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Japan Flag Soup in Japan

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Executive Summary

TRENDS

  • Soup recorded a 3% growth rate in value terms in 2014 due to its convenience and health benefits. Soup has a strong prevalence in Japanese people’s diets. Traditionally, Japanese consumers cook miso soup or some other type of traditional Japanese soup every morning with rice and fish fillet as soup can be quickly and easily prepared and is a convenient option. As Japanese consumers have come to lead busier lives, more are preparing soup from packaged soup products. Packaged soup products are especially useful for working males and females living in single households as they only consume a small amount of soup every time they make it, and soup products that come with measured servings are particularly convenient. The health benefits of soup also supported its consumption. Soup has been found to be most suitable food for digestion and improving metabolism. This makes it suitable for senior consumers who have problems with their teeth and digestion, and for consumers who are unwell. As a result, growth in the number of old people is also facilitating growth in soup sales.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Ajinomoto Co Inc remained the leading player in soup and accounted for 25% of value sales in 2014, due to the strong presence and reputation of its multinational brand Knorr in instant soup, dehydrated soup and frozen soup. In addition to the products and flavours available globally such as corn, the company has continually developed those unique to the Japanese market under Knorr to meet Japanese consumers’ taste preferences. For example, the company had long been selling a dehydrated soup product based on mozuku – seaweed found in Okinawa – and in 2014 launched a dehydrated soup product, Kankoku Chige Soup, similar to Korean stew, which is popular in Japan. As a leader in soup, the company proactively ran TV commercials in 2014.

PROSPECTS

  • Soup is expected to record a value CAGR of 1% at constant 2014 prices over the forecast period, due to its convenience and health benefits. The growth rate will be supported by the strong penetration of packaged soup products among Japanese people. They will continue to value the convenience of packaged soup products in easily and quickly preparing a side dish for a meal. The fact that soup helps digestion and metabolism and will continue to meet the needs of many seniors, whose number is growing, will also support forecast period growth. Manufacturers will continue to increase the variety and formats of their soup to meet the diverse needs among consumers and this will ensure the frequent consumption of soup among Japanese people.

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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 2009-2014
  • Table 2 Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 3 Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 4 Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 5 Sales of Soup by by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2009-2014
  • Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Soup: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Soup: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 8 Distribution of Soup by Format: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 9 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 10 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 11 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 12 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

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 2014

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

  • Summary 6 Ajinomoto Co Inc: Competitive Position 2014

Meiji Co Ltd in Packaged Food (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 7 Meiji Co Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 8 Meiji Co Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 9 Meiji Co Ltd: Competitive Position 2014

Packaged Food in Japan - Industry Context

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Unit price increase drives growth in value sales of packaged food in 2014

Demographic change impacts the shape of packaged food

Modern grocery retailing continues to gain share in packaged food

Packaged food is dominated by domestic players

Economic recovery expected to support packaged food

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Increased sales of premium products support the growth in packaged food

Changes in demographics impact sales of packaged food

Health benefits drives sales

Convenience is key

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 2009-2014
  • Table 14 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 15 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 16 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019

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 2009-2014
  • Table 18 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 19 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 20 Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 21 NBO Company Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 22 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse and Indulgence Products: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 23 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 24 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 25 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 26 Forecast Sales of Impulse and Indulgence Products by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

MEAL SOLUTIONS – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 27 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 28 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 29 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 30 Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 31 NBO Company Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 32 LBN Brand Shares of Meal Solutions: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 36 Forecast Sales of Meal Solutions by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

NUTRITION/STAPLES – KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Headlines

Trends

Competitive Landscape

Prospects

Category Data

  • Table 37 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 38 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 39 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 40 Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 41 NBO Company Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 42 LBN Brand Shares of Nutrition/Staples: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 43 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 44 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales of Nutrition/Staples by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

MARKET DATA

  • Table 47 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 48 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 49 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 50 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 51 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 52 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2010-2014
  • Table 53 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2011-2014
  • Table 54 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 55 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 56 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2014
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 60 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

SOURCES

  • Summary 10 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
  • Products by Ingredient

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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