Global Ready Meals Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ready Meals in US$ Million and Thousand Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for this market. The report profiles 212 companies including many key and niche players such as Advanced Fresh Concepts Corp., Birds Eye Foods, Campbell Soup Company, Chef Solutions, Inc., ConAgra Foods, Inc., Distribuidora E Importadora Alsea SA DE CV, Fresh Express, General Mills, Inc., Grupo Herdez S.A.B. de CV, Grupo La Moderna, S.A.B. De C.V, H.J. Heinz Company, Hormel Foods Corporation, Kerry Group Plc, Kraft Foods, Inc., Nestle USA, Inc., Raynal et Roquelaure, Reser's Fine Foods, Inc., Sigma Alimentos, S.A. de C.V, Smithfield Foods, Inc., The Findus Group, Findus UK Ltd., The Schwan Food Company, Tipiak SA, Tyson Foods, Inc., Unilever Foodsolutions, Unilever PLC, Weight Watchers International, Inc., and William Saurin SA. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

READY MEALS MCP-6325

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Chilled Ready Meals I-3

Frozen Ready Meals I-3

Other Ready Meals I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. GLOBAL OUTLOOK II-1

Current Scenario and Outlook II-1

Europe Leads Global Ready Meals Market II-1

Key Market Drivers II-1

Myriad Factors Affecting Demand for Convenient Foods II-2

'Convenience', 'Healthy' and 'Organic' Lead Ready Meals Claims II-2

Novel Approaches Galore in Ready Meal Offerings II-3

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-4

Ready Meals - An Overview II-4

Types of Ready Meals II-4

Chilled Ready Meals II-4

Frozen Ready Meals II-4

Other Ready Meals II-4

3. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS II-5

Goya Foods Introduces New Dishes in Its Ready Meals Line II-5

Worldwide Food Services Designs New MREs II-5

Palmer & Harvey Launches Chilled & Fresh Food Range II-5

FRoSTA Introduces Saithe Filet with Dijon Mustard II-5

Sainsbury's Expands Range of Indian Ready Meals II-5

General Mills Rolls Out Wanchai Ferry™ Frozen Entrées II-6

Veetee to Launch Range of Frozen Meals II-6

Fresh & Easy Launches Six "Family Meals" II-6

New Covet Garden Launches Chilled Vegetarian Meal Range II-7

Premier Foods to Re-introduce Quorn II-7

Birds Eye Wall's to Introduce Big Eat II-7

Really Welsh and Cadog Introduces Really Welsh Ready-Meal II-7

Birds Eye Introduces Eat Positive II-8

Ginsters Introduces Ready-Meal Range II-8

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-9

Pinnacle Foods Group Acquires Birds Eye Foods® II-9

Monterey to Shut Down Oregon Plant II-9

DineWise Acquires Home Bistro Foods II-9

Sainsbury's Creates Zones of Ready Meals II-10

Northern Foods to Shut Down Hull Ready Meals Plant II-10

Foodvest to Become Findus Group II-10

Bakkavor to Shut Down Park Sites II-10

Agros Nova to Enter in Frozen Food Products II-10

Nestle Deutschland Divests Stake in Geti Wilba to Hannover Finanz II-11

Orkla to Divest Elbro and Kotlin Business Units II-11

NutriSystem Acquires Nu-Kitchen II-11

RF Brookes and Bakkavor Bag M&S Ready Meals Contract II-11

Heinz to Establish New Ready Meals Production Facility II-12

Ginsters to Revamp Product Line II-12

Orval Kent Food Acquires Fresh Creative Foods II-12

Greencore Group Acquires Home Made Brand Foods II-12

Pacific Community Ventures Acquires Freshology II-13

Bakkavor Buys Shares in Gastro Primo II-13

Marfrig Acquires CDB Meats II-13

Pierre Schmidt Acquires Stoeffler II-13

Unilever Forays into Chilled Ready-Meal Market II-13

Hormel to Establish Production Facility II-14

Northern Foods to Acquire Soup Manufacturing Unit from Baxters II-14

Northern Foods Acquires Ethnic Cuisine II-14

Food Bank for New York City Takes Over FoodChange II-14

5. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-15

Advanced Fresh Concepts Corp. (US) II-15

Birds Eye Foods® II-15

Campbell Soup Company (US) II-15

Chef Solutions, Inc. (US) II-16

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (US) II-16

Dístribuidora E Importadora Alsea SA DE CV (Mexico) II-17

Fresh Express (UK) II-17

General Mills, Inc. (US) II-17

Grupo Herdez S.A.B. de CV (Mexico) II-17

Grupo La Moderna, S.A.B. De C.V (Mexico) II-18

H.J. Heinz Company (US) II-18

Hormel Foods Corporation (US) II-19

Kerry Group Plc II-20

Kraft Foods, Inc. (US) II-20

Nestlé USA, Inc. (US) II-20

Raynal et Roquelaure (France) II-21

Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. (US) II-21

Sigma Alimentos, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) II-21

Smithfield Foods, Inc. (US) II-21

The Findus Group (Europe) II-22

Findus UK Ltd. (UK) II-22

The Schwan Food Company (US) II-23

Tipiak SA (France) II-23

Tyson Foods, Inc. (US) II-23

Unilever Foodsolutions (Netherlands) II-24

Unilever PLC (UK) II-24

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (UK) II-24

William Saurin SA (France) II-25

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-26

Value by Region II-26

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ready Meals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 2: World Historic Analysis for Ready Meals by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 3: World 13-year Perspective for Ready Meals by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World

Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-28

Volume by Region II-29

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ready Meals by Geographic Region - Japan, Europe, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

'000 Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 5: World Historic Analysis for Ready Meals by

Geographic Region - Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 Tons for

Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 6: World 13-year Perspective for Ready Meals by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2009

& 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

III. MARKET

1. UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Growth in Ready Meals Market Decelerates III-1

Retail Stores Gain Edge Over Restaurants for Ready Meal

Purchases III-1

Recession Drives Retailers' Share Further Up III-1

Nestle Sustains Leadership in Frozen Dinners Even As Sales

Plummet III-1

Table 7: Leading Players in the US Frozen Dinner Market

(2008 & 2009): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Nestle, ConAgra, HJ Heinz and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Media Spending on Frozen Dinners Shrinks III-2

Table 8: Media Spending on Frozen Dinners in the US by

Company (2006 & 2007): Value Breakdown for Nestle, Kraft

Foods, Unilever, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, and Others

(In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 9: Leading Players in the US Frozen Dinners Market

(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for

Nestle, ConAgra, Heinz and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-3

Select Players in the Region III-3

Product Launches III-8

Strategic Corporate Developments III-10

B.Market Analytics III-12

Table 10: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 11: US Historic Analysis for Ready Meals Market

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

2. CANADA III-13

A.Market Analysis III-13

Lower Market Penetration Bodes Continued Growth III-13

Ready to Eat Foods Market Surging Ahead III-13

Nestle Dominates Canadian Ready Meals Market III-13

Grocery Stores Take The Lead III-13

Table 12: Canadian Ready Meals Market by Distribution

Channel (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Grocery Stores, Warehouse Clubs, Mass Merchandisers and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Foodservice Outlets Eating into Retailer's Share III-14

B.Market Analytics III-15

Table 13: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 14: Canadian Historic Analysis for Ready Meals Market

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

3. JAPAN III-16

A.Market Analysis III-16

Ready Meals Market Inching in Japan III-16

B.Market Analytics III-16

Market by Value III-16

Table 15: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 16: Japanese Historic Analysis for Ready Meals Market

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Market by Volume III-18

Table 17: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000

Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 18: Japanese Historic Analysis For Ready Meals Market

Analyzed With Annual Sales In '000 Tons For Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

4. EUROPE III-19

A.Market Analysis III-19

Europe - The Leader in Global Ready Meals Market III-19

Germany Leads in Value Consumption III-19

Frozen Ready Meals Dominate Ready Meals Market III-19

Denmark Leads in Per Capita Consumption of Ready Meals in

Europe III-20

Table 19: Per Capita Consumption of Ready Meals in Select

European Countries (2009) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-20

'Convenience' Giving Way to 'Healthy Food' III-21

Chilled Foods Market Continues to Prosper III-21

Traditional Flavors Reign Supreme III-21

Private Label Brands Gain Prominence Amid Global Recession III-22

Ready Meals for Children - A Growing Market III-22

Select Regional Player III-22

B.Market Analytics III-23

Value Analytics By Region III-23

Table 20: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ready Meals by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK

and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 21: European Historic Analysis for Ready Meals by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK and Rest of Europe

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 22: European 13-year Perspective for Ready Meals by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

France, Germany, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Years

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Value Analytics by Product Segment III-26

Table 23: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ready Meals by Product Segment - Chilled Ready Meals,

Frozen Ready Meals and Others Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 24: European Historic Analysis for Ready Meals by

Product Segment - Chilled Ready Meals, Frozen Ready Meals

and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 25: European 13-year Perspective for Ready Meals by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Chilled Ready Meals, Frozen Ready Meals and Others Markets

for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-27

Volume Analytics by Region III-28

Table 26: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ready Meals by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK

and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in '000 Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 27: European Historic Analysis for Ready Meals by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK and Rest of Europe

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000

Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 28: European 13-year Perspective for Ready Meals by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales

for France, Germany, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for

Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-29

Volume Analytics by Product Segment III-30

Table 29: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ready Meals by Product Segment-Chilled Ready Meals,

Frozen Ready Meals and Others Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 30: European Historic Analysis for Ready Meals by

Product Segment - Chilled Ready Meals, Frozen Ready Meals

and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in '000 Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 31: European 13-year Perspective for Ready Meals by

Product Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Chilled Ready Meals, Frozen Ready Meals and Others Markets

for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-31

4a. FRANCE III-32

A.Market Analysis III-32

Current and Future Analysis III-32

Select Players in the Region III-32

Strategic Corporate Development III-33

B.Market Analytics III-33

Market by Value III-33

Table 32: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 33: French Historic Analysis for Ready Meals Market

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Market by Volume III-35

Table 34: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 35: French Historic Analysis for Ready Meals Market

Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 Tons for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4b. GERMANY III-36

A.Market Analysis III-36

Germany- The European Leader in Ready Meals Market III-36

Demand for Convenience Food on Rise III-36

Ready Meals Tops German Frozen Food Market III-36

Private Labels Dominate German Frozen Ready Meals Market III-36

Table 36: German Frozen Ready Meals Market By Meal Type

(2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Poultry/Meat, Pasta, Fish, Vegetable and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Product Launch III-37

Strategic Corporate Developments III-37

B.Market Analytics III-38

Market by Value III-38

Table 37: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 38: German Historic Analysis for Ready Meals Market

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Market by Volume III-39

Table 39: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 40: German Historic Analysis for Ready Meals Market

Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 Tons for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4c. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-40

A.Market Analysis III-40

UK Ready Meals Market - Going Strong III-40

Chilled Meals Continue to Lead; Frozen Meals Gather Momentum III-40

Frozen Ready Meals Market Picking Up III-40

UK Chilled Prepared Meals III-40

Recession and Excess Capacity Mars Chilled Ready Meals Industry III-41

Increase in Canned Food Product Demand III-41

Horde of Factors Rendering Tough Times to Ready Meals Market III-41

Healthy Food Concept Aiding Continuity in Demand III-42

Demographic Factors Driving Ready Meals Market in UK III-42

Overcapacity Spurs Industry Consolidation III-42

Thai Food Emerges Favorite Among Ethnic Ready Meal Options III-42

Competitive Scenario III-43

Table 41: Leading Ready Meal Brands in the UK (2008):

Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Birds Eye,

WeightWatchers, Young's, Mr. Brain's, Findus, Private Label

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 42: Leading Chilled Ready Meals Retailers in UK

(2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Select Players in the Region III-43

Product Launches III-44

Strategic Corporate Developments III-46

B.Market Analytics III-48

Market by Value III-48

Table 43: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 44: UK Historic Analysis for Ready Meals Market

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Market by Volume III-49

Table 45: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 46: UK Historic Analysis for Ready Meals Market

Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 Tons for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4d. REST OF EUROPE III-50

A.Market Analysis III-50

Current and Future Analysis III-50

Select Markets III-50

Spanish Ready Meals Market on the Ascent III-50

Austrian Ready Meals Market Surges III-50

Table 47: Austrian Ready Meals Market by Type (2006 -

2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Frozen,

Chilled, Canned and Dried Ready Meals (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Irish Ready Meals Market - An Overview III-51

Select Player in the Region III-52

Product Launch III-52

Strategic Corporate Developments III-52

B.Market Analytics III-54

Market by Value III-54

Table 48: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 49: Rest of Europe Historic Analysis for Ready Meals

Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years

2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Market by Volume III-55

Table 50: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales

in '000 Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 51: Rest of Europe Historic Analysis for Ready Meals

Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 Tons for Years

2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-56

A.Market Analysis III-56

Ready Meals Market in Asia-Pacific to Accelerate III-56

Cold Storage Infrastructure in Asia - Yet to Take Off III-56

Focus on Select Markets in the Region III-57

China III-57

Economic Boom Fuelling Growth in Chinese Ready Meals Market III-57

Ready Meals - A Jaded Segment in Frozen Foods III-57

Chinese Cold Chain Infrastructure Continues to Lurch III-58

India III-58

Indian Ready Meals Market - An Overview III-58

Hong Kong III-58

An Overview of Consumer Preferences in Hong Kong III-58

Product Launch III-59

Strategic Corporate Development III-59

B.Market Analytics III-60

Table 52: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 53: Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Ready Meals

Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years

2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

6. REST OF WORLD III-61

A.Market Analysis III-61

Current and Future Analysis III-61

Mexican Ready Meals Market - An Overview III-61

Mexico- The Largest Private Label Market in Latin America III-61

Select Players in the Region III-62

B.Market Analytics III-64

Table 54: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Ready Meals Market Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 55: Rest of World Historic Analysis for Ready Meals

Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years

2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 212 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 225)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 32

Canada 6

Japan 1

Europe 154

France 13

Germany 17

The United Kingdom 28

Italy 6

Spain 30

Rest of Europe 60

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 23

Middle East 3

Latin America 6

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