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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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Mars Inc in Packaged Food

Dec 2016

Mars has had a difficult year following a widespread product recall that affected 55 countries in which its chocolate brands are sold. This, hopefully, is a temporary blip for a company that remains well placed to access growth markets as a result of...

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Ready Meals in Morocco

Dec 2016

Current value growth in ready meals in Morocco witnessed a considerable slowdown in 2016 at 5%, compared to 17% value growth in 2015 and a 14% value CAGR over the review period. The main reason behind this slowdown is the rising awareness amongst ...

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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 the United Arab Emirates

Nov 2016

Ready meals registered current retail value growth of 8% in 2016 – in line with the CAGR of the review period. Ready meals continued to benefit from increasing demand from consumers for convenience and the introduction of several players’ ranges of ...

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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 Australia

Nov 2016

Ready meals have become widely accepted by Australian consumers as a convenient and relatively cheaper option than eating out. Besides chilled ready meals, consumers have also become more accepting of frozen ready meals, as manufacturers invest in ...

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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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