Packaged Food in China

December 2020
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Packaged Food industry in China with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to a comprehensive range of core packaged food categories.

If you're in the Packaged Food industry in China, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Packaged Food in China report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Packaged Food in China?
  • Which are the leading brands in Packaged Food in China?
  • How are products distributed in Packaged Food in China?
  • How is the rise of e-commerce and/or the expansion of modern grocery retail impacting traditional retail?
  • What are the key health and wellness concerns driving, or challenging, sales in Packaged Food?
  • How significant are vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements in determining sales growth in China?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted consumer demand? To what extent have lockdown, home seclusion and stockpiling boosted sales? Will the longer term economic repercussions of the pandemic stimulate or suppress future growth?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?
  • How significant will values-based claims, such as sustainability and ethical labelling, be in supporting future growth and brand equity?

Packaged Food in China

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COVID-19 impact on packaged food
COVID-19 country impact
Company response
Retailing shift
Foodservice vs retail split
What next for packaged food?

FOODSERVICE

Sales to Foodservice
Foodservice hit during peak season Shift to retail insufficient to make up for loss of cooking ingredients and meals sales Tea shops recovering quickly
Consumer Foodservice
COVID-19 bolsters commitment to digital engagement Ready-to-cook sets target rise in home cooking Hotpot remains popular, with foodservice operators targeting home delivery
Category Data
Chart 1 Packaged Food Value Sales Growth Scenarios: 2018-2025 Chart 2 Packaged Food Impact of Drivers on Value Sales: 2017-2025 Table 1 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 2 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 3 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 4 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025

MARKET DATA

Table 5 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 6 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 7 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 8 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 9 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2016-2020 Table 10 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2016-2020 Table 11 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2017-2020 Table 12 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2015-2020 Table 13 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 14 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2020 Table 15 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 16 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 17 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 18 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

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DISCLAIMER

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Chocolate Confectionery in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Lockdown impacts Chinese New Year celebrations
Chocolate with toys remains an attractive and affordable treat for parents and children alike
Health and indulgence influencing sales

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Mars on a mission to reach new generations
Digitalisation key to growth
Importance of packaging

CATEGORY DATA

Table 19 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 20 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 21 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 22 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 23 Sales of Chocolate Tablets by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 24 NBO Company Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2016-2020 Table 25 LBN Brand Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2017-2020 Table 26 Distribution of Chocolate Confectionery by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 27 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 28 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 29 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 30 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Gum in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Groundwork laid by the major players should ensure gum recovers quickly
Has the bubble burst for bubble gum?
Sugar free gum offers the greatest potential

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Sugar free gum offers the greatest potential
Mondelez targeting younger consumers as competition intensifies
Leading players set to claim a tighter grip on the market

CATEGORY DATA

Table 31 Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 32 Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 33 Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 34 Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 35 Sales of Gum by Flavour: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 36 NBO Company Shares of Gum: % Value 2016-2020 Table 37 LBN Brand Shares of Gum: % Value 2017-2020 Table 38 Distribution of Gum by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 39 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 40 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 41 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 42 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sugar Confectionery in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Cancellation of Chinese New Year celebrations takes huge toll on sales of sugar confectionery in 2020
Mints a breath of fresh air, although COVID-19 puts growth on hold
Products with health claims find favour

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

More innovations expected with focus on youth
Health concerns present a barrier to growth
Declining birth rate presents a challenge for manufacturers
Summary 2 Other Sugar Confectionery by Product Type: 2020

CATEGORY DATA

Table 43 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 44 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 45 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 46 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 47 Sales of Pastilles, Gums, Jellies and Chews by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 48 NBO Company Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2016-2020 Table 49 LBN Brand Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2017-2020 Table 50 Distribution of Sugar Confectionery by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 51 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 52 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 53 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 54 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

COVID-19 and health concerns put pressure on sales in 2020
Growing focus on sport and exercise driving demand for protein/energy bars
Fruit snacks benefiting from development of freeze-dried products

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Engaging younger consumers with flavour innovations and a digital strategy key to growth as Oreo makes gains
Focus on healthy eating bodes well for fruit snacks
Protein/energy bars lacks awareness but offers promise

CATEGORY DATA

Table 55 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 56 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 57 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 58 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 59 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2016-2020 Table 60 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2017-2020 Table 61 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2016-2020 Table 62 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2017-2020 Table 63 NBO Company Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2016-2020 Table 64 LBN Brand Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2017-2020 Table 65 NBO Company Shares of Fruit Snacks: % Value 2016-2020 Table 66 LBN Brand Shares of Fruit Snacks: % Value 2017-2020 Table 67 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 68 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 69 Distribution of Snack Bars by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 70 Distribution of Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 71 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 72 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 73 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 74 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Sales see slight benefit from closure of foodservice outlets
Tmall helps bring ice cream to e-commerce
Premiumisation continues in ice cream as consumers show willingness to spend more on quality products

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Competition set to heat up
Premium brands could be under threat if there is a downturn in the economy
Government’s health strategy expected to see consumers change their dietary habits

CATEGORY DATA

Table 75 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 76 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 77 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 78 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 79 Sales of Ice Cream by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 80 Sales of Impulse Ice Cream by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 81 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2016-2020 Table 82 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2017-2020 Table 83 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2016-2020 Table 84 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2020 Table 85 NBO Company Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2016-2020 Table 86 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2020 Table 87 NBO Company Shares of Take-home Ice Cream: % Value 2016-2020 Table 88 LBN Brand Shares of Take-home Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2020 Table 89 NBO Company Shares of Frozen Desserts: % Value 2016-2020 Table 90 LBN Brand Shares of Frozen Desserts: % Value 2017-2020 Table 91 Distribution of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 92 Distribution of Ice Cream by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 93 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 94 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 95 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 96 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Savoury Snacks in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

COVID-19 impacts distribution but savoury snacks set for quick recovery
Innovation a key growth driver in other savoury snacks
PepsiCo set to take the lead following its acquisition of Be & Cheery

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Savoury snacks still full of potential despite growing health concerns
“Daily Nuts” set for further development
Flavour innovations expected to help sustain growth of potato chips
Summary 3 Other Savoury Snacks by Product Type: 2020

CATEGORY DATA

Table 97 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 98 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 99 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 100 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 101 NBO Company Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2016-2020 Table 102 LBN Brand Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2017-2020 Table 103 Distribution of Savoury Snacks by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 104 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 105 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 106 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 107 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Baby Food in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Increase in breastfeeding and declining birth rate limit potential of milk formula
China aiming to push domestic milk formula
Other baby food gaining interest from time-pressed parents

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Health and safety key to building sales in milk formula
Expanding distribution reach identified as key way to support growth
Domestic players in strong position as they develop consumer trust

CATEGORY DATA

Table 108 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 109 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 110 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 111 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 112 NBO Company Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2016-2020 Table 113 LBN Brand Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2017-2020 Table 114 Distribution of Baby Food by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 115 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 116 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 117 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 118 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Butter and Spreads in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Foodservice puts butter on the menu but COVID-19 hits sales as outlets forced to close
Butter benefits from home baking trend while margarine continues to suffer from unhealthy image
Fonterra takes its strong reputation in foodservice into the retail channel

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Butter set to bounce back
Unhealthy image expected to limit sales potential of margarine
Focus on dairy in China offers strong potential for new and existing players

CATEGORY DATA

Table 119 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 120 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 121 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 122 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 123 NBO Company Shares of Butter and Spreads: % Value 2016-2020 Table 124 LBN Brand Shares of Butter and Spreads: % Value 2017-2020 Table 125 Distribution of Butter and Spreads by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 126 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 127 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 128 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 129 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Cheese in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Cheese not expected to melt under the challenges presented by COVID-19 thanks to healthy image and strong promotion efforts
Children’s cheese on the rise thanks to healthy image
Other processed cheese the preferred choice of Chinese consumers

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Future looks bright for cheese thanks to its healthy image
Bingrain leads and has one eye on the future with online strategy and new partnerships
Unprocessed cheese offers promise thanks to natural image

CATEGORY DATA

Table 130 Sales of Cheese by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 131 Sales of Cheese by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 132 Sales of Cheese by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 133 Sales of Cheese by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 134 Sales of Spreadable Processed Cheese by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 135 Sales of Unprocessed Cheese by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 136 NBO Company Shares of Cheese: % Value 2016-2020 Table 137 LBN Brand Shares of Cheese: % Value 2017-2020 Table 138 Distribution of Cheese by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 139 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 140 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 141 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 142 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Drinking Milk Products in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Cancellation of Chinese New Year celebrations hits sales of shelf stable milk
Fresh milk making headway as domestic dairy giants enter the fray
Soy drinks facing several challenges with COVID-19 putting a further dent in sales

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Fresh milk on the rise
Bright Dairy goes digital in face of growing demand and mounting competition
Mixed results expected to be seen within milk as consumers value freshness and health claims

CATEGORY DATA

Table 143 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 144 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 145 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 146 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 147 NBO Company Shares of Drinking Milk Products: % Value 2016-2020 Table 148 LBN Brand Shares of Drinking Milk Products: % Value 2017-2020 Table 149 Distribution of Drinking Milk Products by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 150 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 151 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 152 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 153 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Yoghurt unlikely to suffer for long despite the challenges posed by COVID-19
Drinking yoghurt seen as healthy and nutritious pointing to a bright future
Clean labelling building trust among China’s consumers

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Yoghurt benefiting from strong investment pointing to bright future
Yili set to increase its lead as the market becomes more consolidated
Mengniu the main challenger to Yili with its focus on health and wellness

CATEGORY DATA

Table 154 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 155 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 156 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 157 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 158 Sales of Flavoured Yoghurt by Flavour: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 159 NBO Company Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2016-2020 Table 160 LBN Brand Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2017-2020 Table 161 Distribution of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 162 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 163 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 164 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 165 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Other Dairy in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

More sophisticated coffee drinkers shun coffee whiteners and condensed milk
COVID-19 encourages increase in home baking supporting demand for cream
Manufacturers introduce smaller pack sizes to cater to the retail market

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Steady growth predicted as manufacturers look to expand reach
Foreign players expected to retain dominance
Cream offers potential thanks to home baking trend

CATEGORY DATA

Table 166 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 167 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 168 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 169 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 170 NBO Company Shares of Other Dairy: % Value 2016-2020 Table 171 LBN Brand Shares of Other Dairy: % Value 2017-2020 Table 172 Distribution of Other Dairy by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 173 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 174 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 175 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 176 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Edible Oils in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Government ensures stable supply and prices during COVID-19
Growing awareness of health benefits supports growth
Yihai Kerry targets domestic expansion

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Health set to remain a key influence
Growing demand for small packaging
Increased interest in home cooking has potential to generate sales

CATEGORY DATA

Table 177 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 178 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 179 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 180 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 181 NBO Company Shares of Edible Oils: % Value 2016-2020 Table 182 LBN Brand Shares of Edible Oils: % Value 2017-2020 Table 183 Distribution of Edible Oils by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 184 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 185 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 186 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 187 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Ready Meals in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Frozen ready meals sees demand boosted by the COVID-19 outbreak
Chilled ready meals sees sales hit by lockdown
Self-heating ready meals products gain in popularity during lockdown

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Category leader building strong platform for growth in forecast period
Chilled ready meals faces stiff competition from food delivery
Self-heating ready meals subject to safety concerns

CATEGORY DATA

Table 188 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 189 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 190 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 191 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 192 Sales of Chilled Ready Meals by Ethnicity: % Value 2015-2020 Table 193 NBO Company Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2016-2020 Table 194 LBN Brand Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2017-2020 Table 195 Distribution of Ready Meals by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 196 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 197 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 198 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 199 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sauces, Dressings and Condiments in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Shift to retail not enough to offset decline in foodservice
Soy sauces sees shift in character
Leader working to diversify its offer

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Post-lockdown conditions provide potential for products such as cooking sauces
Continued development of the health and wellness trend
New labelling regulations could influence health-orientated demand

CATEGORY DATA

Table 200 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 201 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 202 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 203 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 204 Sales of Cooking Sauces by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 205 NBO Company Shares of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments: % Value 2016-2020 Table 206 LBN Brand Shares of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments: % Value 2017-2020 Table 207 Distribution of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 208 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 209 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 210 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 211 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sweet Spreads in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Honey performs well despite supply chain disruption
Beijing Baihua Bee Product adapts quickly to pandemic conditions
Leader paying price for erosion of credibility

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Growing awareness of functional role of nutrients
Increase in home consumption boosts sales in 2020, but challenges remain
Continued growth of small packaging

CATEGORY DATA

Table 212 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 213 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 214 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 215 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 216 Sales of Jams and Preserves by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 217 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Spreads: % Value 2016-2020 Table 218 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Spreads: % Value 2017-2020 Table 219 Distribution of Sweet Spreads by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 220 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 221 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 222 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 223 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Soup in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Rise in home cooking boosts demand
Packaged soup struggles to build on tradition of soup consumption
Subo Foods strengthens leading position

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Food delivery poses a threat to category development
Main categories incompatible with health and wellness trend
Out of synch with growing demand for higher-quality ingredients and flavours

CATEGORY DATA

Table 224 Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 225 Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 226 Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 227 Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 228 Sales of Soup by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 229 NBO Company Shares of Soup: % Value 2016-2020 Table 230 LBN Brand Shares of Soup: % Value 2017-2020 Table 231 Distribution of Soup by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 232 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 233 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 234 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 235 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Baked Goods in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Baked goods experiences disruption to the supply chain
E-commerce sees significant share gain
Leaders work to ensure stable supply

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Baked goods to see growth driven by Westernisation and busy lifestyles
Continuation of trend towards short shelf lives
E-commerce set to continue to gain share

CATEGORY DATA

Table 236 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 237 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 238 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 239 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 240 Sales of Pastries by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 241 NBO Company Shares of Baked Goods: % Value 2016-2020 Table 242 LBN Brand Shares of Baked Goods: % Value 2017-2020 Table 243 Distribution of Baked Goods by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 244 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 245 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 246 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 247 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Breakfast Cereals in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Muesli and granola proves most resilient because of strong online presence
Players with strong e-commerce focus gain share in 2020
PepsiCo focused on building a health-orientated positioning

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Breakfast cereals has the capacity to benefit from key demand trends
Muesli and granola set to see fastest growth
Flakes and children’s breakfast cereals less compatible with health and wellness trend than rival categories

CATEGORY DATA

Table 248 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 249 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 250 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 251 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 252 NBO Company Shares of Breakfast Cereals: % Value 2016-2020 Table 253 LBN Brand Shares of Breakfast Cereals: % Value 2017-2020 Table 254 Distribution of Breakfast Cereals by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 255 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 256 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 257 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 258 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Processed Meat and Seafood in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Increase in home cooking boosts demand
Tofu demand shifts to retail
WH Group benefits from increased demand for shelf stable processed red meat

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Challenges ahead
Manufacturers to continue to target home cooking
Processed meat and seafood needs to address the health and wellness trend

CATEGORY DATA

Table 259 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 260 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 261 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 262 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 263 Sales of Shelf Stable Processed Red Meat by Type: % Volume Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 264 Sales of Chilled Processed Red Meat by Type: % Volume Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 265 Sales of Frozen Processed Red Meat by Type: % Volume Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 266 Sales of Frozen Processed Poultry by Type: % Value Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 267 Sales of Frozen Processed Seafood by Type: % Value Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 268 NBO Company Shares of Processed Meat and Seafood: % Value 2016-2020 Table 269 LBN Brand Shares of Processed Meat and Seafood: % Value 2017-2020 Table 270 Distribution of Processed Meat and Seafood by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 271 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 272 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 273 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 274 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Processed Fruit and Vegetables in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Processed fruit and vegetables experiences setbacks in 2020
Rise in at-home food consumption strengthens demand for shelf stable processed fruit and vegetables
Dalian Leasun Food Co Ltd benefits from commitment to e-commerce

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Growing commitment to e-commerce expected during forecast period
Shelf stable fruit offers strongest growth potential
Packaging innovation to appeal to busy younger consumers

CATEGORY DATA

Table 275 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 276 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 277 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 278 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 279 NBO Company Shares of Processed Fruit and Vegetables: % Value 2016-2020 Table 280 LBN Brand Shares of Processed Fruit and Vegetables: % Value 2017-2020 Table 281 Distribution of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 282 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 283 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 284 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 285 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Rice, Pasta and Noodles in China

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Significant beneficiary of rise in home cooking
Instant noodles performing well
Leader responds quickly to the challenges posed by COVID-19

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Constraints on growth
Popularity of home cooking and convenience set to influence demand
Targeting the health and wellness trend

CATEGORY DATA

Table 286 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 287 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 288 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 289 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 290 Sales of Instant Noodles by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 291 NBO Company Shares of Rice, Pasta and Noodles: % Value 2016-2020 Table 292 LBN Brand Shares of Rice, Pasta and Noodles: % Value 2017-2020 Table 293 NBO Company Shares of Rice: % Value 2016-2020 Table 294 LBN Brand Shares of Rice: % Value 2017-2020 Table 295 NBO Company Shares of Pasta: % Value 2016-2020 Table 296 LBN Brand Shares of Pasta: % Value 2017-2020 Table 297 NBO Company Shares of Noodles: % Value 2016-2020 Table 298 LBN Brand Shares of Noodles: % Value 2017-2020 Table 299 Distribution of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 300 Distribution of Rice by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 301 Distribution of Pasta by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 302 Distribution of Noodles by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 303 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 304 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 305 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 306 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025
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