The flavor systems market is estimated to account for a value of USD 5.64 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2018, to reach a value of USD 6.96 billion by 2023. Creation of novel flavors driven by favorable consumer reception and cross product usage of flavors are some of the key factors driving the growth of the flavor systems market.
By application, the beverages segment is projected to dominate the flavor systems market and is also projected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The use of various types of flavors in this application is largely attributed to the introduction and combination of different flavors to create an elegant and aromatic taste.
Flavors of fruits & vegetables and spices are widely being utilized and blended with beverages such as coffee and chocolate shake to create a worming aroma and taste, and also to create a sweet and spicy warm fall flavor. Other flavors such as mint flavors are added in beverages to create refreshing flavor and aromatic taste. Such innovations and customization in beverage products and flavor variety in line with consumer demands, is projected to boost the growth for flavor enhancers in the beverage segment.
In Europe, growing consumption of bakery & confectionery products and savories & snack products, and the demand for their product variety has resulted in intensifying demand for flavor systems in these food products. Moreover, several innovations in food & beverages industry happening in this region that also accommodate flavor systems have been driving the growth of flavor systems market in this region.
Key players are Givaudan (Switzerland), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) (US), Firmenich (Switzerland), Symrise (Germany), and Mane SA (France) are the leading players in the flavor systems market. Major players in this market are focusing on increasing their presence through expansions & investments, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, and agreements. These companies have a strong presence in North America and Europe. They also have manufacturing facilities along with strong distribution networks across these regions.