It includes detailed data on industry size and sector ation, textual analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, and profiles of the leading firms . This incisive report provides expert analysis on a global, regional and country basis.


Scope of the Report

* Contains an executive summary and data on value, volume and sector ation

* Provides textual analysis of the market 's prospects, competitive landscape and profiles of the leading firms

* Incorporates in-depth five forces competitive environment analysis and scorecards

* Covers the Global, European and Asia-Pacific industry s as well as individual chapters on 5 major industry s (France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US).

* Includes a five-year projection of the market


Highlights

The global ready meals industry grew by 4% in 2009 to reach a value of USD 66,074.9 million.

In 2014, the global ready meals industry is projection to have a value of USD 79,541.6 million, a rise of 20.4% since 2009.

The global ready meals industry grew by 3% in 2009 to reach a volume of 11,471.3 million kilograms.

In 2014, the global ready meals industry is projection to have a volume of 13,254.2 million kilograms, a rise of 15.5% since 2009.

Frozen ready meals is the largest sector of the global ready meals industry , accounting for 61.6% of the industry 's total value.

Europe accounts for 39% of the global ready meals industry value.

Nestle S.A. is the leading player in the global ready meals industry , generating a 6.5% share of the industry 's value.

The global ready meals industry has the presence of leading players like Nestle, ConAgra Foods, and H.J. Heinz.

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Market Definition

The ready meals industry consists of the retail sale of chilled, dried, canned and frozen ready meals. The industry is valued according to retail selling price (RSP) and includes any applicable taxes. Any currency conversions used in the compilation of this report have been calculated using 2009 annual average exchange rates.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2
Introduction 16
What is this report about? 16
Who is the target reader? 16
Market Definition 16
GLOBAL READY MEALS 17
MARKET OVERVIEW 17
MARKET VALUE 18
MARKET VOLUME 19
MARKET SEGMENTATION I 20
MARKET SEGMENTATION II 21
MARKET SHARE 22
FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 23
MARKET DISTRIBUTION 29
MARKET FORECASTS 30
READY MEALS IN ASIAPACIFIC 32
MARKET OVERVIEW 32
MARKET VALUE 33
MARKET VOLUME 34
MARKET SEGMENTATION I 35
MARKET SEGMENTATION II 36
MARKET SHARE 37
FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 38
MARKET DISTRIBUTION 44
MARKET FORECASTS 45
READY MEALS IN Euros OPE 47
MARKET OVERVIEW 47
MARKET VALUE 48
MARKET VOLUME 49
MARKET SEGMENTATION I 50
MARKET SEGMENTATION II 51
MARKET SHARE 52
FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 53
MARKET DISTRIBUTION 59
MARKET FORECASTS 60
READY MEALS IN FRANCE 62
MARKET OVERVIEW 62
MARKET VALUE 63
MARKET VOLUME 64
MARKET SEGMENTATION I 65
MARKET SEGMENTATION II 66
MARKET SHARE 67
FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 68
MARKET DISTRIBUTION 74
MARKET FORECASTS 75
MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 77
READY MEALS IN GERMANY 79
MARKET OVERVIEW 79
MARKET VALUE 80
MARKET VOLUME 81
MARKET SEGMENTATION I 82
MARKET SEGMENTATION II 83
MARKET SHARE 84
FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 85
MARKET DISTRIBUTION 91
MARKET FORECASTS 92
MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 94
READY MEALS IN JAPAN 96
MARKET OVERVIEW 96
MARKET VALUE 97
MARKET VOLUME 98
MARKET SEGMENTATION I 99
MARKET SEGMENTATION II 100
MARKET SHARE 101
FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 102
MARKET DISTRIBUTION 108
MARKET FORECASTS 109
MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 111
READY MEALS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 113
MARKET OVERVIEW 113
MARKET VALUE 114
MARKET VOLUME 115
MARKET SEGMENTATION I 116
MARKET SEGMENTATION II 117
MARKET SHARE 118
FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 119
MARKET DISTRIBUTION 125
MARKET FORECASTS 126
MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 129
READY MEALS IN THE UNITED STATES 131
MARKET OVERVIEW 131
MARKET VALUE 132
MARKET VOLUME 133
MARKET SEGMENTATION I 134
MARKET SEGMENTATION II 135
MARKET SHARE 136
FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 137
MARKET DISTRIBUTION 143
MARKET FORECASTS 144
MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 147
COMPANY PROFILES 149
Nestle S.A. 149
ConAgra Foods, Inc. 156
H.J. Heinz Firms 162
APPENDIX 167
Data Research Methodology 167
About Datamonitor 168
Disclaimer 168

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Global ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 18
Table 2: Global ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 19
Table 3: Global ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 20
Table 4: Global ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 21
Table 5: Global ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 22
Table 6: Global ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 29
Table 7: Global ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 30
Table 8: Global ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 31
Table 9: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 33
Table 10: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 34
Table 11: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 35
Table 12: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 36
Table 13: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 37
Table 14: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 44
Table 15: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 45
Table 16: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 46
Table 17: Europe ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 48
Table 18: Europe ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 49
Table 19: Europe ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 50
Table 20: Europe ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 51
Table 21: Europe ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 52
Table 22: Europe ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 59
Table 23: Europe ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 60
Table 24: Europe ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 61
Table 25: France ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 63
Table 26: France ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 64
Table 27: France ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 65
Table 28: France ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 66
Table 29: France ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 67
Table 30: France ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 74
Table 31: France ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 75
Table 32: France ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 76
Table 33: France size of population (million), 2005-09 77
Table 34: France gdp (constant 2000 prices, USD billion), 2005-09 77
Table 35: France gdp (current prices, USD billion), 2005-09 77
Table 36: France inflation, 2005-09 78
Table 37: France consumer price index (absolute), 2005-09 78
Table 38: France exchange rate, 2005-09 78
Table 39: Germany ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 80
Table 40: Germany ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 81
Table 41: Germany ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 82
Table 42: Germany ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 83
Table 43: Germany ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 84
Table 44: Germany ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 91
Table 45: Germany ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 92
Table 46: Germany ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 93
Table 47: Germany size of population (million), 2005-09 94
Table 48: Germany gdp (constant 2000 prices, USD billion), 2005-09 94
Table 49: Germany gdp (current prices, USD billion), 2005-09 94
Table 50: Germany inflation, 2005-09 95
Table 51: Germany consumer price index (absolute), 2005-09 95
Table 52: Germany exchange rate, 2005-09 95
Table 53: Japan ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 97
Table 54: Japan ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 98
Table 55: Japan ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 99
Table 56: Japan ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 100
Table 57: Japan ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 101
Table 58: Japan ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 108
Table 59: Japan ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 109
Table 60: Japan ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 110
Table 61: Japan size of population (million), 2005-09 111
Table 62: Japan gdp (constant 2000 prices, USD billion), 2005-09 111
Table 63: Japan gdp (current prices, USD billion), 2005-09 111
Table 64: Japan inflation, 2005-09 112
Table 65: Japan consumer price index (absolute), 2005-09 112
Table 66: Japan exchange rate, 2005-09 112
Table 67: United Kingdom ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 114
Table 68: United Kingdom ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 115
Table 69: United Kingdom ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 116
Table 70: United Kingdom ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 117
Table 71: United Kingdom ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 118
Table 72: United Kingdom ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 125
Table 73: United Kingdom ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 126
Table 74: United Kingdom ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 128
Table 75: United Kingdom size of population (million), 2005-09 129
Table 76: United Kingdom gdp (constant 2000 prices, USD billion), 2005-09 129
Table 77: United Kingdom gdp (current prices, USD billion), 2005-09 129
Table 78: United Kingdom inflation, 2005-09 130
Table 79: United Kingdom consumer price index (absolute), 2005-09 130
Table 80: United Kingdom exchange rate, 2005-09 130
Table 81: United States ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 132
Table 82: United States ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 133
Table 83: United States ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 134
Table 84: United States ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 135
Table 85: United States ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 136
Table 86: United States ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 143
Table 87: United States ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 144
Table 88: United States ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 146
Table 89: United States size of population (million), 2005-09 147
Table 90: United States gdp (constant 2000 prices, USD billion), 2005-09 147
Table 91: United States gdp (current prices, USD billion), 2005-09 147
Table 92: United States inflation, 2005-09 148
Table 93: United States consumer price index (absolute), 2005-09 148
Table 94: United States exchange rate, 2005-09 148
Table 95: Nestle S.A.: key facts 149
Table 96: Nestle S.A.: key financials ($) 153
Table 97: Nestle S.A.: key financials (CHF) 153
Table 98: Nestle S.A.: key financial ratios 154
Table 99: ConAgra Foods, Inc.: key facts 156
Table 100: ConAgra Foods, Inc.: key financials ($) 159
Table 101: ConAgra Foods, Inc.: key financial ratios 160
Table 102: H.J. Heinz Firms : key facts 162
Table 103: H.J. Heinz Firms : key financials ($) 164
Table 104: H.J. Heinz Firms : key financial ratios 164


LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Global ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 18
Figure 2: Global ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 19
Figure 3: Global ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 20
Figure 4: Global ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 21
Figure 5: Global ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 22
Figure 6: Forces driving competition in the global ready meals industry , 2009 23
Figure 7: Drivers of buyer power in the global ready meals industry , 2009 24
Figure 8: Drivers of supplier power in the global ready meals industry , 2009 25
Figure 9: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the global ready meals industry , 2009 26
Figure 10: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the global ready meals industry , 2009 27
Figure 11: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the global ready meals industry , 2009 28
Figure 12: Global ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 29
Figure 13: Global ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 30
Figure 14: Global ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 31
Figure 15: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 33
Figure 16: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 34
Figure 17: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 35
Figure 18: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 36
Figure 19: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 37
Figure 20: Forces driving competition in the ready meals industry in Asia-Pacific, 2009 38
Figure 21: Drivers of buyer power in the ready meals industry in Asia-Pacific, 2009 39
Figure 22: Drivers of supplier power in the ready meals industry in Asia-Pacific, 2009 40
Figure 23: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the ready meals industry in Asia-Pacific, 2009 41
Figure 24: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the ready meals industry in Asia-Pacific, 2009 42
Figure 25: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the ready meals industry in Asia-Pacific, 2009 43
Figure 26: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 44
Figure 27: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 45
Figure 28: Asia-Pacific ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 46
Figure 29: Europe ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 48
Figure 30: Europe ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 49
Figure 31: Europe ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 50
Figure 32: Europe ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 51
Figure 33: Europe ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 52
Figure 34: Forces driving competition in the ready meals industry in Europe, 2009 53
Figure 35: Drivers of buyer power in the ready meals industry in Europe, 2009 54
Figure 36: Drivers of supplier power in the ready meals industry in Europe, 2009 55
Figure 37: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the ready meals industry in Europe, 2009 56
Figure 38: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the ready meals industry in Europe, 2009 57
Figure 39: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the ready meals industry in Europe, 2009 58
Figure 40: Europe ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 59
Figure 41: Europe ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 60
Figure 42: Europe ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 61
Figure 43: France ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 63
Figure 44: France ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 64
Figure 45: France ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 65
Figure 46: France ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 66
Figure 47: France ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 67
Figure 48: Forces driving competition in the ready meals industry in France, 2009 68
Figure 49: Drivers of buyer power in the ready meals industry in France, 2009 69
Figure 50: Drivers of supplier power in the ready meals industry in France, 2009 70
Figure 51: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the ready meals industry in France, 2009 71
Figure 52: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the ready meals industry in France, 2009 72
Figure 53: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the ready meals industry in France, 2009 73
Figure 54: France ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 74
Figure 55: France ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 75
Figure 56: France ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 76
Figure 57: Germany ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 80
Figure 58: Germany ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 81
Figure 59: Germany ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 82
Figure 60: Germany ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 83
Figure 61: Germany ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 84
Figure 62: Forces driving competition in the ready meals industry in Germany, 2009 85
Figure 63: Drivers of buyer power in the ready meals industry in Germany, 2009 86
Figure 64: Drivers of supplier power in the ready meals industry in Germany, 2009 87
Figure 65: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the ready meals industry in Germany, 2009 88
Figure 66: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the ready meals industry in Germany, 2009 89
Figure 67: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the ready meals industry in Germany, 2009 90
Figure 68: Germany ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 91
Figure 69: Germany ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 92
Figure 70: Germany ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 93
Figure 71: Japan ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 97
Figure 72: Japan ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 98
Figure 73: Japan ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 99
Figure 74: Japan ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 100
Figure 75: Japan ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 101
Figure 76: Forces driving competition in the ready meals industry in Japan, 2009 102
Figure 77: Drivers of buyer power in the ready meals industry in Japan, 2009 103
Figure 78: Drivers of supplier power in the ready meals industry in Japan, 2009 104
Figure 79: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the ready meals industry in Japan, 2009 105
Figure 80: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the ready meals industry in Japan, 2009 106
Figure 81: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the ready meals industry in Japan, 2009 107
Figure 82: Japan ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 108
Figure 83: Japan ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 109
Figure 84: Japan ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 110
Figure 85: United Kingdom ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 114
Figure 86: United Kingdom ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 115
Figure 87: United Kingdom ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 116
Figure 88: United Kingdom ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 117
Figure 89: United Kingdom ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 118
Figure 90: Forces driving competition in the ready meals industry in the United Kingdom, 2009 119
Figure 91: Drivers of buyer power in the ready meals industry in the United Kingdom, 2009 120
Figure 92: Drivers of supplier power in the ready meals industry in the United Kingdom, 2009 121
Figure 93: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the ready meals industry in the United Kingdom, 2009 122
Figure 94: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the ready meals industry in the United Kingdom, 2009 123
Figure 95: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the ready meals industry in the United Kingdom, 2009 124
Figure 96: United Kingdom ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 125
Figure 97: United Kingdom ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 127
Figure 98: United Kingdom ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 128
Figure 99: United States ready meals industry value: USD million, 2005-09(e) 132
Figure 100: United States ready meals industry volume: million kilograms, 2005-09(e) 133
Figure 101: United States ready meals industry sector ation I:% share, by value, 2009(e) 134
Figure 102: United States ready meals industry sector ation II: % share, by value, 2009(e) 135
Figure 103: United States ready meals industry share: % share, by value, 2009(e) 136
Figure 104: Forces driving competition in the ready meals industry in the United States, 2009 137
Figure 105: Drivers of buyer power in the ready meals industry in the United States, 2009 138
Figure 106: Drivers of supplier power in the ready meals industry in the United States, 2009 139
Figure 107: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the ready meals industry in the United States, 2009 140
Figure 108: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the ready meals industry in the United States, 2009 141
Figure 109: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the ready meals industry in the United States, 2009 142
Figure 110: United States ready meals industry distribution: % share, by value, 2009(e) 143
Figure 111: United States ready meals industry value projection : USD million, 2009-14 145
Figure 112: United States ready meals industry volume projection : million kilograms, 2009-14 146
Figure 113: Nestle S.A.: revenues and profitability 154
Figure 114: Nestle S.A.: assets and liabilities 155
Figure 115: ConAgra Foods, Inc.: revenues and profitability 160
Figure 116: ConAgra Foods, Inc.: assets and liabilities 161
Figure 117: H.J. Heinz Firms : revenues and profitability 165
Figure 118: H.J. Heinz Firms : assets and liabilities 166


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