Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Learn more
Accept & Close

Soup - Global Annual Review - 2017

Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.

What you get

What's included

Why buy from us?


Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.

Instant Access

Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.


Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.


A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.

Table of contents

  1. Overview

      • Figure 1: Prepared soup, global market performance
      • Figure 2: Prepared soup, top five markets, retail market volume (000 tonnes), 2016*
      • Figure 3: Prepared soup, per capita consumption (KG), top five countries, 2016*
      • Figure 4: Prepared soup, fastest/slowest growing markets, retail market volume, 2011-15*
      • Figure 5: Prepared soup, new product launches, top five countries, 2016
      • Figure 6: Prepared soup, new product launches, top five claims, by region, 2016
  2. The Big Stories

      • Flavourful NPD drives growth in the world’s largest soup markets
          • Figure 7: Attitudes towards soup flavors, by Millennials vs. non-Millennials, US, March 2016
          • Figure 8: Interest in emerging international cuisines, by demographics, US, November 2015
          • Figure 9: Attitudes towards eating soup, select European countries, 2016
        • Natural and organic soups provide category growth
          • Figure 10: Attitudes towards eating soup, select European countries, 2016
          • Figure 11: Prepared soup introductions, naturalness-related claims, global, 2014-16
        • Plant-powered soups cater to rise in ‘lifestyle’ diets
          • Figure 12: ‘Soup should have healthy ingredients', by generation, US, March 2016
          • Figure 13: ‘I look for soup with high nutrition ingredients (e.g. superfoods, ancient grains, servings of vegetables),’ select European countries, 2016
          • Figure 14: Attitudes towards diet, select European countries, 2016
          • Figure 15: Prepared soup introductions, vegetarian and vegan claims, global, 2014-16
          • Figure 16: ‘I pay more attention to the environmental impact of the food and drink products I buy,’ select European countries, 2015-2016
      • Notable Products

          • Sustainability claims make gains on soups
            • Soups with sustainability claims
              • Superfood soups provide high nutrition ingredients in a familiar format
                • Superfood soups gain traction globally
                  • Soup kits deliver ‘homemade’ soup and ethnic soups to time-strapped cooks
                    • Soup kits deliver ‘homemade’ and ethnic soups in a hurry
                    • Looking to the Future

                        • Affordable soups deliver health for all
                          • Figure 17: ‘Soup is a good value for the money’, by age and household income, US, March 2016
                          • Figure 18: ‘I prefer to make my own soup as it is better value’, select European countries, 2016
                          • Figure 19: ‘I would eat soup more often if it filled me up’, by age group, select European countries, 2016
                          • Figure 20: Interest in innovation in ready meals and soup, by demographics, UK, February 2016
                        • Convenient channels and new formats open opportunities for growth*
                          • Figure 21: Occasions on which soup is eaten, by age group, select European countries, 2016
                          • Figure 22: Preferred breakfast foods (Chinese breakfast soups, congees, wontons and noodles), by demographics, China, April 2016
                        • Soup: a bowlful of comfort and wellbeing*
                            • Figure 23: Prepared soup and meal kits consumption in the last 6 months, by demographics, China, January 2016
                            • Figure 24: Top textures on new prepared soups noting texture, global, 2016
                        • The Analyst’s View

                          Soup - Global Annual Review - 2017

                          US $1,995.00 (Excl.Tax)