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


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 […]


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’ […]


Meat and Poultry Products – What’s the latest?

October 29, 2015

Just when ‘Horsegate’ has died down –British retailers face more problems in the frozen meat aisles, with imported sausage meat now blamed for a hepatitis surge. However, this has meant shoppers spending more time when buying frozen meat, whilst they read through labels carefully. The British public seems to have lost interest in horse meat that […]


Frozen Potatoes: A Simple Ingredient, A Myriad of Options

August 27, 2015

The study of a single ingredient such as the potato enables a quick look around of the new innovative offer on the frozen food market. This innovative offer is structured around some general trends meeting consumer expectations and stimulating very specific ways to innovate. How do frozen food manufacturers innovate to respond to their customers’ […]


Ingredients for Ready Meals – Innovation and Trends

July 6, 2015

Innovating by the ingredients is an approach which is exhausted by itself: an ingredient becomes commonplace when it is used to innovate. About ten years ago, the pineapple, the mango and the kiwi were all regarded as exotic fruits in Europe, whereas today these ingredients justify only an extension of the range. Their systematic use […]


Private Label: From Convenience to High-End

April 15, 2015

The international innovating offer of frozen products of manufacturers’ brand, is built around a request of Pleasure and Practicality, at the origin of numerous food trends, more or less represented depending on various geographical areas. Understanding these tendencies enables a clear decoding of the response of manufacturers to a customer who is becoming increasingly demanding, […]


Ice Cream and Desserts – What Challenges Face Europe’s Mature Markets?

February 26, 2015

Italy heads interest in dairy-free ice cream This in-depth analysis is provided by Mintel Illustrating an interest in modern frozen dessert concepts, Italian consumers are more likely than other Europeans to be interested in seeing a wider variety of lactose/dairy free ice creams. Nearly 17% of Italian ice cream users are keen to see more […]


Food Packaging Trends – Pushing into Premium Territory

February 26, 2015

Convenience remains the primary motivator By Canadean When it comes to prepared meals, convenience is the primary motivator, responsible for 30.2% of consumption. The advantage of frozen meals over their main rival – chilled meals – is the significantly longer shelf life. While chilled meals should be consumed within days, ready meals can be stored […]


Legislation – Are you ready for the food labeling changes?

December 18, 2014

In less than one month, we will enter a new era in food labeling law. The long awaited EU Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers (FIC) comes into force on 13 December 2014, meaning that for the first time, the same mandatory food labeling rules will apply across the EU. If you […]

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