Latest Intelligence on Chilled Ready Meals in Europe

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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK ready meals: chilling out

Chilled ready meals now account for over 50% of the average Briton's spend on prepared meals according to Datamonitor. This makes the UK the only country in Europe where spending on chilled prepared meals exceeds that on frozen meals. The growing popularity shows increasing consumer awareness of the health benefits of fresher food.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

French ready meals: gourmet to go

The French are known for their gourmet cuisine, but Datamonitor's ConsumerGraphics database shows that the country's fastest growing food market is in prepared meals. France has not only caught up with the rest of Europe in terms of ready meal demand, but it is now seeing value growth in this category outstrip that of neighboring countries.

Published By Datamonitor
04 May 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Convenience foods: older consumers drive Europe's ready meal market

New research by Datamonitor has revealed that older consumers are driving the prepared meal market in Europe, consuming almost E3 million worth of ready meals, or over a quarter of the market. Furthermore, although frozen meals dominate many European ready meal markets, chilled meals are expected to grow in popularity.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Pizza: chilled freezes out frozen in France

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK single-person households: targeting the powerful solo pound

A recent report by the Institute for Public Policy Research and Unilever predicts that more than one-third of the UK's population will live alone by the year 2021. Consumer products manufacturers and retailers should not ignore this trend: by tailoring marketing strategies and new products towards single-person households, they will be able to attract the increasingly powerful 'solo pound'.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Nov 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Time-starved consumers still want to be well-fed

European consumers are taking an increasingly functional attitude to eating as a result of work, family and leisure commitments, and eating-on-the-go offers the flexibility needed for busy lifestyles. However, time-starved consumers want more than just convenience from on-the-go meals. As well as providing convenience, manufacturers must add health functionality to their products.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Nov 2005
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: manufacturers get more dairy-ing

Manufacturers appear to be experimenting with cheese to increase its appeal among modern consumers, with Productscan noting a number of new cheese based products that differ from regular varieties. These include a cottage cheese containing prebiotic fiber, a pizza with a cheese, not flour, base, and an unusual pizza flavored cheese spread. Saying yes to cheese has therefore just got easier

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2007
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

New food launches Oct-Dec 2006: extracting growth from seasonings

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2007
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: chocolate inhaler is not to be sniffed at

This month's roundup of new food launches finds an eclectic selection of products, such as an energizing sports gel, a plant-based pasta package, and a chocolate powder inhaler that is designed to suppress the appetite. These show that the differing needs of consumer groups are being well catered for.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tesco: Make a Meal With proposition brings versatility to ready meals

With its Make a Meal With range of cooked and seasoned meats, Tesco has extended the prepared meal concept beyond simply 'peeling back the film and heating' and created a proposition that obviates the need for time-consuming preparation but still provides an opportunity for consumers to display their cooking skills.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2010

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