Markets

Eastern Europe: Romania Bets on Imported Veggies and Bulgaria Gets Trendy with Ice Cream

August 11, 2016

The offer of frozen vegetables and fruit on the Romanian retail market is dominated by imports, explained by a lack of important local producers. The situation has little chance of changing in the near future, taking into account the value of investments necessary for starting local production, and also the small size of vegetable farms […]

Trends

The Next Step in Nutrition: Designing Healthier Food & Drink Products

August 11, 2016

Product developers are looking beyond salt, sugar and fat reduction, to consider other ways to improve the nutritional profile of their products. Foods that make you feel full for longer and low glycemic index (GI) products which can help maintain blood glucose levels are a particular area of interest. Dr Pretima Titoria from Leatherhead Food […]

Reports

UK/IRELAND: BREXIT Stalls Market Stability

August 4, 2016

The full effects of UK’s vote to leave the EU will not become clear for some time, however the Sterling Pound has lost value against the Euro. By Ann Marie Foley This means that EU products sold into to the UK are more expensive and UK products exported to EU are cheaper. “We are seeing […]

Markets

Frozen Potato Market: sweet, real and rustic

August 4, 2016

New ingredients and formats, along with an emphasis on the ‘real’ and ‘rustic’, are some of the hallmarks of product innovation in the frozen potato category over the last two years, as the latest insights from Gama Compass™ reveal. Despite representing a relatively small fraction of NPD within the overall retail frozen food space – […]

Trends

BFFF Exclusive: A Matter of Perception

August 4, 2016

Perceptions of frozen food as a whole have improved immensely in recent years across the foodservice and retail sectors, according to Brian Young, chief executive of British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) Research has helped to prove that frozen food retains more nutrients than fresh food, reduces food bills and reduces food waste in professional and […]

Markets

Frozen Food in Scandinavia – Northern Lights

August 4, 2016

The popularity of frozen foods in the Scandinavian countries remains high, reports Jonathan Thomas The Scandinavian countries have relatively small food and beverage markets compared with elsewhere in Western Europe, mainly as a result of their lower populations. Food and drink typically represents between 10% and 15% of total consumer expenditure in Scandinavia – in […]

Fair Preview

Inside SIAL’s Shopping Basket

August 4, 2016

In the last 20 years, hypermarkets and supermarkets have represented 70% of the market share in Europe – not only because consumer habits are deeply engrained, but because these outlets have managed to retain customers and resist the rise of omni-channels and alternative circuits by fighting to create brand preference. Two out of three visitors […]

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