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Refrigerated Display Cases Market: Overview, Data Updates, Reports Analysis & Forecast | FMI

The refrigerated display cases (RDC) market has been registering high growth since the last few years. This growth is projected to continue over the coming years due to increasing demand from the food retail sector. The increasing population and rapid urbanization in emerging economies from will create significant opportunities for growth in the next few years.

According to the report, demand for refrigerated display cases in the retail food and beverage sector has been steadily increasing. Due to the rapid expansion of retail outlets, this is a common trend in both developed and developing countries. Furthermore, based on design, the vertical/multideck RDC segment is expected to grow quickly, particularly in the food and beverage industry.

Other equipment manufacturers or OEMs have faced difficulties in complying with refrigerant regulations implemented by various government organisations. Manufacturing low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants has always been a top priority for researchers, posing challenges for end-use industries.


Due to the ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, production and supply chain activities have seen a minor setback, but demand will improve with the economic recovery following the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the global economy at many levels, including the retail industry.

With a number of project and order cancellations in regions like Europe, East Asia and South Asia-Pacific, the supply and shortage in demand are expected to result in a significant drop in Y-O-Y growth yet FMI expects global Refrigerated Display Cases Market to grow at 5.5% CAGR through 2031.

Leading manufacturers in the global refrigerated display cases market are heavily investing in R&D activities to create more advanced and energy-efficient products. Competitive pricing, increased end-user satisfaction with performance, and the use of advanced technologies are some of the key trends encouraging R&D activities.

Increasing R&D activities through collaboration or partnerships with local manufacturers and distributors will also assist manufacturers in strengthening their footprint. Establishing supply chain networks in emerging markets, along with long-term partnerships with regional distributors, is critical for channel diversification. These strategic tie-ups will not only help market players to expand their footprint but will create a conducive environment to conduct research initiatives.

The Indian market for refrigerated display cases is the largest in South Asia and the Pacific. Due to the expansion of the supermarket and retail sectors in India, demand for refrigerated display cases is expected to be high during the forecast period. India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, with rapid urbanisation. It is also the world’s second largest in terms of population, so the food and beverage industry is expanding, which is fueling demand for Refrigerated Display Cases.

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Remote type refrigerated display cases are the fastest growing market segment in the United States. Presence of a flourishing supermarket culture and the increasing number of HoReCa projects will support growth in the U.S. over the forecast period.

The U.S. has been exhibiting increasing demand for ready-to-eat meals. This has been one of the key drivers of growth in the country.

Japan is expected to emerge as the leading market for refrigerated display cases in East Asia by the end of 2031. The presence of some of the leading manufacturers will support growth in the country. Besides this, the expansion of the food and retail sectors will bode well for the market.

Expansion of supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenience stores, which demand proper utilization of available space and at the same time maintenance of the interior environment of the space will fuel the demand for remote refrigerated display cases. These cases are enabled by cutting-edge technologies such as remotely located condensers, which eliminates heat dissipation in the store interior while providing more storage space.

Refrigerated Display Cases Market


  • Plug-In Refrigerated Display Cases
  • Semi Plug-In Refrigerated Display Cases
  • Remote Refrigerated Display Cases


  • Vertical Refrigerated Display Cases
  • Horizontal Refrigerated Display Cases
  • Hybrid Refrigerated Display Cases

By End Use

  • Food Service Sector
    • Quick Service Restaurants
    • Bakeries
    • Hotels
    • Others
  • Retail Food & Beverage Sector
    • Fuel Station Stores
    • Hypermarkets
    • Supermarkets
    • Discount Stores

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • MEA

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