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A soup is a liquid dish prepared from vegetables, fish, chicken or meat stock combined with other flavored ingredients. The origin of the word “soup” can be traced back to the Teutonic term, suppa, a Medieval thick stew poured on slices of bread or granulated crumbs called sop. Soups are traditionally divided in to the ‘clear’ or ‘thick’ types, and can be either vegetarian or not. The invention of canning in the 19th century was responsible for the initial commercializing of soup in the food market. Today, the most common types of retail soup products can be classified as follows:
  • Ready-to-serve soups, also commonly known as RTS soups, are the most preferred soups of today because of their convenience.
  • Condensed wet soups, on the other hand, need some preparation by adding an equal amount of water or some type of liquid.
  • Dry or dehydrated soups also need some preparation and contain agglomerated starches that dissolve easily in hot liquids.
  • Refrigerated soups have the shortest shelf life, and often the foundation is a mixture of stock made from mirepoix and bouquet garni.
  • Frozen soups have a conveniently longer shelf life.
  • Ramen is a simple type of noodle in bouillon or broth, usually dehydrated.

Soups are popular among consumers as filling and tasty dishes that can be both healthy and inexpensive. Consumption of low-energy dense foods such as soups can lead to long-term health and weight loss benefits.

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Soups Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Soup in Indonesia

    ... retailing channels, especially convenience stores, brand owners are enjoying growth. Euromonitor International's Soup in Indonesia report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the ... Read More

  • Soup in Estonia

    ... rates, players have not been able to generate growth. One aspect that has shaped soup is the health trend, which intensified in 2017. Soup itself is in a relatively decent position in terms of health ... Read More

  • Soup in Sweden

    ... of this already in 2013, and was well positioned as consumers lost interest in shelf stable, instant, dehydrated and frozen soups in 2015 due to a lack of innovation relative to substitute products such as ... Read More

  • Soup in the US

    ... cans. Shelf stable soup accounted for 93% of the volume of the soup category in the US. This product, particularly when produced by major brands, has failed to resonate with younger consumers with busy lifestyles. ... Read More

  • Soup in Australia

    ... 2017, following an 11% decline in 2016, largely due to the discontinuation of private label dehydrated soup products by Woolworths, Coles and Aldi Stores Supermarkets. Dehydrated soup is viewed as less convenient to prepare compared ... Read More

  • Soup in South Africa

    ... looking for convenient and healthy meal solutions. Chilled soup continued to gain traction in South Africa, as a growing number of retailers are expanding their ranges and giving the product increased shelf space. Chilled soup ... Read More

  • Soup in Bolivia

    ... to reduce the size of their meals and most of them now only eat one dish. Euromonitor International's Soup in Bolivia report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at ... Read More

  • Soup in the United Arab Emirates

    ... increasing population of Arab expatriates who are a major consumer group for soup. Euromonitor International's Soup in United Arab Emirates report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a ... Read More

  • Soup in Israel

    ... home allows consumers to better control the salt and oil content in their foods and adjust the flavour to their personal taste. Euromonitor International's Soup in Israel report offers a comprehensive guide to the size ... Read More

  • Soup in Poland

    ... 110 litres of soup is consumed per capita each year (including unpackaged and home-made) in Poland. However, saturation and a shift towards healthier, home-made, soups has limited packaged soup growth. Polish consumers still enjoy occasional ... Read More

  • Soup in Norway

    ... strong development, while other categories struggled. The comparatively low per capita consumption of soup in Norway coupled with it often being limited to being eaten as a main meal mean that there is a lot ... Read More

  • Soup in Russia

    ... general is a very traditional meal for Russians. There is a great variety of soups that Russians cook on a regular basis. Since the convenience trend weakened in recent years due to the unfavourable economic ... Read More

  • Soup in Macedonia

    ... of new launches, with its product offer remaining relatively conservative. Together with changing eating habits and the fact that busier lifestyles are leaving Macedonians with less time for preparing food at home, this lack of ... Read More

  • Soup in Malaysia

    ... at a lower price than a single unit. Euromonitor International's Soup in Malaysia report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail ... Read More

  • Soup in Saudi Arabia

    ... largely driven by dehydrated soup, which accounted for 99% of value sales in 2017. Shelf-stable soup largely remains an import category with a lack of any local players. The latter category has a very limited ... Read More

  • Soup in Serbia

    ... as of 2017 were the “classical” dehydrated soup and instant soup, with the latter being much less significant than the former. The missing categories would probably be comprised of products that have too high unit ... Read More

  • Soup in New Zealand

    ... tool. In addition, the convenience trend coupled with better informed consumers resulted in consumers looking for convenient and healthy meal options, with soup matching these trends well. Euromonitor International's Soup in New Zealand report offers ... Read More

  • Soup in South Korea

    ... consumption and the taste is better than cooking at home. Shelf stable soup was the most dynamic category in 2017 with current value growth of 26%, as new products with a good taste attracted consumers ... Read More

  • Soup in Guatemala

    ... means that it is highly appealing to a wide consumer base. To attract greater interest in soup, leading companies constantly launch new products and flavours, as witnessed with the most recent launch of Malher Caldo ... Read More

  • Soup in Romania

    ... result, growth is being fuelled by rising demand for shelf stable soups, which are perceived as being less processed and healthier than dried or instant options. Euromonitor International's Soup in Romania report offers a comprehensive ... Read More

  • Soup in Kazakhstan

    ... for cooking meals at home. Therefore, many consumers search for products that can help save time during the cooking process. In addition, the increasing variety of flavours from different cultures boosted consumer desire to try ... Read More

  • Soup in Greece

    ... for the winter months, or as a food to be consumed to aid recovery from colds and flus. Greece’s climate is not particularly conducive to the consumption of soup, given that high temperatures often push ... Read More

  • Soup in Venezuela

    ... diminished as a result of limitations on the purchase of foreign currency imposed by the government. Euromonitor International's Soup in Venezuela report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at ... Read More

  • Soup in Georgia

    ... is perceived as being less healthy than home-made varieties prepared with fresh meat and vegetables, hence most consumers prefer the latter. Retail demand for packaged soup products is further restricted by the wide availability of ... Read More

  • Soup in Uruguay

    ... the go. The launch of healthier options over the review period also contributed to the category’s solid performance. Euromonitor International's Soup in Uruguay report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the ... Read More

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