Ready Meals Packaging in Japan

July 2022
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Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Ready Meals Packaging industry in Japan with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

If you're in the Ready Meals Packaging industry in Japan, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Ready Meals Packaging in Japan report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Ready Meals Packaging in Japan?
  • Which are the major pack types and how are they performing in Japan?
  • Have there been any packaging legislative changes in the past 12 months?
  • How are consumption trends impacting the packaging landscape?
  • What are the key trends and latest product developments in packaging?
  • How important are sustainability and recycling to consumers in Japan?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most significant?

Ready Meals Packaging in Japan - Category analysis


Demand for chilled ready meals packaging picks up in 2021, but unable to offset the losses from 2020
Shelf stable ready meals packaging declines in 2021 after the spike in demand seen a year earlier
Convenience stores drive shift to microwaveable packaging
Slow growth expected for ready meals over the forecast period
Convenient microwaveable packaging will continue to grow in popularity

Ready Meals Packaging in Japan - Company Profiles

Packaging Industry in Japan - Industry Overview

Packaging in 2021: The big picture
2021 key trends
Smaller pack sizes gain traction as the pandemic effect wears off
Environmentally-friendly and innovative packaging driving growth in beverage packaging
Brands innovating in sustainable packaging in alcoholic drinks
Players working together in the "Collaborative Plastic Recycling Program" to promote plastic recyclability
Japan revises positive list for FCMs
Japan’s New Plastic Resource Circulation Act
Japan cabinet approves bill for plastic resource management
Japan taking plastic waste as a serious problem
Table 1 Overview of Packaging Recycling and Recovery in Japan: 2019/2020 and Targets for 2021

Ready Meals Packaging

This is the aggregation of canned/preserved, chilled pizza, chilled, dinner mixes, dried, frozen pizza, frozen ready meals and prepared salads. Note: Ready meals are products that have had recipe ''skills'' added to them by the manufacturer, resulting in a high degree of readiness, completion and convenience. Ready meals are generally accepted to be complete meals that require few or no extra ingredients, however, in the case of canned/preserved ready meals, the term also encompasses meal ''centres’; for dinner mixes, the term encompasses part meals. Some ready meals may require cooking; others may simply need reheating, prior to serving.

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  • Inform your marketing, brand, strategy and market development, sales and supply functions

This report originates from Passport, our Ready Meals Packaging research and analysis database.


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