Food colors are considered as food additives or ingredients which are used commercially in food and drinks which makes make the product more attractive, appetizing, appealing, and informative allowing consumers to identify products on sight. The association of colors with different flavors determines the consumer perception of flavor from colors will mark the growth of this market. According to FDA, color additive is any dye, pigment or substance which added or applied to a food, drug or cosmetic, or to the human body, is capable (alone or through reactions with other substances) of imparting color.

Global Key Players and Competition Analysis

The key market players profiled in Food Colors are Chr. Hansen S/A (Denmark), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Sensient Technologies (U.S.), D.D. Williamson & Co. Inc. (DDW) (U.S.), Kalsec Inc. (U.S.), Doehler Group (Germany), and FMC Corporation (U.S.) among many others.

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Segmentation Analysis

The global Food Colors market has been divided into ingredient, type, form, application, and region. Based on Ingredient: Natural (Carotenoids, Anthocyanin, Paprika Extract, Curcumin, Chlorophyll, Spirulina and Others) and synthetic (Red, Green, Yellow & Orange, Blue, and Others). Based on Type: Natural and Synthetic. Based on Form: Liquid, Gel, Powder, and Paste. Based on Application: Beverages, Bakery & Confectionary, Dairy Products, Meat Products, Savory & Snacks, and Others (condiments, dressings, frozen products). Based on Region: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and ROW.

Regional Analysis

Food Colors Market offers huge growth opportunities for the industrial players. The market is fragmented and marked by the presence of several large and small-scale vendors. Market players are pouring in million dollars for product innovation.  Innovative premium products and launch of organic/natural colors remain the central focus of the companies.  Most of the industrial players are diversifying and augmenting their capacities based on strategic product positioning and target audience.

Market Scope

The increasing consumer awareness on health and wellness and their growing interest to adopt natural colors instead of synthetic colors is fueling the demand of natural food colors. This is attributed to increasing incidence of diseases and rising health concern of consumers both in developed and developing economies over the past few years. Consumers seek alternatives to synthetic colors and their increasing inclination towards natural flavors such as soy sauce, lemon, tomato, and other natural ingredients will drive the demand of natural food colors over synthetic food colors.

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Industry News:

May 2016, Archer Daniels Midland Company introduced natural carmine alternatives for meat products, meat analogues and ready meals application. The colorings are available in various shades to suit the specific requirement of the customer

May- 2016, Sensient Technology Corporation launched some innovative food color solutions for the bakery products. The name of the color solution is red velvet.


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