Markets in the frozen food industry in Europe, news and data about market evolution and relevant changes.


Frozen Vegetables Remain the Fastest Growing Category in Italy

July 8, 2019

In 2018, approx. 1.2m tons of frozen fruit and vegetables were eaten in Italy, an increase of 2.8% against the previous year. In general, the consumption of frozen fruit and vegetable continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. By Anna Sergeeva, Market Analyst, IndexBox, Inc. The Italian frozen fruit and vegetable market revenue amounted […]


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 […]


BFFF Exclusive: Trends in Frozen Vegetables

April 13, 2017

Despite economic uncertainty, the U.K. frozen food market, including vegetables, continues to grow, with the most recent Kantar Worldpanel statistics for showing a 0.5% volume growth alongside a value growth of 0.1% with a total market value of GBP5.71bn, with continuous growth predicted for 2017. While frozen fruit and vegetables have been around for years, […]


FastFood: USA Remains Market Leader

February 20, 2017

The worldwide market for quick service and fastfood restaurants chains is expected to continue its growth in the next four years. With over 200,000 restaurants and revenue of more than USD200bn, the United States will maintain its leading market share. Dan Orehov The rising demand for nutritious on-the-go breakfast is one of the key factors […]

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Frozen Bread Market in Brazil

December 15, 2016

Frozen bread has proven successful in neighboring South American countries and Brazil is very likely to follow suit. The highly mature Brazilian bread category is expected to contract further, in volume terms, after shrinking by 0.6% in 2015. Although many consumers still collect their bread fresh from the local bakery, this is a habit that […]

BFFF Frozen Food Review 2016

BFFF Exclusive – A Review of Frozen Food in 2016

December 14, 2016

Despite a difficult and unpredictable year, the retail frozen food sector has continued to perform exceptionally well, with categories such as frozen confectionery and ice cream increasing in value and volume sales throughout the year. This is a review of 2016. John Hyman, chief executive of British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) The UK frozen food […]

Frozen Food Trends in France

France: Indulgence Takes Center Stage

October 13, 2016

‘Gourmet’ and ‘indulgent’ are key adjectives in France and the frozen foods space, Gama’s latest assessment of the frozen product innovation landscape reveals. Tom Warden, editorial director, Gama Broadly in line with other markets in terms of overall NPD – the frozen sector accounting for 8.7% of all new food and drink launches in France over […]


Frozen Baby Food: An Unexplored Opportunity in Germany

August 11, 2016

While the frozen baby food market has been expanding in France and the UK, German baby food producers are reluctant to venture into unknown territory. By Katya Witham, senior Food and Drink analyst, Mintel Although the risks must be con­sidered, the frozen baby food market in Germany represents an untapped niche for com­panies keen to […]


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 […]


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 – […]

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