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Frozen savoury, desserts and ice cream have long had an image problem of ‘cheapness’. But the sector is fighting back with new top of the range products. Frozen is also tapping into issues of food waste by promoting the longevity of its products, while addressing carbon footprint concerns by the adoption of new energy efficiency refrigerant technologies.

New ice cream flavour concepts for summer

Last year’s bumper ice cream sales have prompted flavours and colours firm Wild to create new ice cream flavour concepts.

Food sales helps M&S to first profit in four years

Rising food sales and new product innovation has helped Marks & Spencer (M&S) post its first full-year rise in profits for four years.

Home-grown brands popular among Brits

Six of the 10 most popular food and drink products in the UK are based there, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Ice cream listeria risk to the ill and elderly

Fears have been raised about the wider possible contamination of frozen food with the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in Europe, and the potentially deadly threat this poses to vulnerable individuals, following serious...

Kerry Foods reports ingredients deals

Two Kerry Foods ingredients deals were clinched in the past month, the company reported in an interim statement.

Food industry people on the move – in pictures

Morrisons, Iglo Group, Leatherhead Food Research and Assured Food Standards were all left searching for new bosses this month as the current incumbents announced their decisions to step away from...

Sainsbury’s fridges draw on F1 technology

Sainsbury is redesigning its in-store fridges drawing on aerodynamic technology built into Formula One (F1) racing cars from Williams Advanced Engineering to make them more energy efficient.

Latest allergy recalls in pictures

Nine potentially dangerous products were recalled or withdrawn by food businesses in April over allergy fears stemming from undeclared ingredients, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Good Week, Bad Week

New Anglo-American partnership leads Good Week/Bad Week

A new partnership between the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and its American counterpart – the Institute of Food Technologists – leads the selection of good and bad...

News in brief

Nestlé in exclusive talks with Brakes over Davigel

Nestlé has confirmed that it is in exclusive talks with Brakes over the sale of its frozen food business Davigel.

News in brief

Brakes Group close to buying Nestlé’s Davigel

Nestlé is close to selling its frozen food unit Davigel to UK foodservice giant Brakes Group, owned by buyout fund Bain Capital, according to reports.

General Mills appoints new boss

General Mills UK, Ireland & Nordic has appointed Markus Muehleisen as its vice president md.

Young’s posts growth despite ‘challenging’ market

Young’s Seafood has boosted annual operating profit by almost a quarter as a result of sales growth in both branded and own-label fish despite “challenging market conditions”.

Albert Bartlett buys Heinz Norfolk factory

Potato firm Albert Bartlett has bought Heinz UK’s Aunt Bessie’s potato factory at Westwick in Norfolk, which Heinz announced it proposed to close in October last year, threatening 200 jobs....

Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bosch launches speedy carton machine

Breakfast cereal manufacturers and frozen pizza suppliers have access to cartoning technology that can slash changeover times and maintain consistently high yields, courtesy of Bosch Packaging Technology.

Anuga FoodTec 2015

Top innovations showcased at Anuga FoodTec

This year’s Anuga FoodTec achieved a 14% rise in visitor numbers over the last time it was held in 2012, with more than 1,500 companies presenting the latest food processing solutions.

Dragons’ Den’s food and drink investments – in pictures

Since its inception in 2005 BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme has constantly invested money in food and drink businesses.

R&R Ice Cream buys Nestlé South Africa outfit

R&R Ice Cream has acquired Nestlé South Africa’s ice cream business, boosting its international expansion plans.

Prepare for pre-recession spend – top economist

Food manufacturers should prepare for a positive three years ahead, as the changing economy prompts consumers to spend at pre-recession levels, a leading economist has said. 

Findus snaps up Spanish ready meal firm

The Findus Group has snapped up Spanish frozen ready meal firm La Cocinera from Nestlé Spain for an undisclosed sum, following approval from the Spanish competition authorities.

Most inspiring food and drink firms in Britain

More than 70 food and drink businesses have been honoured in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain list.

Frozen will dwarf other online categories – Birds Eye

Birds Eye has pumped thousands of pounds into its online grocery channel in a successful bid to boost sales and stay ahead of the curve, its UK and Ireland md...

FSA welcomes fish fraud conviction

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has welcomed the conviction of Michael Redhead, company director of Michael Redhead Associates Limited, for food fraud after hoodwinking Iceland Foods.

Findus’ performance may hook acquisitive investors

Findus Group’s UK arm has become a more attractive acquisition target after the global business confirmed it had experienced its second consecutive year of positive growth, although it has denied...

Waitrose in ascendant in Christmas sales battle

Waitrose’s Heston sub-brand helped boost Christmas sales, claimed the retailer, which was the likely ‘clear winner’ among the supermarkets over the festive period according to one food industry analyst.