ROCKVILLE, Md. — U.S. sales of gluten-free foods and beverages will exceed $6.6 billion by 2017, according to market research firm Packaged Facts.
The market for gluten-free foods and beverages has continued to grow faster than anticipated, reaching $4.2 billion in 2012, for a compound annual growth rate of 28% over the 2008-2012 period, according to Packaged Facts.
Snack/granola bars are the leading category, at 15% of mass-market sales. An August 201