ADM in Ingredients

October 2017

ADM is a global supplier of ingredients derived from agricultural sources and its portfolio includes both commodity-style basics as well as more highly processed, added-value ingredients. It also entered the natural flavours and colours categories in 2014 through the purchase of WILD Flavors. This profile assesses the company’s recent performance and activities and highlights the ingredient categories and regional markets that offer best growth prospects in the coming years.

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Euromonitor International's report on ADM delivers a detailed strategic analysis of the company's business, examining its performance in the Ingredients market and the global economy. Company and market share data provide a detailed look at the financial position of ADM, while in-depth qualitative analysis will help you understand the brand strategy and growth prospects of ADM.

This report examines:

  • Company share by region and sector
  • Brand portfolio
  • New product developments
  • Marketing and distribution strategies

A detailed SWPT analysis of ADM provides strategic intelligence on:

  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Category and country opportunities for growth
  • Challenges and threats from current competition and future prospects
  • Global and regional market positions

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Scope of the Report


Strategic Evaluation

Key company facts
Commodity markets affect ADM’s performance
Oilseed, Corn and WFSI deliver 55% of revenues
Profits rise strongly in 2017 to date
Diversity of end-use markets
Acquisitions show focus on trending end-use needs (1)
Acquisitions show focus on trending end-use needs (2)
Opportunities in new-generation health and wellness

Competitive Situation

Wide coverage so wide range of competitors

Market Assessment

ADM active in 13 of Euromonitor’s Ingredients categories
Core ingredient categories are still performing well
Best prospects in developing regions

Corn Processing and Sweeteners

Diverse derivatives from corn and a growing sweetener range
Beverage innovation is key to growth in corn sweeteners
Well-considered expansion in the Middle East and Africa
ADM expands choice of sweeteners to tackle sugar replacement
Growth opportunities can still be found for traditional sweeteners
Mixed fortunes for acidulants and solvents

Oilseed Processing

Fats and oils: Wide range of sources and applications
Asia Pacific is the dominant market for oils
Trans fat and non GMO issues impact on fats and oils supply

Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients

Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients: Diverse portfolio
ADM has the expertise to find specific opportunities for specialities
WILD continues to innovate in natural extracts
Regional variation in food versus oral care flavour growth
Health applications drive soy protein demands
ADM adds omega-3s to its functional fats and oils portfolio
Versatility opens doors for lecithin and xanthan
Vitamin E and soy isoflavones target supplements applications
Soluble corn fibre should target snack bars and low fat ice cream

ADM Milling

Wholegrain and clean label trends boost certain flours and starches
Natural needs can also boost honey and molasses uptake


ADM: Summary of operations (1)
ADM: Summary of operations (2)
Recent investments in ADM operations


Diverse portfolio perfect to tap into changing food industry needs

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