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1.1 Definition and scope of study

A ready-made sauce is a finished product (mixture of different ingredients) that can be purchased in grocery stores and supermarkets, where the contents of the jar are heated and then mixed directly with other foods such as pasta or rice.

The ready-made sauces market can be segmented into:

·      Tomato-based sauces;

·      Pesto;

·      Other sauces (micro-category). 

This market can also be segmented into hot sauces and cold sauces (mayonnaise, salad dressings, etc.) and is a sub-segment of the condiments market.  

The global market for ready-made sauces is certainly growing for several reasons, one of which is the lack of material time to cook that forces consumers to opt for ready-made products.  

The sauce market is expected to grow 5.1% from 2019 to 2024 to reach a total value of USD 80 billion by the end of 2024. 

In Italy, the hot sauce market is largely stable and is worth around 45,000 tonnes per year in retail.

The market value has slightly increased over the years due to the introduction of new products. 

In recent years, the penetration of ready-made sauces within Italian households has stood at 55% and it can be noted that 57% of the volumes are purchased in northern Italy. 

The criteria that lead consumers to buy one sauce rather than another are trust in the brand and the diversification of recipes, the more sophisticated the recipes the less the consumer will be driven to impulse buying and the easier it will be to make him a regular customer. 

The preferred places for consumers to buy these products are hypermarkets. 

As far as cold sauces are concerned, we notice a positive purchasing trend mainly due to the introduction of e-commerce channels that have become increasingly popular in the post-Covid period. The main trends that have been highlighted by the most important players in the market are the constant search for quality on the part of consumers, attention to the raw materials (possibly Italian) used and to authentic flavours, and innovation. Innovation is considered a key factor because it is only by innovating that the producer is able to grasp the different trends and evolving food tastes of consumers.






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