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Meat-free and RTE Market in the UK 2015-2019

Meat-free and RTE Market in the UK 2015-2019

About Meat-Free and Ready to Eat Meals

The vegetarian food market in the UK has reached maturity. For over a decade now, the percentage of the vegetarians in the country has been almost constant compared to its total population. The vegetarian food market in the UK can be classified into the following based on the type of food consumed by them:

  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarians - consumers who consume both dairy products and eggs. This segment forms the largest segment of vegetarians in the UK
  • Lacto-vegetarians - consumers who eat dairy products, but not eggs
  • Vegan - vegetarians who neither consume eggs nor dairy products
Technavio's analysts forecast the meat-free and RTE market in the UK to grow at a CAGR of 5.13% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this Report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the meat-free and RTE market for the period 2015-2019. The report further provides data based on the following:
  • Types (frozen & chilled)
  • Distribution (supermarkets and hypermarkets, specialist retailers, co-ops and convenience stores, and others)
Technavio’s report, Meat-free and RTE market in the UK 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from various industry experts. The report includes a comprehensive discussion on the market, an extensive coverage on various types and distribution channels of meat-free and RTE products in the UK. The report provides comments on both the existing market landscape and the growth prospects in the coming years. The report further includes a discussion on the key vendors operating in this market and uses Porter's generic strategies to explain the competitive nature of various vendors in the market.

Key Vendors
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Hain Celestial
  • Kellogg’s
  • Kraft Foods Group
  • Pinnacle Foods
  • Premier Foods
  • WhiteWave
Other Prominent Vendors
  • Amy’s Kitchen
  • Beyond Meat
  • Blue Chip Group
  • CapVest
  • Cauldron Foods
  • Cranks
Market Drivers
  • Adoption of Healthier Lifestyle
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market Challenges
  • Scepticism Associated with Meat Substitutes
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market Trends
  • Flexitarianism
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key Questions Answered in this Report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the various end-uses and potential applications for the product?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space and what is the nature of competition between them?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Meat-free and RTE Market in the UK 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Meat-free and RTE Market in the UK: ConAgra Foods, Hain Celestial, Kellogg's, Kraft Foods Group, Pinnacle Foods, Premier Foods and WhiteWave
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Amy's Kitchen, Beyond Meat, Blue Chip Group, CapVest, Cauldron Foods, Cranks, Field Roast Grain Meat Co., Fry Group Foods, Gardenburger, Goodlife Foods, Granovita, Lightlife Foods Inc., MorningStar Farms, Nate's, Secret Sausages, Tivall, Turtle Island Foods Inc., Upton's Naturals, VBites Foods Limited and Wicken Fen Wholesome Foods
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Flexitarianism as a trend has been one of the most rapidly developing practices in the UK. Flexitarianism, being that segment of the populace that consciously attempts to reduce its consumption of meat and meat products, looks forward to the adoption of a healthier lifestyle. This segment of the population can be divided into further categories: meat reducers and meat avoiders. Meat reducers are that portion of the population that attempts reducing its meat consumption as a partial practice, rather than the full-time adoption of vegetarian products. Whereas, meat avoiders are that portion of the population that somehow makes sure that it does consume a certain amount of vegetarian products to compensate for the non-vegetarian intake. This segment of the flexitarian population forms a huge consumer base for vegetarian food vendors, which, if properly targeted, could provide an increased market for vegetarian food.”
According to the report, the general rise in the awareness among the people of the UK of the positive effects of adopting vegetarianism has led to a solid population bank approving of a vegetarian diet. Despite being a meat-loving country traditionally, the UK has seen a balanced growth in its vegetarian population. This unwavering loyalty of the vegetarian segment of the UK population is hugely attributed to the various health benefits accrued by a vegetarian diet, which have been proven time and again. Many studies have indicated that vegetarians suffer from fewer diseases than non-vegetarians. The potent absence of red meat from the diet of vegetarians is one of the most crucial factors enabling them to live healthier lives, free from the dangers of obesity, diabetes, and even cancer to a certain extent. Also, the growth in the number of the Asians in the UK has influenced lifestyle choices among the natives to a great extent.
Further, the report states that growing skepticism among the populace regarding the consumption of meat substitutes is hindering the growth of the market.

Companies Mentioned

ConAgra Foods, Hain Celestial, Kellogg's, Kraft Foods Group, Pinnacle Foods, Premier Foods, WhiteWave, Amy's Kitchen, Beyond Meat, Blue Chip Group, CapVest, Cauldron Foods, Cranks, Field Roast Grain Meat Co., Fry Group Foods, Gardenburger, Goodlife Foods, Granovita, Lightlife Foods Inc., MorningStar Farms, Nate's, Secret Sausages, Tivall, Turtle Island Foods Inc., Upton's Naturals, VBites Foods Limited, Wicken Fen Wholesome Foods

  • Executive Summary
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Scope of the Report
    • Market Overview
    • Product Offerings
  • Market Research Methodology
    • Market Research Process
    • Research Methodology
      • Table Market Research Methodology
  • Introduction
  • Market Landscape
    • Market Overview
      • Table Meat-free and RTE Market Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast
      • Table Meat-free and RTE Market in UK ($ millions)
    • Five Forces Analysis
  • Market Segmentation by Product
    • Global Meat-free and RTE Market by Product Segmentation
      • Table Meat-free and RTE Market by Product
      • Market Size and Forecast for Meat-Free and RTE Frozen Foods Segment in UK
        • Table Meat-free and RTE Frozen Foods Market in UK ($ millions)
      • Market Size and Forecast for Meat-free and RTE Chilled Foods Segment in UK
        • Table Meat-free and RTE Chilled Foods Market in UK ($ millions)
  • Market Segmentation by Distribution Channel
    • Meat-free and RTE Market in UK Segmentation by Distribution
      • Table Meat-free and RTE Market in UK Segmentation by Distribution
      • Table Meat-free and RTE Market in UK Segmentation by Distribution 2014
  • Vegetarian Population in UK
    • Table Vegetarian Population in UK 2014
    • Table Vegetarian Population in UK 2019
  • Buying Criteria
  • Market Growth Drivers
    • Table Growth Drivers of Meat-free and RTE Market in UK
  • Drivers and their Impact
  • Market Challenges
    • Table Challenges Faced by Meat-free and RTE Market in UK
  • Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  • Market Trends
    • Table Trends of Meat-free and RTE Market in UK
  • Trends and their Impact
  • Vendor Landscape
    • Competitive Scenario
    • Leading Vendors 2014
      • Table Leading Vendors in Meat-free and RTE Market in UK 2014
    • Other Prominent Vendors
  • Key Vendor Analysis
    • ConAgra Foods
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation
        • Table ConAgra Foods: Business Segmentation
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue
        • Table ConAgra Foods: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 ($ million)
      • Key Information
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Hain Celestial
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Product Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Hain Celestial: Product Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Product Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Hain Celestial: Product Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Hain Celestial: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Kellogg's
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Kellogg's: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Kellogg's: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ million)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Kellogg's: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Kraft Foods Group
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Product Segmentation
        • Table Kraft Foods Group: Product Segmentation 2013
      • Product Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Kraft Foods Group: Product Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Kraft Foods Group: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Pinnacle Foods
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Pinnacle Foods: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Pinnacle Foods: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ million)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Pinnacle Foods: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Premier Foods
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2015
        • Table Premier Foods: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2015
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2015
        • Table Premier Foods: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2015
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • WhiteWave
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Product Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table WhiteWave: Product Segmentation by 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table WhiteWave: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table WhiteWave: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billion)
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
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