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Frozen Food Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Frozen Food Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31141 | Sep 2016

Fresh, not frozen: Revenue growth will slow as fresher products gain popularity among consumers

IBISWorld’s Frozen Food Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Product innovation will benefit producers, but demand for fresh foods will limit growth
  • In response to rising health concerns, operators have introduced more healthful alternatives
  • Demand from the leading export markets, Japan and Canada, is expected to remain steady
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Frozen Food Production industry grew only slightly over the past five years as rising disposable income enabled consumers to trade up to substitute products. With more money to spend, consumers purchased fresh produce over frozen varieties and dined out more frequently. Growing health concerns also caused many consumers to purchase fewer frozen foods, which are often perceived to be less healthy than fresher meals. Over the next five years, manufacturers will continue to develop new products that appeal to health-conscious consumers and invest in marketing campaigns to boost the image of frozen foods. As more Americans return to work and have less time to prepare meals from scratch, they will opt for the convenience of frozen meals... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Frozen Food Production industry has stagnated over the past five years as consumers have returned to fresher alternatives at grocery stores, while improving disposable income levels in the years following the global recession have also enabled consumers to dine out more often. Meanwhile, health trends have made health-conscious consumers increasingly wary of eating processed foods in general and frozen dinners in particular. Shifts in taste preferences have also been unfavorable to the industry’s frozen juice concentrate product segment, which declined considerably over the past five years as consumers switched over to fresh produce and not-from-concentrate juice products.

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Additional Insights for the Frozen Food Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Frozen Food Production Industry are

  • Product differentiation
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Agricultural price index and Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption in the Frozen Food Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Frozen Food Production Industry?

    Operators in this industry produce frozen packaged foods, which include frozen fruits, vegetables and juices; frozen packaged meals and side dishes (excluding unprocessed seafood); frozen pizza; frozen whipped toppings; and frozen breakfast and baked goods, such as waffles and pancakes. These products are then distributed to retail grocery stores, food wholesalers and the hospitality industry.

    Industry Products
    Frozen prepared foods and entreesFrozen vegetablesFrozen pizzaFrozen breakfastFrozen fruit and juice concentrates
    Industry Activities
    Producing frozen fruit and fruit juicesProducing frozen vegetablesProducing frozen dinners and snacksProducing frozen pizzas Producing frozen breakfast foods

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Agricultural price index
  • Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Healthy, premium products confront weakened sales
  • Profit and industry contraction
  • Increasing trade and competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Food consumption trends
  • Profit margins, trade and industry structure
  • Table: Frozen Food Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Frozen Food Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Frozen Food Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Community Food Services
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Corn Farming
  • Flour Milling
  • Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Soybean Farming
  • Sugar Processing
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Wheat, Barley & Sorghum Farming
  • Products & Services
  • Frozen prepared foods and entrees
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Frozen pizza
  • Frozen breakfast
  • Frozen fruit and juice concentrates
  • Other
  • Chart: Frozen Food Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Food service establishments
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Frozen Food Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Frozen Food Production
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Frozen Food Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Nestle SA
    ConAgra Foods Inc.
    The Schwan Food Company
  • Table: Nestle SA - financial performance
  • Table: ConAgra Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: The Schwan Food Company - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Frozen Food Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Frozen Food Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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)
  • per capita disposable income (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A form of food preservation in which the food is heated quickly to reach the boiling point of water, after which it is immediately soaked in cold water to halt the cooking process.
  • Cryogenic Freezing
  • A method of rapid cooling in which food is exposed to sub-zero temperatures to stop spoilage. Carbon dioxide (dry ice) or liquid nitrogen is often used to accelerate the cooling process.
  • Flash Freezing
  • A freezing technique in which water contained inside a food source is subjected to temperatures well below its freezing point, which prevents ice crystal from forming within the food

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Frozen Food Production market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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