Dried fruits include a variety of elements, including carbs, fats, and vitamins. These various nutrients have various health benefits, such as providing energy or acting as a satiating agent. Dried fruits are another natural food that can be eaten without being treated. These many elements appeal to French consumers because they match emerging consumer trends. French prunes have the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) label for the Agen prune and are the most consumed dried fruit in France. Unfortunately, unfavourable weather circumstances have made the year 2021 more difficult for French producers, who have been forced to harvest the prunes prematurely, potentially reducing production as compared to the previous year. France is Europe's top date importer, accounting for over 25% of the European market. French date imports have grown over the last five years, reaching more than 50,000 metric tonnes and €102 million in 2020. France exported 18 thousand metric tonnes of dates in 2020, with France being the primary market. In terms of food safety and cleanliness, dried fruit products follow the usual rules for food items. However, some characteristics are particularly important for this product category. allowable amounts of pollutants, pesticide residues, and microbiological contamination in dried fruits, in particular. While EC Regulation No. 1881/2006112 establishes pollutant maximum allowed limits, EC Regulation No. 315/93/EEC111 outlines the essential principles of EU regulation on contaminants.
According to the research report, "France Dried Food Market Overview, 2028," published by Bonafide Research, the market is anticipated to add USD 315.35 Million in market size by 2028. The busy lifestyles of modern French consumers are one of the main drivers of the rise of portable snack foods such as fruit snacks, snack bars, packs of dried fruits and nuts, and nutritious biscuits. Consumers are also paying more attention to nutritional value, aiming to choose products with the least amount of sugar and fat. Similarly, healthier convenience foods are gradually replacing unhealthier ones. Cereals and yoghurt enriched with dried fruits, nuts, and seeds are two examples. Furthermore, because the client segments targeted by this trend usually overlap, producers attempt to combine health-related claims with organic certifications. These developments are directly tied to the rise in organic food consumption. Based on product type, dried berries lead the market with more than 35% of the market share due to the fact that they include varieties such as cranberries, blueberries, black currants, strawberries, raspberries, lingonberries, boysenberries, elderberries, huckleberries, etc. Dried fruits such as apples, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, etc. are anticipated to grow more during the forecast period due to an increase in the changing preferences of consumers for dried fruits. Based on nature, the conventional dried fruit segment holds the largest market share of around 70% due to its increased consumption among consumers. Further, the Organic dried fruits segment is anticipated to register significant growth during the forecast period due to increased awareness regarding organic products and their health benefits.
As per the World Bank, France will have a population of 67.5 million people in 2021, with 32.67 million men and 34.83 million women. The majority of the population, 41.46 million people, is between the ages of 15 and 65. There are 54.67 million urban residents and 12.83 million rural residents. According to the World Bank, France's GDP in 2021 was USD 2.94 trillion, with an inflation rate of 1.6% and a per capita income of $ 43,518.5. Increasing population resulting in increased consumption is the major factor driving the growth of the dried fruit market in France.
Due to the ease of having all products in one place and a huge selection all at once, supermarkets and hypermarkets predominate in the France Dried Fruit Market. The biggest supermarkets and hypermarkets in France include Auchan, Carrefour, Intermarché, Leclerc, Monoprix, Super U, Lidl, and Aldi. Carrefour is France's largest grocery network, with more than 5,000 outlets across the country. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in internet usage and the use of e-commerce websites to buy goods like dried fruits. The industry is attracting well-known vertical experts like Carrefour, Walmart, Amazon, and others.
The COVID-19 epidemic increased demand for dried goods since fresh fruits and vegetables were limited in stock in grocery stores and supermarkets due to supply chain and distribution channel disruptions caused by lockdowns. However, the epidemic has increased the demand for freeze-dried vegetables and fruits in the country, which will be used in soups, snacks, bread, dressings, and confectionary food commodities. With increased consumer health consciousness in the COVID-19 scenario, customers were aware of the detrimental consequences of artificial food additives used to preserve food, fueling demand for healthy and natural food products.
Considered in this report
•Historic year: 2017
•Base year: 2022
•Estimated year: 2023
•Forecast year: 2028
Aspects covered in this report
• France's Dried Fruits market with its value and forecast along with its segments
•Various drivers and challenges
•On-going trends and developments
•Top profiled companies
•Dried Grapes / Raisins
•Dried Berries (Cranberries, Cherries, Blueberries, Blackcurrant, Strawberries, Blackberry)
•Organic Dried Fruits
•Conventional Dried Fruits
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The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and analyzing government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers into regional aspects, tier aspects, age groups, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to the dried fruits industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.
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