Sales of Ready-to-Eat Soups Soar, as Production Ramps up amid panic Buying
Ready to eat (RTE) soups are amongst some of the food products that consumers are stocking and panic buying owing to the fears of shortage amid Covid-19 pandemic. Eyeing this, manufacturers of RTE soups have increased production of RTE soups as their production facilities are yet to feel the brunt of lockdowns. However, sourcing of ingredients has become difficult owing to a disruption in supply chain. RTE soup manufacturers that have been sourcing raw materials locally are in an advantageous position, whereas those largely dependent on imports are finding it difficult to cater to the rising demand. Campbell Soup Company, for instance, sources around 90% of its raw materials from within the US and thus is capable of meeting the sudden spurt in demand due to pandemic.
Expected Surge in Demand for Vegetarian Ready-to-Eat Soup Market will lead to Higher CAGR growth
Vegetarian Ready-to-Eat Soup currently accounts for nearly 1/3rd of the overall Ready-to-Eat Soup market owing to the shift in consumer demand for vegan food products. In South Asian market vegetarian soup segment is expected to generate higher revenue with growth pegged at 2.5X during the forecasted period. However, in United States and Europe growth is pegged at a CAGR of 5% owing to the demographic shift towards vegan products.
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Opportunities Abound for Ready-to-Eat Soups in Business to Consumer Sales
The demand for Ready-to-Eat Soup has been observed to surge through online stores. Online stores are one of the trending channels in the countries which are generating significant demand for Ready-to-Eat Soup products. In the current pandemic, customers are heavily relying on online sales channels in developing countries like India and China, thus bolstering growth within the ready-to-eat soup market.
North America has exhibited the strongest distribution networks where nearly 50% of the sales are carried down by modern sales channels for ready-to-eat soup market. Departmental stores account for nearly 12% of the global supply distribution channel for Ready-to-Eat Soup market however, it is forecasted to grow up to 15% by 2029 tending to be an opportunity.
Besides, easy availability of soups through multiple sales channels has enabled a smooth supply-chain framework for manufacturers. Innovative aisle marketing in supermarkets and retail stores are set to position the Ready-to-Eat Soup products to match the consumer behavior. This has been turning out to be a new trend among players, owing to the strong partnership between companies and stores.
Emerging Countries to Create Notable Opportunities for Marketers
The emergence of veganism and clean label products have increased market share for ready-to-eat soups in South Asia and is projected to bolster growth of the market in this region. India is expected to retain its dominance in revenue generation for wet Ready-to-Eat Soup. However, demand from other emerging markets like China, Turkey, Russia, Thailand etc. will show a prolific absolute $ opportunity.
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Competition in Ready-to-Eat Soup Market heating up with Innovative Product Launches
Global Ready-to-Eat Soup market is a consolidated market where tier 1 players hold nearly 80% of market share. Among tier 1 players, Campbell’s holds nearly 90% share, while tier 2 and tier 3 companies are focusing in emerging markets and are expanding their processing plants in these regions.
- In October 2019, Campbell’s launched Signature Reduced Sodium Soups, where the company has targeted the Ready-to-Eat Soup market to cater to the growing low sodium soup demand. The company states that its products is for patients and consumers who follow low sodium diets.
- In February 2020, Knorr launched three different flavored vegan soups in United Kingdom, where the products were part of “cheat on meat” campaign carried out by the company.
- In October 2019, Amy’s Kitchen launched a new range of soup products in a new packaging format to attract more consumers. Along with this, company is opening up a new facility in New York to increase sustainable capacity.
Impact of Covid-19 on ready-to-eat soup market
Ready to eat soups are considered healthy and an effective remedial measure for consumers suffering from cough and cold. COVID-19 positive consumers showcasing similar symptoms are accelerating the demand for RTE soups owing to which sales for ready to eat soups have soared. A moderate demand-supply gap is expected for 2020, as supply will be limited to fewer manufacturing facilities and is dependent on a limited operational workforce. Moreover, due to disruption in trade, export to other countries is stalled, thereby representing a heterogeneous distribution of ready to eat soups.
“South Asia has a consolidated market for ready-to-eat soup market. However, vegetarian ready-to-eat soups have comparatively better growth opportunities than non-vegetarian soups owing to an expanding vegetarian population in the region” says Fact.Mr analyst.
Ready-to-Eat Soup Market: Research scope
The Ready-to-Eat Soup market is segmented into different parts based on product type, ingredient, nature, packaging type, sales channel and region
Based on Product Type, the Ready-to-Eat Soup market is segmented into:
- Dry soups
- Wet soups
Based on Ingredient, the Ready-to-Eat Soup market is segmented into:
- Vegetarian soups
- Non-vegetarian soups
Based on Nature, the Ready-to-Eat Soup market is segmented into
Based on Packaging type, the Ready-to-Eat Soup market is segmented into
Based on Sales Channel, the Ready-to-Eat Soup market is segmented into
Regional analysis includes:
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Rest of Latin America)
- Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain, Benelux, Russia, Rest of Europe)
- South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Rest of South Asia)
- East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
- Oceania (Australia & New Zealand)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, North Africa, South Africa, Turkey, Rest of MEA)
The report also includes the scope of Covid-19 impact on demand of Ready-to-Eat soup market.
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Ready-to-Eat Soup Market: Segmentation
FactMR’s study has done the segmentation of ready-to-eat soup market on the basis of product type, base ingredient, nature, packaging type, sales channel and region.
Ready-to-Eat Soup Market: Analysis on Market Size Evaluation
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Ready-to-eat Soup Market: Scrutinized Assessment on Regional Segments
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Country-specific valuation on demand for ready-to-eat soup has been offered for each regional market, along with the market scope estimate and forecast, price index, price point assessment, and impact analysis of dynamics of prominent regions and countries. For all regional markets Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.
Ready-to-Eat Soup Market: In-depth Analysis on Competitive Landscape
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Company profiles have been shared with report, which exerts essentials such as product portfolio, along with an all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player recognized along with the company policies identification and analysis. The company presence mapped and presented through the matrix for all the prominent players of the market functioning in Ready-to-eat soup market offers readers with actionable intellect, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and making decisive predictions on the competition levels in Ready-to-eat soup market. Major companies operating in global Ready-to-eat soup market, include Campabell Soup Co., The craft Heinz Co., General mills, Inc., Hein Celestial Group, Inc., Amy’s Kitchen, Inc., Baxters Foods Group Ltd., Princes Ltd., Conagra brands, Inc., Trader Joe’s Ltd., Tideford Organic Foods Ltd. and Pea Soup Andersen’s.
Impact of Covid-19 on Ready-to-Eat Soup Market
The report includes a scenario based assessment of impact of Covid-19 across key regions for all four quarters of 2020. The report discusses the market forecast under optimistic, probabilistic and pessimistic scenario. Under the three scenarios, the demand loss and recovery has been illustrated and described through L-shaped and U-shaped recovery curves. Alongside, the Covid-19 impact has been benchmarked with previous crisis including sub-prime crisis, Eurozone crisis and SARS pandemic.
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