North America Frozen Ready meals Market, By Type (Frozen Rice Mixes, Frozen Quinoa Food Mixes, Frozen Pizza, Frozen Pasta, Frozen Wraps & Rolls, Frozen Snacks, Frozen Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Frozen Cakes, Frozen Sorbet And Sherbet, Frozen Custard, Frozen Drinks, Frozen Savory Products And Frozen Soup, Frozen Dairy Products, Frozen Chicken Products, Frozen Seafood Products, And Others), Category (Organic And Conventional), Technology (Flash-Freezing/ Individual Quick Freezing (IQF), Belt Freezing, High Pressure-Assisted Freezing, And Others), End User (Food Service Sector And Households), Packaging Technique (Freezing Technique And Equipment And Freezing Ready Meals Packaging And Distribution Channel (Store-Based And Non-Store Retailers) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029.
North America Frozen Ready Meals Market Analysis and Insights.
North America frozen ready meals market is growing faster, owing to the busy lifestyles of consumers. The growing number of individuals altering their eating habits and embracing a balanced nutritional diet and active lifestyle is a major element driving the growth of the frozen-ready meals industry. People worldwide have hectic lifestyles and thus prefer ready meals to save energy and time, which benefits the market's growth. However, high prices of frozen ready meals may hamper the market's growth.
The rising consumption of frozen chicken, beef, and seafood will open new opportunities for the global market. In contrast, competition among market players may challenge the market's growth.
Various companies are making strategic decisions, such as launching innovative frozen-ready meal foods and acquiring other companies to improve their market share. As a result, the global frozen-ready meals market is growing rapidly.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the North America frozen ready meals market will grow at a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029.
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2015)
Revenue in USD Million
By Type (Frozen Rice Mixes, Frozen Quinoa Food Mixes, Frozen Pizza, Frozen Pasta, Frozen Wraps & Rolls, Frozen Snacks, Frozen Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Frozen Cakes, Frozen Sorbet And Sherbet, Frozen Custard, Frozen Drinks, Frozen Savory Products And Frozen Soup, Frozen Dairy Products, Frozen Chicken Products, Frozen Seafood Products, And Others), Category(Organic And Conventional) Technology (Flash-Freezing/ Individual Quick Freezing (IQF), Belt Freezing, High Pressure-Assisted Freezing, And Others), End User (Food Service Sector And Households), Packaging Technique (Freezing Technique And Equipment And Freezing Ready Meals Packaging And Distribution Channel (Store-Based And Non-Store Retailers)
U.S. Canada and Mexico
Market Players Covered
McCain Foods Limited, Kraft Foods, Kellogg's Company, Tyson Foods, Inc., Nomad Foods, Grupo Virto, Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Gulf West Company, Sidco Foods Trading L.L.C., Al Kabeer Group ME, JBS Foods, Mosaic Foods, AdvancePierre, Wawona, Nestlé, General Mills Inc., Conagra Brands, Inc., Amy's Kitchen, Inc., Safco International Gen. Trading Co. L.L.C., Hakan Agro DMCC, Dr. Oetker
Frozen-ready meals are usually cooked and packaged in a factory. This process includes heating the ingredients and packaging them into containers. Once the meal is prepared and placed in a freezer to cool down, they are popular among consumers because they provide a diverse menu and are convenient to prepare. Frozen meals may contain a meat entree, a vegetable, and starch-based food such as pasta and sauce. Some frozen meals are prepared specifically for vegetarians or individuals with certain dietary needs. The manufacture of such a product requires careful attention from the food processor.
North America Frozen Ready Meals Market Dynamics
- Rising preference for ready-to-eat organic foods
Ready-to-eat food has evolved as one of the most diversified sections of the global ready-meal business in recent years. A growth in convenience patterns and an increase in demand for organic meals have led to a growing need for organic frozen packaged meals. The organic frozen food and beverage sector is another stop for on-the-go consumers, offering anything from frozen sweets to appetizers and meals. Organic frozen ready meals are popular among consumers due to their lack of microbiological and fungal contamination. Also, the nutritional and health benefits offered by organic frozen ready meals have led to the growth in market demand. So to appeal to a larger consumer seeking health and flavor, frozen packaged food makers are also integrating nutritious benefits with taste leading to the growth of the global frozen ready meals market. Changing consumer preferences for plant-based, vegan products are paving the way for organic, convenient food products, resulting in increased demand for frozen ready meals in the global market.
- In December 2021, Organic Prairie's new organic ground beef comes pre-seasoned with all-organic seasonings, reducing prep time for some of America's favorite home-cooked dishes. Home cooks now have an option of high-quality protein that is quick and easy to prepare, thanks to the introduction of new organic, seasoned ground beef. Customers can 'grab and go,' and the meat is thoroughly cooked in about 8 minutes
- Change in lifestyle and eating patterns of consumers
In the fast-paced on-the-go world, half of the population prefers convenience food which aids the consumers in saving time and effort in meal preparation. Owing to fast and busy life, the consumption pattern of consumers shifts from raw food to convenience foods. Also, the rapid urbanization and the changing lifestyle of the people are increasing the demand for frozen ready meals. Due to the constant evolution in the consumption pattern of consumers, convenient food has grown substantially globally because of the expanding consumer health consciousness and increasing urban lifestyles. Along with that, consumers are moving towards a fast-moving corporate setup that diversifies their eating patterns due to less time availability and more workload. Frozen-ready meals are easy to cook, readily available, affordable, and accessible, making them a smart solution to cater to the daily nutritional need of the consumers. Growing consumer health and wellness awareness is hastening the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, increasing acceptance of positive lifestyles, and consuming healthy frozen food, which has preserved nutrients, is moving the frozen ready meals market forward.
An increasing number of initiatives taken by frozen ready meals manufacturers
An increase in the number of initiatives taken by the manufacturers for frozen ready meals, such as product launches, expansion, raised funding, and others, will create a great opportunity for the growth of the global frozen ready meals market. The demand for frozen ready meals is increasing among consumers owing to the hectic schedule, increasing disposable income, and growing demand for ready-to-eat food products to save time for cooking. Consumers' increasing demand for frozen ready meals enables manufacturers to launch new products in the market, expand their manufacturing facility and raise investments to manufacture different frozen ready meals products for varied end-users.
- In November 2021, Mosaic Foods raised USD 6 Million in funding in a seed round led by Gather Ventures. They planned to expand their direct-to-consumer business, develop new products, and expand into offline channels with the help of funding
- Limited self-life of frozen food
Food processing and freezing techniques limit the self of frozen food products. Freezing foods avoids deterioration and maintains flavor. However, it also gives a limited shelf life to certain frozen food products. Foods that have outlived their freezer shelf life are normally not safe, as when defrosted, they lack flavor, nutrients, or both or have an odd texture. That is why, Packaged frozen items, such as meat, vegetables, or completely cooked entrees, typically have an expiration date. Because the items have beyond their sell-by date, they can no longer be lawfully offered for sale.
The restricted shelf-life of a frozen food product is determined by the quality of the raw ingredients, the pace of freezing, the storage temperature and regular maintenance, and the retailer and consumer's treatment of the product. Microbiological testing has limited applicability. However, chemical tests can provide a direct measure of limited shelf-life.
Post-COVID-19 Impact on North America Frozen Ready Meals Market
The COVID-19 epidemic has had a significant impact on consumer behavior. Consumers are hoarding shelf-stable foods, such as frozen ready meals. Stockpiling has caused a dramatic increase in the market value of the frozen snacks and meals market worldwide in 2020, which will normalize with an outbreak-free condition because of the longer shelf life and easy storage of frozen meals.
- In November 2020, Gerber Products Co., a Nestle SA subsidiary, launched Freshful Start bowls and nibbles in the frozen category. The USDA-certified organic, clean label items, made with whole grains and veggies, are ideal for toddlers 12 months and up and are ready to reheat and serve in minutes
North America Frozen Ready Meals Market Scope
North America frozen ready meals market is segmented into six notable segments based on type, category, technology, end user, Packaging technique, and distribution channel. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze major growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to make strategic decisions to identify core market applications.
- Frozen Snacks
- Frozen Pizza
- Frozen Ice Cream
- Frozen Seafood Products
- Frozen Chicken Products
- Frozen Yoghurt
- Frozen Dairy Products
- Frozen Pasta
- Frozen Drinks
- Frozen Vegetarian Meals
- Frozen Sorbet and Sherbet
- Frozen Cakes
- Frozen Wraps & Rolls
- Frozen Custard
- Frozen Soup
- Frozen Quinoa Food Mixes
- Frozen Rice Mixes
On the basis of type, the North America frozen ready meals market is segmented into frozen rice mixes, frozen quinoa food mixes, frozen pizza, frozen pasta, frozen wraps & rolls, frozen snacks, frozen ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cakes, frozen sorbet and sherbet, frozen custard, frozen drinks, frozen savory products and frozen soup, frozen dairy products, frozen chicken products, frozen seafood products, and others.
On the basis of category, the North America frozen ready meals market is segmented into organic and conventional
- Flash-Freezing/ Individual Quick Freezing (IQF)
- Belt Freezing
- High Pressure-Assisted Freezing
On the basis of technology, the North America frozen ready meals market is segmented into flash-freezing/ individual quick freezing (IQF), belt freezing, high pressure-assisted freezing, and others.
- Food Service Sector
- Household/Retail Sector
Based on end user, the North America frozen ready meals market is segmented into food service and household/retail sectors.
- freezing technique and equipment
- freezing ready meals packaging
On the basis of packaging technique, the North America frozen ready meals market is segmented into freezing technique and equipment and freezing ready meals packaging
- Store Based Retailers
- Non-Store Based Retailers
Based on the distribution channel, the North America frozen ready meals market is segmented into the store- and non-store-based retailers.
North America Frozen Ready Meals Market Regional Analysis/Insights
North America frozen ready meals market is analyzed, and market size insights and trends are provided based on as referenced above.
The countries covered in the North America frozen ready meals market report are U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
U.S. is expected to dominate the North America frozen ready meals market in terms of market share and market revenue. It is estimated to maintain its dominance during the forecast period due to the increasing demand from food service and hospitality industries within North America.
The region section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulations in the market that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points, such as new and replacement sales, country demographics, disease epidemiology, and import-export tariffs, are some of the major pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. In addition, the presence and availability of North America brands, their challenges faced due to high competition from local and domestic brands, and the impact of sales channels are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and North America Frozen Ready Meals Market Share Analysis
The competitive North America frozen ready meals market provides details about the competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, North America presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width, and breadth, and application dominance. The above data points are only related to the companies' focus on the North America frozen ready meals market.
Some of the major players operating in the North America frozen ready meals market are McCain Foods Limited, Kraft Foods, Kellogg's Company, Tyson Foods, Inc., Nomad Foods, Grupo Virto, Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Gulf West Company, Sidco Foods Trading L.L.C., Al Kabeer Group ME, JBS Foods, Mosaic Foods, AdvancePierre, Wawona, Nestlé, General Mills Inc., Conagra Brands, Inc., Amy's Kitchen, Inc., Safco International Gen. Trading Co. L.L.C., Hakan Agro DMCC, Dr. Oetker among others.
Data collection and base year analysis are done using data collection modules with large sample sizes. The market data is analyzed and estimated using market statistical and coherent models. In addition, market share analysis and key trend analysis are the major success factors in the market report. The key research methodology used by the DBMR research team is data triangulation which involves data mining, analysis of the impact of data variables on the market, and primary (industry expert) validation. Apart from this, data models include Vendor Positioning Grid, Market Time Line Analysis, Market Overview and Guide, Company Positioning Grid, Company Market Share Analysis, Standards of Measurement, North America Vs Regional, and Vendor Share Analysis. Please request an analyst call in case of further inquiry.