Refrigerated display cases/cabinets (RDCs) are refrigeration equipments used for storing and displaying products (food and beverage items) which require chilled or frozen conditions. The global market for RDCs was valued at USD 8,780.3 million in 2012. It is further expected to grow at 9.6% CAGR during forecast period 2013 to 2019 and reach market size worth USD 16,283.4 million by 2019. Factors such as expanding retail (food retail) store network, rise in consumer dispensable income, and changing consumer lifestyle, are expected to help support market growth during the forecast period.
Demand from small to medium sized stores, which often have limited investment power and floor space, is expected to support the market growth of plug-in RDCs as compared to remote systems. For same reasons, vertical RDCs too are expected to see higher demand as against horizontal or other types. Advantages such as flexibility to move them as per store floor-plan and low installation time are seen as key attributes to support demand for plug-in RDCs. In contrast, features such as more display space per unit area of floor makes vertical RDCs preferred by store operators. These are also suited for cold storage items (non sub-zero), which see higher volume sales and turn-around (fast moving items) as compared to items requiring sub-zero storage.
Geographically, Asia-Pacific region is highly promising for RDCs growth as the region is witnessing encouraging economic growth. Commercial sector, especially retail and HoReCa (hotels, restaurants, and catering) industry is fast expanding, resulting in increased demand for cold merchandisers. North America and Europe are seeing high competition as these regions are saturated with regional brands such as, Arctica Showcase Canada Ltd., ISF Group, Omega Refrigeration, and others. RDCs manufacturers such as Frigoglass, Hoshizaki International, Dover Corporation, Manitowoc Company, Inc., and United Technologies Corporation, are among leading players, in the market. However, other players such as Hussmann Corporation, Blue Star Limited, Sanden Corporation, Beverage-Air Corporation, too have strong market positioning in their respective regions.
Refrigerated display cases/cabinets (RDCs) refer to specially designed freezers/refrigerators used to display (and store) items that require cold storage. These are commonly used across companies operating in the food and beverage industry such as supermarkets/hypermarkets, grocery stores, hotels/restaurants and catering businesses, and non-conventional outlets such as gas stations and kiosks/local grocers. Use of RDCs by the biomedical sector for storing specimens or drugs is also gradually picking up. This is largely due to the development of advanced refrigerators with critical temperature control features.
RDCs are used to preserve/store/display items that are temperature sensitive, or need to be stored frozen or chilled. With intense competition across the retail sector, visibility of products has become an important factor for sales. This has magnified the need for RDCs in the retail sector. Furthermore, retailers are transforming their stores in order to offer an extended product portfolio as part of their strategy to cater to a diversified consumer base.
The report includes segmentation of refrigerated display cases market by product type, product design and geography. Further, it provides current and forecast market size by revenue for the aforementioned categories. Cross sectional analysis for product type, product design and geography segments are also a part of the scope. Factors influencing and inhibiting growth of the market have been analyzed.
The market overview section of the report demonstrates the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities that influence the current status and future status of the market. Impact factors such as Porter’s five forces analysis have also been explained in the market overview section of the report, in order to give a thorough analysis of overall competitive scenario in global refrigerated display cases market.
The report includes segmentation of refrigerated display cases market by product type, product design and geography. Different products include plug-in and remote refrigerated display cases. The market revenue and forecast for each product type has been provided for the period 2011-2019 in terms of USD million, along with the CAGR for the forecast period:2013 to 2019.
Different types of product design of refrigerated display cases include vertical (front open), horizontal (top-open) and others (hybrid/semi-vertical). A detailed market analysis and forecast for these product designs has been provided in the study, in terms of market revenue in USD million for the period 2011 to 2019. The market revenue has been forecast for the period 2013 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year.
In terms of geographical distribution, the global refrigerated display cases market has been classified into four regions namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). This section includes market revenue (2011-2019) and forecast (2013-2019) for product types and product designs in each regional market, in terms of USD million. The study further offers recommendations and highlights of the market, which would be useful for the present and new market players to sustain and grow in the global refrigerated display cases market.
The report concludes with the company profile sections which include key information about the major players in the market. Some of the key players profiled in this report include Metalfrio Solutions S.A., Beverage-Air Corporation, Daikin Industries, Ltd., United Technologies Corporation – Climate, Controls & Security Unit (Carrier), Dover Corporation, Illinois Tool Works, Inc., Hussmann International, Inc., Lennox International, Inc., AHT Cooling Systems GmbH, Epta S.p.A. and Blue Star Ltd.. This study includes the strategies adopted by these key players to sustain competition. Recent developments by the companies and barriers of the market will help emerging players design their strategies in an effective manner. The study is expected to help key players of the refrigerated display cases market in formulating and developing their strategies.
The global refrigerated display cases market is categorized into the following segments:
Refrigerated display cases Market, by Product Type (refrigeration system)
- Plug-in (self-contained)
Refrigerated display cases Market, by Product Design
- Vertical – Front Open
- Horizontal – Top Open
- Others (Hybrid/Semivertical)
Refrigerated display cases Market, by Geography
- North America
- Rest of the World