Cold Chain Market by Application (Fruits & Vegetables, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Fish, Meat & Seafood, Bakery & Confectionery), Temperature Type (Frozen, Chilled), Type (Refrigerated Transport, Refrigerated Warehousing)- Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Regional Outlook and Forecasts, 2021-2027

The global Cold Chain market gathered revenue around USD 233.25 Billion in 2020 and market is set to grow USD 490.12 Billion by the end of 2027 and is estimated to expand at a modest CAGR of 9.2% during the prediction period 2021 to 2027.

Growth Factors:

The growing penetration of connected devices and automation of refrigerated warehouses across the globe is anticipated to spur the industry growth over the forecast period. An increasing number of organized retail stores in emerging economies are leading to increased demand for cold chain solutions. Moreover, trade liberalization, government efforts to reduce food waste, and expansion of retail chains by multinational companies are expected to boost industry growth over the forecast period. The World Trade Organization (WTO) and bilateral free trade agreements, such as the European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), have created opportunities for exporters in the U.S. and Europe to increase trade of perishable foods in a manner that is free of import duties.

In developing economies, the refrigerated storage market is driven by a shift from carbohydrate-rich diets to protein-rich foods, owing to rising consumer awareness. Countries, such as China, are expected to portray a significant growth rate over the coming years due to a consumer-led transition in the economy. With growing technological advancements in warehouse management and refrigerated transportation, the market is likely to expand in developing economies.

Furthermore, growing government subsidies have enabled service providers to tap these emerging markets with innovative solutions to overcome complex transportation. Cold chain services are designed to provide ideal transportation and storage conditions for temperature-sensitive products. Increasing demand for perishable products and fast delivery requirements associated with the e-commerce-based food and beverages delivery market has created a significant boost in cold chain operations.

This research report purposes at stressing the most lucrative growth prospects. The aim of the research report is to provide an inclusive valuation of the Cold Chain market and it encompasses thoughtful visions, actualities, industry-validated market findings, historic data, and prognoses by means of appropriate set of assumptions and practice. Global Cold Chain market report aids in comprehending market structure and dynamics by recognizing and scrutinizing the market sectors and predicted the global market outlook.

Market Dynamics:

Driver:

Consumers are now more aware of health and wellness, as well as the effect that food nutrients, especially protein, have on overall physical and mental growth and development. This has resulted in a change in the consumption pattern of perishable foods, such as dairy products, fruits and vegetables, and high-protein animal-based products (such as meat, eggs, and fish and seafood).

Emerging economies in the Asia Pacific and Latin America are witnessing a high demand for perishable food products. This can be attributed to the rapid urbanization, changing tastes and preferences, and the rising disposable income of consumers in these countries. The market potential for processed and frozen food products is also high in these countries due to their lower adoption rates.

Restraint:

Cold chain development places a significant burden on the environment since refrigeration is energy-intensive and is a source of greenhouse gases. Keeping products cold throughout the transportation phase of the cold chain (such as trucks, ships, and trains) accounts for around 7% of the global consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Also, diesel-powered transportation refrigeration units consume up to 21% more power than non-refrigerated diesel-powered trucks. This has significant implications on climate change, as the development of cold chains becomes more ubiquitous in developing countries.

Opportunity:

The development of retail channels and chains in the form of supermarkets, hypermarkets, and convenience stores is a major factor driving the growth of the cold chain market. Also, retail chains have developed to an extent where some of the producers have their own in-house refrigerated warehousing facilities. Large food retail chains such as Walmart, Tesco, Spar, and 7-Eleven are expanding their outlets in developed countries such as the UK, Germany, and the US, and in emerging markets such as China, Brazil, and Argentina. For instance, Walmart is the largest American multinational retail corporation with over 11,000 stores across 27 countries. It has a large fleet for the transportation of perishable goods and an effective distribution network. It also hires 3PL refrigerated warehousing service providers to efficiently transport perishable foods to its retail outlets.The emergence of such large retailers and their expanding operations in international trade are creating growth opportunities for the refrigerated warehousing and refrigerated transportation market.

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size USD 490.12 Billion by 2027
Growth Rate CAGR of 9.2% From 2021 to 2027
Base Year 2020
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Historic Data 2017 to 2020
Report coverage Growth Factors, Revenue Status, Competitive Landscape,  and Future Trends
Segments Covered Application, Type, Temperature Type and Region
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Companies Mentioned Americold Logistics, Lineage Logistics Holdings, Nichirei Corporation , Burris Logistics , Agro Merchants Group , Kloosterboer , United States Cold Storage , Tippmann Group , VersaCold Logistics Services , Henningsen Cold Storage Co., Coldman, Congebec Inc. , Conestoga Cold Storage , NewCold, Hanson Logistics , Confederation Freezers , Seafrigo.

COVID-19 Impact Assessment on Market Landscape

The report comprises the scrutiny of COVID-19 lock-down impact on the income of market leaders, disrupters and followers. Since lock down was instigated differently in diverse regions and nations, influence of same is also dissimilar across various industry verticals. The research report offers present short-term and long-term influence on the market to assist market participants across value chain makers to formulate the framework for short term and long-lasting tactics for recovery and by region.

Cold Chain market Report empowers readers with all-inclusive market intelligence and offers a granular outline of the market they are operational in. Further this research study delivers exceptional combination of tangible perceptions and qualitative scrutiny to aid companies accomplishes sustainable growth. This report employs industry-leading research practices and tools to assemble all-inclusive market studies, intermingled with pertinent data. Additionally, this report also emphases on the competitive examination of crucial players by analyzing their product portfolio, pricing, gross margins, financial position, growth approaches, and regional occurrence.

Regional analysis:

North America held the largest revenue share of more than 35.2% in 2020 and will retain the dominant position throughout the forecast period as the region has significant growth opportunities for the companies planning to invest for a long haul. Increasing penetration of connected devices and a large consumer base are also expected to fuel market growth over the forecast period. However, Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing regional market over the projected period owing to increasing government investments for logistics infrastructure development and penetration of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS).

China is the major contributor to the APAC regional market. The market growth in China is attributed to factors, such as technological advancements in packaging, processing, and storage of seafood products. Rising demand and growing cold chain infrastructure development have made China a top market for cold chains. Currently, China is undergoing a rapid transition from a construction- & manufacturing-led economy to a consumer-led economy. Rising innovations in the pharmaceutical sector in China are also expected to boost the demand for cold chain solutions. Another major factor driving the market includes the rapid expansion of biopharma in the region.

Competitive Rivalry

Foremost players in the market are attentive on adopting corporation strategies to enhance their market share. Some of the prominent tactics undertaken by leading market participants in order to sustain the fierce market completion include collaborations, acquisitions, substantial spending in R&D and the improvement of new-fangled products or reforms among others.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

  • Company Overview
  • Company Market Share/Positioning Analysis
  • Product Offerings
  • Financial Performance
  • Recent Initiatives
  • Key Strategies Adopted by Players
  • Vendor Landscape
  • List of Suppliers
  • List of Buyers

Some of the prominent players in the Cold Chain Market include:  Americold Logistics, Lineage Logistics Holdings, Nichirei Corporation , Burris Logistics , Agro Merchants Group , Kloosterboer , United States Cold Storage , Tippmann Group , VersaCold Logistics Services , Henningsen Cold Storage Co., Coldman, Congebec Inc. , Conestoga Cold Storage , NewCold, Hanson Logistics , Confederation Freezers , Seafrigo

Segments Covered in the Report

This research report offers market revenue, sales volume, production assessment and prognoses by classifying it on the basis of various aspects. Further, this research study investigates market size, production, consumption and its development trends at global, regional, and country level for the period of 2017 to 2027 and covers subsequent region in its scope:

By Temperature Type

  • Frozen
  • Chilled

By Type

  • Refrigerated warehousing
  • Refrigerated transport

By Application

  • Dairy & frozen desserts
  • Fish, meat, and seafood products
  • Bakery & confectionery products
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Others

By Geography

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada

Europe

  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa (MEA)

  • GCC
  • North Africa
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Highlights of the Report:

  • Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on the product portfolios of the top players in the market.
  • Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on the upcoming technologies, R&D activities, and product launches in the market
  • Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of the market strategies, geographic and business segments of the leading players in the market
  • Market Development: Comprehensive information about emerging markets. This report analyzes the market for various segments across geographies
  • Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the market

Research Methodology

In the study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the Cold Chain market, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters of the market. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the production of the Cold Chain market study are as follows - statistics from government organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have also interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of this report as a primary resource.

Comprehensive information acquired from primary and secondary resources acts as a validation from companies in the market, and makes the projections on the growth prospects of the Cold Chain markets more accurate and reliable.

Secondary Research

It involves company databases such as Hoover's: This assists us recognize financial information, structure of the market participants and industry competitive landscape.

The secondary research sources referred in the process are as follows:

  • Governmental bodies, and organizations creating economic policies
  • National and international social welfare institutions
  • Company websites, financial reports and SEC filings, broker and investor reports
  • Related patent and regulatory databases
  • Statistical databases and market reports
  • Corporate Presentations, news, press release, and specification sheet of Manufacturers

Primary Research

Primary research includes face-to face interviews, online surveys, and telephonic interviews.

  • Means of primary research: Email interactions, telephonic discussions and Questionnaire based research etc.
  • In order to validate our research findings and analysis we conduct primary interviews of key industry participants. Insights from primary respondents help in validating the secondary research findings. It also develops Research Team’s expertise and market understanding.

Industry participants involved in this research study include:

  • CEOs, VPs, market intelligence managers
  • Procuring and national sales managers technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Research analysts and key opinion leaders from various domains

Key Points Covered in Cold Chain Market Study:

  • Growth of Cold Chain in 2021
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2027)
  •  Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  •  Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  •  Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  •  Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  •  Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies
  •  COVID-19 Impact on Demand for Cold Chain and How to Navigate
  •  Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  •  Cold Chain Consumption Analysis
  •  Cold Chain Production Analysis
  •  Cold Chain and Management