Chilled Processed Food Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Chilled Processed Food Market is segmented by Product Type (Processed Red Meat, Processed Poultry,  Processed Fish/Sea Food, Processed Vegetables and Potatoes, Bakery Products, Ready Meals, Pizza, Soup, and Noodles), By Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialty Food Stores, Online Retail Stores, Other Distribution Channels); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.65 %

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Market Overview

The global chilled processed Food Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.65% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Owing to busy lifestyles, the demand for convenience foods is on the rise. Hence, chilled processed food, which has a high-speed cooking time, attracts many consumers. The increasing population, especially of working women, also drives the demand for chilled processed food, which is convenient as well as healthy.
  • The market demand for chilled processed food is expected to grow rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region, due to an increase in the population and rise in disposable incomes.


Scope of the Report

The global chilled processed food market is segmented by product type and distribution channel. Based on product type, the market is segmented into processed red meat, processed poultry, processed fish/seafood, processed vegetables and potatoes, bakery products, ready meals, pizza, soup, and noodles. Based on the distribution channels, the market is segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty food stores, online retail stores, other distribution channels. Based on geography, the study provides an analysis of the chilled processed food market in the emerging and established markets across the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Product Type
Processed Red Meat
Processed Poultry
Processed Fish/Sea Food
Processed Vegetables and Potatoes
Ready Meals
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Specialty Food Stores
Online Retail Stores
Other Distribution Channels
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Convenience Food

Chilled processed food provides convenience in cooking and facilitates high speed cooking which is a major factor empowering the growth of global chilled processed food market. In addition, disposable incomes of consumers accompanied with ever-increasing population have led to the increased demand of chilled processed food which is significantly boosts in the rapid growth of chilled processed food market. Chilled processed foods provide consumer satisfaction by maintaining the desired quality and standards of food. This is another remarkable factor expected to open new market opportunities for the global chilled processed food market. Expensive cost of cooling systems is affecting and holding up the growth of global chilled processed food market.

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North America Dominates the Market

Global chilled processed food market has been geographically segmented into North America, Europe, South America, Middle East & Africa and Asia-Pacific. The market is dominated by North America, followed by Europe, owing to the presence of several regional and multinational vendors and an improved supply chain. In North America, United States holds the largest market share. However, the rapid growth is expected in the Asia-Pacific region, due to an growing demand of chilled processed food products and rise in disposable incomes. India and China are the two major countries in this region with the largest market share.

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Competitive Landscape

The global market for chilled processed food is highly fragmented, with vendors competing for innovation, pricing, and distribution. Processed food needs to be stored at a very low temperature so as to maintain the quality, which requires high capital investment, hence considered a major challenge to the vendors. Some of the major key players in the chilled processed food market, globally includes ConAgra Foods Inc., Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV, Mondelez, Hormel Foods Corp., Pepsico, Nestle, General Mills, among others.

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 Processed Red Meat

      2. 5.1.2 Processed Poultry

      3. 5.1.3 Processed Fish/Sea Food

      4. 5.1.4 Processed Vegetables and Potatoes

      5. 5.1.5 Ready Meals

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Specialty Food Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Online Retail Stores

      5. 5.2.5 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    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 ConAgra Foods Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 General Mills

      3. 6.4.3 Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV

      4. 6.4.4 Hormel Foods Corp.

      5. 6.4.5 Kellogg Co.

      6. 6.4.6 Kraft Foods Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Kroger Co.

      8. 6.4.8 Mondelēz International, Inc

      9. 6.4.9 Nestlé S.A.

      10. 6.4.10 PepsiCo, Inc

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Chilled Processed Food Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Chilled Processed Food Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.65% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

ConAgra Foods Inc., General Mills, Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV, Kraft Foods Inc., Nestle are the major companies operating in Chilled Processed Food Market.

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