Baby Food Market

Baby Food Market: Infant Formula Sales to Record Rapid Growth: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) & Opportunity Assessment (2017-2022)

  • 2017-09-01
  • REP-GB-4777
  • 170 pages
 Baby Food Market

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Baby Food Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Baby Food market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Baby Food market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

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Products catering to the nutritional needs of babies are of great value for parents who actively seek new & improved infant formulas and easy-to-digest baby foods. Being one of the fastest-growing retail product in the food & beverage sector, baby foods continue to gain grounds by capitalising on increasing consumer spending of middle-class parents across all parts of the world. Lifestyle trends stapled to urban cultures have instrumented the emergence of working women, majority of whom are mothers. Against this backdrop, baby foods serve as the ideal substitutes for breast milk, and help in providing optimum nutrition to babies. Although, companies manufacturing baby foods continue face stiff competition with respect to development of new food formulas and strict safety standards.

For parents, nothing is as precious as their new-born baby, which makes baby foods the most valuable product in their grocery cart. This soft and easily-consumed food is produced to replace breast milk without lowering the basic nutrition needed to ensure a healthy growth in babies. Currently, baby foods are available in the prepared form, dried form, and as infant formulas.

Infant formulas will outpace dried baby foods towards the end of 2022

The global market for baby foods is estimated to reach US$ 62 Bn in value by the end of 2022, reflecting a moderate CAGR during the assessment period, 2017-2022. Factors such as increasing population of working mothers, rising awareness regarding the benefits of organic baby foods, and higher birth-rates recorded in different regions are expected to drive the demand for baby foods over the period of next five years.

The report projects that demand for dried baby foods is expected to remain dominant in the global market throughout the forecast period. However, the global sales of infant formulas are expected to witness speedier growth compared to other products available in the baby foods market. By the end of 2022, infant formulas sold across the globe are projected to reflect more than 6% CAGR. During this assessment period, revenues procured from global sales of dried baby foods will reflect the lowest CAGR, indicating an uptick in adoption of infant formulas over dried baby foods. Prepared baby foods will also witness lucrative demand, and account for around one-third of global baby food revenues throughout the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing baby foods is a meticulous task that requires attention to eliminating elements causing health problems to babies. Tender age of the babies, coupled with their nascent digestive capacities, makes baby food manufacturing difficult, even for multinational food & beverage companies. The report observes companies such as Nestlé S.A., Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, Cargill Inc., The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Hero Group A.G., Danone, The Kraft Heinz Company, Bellamy Organics, DSM, Arla Foods amba, Abbott Laboratories, Perrigo Company, and Campbell soups Company as active players in the global market for baby foods during the forecast period. These companies will be focusing to capitalizing on the shift to organic baby food over conventional baby foods. Introduction to improved infant formulas will also help these manufacturers extend their baby food product lines.

Essentially the first substitutes to breast milk, baby foods are instrumental in all-round development of toddlers. Manufacturers continue to boost the nutritional content of baby food products, without making them complex for digestion among infants. Proper baby food plays a pivotal role in improving the quality of life of babies at such a tender age, which is why parents from around the world continue to seek ideal infant formulas and solid dried foods for their broods. This report, published by Future Market Insights, provides a 5-year forecast on the global baby food market for the period 2017-2022, and offers key insights about future market direction.

Report Structure

The principal objective of this report is to offer key updates on the global baby foods market, tracking advancements in terms of market expansion and market consolidation. Data analysed across multiple parameters enables this report to offer an insightful forecast on how the market for baby foods will expand globally in the next five-year period.

The report commences with an abridged summary that enlists highlights encompassing the expansion of global baby foods market across multiple regions. This executive summary also offers historical data on the growth of the global baby foods market over the past five years. The report advances with an introduction to the global baby foods market, assessing key aspects that have governed the dynamics of the market till date.

Market Taxonomy


Product Type

Sales Channel

Packaging Type

Age Group

  • North America

  • Dried Baby Food

  • Modern Trade

  • Bottles

  • New born

  • Latin America

  • Infant Formula

  • Departmental and Traditional Grocery Store

  • Jars

  • Infant

  • Europe

  • Prepared Baby Food

  • Convenience Stores

  • Cans

  • Toddler

  • Japan


  • Online Channels

  • Pouches

  • Pre-school

  • APEJ


  • Other Retail Formats

  • Cartons


  • MEA



  • Single serve sachets


 Report Segmentation

The following section enlists key segments included in the taxonomy of the global market for baby foods. In this section, the categories used for segmenting the growth of baby foods from a market standpoint, include product-type, sales channel, packaging type, and age group. As an extension to this section, the report also offers key definitions on terminologies and abbreviations employed throughout the report.

A distinctive section on the dynamics of global baby foods market is also included in the report. Factors governing the undercurrents of baby foods sales across the globe are addressed by gauging their influence on driving the growth of the overall market in the future. A comprehensive analysis on pricing and cost structure of baby foods is also compiled in the report. To accompany this section, the report also provides profitability margins associated with sales of baby foods, and delivers an all-inclusive value chain assessment. Following this section, the report gives details on key raw material sourcing strategies employed by leading manufacturers of baby foods, and also profiles key participants in the global baby foods market on the basis of their market presence.

Key sections of the report include a segment-wise analysis & forecast across the aforementioned segments, and a cross-sectional analysis for evaluating the growth of baby foods markets across multiple regions and different countries. The report concludes with competition tracking of prominent manufacturers of baby foods in the global market. Regulatory undertakings, product developments, mergers and acquisitions involving these players are also included in this section.

The scope of Future Market Insights’ report is to analyse the global market for baby foods and provide an unbiased prognosis on how the market will shape itself by the end of the assessment period.

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