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World Soups Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Soups in Thousands of Metric Tons. The specific product segments analyzed are Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups, and Other Soups. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 223 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Bay Valley Foods, LLC, Baxters of Speyside Ltd, Campbell Soup Co., ConAgra Foods, Inc., H. J. Heinz Co, Nestle SA, Premier Foods Plc, The Hain Celestial Group, Unilever PLC, Hindustan Lever Ltd., and Unilever Foodsolutions.. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


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A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT 


CONTENTS 


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Canned Soups I-3 
Dehydrated Soups I-4 
Other Soups I-4 


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Market Dynamics II-1 
Market Overview and Analysis II-1 
Convenience Reigns Supreme II-1 
An MNC Controlled Market II-1 
Soups Market: Witnessing New Flavor Introductions II-1 
Organic Soups Gaining Ground II-2 
Seasonality: Greatly Influencing the Type of Soup Consumed II-2 
Packaging: A Critical Element in Tempting Consumers II-2 
Shift towards Eco-friendly Packaging II-2 
Key Success Factors in the Soup Market II-2 

2. Categorization of Soups II-3 
Canned Soups II-3 
Condensed Soups II-3 
Ready-to-Serve Soups II-3 
Refrigerated Soups (Frozen) II-3 
Dehydrated Soups II-4 
Soup Mixes II-4 
Ramens II-4 
Soup Starters II-4 
Bouillon II-4 

3. Market Trends & Issues II-5 
Increasing Demand for Convenience Foods II-5 
Market for Packaged Foods: Growing at a Rapid Pace II-5 
Soups: No More a Cold-Weather Food II-5 
Packaging Innovations Drive the Demand for Soups II-5 
Growing Soups Market Fueling Demand for Private Label Soups II-6 
Premium Priced Chilled Soups Gaining Grounds II-6 
Soups Heating Up the Menu Offerings of Restaurants II-6 
Health Consciousness Drive the Demand for Soups II-6 
Characterized by a Plethora of Product Launches II-7 
Soups Getting Fruitier II-7 
Innovative Presentation Fuels Up the Soups Market II-7 
Intensified Competition II-7 
Rising Ad and Promo Budgets II-7 
Restructuring: Order of the Day in the Food Industry II-8 
Homemade Soups: Still the Preferred Soup II-8 
Growing Demand for Bird's Nest Soup Creates Concern II-8 
Growing Demand for Shark-Fin Soups Endangers the Shark Population II-8 

4. Product Innovations/Introductions II-9 
Campbell Extends Lower Sodium Range of Soups II-9 
Campbell Forays into Russian Market II-9 
Campbell Introduces Swanson Brand in China II-9 
Campbell Extends Lower Sodium Soups Range II-9 
ConAgra Foods Introduces Three Soup Varieties II-9 
Heinz Introduces Premium Soups II-10 
Unilever Launch of Knorr Colour Soups II-10 
Campbell Introduces Instant Cup Soups in Japan II-10 
Batchelors Launches New Range of Wet Soups II-10 
Progresso Launches Reduced Sodium Soups II-10 
HLL Introduces New Soups II-11 
Campbell Soup Introduces Low Sodium Sea Salt Soups II-11 
Amy's Kitchen Launches New Soups II-11 
Stockmeyer Releases New Packaged Soups in the UK II-11 
Baxters Launches Healthy Helpings II-11 
Polish Winiary Launches Instant Soups II-11 
New Line of Vegetable Soups from Campbell II-11 
Dabur Launches Soups in Indian Market II-12 
Safeway Unveils New Line of Refrigerated Soups II-12 
Frontier Soups Unveils New Line of Soup Mixes II-12 
Blount Seafood Unveils Native American Soups II-12 
New Italia Soups from StockPot II-12 

5. Product Introductions in Recent Past II-13 
Country Choice Foods Unveils New Soup Variety II-13 
Campbell Soup Upgrades Soup Line II-13 
New Covent Garden Offers New Soups II-13 
Campbell Soup Introduces New Single-Serve Soups II-13 
Topco Associates Offers New Chunky Ready to Serve Canned Soups II-13 
Unilever Bestfoods Offers Two New Dehydrated Knorr Soups II-13 
Findus Launches Eight New Frozen Soup Flavors II-13 
Campbell Offers New Ready-to-Serve Soups in Aseptic Packages II-14 
Pacific Foods Introduces New Pacific All Natural Soups II-14 
Ngai Tahu Seafood Launches New Gourmet Seafood Soups II-14 
Campbell Soup Introduces New Pasta Soups for Children II-14 
Campbell Soup Unveils New Ready to Serve Canned Soups II-14 
Heartland Soups Offers New All-Natural Fresh Soups II-14 
Knorr Holding Unveils New Knorr(r) Ready-to-Serve Vegetarian Soups II-15 
Phillips Foods Introduces New Crab Soups II-15 
NORPAC Foods Offer New Soups II-15 
Brelita Foods Offers Turkish Kitchen Frozen Soups II-15 
North Aire Launches New Chilled Fruit Soups II-15 
Baxters Introduces New Fresh Soups II-15 
Campbell Soup Launches New Sippable Soups II-16 
Erasco Introduces New Ready-to-Eat Soups II-16 
Weikfeld Launches Campbell Condensed Soups II-16 
Kettle Cuisine Offers New Veggie Winter Soups II-16 
Baxters Introduces Ambient Noodle Soups in Pouches II-16 
Heinz Launches Big Soup Varieties II-16 
Heinz Rolls Out Organic Soups II-16 
Heinz Debuts Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup II-16 
Campbell Launches New Condensed Chicken Noodle Soups II-17 
Arkopharma Launches New Dehydrated Vegetable Soups II-17 
Annie Chun's Unveils New Gourmet Asian Soups II-17 
Campbell Soups Introduces Classic Ready to Serve Canned Soups II-17 
Heinz Launches Three New Winter Soups II-17 
Gourmet Award Offers New Meal Soup Mix II-17 
North Aire Introduces French Onion Soup Mix II-17 
Truesoups Offers New Premier Ready-to-Use Soups II-17 
Bookbinder's Food Introduces New Frozen Seafood Soups II-18 
Bestfoods Specialty Unveils New Knorr Naturals Hearty Soup Mixes II-18 
Bistro Garden Offers New Ready-Made Soups II-18 
Old World Spices & Seasonings Launches Gourmet Soups for One 
Soup Mixes II-18 
Go Organic Introduces New Low-Salt Organic Soups II-18 
Campbell Soup Launches New Ready-to-Serve Canned Soup II-18 
Campbell Launches New Range of Ready-to-Serve Classics II-19 
Erasco Introduces Two New Soups II-19 
Jurgen Langbein Introduces Five New Canned Soups II-19 
Campbell Soup Launches New Ready-to-Serve Canned Soups II-19 

6. Recent Industry Activity II-20 
Campbell's Condensed Soup Rebranded II-20 
Campbell to Manufacture Soups in Russia II-20 
Ajinomoto Acquires New Season Foods II-20 
Campbell Restructures Business in North America II-20 
Heinz Australia to Establish New Production Line II-20 
Baxters Food Group Acquires CanGro Soup II-21 
Premier Foods Acquires Assets and Business of Campbell Soup II-21 
TreeHouse Foods Acquires Del Monte's Business Operations II-21 
Nestle Australia to Acquire Uncle Tobys II-21 
Baxters Opens a New Flagship Store II-21 
Heinz Acquires Appetizers And Inc. of Chicago II-21 
Baxters Acquires Soup-Experts of Canada II-22 
Heinz Renovates Soup Products II-22 

7. Strategic Developments in Recent Past II-23 
Campbell Acquires Erin Foods II-23 
Heinz Acquires Truesoups II-23 
Campbell Launches Marketing Initiatives for Regaining Market 
Share II-23 
Campbell Acquires Market Leading Soup and Sauce Businesses of 
Unilever in Europe II-23 
Heinz Acquires Sauce and Soup Business from Borden Foods II-23 
Castle Maclellan Foods Drops the Luxury Line of Seafood Soups II-24 
Campbell Soup Reorganizes North American Operations II-24 
Unilever Sells Off its Bestfoods Baking Company II-24 
Unilever Acquires BestFoods II-24 
Bestfoods Acquires Arisco II-24 

8. Focus on Select Players II-25 
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Japan) II-25 
Bay Valley Foods, LLC (USA) II-25 
Baxters of Speyside Ltd (UK) II-25 
Campbell Soup Co. (USA) II-26 
ConAgra Foods, Inc. (USA) II-26 
H. J. Heinz Co (USA) II-27 
Nestle SA (Switzerland) II-27 
Premier Foods Plc (UK) II-28 
The Hain Celestial Group (USA) II-28 
Unilever PLC (UK) II-28 
Hindustan Unilever Limited (India) II-28 
Unilever Foodsolutions (USA) II-29 

9. Global Market Perspective II-30 
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis 
for Soups by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures 
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30 

Table 2: World Long Term Projections for Soups by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31 

Table 3: World Historic Market Review for Soups by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32 

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Soups by Geographic 
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America 
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008, & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33 

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis 
for Canned Soups by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest 
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34 

Table 6: World Long Term Projections for Canned Soups by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35 

Table 7: World Historic Market Review for Canned Soups by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36 

Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Canned Soups by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008,& 
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37 

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis 
for Dehydrated Soups by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest 
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38 

Table 10: World Long Term Projections for Dehydrated Soups by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39 

Table 11: World Historic Market Review for Dehydrated Soups by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40 

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Dehydrated Soups by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008,& 
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41 

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis 
for Other Soups by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest 
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42 

Table 14: World Long Term Projections for Other Soups by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43 

Table 15: World Historic Market Review for Other Soups by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44 

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Soups by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008,& 
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45 


III. MARKET 

1. The United States III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Soups: An All Time Favorite Food III-1 
Table 17: US Soups Market (2001-2006): Value Sales in US$ 
Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1 

Table 18: US Soups Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown by 
Company for Campbell Soup Co., General Mills Inc. and 
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 
Demographics III-2 
Canned Soups III-2 
Ready-to-Serve Soups III-2 
Experiencing Rapid Growth III-2 
Table 19: US Market for Ready-to-Serve Soups (2007): Top 
10 Brands Ranked by Dollar Sales (In US $ Million) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 

Table 20: US Market for Ready-to-Serve Soups (2007): Top 
10 Brands Ranked by Unit Sales ((In Million Units) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 

Table 21: US Ready-to-Serve Soups Market (2004 & 2005): 
Leading Players' Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for 
Campbell Soup, General Mills, Private Label and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4 
Refrigerated Soups III-4 
Luring Singles III-4 
Private Label Soups: Dominating the Segment III-4 
Table 22: US Market for Refrigerated Fresh Soups: 
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales of Leading Vendors 
for the Year Ending March 25, 2007 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-4 

Table 23: US Wet Soups Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage 
Breakdown by Company - Campbell Soup Co, General Mills 
Inc, Con Agra Inc Del Monte Foods Company, Private Label 
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5 
Dehydrated Soups III-5 
Table 24: US Dehydrated Soups Market (2002-2006): Value 
Sales in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5 
Table 25: US Market for Condensed Soups (2007): Top 10 
Brands Ranked by Dollar Sales (In US $ Million) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6 

Table 26: US Market for Condensed Soups (2007): Top 10 
Brands Ranked by Unit Sales ((In Million Units) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6 

Table 27: US Market for Dry Soups: Top 10 Brands Ranked by 
Dollar Sales for the Year Ending October 2006 (In US $ 
Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6 

Table 28: US Market for Dry Soups: Top 10 Brands Ranked by 
Unit Sales for the Year Ending October 2006 (In Million 
Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7 
Instant Soups III-7 
Table 29: US Instant Soups Market (2002-2006): Value Sales 
in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7 
Broth III-8 
In New Light III-8 
Table 30: US Market for Ready-to-Serve Broths: Top 10 
Brands Ranked by Dollar Sales for the Year Ending October 
2006 (In US $ Million) (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-8 

Table 31: US Market for Ready-to-Serve Broths: Top 10 
Brands Ranked by Unit Sales for the Year Ending October 
2006 ((In Million Units) (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-8 

Table 32: US Market for Ramen Soups: Top 10 Brands Ranked 
by Dollar Sales for the Year Ending October 2006 (In US $ 
Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 

Table 33: US Market for Ramen Soups: Top 10 Brands Ranked 
by Unit Sales for the Year Ending October 2006(In Million 
Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 
Organic Soups III-9 
A New Category III-9 
Market Trends III-9 
Soups with Additional Supplements Gaining Prominence III-9 
Convenience Spelling Success III-10 
Asian Flavors Fuels Up the Soups Market III-10 
Changing Consumer Lifestyle Propels the Demand for RTS Soups III-10 
Chilled Vegetable Soups Gain Popularity as Favorite Summer 
Drinks III-10 
Canned Soups Sales Witnesses a Push Driven by the 
Terrorist's Attack III-11 
Growing Health Consciousness Propel the Launch of 
Nutraceutical Soups III-11 
Import & Export Scenario III-11 
Table 34: US Soups Market (2004, 2005 & 2006): Import of 
'Soups & Broths and Preparations Thereof' by Country in US$ 
Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 

Table 35: US Soups Market (2004, 2005 & 2006): Export of 
'Soups & Broths and Preparations Thereof' by Country in US$ 
Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12 
Product Launches III-12 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-17 
Focus on Key Players III-19 
B.Market Analytics III-22 
Table 36: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis 
for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated 
Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 

Table 37: US Long Term Projections for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 

Table 38: US Historic Market Review for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 39: US 15-Year Perspective for Soups by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Canned 
Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 1998, 
2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 

2. Canada III-24 
A.Market Analysis III-24 
Import & Export Scenario III-24 
Table 40: Canadian Soups Market (2005): Import of ' Soups & 
Broths and Preparations Thereof' by Country in US$ Million 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 41: Canadian Soups Market (2004): Import of 'Soups & 
Broths and Preparations Thereof' by Country in US$ Million 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 42: Canadian Soups Market (2005): Export of 'Soups & 
Broths and Preparations Thereof' by Country in US$ Million 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 

Table 43: Canadian Soups Market (2004): Export of 'Soups & 
Broths and Preparations Thereof' by Country in US$ Million 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-25 
B.Market Analytics III-26 
Table 44: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market 
Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-26 

Table 45: Canadian Long Term Projections for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27 

Table 46: Canadian Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27 

Table 47: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Soups by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Canned 
Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 1998, 
2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 

3. Japan III-29 
A.Market Analysis III-29 
Impact of Seasonality: Almost Negligible III-29 
Growing Demand for Dried Soups Fuels Up the Japanese Soups 
Market III-29 
Ajinomoto: The Leading Player III-29 
Table 48: Japanese Instant Soups Market (2005): Percentage 
Breakdown of Value Sales for Western Style in Cups by 
Company for Ajinomoto Inc, Pokka Corporation and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 49: Japanese Instant Soups Market (2005): Percentage 
Breakdown of Value Sales for Other Instant Western Style by 
Company for Ajinomoto Inc, Pokka Corporation and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 50: Japanese Instant Soups Market (2005): Percentage 
Breakdown of Value Sales for Miso in Cups by Company for 
Marukome, Hanamaruki, Asahimatsu Shokuhin, Nagatanlen and 
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 51: Japanese Instant Soups Market (2005): Percentage 
Breakdown of Value Sales for Other Instant Miso by Company 
for Nagatanlen, Marukome, Hanamaruki and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 
Product Launch III-31 
Strategic Corporate Development III-31 
Focus on Key Players III-31 
B.Market Analytics III-33 
Table 52: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market 
Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-33 

Table 53: Japanese Long Term Projections for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33 

Table 54: Japanese Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 

Table 55: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Soups by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Canned 
Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 1998, 
2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 

4. Europe III-35 
A.Market Analysis III-35 
Market Trends III-35 
Health Consciousness Drives the Demand for Low Fat Soups in 
Europe III-35 
Packaging Innovations Drive the Demand for Chilled Soups in 
Europe III-35 
Growing Demand for Ethnic Soups Fuels Up the Sale of 
Premium Brands in Europe III-35 
B.Market Analytics III-36 
Table 56: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market 
Analysis for Soups by Geographic Region - France, Germany, 
Italy, United Kingdom, Spain and Rest of European Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 57: European Long Term Projections for Soups by 
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and 
Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37 

Table 58: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market 
Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-37 

Table 59: European Long Term Projections for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38 

Table 60: European Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, 
Spain and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38 

Table 61: European Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 62: European15-Year Perspective for Soups by 
Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain and Rest of 
European Markets for 1998, 2008, & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 63: European15-Year Perspective for Soups by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Canned 
Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 1998, 
2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40 

4a. France III-41 
A.Market Analysis III-41 
Soup: A Staple Diet III-41 
Market Trends III-41 
Innovative Packaging Fuels Up the Canned Soups Segment III-41 
Premium Brands and Products with Elaborate Recipes Fuel Up 
the Soup Market III-41 
Liebig: The Leading Brand III-41 
B.Market Analytics III-42 
Table 64: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market 
Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 65: French Long Term Projections for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 66: French Historic Market Review for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 

Table 67: French15-Year Perspective for Soups by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Canned 
Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 1998, 
2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 

4b. Germany III-44 
A.Market Analysis III-44 
Market Trends III-44 
Private Labels: Driving the Soup Market III-44 
New Product Developments to Boost Up the Sales of Soups III-44 
Chilled Soups Sector Poised to Witness Impressive Growth III-44 
Product Launches III-44 
Key Player III-45 
B.Market Analytics III-46 
Table 68: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market 
Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-46 

Table 69: German Long Term Projections for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46 

Table 70: German Historic Market Review for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47 

Table 71: German 15-Year Perspective for Soups by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Canned 
Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 1998, 
2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47 

4c. Italy III-48 
A.Market Analysis III-48 
Inferior Perception of Ready-Made Soups Restrains the Growth III-48 
Product Launches III-48 
Key Player III-48 
B.Market Analytics III-49 
Table 72: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market 
Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-49 

Table 73: Italian Long Term Projections for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
correspondingGraph/Chart) III-49 

Table 74: Italian Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 75: Italian15-Year Perspective for Soups by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Canned 
Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 1998, 
2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

4d. The United Kingdom III-51 
A.Market Analysis III-51 
Soup: A Customary Light Meal III-51 
Industry Overview III-51 
Table 76: UK Soups Market (2004-2006): Value Sales in US$ 
Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52 

Table 77: UK Dry Soup Market (2005): Leading Players' 
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for 
Campbell/Batchelors, Unilever and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52 

Table 78: UK Ambient Wet Soup Market (2005): Leading 
Players' Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Heinz, 
Baxters, Campbell and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-52 

Table 79: UK Chilled Soup Market (2005): Leading Players' 
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for New Convent Garden, 
Baxters and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52 

Table 80: UK Soups Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage Market 
Share of Value Sales by Leading Brands for Heinz Classics, 
New Covent Garden, Batchelors Cup a Soup, Heinz Big Soup, 
Baxters Favorites, Heinz WeightWatchers, Baxters Healthy 
Choice, Campbell's Condensed, Baxters Vegetarian Soup and 
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53 
Market Trends III-53 
New Flavors and Convenience Fuels Up the UK and Irish Soups 
Market III-53 
Growing Popularity of Ethnic Foods Drive the Demand for 
Ethnic Soups III-54 
Premium Brands Boost the UK Soups Market III-54 
Chilled Soup Market: Experiencing Phenomenal Growth III-54 
Health Consciousness and Concerns Over GM Foods Fuel Up the 
Demand for Chilled Soups III-54 
New Covent Garden Soup Co.: Pioneer in the Fresh Soup Market III-54 
Product Launches III-55 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-56 
Focus on Key Players III-57 
B.Market Analytics III-59 
Table 81: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis 
for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated 
Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59 

Table 82: UK Long Term Projections for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59 

Table 83: UK Historic Market Review for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60 

Table 84: UK 15-Year Perspective for Soups by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Canned 
Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 1998, 
2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60 

4e. Spain III-61 
A.Market Analysis III-61 
Homemade Soups Dominate the Spanish Soup Market III-61 
Key Player III-61 
B.Market Analytics III-62 
Table 85: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market 
Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-62 

Table 86: Spanish Long Term Projections for Soups by Product 
Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62 

Table 87: Spanish Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63 

Table 88: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Soups by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Canned 
Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 1998, 
2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63 

4f. Rest of Europe III-64 
A.Market Analysis III-64 
An Overview of Select Markets III-64 
Switzerland III-64 
Turkey III-64 
Hungary III-64 
Slovak Republic and Czech Republic III-64 
Ireland III-65 
Poland III-65 
Product Launches III-66 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-66 
Focus on Key Players III-67 
B.Market Analytics III-67 
Table 89: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future 
Market Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-67 

Table 90: Rest of Europe Long Term Projections for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68 

Table 91: Rest of Europe Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68 

Table 92: Rest of Europe15-Year Perspective for Soups by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 
1998, 2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69 

5. Asia Pacific III-70 
A.Market Analysis III-70 
Brief Description of Select Markets III-70 
Australia III-70 
Heinz: The Leading Player III-70 
China III-70 
China to Lead the Bouillon Soups Sector III-70 
India III-70 
Indian Soups Market Poised to Witness Healthy Growth III-70 
Clash of Titans: Maggi and Knorr III-71 
Vietnam III-71 
Malaysia III-71 
Product Launches III-71 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-72 
Hindustan Unilever Limited (India) - A Key Player III-73 
B.Market Analytics III-74 
Table 93: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market 
Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-74 

Table 94: Asia-Pacific Long Term Projections for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74 

Table 95: Asia-Pacific Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75 

Table 96: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Soups by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 
1998, 2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75 

6. Latin America III-76 
A.Market Analysis III-76 
Brief Description of Select Markets III-76 
Argentina III-76 
Growing Demand for Convenience Foods III-76 
Changing Consumer Lifestyle Propels the Demand for Ready 
Dry Soups III-76 
Brazil III-76 
Dried Soup Mix by Nestle III-76 
New Range of Soups from Liotecnica III-76 
Liotecnica Ind Launches a Range of Sea Soup Sopa de Peixe 
Soups III-77 
Liotecnica Ind e Com Offers Three New Soup Mix III-77 
Mexico III-77 
Sixth Largest Market for Bouillons III-77 
Chile III-77 
B.Market Analytics III-78 
Table 97: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future 
Market Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-78 

Table 98: Latin America Long Term Projections for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78 

Table 99: Latin American Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79 

Table 100: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Soups by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 
1998, 2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79 

7. Rest of World III-80 
A.Market Analysis III-80 
Jamaica III-80 
Spice: Key Ingredient in Soups III-80 
B.Market Analytics III-80 
Table 101: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future 
Market Analysis for Soups by Product Segment - Canned Soups, 
Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-80 

Table 102: Rest of World Long Term Projections for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81 

Table 103: Rest of World Historic Market Review for Soups by 
Product Segment - Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other 
Soup Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81 

Table 104: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Soups by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Canned Soups, Dehydrated Soups and Other Soup Markets for 
1998, 2008, & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82 


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