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Soup in Japan

| Pages: 64

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Executive Summary

TRENDS

  • Soup grows by 2% in value terms, reaching ¥211 billion in 2013. The values sales of soup increased consistently over the review period, with a 2% CAGR. Soup has made up an important part of Japanese people’s diets for a long time. Soup is convenient for consumers, particularly when people like to add one more side dish to their main meals. Consumers’ lifestyles are becoming increasingly busier, with a growing number of women who continue working even after marriage and having children. This has also supported the consumption of soup in recent years. Soup is also warming. Japanese consumers, particularly, prefer to have soup during winter, mostly as a side dish.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Ajinomoto Co Inc is the leading player in soup, accounting for 25% of the value shares in 2013. All other players account for less than 11% of the value shares in 2013. The company’s position is primarily supported by the strong sales in instant soup. While Ajinomoto Co Inc is involved in a range of different types of food production, such as the production of frozen food and processed food, the company is primarily a food chemical company. The company’s position was primarily established on the invention of food chemical “Ajinomoto”, monosodium glutamate seasoning, which is capable of improving the taste of a wide range of foods.

PROSPECTS

  • Soup is predicted to experience a 1% CAGR in constant value terms over the forecast period, reaching ¥224 billion in 2018. The values sales of soup will be consistent over the forecast period. Soup will continue to be an important part of Japanese people’s diets for a long time. Soup is convenient food for consumers, particularly, when people would like to add one more side dish to the main meal. Consumers’ lifestyles are becoming increasingly busier, with increasing numbers of women continuing to work even after marriage and having children. This would also support the consumption of soup in recent years.

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Overview

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

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The Soup 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 Soup 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?
  • Are consumers moving from traditionally canned and dehydrated variants to more innovative chilled, frozen and UHT formats?

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  • Track key industry trends, opportunities and threats
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This industry report originates from Passport, our Packaged Food market research database.

Table of Contents

Soup in Japan - 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 Sales of Soup by by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2008-2013
  • Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Soup: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Soup: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 8 Distribution of Soup by Format: % Value 2008-2013
  • Table 9 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 10 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 11 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 12 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

Soup 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 13 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 14 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 15 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 16 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 17 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 18 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 19 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 20 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 21 NBO Company Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 22 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 23 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 24 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 25 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 26 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 27 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 28 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 29 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 30 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 31 NBO Company Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 32 LBN Brand Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 36 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 37 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 38 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 39 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 40 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 41 NBO Company Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 42 LBN Brand Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2010-2013
  • Table 43 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2013-2018
  • Table 44 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2013-2018
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018

MARKET DATA

  • Table 47 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2008-2013
  • Table 48 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2008-2013
  • Table 49 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 50 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2008-2013
  • Table 51 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 52 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2009-2013
  • Table 53 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2010-2013
  • 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

SOURCES

  • Summary 9 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
  • Analysis by Flavour

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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