- With the exception of chilled soup, which increased by 4% in volume terms and 5% in current value terms, all other types of soup declined in both volume and current value terms in 2015. The new consumption pattern for soup amongst Belgian consumers continued to diminish the opportunities for soup consumption: soup was less and less seen as a starter, and was instead eaten as a meal. Whilst this meant that soup still had an important place in Belgians’ food habits, it also led to diminishing consumption by reducing the opportunities for consumption. The reaction in UHT soup was to adapt the packaging: bigger “family packs” which are more suitable if soup is eaten as a meal; and 2x300ml packages, design to be eaten at work. However, there was no sign that these new packaging formats helped to prevent a further sales decrease. UHT soup also witnessed frequent new flavour launches, such as Cream of Mushroom, released by Campbell Foods in 2015. Despite these efforts, UHT, shelf-stable and dehydrated soup continued to decline in 2015. Instant soup also declined; however, as convenience is an influential trend, this category fell only slowly, by 1% in volume terms.
- Sales of soup remained heavily concentrated amongst two major companies in 2015: Campbell Foods and Unilever, which together accounted for a 70% share of value sales. Campbell Foods ranked first with a 44% share, whilst Unilever ranked second with a 26% share. Iglo ranked third, but was far behind with a mere 3% share.
- Soup is expected to continue to decline in volume terms and in value terms at constant 2015 prices during the forecast period. Despite price increases for organic soup and chilled soup, UHT soup and shelf-stable soup will see their prices decline, leading to a decline in the price of soup. Declining sales and the price war between retailers have pushed prices down, and will continue to do so during the forecast period. Chilled soup is still expected to see an important rise, with a CAGR of 3% in volume terms and a CAGR of 4% in value terms at constant 2015 prices; however, these are lower than the 4% CAGR in volume terms and 5% CAGR in value terms in the review period. Even though there is still room for growth, chilled soup is maturing, and by the end of the forecast period the growth rate will begin to slow.
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Table of Contents
Soup in Belgium - Category Analysis
- Table 1 Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2010-2015
- Table 2 Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2010-2015
- Table 3 Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
- Table 4 Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2010-2015
- Table 5 Sales of Soup by by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2010-2015
- Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Soup: % Value 2011-2015
- Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Soup: % Value 2012-2015
- Table 8 Distribution of Soup by Format: % Value 2010-2015
- Table 9 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2015-2020
- Table 10 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2015-2020
- Table 11 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
- Table 12 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020
Soup in Belgium - Company Profiles
Etn Franz Colruyt NV in Packaged Food (Belgium)
- Summary 1 Etn Franz Colruyt NV: Key Facts
- Summary 2 Etn Franz Colruyt: Operational Indicators
- Summary 3 Etn Franz Colruyt: Private Label Portfolio
- Summary 4 Etn Franz Colruyt: Competitive Position 2014
Unilever Belgium NV in Packaged Food (Belgium)
- Summary 5 Unilever Belgium NV: Key Facts
- Summary 6 Unilever Belgium NV: Operational Indicators
- Summary 7 Unilever Belgium NV: Competitive Position 2015
Packaged Food in Belgium - Industry Context
Packaged food sales continue to grow, despite ongoing macroeconomic constraints
Consumers remain price conscious, boosting private label sales
Consumers accept the principle of health and wellness, although the overweight population continues to rise
Rising demand for more exotic flavours
Modest expectations for packaged food over the forecast period
Key Trends and Developments
Slow economic growth hampers the progress of packaged food
Private label continues to gain ground in this highly fragmented market
Premiumisation trend characterises the marketplace in 2015
Rising demand for ethnic and more exotic flavours in some but not all categories
Foodservice: Key Trends and Developments
Trends: Sales to Foodservice
Trends: Consumer Foodservice
- Table 13 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2010-2015
- Table 14 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
- Table 15 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020
- Table 16 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
- Table 17 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2010-2015
- Table 18 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2010-2015
- Table 19 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
- Table 20 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2010-2015
- Table 21 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2011-2015
- Table 22 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2011-2015
- Table 23 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2012-2015
- Table 24 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2010-2015
- Table 25 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2010-2015
- Table 26 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2015
- Table 27 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020
- Table 28 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2015-2020
- Table 29 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
- Table 30 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020
- Summary 8 Research Sources