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The European market for ready meals is worth €12.8bn and growing at a rate of 3.2%

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bite size12.8bn - Consumer expenditure on ready meals Western Europe 2009 3.2% - Growth in expenditure on ready meals Western Europe 2004 to 2009 (CAGR) Did you know? The frozen meals market is still larger than chilled in volume terms.Source : RTS Resource

Ready Meals : Western EuropeVolume consumption by category, 2009000 tonnes 2009

Frozen meals Canned & ambient meals Chilled meals Dry mealsSource : RTS Resource

841 790 559 137

Market drivers Quality Provenance Emerging cuisines (including regional ethnic) Occasions Flavour trends Regional ethnic Asian Moroccan Middle Eastern Scandinavian/Northern European

Opportunities & Threats Opportunities Convenience Health & nutrition New experiences Threats Competition Alternative meal solutions Recession

Ready Meals : Western EuropeConsumer expenditure by country, 2009m 2009

UK Germany France Spain Italy The Netherlands Rest of Western EuropeSource : RTS Resource

4,213 1,910 1,658 1,185 612 522 2,693

Key manufacturers Agis www.agis-sa.fr Bakkavor www.bakkavor.com Bighams www.bighams.co.uk Compagnie Artique www.compagnie-artique.com d'Aucy (Cecab Group) www.daucy.fr Frosta (Stockmeyer Group) www.frosta.de Gastraval www.gastraval.com Greencore www.greencore.com Gusto www.gusto-si.it Iglo www.iglo.de Kerry Foods www.kerrygroup.com Northern Foods www.northern-foods.co.uk Maheso www.maheso.com Mantua www.mantuasurgelati.com Paul and Louise (Covi) www.pauletlouise.com Viva La Mamma www.vivalamamma.com

Taken from The Orange Book - the essential food & drink databook. Sign up to our newsletter to receive a free elements version

www.rts-resource.comNotes: Rest of Western Europe = Austria, Belgium/Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden Denitions Canned and ambient meals - All shelfstable meals including products such as curries, chilli con carne, stews etc. Frozen meals - All frozen complete meals, including sh pies, cottage pies, curries and pasta dishes such as lasagne and cannelloni. Chilled meals - All chilled complete meals, including sh pies, cottage pies, curries and pasta dishes such as lasagne and cannelloni. Dry meals - Dry meals reconstituted by adding water plus dry meal kits. The European market for ready meals Update : 2010-08 RTS Resource www.rts-resource.com