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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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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 ...

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

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...

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

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 ...

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

Country Report

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...

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

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, ...

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...

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

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

Country Report

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 ...

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

Country Report

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 ...

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

Country Report

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 ...

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

Country Report

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 ...

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

Country Report

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 ...

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

Country Report

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 ...

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

Country Report

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 ...

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

Country Report

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

Country Report

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

Country Report

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

Country Report

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

Country Report

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

Country Report

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Estonia

Growth in retail volume sales of ready meals in 2014 is expected to be up slightly on 2013, and will compare very favourably with the negative CAGR for the entire review period. While it should be noted that this negative CAGR has been skewed by the ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Hungary

Ready meals continues to benefit from accelerated lifestyles and increasing household incomes in 2014. As more and more people have not got enough time for cooking, many of them look for convenience products that ensure fast and tasty alternatives to...

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

Global Briefing

Global Processed Meat (Part 2): Competitive Landscape, Challenges and Opportunities

As the availability of cheaper alternatives and health and environmental concerns plague processed meat sales, remaining competitive becomes more important than ever. In this challenging environment, how well leading players engage with the tastes ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Food Packaging Prospects in Europe: The Search for Added Value

Over 2014, Europe is set to see a positive but low 1% increase in retail volumes of food packaging. Manufacturers operating in Europe increasingly need to provide packaging solutions that deliver a greater value offering. While flexible plastic will ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Bolivia

Ready meals in Bolivia is a very small category due to the lack of appeal to the local taste of these products to Bolivian consumers. As a result, domestic companies started offering ready meals that offer consumers products with Andean cereals. ...

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

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Ready Meals in Dominican Republic

Retail volume and current value growth rates for ready meals in 2014 are both expected to be up slightly on 2013. This improvement will be underpinned by rising incomes and the trend towards busier lifestyles, particularly among young adults in urban...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in South Africa

The increasingly hectic lifestyles of consumers in South Africa drove demand for convenient and easy-to-prepare meals in recent years and into 2014. At the same time, the number of affluent households with two working partners among the upper-income ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Pakistan

Pakistani women have traditionally always been housewives and tend to do the cooking at home, with the majority of women still following this pattern. However, there is a new trend in which more and more women are entering the workforce, with many ...

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

Global Briefing

Global Processed Meat (Part 1): Category Dynamics and Market Trends

While the global processed meat market maintains its growth, regional trends reveal a mixed picture. This report explores salient trends from a geographic point of view, notably the ongoing power shift from the West to Asia Pacific and the Middle ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Algeria

Products within ready meals continued to have very limited demand amongst the majority of consumers in Algeria in 2014. Generally, there still exists a strong culture of home cooking in Algeria, which is generally thought of as better tasting and ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in the United Kingdom

Consumers remain persuaded by the offer of convenience and variety that ready meals provide. They remain convinced that a higher price is a worthwhile sacrifice for less washing-up and less preparation. In addition, the World Cup in 2014 boosted ...

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

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Ready Meals in Croatia

Ready meals is still a niche when compared with other packaged food categories; it is still multiple times smaller than them. The reasons for this lie in the culture: up until recently it was considered to be almost shameful if one could not prepare ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Iran

Ready meals is relatively new packaged food concept in Iran and this helped it to generate extremely high growth rates over the forecast period. Key cultural changes such as rapidly urbanisation have led to an increase in the number of women in the ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Mexico

Mexican consumers are constantly seeking products that can help them with fast and convenient cooking yet are perceived as being healthier, and ready meals are a favourite of many busy Mexican consumers, including families, singles and DINKs. These ...

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

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Ready Meals in Uruguay

Several companies have been launching new products during the review period. The most important are: Lisley SA with La Costeña Mexican canned ready meals; Darcel SA and Luis G Bonomi SA in dried ready meals and Establecimiento Colonia SA (Marfrig ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is now witnessing more women entering the workforce. The female population is highly educated, and the government itself is now encouraging women to enter the workforce. For example, it is now mandatory for all lingerie shops and ...

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

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Ready Meals in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Retail volume and current value growth rates for ready meals in 2014 are both expected to be up on 2013, and markedly better than the respective CAGRs for the entire review period. This improvement will be underpinned by growing appreciation for the ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Ecuador

In order to attract more consumers by at least making them curious, it is becoming more common for companies to create ready meals based on particular local meals. The meals are usually popular and take time to prepare, which is why they are quite ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Argentina

The poor economic context is playing a negative role in ready meals in Argentina. A sharp rise in prices and a fall in real wages is causing consumers to replace non-essential products that have high prices, resulting in a sharp drop in demand for ...

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

Global Briefing

The World on a Plate: Trends in Packaged Food Flavours and Ethnic Cuisine - Part 2

Globalisation and migration are seeing the movement of people between countries. Migrants and travellers influence food culture, taking ethnic food to new markets. Innovative local companies and private label are crucial in development of ethnic ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Strategy Briefing

The Sugar Backlash and its Effects on Global Consumer Markets

Added sugars – in particular fructose - in processed food and drinks play a key part in the growing problems of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Consumer demand is forcing manufacturers to reduce sugar content and develop natural alternatives to ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Ireland

Ready meals registered a much stronger performance in 2014 than in the previous year, with value sales rising by 4%. Sales reached €283 million, with new product developments helping to drive the category forward. With consumer confidence increasing ...

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

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Ready Meals in Spain

For another consecutive year, sales of ready meals benefited from the cocooning trend and the demand for quick and convenient dining solutions for the home, in a context where high unemployment continues to shape consumer purchasing patterns. Another...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in China

Ready meals are all about convenience and saving people time. They meet the needs of a growing number of working professionals who frequently eat at their desk or have no desire to cook after a long day at work. More options, especially ethnic ...

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

Global Briefing

Competing in Packaged Food: Uncovering White Space in Packaging, Product and Retail

With the packaged food market hitting saturation point in developed markets, the key challenge for brands is to identify white space: the last remaining areas of opportunity. In mature markets where spending on food is already high, Euromonitor ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Food Trends in India: What Makes the Indian Market so Different?

Once one of the world’s poorest and least brand-savvy nations, India is now on its way to becoming a globally important packaged food market. With a population of over 1.2 billion and a rapidly expanding middle class eager to spend, India offers ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Morocco

Ready meals is expected to increase in current value by 20% in 2014 as it continues to increase from a relatively low base. Moreover, the hectic lifestyles which are now being led by the majority of Moroccan consumers living in urban areas is ...

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

Global Briefing

Global Metal Food Cans in a Challenging Marketplace

Metal food can volumes remain steady, however they are finding it hard to take full advantage of the wider global growth in packaged food and pet food. The can’s excellent performance and low cost means that it will remain a key pack type, but will ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Venezuela

Economic difficulties led to high price increases in 2014. While some packaged food products have their prices controlled by regulation, firms increase other goods well above inflation to be in line with currency depreciation and higher operational ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Colombia

Ready meals remains something of a niche category in Colombia, where most consumers still prefer to prepare home-cooked meals from scratch using mainly fresh ingredients. Demand for these products is also hampered by the fact that they are too ...

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