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Global Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR :  % Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2023–2031
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 17.63 USD Billion
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 25.26 USD Billion
Diagram CAGR %

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Global Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market, By Food Type (Chicken, Fish, Duck, Beef, Pig, Others), Process (100% Freeze-Dried, Freeze-Dried, Partly Freeze-Dried), Grain Type (Whole Grain, Grain-Free), Pet Type (Dog, Cat), Nature (Organic, Conventional), Distribution Channel (Offline, Online) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031.

Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market

Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market Analysis and Size

The essential factors contributing to the growth of the global freeze-dried pet food market include the increasing pet humanization trends, growing consumer demand for natural and premium pet food options, rising awareness of pet health and nutrition, advancements in freeze-dry technology, and expanding distribution channels. These factors collectively contribute to the market's growth by catering to evolving consumer preferences and pet care trends.

Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the global freeze-dried pet food market, which was USD 17.63 billion in 2023, is expected to reach USD 25.26 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2031. In 2024, the dog segment will dominate the market as dogs have the largest share of the pet population, and their owners are increasingly seeking premium, convenient, and nutrient-rich options, favouring freeze-dried formulations. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024 to 2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016-2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Pricing in USD, Volumes in Units

Segments Covered

Food Type(Chicken, Fish, Duck, Beef, Pig, Others), Process (100% Freeze-Dried, Freeze-Dried, Partly Freeze-Dried), Grain Type (Whole Grain, Grain-Free), Pet Type (Dog, Cat), Nature (Organic, Conventional), Distribution Channel (Offline, Online)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa

Market Players Covered

Stella & Chewy's, LLC (U.S.), Vital Essentials (U.S.), Champion Petfoods  (Canada), K9 Natural (New Zealand), Nature’s Variety (U.S.), Steve's Real Food (U.S.), Primal Pet Foods (U.S.), TruPet (U.S.), Wisconsin Freeze Dried (U.S.), Stewart pet food (U.S.), Bravo (U.S.)

Market Opportunities

  •  Constant Improvements in the Freeze Dry Technology

Market Definition

Freeze-dried pet food is a form of pet nutrition created through a specialized preservation process. It involves freezing food ingredients to very low temperatures and then subjecting them to a vacuum environment, which removes moisture through sublimation. This process preserves the natural nutrients, flavours, and textures of the ingredients while eliminating the need for artificial preservatives. The resulting product is lightweight, shelf-stable, and retains much of its original nutritional value, offering pets a convenient and minimally processed feeding option.

Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Rising Demand for Natural and Healthy Pet Food

As pet owners become more health-conscious and seek to provide their pets with nutritionally balanced diets, the demand for natural and minimally processed pet food is on the rise. Freeze-dried pet food is perceived as a healthier alternative to traditional kibble or canned food because it retains more of the natural nutrients and flavours of the ingredients. This trend is driving pet owners to opt for freeze-dried pet food products, thereby fuelling the growth of the global freeze-dried pet food market.

  • Increasing Pet Humanization Trend

The growing trend of pet humanization, where pets are increasingly considered members of the family, is a significant driver in the freeze-dried pet food market. Pet owners are willing to spend more on premium pet food options that resemble human-grade food in terms of quality, ingredients, and production processes. Freeze-dried pet food aligns well with this trend as it offers high-quality, minimally processed, and convenient feeding options that appeal to pet owners seeking the best for their furry companions. As the humanization trend continues to rise globally, the demand for freeze-dried pet food is expected to grow proportionally.

Opportunity

  • Constant Improvements in the Freeze Dry Technology

Enhanced technology enables pet food manufacturers to preserve more nutrients and flavours, resulting in higher-quality products. Additionally, advancements allow for increased efficiency and scalability, driving down production costs and making freeze-dried pet food more accessible to a broader consumer base. Moreover, improved technology facilitates the development of innovative formulations and packaging solutions, catering to evolving consumer preferences for natural and convenient pet nutrition options. These advancements position freeze-dried pet food as a competitive choice in the growing pet food market worldwide.

Restraint/Challenge

  • Higher Price Compared to Traditional Pet Food

Freeze-dried pet food typically commands a higher price compared to conventional pet food options such as kibble or canned food. This can be a restraining factor for budget-conscious pet owners, especially in regions where disposable income is limited. The perception of freeze-dried pet food as a premium product may deter some consumers from purchasing it regularly, leading to slower market penetration and adoption rates.

  • Limited Availability and Distribution Channels

Another restraining factor in the global freeze-dried pet food market is the limited availability and distribution channels, particularly in certain regions or countries. Freeze-dried pet food often requires specialized storage and handling due to its perishable nature, which can pose logistical challenges for manufacturers and retailers. As a result, freeze-dried pet food cannot be as readily accessible to consumers in rural or less developed areas, which limits the market growth.

This market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Recent Developments

  • In January 2024, Kelly and Co’s won the prestigious award of “Brand of the Year” for 2023-2024 at an event in Vienna. The company had also received award for “Freeze Dried Product of the Year” at an event held in the U.S. in 2023
  • In February 2024, Petsource by Scoular’s completed an expansion worth US$ 75 million in Nebraska. The plant offers extra capacity to increase the present customers and accommodate new customers that are searching for production at its facility. This expansion is expected to triple its capacity for freeze-dried pet food
  • In February 2024, ProMach obtained Zanichelli Meccanica S.p.A., which is an Italy-based producer of seaming, filling, and pasteurization technology in the pet food market.

Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market Scope

The market is segmented on the basis of food type, process, grain type, pet type, nature, and distribution channel. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyse meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Food Type

  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Duck
  • Beef
  • Pig
  • Others

Process

  • 100% Freeze-Dried
  • Freeze-Dried
  • Partly Freeze-Dried

Grain Type

  • Whole Grain
  • Grain-Free

Pet Type

  • Dog
  • Cat

Nature

  • Organic
  • Conventional

Distribution Channel

  • Offline
  • Online

Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, food type, process, grain type, pet type, nature, and distribution channel as referenced above.

The countries covered in the market report are U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa.

North America is dominating the global freeze-dried pet food market. This dominance is driven by high pet ownership rates, consumer preference for premium and natural pet food, presence of key market players, and the trend of humanizing pets. These factors collectively contribute to North America's significant share in the global freeze-dried pet food market.

Asia-Pacific region exhibits the highest CAGR in the global freeze-dried pet food market. This growth is propelled by increasing pet ownership, rising disposable incomes, urbanization, and a growing awareness of pet health and nutrition. Moreover, the adoption of western pet care trends and a shift towards premium pet food options are further driving market expansion in the region.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulations in the market domestically that impacts the current and future trends of the market. Data points such as down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market Share Analysis

The market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to market.

Some of the major players operating in the market are:

  • Stella & Chewy's, LLC (U.S.)
  • Vital Essentials (U.S.)
  • Champion Petfoods  (Canada)
  • K9 Natural (New Zealand)
  • Nature’s Variety (U.S.)
  • Steve's Real Food (U.S.)
  • Primal Pet Foods (U.S.)
  • TruPet (U.S.)
  • Wisconsin Freeze Dried (U.S.)
  • Stewart pet food (U.S.)
  • Bravo (U.S.)


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The Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market size will be worth USD 25.26 billion by 2031.
The Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market growth rate will be 4.6% by 2031.
Increasing Pet Humanization Trend and Rising Demand for Natural and Healthy Pet Food are the growth drivers of the Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market.
The food type, process, grain type, pet type, nature, and distribution channel are the factors on which the Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market research is based.
The major companies in the Freeze-Dried Pet Food Market are Stella & Chewy's, LLC (U.S.), Vital Essentials (U.S.), Champion Petfoods (Canada), K9 Natural (New Zealand), Nature’s Variety (U.S.), Steve's Real Food (U.S.), Primal Pet Foods (U.S.), TruPet (U.S.), Wisconsin Freeze Dried (U.S.), Stewart pet food (U.S.), Bravo (U.S.).
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