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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 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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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

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

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

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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 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 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

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

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

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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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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

Global Briefing

14 Food Trends to Watch in 2014: Part Two

With so much happening in packaged food, identifying developments that really matter is a challenge. Euromonitor International has picked out 14 of the most influential food trends to watch in 2014, with Part Two looking at the importance of ...

Jul 2014 | US$1,200 | 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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