The Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables Market were worth the US $ xx million in 2020, and it is estimated that it will reach a valuation of US $ xx million by the end of 2025 with an annual compound rate of xx% between 2021 and 2026.
IQF (Individual Quick Freezing) is a technique used to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for a long time. IQF is a heat-free and chemical-free food preservation method. This technique is used mainly for the preservation of fruits and vegetables. There are many benefits to applying IQF to food preservation. IQF uses a fluidization approach, whereby the vegetables are frozen for 10-12 minutes. It does not harm the color, taste, and texture of fruits and vegetables. This vegetable provides customers with healthy and quality nutrition. Some of the accompanying benefits include: Extend shelf life, maintain food taste and quality, etc.
The changing lifestyle of the consumer, along with the growing awareness of the importance of fruits for health, are some of the key drivers driving the growth of the global IQF fruits and vegetable market.
The IQF fruit and vegetable market is expected to see strong growth over the forecast period, as awareness of the importance of fruits and vegetables to health increases among consumers and demand for convenience foods increases for the consumer. Major players in the frozen food industry use Individual Quick Freeze (IQF) technology to improve the quality and performance of frozen food products. The increase in the consumption of natural foods is increasing the demand for European IQF Fruits and Vegetables in a variety of application industries. The growth of the fast-food sector is expected to provide profitable growth opportunities for players operating in the Europe IQF Fruits and vegetable market. Key factors such as rapid urbanization and a greater propensity for frozen foods are driving the growth of the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market. The growing demand for fresh vegetables in the food processing and restaurant industries around the world is supporting the growth of the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market. Due to the higher quality and practical benefits of having individually frozen pieces, the high demand and interest in IQF vegetables among consumers is driving demand for European IQF Fruits and Vegetables. Benefits such as the prevention of frozen fruit lumps, especially pulpy fruits, are expected to drive the growth of the Europe IQF Fruits and vegetable market. It also preserves important properties of the fruit, such as texture, color, and flavor. So, all these benefits that Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables offer are changing the manufacturer's preferences from traditional preservation techniques to this one. This is expected to drive the growth of the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market. In addition, the growing demand for vegetables and fruits with a long shelf life and the growing consumer preference for nutritious foods will drive the growth of the market. Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables have an immunological effect that protects against deterioration during transport and prevents contact with heat and light. Technological advancements in fruit and vegetable supply chains and distribution channels are expected to provide growth opportunities for the Europe IQF Fruits and vegetable market during the forecast period. An increase in demand for convenience foods in the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market is expected to record huge growth during the forecast period. The growing demand for prepared food and the increase in working women caused by busy lifestyles are expected to drive the growth of the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market. The growing demand for European IQF Fruits and Vegetables in the food and beverage industry is due to growing consumer awareness of healthy and exotic foods. Additionally, the growing demand for European IQF Fruits and Vegetables in dairy is largely supported by the growing demand for high-quality dairy products such as yogurt. Consumer interest in the vegan diet is one of the main drivers of changing preferences for Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market growth. Another significant expansion of the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market is the increasing demand from food manufacturers to store food for long periods of time as ingredients for use in their final products. In addition, IQF fruits have important properties that protect them from spoilage during violent transportation and exposure to heat.
As awareness of Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables declines, the growth of the Europe IQF fruit and vegetable market is limited. Lack of adequate infrastructure, such as power shortages, poor roads, and a lack of warehouses in developing countries, are the main challenges for the growth of the IQF fruit market. Furthermore, the shortage of cold chain retail stores in developing countries is expected to limit the growth of the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market. Since frozen food technology requires special conditions such as equipment, high energy, and transportation costs are expected to hamper the growth of the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market.
By type of type, the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetable market has been segmented into Fruits Which Include Berries, Bananas, Mango, Apple, Papaya, Pineapple, Kiwi, And Others And Vegetables Which Include Carrots, Beans, Peas, Corn, Potato, Broccoli, Cauliflower And Others. The fruit segments are subdivided into bananas, berries, apples, papayas, mangoes, etc. Vegetable segments are subdivided into potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower, etc.
By distribution channel, the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market is segmented into online stores, retail stores, and hypermarkets.
By end-user, the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables market is segmented into Food Manufacturers and Hotel / Catering.
Impact of COVID 19 on the Europe IQF Fruits and Vegetables Market:
COVID 19 has caused unprecedented changes in food sales around the world due to changes in purchasing patterns among consumers. Increasing trends in bulk purchasing and storage of ready-to-eat foods have led to price fluctuations in the Europe IQF Fruits and vegetable market due to the very limited supply of certain foods. This scenario is expected to hamper the market growth rate in early 2021.
The European IQF fruit and vegetable market has been segmented into the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and the rest of Europe. The growing working-class population continues to expand sales in the UK IQF fruit and vegetable market. The changing lifestyle of consumers is a factor that is expected to drive the growth of the Germany IQF fruit and vegetable market during the forecast period. Consumers' preference for a vegan diet is one of the key drivers that will drive the growth of the Spain IQF fruit and vegetable market. With the adoption of IQF technology, people's awareness of healthy ingredients is increasing, boosting the France IQF fruit and vegetable market.
Key Players in the Market:
Major Key Players in the Europe IQF fruit and vegetables Market are
Alasko Foods Inc, SunOpta Inc, Fruktana Ltd, Nimeks Organics, AXUS International LLC, Breukers Schamp Foods, and Rasanco Ltd.