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High Growth Reported for the World Spices and Seasonings Market

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Food Ingredients industry is available in its catalogue.

World Spices and Seasonings Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Spices and Seasonings in Millions of Pounds. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 184 companies including players worldwide such as Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Ariake Japan Company Limited, Bart Spices Ltd., British Pepper & Spice Co., Ltd., B&G Foods, Inc., CaJohns Fiery Foods, Char Crust, Inc., Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Golden West Specialty Foods, Inc., Goya Foods, Inc., Griffith Laboratories Worldwide, Inc., Italpepe SRL, Kraft Foods, Inc., Lawry's, McCormick & Co., Inc., Mehran Spice & Food Industries, Newly Weds Foods, Inc., Old World Spices & Seasonings, Tone Brothers, Inc. Vanns Spices Ltd.., Victoria Gourmet, Inc., Williams Foods, Inc., and Xcell International Corp. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Global Market Analysis II-1

Spice it Up!!! II-1

Global Spices and Culinary Herb Market II-1

Market Dynamics II-1

India Set to Become a Global Spice Processing Hub II-2

Market Trends & Issues II-2

Fascination for Ethnic Cuisines Drive Demand II-2

New Roles for Spices, Herbs, and Extracts II-2

Economy is Not a Key Agent II-2

Changing Population Profile II-2

Ethnic Restaurants - A Major Factor in Growth II-3

'Hot' is Hot II-3

Need and Desire for Convenience Grows II-3

New Spices and Flavors II-3

New Stimulating Blends of Spices and Flavors Introduced II-3

Pairing of Spices II-3

Consumer Preferences Inclining Towards Health and Nutrition II-4

Healthy Spice Research and Future Trends II-4

Organic Spices II-4

Spice Education II-5

Pre-Seasoned Convenience Food II-5

Low Salt Foods Gaining Popularity II-5

Dietetic Seasonings II-5

Natural Seasonings - A Booming Market II-5

Other Spices Market Escalate II-5

Rise in Pepper Prices II-6

The Global Spice Industry Falls Prey to Adulteration II-6

Spice Dispensers & Mills Bundled with Spices II-6

Global Spices Market - Trade Statistics II-7

Table 1: Global Spices Market (2001-2005): Imports in US$ '000 by Select Country - USA, Japan, Germany, India, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Singapore, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Canada, Belgium, and Pakistan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 2: Global Spices Market (2001-2005): Exports in US$ '000 by Select Country - China, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Iran, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Peru, France, Guatemala, USA, and Turkey (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 3: Global Spices Market (2001-2006): Imports in Metric Tons by Product Type - Mustard Seeds, WH; Pepper, Ungrnd, BL; Sesameseed; Ginger, NT/ground; Grnd Mix OTH PEP; OTH DR Capsicum; Paprika. DR,CRS, G; Cinmon-Tree FLWR; OTH Ground Peppr; Mustard, Prepared; Cumin; Spices, Nesoi; Pepper, Ungrnd, WH; Pepper, CRSHD, GR; Basil F/DR/CR/PW; and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 4: Global Spices Market (2001-2006): Exports in Metric Tons by Product Type - Mustard FL/ML PR; Spices, Nesoi; Pepper, DID/CR/GR; Pepper, CRSHD/GRD; Pepper; Mustard Seeds; Sesameseed; Mix of Spices; Coriander Seeds; Ginger; Cinnamon CRSH/GR; Poppy Seeds; Seeds of Cumin; Vanilla Beans; Nutmeg; and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Global Market Analysis II-10

Global Spices Market - A Historical Perspective II-11

Production Scenario II-11

Table 5: Global Spices Market (1999 & 2000): Production in '000 Tons by Country - India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Mexico, Thailand, and Others (includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-11

Imports Scenario II-12

Table 6: Global Spices Market (2000): Imports in Volume ('000 Tons) and Value (US$ Million) by Region/Country - Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), USA, Japan, Middle East, Latin America, Canada, and Rest of World (includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-12

Distribution Channels II-12

Sales of Extracts, Seasonings and Spices in Supermarkets Increase II-12

Private Label Domination II-12

2. Product Segments - Variety is the Spice of Life II-13

Cardamom II-13

India and Guatemala - Leading the Cardamom Market II-13

Chili II-13

India - The Global Leader in Chili Market II-13

Future Scenario of Chili II-14

Coriander II-14

India & Argentina - Leading the Coriander Market II-14

Cumin II-14

Cumin Seeds from India Dominate the Market II-14

Cumin Becomes Favorite in the US II-15

Garlic II-15

Production II-15

Table 7: Global Garlic Market (2001-2005): Production in Million Pounds by Select Country - China, India, Korea, USA, and Argentina (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15 Marlborough - Leading the Garlic Market II-15

Celery II-16

USA - Leading the Celery Market II-16

Pepper II-16

White Pepper II-16

Table 8: Global Pepper Market (2001-2005): Production in '000 Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 9: Global Pepper Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Production by Country - Vietnam, India, Brazil, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 10: Global Pepper Market (2000-2002): Exports in '000 Tons by Country - Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China, Madagascar, and Thailand (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Mustard II-18

Table 11: Global Mustard Seed Market (2003-2007): Production in '000 Tons by Select Country - Canada, Nepal, Russia, Czech Republic, and USA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

II-18 Turmeric II-18

India Dominates the Global Turmeric Market II-18

3. Product Overview II-19

Introduction II-19

Spices and Herbs: A Perspective II-19

Spices and Herbs Become a Hot Trading Commodity II-19

The Spice Route of Discoveries II-19

Leading Spice Supply Nations II-20

Buying Considerations II-20

Storing Considerations II-20

How the Products are Used? II-20

Popular Spices II-21

Select Spices and Plant Part from which the Spice is Obtained II-22

Herb Vs Spice II-23

"Spices" also Includes Herbs II-23

Spices II-23

Herbs II-23

Types II-24

General Uses of Herbs II-24

Selection II-25

Organic Vs Non-organic Spices II-25

Non-Organic Spices II-26

Health Benefits of Spices II-26

Spices as Herbal Remedies and Healthy Seasonings II-26

Herbs and Spices as Antioxidant Additives in Food Preparations II-27

Spices in Diet Reduce Obesity II-27

Spices Show the Thermogenic Way to Healthy Living II-27

Spices and Herbs Help Prevent Diseases II-27

Types of Spices II-28

Cardamom II-28

Queen of Spices II-28

Chili II-28

What Makes Chilies 'Hot'? II-29

History of Chili II-29

Chili Peppers Cultivated as Early as 7000 B.C. II-29

Dried Chili Peppers used in Seasonings II-30

Cascabel II-30

Chipotal II-30

Ancho II-30

Mulato II-31

Pasilla II-31

New Mexico II-31

Chiltepin II-31

Cinnamon II-31

Introduction II-31

Types of Cinnamon II-31

History of Cinnamon II-32

Uses of Cinnamon II-32

Culinary Benefits of Cinnamon II-33

Advanced Applications of Cinnamon II-33

Cinnamon Extracts Improve Insulin Sensitivity II-33

Cinnamon Extract Reduces Oxidative Stress of Metabolic Syndrome II-34

Cinnamon Aids in Lowering Blood Sugar II-34

Cinnamon Active Against E. Coli II-34

Cloves II-34

Coriander II-35

Types of Coriander Seeds II-35

Large Seed II-35

Small Seed II-35

Types of Coriander II-35

Macrocarpum II-35

Microcarpum II-35

Products of Coriander II-35

Fresh Green Herb II-35

Spice II-35

Uses of Coriander II-36

Cumin II-36

Ginger II-36

History II-36

Different Ginger Forms II-37

Fresh Ginger II-37

Preserved Ginger II-37

Dried Ginger II-37

Processing of Ginger II-37

The Stage of Maturity of the Harvest II-37

Native Properties of Ginger Rhizome II-37

Uses II-38

Motion Sickness and Sea Sickness II-38

Treating Nausea II-38

Garlic II-39

The Stinky Panacea from Nature II-39

History II-39

Uses II-39

Antimicrobial Action II-39

Anti-Cancer Properties II-39

Prevention of Heart Diseases, Atherosclerosis, and Diabetes II-40

The Immune Booster for AIDS II-40

Celery II-40

Pepper II-41

Brief History of the "Master Spice" II-41

What is Pepper? II-41

How it is Used? II-41

Packaging and Labeling II-41

Oregano II-42

Varieties of Oregano II-42

Medical Properties II-42

Uses II-43

Mustard II-43

Types of Mustard II-44

Uses II-44

Turmeric II-45

Nutmeg & Mace II-45

Leading Producer II-46

Uses II-46

Other Popular Spices II-46

Fennel Seed II-46

Marjoram II-47

Saffron II-47

Sage II-47

Basil II-47

Poppy Seeds II-47

Garam Masala II-47

Rosemary II-48

Sesame II-48

European Union Adds Sesame Seeds and Oil to the List of Allergens II-48

Vanilla II-48

Basil II-48

Paprika II-48

Spice Products II-49

Spice Oils II-49

Spice Oleoresins II-49

Key Properties of Spices II-50

Uses of Spices II-50

Food Industry II-50

Processed Meats II-50

Fish and Vegetables II-50

Soups, Sauces, Chutneys and Dressings II-51

Cheeses and Diary Products II-51

Baked Goods II-51

Confectionery II-51

Snacks II-51

Beverages II-51

Cosmetics II-51

Perfumes II-52

Hygiene Products II-52

Aerosols II-52

Pharmaceuticals II-52

4. Product Introductions/Innovations II-53

McCormick Launches New Low-Sodium Grill Mates II-53

McCormick to Launch a New Line of Gourmet Collection Sea Salts II-53

McCormick to Unveil Gourmet Collection Blends II-53

McCormick to Introduce New Grill Mates Rubs II-53

McCormick Adds Three New Signature Blends II-54

McCormick to Unveil New Blends of McCormick Garlic II-54

McCormick to Launch Sliced Garlic II-54

McCormick to Launch Four New Spice Blends II-54

Niman Ranch Launches New Products II-54

Urban Accents Introduces New Flavors in Grilling Rubs II-55

ITC Foods Introduces Aashirvaad Spices II-55

Naturally Fresh Unveils New Cheese Mixes II-55

Hain Celestial Launches Fruit Flavored Teas II-55

McCormick Launches Two New Disposable Spice Grinders II-55

McCormick Unveils New Mexican Seasonings II-55

McCormick Introduces New Grill Mates Spice Rubs II-55

Char Crust Launches New Dry-Rub Seasonings II-56

McCormick Introduces Spices in Kerala II-56

British Pepper & Spice Markets Through Millstone Brand II-56

McCormick Unveils a Range of Spices II-56

New Innovations from Old World Spices & Seasonings II-56

Hain Celestial Group Unveils New Celestial Seasonings II-56

Hain Celestial Group Unwraps New Seasonings for Tea II-57

McClancy Rolls Out SpiceTrader(R) II-57

New Orange Mango Rooibos Tea from Hain Celestial Group II-57

Eastern Condiments Launches Chicken Masala Food Flavor II-57

McCormick Introduces New Chili Seasoning and Brown Gravy Mix II-57

McCormick Introduces Salsa and Guacamole Seasonings II-57

Chr. Hansen Develops Liquid Seasonings II-57

McCormick Launches New Spice Grinders II-58

McCormick Adds Eight Spices, Seasonings, and Herbs II-58

McCormick Extends Grill Mates(R) Product Line II-58

McCormick Launches New Products Under Grill Mates(R) Line II-58

Indian Institute of Spices Research Develops Three New Black

Pepper Clones II-58

McCormick Unveils New Seasoning Grinder Flavors II-58

Pokka Launches Black Sesame Based Coffee II-58

McCormick Rolls Out Five New Seasonings II-59

Andre Prost Unveils New Curry Base Varieties II-59

Barbara's Orchard Launches New Spices II-59

Beyond Food Unveils New Line of Seasonings II-59

Botanical Food Introduces New Line of Seasonings II-59

Cafes La Virginia Launches New Range of Seasoning II-59

Char Crust Offers Dry-Rub Seasoning II-59

Chef Bernard Introduces New Line of Fennel Pollen- Based Seasonings II-59

Coastal Goods Launches New Line of Seasonings II-60

Comax Presents New Flavors of Cinnamon II-60

Dabur Foods Introduces Garlic Paste Homemade Masala II-60

Frontier Launches Organic Value Size Spices and Organic Bac'Uns II-60

Golden West Offers New Line of Wildeats Seasoning Rubs II-60

Gustaf Paulig Introduces Two New Spices II-60

Heinz Adds New Varieties to its Greenseas Tuna Range II-61

Indian Harvest Unveils Unsalted Seasonings II-61

McFadden Farm Unveils Garlic Flakes and Lemon Pepper II-61

Mehran Unveils Mehran Paya Masala Spice II-61

Melissa's World Introduces Chopped Crystallized Ginger II-61

Morton & Bassett Spices Presents New Organic Spices II-61

Mrs. Rogers Herbs and Spices Introduces Organic Salts II-61

Osem Unveils Two New Varieties of Concentrated Spicing- II-61

Oy McCormick Launches New Spice Mix II-62

Pinch Plus Launches New Line of Organic Herbs & Spices II-62

Profile Products Launches Spice Rubs Product Line II-62

Private Harvest Releases New Range of Spice Rubs II-62

Santa Maria Offers Spicy World Lime Wok Spice Mix II-62

Shasta Foods Presents Sweet Soup Seasoning II-62

Spice Hunter Introduces New Line of Cafe Sole Gourmet Grilling Spices II-62

Thai Kitchen Introduces New Varieties of Jasmine Rice Mix with Seasonings II-62

Up Country Naturals Introduces Organic Minced Garlic II-62

WillowOak Farms Unveils New Line of Savory Herbs II-63

A.K. Koh Launches New Range of Chicken Spices II-63

Agro Union Offers New Range of Spices in Sweden II-63

Allen & Cowley Offers Cajun Dust II-63

Ajinomoto Berhad Launches Chicken Seasoning II-63

Ajinomoto Berhad Unwraps Range of Fried Rice Seasoning II-63

Angel Camacho Launches Garlic Cloves II-63

Aspen Launches Spice Blend II-63

Balchem Develops New Variety of Cinnamon II-64

Beijing Xinnuo Introduces New Range of Seasoning II-64

CED Import and Exports Launches New Dehydrated Young Ginger II-64

Cepasco Unwraps New Spices in France II-64

Ducros Releases New Spectrum of High Quality Spices II-64

Fiddes Payne Extends its Spices Line II-64

Frontier Introduces New Simply Organic Herbs and Spices II-64

Garlic Lovers Launches Three Garlic Varieties II-65

George DeLallo Unveils Four Bread Dipping Spices II-65

Green Gourmet Presents New Line of Indian Spices II-65

Hulscher Launches Lemon-and-Pepper Seasoning II-65

Israel Edible Products Introduces New Range of Seasonings II-65

Jain Brothers Offers Red Chilly Powder in India II-65

Japanese Wasabi Paste in a New Name II-65

Jensen Unveils Jensen Spices in Australia II-65

Jiangsu Unveils Japanese-Style Seasoning II-65

Jalapeno Chicks Unveils Elvis Style Seasoning II-66

La Compagnia Unwraps New Line of Spice Mix II-66

La Compagnia Reveals New Gourmet Line II-66

Lucas Presents Limon con Chile Seasoning II-66

McCormick Launches Schwartz Shotz II-66

McCormick Flavor Introduces Hispanic Themed Seasonings II-66

McCormick Europe Extends Schwartz Seasoning Mix II-66

Nestle Launches Maggi Mix Pour Curry II-67

Oy Gustav Manufactures Two New Mausteseos Varieties II-67

Parripak Foods Offers New Variety of Garlic II-67

Pico de Gallo Introduces New Line of Hot Seasoning & Spices II-67

Profile Products Introduces Elements of Spice Rubs II-67

Robertsons Launches Spice Up Your Rice Seasoning Mix II-67

Santa Maria Introduces Honningsmag II-67

Sara Spices Debuts Meat Masala II-67

Saraf Foods Launches Instant Freeze Dried Curry Line II-68

Sarasota Introduces Lagoon Heat Flavor II-68

Spice World Adds New Spices in Culinary Ground Spice Mixture II-68

Syarikat Introduces New Curry Powder in Malaysia II-68

Target Introduces Ginger Spices II-68

Thakar Launches New Spice Range in India II-68

Ushodaya Enterprises Introduces Seasoning Paste Varieties II-68

Walkerswood Presents Jamaican Jerk Seasoning II-68

Wang ShouYi Unveils New Cumin Powder II-68

Xcell Introduces All Natural Seasonings II-69

Ziyad Brothers Importing Launches New Range of Spices II-69

5. Recent Industry Activity II-70

Synthite Industrial Chemicals Enters into Joint Venture with Omega Flavours Technology II-70

Synergy Flavors Acquires American Flavors and Fragrance do Brazil II-70

Synergy Flavours Acquires Vanlab II-70

Knorr Foods Purchases New Season Foods II-70

McCormick Canada Buys Fish Crisp II-70

Ajinomoto to Form Alliance with YAMAKI II-70

Kerala State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation Inks MOU with Spices Board of India II-71

Jain Irrigation Systems Acquires Cascade Specialties II-71

Ajinomoto Purchases Amoy Food Group II-71

McCormick Acquires Epicurean International II-71

McCormick to Acquire MTR II-71

Archer Daniels Midland Forms an Alliance with Baron Spices II-72

PT Kirin Miwon Food to Construct New Seasoning Plant II-72

Ajinomoto to Build Hondashi Seasoning Facility II-72

Ajinomoto Group Expands Business in Vietnam II-72

Kirin Brewery to Produce Food Seasonings II-72

Spices Trading Corporation to Set Up a Chilli Processing Unit II-72

UTI Venture Funds Invests in Vallabhdas Kanji II-72

British Pepper & Spice Acquires Gordon's Fine Foods II-73

Ajinomoto Concludes Building of New Nong Khae Facility II-73

Bart Spices Withdraws Co-op Ground Paprika and Bart Ground Paprika II-73

Indo Global Spices Establishes Export-Oriented Unit II-73

SHS Group Acquires British Pepper & Spice II-73

Associated British Foods Acquires US Herbs and Spices Business from Burns Philp Group II-74

McCormick Acquires C.M. van Sillevoldt II-74

Cinnamon Acquisition Acquires Atlantic Quality Spice & Seasonings II-74

Ariake Japan Forms Alliance with Itoham Foods II-74

Ajinomoto Bags Patent for Mild Red Pepper II-74

Ajinomoto Establishes Subsidiary in India II-74

Ashoka Flour Mills Forays into Spices Market II-74

Del Campo Mexican Foods Recalls Ground Black Pepper II-75

Ajinomoto Acquires Orsan II-75

Ajinomoto Starts Production Factory in Thailand II-75

Kerry Group Purchases Guernsey Bel and Pacific Seasonings II-75

Astor Products Recalls Sesame Seed Products II-75

McCormick Initiates New Programs II-75

Strong America Recalls Goldensmell Preserved Ginger Containers II-76

Ajinomoto Recalls Aji-No-Moto Home Seasonings in Indonesia II-76

Unilever Bestfoods Recaptures Spice Market in Brazil II-76

Gilroy Foods Enhances Operations II-76

Hindustan Lever Re-Enters Spice Market with Kissan II-77

McCormick Incorporates New Spice Packaging II-77

Newly Weds Foods Acquires Flavorite Laboratories II-77

Williams Foods Acquires Rose Spice and Wagner Gourmet Foods II-77

6. Focus on Select Global Players II-78

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Japan) II-78

Ariake Japan Company Limited (Japan) II-78

Bart Spices Ltd. (The United Kingdom) II-78

British Pepper & Spice Co., Ltd. (The United Kingdom) II-78

B&G Foods, Inc. (US) II-78

CaJohns Fiery Foods (USA) II-79

Char Crust, Inc. (USA) II-79

Frontier Natural Products Co-op. (USA) II-79

Golden West Specialty Foods, Inc. (USA) II-79

Goya Foods, Inc. (USA) II-79

Griffith Laboratories Worldwide, Inc. (USA) II-80

Italpepe Srl (Italy) II-80

Kraft Foods, Inc. (USA) II-80

Lawry's (USA) II-80

McCormick & Co., Inc. (USA) II-80

Mehran Spice & Food Industries (Pakistan) II-80

Newly Weds Foods, Inc. (USA) II-81

Old World Spices & Seasonings (USA) II-81

Tone Brothers, Inc. (USA) II-81

Vanns Spices Ltd. (USA) II-81

Victoria Gourmet, Inc. (USA) II-81

Williams Foods, Inc. (USA) II-81

Xcell International Corp. (USA) II-82

7. Global Market Perspective II-83

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Spices & Seasonings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 13: World Long-term Projections for Spices & Seasonings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 14: World Historic Review for Spices & Seasonings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 15: World 20-Year Perspective for Spices & Seasonings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Current & Future Analysis III-1

Americans Spice Up Their Cuisine III-1

Fiery Ethnic Foods Gaining Popularity III-1

Table 16: Spices and Seasonings Market in the US (2006): Sales in US$ Million by Select Spices/Seasonings/Extracts - Seasoning-Dry; Meat Marinades, and Tenderizers; Pepper; Extracts; and Salt (Cooking/Edible/Seasoned) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Spices Rewrite the Joys of Cooking III-2

Organic & Fresh Spices: A Promising Space III-3

America's Obesity Pandemic Makes Spices & Seasonings Lean, and Healthy III-3

Leading Players III-3

Table 17: Leading Players in the US Spices and Seasonings Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for McCormick, Associated British Foods, Lawry's, Private Label, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Brief Background III-4

America Enters the Spice Trade III-4

United States Dominates Spice Trade III-4

The American Spice Trade Association III-4

Supermarkets & Grocery Stores - Primary Distribution Channels III-4

Private Labels III-4

Table 18: Spices and Seasonings Market in the US (2007): Sales in US$ Million by Product Type - Seasoning-No Salt/ Spice/ Pepper, Seasoned Salt/ Salt/ Salt Substitute, Food Coloring/ Flavoring/ Extract, Pepper, and Garlic Spread (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 19: Spices and Seasonings Market in the US (2007): Sales in Million Units by Product Type - Seasoning-No Salt/ Spice/ Pepper, Seasoned Salt/ Salt/ Salt Substitute, Pepper, Food Coloring/ Flavoring/ Extract, and Garlic Spread (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 20: Spices & Seasonings Market in the US (2000 & 2001): Sales in US$ Million for Private Label Products in Supermarkets III-6

Table 21: Dry Grocery Retail Sales of Spices and Seasonings in the US: 2000 (In US$ Million) III-6 Product Trends III-6

Creamier Mustards Hope to Win Converts III-6

Health Factors - A Plus with Most Mustards III-6

Sales Patterns III-6

Seasonal Sales III-6

Food Stores Account for Majority of Sales III-6

Packaging: Plastic Squeeze Bottles Increasing in Popularity III-6

Number of Users III-7

Frequency of Use III-7

Table 22: Mustard Market in the US (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Type - Traditional Yellow, Dijon, Brown or Deli, Specialty, Honey, and Others (includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-7

Table 23: Leading Mustard Brands in the US Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for French's Creamy Spread, Private Label, Grey Poupon, Guiden, and Others (includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-7

Pepper III-7

All Black and White Pepper Imported III-7

Trend Towards Spicier Foods III-8

Market Trends & Issues III-8

Spices on a Roll III-8

Americans Reviving Conventional Tastes III-8

Increasing Number of Hispanic Population III-8

Hot Spices Proliferating III-8

Healthy Trend III-9

Aging of Population Could be a Plus III-9

New Blends of Seasonings Attract Consumers III-9

Rise of Mexican Cuisine III-9

Consumers' Experiments with New Spicy Foods Drives Spice Sales III-9

Seasoning Savvy III-10

Trade Statistics III-10

Table 24: Spices Market in the US (2001-2005): Imports in Million Pounds by Spice Type - Mustard Seed, Pepper (Black & White), Sesame Seed, Ginger, Paprika, Cumin Seed, Poppy Seed, Coriander, Turmeric, Fennel, Nutmeg, Celery, Vanilla, Cloves, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 25: Spices and Extracts Market in the US (2004 & 2005): Imports in US$ '000 by Select Country - China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Canada, Spain, Vietnam, and Syria (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 26: Spices and Extracts Market in the US (2004 & 2005): Exports in US$ '000 by Select Country - Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, UK, UAE, Kuwait, and Denmark (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Anise/Badian Seeds III-12

Table 27: Anise/Badian Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Select Country - Turkey, Syria, China, Thailand, Kenya, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Egypt (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 28: Anise/Badian Seeds Market in the US (2006): Exports in US$ by Select Country - Canada, Panama, and South Korea (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Caraway Seeds III-13

Table 29: Caraway Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Select Country - Canada, Finland, Egypt, Netherlands, Lithuania, Turkey, India, Austria, and China (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 30: Caraway Seeds Market in the US (2005): Exports in US$ by Select Country - Canada, Denmark, Thailand, and Mexico (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Cardamoms III-14

Table 31: Cardamoms Market in the US (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Select Country - Guatemala, India, China, and Ethiopia III-14

Table 32: Cardamoms Market in the US (2006): Exports in US$ by Select Country - Japan, Canada, Philippines, Lebanon, and Ireland (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Chile Pepper III-14

Table 33: Chile Pepper Market in the US (2000-2006): Production in Million Pounds (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 34: Chile Pepper Market in the US (2001-2005): Imports in Million Pounds (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Uncrushed/Ungrounded) III-15

Table 35: Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Uncrushed/Ungrounded) Market in the US (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, China, India, Hong Kong, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 36: Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Uncrushed/Ungrounded) Market in the US (2006): Exports in US$ by Country - Canada, Mexico, Japan, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Italy, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, and Saudi Arabia (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Crushed/Ground) III-16

Table 37: Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Crushed/Grounded) Market in the US (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - Brazil, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Italy, India, Turkey, Thailand, Israel, El Salvador, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 38: Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Crushed/Grounded) Market in the US (2002-2006): Exports in US$ by Country - Canada, Mexico, China, Panama, UK, Hong Kong, Colombia, Peru, South Korea, Taiwan (Taipei), and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Coriander Seeds III-18

Table 39: Coriander Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - Canada, India, Bulgaria, Mexico, Egypt, Czech Republic, France, Brazil, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago (Port of Spain), and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 40: Coriander Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006): Exports in US$ by Country - Canada, Thailand, India, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Italy, Honduras, Venezuela, Brazil, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Cumin Seeds III-20

Table 41: Cumin Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - India, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Germany, Pakistan, Brazil, UAE, Thailand, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 42: Cumin Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006): Exports in US$ by Country - Canada, India, Hong Kong, Turkey, Mexico, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Jamaica, Colombia, Jordan, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Fennel Seeds; Juniper Berries III-22

Table 43: Fennel Seeds; Juniper Berries Market in the US (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - Egypt, India, Italy, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Germany, Albania, Turkey, UK, China, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 44: Fennel Seeds; Juniper Berries Market in the US (2002-2006): Exports in US$ (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 45: Fennel Seeds; Juniper Berries Market in the US (2006): Exports in US$ by Country - Canada, Japan, Venezuela, and Guyana (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Garlic III-23

Table 46: Garlic Market in the US (2000-2005): Area Planted and Harvested in '000 Acres (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 47: Fresh Garlic Market in the US (2000-2005): Imports in Value (US$ Million) and Volume (Million Pounds) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 Ginger, Curmura, Saffron, Bay Leaves, Curry, Thyme, and Other Spices III-24

Table 48: Ginger, Curmura, Saffron, Bay Leaves, Curry, Thyme, and Other Spices Market in the US (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - China, India, Turkey, Israel, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Colombia, Pakistan, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 49: Ginger, Curmura, Saffron, Bay Leaves, Curry, Thyme, and Other Spices Market in the US (2002-2006): Exports in US$ by Country - Canada, Costa Rica, Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Thailand, Bahamas, Mexico, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Mace III-25

Table 50: Mace Market in the US (2003-2006): Imports in US$ '000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 51: Mace Market in the US (2003-2006): Exports in US$ '000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Mustard Seeds III-26

Table 52: Mustard Seeds Market in the US (2003-2006): Imports in US$ '000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 53: Mustard Seeds Market in the US (2003-2006): Exports in US$ '000 by Country - Mexico, Japan, Canada, Germany, Brazil, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Nutmeg III-27

Table 54: Nutmeg Market in the US (2003-2006): Imports in US$ '000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 55: Nutmeg Market in the US (2003-2006): Exports in US$ '000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Pepper III-27

Table 56: Pepper Market in the US (2005-2007): Imports in '000 Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Peppers of the Genus Pipe (Neither Crushed nor Ground) III-28

Table 57: Peppers of the Genus Pipe (Neither Crushed nor Ground) Market in the US (2003-2006): Imports in US$ Million by Country - Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Malaysia, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 58: Peppers of the Genus Pipe (Neither Crushed nor Ground) Market in the US (2003-2006): Exports in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Vanilla Beans III-29

Table 59: Vanilla Beans Market in the US (2003-2006): Imports in US$ '000 by Country - Madagascar, Indonesia, Uganda, India, Papua New Guinea, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 60: Vanilla Beans Market in the US (2003-2006): Exports in US$ '000 by Country - Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Indonesia, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Product Launches/Developments III-30

Strategic Corporate Developments III-40

Key Players III-43

B&G Foods, Inc. III-43

CaJohns Fiery Foods III-43

Char Crust, Inc. III-43

Chef Merito, Inc. III-43

Frontier Natural Products Co-op III-44

Golden West Specialty Foods, Inc. III-44

Goya Foods, Inc. III-44

Griffith Laboratories Worldwide, Inc III-44

Kraft Foods, Inc III-44

Lawry's III-44

McCormick & Co., Inc III-45

Newly Weds Foods, Inc. III-45

Old World Spices & Seasonings III-45

Restaurant LuLu Gourmet Products III-45

SAMS Food Group, Inc. III-45

The Spice Hunter III-45

Tone Brothers, Inc. III-46

Urban Accents, Inc. III-46

Vanns Spices Ltd. III-46

Victoria Gourmet, Inc. III-46

Williams Foods, Inc. III-46

Xcell International Corp. III-46

B.Market Analytics III-47

Table 61: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Spices & Seasonings by Product Segment - Dehydrated Onion/Garlic, Mustard Seed, Red Pepper (except Paprika), Sesame Seed, Black Pepper, Paprika, Cinnamon, Cumin Seed, White Pepper, Oregano, Poppy Seed, and Ginger Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 62: US Long-term Projections for Spices & Seasonings by Product Segment - Dehydrated Onion/ Garlic, Mustard Seed, Red Pepper (except Paprika), Sesame Seed, Black Pepper, Paprika, Cinnamon, Cumin Seed, White Pepper, Oregano, Poppy Seed, and Ginger Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 63: US Historic Review for Spices & Seasonings by Product Segment - Dehydrated Onion/Garlic, Mustard Seed, Red Pepper (except Paprika), Sesame Seed, Black Pepper, Paprika, Cinnamon, Cumin Seed, White Pepper, Oregano, Poppy Seed, and Ginger Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 64: US 20-Year Perspective for Spices & Seasonings by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Dehydrated Onion/Garlic, Mustard Seed, Red Pepper (except Paprika), Sesame Seed, Black Pepper, Paprika, Cinnamon, Cumin Seed, White Pepper, Oregano, Poppy Seed, and Ginger Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

2. Canada III-51

A.Market Analysis III-51

Current & Future Analysis III-51

Market Overview III-51

Leading Producer of Mustard III-51

Table 65: Mustard Seeds Market in Canada (2003-2007):

Planted and Harvested Area in '000 Hectares; Production, and Exports in '000 Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Types of Mustard Seed Produced III-52

Yellow Mustard III-52

Brown Mustard III-52

Oriental Mustard III-53

Marketing of Mustard III-53

Domestic Use of Mustard III-53

Trade Statistics III-53

Table 66: Spices Market in Canada (2001-2005): Imports in '000 Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 67: Spices Market in Canada (2001-2005): Exports in '000 Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 68: Spices Market in Canada (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Exports by Country - USA, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, UK, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Anise/Badian Seeds III-54

Table 69: Anise/Badian Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Select Country - Syria, USA, China, Turkey, Egypt, New Zealand, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 70: Anise/Badian Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2006): Exports in US$ by Select Country - USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and Hong Kong (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Caraway Seeds III-55

Table 71: Caraway Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Select Country - USA, Netherlands, Finland, Egypt, India, Turkey, and Lithuania (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 72: Caraway Seeds Market in Canada (2005): Exports in US$ by Select Country - USA, Brazil, Hong Kong, and France III-56

Cardamoms III-56

Table 73: Cardamoms Market in Canada (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Select Country - Guatemala, India, USA, Sri Lanka, Peru, UK, China, Indonesia, and Pakistan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 74: Cardamoms Market in Canada (2002-2006): Exports in US$ (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Unrushed/Ungrounded) III-57

Table 75: Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Uncrushed/Ungrounded) Market in Canada (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - Indonesia, India, China, USA, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Belgium, Turkey, Mexico, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 76: Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Uncrushed/Ungrounded) Market in Canada (2006): Exports in US$ by Select Country - USA, Trinidad and Tobago, India, UAE, Oman (Muscat), Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Philippines (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Crushed/Grounded) III-58

Table 77: Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Crushed/Grounded) Market in Canada (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - Indonesia, USA, Brazil, Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka, Poland, India, Germany, Mexico, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 78: Cinnamon and Cinnamon-Tree Flowers (Crushed/Grounded) Market in Canada (2006): Exports in US$ by Country - USA, Chile, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yugoslavia - Serbia and Montenegro, Bermuda, Kuwait, Indonesia, Barbados, Philippines, and Netherlands Antilles III-59

Coriander Seeds III-59

Table 79: Coriander Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - USA, India, Thailand, China, Pakistan, Germany, France, Colombia, Vietnam, Egypt, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 80: Coriander Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2006): Exports in US$ by Country - USA, Sri Lanka, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, Mexico, Morocco, South Korea, Guatemala, Taiwan (Taipei), and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Cumin Seeds III-61

Table 81: Cumin Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - India, USA, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam, China, Egypt, Sri Lanka, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 82: Cumin Seeds Market in Canada (2005 & 2006): Exports in US$ by Country - USA, Trinidad and Tobago, St.Pierre-Miquelon, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Fennel Seeds; Juniper Berries III-62

Table 83: Fennel Seeds; Juniper Berries Market in Canada (2002-2006): Imports in US$ by Country - India, Egypt, Pakistan, Germany, USA, Turkey, Mauritius, Albania, China, Italy, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 84: Fennel Seeds; Juniper Berries Market in Canada (2002-2005): Exports in US$ (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 85: Fennel Seeds; Juniper Berries Market in Canada (2005)

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