The Top 10 Food and Drinks Ingredients Companies: Emerging R&D strategies, geographic expansion, portfolio alignment and SWOT analyses

Date: February 22, 2010
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The Top 10 Food and Drinks Ingredients Companies: Emerging R&D strategies, geographic expansion, portfolio alignment and SWOT analyses
This report profiles the major players in the global food and drinks ingredients industry and the issues affecting their performance. Typically, two sets of material inputs go into the food and drinks manufacturing process: the first set consists of base commodities such as milk, sugar, food grains, vegetables and fruits; the second set consists of ingredients such as preservatives, emulsifiers, seasonings, and flavor enhancers. This report focuses on the engineered or derived ingredients added to products to improve taste, texture or appearance, or add functionality.

This report analyzes the global food and drinks ingredients industry in terms of market size (based on value), key drivers and resistors, industry trends, and competitive positioning of the major players. It includes profiles of the major companies in the industry and also involves a brief write-up on other key players. These were assessed on the following parameters:

  • each company's financial performance in the global food and drinks ingredients industry;
  • each company's growth strategies and major acquisitions and divestments in this industry;
  • key partnerships and alliances formed by these companies;
  • business-related strengths and weaknesses of these companies, and insights into the opportunities and threats facing the ingredients companies.


  • Key features of this report

  • Market dynamics of the global food and drinks ingredients companies during the period 2008–13.
  • Key market drivers and resistors.
  • Trends of the global food and drinks ingredients market.
  • Identification of the major players in the global food and drinks ingredients market.
  • Performance of the major food and drinks ingredients companies during 2004–08.


  • Scope of this report

  • Learn from the strategies of the top 10 food and drinks ingredients companies to target future growth markets effectively, avoid their mistakes, replicate their successes and learn of the threats they face.
  • Benchmark your performance against the leading food and drinks ingredients companies by comprehending their strategies.
  • Understand the major issues affecting the global food and drinks ingredients market.
  • Predict the key growth areas in the global food and drinks ingredients market arising from the change in customer’s preferences and global recession.


  • Key Market Issues

  • Increase in regulatory compliances: Stringent regulatory developments require health claims to be backed-up with sufficient evidence that will increase the cost of innovation and may restrict the scope of new product development.
  • Climatic and social impact on food and drinks industry: The rise in input costs due to climate change and issues such as ethical procurement of cocoa from Ghana puts pressure on margins and the viability of such ingredients.
  • Aging population: Low population growth rates and rapidly aging population in developed markets such as Japan is pressurizing food and drinks companies to direct their resources towards development of health-oriented ingredients.
  • Rising health concerns such as obesity: Obesity has emerged as a serious public health challenge, particularly in developed regions such as the US and Europe, and food and drinks companies need to increase their focus on ingredients that facilitates weight management.


  • Key findings from this report

  • The global market for food and drinks ingredients was valued at approximately $37bn in 2008. The value of global food and drinks ingredients market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.8% during 2008–13 to reach $42bn in 2013.
  • Cargill, Kerry Group, CSM and Archer Daniels Midland are among the leading players of the global food and drinks ingredients market.
  • Increasing health awareness and the concerns of an aging population will promote consumption of fortified products and shift investments towards the development of new ingredients with health benefits for consumers.
  • Mounting pressure from governments and regulators to address food related health problems has opened up considerable opportunities for food and beverages companies. Most companies are seeking to address weight management issues by making healthier products such as fat and sugar replacers, and natural sweeteners.


  • Key questions answered

    1. What was the market size of the global food and drinks ingredients market by value in 2008?
    2. What was and will be the market size of the global food and drinks ingredients industry during 2008–13?
    3. What are the trends in the global food and drinks ingredients industry?
    4. Who are the major players in the market?
    5. What are the growth strategies of the top 10 players in global food and drinks ingredients market?
    6. What are the strengths of the major players in the global food and drinks ingredients industry?
    7. What are the weaknesses of the top 10 players?
    The Top 10 Food and Drinks Ingredients Companies
    Executive summary 12
    Industry overview 12
    Cargill 13
    Kerry Group 13
    CSM 14
    Archer Daniels Midland 14
    Südzucker Group 15
    Tate & Lyle 15
    Ajinomoto Group 15
    Corn Products International 16
    DSM 16
    Danisco 17

    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

    Introduction 20
    Methodology 21

    CHAPTER 2 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

    Summary 24
    Introduction 25
    Market dynamics 25
    Global food and drinks ingredients market size by value 25
    Drivers and resistors 26
    Competitive landscape 28
    Top 10 food and drinks ingredients companies 28
    Comparative analysis of top 10 food and drinks ingredients companies 30
    Trends 32
    Shift towards obesity and weight management products 32
    Emergence of ingredients applicable in functional food 33
    Switch to natural and exotic ingredients 35

    CHAPTER 3 CARGILL

    Summary 38
    Company overview 39
    Financial performance 39
    Performance by business segment 40
    Growth strategies 40
    Targeting healthy food and drinks markets through natural sweeteners 40
    Expansion in Europe through capital investments 40
    SWOT analysis 41

    CHAPTER 4 KERRY GROUP

    Summary 44
    Company overview 45
    Financial performance 45
    Performance by business segment 47
    Growth strategies 47
    Increasing focus on product customization and cost-efficient ingredients 47
    Aggressively pursuing acquisitions to accelerate business growth rate 48
    Expansion in the markets for organic ingredients 48
    SWOT analysis 49

    CHAPTER 5 CSM

    Summary 52
    Company overview 53
    Financial performance 53
    Performance by business segments 55
    Growth strategies 55
    More natural and organic products 55
    Expansion in the US market through acquisitions 56
    Reorganizing production structure to improve margins 56
    SWOT analysis 57

    CHAPTER 6 ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND

    Summary 60
    Company overview 61
    Financial performance 61
    Performance by business segment 62
    Growth strategies 63
    Focus on functional benefits 63
    Capitalizing on the growth potential of the chocolate sector 64
    Strengthening asset base in developed markets through acquisitions 64
    SWOT analysis 66

    CHAPTER 7 SÜDZUCKER GROUP

    Summary 68
    Company overview 69
    Financial performance 69
    Performance by business segment 71
    Growth strategies 72
    Developing ingredients applicable in healthy foods and beverages 72
    Expansion in starches and fruit extracts markets 72
    SWOT analysis 74

    CHAPTER 8 TATE & LYLE

    Summary 76
    Company overview 77
    Financial performance 77
    Performance by business segment 79
    Growth strategies 79
    Positioning ingredients portfolio in the health and wellness category 79
    Consolidating market share in EMEA through partnerships and alliances 80
    SWOT analysis 81

    CHAPTER 9 AJINOMOTO GROUPA

    Summary 84
    Company overview 85
    Financial performance 85
    Performance by business segment 87
    Growth strategies 87
    Emphasis on developing customized ingredients 87
    Expansion in international markets 88
    SWOT analysis 89

    CHAPTER 10 CORN PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL

    Summary 92
    Company overview 93
    Financial performance 93
    Performance by business segment 94
    Growth strategies 94
    New specialty ingredients for health and wellness 94
    Strengthening ingredients asset base in Americas through acquisitions 95
    SWOT analysis 96

    CHAPTER 11 DSM

    Summary 98
    Company overview 99
    Financial performance 99
    Performance by business segment 101
    Growth strategies 101
    Aggressively developing ingredients applicable in organic, natural and functional food products 101
    Acquisitions to strengthen product development capabilities 102
    Partnerships and joint-ventures for expansion in international markets 103
    SWOT analysis 104

    CHAPTER 12 DANISCO

    Summary 106
    Company overview 106
    Financial performance 107
    Performance by business segment 109
    Growth strategies 109
    Expanding production facilities to meet demand for functional products 109
    Strengthening ingredients portfolio and development capabilities through alliances 110
    Consolidating share in international markets through acquisitions 111
    Re-alignment of sweeteners business to improve margins 111
    SWOT analysis 112

    CHAPTER 13 OTHER MAJOR PLAYERS

    Associated British Foods 114
    Company overview 114
    Financial performance 114
    AarhusKarlshamn 116
    Company overview 116
    Financial performance 117
    AkzoNobel 118
    Company overview 118
    Financial performance 119
    Arla Group 120
    Company overview 120
    Financial performance 121
    BASF 122
    Company overview 122
    Financial performance 123
    DuPont 124
    Company overview 124
    Financial performance 125
    Givaudan 126
    Company overview 126
    Financial performance 127
    International Flavors and Fragrances 128
    Company overview 128
    Financial performance 129
    McCormick 130
    Company overview 130
    Financial performance 131
    Royal Cosun Group 132
    Company overview 132
    Financial performance 133

    CHAPTER 14 APPENDIX

    Glossary 136
    Index 138

    LIST OF FIGURES

    Figure 2.1: Global food and drinks ingredients market size ($bn), 2008–13 26
    Figure 2.2: Top 10 food and drinks ingredients companies based on sales performance ($m), 2008 30
    Figure 2.3: Comparative analysis of top 10 food and drinks ingredients companies, 2008 31
    Figure 3.4: Cargill SWOT analysis 41
    Figure 4.5: Kerry financial performance ($m), 2004–08 46
    Figure 4.6: Kerry SWOT analysis 49
    Figure 5.7: CSM financial performance ($m), 2004–08 54
    Figure 5.8: CSM SWOT analysis 57
    Figure 6.9: ADM financial performance ($m), 2005–09 62
    Figure 6.10: ADM SWOT analysis 66
    Figure 7.11: Südzucker financial performance ($m), 2004–08 71
    Figure 7.12: Südzucker SWOT analysis 74
    Figure 8.13: T&L performance ($m), 2004–08 78
    Figure 8.14: T&L SWOT analysis 81
    Figure 9.15: Ajinomoto financial performance ($m), 2004–08 86
    Figure 9.16: Ajinomoto SWOT analysis 89
    Figure 10.17: CPI financial performance ($m), 2004–08 94
    Figure 10.18: CPI SWOT analysis 96
    Figure 11.19: DSM financial performance ($m), 2004–08 100
    Figure 11.20: DSM SWOT analysis 104
    Figure 12.21: Danisco financial performance ($m), 2004–08 108
    Figure 12.22: Danisco SWOT analysis 112
    Figure 13.23: ABF financial performance ($m), 2005–09 116
    Figure 13.24: AAK financial performance ($m), 2006–08 118
    Figure 13.25: AkzoNobel financial performance ($m), 2004–08 120
    Figure 13.26: Arla financial performance ($m), 2006–08 122
    Figure 13.27: BASF financial performance ($m), 2004–08 124
    Figure 13.28: DuPont financial performance ($m), 2004–08 126
    Figure 13.29: Givaudan financial performance ($m), 2004–08 128
    Figure 13.30: IFF financial performance ($m), 2004–08 130
    Figure 13.31: McCormick financial performance ($m), 2004–08 132
    Figure 13.32: Cosun financial performance ($m), 2004–08 134

    LIST OF TABLES

    Table 2.1: Global food and drinks ingredients market size ($bn), 2008–13 26
    Table 2.2: Top 10 food and drinks ingredients companies based on sales performance ($m), 2008 29
    Table 2.3: Weight management products from major food and drinks ingredients companies 33
    Table 2.4: Select functional food ingredients developed by major food and drinks ingredients companies 34
    Table 3.5: Cargill snapshot 38
    Table 3.6: Cargill financial performance ($m), 2005–09 40
    Table 4.7: Kerry snapshot 44
    Table 4.8: Kerry financial performance, 2004–08 46
    Table 4.9: Kerry business segment performance, 2008 47
    Table 4.10: Select Kerry acquisitions, 2007–09 48
    Table 5.11: CSM snapshot 52
    Table 5.12: CSM financial performance, 2004–08 54
    Table 5.13: CSM business segment performance, 2008 55
    Table 6.14: ADM snapshot 60
    Table 6.15: ADM financial performance ($m), 2005–09 62
    Table 6.16: ADM business segment performance ($m), 2009 63
    Table 6.17: ADM acquisitions of ingredient businesses, 2007–09 65
    Table 7.18: Südzucker snapshot 68
    Table 7.19: Südzucker financial performance, 2004–08 70
    Table 7.20: Südzucker business segment performance, 2008 72
    Table 8.21: Tate & Lyle snapshot 76
    Table 8.22: T&L financial performance, 2004–08 78
    Table 8.23: T&L financial performance, 2004–08 79
    Table 8.24: T&L partnerships for EMEA markets, 2007–09 80
    Table 9.25: Ajinomoto snapshot 84
    Table 9.26: Ajinomoto financial performance, 2004–08 86
    Table 9.27: Ajinomoto business segment performance, 2008 87
    Table 10.28: Corn Products International snapshot 92
    Table 10.29: Corn Products International financial performance ($m), 2004–08 93
    Table 11.30: DSM snapshot 98
    Table 11.31: DSM financial performance, 2004–08 100
    Table 11.32: DSM business segment performance, 2008 101
    Table 11.33: Select DSM product launches, 2007–09 102
    Table 11.34: DSM acquisitions, 2007–09 103
    Table 12.35: Danisco snapshot 106
    Table 12.36: Danisco financial performance, 2004–08 108
    Table 12.37: Danisco business segment performance, 2008 109
    Table 12.38: Select Danisco alliances and partnerships, 2007–09 110
    Table 12.39: Select Danisco acquisitions, 2007–09 111
    Table 13.40: Associated British Foods snapshot 114
    Table 13.41: ABF financial performance, 2005–09 115
    Table 13.42: AarhusKarlshamn snapshot 116
    Table 13.43: AAK financial performance, 2006–08 117
    Table 13.44: AkzoNobel snapshot 118
    Table 13.45: AkzoNobel financial performance, 2004–08 119
    Table 13.46: Arla Group snapshot 120
    Table 13.47: Arla financial performance, 2006–08 121
    Table 13.48: BASF snapshot 122
    Table 13.49: BASF financial performance, 2004–08 123
    Table 13.50: DuPont snapshot 124
    Table 13.51: DuPont financial performance ($m), 2004–08 125
    Table 13.52: Givaudan snapshot 126
    Table 13.53: Givaudan financial performance, 2004–08 127
    Table 13.54: International Flavors and Fragrances snapshot 128
    Table 13.55: IFF financial performance ($m), 2004–08 129
    Table 13.56: McCormick snapshot 130
    Table 13.57: McCormick financial performance ($m), 2004–08 131
    Table 13.58: Royal Cosun Group snapshot 132
    Table 13.59: Cosun financial performance, 2004–08 133
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