Special Report: Ready Meals

The meal kit segment is heating up, with a handful of startups jostling for a spot on the front verandah via IPOs, vertical integration, and marketing know-how.

The push into prepared meals by Australia’s major supermarkets with their own private label products is putting pressure on revenues in the growing category, according to IBISWorld.

Busier lifestyles are changing the way we eat, and also the technology that’s behind the preparation of more convenient foods.

A major movement toward product reformulation is underway among manufacturers in the race to win consumer favour.

Meal kits, prepared meals and grocery e-commerce: we wrap up some of the latest market predictions.

After only three years of operation, online healthy prepared meals company FivePointFour has risen quickly through the ranks in the competitive online meal delivery space.

A ready meals company, which has been catering to the nutritional needs of elite athletes for almost two decades, is ramping up its offering in the home delivery space.

Frozen ‘TV dinners’ have long had a bad rap, but in today’s time-poor world Dietlicious aims to turn this perception around with its premium weight loss meal range.

In-pack pasteurisation technology, produced in partnership with Woolworths, has enabled a fresh range of healthy ready meals displaying the face of celebrity Michelle Bridges.

The future of food production will be highly personalised to individual tastes and nutritional requirements as biosensors integrate with new ‘food generation’ technologies to deliver the perfect ‘dose’ of food, according to the CSIRO.

Emily Dupuche is having a crack at the ready meals category, but not with the type of food you’d expect.

Two consumer advocacy groups have criticised the salt and sugar content in popular baby and toddler foods currently on the market.

The ready meal market is still in growth but competition from takeaway foods and private label products is forcing processors to up their game.

Woolworths has taken another bite out of the $900m ready meals pie with the launch of a new range of private label ready-to-heat dishes.

Innovation is full-throttle in the ready-to-eat products space in Australia. Here's a quick taste.