The Future of Meals, Pizza and Soup 2022
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Whilst seemingly at odds, desires to save money in an inflationary climate will be balanced with a pent-up need for pleasure and escapism in the next few years. Ayisha…

The Future of Meals, Pizza and Soup 2022

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Discover the latest global trends and innovations across The Future of Ready Meals, Pizza and Soup Market 2022. Our forward-looking report identifies evolving areas, consumer attitudes, and important advances expected across the ready meals market over the next five years and beyond.




Current Landscape of Ready Meals, Pizza and Soup Market

The ready meals market is responding to consumer desires for better-for-you formulations, but an area that is under increased scrutiny is the level of processing that products undergo. Emerging food classification systems are pushing for processing information to be declared alongside nutritional information.


Ready Meal Trends in the Next Two Years

Inflationary pressures will replace COVID-19 as the key driver of consumer behaviour. The price of meat will make plant-based solutions made with real plant ingredients more attractive. The future of pizza and ready meals will be influenced by consumers’ desire to seek out more fun and pleasurable food experiences.

  • 43% of Italian consumers feel more confident using meal kits than cooking from scratch.
  • 38% of French consumers are motivated by low prices when choosing ready meals.


Ready Meal Trends in Five Years and Beyond

The future of pizza, soup and ready meals depends on their ability to have greater transparency around ethical and environmental commitments. The ready meals market will use technology to extend its presence and add value to the preparation and consumption time of their products.


Expert Analysis from a Specialist in the Field

This report, written by Ayisha Koyenika, a leading analyst in the Food and Drink sector, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight the future of ready meals pizza and soup, and add expert context to the numbers.

Whilst seemingly at odds, desires to save money in an inflationary climate will be balanced with a pent-up need for pleasure and escapism in the next few years.”

Ayisha Koyenikan - Research AnalystAyisha Koyenikan
Associate Director – Mintel Food & Drink

Table of Contents

  1. where we are now

    • Graph 1: penetration of plus and minus claims in soup, prepared meal, meal kit and pizza innovations, 2017-22
  2. in the next two years

    • Inflationary pressures will drive consumer behaviour
    • Graph 2: most likely behaviours for consumers trying to save money on food and drink, 2021*
    • Value favours whole plants over meat and meat alts
    • Graph 3: % consumers who agree plant-based food/drink (eg veggie burgers, soymilk) should cost less than animal-based products (eg meat, dairy), 2022
    • Graph 4: consumer perceptions of selected attributes in meat substitute innovation, 2020-2021 vs 2021-2022
    • The value of pleasure will be heightened in meal occasions
  3. in five years and beyond

    • Graph 5: penetration of low/no/reduced sodium claims in prepared meals, pizza and soup innovation, 2017-22
    • Graph 6: “I look for low salt content when shopping for food”, 2019, 2021 and 2022

About the report

This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.

The consumer

What They Want. Why They Want It.

The Competitors

Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

The Market

Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

The Innovations

New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

The Opportunities

Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

The Trends

What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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