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Ready Meals Market Report 2013

  • Published: August 2013
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd
  • Bakkavör
  • Bakkavör Foods Ltd
  • Birds Eye
  • Birds Eye Ltd
  • Findus
  • MORE

This Market Report Plus examines the ready meals market in the UK, which grew by 5.7% in 2012. It divides the industry into two principle sectors: chilled and frozen ready meals. The chilled ready meals category is the largest sector in the market and is growing at a faster pace than the frozen ready meals sector. This is mainly because consumers perceive chilled variants to be of superior quality than their frozen counterparts. However, conscious efforts by manufacturers in the latter sector through innovation and marketing activity are gradually changing this bias. In addition, frozen ready meals are better value and have a longer shelf life than chilled products in the market. These factors appeal to consumers on a tight budget. As a result, there is a growing demand for frozen ready meals in the UK.

Own labels dominate the market. They account for over 90% of all ready meals. A wide variety of products are available that range from value dishes to premium lines. Major brands in the market include Findus and Birds Eye in the frozen ready meals category. Other brands include small companies that typically cater to specific niches in the market, such as the children's ready READ MORE >

Foreword

Hot Points

Executive Summary

Market Definition

REPORT COVERAGE

MARKET SECTORS

Sector Headings

MARKET TRENDS

Demand for Convenience

Consumers Save Money by Buying Ready Meals

Children's Ready Meals

Global Flavours Drive Sales Growth

Demand for Healthier Ready Meals

ECONOMIC TRENDS

MARKET POSITION

The UK

Overseas

Market Size

THE TOTAL MARKET

Brand Versus Own Label

BY MARKET SECTOR

Chilled Ready Meals

Frozen Ready Meals

Industry Background

RECENT HISTORY

NUMBER OF COMPANIES

EMPLOYMENT

REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE

DISTRIBUTION

HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?

LEGISLATION

Food Safety Act (1990)

Food Labelling Regulations (1996)

Food Standards Act (1999)

Other Food Legislation

KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

British Frozen Food Federation

Chilled Food Association

Food and Drink Federation

Food Storage and Distribution Federation

Competitor Analysis

THE MARKETPLACE

MARKET LEADERS

2 Sisters Food Group Ltd

Bakkavör Foods Ltd

Birds Eye Ltd

Findus Group Ltd

Greencore Group PLC

HJ Heinz Company Ltd

Kerry Foods Ltd

Other Companies

OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS

Distributors

Ingredients

Packaging

MARKETING ACTIVITY

Main Media Advertising Expenditure

Exhibitions

Brand Strategy

COMPANIES' BRANDS

Supermarkets

Brands

Brand Advertising

Social Media

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

OPPORTUNITIES

THREATS

Buying Behaviour

CONSUMER PENETRATION

By Type

Frozen and Chilled Ready Meals

By Frequency of Consumption

Current Issues

THE HORSEMEAT SCANDAL AND ITS EFFECTS

HEALTH ISSUES

Health Risks Linked to Diets Too High in Red Meat

Cancer Risk Higher Among People Who Eat More Processed Meat

POLITICAL ISSUES

Public Health Responsibility Deal

Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling Scheme

LEGISLATION

Regulation (EC) No/

CORPORATE ACTIVITY

2 Sisters Food Group Ltd

Bakkavör Foods Ltd

Birds Eye Ltd

Findus UK Group Ltd

Greencore Group PLC

HJ Heinz Manufacturing UK Ltd

The Global Market

GLOBAL BRANDS

Birds Eye

Findus

HJ Heinz

OTHER BRANDS

Bakkavör

Greencore

Forecasts

INTRODUCTION

General Economic Forecasts

FORECASTS TO

MARKET GROWTH

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

Labelling

UK and Irish Beef

Smaller Companies

Innovation

Consumers Continue to Eat Ready Meals

Company Profiles

INTRODUCTION

DEFINITIONS

Turnover (Sales)

Pre-Tax Profit

Profit Margin

Average Remuneration

Sales per Employee

FURTHER INFORMATION

2 SISTERS FOOD GROUP LTD

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Code

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

BAKKAVÖR FOODS LTD

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

BIRDS EYE LTD

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

FINDUS UK GROUP LTD

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Code

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

GREENCORE GROUP PLC

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

NACE Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

HJ HEINZ MANUFACTURING UK LTD

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

KERRY FOODS LTD

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Code

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

Further Sources

Associations

Publications

General Sources

Government Publications

Other Sources

Understanding Consumer Survey Data

Number, Profile, Penetration

Social Grade

Standard Region

- 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd
- Bakkavör
- Bakkavör Foods Ltd
- Birds Eye
- Birds Eye Ltd
- Findus
- Findus UK Group Ltd
- Greencore
- Greencore Group PLC
- HJ Heinz
- HJ Heinz Manufacturing UK Ltd
- The Global Market

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