The global market for frozen food is dominated by China. In the past decade, the industry of frozen food production in China has developed rapidly. Shifting consumer eating habit is expected to drive the demand upwards and China is likely to fulfill the growing demand. Packaged meals in the format of frozen, chilled, or shelf-stable that are ready to eat or require limited preparation or additional food ingredients will continue to enjoy high-demands in the coming years.
Today, Millennials are living a fast-paced life with lesser time available for cooking and other time-consuming activities and this is the major driving factors for the significant growth of the frozen food market in the USA. Suppliers from China receive a huge order every year from the American frozen food importers.
Take a look at the popular frozen food items US importers can source from China-
- Frozen Pizzas
- Frozen Fries
- Frozen ready meals
- Buffalo Wings
- Stews & Casseroles
- Oven Bakes
- Frozen Fruits & Vegetables
- Frozen Soup
- Frozen Meat & Sea Food
- Frozen Ready Meal & others
Enhanced freezing technology along with an increase in the use of high-quality ingredients is further expected to boost the market of frozen food products in the USA over the forecast period. The convenience of frozen food is the key factor which is expected to drive the frozen food market growth over the forecast period.
All over the USA, the frozen food suppliers from China have seen the highest growth rate in the frozen ready meals. And so, 43% of American Millennial shoppers said they have purchased more frozen foods this year than last year, according to a new report from Acosta.
Supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenient stores in America are expected to enjoy maximum profit margin owing to the sourcing of Chinese frozen food. The US importers should know that the frozen food items they are importing from China must meet the same regulations as food produced in the USA. It must be safe and contain no prohibited ingredients. Also the labeling and packaging are really important. Chinese mentality about food, diet and eating pattern are changing, better quality, healthier ingredients, more reliable in nutrition are becoming a new movement in China food production.
Frozen foods imported from China food suppliers are now more commonly understood to not necessarily contain added salts or sugars and can find their place from breakfast to dessert.