Addressing the Food to Go Trend

December 7, 2018

The market for frozen convenience foods faces a challenge as consumers eat on the go more frequently, writes Jonathan Thomas. With more people across regions such as Europe and the US leading busier and hence ever more time-pressured lifestyles, the market for convenience foods is forecast to enjoy a period of prolonged growth. One major […]

Frozen Food

Frozen Food Popularity Grows in UK

October 18, 2018

The figures, provided by Kantar Worldpanel and cited by TalkingRetail, value the retail frozen food market as a whole at over GBP6.2bn having seen a 4.8% value growth year-on-year. The ice cream category has driven growth this quarter with an increase in value of 13.2% year-on-year. Branded sales of some of the summer favorites such […]

People Awards

The BFFF People Awards Are Back

October 18, 2018

The British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) People Awards are back for a second edition, aimed at celebrating the so-called “unsung” heroes within the frozen food industry, BFFF said in a press release. John Hyman, chief executive of the British Frozen Food Federation said, “Working with our members closely, we know the standard of colleagues that […]


UK Consumers Splash out on Ice Cream

September 20, 2018

Widely touted as the hottest summer on record, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks to 9 September, show it has been an indulgent one for consumers. Spanning the World Cup kick off in June through to the August bank holiday and beyond, the figures show consumers spent GBP74 million more […]

Iceland supermarkets

Iceland Supermarkets Sales on the Rise

July 26, 2018

UK’s Iceland supermarkets saw an important growth in sales this summer. In fact, supermarket sales have grown at their fastest rate this year, thanks to football fever and the prolonged hot weather, says Kantar Worldpanel. Supermarket sales have grown at their fastest rate this year – up 3.6% – according to the latest grocery market […]

Central Foods

Central Foods Unveils Japanese Dumplings

July 20, 2018

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched three new authentic Japanese dumpling products for foodservice to help tap into the trends for street food, sharing platters and tapas. The new gyoza are available in duck, chicken, as well as vegetable to suit the growing demand for vegetarian and vegan options. Targeting Asian food outlets, tapas […]


UK Frozen Food Company Shuts Down

July 20, 2018

Freshpack – an Alsager-based frozen food manufacturer which went into administration last month – is to close after the business failed to find a buyer. Administrators Dunham Dean Advisory said they had been liaising with a number of parties but the low margins in the industry had deterred all potential buyers. The 60 remaining staff […]


lunch! Records Increase in Frozen Food Companies

July 20, 2018

A record 370 exhibitors – from the biggest to the newest names in food-to-go, are preparing to showcase 1000s of innovations at lunch! 2018, when it returns to London ExCeL on 20-21 September. The premier trade event for the sector, lunch! has been serving the nation’s food-to-go operators and retailers for over a decade.  Having […]

CO2 shortage

CO2 Shortage May Increase Frozen Food Consumption

June 27, 2018

The CO2 shortage gripping the UK food and drink industry is predicted to lead to shortages of not only beer and fizzy drinks, but also frozen foods such as raw and cooked meats, poultry and ready meals, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Modified Atmosphere packaging (MAP) has long been used by the […]

Nomad Foods

Nomad Foods to Acquire UK’s Aunt Bessie’s

June 7, 2018

Nomad Foods Limited has announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Aunt Bessie’s Limited from William Jackson & Son Limited for approximately EUR240m. Aunt Bessie’s is a leading frozen food company in the United Kingdom where it manufactures, distributes and sells a range of branded frozen food products. The Aunt Bessie’s brand holds […]

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