2015 sees the UK ‘free-from’ market continuing to perform strongly, having doubled in size between 2009 and 2014 to reach an estimated £365 million. While growth is expected to slow, the market is still forecast to increase by over 50% between 2014 and 2019, laying strong foundations for a profitable future ahead.
Smart confectionery brands are capitalising on this trend and presenting sweet-toothed shoppers with a range of milk-less eggs for all budgets and tastes. For those seeking the closest thing to a dairy egg, Chococo and Hotel Chocolat are offering a selection of inspiring alternatives. For kids there’s Moo Free‘s fun creation, and Booja Booja for a luxury grown-up treat that will last beyond Easter.
Topping the list of supermarket products to have gained the most popularity in 2014; ‘free-from’ brands certainly aren’t missing a trick when it comes to moving into the mainstream market. As this huge industry trend emerges, creating products that exclude ingredients such as gluten, wheat, dairy and lactose presents a lucrative opportunity for brands.
With first-hand experience in this market DECIDE. understands that brands operating in the free-from market need to communicate many different messages to many different people in many different ways. We have identified the 3 main ‘free-from’ consumer archetypes, highlighting their motivations and emotional triggers.
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