Cooking Sauces and Pasta Sauces - UK - January 2017

Cooking Sauces and Pasta Sauces - UK - January 2017

  • Mintel
  • January 2017
  • Food
  • 0 pages

Report Description

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As health concerns remain key reasons to limit cooking and pasta sauce intake, brands and retailers face ongoing pressure to improve and highlight their credentials. Intense competition from scratch cooking poses another continuing threat to the market; NPD in formats positioned as offering convenient, time-saving aids to scratch cooking remains needed to win back favour.

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Table of Content

Overview
What you need to know
Products covered in this Report

Executive Summary
The market
Fall in cooking and pasta sauce sales accelerates
Value increase forecast for the market over 2016-21
Figure 1: Forecast of UK retail value sales of cooking and pasta sauces, 2011-21
Wet sauces main culprit in market’s decline
Indian and Oriental segments hit in part by interest in emerging cuisines
Ageing population could add further pressure to the category
Companies and brands
L/N/R sugar claims double in 2016
Premier Foods rolls out products to reflect current food trends
Decline in adspend for 2016
The consumer
High usage of ready-made cooking sauces signals enduring appeal
Figure 2: Usage of cooking or pasta sauces, by type, September 2016
More people make sauces from scratch weekly than use non-chilled ready-made sauces
Figure 3: Frequency of usage of cooking or pasta sauces in the last six months, by type, September 2016
Sugar and salt content concern low and non-users, cost also a barrier
Figure 4: Barriers to using cooking and pasta sauces, September 2016
L/N/R sugar and salt top enticements
Figure 5: Interest in trying types of cooking and pasta sauces, September 2016
Most users eat side dishes with cooking sauces
Figure 6: Cooking and pasta sauce usage behaviours, September 2016
Room for cooking sauces in scratch cooking, opportunity for sauces tailored to children
Figure 7: Attitudes towards cooking and pasta sauces, September 2016
What we think

Issues and Insights
Smaller-portion formats needed to appeal to small households
The facts
The implications
‘Booster’ formats look to bridge the gap between scratch cooking and ready-made sauces
The facts
The implications
Products tailored to children chime with parents
The facts
The implications

The Market – What You Need to Know
Fall in cooking and pasta sauce sales accelerates
Health concerns impact on sauces
Value increase forecast for the market over 2016-21
Price inflation expected to prop up value
Wet sauces main culprit in market’s decline
Indian and Oriental segments hit in part by interest in emerging cuisines
Ageing population could add further pressure on the category

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