Salad Dressings Are Making a Comeback



There isn’t much to say when it comes to salad dressings, you mix a bunch of ingredients together to get a sweet or savory dressing to drench your salad in, pretty simple right? The salad dressing industry has been lacking since 2013 but some growth opportunities may be heading in the direction of salad dressings.

With new ethnic dips and sauces making it big in the food industry, such as, soy sauces, sriracha, chili sauces, hummus, and guacamole, salad dressings have taken a hit and ended up landing on the lower side of the dressing world. But there is still hope for all salad dressings around. Consumers are shopping for a cleaner label and if salad dressings can meet the demand then they will be in the clear.

Gourmet dressings are also on the rise, with 37 percent of consumers buying gourmet dressings at specialty stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Consumers are even looking for salad dressings that have an organic or gluten-free label which grew 108 percent from 2013 to 2015. If salad dressings can continue on the gluten-free train then they will be ahead of the growth due to the fact that consumers will continue to buy gluten-free options if they are available.


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