Global Market Study on Baby Food: Demand for Infant Formulas to Gain Traction During 2017 - 2026

Baby Food Market
  • Published On : Jan-2018 |
  • Pages : 170 Pages |
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In its latest research report, titled “Baby Food Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Forecast (2017-2026),” Persistence Market Research offers an in-depth analysis and forecast on the expansion of the global baby food market for the assessment period, 2017-2026. The report presents presumptive scenarios that reveal new scopes on product development, strategic undertakings, and application potentials for baby food producers around the world. With the help of extensive research methodologies, this study has taken every key aspect associated with production and sales of baby foods into consideration. Different market dynamics have been studied and analyzed into different sections of the report. A comparative study on the current overview and the forecasted future of the global baby food market has been illustrated through quantitative inferences provided in the report. Factors influencing the sales of baby foods across various regions have been addressed and studied, while this analysis has been validated with industry acumen of trade experts and market participants.

Unique Features of the Report

The study is developed to serve as a credible business document that can enable companies producing baby food to capture untapped growth opportunities. A slew of factors that can influence the production and sales of baby food in the near future have been analyzed on the basis of multiple parameters. Along with the global perspective, the report highlights the regional developments in the overall baby food market. From pricing analysis and cost structure breakdown to a detailed review on the global baby food supply chain, the report holds valuable information that can change the strategies of market participants effectively.

The report also provides a holistic overview of the global food & beverage sector. An intensity map that traces the presence of market participants across geographical perimeters has been offered in the report. In addition, the study has further profiled these market players on the basis of their current market positions and strategic developments. The overall competition landscape in the global baby food market has been revealed in the report with an unbiased analysis.

Global Baby Food Market: Taxonomy

The report has analyzed the global baby food market on the basis of product-type, sales channel, nature, and region. The global baby food market taxonomy has been illustrated in the table below.


Product Type

Sales Channel


  • North America
  • Infant formula
  • Modern Trade
  • Organic
  • Latin America
  • Baby juice
  • Speciality Stores
  • Non-Organic
  • Europe
  • Baby cereals
  • Drug Stores
  • Japan
  • Bottled baby food
  • Online Retailers
  • APEJ
  • Baby snacks
  • Other sales channel
  • MEA
  • Canned baby food
  • Other baby foods

Additional information on country-specific market forecast and cross-segmental analysis is also provided in the report.

Key Advantages of the Report

Persistence Market Research has developed this report by considering the challenges faced by producers of baby foods across the globe. From procurement of raw materials to supply chain complexities, this study has analyzed all the key hurdles that inhibit the growth in baby food sales. For companies producing baby foods, a key benefit of availing this report is the qualitative information that reveals lucrative regional markets and promising product developments. The scope of the report is to ensure that consumers and companies – the key stakeholders of global baby food marketplace – are tuned in well with each other. This motive will not only harmonize the global production of baby foods, but will also improve the overall health of infants across the globe.

Persistence Market Research’s latest forecast study on the global baby foods market projects that more than US$ 100 Bn worth of baby foods will be sold globally by the end of 2026. During the forecast period, the global market for baby foods is poised to expand at a CAGR of 5.5%, with a slew of factors driving consumers towards new infant formulas and improved baby food products. The report also expects that challenges in procurement of raw ingredients and supply chain discrepancies will hinder the global production of baby foods in the upcoming years. The report has revealed that the Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region will remain the most lucrative market for both, sales and production of baby foods. The demand for baby foods in developed marketplaces such as North America and Europe will remain steady throughout the forecast period.

More Uptake for Infant Formulas and Baby Juices

One the basis of products, the report has estimated that the demand for infant formulas will be the highest in the global baby foods market through 2026. By the end of forecast period, more than three-fifth share of revenues procured in the global baby foods market will be accounted by the sales of infant formulas. The report also reveals that baby juices will register fastest revenue growth. The skepticism of consumers towards baby juices is expected to be lowered in the near future, which will lead to a considerable rise in their sales. The report forecasts that over the forecast period, baby juices as a product-type segment will register a CAGR of 6.9%.

global baby food market

Modern Trade Sales of Baby Foods to Bring in US$ 46.8 Bn by 2026-end

In 2017 and beyond, modern trade outlets will represent largest sales channel in the global baby foods market. Specialty stores and drug stores will also witness considerable traction in terms of procuring high sales of baby foods. In addition, the report also reveals that a majority of products sold in the global baby foods market will be non-organic. Since organic baby foods are high-priced and companies face hindrances in cost-effective procurement of organic raw ingredients, several market participants will be focusing on increasing the production of non-organic baby foods. By the end of 2026, more than US$ 85 Bn worth of non-organic baby foods are expected to be sold in the global market.

High Competition in the Global Baby Foods Market

The study reveals that dozens of companies are actively partaking in the expansion of the global baby foods market. These companies range from industry leaders of pharmaceuticals and food & beverage sectors to emerging players. The report has profiled these companies, which include Nestlé SA., Bristol-Myers Squibb., H.J. Heinz., Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., DANONE., Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co Ltd., Abbott Laboratories Inc., Hangzhou Beingmate Group Co Ltd., Royal FrieslandCampina NV., GlaxoSmithKline Plc., The Hain Celestial Group Inc, Pfizer Inc., Hero Group GmbH, and Arla Foods Amba.

In addition, the report has also observed Associated British Foods Plc., Mondelez International Inc., Dean Foods Co., PepsiCo Inc., Bright Food (Group) Co Ltd., Parmalat Group., Kids Food Co Ltd., TreeHouse Foods Inc., DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH., Bobobaby Inc., Baby Gourmet Foods Inc., Cargill, Inc., General Mills Inc., Want Want Holdings Ltd., and McCallum Industries Ltd. as the key producers of baby foods in the global market.

Company Profiles

  • Nestlé SA
  • HJ Heinz
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Co
  • Abbott Laboratories Inc
  • Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co Ltd
  • Royal FrieslandCampina NV
  • Hangzhou Beingmate Group Co Ltd
  • Hain Celestial Group Inc, The
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc
  • Hero Group GmbH
  • Pfizer Inc
  • Associated British Foods Plc
  • Arla Foods Amba
  • Dean Foods Co
  • Mondelez International Inc
  • Others
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