Global Market Study on Protective Cultures: Swelling Consumption of Natural Preservatives by Food Manufacturers to Uplift Demand

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  • Published On : Apr-2019 |
  • Pages : 170 Pages |
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The global protective cultures market, particularly in the food & beverages industry is generally marked by products used as substitute for artificial preservatives and thus promote healthy eating. Protective cultures for food & beverage products are manufactured and distributed by various bioscience companies which develop natural solutions for food ingredients. Bioscience companies operating in the global market are focused on developing protective cultures for the food & beverages industry to help them reach a growing health-conscious consumer base.

Increase in the Usage of Protective Cultures in Dairy and Meat Products

  • Protective cultures, generally referred to as bacterial cultures, are used in meat and dairy products in order to extend their shelf life. The short shelf life of these food products has become a prime concern for the food and beverage industry, which is driving the use of protective cultures.
  • Protective cultures inhibit the growth of pathogens and other microbiological agents that cause food spoilage. Hence, the vitality and relevance of protective cultures is projected to have a vital role in boosting the growth of the protective cultures market.
    • In 2017, Chr Hansen, a Danish bioscience company, launched new products in the protective cultures market, especially for cheese and yogurt applications. The protective culture launched by Chr Hansen aims to replace synthetic and artificial preservatives used to increase the shelf life of cheese and yogurt products.

Increase in Consumer Awareness Regarding the Usage of Artificial Preservatives in Food Products

  • The use of artificial and chemical preservatives in order to increase the shelf life of various food products is not preferred by several food researchers and scientists. Since the use of protective cultures in food and beverage products naturally increases the shelf life of the products, many scientists consider the use of protective cultures as superior and safe. Owing to this factor, protective cultures in food and beverages are projected to attract a huge consumer base over the forecast period. The growing dairy and meat products market is expected to boost the demand for protective cultures over the forecast period.
    • In November 2018, DSM expanded its Delvo Guard protective cultures segment to reinforce safety standards for clean label products. These cultures were designed to prevent the formation of yeast and mold in dairy products so as to extend their shelf life without any effect on their taste and texture.

Advancements in the Retail Sector are expected to boost the Growth of the Protective Cultures Market

  • Growing retail sector and the increase of FDI have resulted in the opening of various hypermarkets, departmental stores, and retail outlets. Food products sold in these stores might have come from long distances and hence, it is very important to prevent the spoilage of these. This factor creates lucrative opportunities in the global protective cultures markets over the forecast period.

Awareness in Other Regions is Expected to Create Opportunities in the Protective Cultures Market

  • The demand for protective cultures in the food and beverage industry in North America has been rising at a promising rate, majorly due to the presence of several outlets and retail chains in Canada and the U.S.
  • The protective cultures market is expected to create opportunities, when the same amount of awareness is created in other regions such as Latin America, APAC, Europe, and MEA.

Growing Preference for Clean Label Food Products

  • The increase in consumer preference towards clean label products has created a positive impact on the protective cultures market, owing to the use of bacterial cultures.
    • DSM recently launched the Delvo Guard range of clean-label dairy cultures, which is designed to inhibit yeast and mold in fresh dairy products without affecting food safety or quality. These protective cultures are an addition to DSM’s clean-label range, and offer an entirely natural, clean-label solution to image-conscious brands looking to contribute to a more sustainable world, and rise to the challenge of evolving consumer trends and preferences.
    • The range consists of two protective culture products based on Lactobacillus sakei strains and Lactobacillus rhamnosus strains, which work together to provide unique, synergistic effects against mold and yeast, and maintain product characteristics, as well as increase the product’s shelf life.

Increase in the Consumption of Packaged and Processed Food among Consumers to Boost Demand for Protective Cultures

  • The demand within the global market for food and beverage protective cultures has been rising on account of the growing popularity of packaged food. Peculiar eating habits and changing lifestyles of the masses have brought packaged and processed food under the spotlight recently. With the increase in demand for processed and packaged food, the global protective cultures market is expected to grow considerably over the forecast period.

Protective Cultures Market: Introduction

The latest market report by PMR on the global protective cultures market evaluates the opportunities and current market scenario, and provides insights and updates about the corresponding segments involved in the global protective cultures market during the forecast period 2018-2028. The global protective cultures market report further exhibits the estimated data for 2018, and forecast data up to 2028 in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (Tonnes).

The present study exhibits the trends and market dynamics of the protective cultures market in five major regions - North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. The report also includes the study of current issues with consumers and various future opportunities for the protective cultures market.

Protective Cultures Market: Report Description

The report explores the global protective cultures market for the period 2018–2028. The primary objective of the global protective cultures market report is to provide insights into the opportunities in the market that are consistently supporting the transformation of global businesses that are associated with protective cultures. It is very important to consider that, in an ever wavering economy, we provide the estimated (Y-o-Y) year-on-year growth rate in addition to the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the overall forecast, to better understand the analysis and evaluation of the global protective cultures market, and to discover equitable opportunities.

Yet another key feature of this report is that the estimation of the global protective cultures market and the corresponding revenue forecast are carried out in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is usually not prioritized while forecasting overall market numbers. Absolute dollar opportunity analysis is very essential in evaluating the degree of opportunity that a provider can observe to execute from a sales perspective in the global protective cultures market.

The global protective cultures market report starts with an elaborate executive summary, market definition of various segmentations that are included, and their respective shares in the market. The report further incorporates the major macro and micro-economic factors that have an effect on the growth of the protective cultures market. The report also highlights various market dynamics, which include the drivers and restraints in the global protective cultures market. Current opportunities, as well as on-going trends in the protective cultures market are also discussed in this report. The report further underlines the study of the present issues with industrial processing, and opportunities for the protective cultures market. It also encompasses a supply chain analysis, which provides a structural view of overall profitability from the manufacturer to the end user in the protective cultures market.

In order to provide users with a clear view of the global protective cultures market, we have exhibited a competitive analysis of key market players and their strategic expansions. The competitive dashboard presents a detailed comparison of protective cultures manufacturers on valuable parameters such as key product offerings, total revenue, key developments, and key strategies. The study intensifies the global protective cultures market attractiveness analysis by form, target organism, application, and region.

To evaluate the overall market size of protective cultures, the report considers various fundamental aspects based on secondary research. Furthermore, it emphasizes on quantitative evaluation such as market shares by form, target organism, application, region, and other qualitative data from primary respondents, which have been consolidated to arrive at clear and accurate market estimations.

The market size was benchmarked taking into consideration global food microbial cultures consumption. The consumption of protective cultures was deduced by splitting the global microbial culture consumption obtained from sources like FAO, EFFCA, IDF, research publications, etc. The average use of protective cultures across various segments was deduced from various company reports_bk_01_01_2020, as well as research publications and was used to triangulate the process. The forecast presented in the protective cultures market report arrives at the total revenue being generated, and expected revenue contribution in the future by the global protective cultures market.

Protective Cultures Market: Competition Analysis

Detailed profiles of companies that manufacture protective cultures are included in the report to analyze their developmental strategies, key product offerings, and recent developments. Some of them are DowDuPont Inc., Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Kerry Group PLC, Sacco srl, CSK Food Enrichment B.V., Soyuzsnab Group of Companies, Meat Cracks Technologie GmbH, Dalton Biotechnologies S.R.L, BIOPROX INGREDIENTS, Aristomenis D. Phikas & Co SA., THT s.a., Biochem s.r.l., and others.

Protective Cultures Market: Segmentation

The subsequent sections analyze the global protective cultures market on the basis form, target organism, application, and region, and present a forecast for the period 2018–2028. The market is segmented as follows:

Protective Cultures by Form

  • Freeze Dried
  • Frozen Pellets

Protective Cultures by Target Organism

  • Yeast & Molds
  • Bacteria

Protective Cultures by Application

  • Dairy Products
    • Cheese
    • Yogurt & Butter
    • Other Dairy Products
  • Meat & Poultry Products
  • Seafood
  • Others
    • Bakery & Confectionaries
    • Vegetable Foods
    • Beverages

Protective Cultures by Region

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Rest of LATAM

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Rest of APAC


  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Rest of MEA

PMR Research Methodology

PMR is committed to providing unbiased market research solutions to its clients. PMR follows a robust methodology for deducing the data that is included in this report. A demand-side approach is followed to estimate the sales of target products, followed by in-depth supply-side assessment of value generated, key trends, and events over a predefined period.

This methodology is based on the use of standard market structures, methods, and definitions that are based on inputs from local sources in over 5 regions, i.e. Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and North America, which PMR considers for segmenting the global market. Statistics, characteristics, and variances are collected at a regional level, aggregated at the same level, and then synthesized at a worldwide level to create global market measurements. Our main sources of research include,

  • Primary Research
  • Secondary Research
  • Trade Research

Companies covered in Protective Cultures Market Report

Company Profiles:

  • DowDuPont Inc.     
  • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V. 
  • Kerry Group PLC 
  • Sacco srl
  • CSK Food Enrichment B.V.
  • Soyuzsnab Group of Companies
  • Meat Cracks Technologie GmbH 
  • Dalton Biotechnologies S.R.L
  • Aristomenis D. Phikas & Co SA.
  • THT s.a.
  • Biochem s.r.l.
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