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

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Frozen Pasta for Catering & Foodservice: Tasty and Quick Options All over Europe

February 16, 2016

Whoever would have thought it? What was once a staple basic Italian food, has today become a family meal, and kids’ favorite, for consumers across the world. By Verite Reily Collins But pasta, in all its many forms, is now eaten by millions every day. And children, normally fussy eaters, generally love it. Italy of […]

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Ice Cream and Desserts: Shelter from The Weather with Warming Flavors

February 16, 2016

Ben & Jerry’s has launched two limited edition flavors in the UK as it seeks to replicate the seasonal sales boost attributed to its festive innovations last year. The winter-inspired Minter Wonderland and Cinnamon Buns ice creams are packaged in 500ml tubs that have also been given a festive makeover, complete with snowflakes and a […]

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Frozen Food in France: Chilled Pizza Sales Take an Uncharacteristic Tumble in France

February 2, 2016

Having enjoyed solid annual growth over previous years, value sales of chilled pizza in France fell by 1% between 2013 and 2014, marking the worst annual performance for the sector since before 2010. By Alex Beckett Global Food and Drink analyst, Mintel As French supermarkets up­grade their private la­bel frozen pizzas, Sodebo focuses NPD efforts […]

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Frozen Food in Germany: German Producers Need to Invest in Innovation

October 29, 2015

Germany has the largest frozen food market in Europe, with total retail and food service sales of €12.8 billion in 2014 according to the German Frozen Food Institute (DTI). Courtesy of Mintel With an estimated 17,000 different products available, frozen foods enjoy great popularity among German consumers, not least because of their strong credentials in […]

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UK&Ireland: Betting on Innovation&Online Sales

August 27, 2015

Frozen Food has always been the dependable standby for a meal in a hurry. This convenience has long been its major selling point. But these days when people struggle with money and worry about the environment it also ticks those boxes. Food waste is a major issue and frozen food can help with portioning which […]

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Frozen Food in CEE: Lidl Rules the Market

August 27, 2015

In a region where convenience in food preparation and cooking is becoming an ever more pressing need, frozen food stands to perform well in coming years in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Source: Mintel Changing lifestyles leading to greater time pressures are opening up opportunities for shortcuts in the kitchen, whilst at the same time […]

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Frozen Food in Italy – Where the Old Takes the Gold

July 6, 2015

Despite not being one of the top consumers of froze food in Europe, in recent years, Italy has seen a positive upward trend in sales on the segment, according to producers approached for this article, as well as an interesting shift in consumer behavior: the older generation is quicker and more open to adopt frozen […]

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Frozen Food in Spain – Pre-prepared Dishes Point to the Future

April 15, 2015

Frozen food sales are expected to pick up momentum again this year in Spain as the economy starts to show prolonged signs of emerging from seven years of crisis.  But while one research group, DBK, predicts there could be a 1% rise in value for frozen pro­ducts, they could still slip by some 0.5% in […]

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Belgium and the Netherlands – Competition Gets More Intense

April 15, 2015

Both markets in Belgium and the Netherlands are quite stable at the moment, with regards to frozen food, according to sources contacted for this article, and similarly, the same challenges apply to frozen products, either fruit, vegetables, meat, or ready meals.Legislation-wise, there are virtually no differences between Belgium and the Netherlands, but the big factor […]

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German Foodservice Market – Exotic Trends and Fusion Cuisine

February 26, 2015

For food manufacturers, the cost of goods employed are of particular interest. Bulk consumers from catering services for company cafeterias, hospitals/home for the aged, cafeterias at universities, and schools (not including day care centers, which are difficult to quantify) have bought food for a good 11 billion € in 2014. With its procurement volume “food”, […]

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