts

7.4 Beverages

7.5 Sauces, Dressings, Marinades and Gravies

7.6 Convenience & Processed Foods

8. Food Thickeners Market, By Source                                                

8.1 Plant                                               

8.2 Microbial                                         

8.3 Animal

9. Geographical Analysis

9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

       9.2.1. U.S.

       9.2.2. Canada

       9.2.3. Mexico

9.3. Europe

       9.3.1. Germany

       9.3.2. France

       9.3.3. U.K.

       9.3.4. RoE

9.4. Asia Pacific

       9.4.1. China

       9.4.2. Japan

       9.4.3. India

       9.4.4. RoAPAC

9.5. RoW

       9.5.1. Latin America



    Rest of Latin America

       9.5.2. Middle East and Africa

10. Company Profile                                 

(Business Overview, Patents & Standards, Financial Overview*, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)                             

10.1 Cargill (U.S)          

10.2 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (U.S)                      

10.3 Kerry Group PLC (Ireland)  

10.4 Ingredion Incorporated (U.S)                      

10.5 Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S)        

10.6 Tate & Lyle Plc. (UK)                      

10.7 Tic Gums (U.S)                  

10.8 Darling Ingredients Inc. (U.S)                     

10.9 CP Kelco (U.S)                   

10.10 Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd. (U.K) 

(A brief overview of another 13 companies is also provided)                    

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies                              

11. Competitive Analysis

11.1. Introduction

11.2. Market Positioning of Key Players

11.3 Competitive Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

        11.3.1. Investments & Expansions

        11.3.2. New Product Launches

        11.3.3. Mergers & Acquisitions

        11.3.4. Agreements, Joint Ventures, and Partnerships

12. Appendix

12.1. Questionnaire

12.2. Available Customizations 

12.3. Upcoming Events (Trade Fair, Exhibitions, Conferences)


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