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Euromonitor International publishes the world's most comprehensive market research on the ready meals industry.  Our reports feature a wealth of standardised and cross-comparable statistics including total market sizes, market share and brand share data, distribution and industry trends and sub-category level information.

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Ready Meals in Colombia

Nov 2016

Ready meals in Colombia remains a category of products which are generally considered to be occasional treats for higher-income consumers and they are not yet popular among a wide consumer base. Shelf stable ready meals remains the most important ...

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Ready Meals in Peru

Nov 2016

Peruvians usually cook their meals on a daily basis, using fresh ingredients purchased that day in traditional grocery retailers. Fresh food is considered healthier, with better flavour and also cheaper than processed food. Unit price is very ...

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Ready Meals in Venezuela

Nov 2016

Ready meals is a non-developed category, with only a few product categories available in the country. Indeed, the majority of sales are concentrated in shelf stable ready meals, which accounted for 96% of ready meals value sales in 2016. ...

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Ready Meals in Canada

Nov 2016

Ready meals grew by 2% in 2016, in current value terms to reach sales of CAD5.0 billion. The category continued to grow due to the improving consumer perception of ready meals. The common perception amongst Canadians is that ready meals are unhealthy...

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Ready Meals in Argentina

Nov 2016

Despite significant deals to soften the fall in sales, among which includes the two-for-the-price-of-one offers that are available in major supermarkets and hypermarkets in the country, demand for ready meals has contracted markedly in 2016. The ...

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Ready Meals in Indonesia

Nov 2016

The main driver behind the increasing popularity of ready meals is the growing number of urban consumers with busy lifestyles. Fast food is often preferred because the preparation time is short and easy. In addition, fast food is increasing in ...

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Ready Meals in China

Nov 2016

As a result of slow economic growth and growing concerns over food nutrition and health, the market for ready meals in China remained sluggish in 2016. Canned porridge, an important type of ready meal saw a large decrease in volume sales....

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Ready Meals in Hungary

Nov 2016

Ready meals, being a diverse category with several product types, registered a mixed performance over the review period. Due to demand for healthy food products, ready meals considered to be unhealthy recorded a sales decline while others, such as ...

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Ready Meals in Romania

Nov 2016

Ready meals has continued to see modest growth in Romania in recent years, with this trend continuing in 2016. People, especially those living in larger towns and leading busy lives, have less spare time and thus they opt for food products that can ...

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Ready Meals in Guatemala

Nov 2016

Eating home cooked meals remains a very strong tradition in Guatemala at all socio-economic levels. As an increasing number of females join the workforce, many middle- to upper-income homes hire a maid to do the home cooking. This tradition prevents ...

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Ready Meals in Estonia

Nov 2016

Ready meals continued to expand in Estonia in 2016 with retail volume growth of 2% to reach 5,000 tonnes. The reputation of ready meals has been improving. The products in 2016 were more reminiscent of real meals rather than a vague portion of ...

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Ready Meals in Ukraine

Nov 2016

Home-cooked food in Ukraine is considered healthier and more appetising than packaged food. Among older generations, there is still a tradition of preserving homemade food for later consumption. Meanwhile, for many young and single consumers the most...

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Ready Meals in Latvia

Nov 2016

Ready meals in Latvia is dominated by dumplings products. Dumplings are a traditionally popular food among Latvians, and the frozen versions available in ready meals offer the convenience of long shelf lives and easy preparation. Moreover, ...

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Ready Meals in Uzbekistan

Nov 2016

Many Uzbekistani consumers lead hectic lifestyles due to unfixed working hours. They are used to spending a lot of time at work and are, therefore, reluctant to cook in their free time. Moreover, the increasing number of working women contributes to ...

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Ready Meals in Macedonia

Nov 2016

Shelf stable ready meals is the largest category within ready meals with a 63% value share in 2016. The other categories within ready meals remain very underdeveloped. The main reason is that the home cooking tradition is still strong, preventing ...

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Ready Meals in Japan

Nov 2016

Ready meals in Japan continued to record positive value sales growth of 4% to reach JPY1,886 billion in 2016 driven by lifestyle changes that encourage Japanese consumers to increasingly seek convenience. Growth in the number of working women in ...

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Ready Meals in Sweden

Nov 2016

Convenience was again the main factor that steered the development of ready meals in 2016, with increases in prepared salads and chilled ready meals at the expense of frozen ready meals. One exception was frozen pizza, which largely lacks a chilled ...

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Ready Meals in Slovenia

Nov 2016

Ready meals is among the packaged food categories that exhibited growth in 2016, as it benefits from changing lifestyles. It also posted a stagnant volume and 1% value CAGR in the review period. Nevertheless, Slovenian consumers were more cautious in...

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Ready Meals in Slovakia

Nov 2016

Ready meals in Slovakia generated 2% current value growth in 2016 as sales rose to EUR31 million. The category continues to benefit from the rise of the convenience trend and the slow improvements being seen in the purchasing power of Slovak ...

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Ready Meals in France

Oct 2016

Ready meals fared well in 2016, much better than in the middle of the review period when it suffered from the crisis which followed the horse-meat contamination scandal in 2013. Prior to 2015, sales of ready meals were also dampened by a comeback to ...

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