Over the forecast period, the UK is expected to see changes in the market due to regulation in terms of products that have a high level of fat, sugar or salt, as laid out by the HFSS regulations. Coming into play in October 2022, the policy will impose restrictions on the physical and online presence of products in strategic retail spaces.
The ongoing shift in perception of prepared food products will prove to be a pivotal factor contributing to the growth in consumption of meals (most significantly) and soups. The negative perception associated with ready meals, for instance, which were thought to be relatively unhealthy when compared with home-cooked meals, is gradually changing due to modernisation.
The rise of e-commerce subscription-based platforms will be the most significant development to impact meals and soups over the forecast period. Indeed, the staggering growth rates of platforms such as HelloFresh – the leader in the meal kits space – and Gousto will continue attracting the attention of investors the likes of Nestlé SA.
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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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