The ever growing Free-From market speaks for itself.
Let's keep up the good example. We are but the beginning of a worldwide revolution in the food and beverage industry.
The UK retail free-from market has grown from £213 million in 2008 to £385 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach £561 million by 2017.
Last year alone the number of those buying gluten-free products in the UK went from 8 to 13% of the population; those buying dairy substitutes from 6 to 12% and those buying egg free from 3 to 6%.
In food service, a market worth £7.8 billion in food alone each year, 27% of restaurants are now offering gluten-free options, an increase of 30% in just three years.
Coeliac UK estimates that there could be up to £1 million’s worth of new business out there for restaurants offering gluten-free options for those needing/wanting to eat gluten free who, at the moment, eat out far less than they would chose to do because of the lack of gluten-free options on menus.
Stats: Mintel; Horizon; www.foodsmatter.com;