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Convenience Foods - France - May 2009

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Table of contents

  1. Issues in the Market

      • Definition
        • Consumer research
          • Abbreviations
          • Market in Brief

            • A nation of gastronomes?
              • Quality rules
                • Innovation boosts soup sales
                  • Future
                  • Internal Market Environment

                    • Key points
                      • Eating for pleasure – and health
                        • Diet and health goes political
                          • Can't cook – but want to cook?
                            • Regional and premium key drivers – but ethnic gains ground
                              • Celebrity endorsement wins fans
                                • Equipped for convenience
                                  • Figure 1: Ownership of microwave ovens, freezers and combined fridge/freezers, by country, 2008
                                  • Figure 2: Trends in ownership of microwave ovens, freezers and combined fridge/freezers, 2004-08
                                  • Figure 3: Ownership of microwave ovens, freezers and combined fridge/freezers, by demographic sub-group, 2008
                                • Not a takeaway nation
                                  • Figure 4: Trends in frequency of eating fast foods and eating out, 2004-08
                              • Broader Market Environment

                                • Key points
                                  • Rethinking the youth strategy
                                    • Figure 5: Trends in French population, by age, 2003-13
                                  • Pressure of work lessens time for cooking
                                    • Figure 6: Trends in French employment, by gender, 2002-06
                                    • Figure 7: Comparison of working hours, 2004 and 2007
                                  • Rising demand for smaller formats
                                    • Figure 8: The changing French household structure, 2003-07
                                  • Economic climate
                                    • Figure 9: Trends in French PDI, consumer expenditure and GDP, at current prices, 2003-13
                                • Who’s Innovating?

                                  • Key points
                                    • Innovation keeps it fresh
                                      • Figure 10: Percentage of new product launches of selected convenience foods, by country, 2006-08
                                    • Own-label vs brands
                                      • Figure 11: Percentage of new product launches in convenience foods, by manufacturer, 2006-08
                                    • Convenience first – healthiness later
                                      • Figure 12: Number of new product launches in convenience foods in France, by positioning, 2006-08
                                    • New product trends
                                      • The onward march of single-serve
                                        • A lighter touch
                                          • Going for the gourmets
                                            • Flavours go global
                                              • French regional continues to play well
                                                • Healthy now the bottom line
                                                  • If you must snack, then snack well…
                                                  • Market Size, Segmentation and Forecast

                                                    • Key points
                                                      • Plats cuisinés call the shots
                                                        • Ready meals
                                                          • Figure 13: French retail value sales of ready meals, at current and constant prices, 2004-14
                                                        • Chilled puts in positive performance
                                                          • Figure 14: French retail value sales of ready meals, by type, 2006-08
                                                        • Short shelf-life
                                                          • Into the frying pan
                                                            • Pizza
                                                              • Figure 15: French retail value sales of pizza, at current and constant prices, 2004-14
                                                              • Figure 16: French retail value sales of pizza, by type, 2006-08
                                                            • Soup
                                                              • Figure 17: French retail value sales of soup, at current and constant prices, 2004-14
                                                              • Figure 18: French retail value sales of soup, by type, 2006-08
                                                            • Cooking sauces
                                                              • Figure 19: French retail value sales of cooking sauces, at current and constant prices, 2004-14
                                                              • Figure 20: French retail value sales of cooking sauces, by type, 2006-08
                                                            • Prospects
                                                              • Factors used in the forecast
                                                              • Market Share

                                                                • Key points
                                                                  • Maggi rules frozen – but own-label makes headway
                                                                    • Figure 21: Manufacturers’/brand shares in frozen ready meals, value, 2006-08
                                                                  • Fleury Michon rules chilled – but own-label looms ever larger
                                                                    • Figure 22: Manufacturers’/brand value shares in chilled single-portion ready meals, 2006-08
                                                                  • Buitoni dominates in pizza
                                                                    • Figure 23: Manufacturers’/brand value shares in frozen pizza, 2006-08
                                                                  • Other sectors
                                                                  • Companies and Products

                                                                    • Fleury Michon
                                                                      • Marie Groupe Uniq
                                                                        • Nestlé
                                                                          • Findus
                                                                            • Weight Watchers
                                                                              • Other suppliers
                                                                              • The Consumer – Pan-European Overview

                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                  • Fine eating gives way to convenience
                                                                                    • Figure 24: Use of selected foods, by country, 2008
                                                                                  • And the French eat as regularly as everyone else (almost)
                                                                                    • Figure 25: Frequency of consumption of selected convenience foods, by country, 2008
                                                                                • The Consumer – Trends in France

                                                                                  • Key points
                                                                                    • Winners and losers
                                                                                      • Figure 26: Trends in penetration and usage of selected convenience foods in France, 2004-08
                                                                                    • Loyal consumers are eating more
                                                                                    • The Consumer – Users of Convenience Foods

                                                                                      • Key points
                                                                                        • It's very much a 'man thing'
                                                                                          • Lack of interest from over 50s
                                                                                            • Detailed demographics
                                                                                              • Figure 27: Penetration of using convenience foods, by demographic sub-group, 2008
                                                                                              • Figure 28: Penetration and frequency of using ready meals, by demographic sub-group, 2008
                                                                                              • Figure 29: Penetration and frequency of using pizza, by demographic sub-group, 2008
                                                                                              • Figure 30: Penetration and frequency of using soup, by demographic sub-group, 2008
                                                                                              • Figure 31: Penetration and frequency of using cooking sauces, by demographic sub-group, 2008
                                                                                          • The Consumer – Attitudes

                                                                                            • Key points
                                                                                              • A nation of would-be cooks in a hurry?
                                                                                                • Figure 32: Attitudes towards cooking and meal occasions, by country, 2008
                                                                                              • It's quality that counts
                                                                                                • Figure 33: Attitudes towards food quality, by country, 2008

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                                                                                            Convenience Foods - France - May 2009

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