With a growing number of local consumers adopting vegan, vegetarian and ‘flexitarian’ diets, retail volume sales of ready meals will continue to expand throughout the forecast period, albeit at a more modest rate than in the review period. Local consumers will increasingly turn to plant-based ready meals due to rising health awareness and an increased interest in sustainability, as they seek to reduce their intake of meat.
Private label grew in importance in ready meals during 2022, as elevated inflation made local consumers more price sensitive. Indeed, three of the four leading brands in ready meals were private label in 2022—Hacendado from Mercadona, Carrefour and Eroski.
Meal kits remain a niche in Spain, but demand will continue to increase during the forecast period. FoodintheBox and Let’s Cook are the leading brands.
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Meals and Soups
This is the aggregation of ready meals, pizza, food kits, prepared salads, and soup. Includes: These are products that have had recipe 'skills' added to them by the manufacturer, resulting in a high degree of readiness, completion and convenience. Food kits is an exception where typically the extent of preparation is much shorter than other meal products; includes meal kits where consumers are to put together pre-portioned ingredients and cook with the guidance of recipe cards. Ready meals are generally accepted to be complete meals that require few or no extra ingredients. However, in the case of shelf stable ready meals, the term also encompasses meal 'centres’; for food kits, they do require a degree of cooking and preparation. As such, some meals may require cooking (ready-to-cook); others may simply need reheating, prior to serving (ready-to-eat). Excludes: Any products sold unpackaged and/or by weight, including food sold from a retail deli counter.See All of Our Definitions
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