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Soup in Costa Rica

| Pages: 50

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Executive Summary

TRENDS

  • As the offer of the most traditional soup formats available in Costa Rica (mainly dehydrated soup) remains focused on the development of new flavour combinations and healthier formulations (such as low-sodium and low-fat), the demand for more added-value products continues to open new opportunities for other soup formats such as gourmet canned/preserved soup and UHT organic soup. While most low- and middle-income consumers still use dehydrated soup as their base for adding other vegetables and tubercles to prepare soup at home, higher-income consumers tend to find these products a little inconvenient, due to the time needed in their preparation process and because they are often perceived as not being very healthy alternatives. As a result, the availability of ready-to-eat and healthier (or gourmet) soups has started to develop in Costa Rica, whereby brands such as Pacific Organic soups or Healthy Choice continue gaining more shelf space in the higher-end modern grocery retailers.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Nestlé Costa Rica SA will remain the leader in soup during 2013, holding a 54% share of retail value sales. This international manufacturer will continue benefiting from the strong recognition of its main brand Maggi, which is available at virtually all grocery retailers across the country, thanks to effective economies of scale developed (especially in its distribution systems), as it participates in a broad number of packaged food categories. Besides this, the player is capable of offering very competitive unit prices and a broad assortment of flavour combinations, which makes it very hard for other competitors to challenge Maggi soup’s top-of-mind positioning. Coming in second place will be Unilever de Centroamérica SA, which will account for a 40% share in value terms, also benefiting from a strong marketing platform that allows it to participate in a broad number of packaged food categories, while also creating brand awareness through mass media advertising and differentiated flavour combinations.

PROSPECTS

  • It is expected that soup will continue migrating towards the offer of more convenient and ready-to-eat products over the coming five years, benefiting from local adoption of more hectic lifestyles, which should make people opt for products that require minimal effort to be prepared. In such a context the demand for canned/preserved soup versions is anticipated to continue developing among middle-income local consumers, particularly single portion formats that can be opened and consumed as a complete meal option. The offer of healthier and premium soups is also anticipated to continue growing, particularly among higher-income consumers, who can afford paying higher unit prices and are more conscious about the benefits of adopting balanced lifestyles.

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Overview

Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Soup industry in Costa Rica 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 Soup industry in Costa Rica, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.

The Soup in Costa Rica 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 Soup in Costa Rica?
  • What are the major brands in Costa Rica?
  • Will retail sales suffer as economic prospects improve and consumers move back to eating out rather than eating at home?
  • Are consumers moving from traditionally canned and dehydrated variants to more innovative chilled, frozen and UHT formats?

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This industry report originates from Passport, our Packaged Food market research database.

Table of Contents

Soup in Costa Rica - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 1 Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 2 Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 3 Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 4 Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Soup: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Soup: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 7 Distribution of Soup by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 8 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 9 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 10 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 11 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Packaged Food in Costa Rica - Industry Context

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

More analytical shoppers keep looking for best value for money opportunities

Convenience- and health-oriented products become most important innovations

International competitors continue to rely on acquisitions to rapidly increase market share

Further development of modern grocery outlets continues to hurt performance of traditional channel

Consumers will expect more than “light foods” in coming years

FOODSERVICE – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 12 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 13 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 14 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 15 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 16 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 17 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 18 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 19 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 20 NBO Company Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 21 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 22 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 23 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 24 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 25 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 26 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 27 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 28 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 29 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 30 NBO Company Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 31 LBN Brand Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 32 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 35 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 36 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 37 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 38 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 39 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 40 NBO Company Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 41 LBN Brand Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 42 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 43 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 44 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

MARKET DATA

  • Table 46 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 47 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 48 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 49 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 50 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 51 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 52 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 53 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 54 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 55 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2013
  • Table 56 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

  • Summary 1 Research Sources

Segmentation

This market research report includes the following:

  • Soup
    • Canned/Preserved Soup
    • Chilled Soup
    • Dehydrated Soup
    • Frozen Soup
    • Instant Soup
    • UHT Soup

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

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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