Gourmet salts are untreated, hand harvested salts with low sodium content and without additives. These salts are used to add profligacy, flavor and dressing to food products. Gourmet salts have better solubility, exotic flavor, moisture and superior mineral content.
To understand and assess the opportunities in this market, the report is categorically split into three sections, namely, market analysis by product, application, and region. The report analyzes the global gourmet salts market in terms of market value (US$ Mn) and volume (tons).
The report starts with an overview of the global gourmet salts market and usage of these salts in various applications across the globe. In the same section, PMR covers the global gourmet salts market performance in terms of revenue and consumption. This section includes PMR’s analysis of key trends, drivers, and restraints from supply and demand perspectives. Impact analysis of key growth drivers and restraints, based on the weighted average model, is included in this report to better equip clients with crystal clear decision-making insights.
Rising viewership of cookery shows and competitions is increasing popularity of fancy and exotic cooking styles that use specialty ingredients such as gourmet salts. Gourmet salt manufacturers can tie up with popular cooking channels and shows to promote their products. Also, manufacturers can promote their products at various food exhibitions held worldwide in order to enhance product visibility. These factors are driving the overall gourmet salts market growth.
The next section of the report analyzes the market on the basis of application and presents the market size in terms of value and volume for the forecast period (2015 - 2025).
The gourmet salts market is segmented as follows:
The next section of the report analyzes the market on the basis of product types and presents the market size in terms of value and volume for the forecast period.
On the basis of product type the market is segmented into:
Of these, the fleur de sel accounted for 19.9% share of the overall gourmet salts market in 2014, followed by coarse salts. The gourmet salts market is mainly driven by factors such as increasing urbanization and growing westernization, adoption of convenience food and rising popularity of live cooking shows. On the other hand, growing health awareness is influencing consumer preference towards natural and healthy food.
The section that follows analyzes the market on the basis of application and presents the market size in terms of value and volume for the forecast period.
On the basis of application the market is segment as follows:
Of the aforementioned segments, the bakery and confectionery segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. However, the meat and poultry segment is expected to dominate the gourmet salts market in terms of share contribution, accounting for 31.9% share of the overall market by 2025. Manufacturers and distributors are focused towards launching various types of specialty gourmet salts to enhance their brand visibility. For instance, In September 2014, Salt House, a sister company to J.C. Peacock and Co. Ltd. launched a new range of gourmet salts, including Himalayan pink salt and Hawaiian black lava salt.
The section that follows analyzes the market on the basis of region and presents the market size in terms of value for the forecast period.
Regions covered in the report are as follows:
Of the aforementioned segments, the Western Europe market is expected to expand at the highest CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. However, North America market is expected to grow at faster rate during forecast period. In terms of volume, Western Europe is expected to contribute highest market share. Fleur de sel and coarse salt segments expected to contributes 35.0% of total gourmet salts market in Western Europe.
Key players in global gourmet salts market include Cargill, Incorporated, Morton Salt, Inc. (K+S Aktiengesellschaft), SaltWorks, Inc., CK Life Sciences Int’l., (Holdings) Inc. (Cheetham Salt Limited), Amagansett Sea Salt Co., Murray River Gourmet Salt, INFOSA, Pyramid Salt Pty. Ltd. and The Marblehead Salt Co. LLC. Major distributors profiled in this reports are J.C. Peacock, The Meadow (Bitterman and Sons, Inc.), SeaSalt Superstore LLC, The Savory Pantry, Evolution Salt Co. and HEPP'S Salt CO. Gourmet salts manufacturers are focused towards introduction of clean label specialty ingredients for application in various food products in order to cater to growing consumer inclination towards exotic food products.
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