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The big stories

Processed plant-based options face backlash for being unnatural, consumers continue to hold retailers and manufacturers accountable for plastic pollution, and shelf-stable meals get a contemporary overhaul.


In the next two years

Flexitarians will drive a higher standard of ethics in premium products, meal kit manufacturers will align with smart kitchen technology, and interest in long-term cognitive health will lead to more on-pack references to the Mediterranean diet.


In five years and beyond

DNA testing leads to opportunities for personalised meal kits, concerns over planetary health will shape product innovation, and taste and textural benefits of synthetic/lab-created ingredients must be highlighted in order to gain consumer acceptance.

Global Annual Review: what’s now and what’s next for the prepared meal, pizza and soup market.

Ayisha Koyenikan, Global Food & Drink Analyst

THE BIG STORIES

  • Beware of the plant-based backlash
  • Plastic prevails as public enemy no. 1
  • Shelf-stable products get a shake-up

IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS

  • Premium products get ethical upgrade
  • Meal kits get 'smarter' in a saturated market
  • Interest in brain health boosts Mediterranean diet

IN FIVE YEARS AND BEYOND

KEY MARKET DATA

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. the big stories

    • Beware of the plant-based backlash
    • Plastic prevails as public enemy no. 1
    • [Graph] Global: penetration of compostable and biodegradeable packaging claims in food and drink launches, Jan 2017-Dec 2019
    • Shelf-stable products get a shake-up
    • [Graph] Asia Pacific: split of prepared meal launches by storage type, Jan 2015-Dec 2019
  2. in the next two years

    • Premium products get ethical upgrade
    • [Graph] Global: % of product launches containing meat or fish, premium prepared meals and pizzas vs non-premium meals and pizzas, Jan 2017-Dec 2019
    • [Graph] Global: penetration of 'ethical – animal' claims in prepared meal, pizza and wet soup innovation, by region, Jan 2015-Dec 2019
    • Meal kits get 'smarter' in a saturated market
    • [Graph] Selected countries: meal kit innovation, by country, 2017-19
    • Interest in brain health boosts Mediterranean diet
  3. in five years and beyond

    • key market data

      • [Graph] Global: ready meals and pizzas, 10 biggest markets by volume*, 2019
      • [Graph] Global: prepared soup, 10 biggest markets by volume*, 2019
      • [Graph] Global: ready meals and pizzas, 5 fastest and 5 slowest growing markets, next five years (volume CAGR)
      • [Graph] Global: prepared soup, 5 fastest and 5 slowest growing markets, next five years (volume CAGR)

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