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French consumers take to ready meals

In spite of its reputation for traditional home cooking, France appears to be taking to the ready meal concept, with sales of chilled processed foods on the rise. Emily Woon reports.

Russians get taste for ready meals

Russians get taste for ready meals

Ready meals are becoming increasingly popular in Russia as incomes rise, and manufacturers are looking to meet increasingly sophisticated consumer demand with higher quality products. Emily Woon of Euromonitor International reports.

UK: Parents look for convenience in toddler meals

UK: Parents look for convenience in toddler meals

According to research from organic baby food producer Hipp Organic and Bounty, the direct marketing company specialising in family products, reveals that one in three toddlers in the UK are most frequently fed ready-made toddler foods at mealtimes.

Increased sophistication within US ready meals sector

Increased sophistication within US ready meals sector

Retail value sales of ready meals in the US slid 0.9% year-on-year to US$20.4bn in 2004. The decline was brought on by waning consumer interest in low-carbohydrate diets and many manufacturers found themselves having to deal with slow sales of the low-carb meal products. However, the ready meals sector is expected to recover from this setback, as Emily Woon, packaged food analyst at Euromonitor International, reports.

Busy lifestyles drive growth in convenience foods

Busy lifestyles drive growth in convenience foods

The global convenience foods market has seen growth of nearly 9% since 2000, and it is expected to grow a further 15% by 2007. Busy lifestyles, changing consumer tastes and the expansion of the EU are all having an effect on the convenience foods market, as just-food.com’s new research report shows.