Acai Market Opportunities

Goals

To explore the opportunities for acai in the food category by ascertaining what the opportunity is worth for retailers, the amount of products that include acai, companies that manufacture acai products, restaurants or businesses that carry the product, and provide an overview of Organiz Amazon.

Early Findings

Acai Market

  • The global Acai Berry Market valued approximately $712 million in 2017, and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 12.71% over the forecast period 2018-2025.
  • The major driving factor of global Acai Berry market are growing popularity of acai berry as a superfood and increasing demand in premium cosmetics and personal care products.
  • North America holds a significant position in the global acai berry market, owing to increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in the region. Acai berry consists of anthocyanin that helps to prevent oxidation of cholesterol, which in turn helps to reduce buildup of plaque in the arteries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease that led to death of around 366,000 people in the U.S. in 2015.
  • Market Leaders:
  • AcaiExotic
  • ACAIROOTS.COM
  • Nativo Acai
  • SAMBAZON
  • Vision America International
  • Acai Roots
  • Acai Frooty
  • Amazon Forest Trading
  • ENERGY FOODS INTERNATIONAL
  • Organique Acai USA
  • Tropical Acai
  • Zola
  • Sunfood
  • Phyto-nutraceuticals
  • Naked Juice Company

Acai in Products

  • As an export, they are sold as a frozen fruit purée, dried powder or pressed juice. Acai berries are also sometimes used to flavor food products, including jelly beans and ice cream, while some non-food items like body creams contain acai oil.

Companies That Process Acai

  • Brazil-based Acai Frooty is among the key players in the global acai berry market. South Africa's Phyto Nutraceuticals Inc. is also observed as prominent manufacturer of acai berry products, while US-based companies such as Sambazon, Inc., Acai Roots, Inc., Nativo Acai, Acai Exotic LLC., Jamaba Juice, Inc., Sunfood, Naked Juice Company and The Coca-Cola Company are also profiled in the report as active participants of global acai berry market.
  • B2Brazil lists several suppliers and manufacturers on their website.
  • S&P Global lists 196 manufactures and suppliers.

Restaurants, Businesses & Stores

  • A brief search indicates there are multiple restaurants that are acai based.

Organic Amazon

  • The website may be viewed here.
  • The company offers sorbet tubes with acai.
  • Currently there are no products on the website available for purchase. They are labeled "coming soon".
  • The company is founded by Rodrigo Lima and Jayson Fittipaldi .
  • They are located in Biscayne, Florida.
  • The product can be bought in stores in Florida and Hawaii.

Proposed next steps:

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Our initial research indicates there is ample information on the topic. We recommend further research to 1. provide an estimate of how many products are on the market that contains acai in the food category. This will most likely have to be a triangulated estimate. 2. Find 3-4 businesses and 3-4 restaurants that are acai based. For each one, we will provide a website link and a brief overview of their offerings. 3. Provide a company analysis of Organic Amazon. Since this company is new, the majority of information will come from media articles. We will provide annual revenue is it is published, the management team, places where the product may be purchased in stores and online, along with any other information such as goals, marketing, etc. that are available.
Additionally, we can provide the top 6 companies that sell acai food-based products. For each one, we will provide revenue, location, link to the website, where it can be purchased, a company overview, and the products offered.
There is an abundance of companies that manufacture and process acai. We recommend finding the top 6 companies in brazil that process acai. For each company, we will provide a link to the company, descriptions of how they process the berries, and a brief company overview.