The hot dogs and sausages market size is expected to grow from US$ 74,990.90 million in 2022 to US$ 103,331.63 million by 2030; the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2022 to 2030
Hot dog is a type of sausage that is usually boiled or grilled and served in a bun. Sausages are made from ground meat, often beef, pork, veal, mixed with spices, salt, and other ingredients such as breadcrumbs, onion, and cereal grains like rice or cornmeal. They are usually smoked or cured before being cooked. Hot dogs and sausages are an important part of many cuisines and are popular around the world.
Organic hot dogs do not contain synthetic nitrate preservatives, antibiotics, and growth hormones. Also, the products are made from animals raised on vegetarian, organic feed and cows having access to pasture for at least 120 days a year during the grazing season. They cause less environmental impact on soil and water. Due to all these advantages, the demand for organic hot dogs will increase in the coming years. Further, a growing elderly population seeks healthier sausage options, including organic hot dogs and sausages, as pork or beef sausages contain trans-fat, which triggers coronary heart disease. In addition, to avoid the risk of being obese or overweight, many consumers are demanding organic hot dogs and sausages that are low in sugar or fat. Therefore, increasing awareness regarding the health benefits of natural and organic food products can propel the demand for natural and organic meat-based hot dogs and sausages.
Organic hot dogs and sausages are perceived to be a source of plant protein with lower ecological footprints than pork and beef. Thus, a high number of young consumers prefer sausage brands that are certified organic or have healthier animal husbandry practices.
The rising demand for natural and organic hot dogs and sausages has encouraged key manufacturers to launch and develop new organic products. In November 2021, Applegate Farms, LLC announced the launch of “the DO GOOD DOG hot dog,” made with beef raised on verified regenerative US grasslands. The launch was aimed to cater to the growing demand for natural and organic hot dogs and sausages. Thus, the rising demand for natural and organic meat-based hot dogs and sausages is expected to introduce new trends into the global hot dogs and sausages market during the forecast period.
Based on distribution channel, the hot dogs and sausages market is segmented into supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience store, online retail, and others. The supermarkets and hypermarkets segment held the largest share of the global hot dogs and sausages market in 2022. Supermarkets & hypermarkets are large retail establishments that offer a wide range of products, such as groceries, food and beverages, and other household goods. Products from various brands are available at reasonable prices in these stores, allowing consumers to shop and find the right product quickly. Supermarkets & hypermarkets focus on maximizing product sales to increase their profit. Manufacturers of hot dogs and sausages usually prefer to sell their products through supermarkets & hypermarkets owing to their heavy customer base. In addition, these stores offer attractive discounts, multiple payment options, and a pleasant customer experience
Geographically, the hot dogs and sausages market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South & Central America. In 2022, Europe held the largest share of the hot dogs and sausages market whereas Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. The developing countries in Asia Pacific are witnessing rapid growth in the middle-class population and urbanization, which offers several opportunities for the key market players. The increasing rate of urbanization in the region promotes the adoption of new food consumption trends. Hot dogs and sausages are considered under the snacks category. The growing demand for processed and prepared foods further drives the Asia Pacific hot dogs and sausages market.
The overall hot dogs and sausages market size has been derived using primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants to validate the data and gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs; business development managers; market intelligence managers; national sales managers; and external consultants, including valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the hot dogs and sausages market.