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Ready Meals in Ecuador

In recent years, 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 ...

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Ready Meals in Egypt

Ready meals saw current value growth of 4% in 2015, compared to the review period when it declined at a CAGR of 2%. A main reason behind this performance is increasingly busy lifestyles resulting in consumers opting to buy food that is quick and easy...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Colombia

Ready meals registered retail volume growth of 3% in 2015, driven by increasing urbanisation, hectic lifestyles and the increase of millennials’ importance within the consumer base. The Colombian population is concentrating in big cities as a normal ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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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...

Dec 2015 | US$570 | Add to cart | View details

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Kraft Heinz Co in Packaged Food

Kraft Heinz was established in July 2015 following the formal approval by shareholders of Heinz and Kraft to merge the two companies, as announced in March 2015. This creates the world’s fifth largest packaged food company. It is strongly focused on ...

Dec 2015 | US$570 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Belarus

Despite uncertainty around the economy, branded ready meals remained far more popular than private label, with the latter only managing to achieve a 2% value share in 2015. Santa Bremor remained the leading brand, extending its share even further ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in China

Ready meals’ performance remained lacklustre at the end of the review period, due largely to the slowdown in economic growth as well as the softness of consumption of mass packaged food. Shelf-stable ready meals, mainly referring to canned porridge ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Tunisia

Ready meals recorded healthy growth in both current value and volume terms in 2015. In fact, the consumption of ready meals increased substantially among working couples who have less time to prepare meals from scratch at home. This trend is most ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Mexico

In 2015, several leading players in other packaged food categories launched more sophisticated products to compete in ready meals. This proved a successful strategy as consumers already recognised their brands and were willing to try the new ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Algeria

Ready meals was a small category in Algeria in 2015, due to a lack of interest in and culture for such products. Indeed, there remains a strong culture of home cooking in Algeria, which is generally thought of as better-tasting and healthier, ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Morocco

In Morocco, ready meals remain affordable for and popular among a limited number of consumers, mainly middle-income and high-income people. Moreover, ready meals are still distributed only through modern grocery retailers channels such as ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Serbia

Ready meals continued gaining in popularity among the different groups of Serbian consumers in 2015. Lifestyle changes resulted in allocating less time for preparing meals and manufacturers of ready meals cleverly used this fact. Ready meals are not ...

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Ready Meals in Sweden

Convenience drove sales of ready meals in Sweden in 2015, with increases in prepared salads and chilled ready meals. High foodservice prices, another source of convenience for many, contributed to further growth in ready meals, which can be a ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Singapore

Current retail value growth in ready meals slowed in 2015 was down on 2014, and was also slower than the review period CAGR. This was mainly due to increasing category maturity and rising health awareness among consumers, which restricted demand for ...

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Ready Meals in Slovakia

Ready meals registered current retail value growth of 2% to reach €30 million in 2015. The category benefited from an ongoing premiumisation trend which was connected to growing health awareness and slowly strengthening consumer purchasing power. ...

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Ready Meals in Russia

As the economic crisis continued to have effect on consumers’ financial wellbeing, people cut expenses on non-essential products. Ready meals products are largely treated as such. The convenience trend is temporarily losing its importance, as Russian...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Slovenia

Ready meals is one of the few packaged food categories that did not decline in 2015. Nevertheless, value growth was slightly down in the review period CAGR as consumers’ budgets were further restrained and Slovenian consumers became more rational in ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Thailand

Due to busy lifestyles with the economic slowdown, ready meals benefit from the consumer preference of eating at home or home cooking. Products with nutritional value sit well with fitness enthusiasts, the elderly who are taking care of their health,...

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Ready Meals in the United Arab Emirates

Ready meals increased by 8% in current value terms in 2015; a rate in line with the 8% CAGR seen during the review period. Frozen ready meals is a niche category with a focus on bachelors, and directly competes with Asian restaurants offering large ...

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Ready Meals in Saudi Arabia

The level of education in Saudi Arabia is improving, as King Abdullah’s higher education scholarship programme starts to provide Saudi society with highly educated youngsters. As a result, the working population, especially women, is increasing, and ...

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Ready Meals in Venezuela

Economic distortions led to high price movements in 2015, with all ready meals product categories posting skyrocketing price increases well above inflation. Moreover, the product offering was limited, with manufacturers being unable to maintain ...

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Ready Meals in Vietnam

Over the review period, many new product developments in ready meals were launched in response to rising consumer demand in major cities such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The main consumers of these products were the millennials, having limited ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Ukraine

The Ukrainian economy has not yet recovered from the deep hole into which it slid over the course of the review period, a situation that has left large numbers of Ukrainian consumers with very low disposable incomes and very little confidence in ...

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Ready Meals in the US

Ready meals posted a 1% decline in volume terms but a 1% increase in current value terms in 2015 to reach sales of 2.7 million tonnes and US$25.7 billion, respectively. This marked a slightly better performance than the review period average. The ...

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Ready Meals in Uruguay

The good economic conditions prevailing in the country, with consumers’ purchasing power increasing in real terms over the decade to 2015, set the groundwork for the sustained retail volume growth of ready meals. Companies addressed consumers’ ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Uzbekistan

The launch of frozen ready meals activated sales of ready meals during the review period. Manufacturers positively assessed improving retailing conditions and the appearance of special fridge units. Based on this, many manufacturers increased their ...

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Ready Meals in Austria

While the influence of the general health and wellness trend was felt in ready meals in Austria, the trend towards convenience drove this category in 2015. Being constantly faced with a lack of spare time, many Austrians struggled to balance their ...

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Ready Meals in Belgium

Premiumisation was the major factor behind positive value growth recorded in ready meals in 2015. More specifically, premiumisation was especially relevant in chilled ready meals and chilled pizza. In other categories such as frozen pizza, price ...

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Ready Meals in Bosnia-Herzegovina

No effort to reverse the negative trend was seen in ready meals during 2015. Very few new product launches, barely advertised, small shelf space and often unclear positioning best describe ready meals in Bosnia-Herzegovina during 2015.

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Ready Meals in Bulgaria

Home-cooked food in Bulgaria is considered healthier and better tasting than packaged food. However, among older generations, there is still a tradition of preparing food in home-made jars as ready meals for the winter. Meanwhile, for many young and ...

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Ready Meals in Bolivia

Bolivian consumers from middle- and high-income groups have increasingly busy lifestyles. They tend to have less time to prepare meals and choose ready meals as they are easier. These products require little preparation, but the majority have high ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Canada

In 2015, ready meals grew by 2% in current value terms to reach sales of C$4.8 billion. The category benefited from slowly improving consumer perception of ready meals. Traditionally, homemade food has been preferred by Canadian families, with ready ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Switzerland

The success of ready meals can be attributed to the changing lifestyles of consumers, who are increasingly seeking convenient food solutions. With more Swiss consumers reluctant to spend too much time preparing homemade meals, manufacturers focused ...

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Ready Meals in Argentina

The economic crisis and reduction of purchasing power adversely affected ready meals in Argentina as demand for high-priced non-essential products such as ready meals declined. In 2015, the category declined by 5% in retail volume terms – the third ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Australia

The last decade has seen ready meals play an increasingly important role in the Australian diet, but this importance shifted up a gear in the last two years, with the category achieving current value growth of 8% in 2015 following a 10% gain in 2014....

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in France

Towards the end of the review period, the leading manufacturers of ready meals in France managed to progressively overcome the crisis which followed the horsemeat contamination scandal in 2013, resulting in a stabilisation of volume sales in 2015. ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in the United Kingdom

During 2014 and 2015, sales of ready meals recorded a modest recovery, with current value sales rising by 3% and 2% respectively. This followed a poor performance in 2013, when the horsemeat labelling scandal increased consumer scrutiny about ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Croatia

Ready meals is still a niche area compared with other packaged food categories. This can be attributed to cultural reasons: until recently it was considered to be almost shameful if one could not prepare their own meal. While new lifestyle trends and...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Germany

While ready meals continued to grow in Germany in value and volume terms in 2015 with more than 1% growth in value, this performance was weaker than in the previous three years of 2012, 2013 and 2014. On the one hand, the convenience trend continued ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Denmark

Ready meals products have traditionally been regarded as unhealthy due to their high content of additives and preservatives, and Danish consumers in general preferred homemade dishes to ready-made ones. However, this perception is slowly changing. An...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Dominican Republic

Ready meals in the Dominican Republic remained a niche category in 2015, with a very low presence within retail. Sales were mainly through modern retailers, and products positioned as premium- or standard-priced. Sales were concentrated among a ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Spain

Spaniards are becoming more and more concerned regarding the standard of the food they consume and in addition, they tend to look for convenient products that are also healthy. This trend in packaged food has propelled the introduction of references ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Estonia

A shift towards sophistication can be observed in the ready meals category. Improving living standards enable companies focus more on the perceived value of the product. Most Estonians opt for known, popular and traditional products, whilst other ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Finland

Finns are big consumers of ready meals and opt for them when they need to save time or have a meal outside the home. However, as cooking at home grew in popularity over the review period, fewer consumers purchased ready meals, resulting in negative ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Lithuania

Lured by the convenience offered by ready meals, Lithuanians increased their spending on the category in 2015. While turnover increases were recorded across many packaged food categories, ready meals managed to achieve volume gains, which illustrates...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Malaysia

Consumers become increasingly aware of the convenience of ready meal due to the quick preparation time, long shelf life and availability through many distribution channels. However, consumption growth remained slow in 2015 as many consumers had the ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Kazakhstan

Ready meals showed a 3% increase in volume terms to reach 18,000 tonnes. The gradual development of ready meals’ quality, the increased product range of ready meals, the introduction of convenient and attractive packaging, and population growth – all...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in South Korea

Ready meals registered current retail value growth of 13% in 2015. Chilled ready meals and prepared salads categories increased by 22% and 25% in current retail value terms respectively, and shelf stable ready meals also showed double-digit growth. ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Macedonia

In 2015, ready meals in Macedonia achieves current value growth of 5% to reach sales of MKD463 million. Shelf stable ready meals was the largest type of ready meals constituting 60% of total value sales in 2015. The rest of the ready meals categories...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in Peru

Ready meals reached sales of just 550 tonnes in 2015, because Peruvians are used to preparing their meals daily, using fresh food purchased from traditional grocery retailers. Fresh food has lower unit prices than frozen processed food, and is ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details
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