Pasta current health trends
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Pasta is facing a tough time

February 8, 2018

Pasta is facing a tough time due to current health trends, reports Jonathan Thomas. The share of the European frozen foods market at retail level taken by pasta and pasta-based products is very small, especially if ready meals featuring pasta are excluded. However, the sector has a more significant presence as far as sales to […]

Ready Meals and the Environment
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Ready Meals, Water and the Environment

February 8, 2018

Can convenience and sustainability co-exist when it comes to ready meals? Dave Norman at Clearwater Technology explores where and how this can be achieved. The ready meal isn’t always a staple that we Brits are proud of, at least not openly, but it’s an indulgence that we’re more than a little fond of according to […]

Less Salt in Frozen Bake-off Products
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Less Salt in Frozen Bake-off Products

February 8, 2018

With baked goods, processed food and ready-to-eat meals being major sources of our daily salt intake, salt reduction has been a perennial topic in the frozen food sector for years. For baked items in particular, new technologies now make it easy to achieve effective salt reduction in products as well as in their décors while […]

pizza
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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 […]

vegetables
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Vegetables & Fruit: Frozen Weathers Out the Storm

April 13, 2017

Falling European production of vegetables in the wake of unseasonal conditions could present opportunities for the frozen food industry, reports Jonathan Thomas. Fruit and vegetables represent an important component of the European food industry. These tend to be eaten in either fresh, frozen or canned format – in recent years, the frozen market has made […]

frozen meals
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Frozen Meals: Innovation Is Vital

April 13, 2017

Nicola Ball, Shopper Insight Manager at IGD, explores why businesses should continue innovating in frozen meals. The frozen food category has taken a back seat recently, with retailers focusing on expanding their range of fresh and chilled products. However, shoppers of frozen food are more likely than the average grocery shopper to be open to […]

Pasta
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Pasta: Innovations for Health-conscious Consumers

February 20, 2017

Last year saw a rise in varieties of frozen pasta which target the health-oriented consumers, with pasta, noodles and ready meals which include gluten-free, organic, high-fiber, fortified, and reduced-carbohydrate. By Dan Orehov As shopping habits continue to evolve towards free-from and healthy food options, including ready meals with pasta, but also frozen pasta varieties, more […]

Appetizers
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Foodservice: Strong Dynamics for Appetizers

February 20, 2017

Appetizers are increasingly sought-after by consumers and represent an eating and sharing occasion, when everyone can taste from a variety of options, according to their preferences. Added to this, appetizers are also preferred from a cost perspective, since the category is relatively cheaper than dining out. The professionals in the restaurant business have very well […]

expansion
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Bakery & Pastry: Expansion of Key Market Players

February 9, 2017

This month Mintel is focusing on the frozen bakery and pastry sector and on the expansion of key market players, which help shape the industry.. Mintel has identified some of the key players across Europe as well as their current product expansions. Frozen bakery and pastry continues to be dominated by Dr Oetker and Nestlé […]

clean label
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Organic Products: From Natural to Clean Label

February 9, 2017

Currently, naturalness represents the greatest demand among consumers. An innovation involving naturalness is a product whose natural composition is mentioned, valued or explained in order to reassure the consumer about its health benefits. By Xavier Pilloy, XTC World Innovation Organic products offer this reinsurance, but they are no longer enough to convince those consumers who […]

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