In this case study, a speciality chemicals company engaged CPL Business Consultants to provide an overview of the food ingredients market as part of its diversification strategy and planning process. CPL delivered the report at a brainstorming workshop, answering the Client’s questions and suggesting focus areas. The client then asked CPL to conduct deep dives into specific areas of interest and ultimately entered the ingredients business through a series of acquisitions. 


The objective of this study was to provide an overview of a number of segments of the ingredients industry. It also included a review by CPL of the evolution of the ingredients industry and some of the trends seen in the industry. It covered 23 different sectors, classified as they are known to the industry.


The main contents of the study were based on a large number of sources, including in-house databases, government regulators, trade journals, patent databases, scientific journals and existing reports.
CPL carried out an extensive search and review of scientific publications, patents, trade news, regulatory databases and clinical trials databases.

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Food Ingredients Market Overview

Objective and Introduction


  • Evolution of the Food Ingredients Industry
  • Food Ingredients Market Trends
    • Heart Health
    • Functional Foods/Dietary Supplements
    • ‘Free From’ (Allergens)
    • Weight Management
    • Natural/Clean Label
    • ‘Better for You’ Food Products
    • Sodium Reduction
    • Innovative Cost Control
  • New Product Development in the Food Manufacturing

Dietary Supplements

  • Summary
    • Thoughts on Dietary Supplements
  • Overview
    • Distribution Channels
    • Market Structure
    • Product and Brand Differentiation
  • Markets and Trends
    • Dietary Supplement Market Drivers
    • Success Factors and Barriers to Entry

Amino Acids

  • Amino Acids Markets
  • Companies


  • Acidulants Markets
    • Ascorbic Acid – Vitamin C
    • Citric acid
    • Lactic Acid

Additives Overview

  • Food Additives Market
    • Structure of Industry
    • Key Success Factors
    • Key Players
  • Botanical Extracts


  • Structure of the Aromas Industry
  • Key Success Factors
  • Aroma Trends and Opportunities
    • Flavours
    • Fragrances
    • Esters as aroma chemicals


  • Food Colours Market
    • US
    • Western Europe
    • Japan
    • China
  • Food Colours Companies
  • Carotenoids
    • Markets
    • Astaxanthin
    • Beta carotene
    • Lutein and Zeaxanthin
    • Lycopene
    • Companies

Dairy-Based Ingredients

  • Dairy Ingredients Markets


  • Emulsifiers Market
    • US
    • Western Europe
    • Japan
    • China
  • Companies

Essential and Speciality Fatty Acids

  • Omega-3 Markets
  • Oil Seeds
  • Algal and Marine Oils
    • Krill Oil

Essential Oils for the Perfume, Cosmetic and Aroma Industry

  • Essential Oils Markets
    • Citrus Oils
    • Mint
    • Ginger
    • Spices

Fatty Esters

Flavours and Fragrances

  • Flavour and Fragrance Overview
  • Current Flavours and Fragrances Market

Fruit Preparations

  • Markets for Fruit Preparations

Functional Foods

  • Functional Food Ingredients Markets
    • Heart Health
    • Lowering glycaemic index
    • Weight
    • Digestive Health
    • A brief history of inulin

Herbal Ingredients – Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical


  • Hydrocolloids Overview
  • Markets for Hydrocolloids
  • Hydrocolloid Companies


  • Markets for Omega-3
    • Competition
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Omega-3 supplements
    • Functional Foods
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Raw materials
    • Omega-3 pharmaceuticals
    • Future prospects
    • Alternative Products
    • Players and Products


  • Antioxidants
  • Antimicrobials
  • Preservatives Markets
    • U.S.
    • Western Europe
    • Japan
    • China

Speciality Ingredients Markets

  • Cosmetics, Personal Care and Food Ingredients

Special Nutrition Sectors

  • Geriatric Nutrition Market
  • Infant Nutrition Market
  • Sports Nutrition Markets


  • Sweeteners Markets
    • Nutritive sweeteners
    • Non-nutritive, high intensity, artificial, low-calorie sweeteners
    • Polyols
  • Chewing Gum

Yeast and Yeast Extracts

  • Markets

Appendix 1-Animal Feeds

  • Animal Feed Additives Market
  • Prebiotics and Prebiotics market
  • Feed Additive Companies
  • Organic Acids Market
  • Acidifier Companies
  • Enzymes Market

Appendix 2-Personal Care

  • Structure of Personal Care Industry
  • Personal Care Trends
  • Key Success Factors
  • Major Personal Care Ingredient Producers
  • Personal Care Chemical Products and Functions
    • Cosmetics
    • Emulsifiers
    • Surfactants
    • Emollients
    • Thickeners
    • Perlising Agents
    • UV Screening


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