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Europe Soup Market: Type (Dehydrated, Frozen Soup, Instant, Chilled Soup, Canned Soup, UHT Soup); Flavors (Vegetable, Peas, Corn, Spinach, Chicken with Rice); By Distribution Channel (Retailers, Direct Selling, Online) - Forecast 2019 - 2024

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Europe Soup Market: Type (Dehydrated, Frozen Soup, Instant, Chilled Soup, Canned Soup, UHT Soup); Flavors (Vegetable, Peas, Corn, Spinach, Chicken with Rice); By Distribution Channel (Retailers, Direct Selling, Online) - Forecast 2019 - 2024
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European Soup Market Overview

Soup is a liquid food, which is served warm or hot and is prepared using ingredients such as meat and vegetables with stock, juice, water, or another liquid. It is also defined as a liquid food made by boiling or simmering meat, fish, or vegetables with various added ingredients. Traditionally, soups are classified into two groups such as clear soups and thick soups. A significant variety of canned and dried soups are available for sale today in the market varying in taste, flavor, essence, ingredients, health benefits, and others.

Soup is considered as a healthy way to start a meal as it is high in vegetables, filling, and low in energy density. The development of nutritious complementary soups are driving the growth of the soup market across the European region.

European Soup Market Outlook

The market of soup across the European region is studied through the major segments such as by type, by distribution, and by country. The growing trend of people living alone, less time available to cook, and a busy lifestyle have determined the changes in food preparation and in the consumption patterns of people to a large extent. This in turn favors the need of ready-to-cook food, such as soups.

The European Soup market was valued at $5,244.91m for the year 2015 and is forecast to reach $6,824.75m by 2022, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.0%.European Soup Market Growth Drivers

The growth in busy lifestyle of people has paved the way to an increase in lightweight and ready-to-eat food items, such as soups. Growing sophistication of the markets with regards to the demand of value-added products, such as functional soups with health-promoted characteristics in addition to natural, safe, nutritious, and home-made appearance has boosted the European Soup market. The growing trend of lightweight bio-degradable pouch packaging for soup is also aiding the market growth. The U.K.-based company, Aegg, which is into packaging has developed a new range of fresh soup and pasta sauce pots, which features a built-in pouring spout and a tear back lid.The rise in oorganic soups have started to gain prominence only from the last few years and the urban affluent population has started to show preference for the same in light of the rising health concerns.

European Soup Market Research Scope

The base year of the study is 2017, with forecast done up to 2022. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of European Soup market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats.

European Soup Market Report: Industry Coverage

By Type: Dehydrated, frozen soup, instant soup, chilled soup, canned soup, and U.H.T soup

By Distribution Channel: Retailers, direct soup, and online

By Country: The U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Russia

European Soup Market Key Players Perspective

Some of the major players in the market include Campbell Soup Company, headquartered in the U.S., HJ Heinz headquartered in the U.S., Nestle SA headquartered in Switzerland, Hain Daniels headquartered in the U.S., Arla Foods headquartered in Denmark, Zerbinati headquartered in Europe, General Mills Inc. headquartered in the U.S., Con Agra Foods Inc. headquartered in the U.S., Gallina Blanca Inc., headquartered in Spain, and Unilever headquartered in the U.K.

Table of Contents

1. Europe Soup Market: Macroeconomic Snapshot

2. Europe Soup Market: Market Overview

  • 2.1 Scope of the Study
  • 2.2 Definitions

3. Executive Summary

4. Europe Soup Market: Market Landscape

  • 4.1 Market Share Analysis
    • 4.1.1 U.K.
      • HJ Heinz leads the market with a major focus on innovation
    • 4.1.2 Germany
      • Nestle and Unilever dominates the market with their renowned brands Maggi & Knorr respectively
    • 4.1.3 France
      • Campbell holds maximum market in dehydrated and UHT soup category
    • 4.1.4 Spain
      • Domestic player Gallina Blanca continues to be a leader due it's an acquainted image among population
    • 4.1.5 Italy
    • 4.1.6 Russia
  • 4.2 Competitive Developments
    • 4.2.1 Zerbinati (Italy) expanding its business in Europe
    • 4.2.2 Key players focus on product innovations, exotic flavors and healthy ingredients
  • 4.3 Consumer Insights
    • 4.3.1 High consumption of homemade soup among Russian consumers poses a challenge for the packaged soup products.
    • 4.3.2 Busy schedules and increased involvement of women in work resulting in high sales of convenience food

5. Europe Soup Market: By Type

  • 5.1 Dehydrated Soup
    • 5.1.1 Rising demand in France & Germany making it the largest category in value sales
  • 5.2 Frozen Soup
  • 5.3 Instant Soup
  • 5.4 Chilled Soup
    • 5.4.1 Witnessing a stimulating potential in the region
  • 5.5 Canned/Preserved Soup
    • 5.5.1 Unhealthy and uneasy packaging declining the demand for the category
  • 5.6 UHT Soup
  • 5.7 Others

6. Europe Soup Market: By Distribution Channel

  • 6.1 Retailers
    • 6.1.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
    • 6.1.2 Discounters
    • 6.1.3 Convenience Stores
    • 6.1.4 Others
  • 6.2 Direct Selling
  • 6.3 Online Retailers
  • 6.4 Others

7. Europe Soup Market: By Country

  • 7.1 U.K.
    • 7.1.1 Key Trends:
      • Chilled soup category gaining significance with consumers seeking variety of flavors
      • Rising health cognizance resulting in substantial growth
  • 7.2 Germany
    • 7.2.1 Key Trends:
      • Chilled soup category holds an opportunity for growth
  • 7.3 France
    • 7.3.1 Key Trends:
      • Knorr and Maggi dominate the market due to their strong brand image
      • Seasonal consumption preference across the country
  • 7.4 Spain
    • 7.4.1 Key Trends:
      • Economic downturn affected consumer's buying habits in last few years
  • 7.5 Recovering economy hopes for better consumption of packaged food products
  • 7.6 Italy
    • 7.6.1 Key Trends:
      • Increasing consumer awareness and higher demand for healthier food is boosting the soup market
      • Local player's dominance with more than one third of market share
  • 7.7 Russia
    • 7.7.1 Key Trends:
      • Regular consumption resulting in high demand
      • Attractive marketing campaigns to drive market sales

8. Europe Soup Market: By Companies

  • 8.1 HJ Heinz
  • 8.2 Campbell Co.
  • 8.3 Nestle SA
  • 8.4 Unilever
  • 8.5 Cia Surgelati Italiana
  • 8.6 Zerbinati
  • 8.7 General Mills Inc.
  • 8.8 ConAgra Foods Inc.
  • 8.9 Gallina Blanca
  • 8.10 Unilever

"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"

9. Appendix

  • 9.1 Abbreviations
  • 9.2 Sources
  • 9.3 Research Methodology
  • 9.4 Bibliography
  • 9.5 Disclaimer
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