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Ready Meals in Hong Kong, China

Dec 2017

Ready meals continues to constitute a large part of domestic eating habits; shelf stable ready meals are commonly used as dishes or as entrées to cut the cooking time. Frozen ready meals are more for snacking in between meals, when on the go or ...

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Ready Meals in Belarus

Dec 2017

Local consumers, particularly busy young professionals, are displaying strong preferences for quick and convenient meals as they increasingly avoid cooking. Longer working hours and more hectic social schedules have left many Belarusians with less ...

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Ready Meals in Lithuania

Dec 2017

The increasingly hectic character of consumer lifestyles and the related erosion of traditional cooking and eating habits are driving a significant rise in demand for convenient foods that require little or no time to prepare. Consequently, ready ...

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Ready Meals in Taiwan

Dec 2017

Growth in value sales for this category picked up in 2017, to reach over 6%. The rising growth reflects a greater recovery of eating-out culture after the country witnessed various food scandals during the review period. While home cooking can be ...

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Ready Meals in Indonesia

Dec 2017

Due to a growing population and fast-paced urban lifestyle, the demand for ready meals increased in 2017. Growth was also due to rapid modern retailing expansion, especially that of convenience stores, which enabled ready meals to be more accepted ...

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Ready Meals in Australia

Nov 2017

Ready meals in Australia continues to be undeveloped compared to similar markets such as the US or the UK. As a result, ready meals continued to experience steady but robust growth in 2017 as investment and interest in ready meals grew in Australia. ...

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Ready Meals in Estonia

Nov 2017

Total volume sales of ready meals grew by 2% to reach 5,300 tonnes in 2017. Consumption of ready meals is growing in tandem with an improvement in living standards. This has been making cooking relatively more “expensive” for households and ...

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Ready Meals in the US

Nov 2017

Stagnation and declining growth, hallmarks of the performance of ready meals in recent years, continued to define the category in 2017. Most categories within ready meals experienced sales struggles at similar rates as over the review period or ...

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Ready Meals in South Africa

Nov 2017

Ready meals continued to be embraced in South Africa for its convenience, especially among consumers with busy lifestyles. Nonetheless, the relatively high price of most ready meals limits their appeal to only the wealthier demographics in the ...

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Ready Meals in India

Nov 2017

Ready meals in India, growing from a small base of sales, are gaining popularity because of convenience, the availability of offerings providing the authentic taste of Indian dishes and availability across all retail channels. Traditional Indian ...

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Ready Meals in Sweden

Nov 2017

Anti-meat and vegan trends continued to affect product development within ready meals, with a large number of small, up-and-coming challengers, particularly in chilled ready meals, such as Henric’s’s brand Spoons, offering completely meat-free or ...

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Ready Meals in Bolivia

Nov 2017

The convenience of ready meals is behind its positive performance in 2017. With busier lifestyles, consumers are seeking quick and easy meal solutions. ...

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Ready Meals in Argentina

Nov 2017

In 2017, ready meals recorded retail volume growth of 2%, which represents an improvement compared to the review period CAGR of -2%. Point-of-sale promotions were a key factor in the expansion of ready meals. However, it should be noted that ready ...

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Ready Meals in the United Arab Emirates

Nov 2017

Ready meals registered retail value growth of 7% in 2017, in line with the CAGR of the review period. Increasing demand for convenience amid busy lifestyles drove growth in the category....

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Ready Meals in Poland

Nov 2017

Ready meals continued to flourish in Poland in 2017 as a result of rising salaries and the growing number of busy consumers, with such products meeting demand for quick and easy to prepare meals which can be consumed at work, school or in the home. ...

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Ready Meals in Israel

Nov 2017

At the end of 2016 Shufersal entered chilled ready meals, launching its Israeli Kitchen private label, which was then further expanded in 2017. As locals work long hours during the week, many do not have the time to cook meals from scratch on a daily...

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Ready Meals in Norway

Nov 2017

Manufacturers that either focused on introducing more premium or health-positioned products were the most successful towards the end of the review period. For example, both of the leading players Orkla Foods and Fjordland managed to sustain their ...

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Ready Meals in the Philippines

Nov 2017

The increasingly busy lifestyles of urban dwellers drove the steady increase of brand options within ready meals. Purefoods Chicken (Purefoods-Hormel Co Inc, The) and 555 Tuna Rice (Century Pacific Food Inc) are among the new brand choices from key ...

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Ready Meals in Italy

Nov 2017

Consumption of meat in Italy is decreasing across all categories, and this applies to both red and white meat. If on one side this is determined by ethical reasons, where consumers are unwilling to over-exploit breeds, there is also increasing ...

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Ready Meals in Pakistan

Nov 2017

Ready meals continued to grow, driven by changing dietary habits in upper-middle and upper urban socioeconomic segments. The adoption of shelf stable ready meals is increasing as consumers experiment with new variants driven by the need for ...

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