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Importance of Merchandise Display in a Visually Stimulated World Drives Growth of Refrigerated Display Cases

Published: August 2017


  • Code: MCP-6081
  • Pages: 253
  • Tables: 63
  • Companies: 133


The global market for Refrigerated Display Cases is forecast to reach US$15.3 billion by 2024, driven by the rising competition in the retail industry and the resulting focus of retailers on transforming the retail floor into an innovative visually appealing environment conducive for shopping, especially impulse purchases. Other major factors driving growth in the market include healthy growth of the global food industry; rising popularity of frozen foods and developments in cold chain logistics, and growing investments in food retailing in developing countries, among others. Europe represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 10.5% over the analysis period led by the development of the retail sector in Southeast Asian countries and changing retailing strategies; emergence of eating out as a serious pastime for new millennials; continuously rising urbanization and consumerism and the resulting growth of the supermarket industry; and rapid penetration of smartphones, mobile internet, increase in online food orders, and the resulting expansion of refrigerated display equipment among commercial food service facilities to meet both “serve over counter” and online order delivery services. 

    Summary of Findings

  • Stable Outlook for the Packaged Foods & Beverage Industry to Sustain Demand for RDCs in the Food Retailing Space
  • Rising Prominence of Frozen Foods in Daily Diet of the Busy Consumer Bodes Well for the Growth of RDCs
  • With Retail Per Capita Sales Lower than Global Average, Developing Countries Emerge as Hotspots for Retail Infrastructure Investments
  • Rise of Food e-Commerce and the Ensuing Expansion of Store Inventory to Support Both Online Orders and In-Store Services Drives Demand for Larger Sized RDCs
  • Robust Demand for Bakery Products and the Important Role Played by Appearance of Baked Goodies in Driving Profits Fuels Sales for RDCs

    Timeline for Analysis

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts for 2016-2024
  • Historic Review 2011-2015

    Geographic Markets Analyzed

  • US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America), and Rest of World


  • AFINOX Srl
  • Ahmet Yar Sogutma Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS
  • AHT Cooling Systems GmbH
  • AJ Baker & Sons Pty Ltd.
  • Beverage-Air Corporation


  • Review of Industry/Market Structure
  • Analysis of Trends & Drivers
  • Insights on Macro Market Scenarios
  • Market SWOT Analysis
  • Latent Demand Forecasts & Projections
  • Comprehensive Geographic Market Analysis
  • Presentation Ready Facts & Statistical Data Findings
  • Coverage of Major/Niche Players, Market Shares & Competition
  • Coverage of major Company/Technology/Product/Financial Stories
  • Extensive Product/Service/End-Use/Technology Coverage Where Applicable

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