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Bread Improvers Market by Ingredient (Emulsifiers, Enzymes, Oxidizing Agents, Reducing Agents), Application (Bread, Viennoiseries, Cakes), Type, Form, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: April 2017
Report Code: FB 5180

 

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The bread improvers market, in terms of value, is projected to reach around USD 4.08 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2017 to 2022. The market has been segmented on the basis of type, ingredient, form, application, and region.

The years considered for the study are as follows:

  • Base year – 2016
  • Estimated years –2017
  • Projected year - 2022
  • Forecast period – 2017 to 2022

The objectives of the study includes:

  • To define, segment, and project the global market for bread improvers
  • To understand the structure of the bread improvers market by identifying its various subsegments
  • To provide detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, industry-specific challenges, and value chain)
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market

Research Methodology

This report includes an estimation of market size in terms of value (USD million). Both, top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the bread improvers market and various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research such as Hoovers, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek, company websites, annual reports, and their market share in respective regions has been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and were verified through primary sources.

Bread Improvers Market

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The key players in the bread improvers market include Corbion N.V. (Netherlands), E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), Groupe Soufflet (France), and Lallemand Inc. (Canada) among others. The maximum value addition of a product in the global bread improvers industry is observed in the stage of manufacturing. The key companies that offer bread improvers mainly invest in new product developments and expansions. Companies formulate new sales strategies in order to establish their innovative products in the market. These companies highlight product specifications and certifications from food safety authorities while promoting their bread improver products. Value addition in the distribution and sales stage varies with key players, addressable markets, manufacturing units, and end consumers.

Target Audience:

  • Bread improvers manufacturers
  • Technology providers to the bread improvers manufacturers
  • Bakery ingredient manufacturers/suppliers
  • Importers and exporters of bakery ingredients
  • Food & beverage manufacturers/suppliers
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Commercial research & development (R&D) institutions and financial institutions
  • Intermediary suppliers
  • Dealers
  • End users (artisan bakers, industrial bread manufacturers, and bakery product manufacturers)

Scope of the Report

This research report categorizes the bread improvers market based on type, ingredient, form, application, and region.

Based on Type, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Organic
  • Inorganic

Based on Ingredient, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Emulsifiers
  • Enzymes
  • Oxidizing agents
  • Reducing agents
  • Others (chlorine and other bleaching agents)

Based on Form, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Powder
  • Liquid & semi-liquid
  • Granular

Based on Application, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Bread
  • Viennoiseries
  • Cakes
  • Others (pizza bread, pies, biscuits, and other bakery products)

Based on Region, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW (South America and the Middle East & Africa)

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
    1.4 Periodization Considered for the Study
    1.5 Currency
    1.6 Units
    1.7 Limitations
    1.8 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 21)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions and Limitations
           2.4.1 Assumptions
           2.4.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 29)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 34)
    4.1 Opportunities in the Bread Improver Market
    4.2 Bread Improvers Market, By Type & Region
    4.3 Europe: Bread Improvers Market, By Form & Country
    4.4 Bread Improvers Market, By Application
    4.5 Bread Improvers Market, By Type

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 39)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Value Chain Analysis
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Growing Consumption of Bread and Related Bakery Products
                    5.3.1.2 Innovative Bread Product Offerings By Bakery Product Manufacturers
                    5.3.1.3 Rising Health Concerns to Drive the Demand for Organic Bread Improvers
                    5.3.1.4 Rising Demand for Convenience Food Products in the Market
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Ban on Flour Bleaching Agents in Many Countries
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Emerging Applications of Bread Improvers
                    5.3.3.2 Use of Enzymes as an Alternative to Emulsifiers for Reduction in Production Cost
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Reduction in Consumption of Bakery Products Containing Chemical Ingredients

6 Bread Improvers Market, By Type (Page No. - 44)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Inorganic Bread Improvers
    6.3 Organic Bread Improvers

7 Bread Improvers Market, By Ingredient (Page No. - 49)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Emulsifiers
    7.3 Enzymes
    7.4 Oxidizing Agents
    7.5 Reducing Agents
    7.6 Others

8 Bread Improvers Market, By Form (Page No. - 57)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Powder
    8.3 Liquid & Semi-Liquid
    8.4 Granular

9 Bread Improvers Market, By Application (Page No. - 63)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Bread
    9.3 Cakes
    9.4 Viennoiseries
    9.5 Other Applications

10 Bread Improvers Market, By Region (Page No. - 70)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Regulations
             10.2.1 Prohibited Products
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Germany
             10.3.2 France
             10.3.3 U.K.
             10.3.4 Italy
             10.3.5 Spain
             10.3.6 Rest of Europe
     10.4 North America
             10.4.1 U.S.
             10.4.2 Canada
             10.4.3 Mexico
     10.5 Asia-Pacific
             10.5.1 China
             10.5.2 Japan
             10.5.3 India
             10.5.4 Australia & New-Zealand
             10.5.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     10.6 Rest of the World (RoW)
             10.6.1 South America
             10.6.2 Middle East & Africa

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 113)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Vendor Dive
             11.2.1 Vanguards
             11.2.2 Dynamic
             11.2.3 Innovator
             11.2.4 Emerging
     11.3 Competitive Benchmarking
             11.3.1 Product Offering (For All 25 Players)
             11.3.2 Business Strategy (For All 25 Players)

*Top 25 Companies Analysed for the Study are - Corbion N.V., E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Groupe Soufflet, Lallemand Inc., Lesaffre, Associated British Foods PLC, Puratos Group, Oriental Yeast Co., Ltd., Fazer Group, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Bakels Worldwide, Pak Group, Ireks GmbH, Nutrex N.V., Watson-Inc, CSM Bakery Solutions, Natural Integrated Solutions, Masson Group Company Limited, Pfahnl Backmittel GmbH, Allied Mills, Food Ram, Agropur Cooperative, National Bread Improvers (NBI), Equichem International, Inc., Riken Vitamin

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 118)
(Business Overview, Products Offered & Services Strategies, Key Insights, Recent Developments, MnM View)*
     12.1 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
     12.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company
     12.3 Associated British Foods PLC 
     12.4 Ireks GmbH
     12.5 Oriental Yeast Co., Ltd.
     12.6 Fazer Group
     12.7 Corbion N.V.
     12.8 Nutrex N. V.
     12.9 Group Soufflet
     12.10 Puratos Group
     12.11 Lallemand Inc.
     12.12 Pak Holding
     12.13 Watson-Inc
     12.14 Bakels Worldwide
     12.15 Lesaffre

*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered & Services Strategies, Key Insights, Recent Developments, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 162)
     13.1 Discussion Guide
     13.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Available Customizations
     13.5 Related Reports
     13.6 Author Details


List of Tables (111 Tables)

Table 1 U.S. Retail Sales of Bread, 2006–2016 (USD Million)
Table 2 Bread Improvers Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 3 Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 4 Inorganic Bread Improvers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 5 Inorganic Bread Improvers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 6 Organic Bread Improvers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Organic Bread Improvers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 8 Bread Improvers Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 10 Bread Improvers: Emulsifiers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Bread Improvers: Emulsifiers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 12 Bread Improvers: Enzymes Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Bread Improvers: Enzymes Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 14 Bread Improvers: Oxidizing Agents Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Bread Improvers: Oxidizing Agents Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 16 Bread Improvers: Reducing Agents Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Bread Improvers: Reducing Agents Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 18 Bread Improvers: Other Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Bread Improvers: Other Ingredients Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 20 Bread Improvers Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Bread Improvers Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 22 Powder: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Powder: Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 24 Liquid & Semi-Liquid: Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Liquid & Semi-Liquid: Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 26 Granular: Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Granular: Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 28 Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 30 Bread Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Bread Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 32 Cakes Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Cakes Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 34 Viennoiseries Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 Viennoiseries Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 36 Other Applications Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Other Applications Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 38 Bread Improvers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 40 Europe: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 42 Europe: Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Europe: Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 44 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 46 Europe: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Europe: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 48 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 50 Germany: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Germany: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 52 France: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 France: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 54 U.K.: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 U.K.: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 56 Italy: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Italy: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 58 Spain: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 Spain: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 60 Rest of Europe: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 Rest of Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 62 North America: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 63 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 64 North America: Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 65 North America: Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 66 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 67 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 68 North America: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 69 North America: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 70 North America: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 71 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 72 U.S.: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 73 U.S.: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 74 Canada: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 75 Canada: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 76 Mexico: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 77 Mexico: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 78 Asia-Pacific: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 79 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 80 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 81 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 82 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 83 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 84 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 85 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 86 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 87 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 88 China: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 89 China: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 90 Japan: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 91 Japan: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 92 India: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 93 India: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 94 Australia & New-Zealand: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 95 Australia & New-Zealand: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 96 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 97 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 98 RoW: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 99 RoW: Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 100 RoW: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 101 RoW: Market Size, By Ingredient, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 102 RoW: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 103 RoW: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 104 RoW: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 105 RoW: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 106 RoW: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 107 RoW: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 108 South America: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 109 South America: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 110 Middle East & Africa: Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 111 Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
 
 
List of Figures (69 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Bread Improvers Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Geographic Scope
Figure 3 Bread Improvers Market: Research Design
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company, Designation, and Region
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 7 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
Figure 8 Bread Improvers Market, By Ingredient, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 9 Bread Improvers Market Size, By Form, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 10 Bread Improvers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Figure 11 Bread Improvers Market Share, By Type, 2017
Figure 12 Market Share, By Region, 2017
Figure 13 Rising Demand for Bread Improvers in Innovative Bakery Products to Drive the Bread Improvers Market
Figure 14 Emulsifiers Segment Led the Bread Improvers Market Across Regions in 2016
Figure 15 Powder Segment to Account for the Largest Share in Europe, 2016
Figure 16 Bread Was the Largest Segment in All Regions in 2016
Figure 17 Inorganic Bread Improvers to Account for the Largest Share, 2017
Figure 18 Value Chain Analysis: Major Value is Added During Manufacturing
Figure 19 Demand for Bread and Related Bakery Products to Drive the Bread Improvers Market
Figure 20 Inorganic Segment to Lead the Market By 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 21 Emulsifiers to Lead the Market Throughout the Forecast Period (USD Million)
Figure 22 Powder Segment to Lead the Market By 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 23 Bread Segment is Projected to Dominate the Market Through 2022
Figure 24 U.K. is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing in the Bread Improvers Market in Europe Between 2017 & 2022
Figure 25 Germany is Projected to Dominate the Market for Bread Improvers in Europe Through 2022
Figure 26 Mexico to Witness Fastest Growth in the Bread Improvers Market in North America By 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 27 U.S. to Dominate the Market for Bread Improvers in North America Through 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 28 China to Witness the Highest Growth in the Bread Improvers Market in Asia-Pacific By 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 29 China to Lead the Market for Bread Improvers in the Asia-Pacific Region By 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 30 Market: Dive Vendor Comparison
Figure 31 Market: Product Offering
Figure 32 Bread Improvers: Business Strategy
Figure 33 Dive Vendor Comparison: Criteria Weightage
Figure 34 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 36 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 37 Archer Daniels Midland Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 Archer Daniels Midland Company: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 39 Archer Daniels Midland Company: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 40 Associated British Foods PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 Associated British Foods PLC: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 42 Associated British Foods PLC: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 43 Ireks GmbH: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 44 Ireks GmbH: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 45 Oriental Yeast Co., Ltd.: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 46 Oriental Yeast Co., Ltd.: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 47 Fazer Group.: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Fazer Group: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 49 Fazer Group: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 50 Corbion: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Corbion N.V.: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 52 Corbion N.V.: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 53 Nutrex N.V.: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 54 Nutrex N.V.: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 55 Group Soufflet: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Group Soufflet: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 57 Group Soufflet: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 58 Puratos Group: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 59 Puratos Group: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 60 Lallemand Inc.: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 61 Lallemand Inc.: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 62 Pak Holding: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 63 Pak Holding: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 64 Watson-Inc: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 65 Watson-Inc: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 66 Bakels Worldwide: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 67 Bakels Worldwide: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 68 Lesaffre: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 69 Lesaffre: Business Strategy Scorecard 

The global bread improvers market witnessed steady growth in the last few years. The market size is projected to reach USD 4.08 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of around 5.2% from 2017 to 2022. The growing demand for convenience bakery products and growing product innovation in bakery products are the major driving factors of this market.

The bread improvers market, by ingredient, is segmented into emulsifiers, enzymes, oxidizing agents, reducing agents, and others (chlorine, and other bleaching agents). Emulsifiers are largely used in bakery applications to reduce the fat content in bakery products as they also function as dough conditioners, shelf life enhancers, and crumb softeners. Monoglycerides, lecithin, diglycerides, and DATEM are the common emulsifiers used in baking industry. The segment was followed by enzymes in terms of market size in 2016.

By form, the market has been segmented on the basis of powder, liquid & semi-liquid, and granular. Powdered bread improvers are most widely used by manufacturers compared to other forms, since it is easier to handle as compared to other forms such as liquid and granular; hence, bread improvers in powdered form account for the largest share in the market. The powdered form is largely used in the production of a range of bakery products, such as bread, viennoiseries, and cakes.

Bread improvers enhance the handling of dough, sensory characteristics, better taste, and increased shelf life. Innovative and customized product offerings from bread improver manufacturers enable bakery manufacturers to cater to the specific demand of the consumers.

On the basis of type, the bread improvers market is segmented by organic and inorganic. The inorganic segment accounted for a higher market share in 2016. The ingredients of inorganic bread improvers are low-priced as compared to organic ones; they are also majorly used in the production of industrial bread. Their effects on dough, such as enhanced volume, stability, and softness, are comparatively quicker. Their demand is growing in developing countries in Asia-Pacific and South America due to competitive prices and higher efficiency.

Bread Improvers Market

The bread improvers market in Europe was the largest in 2016, and the market in Asia-Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The major driver for the growth of the market in Asia-Pacific is due to the growth of the food & beverage industry in emerging economies such as India and China.

Ban on bleaching agents in many countries is the major factor restraining the bread improvers market. Bleaching agents are one of the common ingredients used in bread improvers mainly to make the bread whiter. These agents include potassium bromate and potassium iodate. They have an adverse impact on human health. For instance, potassium bromate is carcinogenic in nature, and potassium iodate is known to cause thyroid imbalances. Due to these reasons, the usage of such bleaching agents has been banned by food authorities of countries such as Australia, Japan, Brazil, New Zealand, Canada, U.K., and China. The ban on bleaching agents for bakery items result in manufacturers using substitutes such as ascorbic acid which has a slower effect on the bread and is comparatively expensive. This poses as a restraint for the market growth.

The bread improvers market is characterized by medium to high competition due to the presence of a number of large- and small-scale firms with low product differentiation. New product launches, acquisitions, and expansions are the key strategies adopted by these players to ensure their growth in the market. The market is dominated by players such as Corbion N.V. (Netherlands), E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), Groupe Soufflet (France), and Lallemand Inc. (Canada). Other players in the industry include Oriental Yeast Company Ltd. (Japan), Lesaffre (U.S.), Puratos Group (Belgium), and Associated British Foods Inc. (U.K.).

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