With consumers spending more time at home during the COVID-19 crisis, there has been a rise in retail demand for sauces, dressing and condiments. Many consumers have been seeking out convenient and tasty cooking options that they can use to lift the interest and quality of their home-cooking.
Natural ingredients and plainer and healthier formulations have continued to gain momentum during 2021, with a broad base of middle- and higher-income local consumers continuing to prepare food and eat at home. Leading players have created new line extensions for their brands, with Nestlé extending its top-of-mind condiment brand, Maggi, under the slogan “de la Huerta” (“from the vegetable plot”).
The major international players, Unilever, Heinz and Nestlé, continue to dominate sauces, dressings and condiments in the Costa Rican market in 2021. These are the only three players to individually register a double-digit share of category value sales.
With the already prominent health and wellness trend having received a boost from the COVID-19 crisis, health-orientated positionings and all-natural ingredients claims are set to continue to drive product innovation in sauces, dressings and condiments over the forecast period. All-natural and organic ingredients claims are expected to increase in popularity amongst a broader base of middle- and higher-income local consumers.
Priced-based competition, brand-recognition and point-of-sale availability will play a major role in the competitive dynamics of the sauces, dressings and condiments category over the forecast period as the economic uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact the purchasing capacity of a large segment of local middle- and lower-income consumers. In this context, demand is set to increase across discounters and other types of less traditional formats such as mass merchandisers and warehouse clubs, in which private label brands and larger family-size presentations should also continue to gain in popularity based on affordability.
The recovery of foodservice is expected to play a key role in the retail normalisation of the sauces, dressings and condiments category after 2022 as the immediate threat from COVID-19 diminishes. In this context, both international tourists and local consumers are expected to drive more dynamic demand for popular table sauces and condiments across fast food, casual dining restaurants and hotels, while the shift back to foodservice will serve to dampen demand through retail channels.
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Sauces, Dressings and Condiments
This is the aggregation of cooking ingredients, dips, pickled products, table sauces, tomato pastes and purées, yeast-based spreads, and other sauces, dressings and condiments. It excludes table salt, baking ingredients, vinegar, and cooking cream.See All of Our Definitions
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