The marinade and sauces segment is experiencing growth due, in part, to a return to the kitchen, according to the latest research from Mintel, a leading market research firm.

The cooking sauces and marinades category gained 20% in U.S. retail sales between 2005 and 2010 and is expected to increase by another 19% by 2015, Mintel reported.

The cooking sauces and marinades market is divided into five segments with dry sauces and other wet sauces being the largest with just over 26% market share each. Ethnic sauces, barbecue sauces and refrigerated/frozen sauces follow with 19%, 18% and 10%, respectively.

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