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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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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

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

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Passport Ready Meals Americas

All current Ready Meals data and analysis for 15 North and Latin American countries. Includes access to specialized research teams, competitor insight, historic and forecast data, plus advanced data modelling tools, breaking news and more

Sep 2014 | US$12,500 | Add to cart | View details

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Passport Ready Meals Asia Pacific and Australasia

All current Ready Meals data and analysis for 18 Asia Pacific and Australasia countries. Includes access to specialized research teams, competitor insight, historic and forecast data, plus advanced data modelling tools, breaking news and more

Sep 2014 | US$12,500 | Add to cart | View details

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Passport Ready Meals Eastern Europe

All current Ready Meals data and analysis for 18 Eastern European countries. Includes access to specialized research teams, competitor insight, historic and forecast data, plus advanced data modelling tools, breaking news and more

Sep 2014 | US$12,500 | Add to cart | View details

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Passport Ready Meals Middle East and Africa

All current Ready Meals data and analysis for 12 Middle East and African countries. Includes access to specialized research teams, competitor insight, historic and forecast data, plus advanced data modelling tools, breaking news and more

Sep 2014 | US$9,500 | Add to cart | View details

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Passport Ready Meals Western Europe

All current Ready Meals data and analysis for 17 Western European countries. Includes access to specialized research teams, competitor insight, historic and forecast data, plus advanced data modelling tools, breaking news and more

Sep 2014 | US$12,500 | Add to cart | View details

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Passport Ready Meals Global

All of our data and analysis for Ready Meals in 80 countries. Includes 16 years of comparable data, advanced modelling tools, global and regional analysis, company profiles, strategic briefings, articles, datagraphics, videos and podcasts.

Sep 2014 | US$50,000 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Taiwan

In Taiwan, convenience store chains have performed well not only in retailing but also in the packaged food industry since they provide convenient meal solutions through a variety of ready meal products. All major convenience store chains in Taiwan ...

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

Company Profile

Pepsico in Packaged Food

In 2013, although heavily dependent on snacks, PepsiCo posted strong financials, and again increased its returns to investors. Recent acquisitions/joint ventures, such as Tingyi, Müller Quaker Dairy and Wimm-Bill-Dann, helped Pepsi in promoting its ...

Apr 2014 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

General Mills Inc in Packaged Food

General Mills continues its worldwide growth in packaged food, although it is challenged in key categories by lower growth in the mature US market. Integration of its key acquisitions (Yoki Alimentos SA and the Yoplait brand) has propelled the ...

Apr 2014 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Mars Inc in Packaged Food

Mars is a global leader in confectionery and also maintains a strong presence in dried processed food and sauces, dressings and condiments. The company continues to have a strong mature market bias but as growth begins to cool in China there are ...

Apr 2014 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Orkla Group in Packaged Food

In a global sense, Orkla has only a modest presence. However, regionally the company is a leader in a number of packaged food categories. Orkla’s recent acquisition of Rieber & Søn has given it a stronger presence in Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, its ...

Apr 2014 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Austria

The ready meals category is being driven by growing consumer demand for easy-to-prepare meals which also feature more natural ingredients and fewer artificial additives. While many busy working consumers in Austria are opting for convenient products ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Serbia

Ready meals is expected to continue seeing positive growth in 2013, mostly influenced by increased demand in the economy-priced segment. Despite the economic crisis, ready meals in Serbia has experienced increases in both volume and value mostly due ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Romania

The development of the ready meals market is fragmented and changes within each category. For example, canned/preserved ready meals is the most developed category in ready meals, but faces higher levels of competition from the rise of other ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Slovakia

Ready meals benefit from their fast preparation, low prices and were available for consumers who do not want or could not eat in fast foods due to changing their daily meals with not eating only fast foods or do not prefer eating in fast food ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Morocco

Ready meals is an emerging category in Morocco, which is expected to increase by 18% in 2013, reaching Dh28 million. Higher incomes, the availability of lower-priced offerings, a younger working population and changes in lifestyle are the main ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Denmark

Growing Danish consumer interest in gourmet gastronomy –and its intrinsic link to demand for natural, organic, locally sourced and artisanal products– was a key growth constraint in ready meals volume sales in 2013. Most ready meal products present ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Belgium

The main event in 2013 is the sudden impact of the horsemeat scandal on meat-based ready meals. Already disappointing in 2011 and 2012, frozen ready meals is suddenly taking a backseat in 2013 following the scandal, with sales of frozen lasagne ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in South Korea

Ready meals in South Korea will record positive value growth of 8%,to reach Won182 billion in 2013. Canned/preserved ready meals make up the majority of the market, accounting for an expected 75% of ready meal sales in the year. The market growth ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Israel

The health trend affected ready meals, expressed by the growing popularity of prepared salads as a healthy option for lunch or dinner in the work place. The growth of prepared salads was reflected by an increase in self-prepared salads in foodservice...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Vietnam

Ready meals continues to observe a good performance, with sales expected to see double-digit retail volume growth in 2013. Ready meals is benefitting from consumers’ increasingly busy and hectic lifestyles in urban areas. Besides, as many people ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Tunisia

The Tunisian company El Mazraa is trying to improve its product quality each year and trying to monopolise the market with its new launches. After the great success achieved by its brands, Traditional Brik, Kammouneya and Rouz Jerbi, the company ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Italy

The main trend in ready meals is the growing diversification of the category, with the introduction of new packaging flavours and new recipes. This is exemplified by the continuous creation of new packaging, such as ready meals offered in folding ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Hong Kong, China

Demand for convenience is the key driver of ready meals in 2013, with it clocking stronger current value and volume growth than in 2012. Weak economic conditions are driving consumers to focus more on their work for fear of losing their jobs, thus ...

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

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Ready Meals in Thailand

Ready meals registered strong current retail value growth of 14% in 2013, with sales reaching Bt5.3 billion. Changing consumer lifestyles and market dynamism were the main drivers behind this impressive performance. The increasingly fast pace of ...

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

Company Profile

Campbell Soup Co in Packaged Food

The Campbell name remains synonymous with soup in its largest market - North America. The company however has recently undertaken a number of acquisitions as it hopes to move beyond soup into new categories including baby food and chilled processed ...

Mar 2014 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Bosnia-Herzegovina

With 3% volume and 5% current value growth in 2013, ready meals in Bosnia-Herzegovina looks set to perform better than the CAGRs of 0% in volume and 2% in current value terms recorded during the review period. Given the increasing pace of life in ...

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

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Ready Meals in Iran

The young Iranian population is experiencing rapid cultural changes which have positively impacted ready meals. The number of working women has increased continuously during the last decade while fast, easy and convenient food gradually replaces old ...

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

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...

Mar 2014 | US$525 | 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.

Mar 2014 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

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

The 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 ...

Mar 2014 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in the Philippines

In 2013, the increasingly busy schedules of Philippine families, especially in light of the improving economy and increased availability of part-time jobs to add to existing careers, resulted in increased demand for ready meals. The convenience ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in France

With the horsegate at the beginning of the year, players face a serious challenge in 2013 in one of the most valuable categories of the packaged food market. The category already found it difficult to progress in volume in the middle of the review ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in the Netherlands

2013 was a year of healthy growth for ready meals in the Netherlands. When shopping, Dutch consumers want to cook more from scratch, but always keep in mind that two to three times a week dinner needs to be quick. After work, many people exercise or ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Uruguay

In the last three years of the review period, including 2013, several companies present in ready meals launched products that contributed to maintaining and improving volume growth rates. Lisley SA with La Costeña Mexican canned ready meals, Darcel ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in South Africa

Continuing demand for convenient food and new product innovations continue to influence growth within South Africa’s ready meals category in 2013. Ready meals appeals to South African consumers who do not have time to cook, especially amongst the ...

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

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Ready Meals in India

Ready meals recorded strong double-digit value growth during the review period as products in this category benefit from rising demand for convenience foods due to the increasingly hectic pace of modern life. In addition, leading manufacturers, such ...

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

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Ready Meals in Algeria

Ready meals saw 15% current value growth in 2013; a strong rate due to a significant rise in unit prices. Consequently, volume growth slowed down slightly to 9%.

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

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Ready Meals in Russia

There is growing interest in ready meals in Russia, due to two main reasons, namely changing lifestyles and increasing supply. Hectic lifestyles and rising incomes positively influence the development of the category. Moreover, manufacturers are ...

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

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Ready Meals in Germany

The horsemeat scandal in Europe, which reached Germany in early 2013, negatively affected ready meals during the early part of the year. Undeclared horsemeat in ready meals, such as canned ravioli, frozen lasagne and beef tortellini, was sold as beef...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Canada

In 2013, retail sales of ready meals see slow growth, increasing only marginally in current value and declining in volume terms. The category, however, still brings in a whopping C$4.5 billion, with frozen meals, pizza and salads accounting for the ...

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

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Ready Meals in Georgia

In 2013, in line with increasingly hectic lifestyles for the majority of the population, demand for ready meals is growing, consumer loyal towards them increasing. The overall consumption culture is transforming from buying ingredients for active ...

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

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Ready Meals in Chile

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

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Peru

Ready meals remains a niche category in Peru. Peruvians have no tradition of purchasing ready meals because they prefer fresh food as it is perceived to be more nutritious. While, in low-income households, it is common for women to stay at home and ...

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

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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. ...

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

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Ready Meals in Dominican Republic

Ready meals are mostly purchased by young, middle-income adults. They are commonly found in supermarkets and hypermarkets throughout the Dominican Republic. For those with hectic lifestyles, ready meals are a quick and easy option both at home and ...

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

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Ready Meals in Ecuador

The more packaged food is considered “processed” the unhealthier it is perceived in Ecuador. This is a perception caused by the general notion that the more natural a product is, the less full of chemicals it will be. In 2013, this did not ...

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