Trends in the frozen food industry in Europe, ready meals, ice cream, frozen vegetables and other industries.

Health and Well-being in Frozen Food
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BFFF Exclusive: Health and Well-being

October 13, 2016

With levels of awareness around health and well-being growing when it comes to food, frozen food is in an ideal position to help tackle these concerns. Brian Young, chief executive of British Frozen Food Federation In my last column, I referred to research which has shown that freezing food within hours of it being picked […]

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Coated, Breaded and Wrapped Foods: New Market Trends

August 11, 2016

The innovation of frozen breaded products is based first and foremost on the promise of pleasure, implying a game of textures, flavors or new and gourmand shapes. By Xavier Pilloy, XTC World Innovation However, one can still see that the development of frozen brea­ded products mixes pleasure and health, the challenge of the manufacturer being […]

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The Next Step in Nutrition: Designing Healthier Food & Drink Products

August 11, 2016

Product developers are looking beyond salt, sugar and fat reduction, to consider other ways to improve the nutritional profile of their products. Foods that make you feel full for longer and low glycemic index (GI) products which can help maintain blood glucose levels are a particular area of interest. Dr Pretima Titoria from Leatherhead Food […]

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BFFF Exclusive: A Matter of Perception

August 4, 2016

Perceptions of frozen food as a whole have improved immensely in recent years across the foodservice and retail sectors, according to Brian Young, chief executive of British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) Research has helped to prove that frozen food retains more nutrients than fresh food, reduces food bills and reduces food waste in professional and […]

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Grilled & Party Products Record Strong Growth

June 30, 2016

The barbecue products category and more generally the festive products category are on a roll! These product segments have recorded a strong momentum this year, with more and more specific and clear benefits to the consumer. By Xavier Pilloy – XTC World Innovation First, we must highlight the importance of sharing these products which are […]

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Ingredients for Ready Meals – Premium Drives Growth

June 23, 2016

Higher quality ingredients mean that ready meals are better positioned to compete with home-cooked and foodservice dishes, reports Jonathan Thomas Ready meals are widely sold throughout Europe, in both western and eastern countries. Sales have traditionally been skewed towards northerly nations, such as the UK, Germany and the Benelux and Scandinavian regions – in contrast, […]

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Frozen Vegetables: Tapping Into Demand for Health And Convenience

May 19, 2016

Continued emphasis on both health and convenience is necessary to stimulate the frozen vegetables market, reports Jonathan Thomas. Frozen vegetables represent an important component of the European frozen foods industry, since they are a widely eaten meal accompaniment. Although the sector encompasses traditional favorites such as peas, carrots, broccoli and green beans, it also includes […]

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Bio & Organic: Spotlight on Clean-Label Products

February 16, 2016

The naturalness is the first demand of the worldwide consumer, whether he is Chinese, Brazilian or German, with, of course, different understandings of the naturalness, according to each country. Therefore, clean label food and allergen-free products are some of the most trending topics in the industry today. By Xavier Pilloy, XTC World Innovation A French […]

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Frozen Vegetables and Fruit: Eastern European Countries Go for Private Labels

October 29, 2015

Private label frozen products are becoming increasingly innovative and are turning to design as a differentiating factor for competitive advantage and stand-out appeal, especially in Eastern European countries, such as Poland, according to research by Mintel. Added to this, consumer perception towards frozen food in Eastern Europe is slowly improving, with the help of producers’ […]

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