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Interest in scratch cooking continues to pose direct competition to the market; the impending squeeze on consumer incomes is likely to spur this trend on. The market will also need to respond to the growing number of small households and ageing population in order to remain relevant against the UK’s shifting demographic backdrop.
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Products covered in this report
This Report examines the UK retail market for cooking and pasta
Cooking and pasta sauces are defined as sauces used during the
preparation of food and those used in the kitchen, rather than at
They fall into three categories:
- Cook-in sauces (including cooking pastes) are added to
ingredients at an early stage of cooking, such as chilli con
carne or Bolognese. Stir-fry sauces and stir-fry pastes are a
style of cook-in sauce primarily intended for use with a wok or
quick frying style of cooking.
- Pour-over sauces are added to the meal just before the end
of cooking, or poured over the top just before serving, such as
parsley sauce, some pasta sauces and pesto sauce.
- Oven-bake sauces are added to the other ingredients part way
through cooking, before the dish is placed in the oven.
The cooking and pasta sauces market may also be divided into
wet sauces and dry sauces:
- Wet sauces are packaged in jars, cans, pouches or cartons
and may be ambient or chilled.
- Dry sauces come in packets or cartons and require the addition
of water or other liquid to rehydrate them before use.
Excluded from this Report are:
- Table sauces such as tomato ketchup, apple sauce and
cranberry sauce (for the purpose of this Report, soy sauce is
treated as a table sauce and is excluded from the Report).
- Salad dressings such as salad cream and mayonnaise.
- Dips, including salsa dip.
- Sauce bases such as passata and concentrates such as
- Stocks and bouillons.
Sales of cooking and pasta sauces via catering or foodservice
establishments are also excluded, although references and
comparisons to these sectors may be made where relevant.