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Ready meals market research

Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the ready meals category within the packaged food industry.  We monitor and analyse industry trends around the world, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” qualitative analysis; down to specific category data. 

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Our ready meals market research answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of ready meals?
  • What are the major brands in ready meals?
  • Will retail sales suffer as economic prospects improve and consumers move back to eating out rather than eating at home?
  • How are manufacturers leveraging popular restaurant chains to help more austere consumers recreate a restaurant experience at home?
  • How much are consumers willing to pay for convenience?

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Company Profile

Nestlé SA in Packaged Food: Confectionery, Ice Cream, Sauces, Dressings and Condiments

This third part of Nestlé SA’s global profile provides detailed analysis of the company’s largest core categories which least serve its wellness credentials. It highlights the company’s take on wellness and nutrition, which is not to streamline its ...

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Company Profile

General Mills Inc in Packaged Food

General Mills continues to record growth in packaged food sales although it faces stagnation in some of its core categories, such as breakfast cereals. It is also undermined by a geographic bias towards mature developed markets such as the US for its...

Apr 2015 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Romania

Ready meals have become the alternative for young people who lead busy lifestyles and try to avoid cooking as much as possible. With consumer attitudes towards ready meals improving, value sales increased, and the category registered the strongest ...

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Ready Meals in Belarus

The positive development of ready meals in Belarus is in line with the convenience trend. This is supported by the process of urbanisation in Belarus paired with the increasing pace of modern life. Consumers in Belarus, particularly in urban areas, ...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Vietnam

Due to increasingly hectic lifestyles, some consumers especially young working professionals have a tendency to choose ready meals as a convenient and hygienic choice. However, the number of these consumers remains limited, leading to relatively low ...

Apr 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Tunisia

The rising convenience trend prompted by the growing number of working women who have less time to prepare food at home pushed up sales of ready meals in 2014, although they remained very limited in retail volume terms. Frozen pizza remained the main...

Mar 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Macedonia

Ready meals achieved current value growth of 5% reaching retail value sales of MKD441 million and retail volume growth of 2% to reach sales of 1,260 tonnes in 2014.

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Ready Meals in Hong Kong, China

Demand for convenience was the key driver of ready meals in 2014, seeing stronger current value and volume growth than in 2013. Weak economic conditions drove consumers to focus more on their work for fear of losing their jobs, thus facing more ...

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Ready Meals in Kazakhstan

Ready meals in Kazakhstan showed 2% growth in total volume terms to reach 18,000 tonnes in 2014. Ready meals in Kazakhstan was still small in 2014. However, increased disposable incomes, the intensity of busy lifestyles and the introduction of ...

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Ready Meals in Ukraine

Ready meals in Ukraine is represented by a variety of products, however, the most popular products that define it are frozen ready meals, which account for 90% of volume sales of the category. Categories like canned/preserved ready meals, frozen ...

Mar 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Nestlé SA in Packaged Food: Baby Food and Dairy

This second part of the global Nestlé SA profile covers the company’s operations most associated with health and wellness, and introduces Nestlé’s presence, opportunities and challenges in these market categories. Nestlé should strengthen its ...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Azerbaijan

Despite the rising demand for ready meals and the increasing number of brands in stores, the ready meals category remains underdeveloped in Azerbaijan, being far from saturation. The per capita consumption of ready meals in Azerbaijan stands at 500g ...

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Company Profile

Nestlé SA in Packaged Food: Business Priorities

This profile of Nestlé SA is published in three parts. The first part covers the company’s key strategic objectives and challenges, and its global packaged food market assessment. Given Nestlé’s wide-ranging global packaged food operations, the group...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Russia

Ready meals sales are being fuelled by the increasingly hectic pace of modern life in Russia and rising consumer disposable incomes. Moreover, manufacturers are focusing more on promoting their products as being healthy and are introducing a wider ...

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Unilever Group in Packaged Food

In recent years, Unilever has disposed of several of its food brands, including Bertolli, Ragu and Slim Fast, prompting speculation that it could be preparing for the sales of its Foods business. While the recent divestments have improved Unilever’s ...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Chile

Increasingly time-poor consumers are seeking out new, more convenient and healthier meal options, transforming this category into a real opportunity for manufacturers. An expanding upper-middle income demographic base is further creating demand for ...

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Ready Meals in Cameroon

Sales of ready meals remained negligible in Cameroon during 2014 due to low consumer incomes and the wide availability of cheaper and more-nutritious traditional foods. In addition, the fact that most middle-class Cameroonians employ domestic helpers...

Feb 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Uzbekistan

Ready meals is still at a nascent stage of development in Uzbekistan, having only emerged towards the end of the review period when frozen ready meals products appeared in the country for the first time. Frozen ready meals remained the only category ...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Israel

In recent years, the competition within ready meals encouraged manufacturers to innovate and extend the variety of their lines. Influenced by consumer foodservice and the health and wellness trend, as well as consumers' hectic lifestyles, ready meals...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Guatemala

In 2014 retail value sales of ready meals grew by 9% to reach GTQ15 million. This remained one of the smallest categories of packaged food in Guatemala in 2014 as the tradition of home cooking and the cost compared to benefit of home cooking favour ...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Norway

The most important event in the ready meals category has been the launch of the gluten-free Grandiosa pizza. Grandiosa is probably the most important and most famous brand in Norway and is essentially a big part of being a Norwegian. The fact that ...

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Ready Meals in Taiwan

As a result of the increasingly hectic pace of modern life, a growing number of consumers are eating out. Consumers favour quick meal solutions in their daily lives and innovative flavours of ready meals such as Korean or Italian are welcomed.

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Ready Meals in Slovakia

Ready meals in Slovakia grew by 3% in current value terms in 2014 reaching €30 million. The category benefits from the rising purchasing power among Slovak consumers as well as the increasingly significant convenience trend in 2014. Value sales are ...

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Ready Meals in the Philippines

Ready meals offers Filipinos an easy, convenient, typically all-in-one food product that is easily heated and consumed. The improving Philippine economy has come along with busy lifestyles and ready meals meet the need for meals that can even be ...

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Ready Meals in Austria

Ready meals was influenced by two distinctive factors in 2014. Firstly, the increasingly hectic lifestyles and a growing number of busy working people faced with a lack of spare time fuelled demand for convenient products. Consumers thus increasingly...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Italy

Major retailers are increasingly dedicating space within their premises to fresh vegetables ready for consumption, like prepared salads. Despite the increasing interest by consumers towards fresh vegetables and fruit in light of a healthier diet, ...

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Ready Meals in Turkey

As a consequence of rapid urbanisation, the increasing number of working consumers and students with limited time to cook drive growth in ready meals in 2014. Moreover, increasing numbers of women in the workforce and single-person households also ...

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Ready Meals in Slovenia

Retail volume and current value growth rates for ready meals in 2014 are both expected to be down on 2013, and also slower than the respective CAGRs for the entire review period. This slowdown will be partly due to increasing maturity and adverse ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Mars Inc in Packaged Food

Mars is a global leader in confectionery, with a particularly strong presence in chocolate confectionery and gum. The company is highly geared towards the US, but also has a strong presence in China. The Middle East has become a new area of focus for...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Portugal

In a continuation of trends evident in Portugal at the end of the review period, the ready meals category in 2014 was marked by the on-going shift of attitudes towards more rational purchases. As in most packaged food categories, high unemployment ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Germany

Retail value sales of ready meals in Germany continued their positive development in 2014, which had started in 2012, with a positive volume development as well. In the context of increasingly busy lifestyles, with a record number of Germans in ...

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Ready Meals in Sweden

Value growth in ready meals in Sweden is driven by companies catering to consumer demand for convenient, fresh, healthy and tasty packaged food alternatives.

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Ready Meals in Finland

Ready meals recorded 4% current value growth in 2014. Growing sales of convenient and timesaving meal solutions drove growth in the category. This growth can be considered healthy given the rather mature nature of ready meals in Finland. A growing ...

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Ready Meals in Japan

Ready meals demonstrated 4% growth in current value terms, reaching ¥1,742.0 billion, in 2014, with its convenience appreciated by more consumers. Ready meals cost more than preparing meals from scratch using the necessary ingredients. However, there...

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Ready Meals in Brazil

Despite of the economic slowdown perceived in 2014, ready meals posted a strong value growth, of 16% in current value terms, reaching R$3.4 billion. In total volume terms, ready meals also recorded a good growth rate, of 9%, reaching 161 thousand ...

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Ready Meals in Costa Rica

Despite the ongoing proliferation of franchised fast food outlets over 2013-2014 (due to urbanisation and the globalisation process) the increasing trend of health awareness and the hectic lifestyles of local consumers have prompted manufacturers of ...

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Ready Meals in Nigeria

There is at present no market for ready meals in Nigeria; there is a lack of interest due to relatively lower incomes and low awareness. There is, however, a good possibility that such products will be introduced over the forecast period, given the ...

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Ready Meals in the Czech Republic

Consumption of frozen ready meals in the Czech Republic declined in 2014 after a scandal that involved the illegal substitution of cheaper horse meat for beef came to light. Frozen ready meals products containing minced meat of uncertain origin were ...

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Ready Meals in Belgium

The worst may be over for ready meals in Belgium after the horsemeat scandal emerged during 2013; although sales of ready meals have receded substantially since then, the category was beginning to recover during the middle of 2014. Belgium seemed to ...

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Ready Meals in the United Arab Emirates

In 2014, ready meals benefited from the continuous need for convenient ready to eat meal solutions. With frozen pizza being the biggest category within ready meals, this targets a wide target audience as it satisfies tastes of all ethnic origins. ...

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Ready Meals in India

The ready meals category will see tremendous growth in terms of both value and volume sales in 2014. The projected growth is attributed to increased consumption levels, rising disposable income, rapid urbanisation and less time for couples working in...

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Ready Meals in Egypt

Sales of ready meals are negligible in Egypt as poor economic forecasts suggest that there is little opportunity to develop demand for ready meals within the country.

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Ready Meals in Denmark

The slowly improving consumer perception of ready meals in Denmark has benefited demand. Traditional norms prescribe homemade food for Danish families with ready meals viewed as unhealthy and low quality offerings. However, individualism and a strong...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Indonesia

The main drivers of the increasing popularity of ready meals are urban consumers with busy lifestyles. Fast food is preferred because the preparation time is short and easy. In addition, fast food is increasing in popularity due to an increase in the...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in the Netherlands

After recording a marginal current value decline in 2013, ready meals returned to positive current value growth in 2014. Ready meals increased in current value and volume by 1% during 2014 as the category bounced back from the rather disappointing ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Greece

Sales of packaged food in Greece were very negatively affected by the economic recession during the review period, which led to major changes in consumption patterns. Unemployment in the country averaged 25% over the review period and this meant many...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in France

Although the worst is over, sales of ready meals are slow in improving in 2014. At first sight, this is logical: The epicentre of the horsemeat scandal that started in 2013 was in ready meals, more precisely in frozen ready meals, which dropped by ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Latvia

Consumer appreciation for the convenience of ready meals products has increased substantially in recent years as long working hours and hectic social schedules have left many Latvians with less time for cooking. At the same time, rising disposable ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in the US

The predicted marginal value growth in ready meals in 2014 shows an improvement over the previous two years which showed 1% value decline. During the review period, volume growth experienced a high point of marginally positive growth with all other ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Peru

Ready meals represents a niche category in Peru, with canned/preserved ready meals set to account for 87% of overall value sales in 2014. There is no tradition of consuming ready meals in Peru, as they are perceived as providing fewer nutrients than ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details
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