Gluten-Free Still a Niche

WITH A GROWING NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS diagnosed with celiac disease a chronic condition in which wheat proteins damage the small intestine of those affected with the disorder sales of gluten-free baked goods have been on the rise for several years now. A Packaged Facts report in April 2009 indicated that the market for gluten-free products enjoyed a compound annual growth rate of 28% from 2004 through

WITH A GROWING NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS diagnosed with celiac disease — a chronic condition in which wheat proteins damage the small intestine of those affected with the disorder — sales of gluten-free baked goods have been on the rise for several years now. A Packaged Facts report in April 2009 indicated that the market for gluten-free products enjoyed a compound annual growth rate of 28% from 2004 through 2008, and estimated the total market size at $1.56 billion, according to the International

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