Executive Summary

Jul 2018
PROSPECTS
“Guilt-free” offerings help bring growth in light of overall weakness

Increasing consciousness over health and wellness has been the key factors leading to the decline of ice cream and frozen desserts in the past decade. As part of the trend, concerns over excess sugar intake have mounted with sugar-laden ice cream being negatively impacted.

Non-dairy offerings experience exponential growth

In light of the rapid expansion of dairy alternatives, including almond and cashew milk, which has quickly spilled over into cheese and yoghurt in dairy aisles, ice cream has also witnessed the emergence of non-dairy ice cream. An increasing number of players have introduced non-dairy ice cream, including Fiasco Gelato with its dairy-free ice cream and Fontaine Sante, coconut ice cream launched in late 2017.

Flavour and format experimentation remains core to new product development

In addition to the dynamism in non-dairy and “guilt-free” offerings, most of the efforts in new product development fall under experimentation with flavours, formats and styles as well as health and wellness. In the summer of 2017, Häagen-Dazs introduced spirits variants that “infuse” alcohol flavours into ice cream, apparently targeting adult consumers in search of exotic and interesting flavours.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Nestlé Canada and Unilever Canada remain two leaders

Nestlé Canada and Unilever Canada continued to lead ice cream and frozen desserts in 2018. Both have a large portfolio of brands, nationwide distribution covering all major channels and freezer programs for retailers.

New players disrupt category

While there has been little change to the competitive landscape in Canada over the review period, disruption is likely to surface. Industry sources have noted both international and domestic companies are eyeing Canadian ice cream, especially the premium segment, with the latest example being Natrel brand, a premium dairy brand from Agropur, introduced ice cream in March/April 2018.

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Packaged Food in Canada - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Packaged food sees stable growth while continuing to evolve
Growing impact of clean label movement
Leading players facing challenges, while niche segments attract smaller players
Online retailing, mixed retailers and hypermarkets see most dynamic growth
Moderate growth ahead, with increasing uncertainty

FOODSERVICE

Sales to Foodservice
Foodservice experiences stable and stronger growth amid rising headwinds
Growing demand for plant-based food presents challenges and opportunities
Unique experiences and health positioning increasingly critical
Consumer Foodservice
Demographic change and economy impacting consumer foodservice
New era of customer interaction fast approaching
Key trends in menu design

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 2 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 4 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023

MARKET DATA

Table 5 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 6 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 7 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 8 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 9 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 10 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2014-2018
Table 11 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2015-2018
Table 12 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2013-2018
Table 13 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2013-2018
Table 14 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2018
Table 15 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 16 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 17 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 18 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources