Chilled salads & vegetables: Market value in the United Kingdom 2007-2018

In 2018, over 1.1 billion British pounds was spent on chilled prepared leafy salads and vegetables, more than twice the spending in 2008. Even compared to the 52 weeks ending January 2017, spending has jumped considerably with an increase of 141 million pounds in two years. Compared to chilled leafy salads and vegetables, spending on chilled mixed tray salads was roughly 60 million in 2018.

Chilled food in the UK

In the UK, chilled food is a billion-pound business. The retail part of the chilled food market made up 11.9 billion British pounds. In 2017, the chilled ready meals market alone was worth 1.6 billion. The sector is dominated by private label products in the UK. In other markets private label products are less prevalent.

Eating healthy, when eating out?

When eating out in the UK, salads are chosen slightly less often than burgers. UK consumers are generally going for meaty dishes when out of home. Vegetarian and healthy options are on the bottom of their list of preferred foods.

Spending on chilled prepared leafy salads and vegetables in the United Kingdom from December 2007 to December 2018

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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2007 to December 2018

Supplementary notes

Data based on 52 w/e evaluation. Figures have been rounded.

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