Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturers


The 770 perishable prepared food manufacturers in the US produce fresh, ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat food that provide convenience for consumers. Products include pastas and noodles, processed fruits and vegetables, salads and slaws, pizzas, sandwiches and wraps, tofu, hard boiled eggs, refrigerated snack packs, cooked meats, refrigerated soups and stews, meal pies and quiches, and packaged lunches.

Competition for Retail Shelf Space

Firms can lose access to markets if products are slow movers or expire on retailers’ shelves, as competition for shelf space is fierce, especially for refrigerated foods.

Healthy Prepared Options

Consumers are looking for convenient prepared food options that are healthier than fast food.