Low-Fat Ham Market: Market Outlook
A large number of population is inclining towards sustaining a healthy lifestyle, which is propelling buyers to consume food and beverages having some potential health benefits.
With the recent trend, people have become more conscious about what they are consuming in their diet, due to which consumers are ready to spend on a holistic approach to health and wellness that involves nearly every aspect of life.
Additionally, People are facing health-related diseases such as high cholesterol, strokes, high blood pressure, heart diseases, and high blood sugar which increased the demand for low-fat ham in the food and beverage industry.
Ham is a pork product that comes from a pig’s leg prepared as food with several processes to consume fresh as meat or preserved through the curing process.
Different ways are being adopted for curing ham including dry curing, wet curing, and smoking. In the dry curing method, low-fat ham is covered in salt, dried spices and pressed to drain all the blood from the raw meat. Further hung in dark temperature for 6-24 months.
In the wet cure method, low-fat ham is brined in with ingredients such as nitrites and nitrates which are kept for 2-14 days.
This process increases the volume and weight of low-fat ham by about 4%. In the smoking process, low-fat ham is hung in a smokehouse where it is cured through smoke and gets its additional color and flavor of smoke.
Growing importance of ‘health’ in high meat consuming countries
As consumers increasingly seek nutritional, sustainable and tasty foods to fuel their on-the-go lifestyles people are preferring low-fat ham. Low-fat ham is a complete source of animal protein along with low in carbs.
Low-fat ham has all nine essential amino acids which play an important role in gene expression and metabolism. Low-fat ham contains potassium, phosphorus and zinc which helps in fighting infection and maintain good heart health.
Along with this, it is an outstanding source of iron, niacin, phosphorus, thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin and calcium.
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Demand for Clean Label in Low-Fat Ham
Nowadays, consumers are attracted to clean-label, natural and organic products due to the escalating risk of many diseases. Awareness and carefulness regarding consumption are currently moving to the idea of deep-seated transparency.
With increasing technology, consumers now have access to labels, which helps them to track the journey of a low-fat ham and its individual nutrients and qualities.
Buyers are nowadays asking low-fat ham manufacturing companies to increase transparency by providing every necessary detail including free-from status, and ingredients.
Rising Opportunities for Frozen Meat Paves Avenues for Topical Innovations by Low-Fat Ham Manufacturers
Demand for frozen foods is increasing across the globe predominantly derived from the trend of food traceability by consumers seeking healthy alternatives, thus raising the demand for low-fat ham in the market.
Manufacturers are investing in cold storages across various regions due to convenience factors. With the advancement in technologies and freezing techniques, low-fat ham can be stored for a longer time with no quality compromise. Hence spurring the demand for low-fat ham.
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Nutritional Benefits of Consuming Low-Fat Ham
Low-fat ham is rich in nutrients including selenium which helps in lowering the rate of heart disease, thyroid disease and cancer. Choline nutrient in low-fat ham improves the choline content of breast milk helpful for pregnant women further have good results in placental health.
Several health benefits are associated while consuming low-fat ham, which includes no obesity, a healthy lifestyle, natural cures, weight control and weight loss.
Low-Fat Ham Market: Key Players
Moreover, players are engaging in expanding their global operations to other regions by strengthening their distribution channels. Multinational companies are focusing on the expansion of their manufacturing facilities and acquiring local players that would complement their product offerings.
Few industry participants include
- JBS S.A.
- Danish Crown AmbA
- Yarun Food Group Ltd
- Hormel Foods Corp
- Gordon Food Service
- Plumrose USA, Inc.
- Kaczanowski & Co Smallgoods
- Berks Packing Co.
- Kitto's of Devon Ltd
- Honey Glazed Ham Co. Ltd.
- The Bacon Barn Hams
- Tyson Foods Inc
- Vion N.V.
- Smithfield Foods, Inc.
- OSI Group LLC|
- The Honey Baked Ham Company LLC
- Dukeshill Ham Company Ltd
- Broadoak Farm Sausage Co
- Sikorski Sausages Co. Ltd
- Vulcano Schinkenmanufaktur GmbH & Co KG
- Glen Aine Food Ltd
- Wessex Country Gammons Ltd.
For Instance, JBS Australia Acquired Primo Foods, a key producer of low-fat ham. JBS Australia holds maximum shareholder in Sydney based meat solution provider Andrews Meat Industries.
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Opportunity for Low-Fat Ham Market
Higher Internet penetration whole over the world has led to the emergence of e-Commerce as a source for convenient and accessible sales channel for low-fat ham.
Many retailers and manufacturers are coming up with their low-fat ham products to target a large section of buyers by setting up online shopping options on e-commerce websites or through their company websites.
Increasing Demand for Organic Food Anticipating the Demand for Low-Fat Ham
Recent trend has been shifted for organic food products that has been witnessing considerable growth across the globe in the past few years.
Growing consumer awareness regarding the health benefits of organic products and strong support from local companies for the development of such products are key factors driving demand for organic food products.
The organic segment in the low-fat ham market is anticipated to have profitable growth over the forecast year owing to increasing consumer demand for healthier and organic products.
The manufacturers of low-fat ham are thus updating their product portfolio with the organic dried herb to cater to the changing consumer preferences.
For Instance: In 2018, Danish Crown started supplying dried hams to Italian producers and now selling about 7000 hams without using antibiotics. The company also re-export hams to the U.S.
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Restraints for Low-Fat Ham Market
With constantly expanding health awareness among people, the demand for cost-effective and ethical food products that have a low environmental impact has risen.
Plant-based food is showing persistent growth for a very long time. Recently, the growth is at about 8% annually, which is double the rate of the meat market.
An increasing number of consumers are shifting to a plant-based diet unintentionally either to decrease the calorie intake or to improve the quality of food that they are consuming. Consumers are either going completely vegan or adopting the flexitarian lifestyle.
Covid-19 Impact on Low-Fat Ham
Many industries in the worst-hit areas of the pandemic had to be shut down or the production has to be put on hold due to the lack of safety and precautionary measures in the facilities.
The food and beverage sectors have held up relatively well as they are less exposed to a near-term contraction in consumer spending, however, the FnB industry is facing challenges owing to which companies are affected by supply chain disruption. The low-fat ham market suffered as people were reluctance towards eating meat along with supply chain disruption.
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The Regional Analysis Covers:
- North America (U.S. and Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
- Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
- Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
- Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)
The low-fat ham market report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases).
The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analysing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.
A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the low fat snacks market report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.
Highlights of the Low-Fat Ham Market Report:
- A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
- Important changes in market dynamics
- Market segmentation up to the second or third level
- Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
- Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
- Market shares and strategies of key players
- Emerging niche segments and regional markets
- An objective assessment of the trajectory of the low calories Indian snacks market
- Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the Low-fat ham market.
Global Low-Fat Ham: Market Segmentation
On the basis of form, low-fat ham market can be segmented as
On the basis of Process, low-fat ham market can be segmented as-
- Dry Cured Hams
- Wet Cured Hams
- Smoked Hams
On the basis of End Users, low-fat ham market can be segmented as-
- Food Processing Unit
- Food Service Provider
- Direct Sales
- Modern Trade
- Convenience Stores
- Departmental Store
- Specialty Store
- Online Retailers
- Other Sales Channels
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