July is US Ice Cream Month

June 30, 2017

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2017, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 16. According to […]


Organic Ice Cream Market to Exceed the 1bn Mark

June 30, 2017

The organic ice cream market is estimated to hit USD1.2bn by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Increasing consumer preference for nutrient rich ice cream due to rising prevalence for healthy lifestyle will drive organic ice cream market size, while the presence of naturally processed sweeteners and preservatives will […]


Sweden Gets FizzyDizzy Ice Cream

June 30, 2017

Swedish ice cream producer SIA Glass has launched FizzyDizzy, a new range of exotic flavored ice cream products which is on trend with consumers’ tastes. Also called FizzyDizzy, the inspiration for the new range comes from a soft, sour and foamy candy, shaped in the form of bottles that is very popular in Sweden. The […]


Mochi Ice Cream Attracts Interest in UK

June 30, 2017

Mochi is a traditional Japanese dessert, made of squidgy balls of rice dough filled with either bean paste or ice cream. While not yet on the radar of most UK consumers, these exotic treats tap to a number of key foodie trends – authenticity, artisanship and unusual flavors – while also being permissible thanks to […]


Unilever Dominates Irish Ice Cream Market

June 30, 2017

Unilever Ireland Ltd remains the category leader with a value share of 57% in 2016. The company continues to have the strongest distribution network of all of the brand owners, especially within the impulse category, according to Euromonitor. The company continues to develop its core brand offering with new innovations such as a blackcurrant-flavored Twister […]


Frozen Pizza: Taking on The Pizzeria

June 22, 2017

Over recent times, the frozen pizza category has witnessed increasing moves towards authentic styles and recipes, as well as a focus on special dietary needs and convenience benefits, according to Gama’s latest research. By Tom Warden, editorial director, Gama Mirroring a drive towards greater perceptions of quality across frozen food as a whole, firms active […]


Pasta Is Moving towards Premium

June 22, 2017

Europe has a large and expanding market for ready meals. Growth is currently being driven by the ongoing consumer desire for convenience, although health demands are also impacting upon new product activity across much of the region.   Sales have traditionally been skewed towards Europe’s more northerly countries such as the UK, Germany and the […]


Plants Make a Power Play in Frozen Meals

June 22, 2017

Consumers appear to be internalizing government, medical, fitness expert and media advice to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables. As Mintel’s 2017 food and drink trend ‘Power to the Plants’ notes, aspirations for healthier and ‘cleaner’ lifestyles are motivating consumers to prioritize fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and botanicals.   By Mintel   Looking ahead, […]

Private Label

Private Label – Changing Perceptions

June 22, 2017

The frozen food retail market has again seen positive results in the latest Kantar Worldpanel report, with growth in both value and volume in the 52 weeks to March 2017, which includes growth across almost every sub-category.   By John Hyman, chief executive of British Frozen Food Federation   The industry continues to demonstrate its […]

Healthy Market for Pizza in Europe

June 22, 2017

Premiumization and health continue to influence the frozen pizza market in Western Europe, reports Jonathan Thomas Brand activity remains important across the European frozen foods industry, especially given the increased competition from the own-label sector which exists within the market. Much of this has been driven by improved quality levels, coupled with the fact that […]

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