Asia-Pacific Ready Meals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Asia-Pacific Ready Meals Market is segmented by Product type into frozen ready meals, chilled ready meals, dried ready meals; by distribution channel into supermarkets/ hypermarkets, convenience stores, online retailers, other distribution channels; and by geography.

Market Snapshot

Asia-Pacific Ready Meals Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 8.79 %

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Market Overview

Asia-Pacific Ready Meals Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.79% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

  • The market for ready meals is developing rapidly due to factors, such as the prevalence of a fast-paced lifestyle, especially in urban areas, which is leading to increased demand for precooked foods, among consumers, to save time.
  • The changing food consumption patterns, due to increasing urbanization, is another factor driving the ready meals market, in the region.
  • From a manufacturer's point of view, advances in food technology and development in terms of food preparation and processing have enabled the expansion of the market.

Scope of the Report

Asia-Pacific Ready Meals Market is segmented by product type, distribution channel, and geography. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into frozen ready meals, chilled ready meals, dried ready meals. On the basis of distribution channels, the market is segmented into supermarkets/ hypermarkets, convenience stores, online retailers, other distribution channels. Based on geography, the report provides a detailed analysis of India, China, Japan, Australia, and Rest of Asia-Pacific.

By Product Type
Frozen Ready Meals
Chilled Ready Meals
Dried Ready Meals
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Online Retail Stores
Other Distribution Channels
By Geography
Rest of Asia-Pacific

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Frozen Meals in the Region

The growth of the frozen meals market is primarily driven by the growth of the market in developing countries such as India. The increasing urbanization is the major factor for the growth in the region. The increase in demand for convenience food along with, the incorporation of healthy ingredients in the ready meals, the innovative packaging, and the proper regulations are also factors affecting the growth of the market. Moreover, processed food is considered as the most popular junk food. In addition, improvements in the nutritional value of frozen food, interesting ingredient profiles are fuelling the market.

asia pacific ready meals market

India forms Lucrative Market for Ready Meals

The regional market is mainly driven by the increasing demand from emerging nations, including India. Continuous product innovations and attractive packaging of the products are driving the sales of ready meals in the country. Although according to the sample registration system (SRS) baseline survey 2014, 70% of the consumers are non-vegetarian nonetheless vegan diet is getting widespread in the country due to religiosity and changing lifestyles. The demand for vegetarian ready meals is high thus giving an opportunity to the local players of the market to produce innovated products for vegan consumers`

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Competitive Landscape

The ready foods market is a highly competitive market with the top players holding the major market share. There are various small and regional players that also exist in the market. The players are diversifying their product portfolio to include more ready meals into their product range. McCain Foods Ltd, CSC Brand LP, MTR Foods Pvt Ltd, Sanquan Company, etc are the major players in the market studied.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Frozen Ready Meals

      2. 5.1.2 Chilled Ready Meals

      3. 5.1.3 Dried Ready Meals

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Online Retail Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 China

      2. 5.3.2 Japan

      3. 5.3.3 India

      4. 5.3.4 Australia

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 McCain Foods Ltd

      2. 6.4.2 Nestle SA

      3. 6.4.3 CSC Brand LP.

      4. 6.4.4 TastyBite

      5. 6.4.5 MTR Foods Pvt Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Freshway

      7. 6.4.7 TataQ

      8. 6.4.8 Sanquan Company

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific Ready Meals Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Asia-Pacific Ready Meals Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.79% over the next 5 years.

McCain Foods Ltd, Sanquan Company , CSC Brand LP. , TastyBite, Freshway are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific Ready Meals Market .

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