UK Fridges and Freezers market report
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For the purposes of this report, Mintel has used the following definitions:
This report profiles the market for fridges and freezers in the UK. It includes beer chillers and chilled cabinets for wine targeted at domestic use. Coverage includes:
- Single-door refrigerators – larder-style (including large American style). Also standard, ie with icebox. Includes beer coolers and wine fridges.
- Freezers – upright or chest, either frost-free or non-frost-free.
- Fridge-freezers – frost-free and non-frost-free models (including large American style appliances, incorporating features such as ice and water dispensers) both freestanding and those designed to fit under existing units in a built-in kitchen.
- We use the term ‘American style’ to describe a large refrigerator with side-by-side door openings.
Fridges and freezers purchased for commercial use. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland. Value figures throughout this report are at retail selling prices unless otherwise stated. Market sizes at 2015 prices are calculated using Mintel’s Household Goods deflator.
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Written by Jane Westgarth, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Innovation has touched almost every aspect of design in the market for refrigeration, inspiring consumers to trade up for better style, functionality and different formats. Today fridges and freezers come in a range of colours, have a variety of storage solutions, are more energy-efficient, keep food fresher for longer and can even be a status symbol – something to impress visitors. And now the market is poised for a revolution in connectivity as smart fridges are becoming available at prices people can afford. We will see fridges that prompt households when food needs to be used up, suggest recipes for a range of meals and occasions and generate shopping lists.
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