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Ready Meals in Japan

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Executive Summary

TRENDS

  • Ready meals is expected to grow by 3% in value terms, reaching ¥1,679 billion in 2013. Ready meals are becoming increasingly popular as they are convenient for consumers. While buying ready meals can be more costly compared to preparing one’s own meals using fresh ingredients, it is still relatively more reasonable compared to purchasing a takeaway. Ready meals are popular among single adults who live by themselves. Ready meals are also popular at lunchtime among workers who prefer to save money and time spent on purchasing takeaway meals or eating in restaurants or cafés during their lunch break.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Value sales of ready meals are fragmented, with all of the players holding less than a 9% value share in 2013. 7-Eleven Japan Co Ltd leads ready meals, with a 9% value share in 2013. The company’s leadership position is primarily supported by a strong presence in chilled ready meals and prepared salads. 7-Eleven Japan Co is a key operator of convenience store chains in Japan and has a strong distribution network throughout the country. Many consumers prefer to purchase ready meals from convenience stores as they are able to purchase products more quickly without lining up in a long queue. Chilled ready meals are popular among young working singles. Prepared salads are also becoming popular, not only among health-conscious females but also among males. The health and wellness trend is emerging among consumers (both male and female) from different age groups and this is supporting the growth in prepared salads.

PROSPECTS

  • Ready meals is expected to experience a 1% CAGR in constant value terms over the forecast period, rising to ¥1,774 billion in 2018. Ready meals will continue to see strong demand in future as they are a convenient option for consumers. While they are less healthy compared to home-cooked meals, they are a reasonable option compared to purchasing takeaway meals. Ready meals will continue to be particularly popular among single adults who live by themselves, as well as parents who prepare lunch meals for their school-aged children, as they help them to save time.

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

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The Ready Meals in Japan 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 Japan?
  • What are the major brands in Japan?
  • 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 Japan - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 1 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 2 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 3 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 4 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 5 Sales of Ready Meals by Vegetarian vs Non-vegetarian: % Value 2013
  • Table 6 Sales of Chilled Ready Meals by Ethnicity: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 7 Sales of Frozen Ready Meals by Ethnicity: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 8 NBO Company Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 9 LBN Brand Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 10 Distribution of Ready Meals by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 11 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 12 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 13 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 14 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Ready Meals in Japan - Company Profiles

Ajinomoto Co Inc in Packaged Food (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 1 Ajinomoto Co Inc: Key Facts
  • Summary 2 Ajinomoto Co Inc: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 3 Ajinomoto Co Inc: Competitive Position 2013

House Foods Corp in Packaged Food (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 4 House Foods Corp: Key Facts
  • Summary 5 House Foods Corp: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Meiji Co Ltd in Packaged Food (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 6 Meiji Co Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 7 Meiji Co Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 8 Meiji Co Ltd: Competitive Position 2013

Packaged Food in Japan - Industry Context

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Value sales of packaged food remain flat in 2013

Convenience food and convenience stores gain popularity due to busy lifestyles

Domestic players continue to dominate packaged food

Modern grocery retailers gain value share over traditional grocery retailers

Economic recovery expected to boost packaged food

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Consumer confidence initially low, but recovers slightly towards year end

Westernisation of consumers’ diet takes place slowly but steadily

Health-oriented companies boosted by greater health consciousness

Unusually hot summer boosts sales of cooling food

Packaged food products and services cater to the elderly population

FOODSERVICE – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends – sales to foodservice

Trends – foodservice

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 15 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 16 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 17 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 18 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018

IMPULSE AND INDULGENCE PRODUCTS – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 19 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 20 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 21 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 22 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 23 NBO Company Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 24 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 25 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 26 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 27 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 28 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

MEAL SOLUTIONS – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 29 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 30 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 31 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 32 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 33 NBO Company Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 34 LBN Brand Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 36 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 37 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 38 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

NUTRITION/STAPLES – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 39 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 40 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 41 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 42 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 43 NBO Company Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 44 LBN Brand Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 48 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

MARKET DATA

  • Table 49 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 50 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 51 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 52 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 53 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 54 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 55 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 56 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 57 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2013
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 60 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 61 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

SOURCES

  • Summary 9 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
  • Pricing
  • Analysis By Ethnicity
  • 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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