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Reportlinker Adds The Ready Meals Market in Western Europe Western Europe

The countries of western Europe, especially those that are allied with the United States and Canada in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (established 1949 and usually known as NATO).
 (16 countries)

The Ready Meals Market in Western Europe

Basic coverage : Market demand for years 2003, 2007, 2008 and forecasts for years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Company market shares and brands for 2009 and continuously updated.


The total West European Ready Meals Market was worth Euros 28.3 billion in 2008, and the Top-10 West European companies It may never be fully completed or, depending on its its nature, it may be that it can never be completed. However, new and revised entries in the list are always welcome.

This is a list of companies from the countries in the European Union.
 supplied 37.0% of this market. This total market is forecast to grow at an average annual real 2.15% during the 2008 - 2011 period.

This report covers ALL 16 West European countries (see list below), providing complete in-depth coverage - no gaps or omissions! - based on FFT's international food and drink markets database, now in its 20th year. An additional 6 Central European and 3 North American countries are also available (see "Matching Reports" below).

In particular, this report identifies 855 holding, independent and subsidiary companies in terms of market share by product, country, region and overall, providing an unparalleled strategic vision of the key players in the market.

The underlying food & drink markets database is continously updated, for example in regard to ongoing merger and acquisition activity, thus providing fully up-to-date analysis at all times with an online subscription.

The report includes (see detailed Table of Contents for more):

* A detailed 50-page Executive Summary in the form of commented graphs and data tables, including complete summary data tables (see Executive Synopsis).

* Altogether, 112 country and product markets are covered by this report (see detail below).

* Foodservice and Retail Market data are given by volume and value, and by product and country, hence providing complete coverage of human consumption.

* Up to the Top-10 holding companies by market share by product, country and region.

* Up to Top-100 holding companies listing by overall market share in the present markets.

* Own label, branded, unbranded and artisanal (own produced for own sale) market shares.

A unique strategic vision of the 16-country West European market is presented, in particular identifying the numerous companies present together with their market shares and major brands by country and product. Standard data tables for each product provide a 16-country panorama of company strength (market shares by country and for the region) and presence (number of country and product markets in which present).

Altogether, 855 holding, independent and subsidiary companies are identified (see full alphabetic listing), together with 1083 company market shares and major brands by country and product. (These can vary slightly due to continuous updating).

This report provides a complete quantitative, hard data demand and supply analysis of final human consumption in the country and product markets listed below (see also Table of Contents). All product markets are carefully defined so as to be comparable across all countries.


Taken together with an online subscription to the underlying, continuously updated food & drink markets database, this report provides a fully up-to-date corporate "map" of the major players and market trends, providing valuable support to strategic marketing decisions, in particular regarding:

* Strategic Planning

* Marketing & Sales

* Mergers and Acquisitions

* Market Opportunities & Risks

* Company Strengths & Weaknesses


7 Individual Product Markets:

All Ready Meals, Canned pasta, Canned ready meals, Dehydrated de·hy·drate  
v. de·hy·drat·ed, de·hy·drat·ing, de·hy·drates
1. To remove water from; make anhydrous.

2. To preserve by removing water from (vegetables, for example).
 ready meals, Frozen pizza, Frozen ready meals, Chilled ready meals, Sandwiches

16 Country Markets:

Austria, Belgium/Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland/Eire, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

112 Product and Country Markets

Being 7 Single Product Markets (Market Groups not counted) times 16 countries above.

855 Companies:

Altogether 855 holding, independent and subsidiary companies (see company listing, can very slightly with continuous updating).

1083 Company Market Shares:

Altogether 1083 company market shares by product and country (can very slightly with continuous updating).

Mergers and Acquisitions:

Data tables continously updated with online subscription. M&A listings e-mailed regularly and provided free online. Product markets affected are specified.

Own label

Own label, Branded, Unbranded and Artisanal (own made for own sale, e.g. independent bakers) market shares by product and country.

Major Brands

Major brands listed by country, product, holding or independent companies and subsidiaries.


Retail, Foodservice and Total Historical and Forecast Demand:

Total markets by volume and by value for 2003, 2007 and 2008, as well as forecast markets by volume and by value for 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Demand Trends:

Growth by volume and value (real % growth and by actual volumes and values), 2003-2008.

Forecast Growth:

Forecast Real % Growth by Product and Region 2008 - 2011

Company Market Shares:

Market shares by product, country and region in 2009 (continuously updated online), are presented by product market, identifying the market leaders by country and regionally.

Company Profiles:

All holding companies identified are listed alphabetically with their key subsidiaries by country, detailing the product markets in which the latest market shares have been identified. The overall share in the present market is calculated. The estimated percent contribution of each product to final (retail + foodservice) sales is also provided.

Supporting Annexes:

Several supporting annexes such as exhange rates, population and pet data, company abbreviations (occasionally used in tables for space reasons), etc. are available free online.


Central Europe

Coverage: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

North America

Coverage: Canada, Mexico, USA.

Country Reports

Coverage: All 25 countries in database ([?]800 pages each)

Companies mentioned

The Ready Meals Market in Western Europe

Alphabetical List of Companies Cited, June 2009

Total number of companies cited: 855

855 Holding, independent and subsidiary companies are mentioned in this report, together with their market shares and major brands by product and country. This list can vary slightly as all reports are produced at time of order from the continously updated online database.

11er Nahrungsm., ABF ABF Arbetarnas BildningsFörbund
ABF American Breakfast (Thailand Hotels)
ABF Associated British Foods plc (London, UK)
ABF Association des Bibliothecaires Francais (French) 
, ABN Amro, AC Capital, Accor, Acil, Actair, Adaco, Adelie Food, Advang, Aeroporti Di Roma, Agnesi, Agrial, Agritech, Agro Felles, Agrolimen, Ahi, Ahold, Ahumados Dominguez, AIA AIA - Application Integration Architecture , Aimar, Air France- KLM KLM Kaiserliche Marine (Enigma: Rising Tide game)
KLM Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (Royal Dutch Airlines)
KLM Klub Langer Menschen (German: Tall Person Club) 
, Airest, Ajinomoto, Aker RGI RGI Ragnar Granit Institute
RGI Resource Group International
RGI Regional Geographical Initiative
RGI Reactant Gas Inlet
, Alazard et Roux Roux , Pierre Paul Émile 1853-1933.

French bacteriologist. His work with the diphtheria bacillus led to the development of antitoxins to neutralize pathogenic toxins.
, Albert van Zoonen, Albigeoise Panification, Alfesca, Alim Sud, Alimentos Naturales, Alpen-fleisch, Alpha Airports, Alpha Flight S., Alveston Kitchens, Amoy, Ancora, Andreu Gourmet, Andros SA, Aoste, Apax Partners, APEF APEF Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation
APEF Associação Portuguesa de Estudantes de Farmácia
APEF Australian Pensioner Equity Finance
, Apetit Paskate, Apetito, Apetito UK, Ardovries, Arena, Arena Holding, Argel, Arla, Arla Foods, Arrive, Arroyo, Artes Culinarias, Artesania de Alim., Aryzta, Asia Choice, Athens Catering, Atlantique Alimentaire, Atle, Atria Atria
The heart has four chambers. The right and left atria are at the top of the heart and receive returning blood from the veins. The right and left ventricles are at the bottom of the heart and act as the body's main pumps.
, Authentic Noodle, Aveyron, Aviko, Baaker Lekkerkerk, Bagel Brothers, Bajamar, BakeMark, Bakkavor, Barba Stathis, Barbey, Barilla barilla

see halogeton glomeratus.
, Barry's, Batchelors, Baugur, BE Int'l, Beauvais, Beauvais Catering, Beckers, Beckers, Beckers Meat, Bekina, Bell, Benetan, Bergland. Rottaler, Bernard Matthews, Bernbacher, Berrydales, Bimbo Martinez, Birds Eye, Bischofs-zell, Blasko, Bluecrest Freebooter, Bluecrest Seafood, BNP Paribas, Bofrost, Bofrost Italia, Bolton, Bonduelle, Bongrain, Borden, Boyne Valley, Bracharz, Brake Brothers, Brambles Foods, Bread-winner, Brendle, Bressler, British Seafood, Brooke Bond Fds, Brossard, Bruce Foods, Brunch Box, BSB BSB Backstreet Boys
BSB Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
BSB British Superbikes (motorcycle racing series)
BSB Bachelor of Science in Business
BSB Bandar Seri Begawan (capital of Brunei) 
 Nahrungs., Bucking'm Foods, Buitenhuis Snacks, Buitoni, Burger, Buss, Caiado, Campanal, Campbell Foods Belg., Campbell Soup, Campofrio, Campofrio Foods, Canonica, Capa, Capvis, Carestel, Cargill, Carigel, Carlos Albo, Carnes Nobre, Carnicas Villar, Carroll Meats, Carta Maestra, Carton, Carton Bros BROS Brothers
BROS Benefits and Retirement Operations Section (King County, Washington)
BROS Barnes and Richmond Operatic Society (London, UK) 
, Castelcarni, Catalonia Inver, CCA (1) (Common Cryptographic Architecture) Cryptography software from IBM for MVS and DOS applications.

(2) (Compatible Communications A
, CD&R, Cebeco Meat, Cecab, Celtbury, Celtigel, Centura Foods, Cerealis, CFH CfH Connecting for Health
CFH Complement Factor H (gene)
CFH Call for Help (TechTV show)
CFH Cowboys from Hell (referring to the band Pantera)
CFH Cubic Feet per Hour
, Charly Guennec, Chef Express, Cherry Valley, Cherry Valley O., Chips, Christ, Christo-poulos, Cinco Tenedores, Cirio, Citterio, Claude Leger, Clavo Coren, Clayton Love, Cogesal, Coldwater Seafoods, Collet, Colussi, Comercial Gallo, Compass, Comtesse du Barry, Confelsa, Congalsa, Conopizza, Cons. de Castelnau., Conservas Collado, Conservas Cupe, Conservas Huertas, Conservas PeSa, Conservas Viter, Conserve Mediter., Conserves France, Consorcio Serrano, Convenience Foods Ltd, Coolfresh, Coop Schweiz, Coopagri Bretagne, Cooper. 3A, Copar, Corella corella

a white Australian cockatoo
, Coren, Cosun, Country Cooking, Covap, Covee, Covi, CPC (1) (Central Processing Complex) An IBM mainframe that has two or more central processors (CPs) that share memory. It is the collection of processors, memory and I/O subsystems manufactured with a single serial number, typically all contained in one cabinet. , CPC Caterplan, CPC EspaSa, CPC Foods, CPC France, CPC Monda Monda is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 44 kilometres from the provincial capital and 10 from Coín. It has a population of approximately 2000 residents. , Cranswick, Cremonini, Creta Farm, Crok'Andwich, Crop's, Crosse & Blackwell, Crownfood, Culinor, Custom Foods, D'Aucy, Dafgards, Dag Dag(h)da

great god of Celts; father of Danu. [Celtic Myth.: Parrinder, 68; Jobes, 405]

See : Fatherhood


(h)da god of abundance, war, healing. [Celtic Myth.
 Schotel, Dagu Avicu, Daily Bread, Dal Freddo, Daloon, Danish Crown, Danish Prime, Danone, Daunat, Dawn Farms, Dawnfresh Foods, DB Marshall, De Graaf FoodServ., De Montis, Delasa, Delasia, Deli Lites, Deli-Chef, Delicias de-Hosteleria, Delistar, Delpeyrat, Delpierre, Delta Daily, Delta Dailyfood UK, deSter, Detry, Devon Desserts, Dhul, Disca-tering, Distri-borg, Divine Cuisine, Dole, Dolma dol·ma  
n. pl. dol·mas or dol·ma·des
A fruit or vegetable, especially a grape leaf or cabbage leaf, cooked with a filling of ground meat, herbs, or rice.

[Turkish, filling.]
, Domstein, Doolittles, Dornseifer, Dough-ology, Doux, Dujardin Foods, Duke Street, Easyfood, Ebet, Ebly, Ebro Puleva, Ehresmann, El Cidacos, Elpozo Aliment al·i·ment
1. Something that nourishes; food.

2. Something that supports or sustains.

To supply with sustenance, such as food.


food; nutritive material.
., Embutidos Lopez, Embutidos Monells, Emile Tissot, Ennstal, Erasco, Esca Foods., ETO ETO
European theater of operations
 Nahrungs., Euralis, Eurest, Eurest Inflight, Eurofoods, Europastry, Even, Evial Nature, Faccenda, Farmek, Felix, Felix Austria, Festins De Sologne, FFL FFL Federal Firearms License
FFL Food For Life (vegan/vegetarian food relief organization)
FFL Fantasy Football League
FFL French Foreign Legion
FFL Federal Firearms Licensees
FFL Finished Floor Level
 Int'l, FHF FHF Fédération Hospitalière de France
FHF Fred Hollows Foundation
FHF Fulminant Hepatic Failure
FHF Fibroblast Growth Factor Homologous
FHF Frosty, Heidi, and Frank (radio show) 
, Finagro, Final-realm, Financiere Martin, FKF FKF Freundeskreis Kirmes und Freizeitparks eV (German amusement park enthusiasts club)
FKF Fõvárosi Közterület Fenntartó (Capital Public Place Maintainer, Budapest, Hungary) 
 Berlin, Flavourin, Fleury Michon, Food & Fines, Food Invest, Foodia Fisk Fisk   , James 1834-1872.

American railroad financier and speculator who attempted in 1869 to corner the gold market with Jay Gould, leading to Black Friday, a day of nationwide financial panic.
, FoodVest Group, Fragel, Frami, France Plats Cuis., Freiberger Lebensm., Freiberger UK, Freisa, Frenzel, Fresh Direct, Freshbake Foods, Freshway Foods, Freshways, Frial, Frigemo, Frigilunch, Frigolouro, Frionor, Fripozo, Frisch & Frost, Frischpack, Frisco-Findus, Frosta, Frosta France, Froza, Frudesa, Fruitfield Foods, Fruttadoro, Fuente-taja, Fuentetaja, Fuertes, G. Costa, Gaetano, Galileo, Gallina Blanca, Garavilla, Garcia Ramirez, Garma, Gastromer, Gastronome, Gate Gourmet, Geant Vert, Gela 2000, Gelagri Bretagne, Gelax, Gelit, Gelpeixe, General Mills, General Mills De., Generale Traiteur Trai`teur´

n. 1. The keeper of an eating house, or restaurant; a restaurateur.
, Gerber FF, Gibson's, Giesse, Gilardi, Gilde Fund, Ginsters, Giraudet, Girone, Glade Fritelser, Gold Point, Golden Pizza, Goldstar Meats, Good Food Group, Goodlife Foods, Goody's, Gourmet Meals, Grace-Kennedy, Grains Noirs, Grangeway Foodservice, Grant Bros, Green Country, Green Isle, Green Leaves, Greencore, Greencore Frozen Foods, Greenleaf, Greggs, Grimex, Groko, Grossmann Feinkost, Groupe Larzul, Groupe Le Duff, Grupo Amasua, Grupo Fuertes, Grupo Gallo, Grupo Magnus, Gut Adlerreuth, Gutfried, GW Padley, Haco, Hain Celestial, Haldane, Hanover Accept., Hansa TKmenu, Hartog, Hasa, Hassler, Hazlewood Convenience, Hazlewood Tilburg, Headland, Heinz, Heinz Iberica, Hellenic Catering, Hellenic Q. Foods, Hengsten-berg, Herdez, Heristo, Hero, Hero EspaSa, Hero Nederland, Herta, Hierro, Hilcona, HKScan, Hofmann Menu, Homann Feinkost, Honig, Hormel, Hot Cuisine, Houdebine, Hubsch, Hugli, Huistraiteur, Hygrade, ICA Ica (ē`kä), city (1993 pop. 108,724), capital of Ica dept., SW Peru, on the Pan-American Highway. It is a commercial center for the cotton, wool, and wine produced in the region. There are several summer resorts nearby. , Icelandic Group, Idal, IDB (ITS Data Bus) An interface between devices in an automobile endorsed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Designed to fulfill the goal of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), the ITS Data Bus enables engine diagnostic equipment, GPS navigation systems, , IFC (Internet Foundation Classes) A class library from Netscape that provides an application framework and graphical user interface (GUI) routines for Java programmers. IFC was later made part of the Java Foundation Classes (JFC). See JFC, AFC and AWT. See also ICF. , IFP (1) (Intelligent Forms Processing) Using advanced techniques to scan documents and determine their data content. See ICR.

(2) (Integer Factorization Problem) The difficulty of finding prime numbers in an encryption key.
, IFRC IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IFRC International Franchise Research Centre
IFRC International Ford Retractable Club
IFRC Institut Fédératif de Recherche du CNRS
IFRC Index to Federal Royal Commissions
, Iglo Haugesund, Iglo Ind. Gel., Iglo-Ola, IJspaleis, Imperial, Interal, Investor/ EQT EQT Environmental Qualification Test
EQT Engine Qualification Test
EQT Engineering Qualification Testing
EQT Equatorial Crossing Time
EQT Emotional Quotient Theory
EQT Engineer Qualification Tables
, Inzers-dorfer, Ioannena Poultry, Irvai, Italpizza, Jacob Fruitfield, Jacoba, Jacques Fournil, Jalostaja, Jean Routhiau, Jose Rubia, Jowa, Julien Mack, Kanakis, Karea, Karl Kemper, Kavli, Kepak, Kerry Foods, Kerry Group, Keunecke, KF Group, KFD KFD Key Features Document , KFI KFI Key from Image
KFI Key Facts Illustration (UK financial services)
KFI Kraft Foods International
KFI Korea Fire Equipment Inspection Corporation
KFI Key Frame Interval
KFI Kernel Function Instrumentation
, Kitchen Range, KKR KKR Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker (method)
KKR Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts & Co.
KKR Kalkara (postal locality, Malta)
KKR Kramers-Kronig Relations
KKR Komarappa Gounder Ramalingam (hospital in India) 
, Klarpac, KLM Catering, Klover Maelk, Knorr, Knorr Nahrmittel, Koch, Koopmans, KR Hormel, Kraft Foods, Kroef, Krustagroup, Kuppers Feinkost, Kwality Belgium, Kwoks Foods, Kylmanen, L'Assiette Bleue, La Bella Easo, La Bresse, La Piara, Laiteries Reunies, Landreau, Langnese Iglo, Lannen Tehtaat, Lant-mannen, Latta Maltida, Lazzaroni, LDC LDC

See: Less developed countries


See less developed country (LDC).
, Lero Foods, Les Charmilles, Ligabue, Lion Capital, LM Salaisons, Loeul et Piriot, Lord Sandwiches, Lozano, LSG Sky Chefs LSG Sky Chefs is the brand name of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, which specializes in airline catering. It is a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa AG. Its primary business function is to prepare and deliver meals, beverages and snacks to aircraft for domestic and , Lufthansa, Luis Cal. Sanz, Lur LUR Listagem de Utilizadores de Risco (Portugal)
LUR Lower Unit Rate (broadcast advertising)
LUR Location Update Request
 Berri, M&H Bordservice, M+P TKK TKK Teknillinen korkeakoulu (Helsinki University of Technology)
TKK My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult (band)
TKK Truk, Caroline Islands, Micronesia - Truk (Airport Code)
TKK Toa Kila Kitu
, Mac Meal, Machi, Magdis, Maheso Gedesco, Maosadour, Maotre Pierre, Maizena, Malavolta, Mamma Lucia, Manor Farm, Mantua Mantua (măn`chə, –tə), Ital. Mantova, city (1991 pop. 53,065), capital of Mantova prov.  Surgelati, Marie, Marine Harvest ASA Asa (ā`sə), in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and , Marks & Spencer, Mars, Mars UK, Martinair, Martinez Barragan, McCain, McCain Belgium, McDonald Yang, McDonnells, McIntosh of Dyce, Meatpoint, Mec Palmieri, Meica Ammerl., Menzi, Mex-Al, MF Alimentaire, MF Ireland, Midi Conserves, Migros, Mike's Sandwich, Mimikos, Miradouro Friopesca, Mitsubishi, Mizanor, Mocambo Surgelati, Morel morel

Any of various species of edible mushrooms in the genera Morchella and Verpa. Morels have a convoluted or pitted head, or cap, vary in shape, and occur in diverse habitats. The edible M.
, Mou Food, Moura, Movenpick, Moy Park, MT Restauration, N. de Montfort, Nabisco, Nabisco Iberica, Neptunus, Nestle, Nestle Belgilux, Nestle Deutschland, Nestle EspaSa, Nestle Grand Frd, Nestle Ireland, Nestle Italia, Nestle Nederland, Nestle Portugal, New Forge, New Range, Nickerson Group, Nikas, Nikita, Nikolo-poulou, Nireas Boss, Nissin Foods, Nitsiakos, Noel, Nolke, Nomen, Nomura, Norac, Nordic Lunch, North-umbrian, Northern Foods, Nortura, Norway Seafoods, Novia, Nueva Rumasa, Nutana, Nutrexpa, Nutrilait, NWS NWS National Weather Service
NWS Naval Weapons Station
NWS New World Symphony
NWS Nuclear Weapon State
NWS Not Work Safe
NWS National Watercolor Society
NWS North Warning System
NWS Nose Wheel Steering
NWS National Waste Strategy (UK) 
organic brain syndrome

OBS Organic brain syndrome, see there
 Services, Oetker, Oetker Int'l, Oetker Lusitana, Oetker TKK, Oldfields, Olympic Catering, Once, Organic India, Oriental Express, Orkla, Orogel, Ortensi, Oscar Mayer, OSI (1) (Open System Interconnection) An ISO standard for worldwide communications that defines a framework for implementing protocols in seven layers. Control is passed from one layer to the next, starting at the application layer in one station, proceeding to the  Group, Oster. Nestle, Osterr. Unilever, Paillard pail·lard  
A slice of veal, chicken, or beef that is pounded until very thin and cooked quickly.

[Origin unknown.]
, Palacios Alimentacion, Palethorpes, Palirria Souliotis, Pamplonica, Pan, Panrico, Pans & Co, Panzalim, Panzani, Papa-yannis, Papadakos, Paramount Foods, Parkam, Pasquale, Pasta Foods, Pastificio Toscano, Pastores, Patak, Pavesi, Peche & Froid, Pelekan, Peppino's Pizza, PepsiCo, Perfect Pizza, Perkins Foods, Permira, Pescagel, Pescanova, Pet, Peter zur Muhlen, Peter's Food Serv., Petty Wood, PHW PHW Pressurized Heavy Water
PHW Public Health Warning (comic)
PHW Playhouse West (theater)
PHW Pure Hybrid Wrestling
PHW Pump, Hot Water
PHW Proportional Hazards Weibull (Model) 
 Gruppe, Piatti pro-nti Italia, Pickerings Foods, Piernas, Pierre Schmidt, Pierres, Pierrot Lusso, Pieters, Pikiche, Pillsbury, Pilpa, Pinguin, Pizoler, Pizza Canadian, Pizza e Pasta, Pizza Express, Pizza Ignazio, Pizza Italia 7, Pizza Nana, Plaisirs a la Carte, Plumrose, Polarfrost, Pomona, Ponnath, Pork Farms, Premier Foods, Priela, Primera Base, Princes, Prize Food Group, Procordia, Procsa, Productos NoreSenses, Profood, Progres, Promalar, Pronto pron·to  
adv. Informal
Without delay; quickly.

[Spanish, from Latin prmptus; see prompt.
, Proval, Queallys, R & R, Rahbek-Frost, Rahbekfish, Raisio, Raision, Ramon Foods, Rana, Rannoch, Raynal et Roquelaure ro·que·laure  
A knee-length cloak lined with brightly colored silk and often trimmed with fur that was worn by European men in the 18th century.
, RCL RCL - Reduced Control Language. A simplified job control language for OS360, translated to IBM JCL. "Reduced Control Language for Non- Professional Users", K. Appel in Command Languages, C. Unger ed, N-H 1973. , Readybuy, Real Good Food, Recipe Dish, Regal Moller, Regnoli, ReisiSa, Revi, Reynaud, RHM RHM Right Hand Man (band)
RHM Rank Hovis McDougall (UK company)
RHM Right-Handed Media
RHM Remains Handling Model
RHM Routine Health Maintenance
RHM Registered Housing Manager
RHM Red Hub Module
 FF, Rieber, Rieder, Righi, Ristomed, Riviere ri·vière  
A necklace of precious stones, generally set in one strand.

[French rivière (de diamants), river (of diamonds), from Old French rivere, from Vulgar Latin
, Robirch, Rodilla Sanchez, Rolli, Roncadin, Roposte, Ross, Royal Greenland, RugenGut, Ruoka Saarioinen, Rye Valley, S&A Foods, Saarioinen, Sabatasso, Sabena, Sabena Catering, Sabormar, Sadar, Sagit, Salaisons Guemene, Saloir St Nicolas, Salomon, Samworth Brothers, Sanchez Jimenez, Sandwich Factory, Sandwich Man, Santa Maria, Sapori Antichi, Sara Lee, Sara Lee/ DE, Sardus Light Meals, SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System. , SAS Inflight, Saupiquet, Saveurs de France, Scab Kritsen, Scana No-liko Int'l, Scana Noliko, Scheff's Foods, Schulte und Sohn, Scofish, Scotfreeze, Scotfresh, Sepp's, Serious Food, Servair, Servi-frais, SFI SFI Sustainable Forestry Initiative (forest certification program of AF&PA)
SFI Santa Fe Institute (scientific research in Santa Fe, New Mexico)
SFI Science Foundation Ireland
SFI Six Figure Income
, Shannon Meats, Shell, Shell UK, Sicasal, Sill, Singapore Technolog., SK Chilled, Smees, Snowbird snowbird: see junco. , Socama, Socopa Viandes, Sodebo, Sofica, Sofrapain, Sole Mio, Sonnen Bassermann, Sopad Nestle, Sopaf, Soprat, Soprat Pizza, Span-ghero, Speedwich, Spice & Co, Spira Danmark, Spira Interes., SSC SSC Secondary School Certificate
SSC Standard Systems Center (USAF)
SSC State Services Commission (New Zealand)
SSC Swedish Space Corporation
SSC Salem State College (Massachusetts) 
, Stabburet, Stalaven, Star, Star-Kist Europe, Stateside state·side  
1. Of or in the continental United States.

2. Alaska Of or in the 48 contiguous states of the United States.

adv. Informal
 Foods, Steinhaus, Stock-meyer, Stoeffler, Stravra-kakis, Strickler, Struik, Struik Foods, Sudzucker, Sun, Sun Valley, Surgital, Svenska Nestle, Svila, Symington, Symphonie, Taco Tel, Tamenfo, Tarra-dellas, Tasty Foods, Telepizza, Tempe, Tendafrost, Ter Beke, Terrena, Texas Pacific, The Nestle Co., The Pizza Company, Theo Bauwens, Theo Coertjens, Tinsley, Tipiak, TMF TMF The Motley Fool
TMF The Music Factory (TV)
TMF Telemanagement Forum
TMF Texas Medical Foundation
TMF Terminated Merchant File (credit card systems)
TMF Trial Master File
TMF Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue
 Gruppe, Toft, Took Hook, Top Foods, Top Hat Foods, Top's Foods, Toppfry's, Toro Toro may refer to:
  • Denominación de Origen Toro, the Spanish wine region
  • Toró, the nickname of Rafael Ferreira Francisco, Brazilian football (soccer) player
, Trattoria trat·to·ri·a  
n. pl. trat·to·ri·as or trat·to·ri·e
An informal restaurant or tavern serving simple Italian dishes.

[Italian, from trattore, host, from trattare
, Trend Meal, Triballat, Trondhjems, Tryton, Tulip, Uncle Ben's, Uncle Wong, Unifrost, Unilever, Unilever Danmark, Union, Union PCA (tool, programming) PCA - A dynamic analyser from DEC giving information on run-time performance and code use. , Uniq, UPF UPF Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)
UPF University Press of Florida
UPF Ultraviolet Protection Factor
UPF Universal Preservation Format
UPF Upcountry People's Front (Sri Lanka) 
, Vaco, Valais, Valio, Valle de Arana, Vega Mayor, Verneuil Finances, Verre Oosten, Vi[?]osus, Viki, Vion, Vision Capital, Vitacuire, Vivandy, Vivartia, Vivatis, VK Muhlen, VLG VLG Village
VLG Viele Liebe Grüsse (German: Kind Regards)
VLG Very Large
VLG Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Villa Gesell (Airport Code)
VLG Ventral Lateral Geniculate Nucleus
VLG Varying Localized Geminal
, Vogeley, Vogliazzi, WA Turner, Wagner, Walden's, Walkers Bradgate, Walter Holland, Wasa, Weight Watchers, Weinberg-maier, Wessanen, Westler, Wiesenhof, WT Foods, Ybarra, Yphantis, Zamek, Zanae Nikoglou, Zonnatura Reforma, Zurita ,

The Ready Meals Market In Western Europe









Figure 2-1: 2008 Ready Meals Markets Vs Total Market 7


2.21 The Total Market by Country 9

Figure 2-2: Total 2008 Market by Country 9

Table 2-1: 2003 & 2008 Total Markets 9

2.22 The Total Market by Product 12

Figure 2-3: Total 2008 Market by Product 12

Table 2-2: 2003 & 2008 Product Markets 13

2.23 Identifying Leading Country/Product Markets 14

Figure 2-4: Total 2008 Market by Product 14

Figure 2-5: 2003 & 2008 Product Markets 15


2.31 Retail and Catering Market Overview 16

Table 2-3: 2003 & 2008 Retail and Catering Product Markets 16

2.32 Retail and Catering Analysis by Country 16

2.321 Retail Market Shares by Country 17

Figure 2-6: 2008 Country Retail Market Shares: All Selected Products 17

2.322 Catering Market Shares by Country 18

Figure 2-7: 2008 Country Catering Market Shares: All Selected Products 18

2.323 Catering Vs Retail Markets by Country 19

Figure 2-8: 2008 Catering Vs Retail Country Markets By Country 19

2.33 Retail Vs Catering Analysis by Product 20

2.331 Retail Market Shares by Product 20

Figure 2-9: 2008 Retail Market Shares by Country 20

2.332 Catering Market Shares by Product 20

Figure 2-10: 2008 Catering Market Shares by Product 21

2.333 Catering Vs Retail Markets by Product 22

Figure 2-11: 2008 Retail Vs Catering Markets By Country 22


2.41 Summary of Historic Trends 23

Table 2-4: 2003-2008 Growth Trend Rankings by Country 24

Table 2-5: 2003-2008 Growth Trend Rankings by Product 25

2.42 Country Market Analysis 26

2.421 Total Product Markets by Country 26

Figure 2-12: Total 2003 & 2008 Markets By Country 26

2.422 Expenditure Per Capita [Latin, By the heads or polls.] A term used in the Descent and Distribution of the estate of one who dies without a will. It means to share and share alike according to the number of individuals.  by Country 27

Figure 2-13: 2003 & 2008 Per Capita Expenditure By Country 27

Figure 2-14: 2003 & 2008 % Change in Per Capita Consumption 27

2.423 Market Growth by Country in Current Values 28

Figure 2-15: 2003 & 2008 Market Growth In Euro Millions By Country 28

2.424 Real Percent Market Growth by Country 29

Figure 2-16: 2003 & 2008 Real Av. Annual % Market Growth by Country 29

2.425 Current Value & Real % Growth Rates Growth Rates

The compounded annualized rate of growth of a company's revenues, earnings, dividends, or other figures.

Remember, historically high growth rates don't always mean a high rate of growth looking into the future.
 Compared by Country 30

Figure 2-17: 2003 & 2008 Absolute and Percent Growth Rates by Country 30

2.43 Product Market Analysis 30

2.431 Total Markets by Product 31

Figure 2-18: Total 2003 & 2008 Markets By Product 31

2.432 Expenditure Per Capita by Product 32

Figure 2-19: 2003 & 2008 Per Capita Expenditure By Product 32

Figure 2-20: 2003 & 2008 % Change in Per Capita Consumption 32

2.433 Total Market Growth by Product in Current Values 33

Figure 2-21: 2003 & 2008 Market Growth In Euro Millions By Product 33

2.434 Real Percent Market Growth by Product 34

Figure 2-22: 2003 & 2008 Real Av. Annual % Market Growth by Product 34

2.435 Current Value & Real % Growth Rates Compared by Product 34

Figure 2-23: 2003 & 2008 Absolute and Percent Growth Rates by Product 35


2.51 Forecast 2008 & 2011 Value Market Growth by Product 36

Figure 2-24: Forecast 2008 & 2011 Market Growth by Product 36

2.52 Forecast 2008 & 2011 Real Percent Market Growth by Product 37

Figure 2-25: Forecast 2008 & 2011 Real % Market Growth by Product 37

2.53 Forecast 2008 & 2011 Growth Rates Compared by Product 38

Figure 2-26: Forecast Euro Million & Real % Market Growth by Product 38

Table 2-6: 2008 & 2011 Forecast Growth Rates by Product 41


2.61 Introduction 41

Figure 2-27: Strategic Market Presence of Top-10 Companies 41

2.62 The Top Players in Western Europe 41

2.621 Market Dominance 41

2.622 Market Presence 41

2.63 Strategic Market Overview 41

Table 2-7: Western Europe Top-10 Company Market Shares by Country 42

2.64 Assessing the Major Forces in the Market 45

Figure 2-27: Dominance of the Top-30 Companies 44

Figure 2-28: Branded Vs Own Label 44

Figure 2-29: Presence of Top-10 Companies by Country 44

Figure 2-30: Dominance of Top-10 Companies Present in Each Country 44

2.65 Dominance of the Top 10 Companies in Western Europe 45

Table 2-8: The Top-100 Companies by Market Share in Western Europe 46




Table 2- 9: 2003 Country & Product Markets by Value 48

Table 2-10: 2008 Country & Product Markets by Value 49

Table 2-11: 2008 Retail Country & Product Markets 50

Table 2-12: 2008 Foodservice Country & Product Markets 51

Table 2-13: 2003 & 2008 Country/Product Growth in Current Euro Millions 52

Table 2-14: 2003 & 2008 Country/Product Real Av. Ann. % Growth Rates 53

Table 2-15: 2003 Country & Product Markets by Volume 54

Table 2-16: 2008 Country & Product Markets by Volume 55

Table 2-17: 2003 & 2008 Retail Market Share of Each Country and Product Market 56

Table 2-18: 2008 Catering Market Share of Each Country and Product Market 57

Table 2-19: 2008 Retail Market Shares 58

Table 2-20: 2008 Catering Market Shares 59

Table 2-21: 2008 Retail Expenditure Per Capita 60

Table 2-22: 2008 Catering Expenditure Per Capita 61


(See Detailed, Commented Samples)


3.11 Total Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 63

3.12 Total Demand by Value, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 64

3.13 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008 65

3.14 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Value (Euros or US$), 2003, 2007 and 2008 66

3.15 Company Market Shares by Value, 2009 (updated to preceding month) 67

3.16 Branded, Unbranded, Own Label and Artisanal Distribution Channels, 2009 67


3.21 Total Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 69

3.22 Total Demand by Value, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 70

3.23 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008 71

3.24 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Value (Euros or US$), 2003, 2007 and 2008 72

3.25 Company Market Shares by Value, 2009 (updated to preceding month) 73

3.26 Branded, Unbranded, Own Label and Artisanal Distribution Channels, 2009 73


3.31 Total Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 75

3.32 Total Demand by Value, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 76

3.33 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008 77

3.34 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Value (Euros or US$), 2003, 2007 and 2008 78

3.35 Company Market Shares by Value, 2009 (updated to preceding month) 79

3.36 Branded, Unbranded, Own Label and Artisanal Distribution Channels, 2009 79


3.41 Total Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 81

3.42 Total Demand by Value, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 82

3.43 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008 83

3.44 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Value (Euros or US$), 2003, 2007 and 2008 84

3.45 Company Market Shares by Value, 2009 (updated to preceding month) 85

3.46 Branded, Unbranded, Own Label and Artisanal Distribution Channels, 2009 85


3.51 Total Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 87

3.52 Total Demand by Value, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 88

3.53 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008 89

3.54 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Value (Euros or US$), 2003, 2007 and 2008 90

3.55 Company Market Shares by Value, 2009 (updated to preceding month) 91

3.56 Branded, Unbranded, Own Label and Artisanal Distribution Channels, 2009 91


3.61 Total Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 93

3.62 Total Demand by Value, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 94

3.63 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008 95

3.64 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Value (Euros or US$), 2003, 2007 and 2008 96

3.65 Company Market Shares by Value, 2009 (updated to preceding month) 97

3.66 Branded, Unbranded, Own Label and Artisanal Distribution Channels, 2009 97


3.71 Total Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 99

3.72 Total Demand by Value, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and Forecast 2009, 2010 and 2011 100

3.73 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Volume, 2003, 2007 and 2008 101

3.74 Retail & Foodservice Demand by Value (Euros or US$), 2003, 2007 and 2008 102

3.75 Company Market Shares by Value, 2009 (updated to preceding month) 103

3.76 Branded, Unbranded, Own Label and Artisanal Distribution Channels, 2009 103


(See Company List and Detailed, Commented Samples)

Western Europe

Number of Companies cited: 855

Number of Company Market Shares cited: 1083

General: This section provides an alphabetic listing of the 855 holding,

independant and subsidiary companies covered by this report.

Key Definition: Company Market Shares by value given for the Total Market

(retail, foodservice and artisanal), and not for a potentially misleading

segment of the market only.

Up-to-date: FFT's underlying International Food & Drink Markets database is

updated continuously to preceding month, in particular including

significant on-going Mergers & Acqusitions (M&A's).

2009 Company Data Provided

(updated to about one month preceding publication)

Company Market Shares by Product (see product market sections above)

* Up to Top-10 Holding Companies by Country, Region and Product

* Key Local Subsidiaries by country and product for each Holding Company.

* 2009 Company Market Shares by Value by Region, Country and Product

Full Alphabetic Company Listing 106 - 254

* All 855 Companies Identified in this report (see company list).

* Key Country Subsidiaries by Country and Product for each Holding Company

* 2009 Company Market Shares and Rankings by Country & Product

* Estimated contribution by product to each company's regional sales turnover

(percent shares at retail and foodservice buy-in prices)

Major Brands And Company "Who Owns Whom" (see Major Brands section below)

* Key Subsidiaries and Brands by Holding Company

* "Who Owns Whom" listing identifying holding companies and subsidiaries.

Significant Mergers & Acqusitions (M&A's) - see listing online at


(estimated number of pages)

* Companies and Brands by Product & Country 278

* Companies and Brands by Holding and Key Subsidiary Company 300

* "Who Owns Whom" listing identifying holding companies and subsidiaries. 300 - 322


The following annexes are available online

(see "Supporting Data" online on navigation bar at

1. 11-Language Product Lexicon

2. Product Definitions

3. Company Abbreviations

4. Cat and Dog Populations

5. Human Populations

6. Euro Exchange Rates

7. US$ Exchange Rates

Following Pages:

* About FFT

* About FFT's Food & Drink Strategic Information Services See Information Systems.  

* Product and Country Coverage of the full database

* Key Definitions and Methodology

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