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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.

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Table of contents

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

                          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.

                          • Market

                            Mintel provides a range of market information, frequently through the category level, including market size and forecasting, complete with market drivers that illustrate the forces that shape a category or market.

                          • Consumer

                            Mintel's proprietary consumer research provides our analysts with the attitudinal and behavioral data used to provide valuable insight to topical issues.

                          • Brand/Company

                            Mintel provides overviews of the top brands and manufacturers, and uses consumer research to explore attitudes and reactions to brands, as well as insight into what will resonate with consumers.

                          • Data

                            Market reports provide appendices of data to support the research and insight produced. Our tables of data are easily manipulated and downloadable to support your research needs and covers factors from consumer attitudes to market forecasts.

                          Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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