Global Pathfinder Report - Food Intolerance Products

September 2012

International Markets Bureau
MARKET INDICATOR REPORT | SEPTEMBER 2012




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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Food sensitivities, allergens and intolerances are increasingly at the forefront of consumer awareness. According to Euromonitor, the intolerance food market experienced significant growth in recent years, reaching an estimated value of US$9.1 billion in 2011. This market is expected to continue showing strong momentum, with projections to surpass US$13.2 billion in value by 2015. This expansion is driven by an increasing number of particular digestive conditions, including the growing prevalence of wheat-free and gluten-free diets. Improved labelling regulations and a growing number of good tasting and innovative food intolerance products are paving the way for a highly promising niche market, globally.

The growing consumer base of those interested in food intolerance products is encouraging manufacturers to invest further in 'free-from' foods such as those without gluten, wheat, lactose, dairy, nuts, egg, soya, and various additives. Previously, only a few specialty companies offered gluten-free or other intolerance products, but in recent years the market has expanded to not only a growing number of specialty food manufacturers, but large mainstream companies as well. The industry is also inundated with a rising number of private label gluten-free products, targeting budget-conscious consumers.

According to Health Canada, food allergies are sensitivities caused by a reaction of the body's immune system to specific proteins in food. In individuals with allergies, a food protein is mistakenly identified by the immune system as being harmful. In the most extreme cases, food allergies can be fatal.

In comparison, a food intolerance is a sensitivity characterized by negative physiological reactions to a particular food, ranging from mild to severe. Unlike food allergies, where a small amount of food, or even contact with the food's residue can be harmful, consumption of a more standard portion size is generally required to produce symptoms of food intolerance. In most cases, the reaction originates in the gastrointestinal system, caused by an inability to absorb or digest certain products. Whereas food allergies usually generate an immediate reaction, the symptoms of food intolerance may take more time to manifest after consumption.

This report will begin with an overview of global trends in the food intolerance products market. This will be followed by an analysis of the three most important international regions in terms of food intolerance products (North America, Western Europe and Latin America), and each of their largest national markets. Market size data for other international regions, for which country information is more limited, will be provided in the Annex.


GLOBAL OVERVIEW

Food intolerances and sensitivities affect approximately 1-2% of the global population.
More specifically, recent studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) also indicate a higher-than-expected international prevalence of celiac disease. The growing incidence of various food
intolerances around the world is a major indicator of this niche market's long-term sustainability.

Consumers with a food intolerance cannot afford to make casual decisions about anything they consume and are usually eager for information. For them, there is no such thing as too much detail about product ingredients or production methods, as they need to make strategic food choices on a daily basis. The global market for food intolerance products is unique in that for core consumers, these foods are not an optional "lifestyle" choice (like purchasing organic or low-fat foods, for example), but are a virtual necessity in order to prevent adverse reactions that occur with varying levels of severity.

According to Euromonitor, the primary consumers of food intolerance products are educated members of the global middle-class. This group will likely have access to advanced healthcare systems, and is better able to afford the higher cost of the products that comprise this market. However, for many consumers, diagnosis of these commonly misunderstood conditions is rare. There are millions of potential consumers who suffer from physical ailments, but the connection to the specific foods at fault may never be established. Even after diagnosis, however, the high cost of foods that are free from intolerance ingredients prevents many lower-income individuals from strictly adhering to a specialized diet, making them inconsistent consumers in this market. It is also important to note that food intolerance products are increasingly being sought by non-sufferers, who perceive these products to be generally healthier. This growing trend is also contributing to sales in this market.

Sales of Food Intolerance Products by International Region – Retail Value in US$ millions
Region 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
World 5,850.8 6,805.8 7,587.1 7,762.5 8,382.1 9,097.4
North America 2,896.2 3,207.3 3,399.3 3,526.9 3,605.1 3,775.6
Western Europe 1,788.7 2,130.2 2,439.5 2,437.3 2,495.6 2,619.1
Latin America 213.5 357.2 467.2 581.8 879.5 1,162.9
Eastern Europe 534.5 635.6 744.7 645.9 742.3 844.9
Asia Pacific 227.8 246.7 273.6 291.6 324.7 345.8
Australasia 119.9 142.6 153.6 152.4 187.4 196.4
Middle East and Africa 70.2 86.1 109.1 126.6 147.6 152.7
Sales of Food Intolerance Products by International Region
– Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Region 2012 2013 2014 2015
World 9,924.6 10,859.5 11,900.2 13,194.2
North America 3,953.4 4,138.6 4,327.0 4,505.0
Western Europe 2,743.5 2,860.4 2,974.4 3,086.0
Latin America 1,526.5 1,985.0 2,536.3 3,344.8
Eastern Europe 964.7 1,100.4 1,251.5 1,405.8
Asia Pacific 370.7 398.7 429.3 462.7
Australasia 206.0 214.1 222.1 230.5
Middle East and Africa 159.8 162.4 159.6 159.4

Source for both: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data


REGIONAL PROFILE: NORTH AMERICA

*Please note that for the purposes of this report, North America refers to only the United States (U.S.) and Canada. Market size information for the Mexican market is included in the section on Latin America, in keeping with the regional classifications established by Euromonitor, the source database.

The North American region is the largest international market for food intolerance products, with retail sales valued at just under US$3.8 billion in 2011, driven predominantly by the United States. The rising incidence of food intolerances in this region is compounded by the already mainstream nature of many specialty health and wellness products, resulting in steady sales growth. Many consumers will opt for food intolerance products over their standard counterparts as a means to maintain a healthy diet, or avoid certain ingredients that they perceive as negative, even if they have not been diagnosed with an intolerance. This growing trend is reflected in sales of lactose-free products (US$1.6 billion), and gluten-free foods (US$1.3 billion), the two largest categories in the market. While diabetic food hold the smallest share of the food intolerance market in this region, sales are expected to surge by 27% between 2011 and 2015. As a whole, food intolerance products are expected to grow by 19% from 2011 to 2015, to reach sales of over US$4.5 billion in North America alone.

Sales of Food Intolerance Products in North America
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 2,896.2 3,207.3 3,399.3 3,526.9 3,605.1 3,775.6 3,953.4 4,138.6 4,327.0 4,505.0
Diabetic Food 221.1 245.1 269.3 291.8 305.5 317.6 332.8 349.9 372.5 403.6
Gluten-Free Food 674.5 810.0 970.9 1,130.3 1,226.2 1,335.4 1,437.1 1,534.2 1,631.0 1,715.3
Lactose-Free Food 1,590.1 1,580.4 1,556.6 1,549.8 1,574.4 1,610.0 1,656.9 1,694.3 1,727.2 1,764.4
Other Special Milk Formula 410.4 571.9 602.5 555.0 498.9 512.6 526.6 560.3 596.2 621.7

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data
Note 2: As North America is only comprised of two countries, each with their own detailed market size table, sub-category data for the region as a whole will not be presented here.

United States

  • The market for food intolerance products grew by 4.7% in 2011, reaching sales of over US$3.6 billion.
  • Lactose-free food was the largest category in this sector at US$1.5 billion, followed by gluten-free food (US$1.3 billion) and diabetic products (US$307 million).
  • According to the National Institute of Health, some 30-50 million Americans (or 10-16% of the population) were lactose intolerant in 2010.
  • Furthermore, an estimated 3 million people in the United States (less than 1% of the population) have celiac disease, and roughly 40 million (approximately 13% of the population) are non-celiac but gluten intolerant (FoodReactions.org).
  • Euromonitor notes that the diabetic food category, although the smallest segment of the food intolerance products market, is very dynamic in response to growing demand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nearly 26 million Americans (or over 8% of the population) suffered from diabetes in 2010. Additionally, it estimated that 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes, with blood sugar levels lower than can be diagnosed as diabetes but higher than average. The country's obesity rate also continues to rise, expanding the group of consumers that are at a higher risk of developing diabetes. If current trends continue, the CDC forecasts that over 30% of Americans will be diabetic by the year 2050. As proactive consumers seek more diabetic-friendly foods, this intolerance market will likely see further expansion.
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in the United States
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 2,774.4 3,069.3 3,254.4 3,385.0 3,443.8 3,605.6 3,774.9 3,951.6 4,131.9 4,302.1
Diabetic Food 213.0 236.1 260.0 282.9 295.6 307.3 322.1 338.8 361.1 391.8
Diabetic Bakery Products 195.5 218.9 242.5 264.1 276.0 286.6 300.5 316.5 337.9 367.6
Diabetic Confectionery 13.9 13.5 13.8 14.8 15.4 16.1 16.7 17.3 17.9 18.6
Chocolate Confectionery 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3
Sugar Confectionery 12.6 12.2 12.5 13.5 14.1 14.8 15.5 16.0 16.7 17.3
Diabetic Spreads 3.6 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.3 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.5
Other Diabetic Food - - - - - - - - - -
Gluten-Free Food 659.0 791.3 950.0 1,108.9 1,200.3 1,306.6 1,405.3 1,499.4 1,593.5 1,675.4
Gluten-Free Bakery Products 291.8 353.9 424.7 506.3 544.5 589.9 627.0 664.1 698.8 731.7
Gluten-Free Baby Food - - - - - - - - - -
Gluten-Free Pasta 14.1 17.2 21.1 23.3 24.9 26.6 28.8 31.4 33.9 36.2
Other Gluten-Free Food 353.1 420.2 504.2 579.4 630.9 690.0 749.5 803.9 860.8 907.4
Lactose-Free Food 1,509.2 1,489.8 1,461.9 1,457.8 1,470.7 1,501.6 1,543.9 1,576.8 1,605.4 1,638.4
Lactose-Free Dairy Products 518.4 586.0 620.3 646.4 679.5 717.6 750.2 779.5 805.3 829.2
Lactose-Free Ice Cream 49.4 51.1 55.6 57.6 60.0 63.2 65.9 68.0 69.9 72.1
Lactose-Free Milk Formula 941.3 852.6 786.0 753.8 731.2 720.8 727.8 729.3 730.3 737.0
Other Lactose-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Other Special Milk Formula 393.2 552.1 582.5 535.4 477.2 490.2 503.7 536.6 571.8 596.5

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data

Top Five Brands in the American Food Intolerance Products Sector by Company and Market Share (%)
Brand Company Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Enfamil Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. - - - - 16.6 15.4
Lactaid Johnson & Johnson Inc 9.7 9.7 10.3 10.2 9.9 10.1
Isomil Abbott Laboratories Inc 14.1 11.9 9.9 8.7 7.2 6.9
Glutino Glutino USA 3.9 4.6 5.2 5.5 6.0 6.4
Fifty50 Fifty50 Foods 5.1 5.4 5.6 5.9 6.0 6.2

Source: Euromonitor, 2012

Canada

  • Sales of food intolerance products grew by 5% in 2011, reaching just under US$170 million.
  • While lactose-free products maintain the largest proportion of food intolerance product sales (US$108 million), gluten-free food registered a high retail value growth of 11% over the previous year, reaching US$29 million. Diabetic foods, valued at US$10 million, have shown slow but steady growth.
  • An aging population and the growing incidence of food allergies, intolerances and diabetes contribute to the growing sales in this niche market.
  • According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), nearly 2 million Canadians (or 1 in 17) have been diagnosed with diabetes, with a higher prevalence among older demographics. By the end of 2012, it is projected that almost 2.8 million Canadians will have been diagnosed with the disease, marking a 25% increase since the rate recorded in 2007.
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Canada
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 132.9 142.7 148.8 155.8 161.3 169.6 178.0 186.5 194.6 202.4
Diabetic Food 8.9 9.3 9.5 9.7 9.9 10.3 10.7 11.1 11.4 11.8
Diabetic Bakery Products 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.0
Diabetic Confectionery 4.0 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.1 5.2
Chocolate Confectionery 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.7 4.8 4.9
Sugar Confectionery 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Diabetic Spreads 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6
Other Diabetic Food - - - - - - - - - -
Gluten-Free Food 16.9 19.3 21.5 23.5 25.9 28.8 31.7 34.6 37.3 39.9
Gluten-Free Bakery Products 6.2 7.6 8.8 10.0 11.4 12.9 14.5 16.1 17.7 19.1
Gluten-Free Baby Food 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9
Gluten-Free Pasta 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9
Other Gluten-Free Food 8.9 9.8 10.6 11.4 12.3 13.5 14.7 15.9 16.9 17.9
Lactose-Free Food 88.4 93.7 97.2 101.0 103.7 108.2 112.7 117.1 121.5 125.7
Lactose-Free Dairy Products 45.9 49.4 51.8 54.7 56.4 59.1 61.9 64.6 67.3 69.9
Lactose-Free Ice Cream 20.7 21.4 21.9 22.3 22.6 23.3 24.0 24.7 25.4 26.0
Lactose-Free Milk Formula 21.7 22.9 23.5 24.1 24.8 25.8 26.8 27.9 28.8 29.7
Other Lactose-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Other Special Milk Formula 18.8 20.5 20.6 21.6 21.8 22.3 22.9 23.6 24.3 25.1

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data

Top Five Brands in the Canadian Food Intolerance Products Sector by Company and Market Share (%)
Brand Company Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Natrel Agropur Coopérative Agro-Alimentaire 20.0 20.4 20.5 18.8 13.9 14.0
Chapman's David Chapman's Ice Cream Ltd 11.4 11.8 11.7 12.2 12.5 12.8
Enfamil Mead Johnson Nutrition Co - - - - 10.4 10.1
Neilson Saputo Inc - - - 5.8 6.2 6.9
Isomil Abbott Laboratories Inc 6.4 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.0

Source: Euromonitor, 2012

New Product Launches

  • According to Mintel, 2,326 new food intolerance products were launched in Canada and the United States in 2010, and this number grew to 2,550 in 2011. Within the first four months of 2012 (January through April), 891 new food intolerance products were already launched on this market.

New Product Launches in the United States and Canada Matching One or More of the Following Intolerance Claims: "Diabetic," "Gluten-Free," and "Low/No/Reduced Lactose" by Top 10 Product Categoriese

New Product Launches: Description of this image follows.
Description
New Product Launches
Sub-Category 2010 2011 January-April 2012
Snack/Cereal/Energy Bars 104 100 40
Fruit Snacks 69 110 47
Baking Ingredients & Mixes 93 83 24
Meat Products 53 117 29
Sweet Biscuits/Cookies 71 67 31
Spoonable Yogurt 61 70 36
Meal Replacements/Other Drinks 43 71 32
Corn-Based Snacks 56 68 21
Poultry Products 48 71 21
Potato Snacks 73 43 21

Source: Mintel, 2012


REGIONAL PROFILE: WESTERN EUROPE

The aging Western European population presents a large segment of individuals for whom health is a primary concern. As a whole, consumers in this region are already knowledgeable but want to be better informed about the characteristics of their food and beverages. Health and wellness products are no longer viewed as niche commodities, but appeal to a number of consumer groups and enjoy wide distribution through various formats, including discounters. Coupled with the rising incidence of obesity, diabetes, celiac disease, other diagnosed food intolerances, as well as growing consumer awareness of how such conditions may be addressed through dietary changes, this "normalization" trend has expanded the food intolerance products market.

Most food intolerance categories in Western Europe continued to show strong sales growth in 2011, with the total market reaching a value of over US$2.6 billion. As food intolerance products are a necessity rather than a choice for most consumers who buy them, factors like price and marketing activities tend to have little influence on core demand in this region. However, there is a large and growing segment of consumers who purchase food intolerance products, without actually suffering from a related condition. The strong acceptance of health and wellness foods as offering beneficial properties, has contributed to a growing number of Europeans seeking alternative products. Many believe, for example, that gluten-free or non-dairy products are overall healthier options, and will consume these specialized items to reach health goals, such as losing weight.

Economic uncertainty will likely lead some consumers to trade down to cheaper brands and private label products. Coupled with growing consumer interest, this will create opportunities for new products and brands that offer innovative flavour variants, formats, packaging options or additional health properties. Despite the potential for private labels, Euromonitor predicts that larger companies are best prepared to meet these future demands. Compared to smaller producers, the existing market leaders in this region have better resources to conduct research and develop new products, as well as stronger marketing and sales tools.

Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Western Europe
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 1,788.7 2,130.2 2,439.5 2,437.3 2,495.6 2,619.1 2,743.5 2,860.4 2,974.4 3,086.0
Diabetic Food 258.6 290.4 315.6 306.3 301.4 303.9 307.1 309.2 313.3 317.2
Diabetic Bakery Products 71.5 79.6 88.6 88.4 89.4 91.5 93.9 96.3 99.1 102.2
Diabetic Confectionery 158.1 177.6 190.3 182.2 177.3 177.4 177.9 177.5 178.7 179.6
Diabetic Spreads 19.8 22.7 25.2 24.5 23.9 24.3 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.6
Other Diabetic Food 9.2 10.6 11.6 11.2 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8
Gluten-Free Food 732.8 875.3 1,004.1 1,023.1 1,069.6 1,138.6 1,203.6 1,265.3 1,326.1 1,385.9
Gluten-Free Bakery Products 398.0 476.5 544.4 553.4 589.9 634.5 675.3 713.6 749.0 784.5
Gluten-Free Baby Food 201.4 231.7 255.9 249.5 247.7 255.1 263.7 272.5 282.6 292.9
Gluten-Free Pasta 104.4 128.9 157.2 166.8 174.6 186.8 197.8 208.4 219.7 230.0
Other Gluten-Free Food 29.0 38.1 46.6 53.4 57.4 62.2 66.9 70.8 74.9 78.4
Lactose-Free Food 658.6 807.7 931.2 927.9 949.5 1,002.0 1,055.8 1,106.6 1,156.1 1,202.1
Lactose-Free Dairy Products 518.4 648.8 759.0 762.3 785.0 833.6 881.3 925.7 967.7 1,006.3
Lactose-Free Ice Cream 48.2 56.4 64.1 60.7 60.6 62.7 65.1 67.6 70.2 73.2
Lactose-Free Milk Formula 83.7 93.3 97.9 92.4 90.3 91.2 93.8 96.7 100.5 104.1
Other Lactose-Free Food 8.3 9.3 10.2 12.5 13.6 14.6 15.6 16.6 17.7 18.6
Other Special Milk Formula 138.7 156.8 188.6 180.0 175.1 174.6 176.9 179.3 178.8 180.9

Source: Euromonitor 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data

The three largest Western European markets, United Kingdom, France and Germany, are also the most developed in terms of food intolerance products.

United Kingdom

  • The British market for food intolerance products grew by 4.5% in 2011, reaching a total retail sales value of US$188 million.
  • Gluten-free food accounts for a dominant share of food intolerance product sales (US$135 million in 2011), benefiting from the entry of the first major private label intolerance range in 2010, Sainsbury's freefrom.
  • Lactose-free food is the second-largest category in the British food intolerance market, valued at just under US$30 million in 2011, followed by diabetic foods (US$19 million).
  • According to estimates from Diabetes UK, a charitable organization, 2.8 million people were diagnosed with the disease in 2011, on top of an estimated 850,000 undiagnosed sufferers. Despite this large and growing population, sales growth in the diabetic food category is expected to remain slow.
  • Sainsbury's and Asda are expected to compete for the position of leading food intolerance retailer, with both offering an extensive variety of products, following dramatic range expansion in 2010-2011. While Sainsbury's will likely benefit from its new private label range and a wider selection of products overall, Asda is better suited to attract cost-conscious consumers with food intolerances, due to a focus on everyday low prices.
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in the United Kingdom
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 125.8 140.3 154.6 167.8 179.7 187.8 194.9 200.5 203.8 205.5
Diabetic Food 18.9 19.2 19.2 19.2 19.3 19.2 19.4 19.7 20.4 21.0
Diabetic Bakery Products - - - - - - - - - -
Diabetic Confectionery 18.9 19.2 19.2 19.2 19.3 19.2 19.4 19.7 20.4 21.0
Diabetic Spreads - - - - - - - - - -
Other Diabetic Food - - - - - - - - - -
Gluten-Free Food 80.7 93.2 105.8 117.4 127.9 134.8 140.7 145.2 147.4 148.2
Gluten-Free Bakery Products 64.1 73.7 83.5 92.2 100.1 104.9 109.0 112.3 113.5 113.8
Gluten-Free Baby Food 15.0 17.1 18.9 20.6 22.1 23.2 24.1 24.6 25.0 25.1
Gluten-Free Pasta 1.6 2.4 3.4 4.6 5.7 6.7 7.6 8.3 8.8 9.2
Other Gluten-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Lactose-Free Food 24.9 26.0 26.8 27.9 28.9 29.7 30.6 31.7 33.2 34.5
Lactose-Free Dairy Products 7.9 8.2 8.5 8.8 9.2 9.5 9.8 10.0 10.0 10.0
Lactose-Free Ice Cream - - - - - - - - - -
Lactose-Free Milk Formula 17.0 17.8 18.4 19.1 19.7 20.1 20.8 21.7 23.2 24.5
Other Lactose-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Other Special Milk Formula 1.3 1.9 2.8 3.3 3.7 4.1 4.2 3.9 2.8 1.8

Source: Euromonitor 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year

Top Five Brands in the British Food Intolerance Products Sector by Company and Market Share (%)
Brand Company Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Farley's Heinz Co., HJ 7.6 7.8 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.8
Trufree Dr Schär GmbH - - 6.3 6.6 6.5 6.5
SMA Pfizer Inc. - - - - 6.8 6.5
Dietary Specials Nutrition Point Ltd. 3.5 4.2 4.3 4.7 5.1 5.4
Boots Diabetic The Boots Co. Plc 6.6 6.2 5.8 5.2 4.7 4.6

Source: Euromonitor, 2012

France

  • Sales of food intolerance products in France grew by 13.6% in 2011 to reach US$127.2 million.
  • Gluten-free food was the most dynamic food intolerance category in 2011, growing by 21% to reach sales of just under US$76 million. This category benefited from rising public awareness of celiac disease as well as the addition of new gluten-free variants to the portfolios of companies across the wider packaged food market.
  • Although significantly smaller categories, diabetic foods and lactose-free products both recorded sales growth over the 2006 to 2011 period, reaching values of US$11 million and US$6 million, respectively.
  • Improvements in terms of distribution through mainstream retail channels had a positive impact on the performance of food intolerance products in France.
  • Leading retailers in France such as Carrefour, Leclerc and Casino, will undoubtedly expand their private label food intolerance ranges to garner sales growth, particularly in categories where private label penetration is currently weak.
  • Rising health awareness among French consumers should support further growth amongst private label products in the food intolerance sector. Aside from their affordability as compared to branded alternatives, improvements in quality will also help to make private label products more popular.
  • In 2010, following a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) ruling on Danone's Actimel brand, France introduced tougher legislation on the type of health claims that can be made for health and wellness products. Health claims and ingredients used in these products are now subject to rigorous examination, and must be authorised by the EFSA.
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in France
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 82.3 87.3 92.9 101.2 112.0 127.2 139.8 151.4 162.6 175.5
Diabetic Food 6.6 7.3 8.1 9.0 9.9 11.0 12.0 13.1 14.3 15.7
Diabetic Bakery Products 3.6 3.8 4.1 4.3 4.6 4.9 5.3 5.7 6.1 6.6
Diabetic Confectionery 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.3 3.7 4.1 4.7 5.5
Diabetic Spreads 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.7 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.6
Other Diabetic Food - - - - - - - - - -
Gluten-Free Food 43.5 45.6 47.6 53.5 62.6 75.7 86.0 95.0 103.5 113.4
Gluten-Free Bakery Products 24.0 25.2 26.2 30.5 36.7 45.8 52.7 58.4 63.5 70.4
Gluten-Free Baby Food 17.5 18.2 18.9 20.2 22.6 25.6 28.1 30.6 33.2 35.5
Gluten-Free Pasta 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.2 2.7 3.1 3.4 3.7 4.0
Other Gluten-Free Food 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.4
Lactose-Free Food 4.3 4.6 4.7 5.0 5.4 5.9 6.6 7.3 7.9 8.6
Lactose-Free Dairy Products 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4
Lactose-Free Ice Cream 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lactose-Free Milk Formula 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.4 4.8 5.4 6.0 6.6 7.2
Other Lactose-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Other Special Milk Formula 27.9 29.8 32.4 33.7 34.1 34.6 35.2 36.1 36.9 37.8

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data

Top Five Brands in the French Food Intolerance Products Sector by Company and Market Share (%)
Brand Company Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Dr Schär Dr Schär GmbH 15.6 15.3 14.6 13.8 13.8 14.5
Hipp Hipp GmbH & Co Vertrieb KG 5.0 5.8 5.7 7.2 8.3 8.3
Babybio Vitagermine SA 1.1 4.8 5.5 5.7 6.0 6.0
Gerblé Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd - - - - 2.2 3.7
Allegro Société Valpiform SA 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.9 3.6

Source: Euromonitor, 2012

Germany

  • In Germany, the food intolerance products market is valued at US$865 million, and steady growth is expected, with the category projected to reach a value of US$975 million in 2015.
  • Lactose-free food is the sector's largest category with sales of US$388 million in 2011, followed by gluten-free food products (US$314 million) and diabetic foods (US$151 million).
  • The "reformhäuser," a certified health shop that specializes in organic and food intolerance products, is the primary distribution channel for such items
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Germany
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 612.5 680.6 734.5 787.9 828.3 864.5 894.3 918.3 949.0 974.5
Diabetic Food 139.2 144.8 147.7 150.4 151.5 151.4 149.9 146.8 144.8 142.0
Diabetic Bakery Products 20.5 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.8 20.5 20.0 19.2 18.6 17.9
Diabetic Confectionery 95.2 99.2 101.7 104.2 105.2 105.4 104.7 102.7 101.6 99.7
Diabetic Spreads 15.6 16.4 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.9 16.8 16.5 16.4 16.1
Other Diabetic Food 7.9 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.2
Gluten-Free Food 184.4 209.2 237.6 268.5 292.9 313.8 331.3 346.3 364.3 380.0
Gluten-Free Bakery Products 54.0 62.8 74.5 88.5 99.3 108.8 116.8 123.8 131.9 138.9
Gluten-Free Baby Food 72.0 76.1 79.6 82.5 84.9 87.1 89.2 91.1 93.5 95.8
Gluten-Free Pasta 34.3 43.1 52.4 61.8 69.3 75.5 80.3 84.3 89.3 93.6
Other Gluten-Free Food 24.0 27.3 31.2 35.7 39.4 42.4 45.0 47.2 49.6 51.7
Lactose-Free Food 277.9 316.2 338.4 358.0 372.8 387.9 401.3 413.2 427.6 440.2
Lactose-Free Dairy Products 253.0 291.9 314.4 334.3 349.0 363.9 377.1 388.7 402.8 414.8
Lactose-Free Ice Cream 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Lactose-Free Milk Formula 16.3 15.5 14.8 14.3 14.1 14.0 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.5
Other Lactose-Free Food 8.5 8.8 9.0 9.3 9.5 9.8 10.0 10.1 10.4 10.6
Other Special Milk Formula 11.0 10.4 10.8 10.9 11.0 11.4 11.8 12.1 12.3 12.3

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data

Top Five Brands in the German Food Intolerance Products Sector by Company and Market Share (%)
Brand Company Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
MinusL OMIRA Oberland-Milchverwertung
Ravensburg GmbH
21.2 22.4 22.3 22.0 21.7 21.7
LACtosefrei Breisgaumilch GmbH 15.2 15.7 17.1 17.2 17.2 17.2
Schneekoppe Laurens Spethmann Holding AG & Co 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0
Dr Schär Dr Schär GmbH 4.0 4.9 5.6 5.9 6.4 6.7
Glutano Dr Schär GmbH - 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.7

Source: Euromonitor, 2012

New Product Launches

  • According to Mintel, 3,359 new food intolerance products were launched in Western Europe in 2010, followed by 3,679 in 2011. Between January and April 2012, 1,540 new food intolerance products were launched on this market.

New Product Launches in Western Europe Matching One or More of the Following Intolerance Claims: "Diabetic," "Gluten-Free," and "Low/No/Reduced Lactose" by Top 10 Product Categories

New Product Launches: Description of this image follows.
Description
New Product Launches
Sub-Category 2010 2011 Jan-Apr 2012
Meat Products 261 296 95
Bread & Bread Products 154 132 52
Sweet Biscuits/Cookies 124 156 39
Spoonable Yogurt 115 99 38
Cakes, Pastries & Sweet Goods 90 109 28
Hard Cheese & Semi-Hard Cheese 85 102 38
Baking Ingredients & Mixes 89 87 45
Baby Savoury Meals & Dishes 86 99 9
Baby Fruit Products, Desserts & Yogurts 75 82 28
Poultry Products 71 82 31

Source: Mintel, 2012


REGIONAL PROFILE: LATIN AMERICA

A new culture of health-consciousness is quickly emerging in Latin America, contributing to sales growth in the food intolerance products sector. Retail sales value amounted to just under US$1.6 billion in 2011 for the region as a whole, which is more than five times the size of the market in 2006. Euromonitor projects that the Latin American food intolerance products market will reach sales of over US$3.5 billion in 2015.

The desire to fight obesity is strong, as a means to both prevent diseases such as diabetes, and maintain body image, the latter trend being particularly evident in Brazil. This has led to more effective weight control measures being adopted by many consumers and, for those who are already diabetic, the regular monitoring of glucose and increased consumption of diabetic food. In contrast, gluten-free remains an underdeveloped product category and is expected to record minimal growth over the forecast period of 2012 to 2015. This may be attributable to the prevalence of corn-based (rather than wheat-based) products in this region, as well as limited awareness, diagnosis and subsequent treatment of gluten intolerances.

As manufacturers focus more of their resources on this dynamic niche, the growing range of products on offer will likely attract more consumers. Specifically, a growing number of consumers are expected to gain awareness of conditions such as lactose and gluten intolerance. This will support stronger sales growth into the future. However, as a whole, the availability of food intolerance products is still largely limited compared to other international regions. Key players in food intolerance products in Latin America are mainly local manufacturers with restricted production capacity, and distribution that's focused on urban areas. Furthermore, the infrastructure required to manufacture food intolerance products, such as contamination-controlled sites and raw materials, pose a challenge to multinationals and small producers. There is a significant level of investment involved in entering these niche, but expanding, markets.

Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Latin America
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance
Products
206.0 328.0 427.0 624.0 879.0 1,183.0 1,569.0 2,060.0 2,658.0 3,537.0
Diabetic Food 20.7 29.0 41.7 65.9 118.2 189.2 289.6 447.5 681.6 1,058.6
Diabetic Bakery Products 0.3 0.3 0.3 7.1 13.0 25.9 48.4 87.6 144.4 229.8
Diabetic Confectionery 18.7 25.9 36.7 51.7 87.2 126.0 191.2 298.0 469.8 742.1
Chocolate Confectionery 17.5 24.0 32.9 42.4 53.0 62.9 73.1 85.3 99.4 114.8
Sugar Confectionery 1.2 1.9 3.9 9.2 34.2 63.2 118.0 212.7 370.5 627.3
Diabetic Spreads 1.7 2.8 4.6 7.1 18.0 37.3 49.9 61.9 67.3 86.6
Gluten-Free Food 2.2 2.7 3.2 3.6 4.0 4.3 4.7 5.0 5.3 5.6
Gluten-Free Bakery
Products
0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Other Gluten-Free Food 2.0 2.3 2.8 3.2 3.5 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.7 5.0

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data

While Mexico and Brazil are presently the largest food intolerance markets in the region, opportunities should not be seen as limited to these two countries.

Mexico

  • Food intolerance products in Mexico were valued at just under US$870 million, but the market is growing at a rapid pace, with projections to reach sales of almost US$3 billion by 2015.
  • Lactose-free food is the largest category (US$649 million), characterized by lactose-free dairy products. The diabetic foods market is small in comparison (US$121 million), but it registered impressive growth from 2010 to 2011, and is expected to grow to more than seven times its current size by 2015.
  • Sales in this market reflect the growing number of Mexican consumers that suffer from the symptoms of food intolerance. Many Mexicans previously attributed intestinal discomfort to gastritis or colitis. However, consumers became more observant of their eating habits, with many detecting intolerance to dairy products in particular. Strong sales in the lactose-free category reflect the frequency of self-detection and self-treatment using the appropriate products.
  • According to estimates published by the Ministry of Health, the incidence of diabetes will be responsible for the deaths of 100,000 Mexicans in 2012. It is estimated that close to 10% of the population suffers from diabetes and that this number will continue grow. However, unlike lactose-free products, diabetic foods are typically only purchased following the diagnosis and recommendation of a physician.
  • Manufacturers such as Estee increased their distribution of diabetic spreads to include leading grocery retailers. Other players, such as Dickinsons and St Dalfour, have also recognized the importance of this niche and expanded their product offering considerably.
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Mexico
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 106.5 202.7 275.2 420.3 616.7 868.9 1,199.0 1,634.5 2,171.2 2,966.2
Diabetic Food 1.4 2.7 5.9 20.0 61.3 120.9 206.6 343.9 548.8 884.5
Diabetic Bakery Products - - - 6.8 12.7 25.5 48.0 87.1 143.9 229.3
Diabetic Confectionery 1.4 2.3 4.9 11.2 36.0 64.0 115.1 201.8 345.0 576.6
Chocolate Confectionery 0.5 0.8 1.4 3.1 5.6 7.8 10.0 12.5 15.4 18.8
Sugar Confectionery 1.0 1.6 3.5 8.1 30.4 56.2 105.1 189.3 329.6 557.8
Diabetic Spreads - 0.4 1.0 2.0 12.6 31.4 43.5 55.0 59.8 78.5
Lactose-Free Food 49.1 119.4 180.2 312.6 462.5 649.4 888.2 1,180.8 1,506.3 1,960.0
Lactose-Free Dairy Products 44.9 114.6 174.8 306.3 454.9 640.4 877.4 1,167.7 1,490.3 1,940.1
Lactose-Free Milk Formula 4.2 4.7 5.5 6.3 7.5 9.0 10.8 13.1 16.0 19.8
Other Special Milk Formula 56.0 80.6 89.1 87.7 92.9 98.5 104.1 109.8 116.1 121.7

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data
Note 2: At the time of preparing this report, information on gluten-free products in Mexico was not available

Top Five Brands in the Mexican Food Intolerance Products Sector by Company and Market Share (%)
Brand Company Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Alpura Ganaderos Productores de Leche Pura SA de CV - 5.7 15.9 30.6 34.0 34.3
Lala Industrial Lala SA de CV, Grupo - 3.0 6.0 13.7 21.5 25.6
Nan Nestlé SA 53.1 45.6 32.7 24.7 16.9 11.7
Delsy Mexilac SA de CV 18.3 8.3 5.4 4.4 3.2 3.6
Parmalat Industrial Lala SA de CV, Grupo - 1.0 3.5 3.5 2.9 2.4

Source: Euromonitor, 2012

Brazil

  • Food intolerance products are still regarded as a niche market in Brazil, reflected by the low sales compared to other countries. The Brazilian market was valued at US$84.1 million in 2011.
  • Diabetic food is the largest category by far (US$60 million), but lactose-free milk formula is expected to continue showing the highest growth, at 153% from 2011 to 2015.
  • According to Datamonitor, food intolerance products are mainly available in the south and southeastern regions of Brazil, and are limited to select supermarkets and hypermarkets.
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Brazil
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 26.3 34.1 43.6 57.0 71.5 84.1 97.1 111.2 126.5 143.3
Diabetic Food 18.6 25.5 34.8 43.8 51.7 59.5 67.8 77.5 88.7 100.8
Diabetic Confectionery 16.9 23.0 31.2 38.8 46.4 53.6 61.4 70.6 81.2 92.7
Diabetic Spreads 1.7 2.4 3.6 5.0 5.3 5.9 6.4 6.9 7.5 8.1
Lactose-Free Food 5.6 6.4 6.5 7.4 11.0 15.3 19.9 25.4 31.4 38.7
Other Special Milk Formula 2.2 2.3 2.3 5.7 8.7 9.3 9.4 8.2 6.4 3.9

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data
Note 2: At the time of preparing this report, information on gluten-free products in Brazil was not available

Top Five Brands in the Brazilian Food Intolerance Products Sector by Company and Market Share (%)
Brand Company Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Nestlé Nestlé SA 33.9 22.5 20.7 22.2 21.6 23.5
Duitt SPA - Sociedade de Produtos Alimentícios Ltda 25.4 14.0 12.7 13.1 12.1 9.9
Talento Nestlé SA - - - 8.5 7.6 9.5
Nan Nestlé SA - 8.3 6.7 5.2 4.1 7.6
Queensberry Kiviks Markmav Indústria Alimentícia Ltda - 5.9 6.7 7.8 8.3 7.1

Source: Euromonitor, 2012

New Product Launches

  • According to Mintel, 3,786 new food intolerance products were launched in Latin America in 2010, growing slightly to 3,859 in 2011. In 2012, this region saw 1,459 new food intolerance product launches from January through April.

New Product Launches in Latin America Matching One or More of the Following Intolerance Claims: "Diabetic," "Gluten-Free," and "Low/No/Reduced Lactose" by Top 10 Product Categories

New Product Launches: Description of this image follows.
Description
New Product Launches
Sub-Category 2010 2011 January-April 2012
Vegetables 132 160 55
Baking Ingredients & Mixes 109 121 68
Beverage Mixes 116 114 45
Oils 114 124 37
Pickled Condiments 109 96 47
White Milk 104 108 20
Coffee 91 102 38
Seasonings 85 107 28
Confiture & Fruit Spreads 68 102 46
Carbonated Soft Drinks 87 80 33

Source: Mintel, 2012

New Food Intolerance Product Launches
in Latin America by Launch Type, 2011
Launch Type Total
Completely New Product 2,801
New Packaging 2,076
New Variety/Range Extension 1,843
New Formulation 148
Re-launch 135

Source: Mintel, 2012

New Food Intolerance Product Launches
in Latin America by Company, 2011
Company Total
Nestlé 151
Bimbo 86
Dia 84
Unilever 77
Danone 76
Kraft Foods 72
PepsiCo 71
Wal-Mart 67
Coop - Cooperativa de consumo 53
H-E-B 51

Source: Mintel, 2012


ANNEX: OTHER REGIONAL DATA

Eastern Europe

Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Eastern Europe and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - EASTERN EUROPE
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 499.3 550.5 612.3 671.2 742.3 815.4 890.6 970.8 1,058.6 1,150.2
Diabetic Food 338.6 367.8 399.7 431.2 468.2 505.6 542.5 580.9 622.2 663.5
Gluten-Free Food 75.0 83.7 89.4 94.2 101.9 109.2 116.5 124.2 131.9 140.3
Lactose-Free Food 14.5 16.6 19.3 22.8 26.1 30.2 35.1 40.6 46.6 53.1
Other Special Milk Formula 71.2 82.4 103.8 123.0 146.1 170.6 196.4 225.2 258.0 293.3
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Eastern Europe and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - RUSSIA
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 358.0 393.6 441.6 492.8 550.5 608.8 668.0 730.8 799.0 869.0
Diabetic Food 267.7 290.9 318.9 347.0 380.4 413.5 445.8 479.2 514.9 550.2
Gluten-Free Food 37.1 41.2 42.9 43.6 47.1 50.7 54.3 57.9 61.3 65.0
Lactose-Free Food 6.8 8.2 10.1 12.4 14.9 18.0 21.8 26.1 30.8 36.0
Other Special Milk Formula 46.4 53.3 69.7 89.9 108.1 126.6 146.1 167.8 192.1 217.9
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Eastern Europe and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - POLAND
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 62.5 68.2 74.4 79.6 84.7 89.3 94.1 99.1 104.3 109.7
Diabetic Food 30.1 32.1 34.3 36.2 37.6 38.9 40.2 41.5 42.7 43.8
Gluten-Free Food 24.2 26.9 29.7 32.5 35.5 37.9 40.4 42.9 45.6 48.2
Lactose-Free Food 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.0
Other Special Milk Formula 6.4 7.3 8.2 8.7 9.3 10.0 10.9 11.9 13.2 14.7
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Eastern Europe and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - HUNGARY
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 29.6 35.4 39.6 40.4 42.7 46.2 49.9 54.1 58.9 64.3
Diabetic Food 13.4 16.7 18.8 18.0 18.7 20.2 22.1 24.2 26.6 29.4
Gluten-Free Food 8.7 10.0 10.8 11.3 12.0 12.9 13.8 14.8 16.0 17.3
Lactose-Free Food 3.1 3.5 3.9 4.3 4.6 5.0 5.5 5.9 6.4 6.9
Other Special Milk Formula 4.4 5.2 6.0 6.7 7.3 8.0 8.5 9.2 9.9 10.7
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Eastern Europe and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - CZECH REPUBLIC
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 15.9 16.9 17.5 17.6 18.0 18.3 18.9 19.3 20.0 20.7
Diabetic Food 12.8 13.4 13.7 13.6 13.9 14.1 14.3 14.5 15.0 15.3
Gluten-Free Food 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.9
Lactose-Free Food 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2
Other Special Milk Formula - 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data

Asia Pacific

Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Asia Pacific and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - ASIA PACIFIC
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 256.5 274.3 294.7 311.7 324.7 343.8 365.1 389.1 415.5 445.0
Diabetic Food 97.7 105.4 112.1 118.0 124.7 134.1 145.1 157.9 172.6 189.3
Gluten-Free Food 5.5 6.7 7.0 7.3 6.8 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.8
Lactose-Free Food 66.5 69.0 71.3 74.4 76.1 78.9 82.4 86.3 90.8 95.7
Other Special Milk Formula 86.9 93.2 104.3 112.0 117.1 124.4 131.6 139.0 146.3 154.3
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Asia Pacific and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - JAPAN
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 135.8 141.1 144.4 146.2 147.4 148.4 150.1 152.7 155.8 159.5
Diabetic Food 74.3 77.5 78.3 79.0 80.0 81.9 84.3 87.4 90.9 94.7
Gluten-Free Food 5.4 6.6 6.9 7.2 6.6 6.2 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.6
Lactose-Free Food 43.7 44.8 45.5 46.2 46.3 47.0 48.1 49.5 51.3 53.3
Other Special Milk Formula 12.5 12.4 13.7 13.8 14.5 13.4 11.7 10.0 8.0 5.9
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Asia Pacific and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - SOUTH KOREA
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 45.2 46.4 48.8 51.0 53.2 55.9 58.7 61.8 65.1 68.8
Diabetic Food - - - - - - - - - -
Gluten-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Lactose-Free Food 9.9 10.3 10.9 11.4 11.7 12.2 12.7 13.2 13.7 14.1
Other Special Milk Formula 35.4 36.1 37.9 39.6 41.5 43.6 46.0 48.6 51.4 54.6
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Asia Pacific and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - CHINA
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 20.9 25.0 30.1 34.7 40.0 47.2 55.3 64.7 75.5 88.0
Diabetic Food 20.9 25.0 30.1 34.7 40.0 47.2 55.3 64.7 75.5 88.0
Gluten-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Lactose-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Other Special Milk Formula - - - - - - - - - -
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Asia Pacific and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - THAILAND
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 11.4 12.1 13.1 13.9 14.9 15.8 16.9 18.0 19.2 20.5
Diabetic Food - - 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gluten-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Lactose-Free Food 6.9 7.3 7.7 8.1 8.5 8.8 9.2 9.6 10.0 10.5
Other Special Milk Formula 4.5 4.8 5.4 5.8 6.4 7.0 7.7 8.4 9.1 10.0
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Asia Pacific and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - INDONESIA
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 6.5 7.7 9.0 10.1 11.4 12.6 13.7 14.9 16.0 17.2
Diabetic Food 1.6 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.0
Gluten-Free Food - - - - - - - - - -
Lactose-Free Food 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4
Other Special Milk Formula 4.8 5.5 6.2 6.9 7.8 8.8 9.8 10.8 11.7 12.8

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data

Australasia

Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Australasia and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - AUSTRALASIA
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 144.7 154.9 166.4 177.6 187.4 200.3 212.9 226.2 239.8 253.6
Diabetic Food 18.3 19.3 19.9 20.5 21.6 22.8 24.0 25.3 26.7 28.2
Gluten-Free Food 32.6 38.5 44.1 49.7 55.4 61.4 67.5 74.1 80.9 88.0
Lactose-Free Food 73.2 74.9 77.7 81.9 84.3 88.8 93.0 97.5 102.0 106.6
Other Special Milk Formula 20.6 22.2 24.8 25.6 26.2 27.4 28.4 29.4 30.2 30.9
Sales of Food Intolerance Products in Australasia and Major Countries
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions - AUSTRALIA
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 130.5 140.9 152.2 162.2 173.4 185.6 197.5 210.0 223.0 236.1
Diabetic Food 18.3 19.3 19.9 20.5 21.6 22.8 24.0 25.3 26.7 28.2
Gluten-Free Food 31.9 37.8 43.4 48.8 54.5 60.4 66.4 72.8 79.6 86.6
Lactose-Free Food 62.2 64.6 67.4 70.4 73.9 77.9 81.6 85.6 89.6 93.6
Other Special Milk Formula 18.1 19.2 21.6 22.6 23.5 24.6 25.5 26.4 27.1 27.8

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data

Middle East and Africa

Sales of Food Intolerance Products in the Middle East and Africa
– Historic/Forecast Retail Value in US$ millions
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Food Intolerance Products 78.4 87.0 102.9 126.8 147.6 154.9 164.3 169.1 168.2 169.7
Diabetic Food 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5
Gluten-Free Food 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Lactose-Free Food 3.8 5.8 8.0 9.5 12.5 17.3 22.8 29.3 36.6 45.4
Other Special Milk Formula 73.7 80.2 93.9 116.2 133.9 136.4 140.2 138.4 130.2 122.8

Source: Euromonitor, 2012
Note: 2011 figures are estimates based on partial-year data
Note 2: Market size information for food intolerance products is not available by country for this particular region

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Global Pathfinder Report: Food Intolerance Products
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