Convenience Foods

Convenience Foods

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    Frozen breakfast foods are convenient and easy, making them a solid weekday breakfast option. Proven versatility is needed to power growth at breakfast and beyond. Kelsey Olsen, Food & Drink Analyst ..."
    Plant-based claims are rising in Asia and North America, while innovation in frozen formats is surging as consumers seek out convenient long-life options. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."

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    Store bought pizza’s tie to convenience remains foundational, but as the convenience foods space grows more competitive, the category’s value equation must evolve. Kelsey Olsen, Food & Drink Analyst ..."
    As strained budgets continue to drive consumer behaviour, brands can prove value by helping keep energy costs low and hungry stomachs fuller for longer. Ayisha Koyenikan, Associate Director – Mintel Food & Drink ..."
    Vegan and plant-based claims are rising among launches in Europe, as frozen formats surge in Asia and more meat and poultry flavours arrive in North America. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."
    “Convenience is a category-defining benefit for prepared meals, but the biggest opportunities for growth may come for products that slow things down, just a little bit. Alternative prep methods that bypass the microwave, new cuisines to explore and ideas for customizing and mixing and matching meals and sides have the..."

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    “Brands must address soup’s paradox, renowned for healing, but not health, to prepare a new generation of soup fans for increased occasions. Affordability and convenience have sustained pandemic growth, but longstanding retention requires exciting flavor innovation and reframed health positioning that allows soup to stand as a functional, nutrient dense..."
    “Sandwiches and burgers have long provided versatile options on menus, offering customization and elevated ingredients to keep consumers engaged. Operators must hone in on the attributes these mainstay menu items offer, especially those surrounding quality, freshness, affordability, and convenience. Further engaging with consumers through loyalty rewards and promotional activity will..."
    Meat flavours are seeing a resurgence in both traditional and plant-based pizza launches. Also, innovation is pivoting around authenticity and convenience cues. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."
    “Sales of frozen breakfast foods actually outpaced the considerable rates of inflation over the past year and continue to improve upon the sizable increases seen in the pandemic-fueled increase of 2020. However, maintaining that momentum will require the category to look beyond its convenient reputation and focus on improving perceptions..."

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    “Retail pizza’s well-established reputation as convenient and cost-effective provides a solid base, but the category’s most leverageable asset may be its versatility. There’s room to enhance retail pizza’s image both as an indulgent treat and as a healthy meal option. Innovation in both these directions will help the category attract..."
    Plant-based launches continue to proliferate, as manufacturers innovate to improve the sustainable, and also processed, image of meals and meal kits. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."
    Whilst seemingly at odds, desires to save money in an inflationary climate will be balanced with a pent-up need for pleasure and escapism in the next few years. Ayisha Koyenikan, Associate Director – Mintel Food & Drink ..."
    “Convenience is a defining benefit of the prepared meals category, but in an increasingly competitive marketplace, convenience alone isn’t enough to drive sustained growth. Prepared meals makers must work to meet ever-rising consumer expectations for product quality, health, and taste.” – John Owen, Associate Director – Food and Retail This report covers..."
    “When the pandemic started, prepared meals sold in the frozen and refrigerated sections of grocery stores took on heighted importance. Frozen meals in particular met a specific need as they last longer and can be stocked up on. As Canada moves beyond the pandemic, the environment that bolstered the sales..."
    Prepared meals are targeting foodservice-deprived consumers by expanding flavour repertoires and innovating around convenience and sustainability credentials. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."