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Ready Meals in Belgium

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Executive Summary

TRENDS

  • Demand for convenience and the busy lifestyles of consumers enabled ready meals to achieve retail volume and current retail value growth in 2012. The reduced frequency of visits to foodservice outlets among consumers due to economic uncertainty also had a positive impact on ready meals in 2012. Consumers saw an opportunity in ready meals to benefit from rapid methods of preparing and warming up meals. In addition, new product innovation remained a growth driver in 2012 as this attracted consumers thus presenting leading players with the opportunity to enhance brand recognition and loyalty. As a result, ready meals performed well in 2012, registering current retail value growth of 4% and retail volume growth of 2%.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • The presence of grocery retailers remained strong in ready meals in Belgium in 2012, with Delhaize ‘Le Lion’ SA being the leading player with a retail value share of 13%. The company was followed by grocery retailers Etn Franz Colruyt NV and Carrefour Belgium SA, which were ranked second and third respectively, with retail value shares of 8% and of 8% respectively in 2012. However, these three leading players all faced competition from local and international key players, thus they also suffered a decrease, albeit negligible, in their respective retail value shares in 2012.

PROSPECTS

  • Ready meals is expected to achieve constant retail value growth over the forecast period. Convenience will be the main driver of growth combined with new product innovation, especially in terms of new recipes. Despite expected price increases, ready meals is expected to benefit from strong consumer demand. The expected continued effects of the economic recession are expected to favour consumption of ready meals at home in place of meals consumed in foodservice outlets.

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Overview

Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Ready Meals industry in Belgium with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

Find hidden opportunities in the most current research data available, understand competitive threats with our detailed market analysis, and plan your corporate strategy with our expert qualitative analysis and growth projections.

If you're in the Ready Meals industry in Belgium, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.

The Ready Meals in Belgium market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of Ready Meals in Belgium?
  • What are the major brands in Belgium?
  • 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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This industry report originates from Passport, our Packaged Food market research database.

Table of Contents

Ready Meals in Belgium - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 1 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2007-2012
  • Table 2 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2007-2012
  • Table 3 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 4 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 5 Ready Meals: Vegetarian Vs Non-vegetarian % Breakdown by Type 2012
  • Table 6 Chilled Ready Meals % Breakdown by Ethnicity 2007-2012
  • Table 7 Ready Meals Company Shares 2008-2012
  • Table 8 Ready Meals Brand Shares 2009-2012
  • Table 9 Sales of Ready Meals by Distribution Format: % Analysis 2007-2012
  • Table 10 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2012-2017
  • Table 11 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 12 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 13 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017

Ready Meals in Belgium - Company Profiles

Ter Beke NV in Packaged Food (Belgium)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 1 Ter Beke NV: Key Facts
  • Summary 2 Ter Beke NV: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 3 Ter Beke NV: Production 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 4 Ter Beke NV: Competitive Position 2012

Packaged Food in Belgium - Industry Context

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The performance of packaged food slows down again in 2011

Convenience, indulgence and authenticity are prioritised over health concerns

Branded companies take on private label

Supermarkets and discounters both thrive in 2012

Sluggish future expected for packaged food

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

The performance of packaged food slows down amidst renewed economic woes

Convenience is still valued

Home cooking trend is on the rise

Indulgence and going back to basics are stronger themes than health and wellness in 2012

Manufacturers cope well against private label towards 2012

FOODSERVICE – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 14 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2007-2012
  • Table 15 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 16 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2012-2017
  • Table 17 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017

IMPULSE AND INDULGENCE PRODUCTS – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 18 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2007-2012
  • Table 19 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2007-2012
  • Table 20 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 21 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 22 Company Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products 2008-2012
  • Table 23 Brand Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products 2009-2012
  • Table 24 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2012-2017
  • Table 25 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 26 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 27 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017

MEAL SOLUTIONS – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 28 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2007-2012
  • Table 29 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2007-2012
  • Table 30 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 31 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 32 Company Shares of Meal Solutions 2008-2012
  • Table 33 Brand Shares of Meal Solutions 2009-2012
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2012-2017
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 36 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 37 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017

NUTRITION/STAPLES – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 38 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2007-2012
  • Table 39 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2007-2012
  • Table 40 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 41 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 42 Company Shares of Nutrition/Staples 2008-2012
  • Table 43 Brand Shares of Nutrition/Staples 2009-2012
  • Table 44 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2012-2017
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017

MARKET DATA

  • Table 48 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2007-2012
  • Table 49 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2007-2012
  • Table 50 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 51 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2007-2012
  • Table 52 GBO Shares of Packaged Food 2008-2012
  • Table 53 NBO Shares of Packaged Food 2008-2012
  • Table 54 NBO Brand Shares of Packaged Food 2009-2012
  • Table 55 Penetration of Private Label by Category 2007-2012
  • Table 56 Sales of Packaged Food by Distribution Format: % Analysis 2007-2012
  • Table 57 Sales of Packaged Food by Category and Distribution Format: % Analysis 2012
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2012-2017
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 60 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 61 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017

SOURCES

  • Summary 5 Research Sources

Segmentation

This market research report includes the following:

  • Ready Meals
    • Canned/Preserved Ready Meals
    • Chilled Pizza
    • Chilled Ready Meals
    • Dinner Mixes
    • Dried Ready Meals
    • Frozen Pizza
    • Frozen Ready Meals
    • Prepared Salads

Statistics Included

For each category and subcategory you will receive the following data in Excel format:

From Passport

  • Market sizes
  • Company shares
  • Brand shares
  • Distribution
  • Analysis by ethnicity
  • Pricing
  • Products by ingredient
  • Products by ingredient
  • Vegetarian vs non-vegetarian

Market size details:

  • Retail volume
  • Retail volume % growth
  • Retail volume per capita
  • Foodservice volume
  • Foodservice volume % growth
  • Foodservice volume per capita
  • Total volume
  • Total volume % growth
  • Total volume per capita
  • Retail value retail selling price % growth
  • Retail value retail selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value retail selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value manufacturer selling price % growth
  • Retail value manufacturer selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value manufacturer selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail volume (tonnes)
  • Retail volume (tonnes) % growth
  • Retail volume (tonnes) per capita
  • Foodservice volume (tonnes)
  • Foodservice volume (tonnes) % growth
  • Foodservice volume (tonnes) per capita
  • Total volume (tonnes)
  • Total volume (tonnes) % growth
  • Total volume (tonnes) per capita

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