Eat and run: Revenue will continue growing, as demand for quick and healthy food soars

The Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing industry has thrived in the five years to 2016. Heightened obesity rates and increased demand for convenience products are two long-term trends that have strongly favored meal replacement goods. Moving forward, demand for meal replacement products is expected to remain strong. Rising per capita disposable income and increasing health consciousness in consumers will create positive conditions for manufacturers over the next five years. Additionally, Americans will continue to struggle with weight loss and want to improve their nutrition, which will precipitate stronger demand for simple products, such as meal replacement items...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Profit margins are expected to improve and greater demand for health products will bolster overall growth
  • To help offset rising costs, many companies increased product prices
  • As Americans go back to work, many will have less free time and demand convenient foods
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration due to a large number of medium-size businesses that cater to narrow demographics or participate in only one product category. In 2016, the four largest companies are estimated to account for less than 40.0% of industry revenue, despite the presence of large operators like Herbalife or Abbott Laboratories. During the past five years, Herbalife is the only major company that has increased its market share through strong acquisitions and increasing the number of distributors that provide products. In contrast, Kainos Capital's market share has fallen significantly due to the poor performance of the Slim Fast brand. Sli...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Healthy eating index and Per capita disposable income in the Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture dietary supplement products known as meal replacements. These products come as prepackaged powdered drink mixes, ready-to-drink beverages or edible bars designed to replace prepared meals. This industry does not include protein powders, sports nutrition products or edible bars marketed as a protein supplement rather than a meal replacement.

    Industry Products
  • Ready-to-drink shakes
  • Powdered products
  • Industry Activities
  • Producing edible bars
  • Producing RTD shakes
  • Producing prepared powdered drink mixes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Healthy eating index
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of milk
  • Regulation for the Vitamin & Supplement Manufacturing industry
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Shifting consumer preferences
  • Industry structure and trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Favorable macroeconomic and demographic shifts
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Direct Selling Companies

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chocolate Production
  • Corn Farming
  • Dairy Farms
  • Fruit & Nut Farming
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Oilseed Farming
  • Soybean Farming
  • Sugarcane Harvesting

  • Products & Services
  • Ready-to-drink shakes
  • Other
  • Powdered products
  • Chart: Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Mass market
  • Direct marketers
  • Health product and specialty stores
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Internet
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Abbott Laboratories, Herbalife Ltd.,
  • Table: Abbott Laboratories - financial performance
  • Table: Herbalife Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Meal Replacement Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Healthy eating index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Meal Replacement
  • A prepared food product that consumers may substitute for a regular meal.
  • Obesity
  • A medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated, so that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and increased health problems.
  • Ready-To-Drink
  • Goods that can be consumed at that moment, compared with products that need preparation.
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