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Kosher Food Market

Global Market Study on Kosher Food: Rising Consumer Sentiment Towards Kosher Foods

Global Kosher Food Market Segmentation by Raw Material - (Meat, Dairy, Pareve). Pareve segment is estimated to account for 62.1% value share by 2022 end.

Kosher Food Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The market for kosher food can be expected to expand at a value based CAGR of 10.0% and show an increase in revenue from US$ 47,240.2 Mn to around US$ 1,23,073.9 Mn by 2033.

Kosher Food Market Size (2023E)

US$ 47,240.2 Mn

Projected Sales of Kosher Food (2033F)

US$ 1,23,073.9 Mn

Value CAGR (2023-2033)

10.0%

Value Share of Top 4 Countries (2022E)

30.8%

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Kosher Food Consumption Analysis (2018-2022) Vs. Market Estimations (2023-2033)

The global kosher food market has witnessed significant growth in the historical period registering a CAGR of 11.9% in the historical period and was valued at US$ 47,240.2 Mn in 2023. The market is expected to grow steadily with increasing awareness and demand of kosher food.

Belief is key, but not the only factor driving the growth if the Kosher food market. Quality and safety of Kosher certified food products are increasingly gaining prominence. Furthermore, a rising affluent Jewish population, health awareness and changing lifestyles are other factors impacting revenue growth of this market.

Customers give more importance to quality of service and are inclined to visit to a hotel or a restaurant to eat Kosher certified food either on special occasions or every once in a while, owing to the health attributes of Kosher certified food products.

The global market for kosher food is estimated to reach an approximate valuation of US$ 1,23,073.9 Mn in the forecast period.

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What are the Key Trends in the Market for Kosher Food?

Growing Demand of Kosher Food from Jewish Populations”

Global kosher food market is primarily driven by concentration of Jews population in specific geographies of the world, and also by a few members of various Christian community. Kosher product’s demand is also reportedly increasing due to its preference from vegetarian consumers, health conscious consumers, people suffering from lactose intolerance and celiac disorders, as well as consumers who believe kosher is better option in terms of quality, fitness and gluten free prospects as compared to other available food products. Further, to maintain the demand of kosher food from Jewish population, Jewish laws are established. Moreover, with Jewish population groups scattering across the globe, the demand for kosher food is also rapidly increasing and manufacturers are more focused on introducing new kosher certified products. Additionally, to fulfil the increasing demand for kosher food products, supermarkets and other food companies offer a variety of Kosher products. New kosher food product line includes cereals, chocolate, bread, juices, and pasta all certified as Kosher.

  • Jewish population covers approximately 43% of the overall kosher market. Recently, according to kosher certified agencies, approximately 2.5 million Jews consume kosher food products and this value will increase rapidly in forecast period.

“Non-religious factors also driving the demand for Kosher food”

The kosher economy is expanding with significant acceptance to kosher food in the food industry. The kosher food market is setting out to be global thereby targeting the Jewish as well as the non-Jewish communities. It is observed that the kosher food market is gaining significant acceptance among the non-Jewish population owing to the increasing awareness about its ethical and dietary quality reasons. Kosher food is considered to be safe and of high quality which is, in turn, driving the non-Jewish population to consume kosher food products.

  • Over 60% of the Kosher food consumer base is non-Jews population group
  • Around 65% consumers choose kosher foods for completely non-religious reasons. The reason behind non-religious kosher consumers is positive health, taste perceptions, vegetarian, and other reasons. Further, most of the consumers go for kosher to evade specific allergens such as lactose intolerance, shellfish, gluten allergies.
  • Awareness about kosher food market is created by social media through blogs such as kosherfoodbloggers.com, the kosherfoodies, etc. These online blogs contribute to the global kosher food market such by spreading awareness about the fitness qualities and health benefits of kosher food concept among the consumers.

“Kosher Fest Across the World is Driving the Market Growth”

Kosher food is becoming more popular on a national and international scale, thanks to the rise of large, independent kosher markets in recent years. The demand for kosher food products is further boosted by "Kosher Fest," the world's most prominent and sought-after Kosher-certified products trade show, which attracts over 7,000 industry professionals each year and features over 400 kosher suppliers and distributors showcasing kosher-certified services and products for the kosher food market.

Furthermore, participation in the kosher food show promotes their brands and allows them to network with key buyers in the kosher food industry and keeps consumers up to date about latest developments. At the show, major players in the kosher food market introduce new kosher food products and promote their collaboration with Israeli manufacturers. As a result, the kosher fest encourages food industry manufacturers to certify their products using kosher laws, as well as to educate them on the benefits of kosher certification and the growing demand for kosher certified food among the world's population. However, the kosher food festival is the major factor driving the demand and growth of the global kosher food market.

  • In U.S., Every year in kosherfest, a competition is organized by selected panel of kosher supermarket buyers industry luminaries, culinary experts, and media congress. The participants for this competition are suppliers and distributors of kosher food market, the world’s largest business to business event for the kosher industry.
  • October 31, 2016, Kosherfest- a world’s largest competition where thousands of kosher-certified products competed for status of being the leading kosher food providers.
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Country-wise Insights

What does the North American kosher food market look like?

During the past few years, U.S. kosher food market has grown rapidly with increasing demand from Jewish as well as non-Jewish consumers across the country

It is recorded by kosher fest, and international fest organized to promote kosher food market across the world that approximately 195 thousand kosher certified food products are introduced in U.S. market with more than 19 thousand products available in super and hyper market

The demand of kosher certified food products in United State is rising at faster pace with new developments in terms of products and consumers. In addition, according to current scenario of kosher food, consumers choose kosher food products not only for religious reasons but also for non-religious reasons such as incline toward kosher products for good health or taste perceptions, and also some vegetarian factors.

Why is there a rise in the Middle East & African Kosher Food Market?

The fast food market in the GCC countries such as KSA, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain is growing at a significant rate. Nowadays, the demand for kosher meat and other food products in fast food chain is emerging rapidly and thus boosting the growth of kosher meat market across Middle-East. In recent years, the fast food market in the Middle East region especially in the GCC countries is rising rapidly, owing to increasing per capita income of people and lesser number of choices for outings for the people in the region

  • Fast food companies such as KFC, McDonald's, Al Ahlia Restaurants Company, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Hardee’s, Subway, Little Caesar’s Pizza, and Pizza Inn are growing at a substantial rate
  • A high proportion of Muslim consumers and their religious beliefs on kosher is trending the demand in the MEA kosher food market.
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Category-wise Insights

What is the Application Type Segmental Breakdown of the Kosher Food Market in the Middle East and Africa?

In terms of application type, the snack food and staple segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 14.9% and 12.2%, respectively, over the forecast period owing to increasing number of food retail outlets and changing food consumption pattern in the region

In terms of value, snack food segment is estimated to account for 48.4% value share in the global kosher food market by 2023 end, followed by staple segment. Staple segment is expected to account for 16.8% value shares, respectively in the global kosher food market by 2023

Staple and snack food segments are expected to witness Y-o-Y growth rates ranging from 8.9% to 11.2% and 9.6% to 11.7% over 2023-2033 and is expected to exhibit CAGRs of 12.2% and 14.9%, respectively, over the forecast period.

What is the Raw Material Segmental Breakdown of the Kosher Food Market in Europe?

In terms of raw-material, pareve segment is estimated to account for 62.1% value share by 2022 end and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 11.0% over the forecast period.

Dairy segment revenue is projected to increase at Y-o-Y rates ranging from 8.4% to 8.5% over 2023-2033. This segment is expected grow rapidly due to increasing demand od kosher certified dairy products such as cheese, milk, bakery etc.

Moreover, Europe kosher food manufacturers distribute and produce kosher food ingredients and end-products throughout the region. local kosher products are more price-competitive than imports in France. Therefore, European kosher food manufactures are introducing new products, including dairy foods, candies, biscuits, and also specialty ethnic foods. In addition, kosher food products wholesalers in France that supply both the retail and food service sectors contact food processors to determine their requirements.

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Prominent Players include Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. (Hain Celestial) , B. Manischewitz Company General Mills, Kellogg Company , Cargill, Inc.., Nestlé S.A., H.J. Heinz Company , Conagra Brands Inc.., Archer Daniels, Midland Company(ADM), and Dean Foods. Most of the companies engage in aggressive promotion of kosher food-based products in order to improve product positioning and visibility. Higher production and on-shelf availability of kosher food-based products are translating into a significant rise in kosher food sales. Key player are further encouraged by the consolidated nature of the kosher food industry and steadiness in the supply chain.

  • In November 2016, Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. showcased its new line-up of natural or nominally processed, without any artificial ingredients products and without any type of antibiotics at Kosherfest, 2016 held at New Jersey, U.S.
  • In February 2016, B. Manischewitz Company entered into partnership with Welch’s, which is a leading grape juice brand in the U.S. The objective of this partnership was to expand both companies kosher food product offerings.
  • In January 2017, General Mills launched its new product line to expand its product offerings. This product line also includes kosher certified products such as LÄRABAR Mint Chip Brownie, which was launched across the globe, and LÄRABAR Bites was launched in the market in Canada. These products are introduced for consumers who are seeking for gluten-free, lactose intolerance, and kosher certified products.
  • In April 2017, Cargill, Inc. announced plans to open its new meat factory in Nebraska, U.S. with an investment of US$ 11 Mn to convert fresh beef plant to cooked meat powerhouse. This will help the company to expand its kosher meat product offerings.

Kosher Food Industry Report Scope

Attribute

Details

Forecast period

2023-2033

Historical data available for

2018-2022

Market analysis

USD million for value

Key regions covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa

Key countries covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key market segments covered

  • Raw Material
  • Application
  • Region

Key companies profiled

  • Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. (Hain Celestial)
  • Manischewitz Company
  • General Mills
  • Kellogg Company
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • H.J. Heinz Company
  • Conagra Brands Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
  • Dean Foods
  • Avebe
  • JACK'S GOURMET LLC
  • Sally Williams Fine Foods
  • KJ Poultry Processing
  • Quality Frozen Foods Inc

Report coverage

  • Market Forecast
  • Company Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Kosher Food Industry Research by Category

By Raw Material:

  • Meat
  • Dairy
  • Pareve

By Application:

  • Processes Meat & Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Staples
  • Beverages
  • Bakery & Confectionery
  • Snack Food

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa

- Companies Covered in This Report -

  • Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. (Hain Celestial)
  • B. Manischewitz Company
  • General Mills
  • Kellogg Company
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • H.J. Heinz Company
  • Conagra Brands Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
  • Dean Foods
  • Avebe
  • JACK'S GOURMET LLC
  • Sally Williams Fine Foods
  • KJ Poultry Processing
  • Quality Frozen Foods Inc.

- Frequently Asked Questions -

The global market for kosher food has a value of US$ 47,240.2 Mn in 2023.

The global market for kosher food has a value CAGR of 11.9% from 2018-2022.

The global market for kosher food has a value of US$ 1,23,073.9 Mn in 2033.

The global market for kosher food has a value CAGR of 10.0% from 2023-2033.

The top players hold more than 50-55% of the market share. They include General Mills, Cargill Inc., Nestlé S.A., Conagra Brands Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Dean Foods.

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