About This Report

This databook provides key data and information on the ready meals industry in Ireland. This market research report is a comprehensive resource for industry, category and sector level data including value, volume, distribution share and industry player & brand share. This market research report also provides expenditure and consumption data for the passed and future periods .

What's In This Report

*Contains information on four segments : frozen ready meals, canned ready meals, chilled ready meals and dried ready meals

*Market,category and sector level information on value, volume, and expenditure & consumption, with historic (2003-2008) and projection (2009-2013) data

*Category level industry player and brand share as well as distribution channel market shares for 2007 and 2008

*Review of the top two industry players within the ready meals industry, including industry player overview, key facts and business description

Key Market Facts

The industry for ready meals in Ireland increased at a growth rate of 2.8% between 2003 and 2008.

The chilled ready meals category led the ready meals industry in Ireland, accounting for a share of 39%.

Leading players in Irish ready meals industry include IAWS Group plc, H.J. Heinz Firms and Premier Foods plc.

Why Should You Buy This Report?

*Indentify new business opportunities by understanding the quantitative trends within the ready meals industry in Ireland

*Imagine innovative strategies by identifying key industry segments and sectors

*Identify major competitors within the industry to plan lucrative Merger and Acquisition, partnerships and agreements

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Summary 2
Market overview : ready meals 2
Summary category level: canned ready meals 3
Summary category level: chilled ready meals 4
Summary category level: dried ready meals 5
Summary category level: frozen ready meals 6
Part I Summary 7
What's included this report? 7
How to use this report 7
Market definition 8
Part III Industry Overview 22
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2003-08 22
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2008-13 23
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2003-08 25
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2008-13 26
Market Analysis (Volume), 2003-08 28
Market Analysis (Volume), 2008-13 29
Market share analysis 31
Distribution Chanel analysis 35
Expenditure and consumption per person 37
Part IV Leading Firms Profiles 41
H.J. Heinz Firms 41
Premier Foods plc 43
Part V Category Analysis: Canned ready meals 45
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2003-08 45
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2008-13 46
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2003-08 48
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2008-13 49
Market Analysis (Volume), 2003-08 51
Market Analysis (Volume), 2008-13 52
Market share analysis 54
Distribution Chanel analysis 57
Expenditure and consumption per person 59
Part VI Category Analysis: Chilled ready meals 63
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2003-08 63
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2008-13 64
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2003-08 66
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2008-13 67
Market Analysis (Volume), 2003-08 69
Market Analysis (Volume), 2008-13 70
Market share analysis 72
Distribution Chanel analysis 75
Expenditure and consumption per person 77
Part VII Category Analysis: Dried ready meals 81
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2003-08 81
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2008-13 82
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2003-08 83
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2008-13 83
Market Analysis (Volume), 2003-08 84
Market Analysis (Volume), 2008-13 85
Market share analysis 86
Distribution Chanel analysis 89
Expenditure and consumption per person 91
Part VIII Category Analysis: Frozen ready meals 94
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2003-08 94
Market analysis (Value) (EUR ), 2008-13 95
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2003-08 97
Market analysis (Value) (USD ), 2008-13 98
Market Analysis (Volume), 2003-08 100
Market Analysis (Volume), 2008-13 101
Market share analysis 103
Distribution Chanel analysis 106
Expenditure and consumption per person 108
Part IX Country Comparison 114
Value 114
Volume 118
Market share 122
Part X PESTLE analysis 123
Summary 123
Political analysis 124
Economic analysis 127
Social analysis 130
Technology analysis 134
Legal analysis 138
Environmental analysis 141
Part XI New Product Development 144
Product launches over time 144
Recent product launches 146
Part XII Macroeconomic Profile 147
Macroeconomic indicators 147
Part XIII Research Methodology 152
Methodology overview 152
Secondary research 153
Market modeling 154
Creating an initial data model 154
Revising the initial data model 154
Creating a final estimate 155
Creating demographic value splits 155
Primary research 155
Data finalization 156
Ongoing research 156
Part XIV APPENDIX 157
Future readings 157
How to contact experts in your market 157
Disclaimer 157


Index of Figures
Chart 1: Ready meals, Ireland, value (€m), 2003-13 24
Chart 2: Ready meals, Ireland, market segment growth comparison, by value, 2003-13 27
Chart 3: Ready meals, Ireland, volume (kg, million), 2003-13 30
Chart 4: Ready meals, Ireland, market segment growth comparison, by volume, 2003-13 30
Chart 5: Ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 33
Chart 6: Ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 36
Chart 7: Canned ready meals, Ireland, value (€m), 2003-13 47
Chart 8: Canned ready meals, Ireland, market segment growth comparison, by value, 2003-13 50
Chart 9: Canned ready meals, Ireland, volume (kg, million), 2003-13 53
Chart 10: Canned ready meals, Ireland, market segment growth comparison, by volume, 2003-13 53
Chart 11: Canned ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 55
Chart 12: Canned ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 58
Chart 13: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, value (€m), 2003-13 65
Chart 14: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, market segment growth comparison, by value, 2003-13 68
Chart 15: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, volume (kg, million), 2003-13 71
Chart 16: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, market segment growth comparison, by volume, 2003-13 71
Chart 17: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 73
Chart 18: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 76
Chart 19: Dried ready meals, Ireland, value (€m), 2003-13 82
Chart 20: Dried ready meals, Ireland, volume (kg, million), 2003-13 85
Chart 21: Dried ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 87
Chart 22: Dried ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 90
Chart 23: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, value (€m), 2003-13 96
Chart 24: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, market segment growth comparison, by value, 2003-13 99
Chart 25: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, volume (kg, million), 2003-13 102
Chart 26: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, market segment growth comparison, by volume, 2003-13 102
Chart 27: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 104
Chart 28: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 107
Chart 29: Global ready meals industry split (value terms, 2008), top five countries 115
Chart 30: Global ready meals market sales, 2003-08, top five countries 117
Chart 31: Global ready meals industry split (volume terms, 2008), top five countries 119
Chart 32: Global ready meals industry volume, 2003-08, top five countries 121
Chart 33: Annual data review process 153


Index of Tables
Data table 1: Ready meals category definitions 9
Data table 2: Ready meals sales channels 10
Data table 3: Ready meals, Ireland, value by segment (€m), 2003-08 22
Data table 4: Ready meals, Ireland, value projection by category (€m), 2008-13 23
Data table 5: Ready meals, Ireland, value by segment ($m), 2003-08 25
Data table 6: Ready meals, Ireland, value projection by category ($m), 2008-13 26
Data table 7: Ready meals, Ireland, volume by market segment (kg, million), 2003-08 28
Data table 8: Ready meals, Ireland, volume projection by category (kg, million), 2008-13 29
Data table 9: Ready meals, Ireland, brand sales by value (%), 2007-08 31
Data table 10: Ready meals, Ireland, value by brand (€m), 2007-08 32
Data table 11: Ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 34
Data table 12: Ready meals, Ireland, value by industry player (€m), 2007-08 34
Data table 13: Ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 35
Data table 14: Ready meals, Ireland, value by sales channel (€m), 2007-08 35
Data table 15: Ready meals, Ireland, spending per person (€), 2003-08 37
Data table 16: Ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person (€), 2008-13 38
Data table 17: Ready meals, Ireland, spending per person ($), 2003-08 38
Data table 18: Ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person ($), 2008-13 39
Data table 19: Ready meals, Ireland, consumption per person (kg), 2003-08 39
Data table 20: Ready meals, Ireland, future consumption per person (kg), 2008-13 40
Data table 21: H.J. Heinz Firms key facts 41
Data table 22: Premier Foods plc key facts 43
Data table 23: Canned ready meals, Ireland, value by sector (€m), 2003-08 45
Data table 24: Canned ready meals, Ireland, value projection by sector (€m), 2008-13 46
Data table 25: Canned ready meals, Ireland, value by sector ($m), 2003-08 48
Data table 26: Canned ready meals, Ireland, value projection by sector ($m), 2008-13 49
Data table 27: Canned ready meals, Ireland, volume by sector (kg, million), 2003-08 51
Data table 28: Canned ready meals, Ireland, volume projection by sector (kg, million), 2008-13 52
Data table 29: Canned ready meals, Ireland, brand sales by value (%), 2007-08 54
Data table 30: Canned ready meals, Ireland, value by brand (€m), 2007-08 54
Data table 31: Canned ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 56
Data table 32: Canned ready meals, Ireland, value by industry player (€m), 2007-08 56
Data table 33: Canned ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 57
Data table 34: Canned ready meals, Ireland, value by sales channel (€m), 2007-08 57
Data table 35: Canned ready meals, Ireland, spending per person (€), 2003-08 59
Data table 36: Canned ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person (€), 2008-13 60
Data table 37: Canned ready meals, Ireland, spending per person ($), 2003-08 60
Data table 38: Canned ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person ($), 2008-13 61
Data table 39: Canned ready meals, Ireland, consumption per person (kg), 2003-08 61
Data table 40: Canned ready meals, Ireland, future consumption per person (kg), 2008-13 62
Data table 41: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, value by sector (€m), 2003-08 63
Data table 42: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, value projection by sector (€m), 2008-13 64
Data table 43: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, value by sector ($m), 2003-08 66
Data table 44: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, value projection by sector ($m), 2008-13 67
Data table 45: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, volume by sector (kg, million), 2003-08 69
Data table 46: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, volume projection by sector (kg, million), 2008-13 70
Data table 47: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, brand sales by value (%), 2007-08 72
Data table 48: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, value by brand (€m), 2007-08 72
Data table 49: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 74
Data table 50: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, value by industry player (€m), 2007-08 74
Data table 51: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 75
Data table 52: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, value by sales channel (€m), 2007-08 75
Data table 53: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, spending per person (€), 2003-08 77
Data table 54: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person (€), 2008-13 78
Data table 55: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, spending per person ($), 2003-08 78
Data table 56: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person ($), 2008-13 79
Data table 57: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, consumption per person (kg), 2003-08 79
Data table 58: Chilled ready meals, Ireland, future consumption per person (kg), 2008-13 80
Data table 59: Dried ready meals, Ireland, value (€m), 2003-08 81
Data table 60: Dried ready meals, Ireland, value projection (€m), 2008-13 82
Data table 61: Dried ready meals, Ireland, value ($m), 2003-08 83
Data table 62: Dried ready meals, Ireland, value projection ($m), 2008-13 83
Data table 63: Dried ready meals, Ireland, volume (kg, million), 2003-08 84
Data table 64: Dried ready meals, Ireland, volume projection (kg, million), 2008-13 85
Data table 65: Dried ready meals, Ireland, brand sales by value (%), 2007-08 86
Data table 66: Dried ready meals, Ireland, value by brand (€m), 2007-08 86
Data table 67: Dried ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 88
Data table 68: Dried ready meals, Ireland, value by industry player (€m), 2007-08 88
Data table 69: Dried ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 89
Data table 70: Dried ready meals, Ireland, value by sales channel (€m), 2007-08 89
Data table 71: Dried ready meals, Ireland, spending per person (€), 2003-08 91
Data table 72: Dried ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person (€), 2008-13 91
Data table 73: Dried ready meals, Ireland, spending per person ($), 2003-08 92
Data table 74: Dried ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person ($), 2008-13 92
Data table 75: Dried ready meals, Ireland, consumption per person (kg), 2003-08 93
Data table 76: Dried ready meals, Ireland, future consumption per person (kg), 2008-13 93
Data table 77: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, value by sector (€m), 2003-08 94
Data table 78: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, value projection by sector (€m), 2008-13 95
Data table 79: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, value by sector ($m), 2003-08 97
Data table 80: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, value projection by sector ($m), 2008-13 98
Data table 81: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, volume by sector (kg, million), 2003-08 100
Data table 82: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, volume projection by sector (kg, million), 2008-13 101
Data table 83: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, brand sales by value (%), 2007-08 103
Data table 84: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, value by brand (€m), 2007-08 103
Data table 85: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, market share by value (%), 2007-08 105
Data table 86: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, value by industry player (€m), 2007-08 105
Data table 87: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, sales channels by value (%), 2007-08 106
Data table 88: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, value by sales channel (€m), 2007-08 106
Data table 89: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, spending per person (€), 2003-08 108
Data table 90: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person (€), 2008-13 109
Data table 91: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, spending per person ($), 2003-08 110
Data table 92: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, future spending per person ($), 2008-13 111
Data table 93: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, consumption per person (kg), 2003-08 112
Data table 94: Frozen ready meals, Ireland, future consumption per person (kg), 2008-13 113
Data table 95: Global ready meals market sales, 2008 114
Data table 96: Global ready meals industry split (value terms ($m), 2008), top five countries 117
Data table 97: Global ready meals industry volume, 2008 118
Data table 98: Global ready meals industry split (volume terms, 2008), top five countries 121
Data table 99: Leading players, top five countries 122
Data table 100: Analysis of Ireland’s political landscape 124
Data table 101: Analysis of the Irish economy 127
Data table 102: Analysis of Ireland’s social system 130
Data table 103: Analysis of Ireland’s technology landscape 134
Data table 104: Analysis of Ireland’s legal landscape 138
Data table 105: Analysis of Ireland’s environmental landscape 141
Data table 106: Ireland ready meals new product launches reports, by industry player (top five firms ), 2008 144
Data table 107: Ireland ready meals new product launches SKUs, by industry player (top five firms ), 2008 144
Data table 108: Ireland ready meals new product launches (reports), by flavor and fragrances (top 10 flavors), 2008 145
Data table 109: Ireland ready meals new product launches (reports), by ingredients (top 10 ingredients), 2008 145
Data table 110: Ireland ready meals new product launches (reports), by package tags or claims (top 10 claims), 2008 146
Data table 111: Ireland ready meals new product launches (recent five launches), 2008 146
Data table 112: Ireland population, by age group, 2003-08 (millions) 147
Data table 113: Ireland population projection, by age group, 2008-13 (millions) 148
Data table 114: Ireland population, by gender, 2003-08 (millions) 148
Data table 115: Ireland population projection, by gender, 2008-13 (millions) 149
Data table 116: Ireland nominal Gross Domestic Product, 2003-08 (€bn, nominal prices) 149
Data table 117: Ireland nominal Gross Domestic Product projection, 2008-13 (€bn, nominal prices) 149
Data table 118: Ireland real Gross Domestic Product, 2003-08 (€bn, 2000 prices) 150
Data table 119: Ireland real Gross Domestic Product projection, 2008-13 (€bn, 2000 prices) 150
Data table 120: Ireland real Gross Domestic Product, 2003-08 ($bn, 2000 prices) 150
Data table 121: Ireland real Gross Domestic Product projection, 2008-13 ($bn, 2000 prices) 151
Data table 122: Ireland consumer price index, 2003-08 (2000=100) 151
Data table 123: Ireland consumer price index, 2008-13 (2000=100) 151

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