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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

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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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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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

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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 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

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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

Country Report

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%.

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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

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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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Ready Meals in Costa Rica

Ready meals offer a considerable opportunity for manufacturers, due to the convenience of the product. However, the proliferation of fast food franchises operating in Costa Rica in 2013 has stymied growth. The unit price of ready meals, especially if...

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

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Ready Meals in Guatemala

Thanks to a strong tradition of home cooking meals for the family, ready meals sales remain limited. In 2013, value sales are expected to be just GTQ13 million, with relatively low growth of 8% in current terms. Frozen pizza is the most popular ...

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

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Ready Meals in Colombia

The higher price of ready meals compared to home-made meals, along with a strong perception that products prepared at home have better nutritional properties, has constrained the expansion of ready meals in Colombia. However, ready meals have an ...

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

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Brf Brasil Foods SA in Packaged Food

Brf Brasil Foods SA is the result of a complex 2009 merger between Perdigão Agroindustrial and Sadia SA. The company has had the benefit of a dynamic domestic Brazilian market which has helped it to generate strong growth. It remains however very ...

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

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Unilever Group in Packaged Food

Unilever has been engaged in a process of brand rationalisation as it reduces its large portfolio of brands to focus on a handful including Magnum and Knorr over secondary brands such as Skippy which it sold to Hormel in early 2013. In some cases ...

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Country Report

Ready Meals in Argentina

Changes in society are having a strong impact on ready meals in Argentina. There is strong growth in the number of single-person households, since there is a growing tendency for young people to delay marriage and also because of a significant ...

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

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Ready Meals in Ireland

Ready meals experienced a fractional decline in 2013, with value sales just slipping below €271 million. This decline was despite strong growth levels being predicted in the previous report. The horsemeat scandal, which broke in early 2013, was the ...

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

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Ready Meals in the US

As the US economy continues to gradually improve, many consumers are once again considering eating out at restaurants and choosing more expensive fresh food choices as viable options to replace ready meals. Consequently, volume sales of ready meals ...

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

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Ready Meals in Sweden

Sales of ready meals are expected to decline by 3% in current value terms and by 5% in volume terms in 2013, suffering from the horse meat scandal that erupted in March 2013. The scandal is expected mainly to affect frozen ready meals, but will also ...

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

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Ready Meals in Bulgaria

Ready meals has remained successful even when most other types of packaged food have suffered from the ongoing financial crisis in Bulgaria. Increasingly hectic lifestyles in Bulgaria are the major reason for the success of ready meals: most people ...

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

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Ready Meals in China

Ready meals is expected to see 10% current value growth in 2013 over the previous year, due to increased demand for convenience food and an increasingly rapid pace of life in China. While sales of eight-treasure congee within canned/preserved ready ...

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

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Ready Meals in Norway

Consumers are demanding more ready meals due to the lack of time to prepare meals during the week. The convenience trend continued to increase strongly in the last few years, with more people demanding easy and practical ready meals for lunch or ...

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

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Ready Meals in Cameroon

Ready meals sales remained negligible in Cameroon during 2013 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 help to ...

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

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Ready Meals in Saudi Arabia

While the concept of ready meals remains foreign to most Saudi consumers, sales are expected to continue to register a considerable increase at 7% in current value in 2013, but to remain modest at just SR43 million. The majority of consumers in Saudi...

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

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Ready Meals in Brazil

Two key launches in frozen ready meals were made by the leading player Brf Brasil Foods in 2013. The first one saw the launch under the Sadia brand in May 2013 of a new individual line with reduced fat and 400 calories called Sabor & Equilíbrio, ...

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

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Ready Meals in Venezuela

Value sales look set to record outstanding growth in 2013, fuelled by high price increases. Some ready meals are imported and therefore are highly dependent on exchange rate instability. In addition, competition is low and brands are not subject to ...

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

Company Profile

Kraft Foods Group, Inc in Packaged Food

Kraft Foods Group, Inc continues to emerge from the shadow of Kraft Foods Inc as it tries to drive growth in a mature market. It has been notably successful with some brands including Oscar Mayer and Philadelphia while others including its Kraft ...

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

Country Report

Ready Meals in Macedonia

Ready meals is among the least mature packaged food categories in Macedonia. Its performance continues to be very volatile and unpredictable, with a high level of dependency on the overall health of the country’s economy and consumer confidence.

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

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Ready Meals in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, ready meals are mainly represented by frozen ready meals and canned/preserved ready meals, which are set to account for respective value shares of 87% and 12% in 2013. This reveals that the category is still orientated towards ...

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

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Ready Meals in Belarus

The trend for convenience is driving the ready meals category’s development. The convenience trend is supported by ongoing urbanisation in Belarus and the increasingly busy lifestyles of the urban population. Consumers in Belarus, particularly in ...

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

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Ready Meals in Slovenia

Ready meals is the category that is connected the most with the nascent convenience trend in Slovenia and is profiting from the increasing number of people who are living busier lives and have less time for cooking. Such products also represent a ...

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

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Ready Meals in Spain

Because of the economic recession, Spaniards are cutting down on unnecessary spending in an attempt to get the most out of their squeezed budgets. In this context, and with the trend towards cocooning and cooking and eating at home, ready meals is ...

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

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Ready Meals in Turkey

Turkey is seeing rapid urbanisation and an increasing number of working women. Also, the percentage of single-person households is increasing. Busier lifestyles leave little time to cook, meaning that demand for fast and convenient food solutions is ...

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

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Ready Meals in Greece

The recession is continuing in Greece during 2013, with a rise in unemployment rates, cuts in income levels and consumer confidence being very low. In this climate, consumers have been cutting down expenditure on shopping, even for food, even though ...

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

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Ready Meals in Latvia

Healthy growth rates in 2013 are a combined result of increasing disposable income and changing consumer lifestyles. As more Latvians returned to an active working life, the demand for meal solutions that save time and are easy to prepare increased ...

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

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Ready Meals in Lithuania

In 2013, ready meals started to face more rotation between its categories in Lithuania. The most noticeable development came from chilled ready meals products, which started to put more pressure on the largest frozen ready meals category. These ...

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

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Ready Meals in the United Kingdom

The horsemeat scandal significantly impacted upon ready meals in 2013, damaging consumer confidence in ready meals, particularly frozen ready meals. Leading frozen ready meal manufacturers, such as Iglo Bird’s Eye, Tesco and Findus, withdrew products...

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

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Ready Meals in Mexico

Only a few vegetarian products are found within ready meals in Mexico. Fridges, freezers and shelves are usually full of brands offering practical meals containing animal protein. Additionally, Mexicans love Mexican-style food, and this category is ...

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

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Ready Meals in Hungary

Ready meals is continuing to recover from the economic crisis in 2013, with increasing demand for some food items which are faster to prepare due to consumers’ hectic lifestyles. Some categories are faced with volume sales declines, especially those ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Heinz Co, HJ in Packaged Food

Heinz was acquired in 2013 by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway in a US$28 billion deal. The company will receive significantly greater resources to expand its presence in emerging markets where it has for some time seen its fortunes lie. Its most ...

Dec 2013 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

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Danone , Groupe in Packaged Food

Danone’s streamlined dairy and baby food portfolio is well in tune with key growth-driving trends in packaged food, including wellness and snacking. It has put a twin strategy in place to address the sluggish growth in Europe and to “invest and ...

Dec 2013 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ready Meals in Indonesia

The busy lifestyle of urban consumers is the major driver of the rising popularity of ready meals. Ready meals is preferred thanks to its fast and easy preparation time. Moreover, ready meals also saw increasing popularity given the increasing ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details
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