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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.

News in brief

Iceland signs three-year pallet deal with CHEP

Iceland has signed a new three-year deal with pallet provider CHEP that is expected to deliver supply chain efficiencies in the frozen food supermarket chain’s operations, both in the UK...

Frozen food manufacturing jobs at risk at Iceland

Iceland has put what could be up to 150 jobs at risk at its frozen food manufacturing site in Manchester.

Dawnfresh Seafoods sells frozen scampi business

Britain’s largest trout producer Dawnfresh Seafoods has sold its frozen scampi business, including stocks, to Whitby Seafoods for an undisclosed sum.

Frozen distributor Reed Boardall reports steady results for 2015

Reed Boardall Group, the Yorkshire-based cold storage and transport firm has just reported another year of steady performance with revenues rising to just under £66M in the year to March...

People on the move in food and drink

Young’s Seafood, Müller Wiseman Dairies and Wyke Farms all feature in our latest roundup of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

William Jackson plans to double turnover to £600M

William Jackson Food Group (WJFG), the food manufacturing parent to brands such as Aunt Bessie’s frozen foods and organic grocery business Abel & Cole, plans to double turnover to £600M...

Six ways to overcome frozen food’s ‘image problem’

Frozen food has a “serious image problem” in Britain, claims Iceland joint md Nick Canning who set out six reasons why consumers should back the category.

Me and my factory

Meet the ice cream maker from R&R

Making money from ice cream is no easy task, but R&R boss Mike Fraine seems to have it licked. Rick Pendrous uncovers his success

Food industry people on the move

Samworth Brothers, Iglo Food Group and Dawn Foods all made top line appointments as part of their preparations for expansion in 2016.

Guest article

The path back to value in prepared meals

Category commoditisation destroys value, yet in many grocery categories, the dynamic seems entrenched and value chain participants are either perplexed or defeatist. But some manufacturers and retailers in the frozen...

Young’s Seafood to focus on efficiencies after Findus sale

Young’s Seafood plans to focus on processing efficiencies and market growth following the sale of Findus Group’s continental European operations.

Ice cream maker R&R sees turnover rocket 25%

R&R Ice Cream’s turnover has shot up by 25% after a key acquisition, increased business from discounters and the growth of Oreo and Cadbury’s ranges.

F-Gas regulations cause refrigerant cost increases

Frozen and chilled food manufacturers could face sharp rises in the running costs of some types of refrigerators because of new EU regulations.

Amazon Fresh a precursor to ‘more significant’ blow for retailers

Amazon Fresh will pave the way for its Dash service, which automatically orders used items in household fridges and freezers, delivering a further blow to British supermarkets.

R&R and Nestlé in talks over ice cream joint venture

Europe’s biggest own-label ice cream manufacturer R&R has revealed partnership talks with food giant Nestlé.

Young’s Seafood appoints Reed Boardall for frozen work

Young’s Seafood has appointed Reed Boardall to be its partner in the collection, storage and delivery of its frozen foodservice business.

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: it's been a vintage year

It has proved a vintage year for entries in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs), says the chairman of the independent judging panel Paul Wilkinson.

Quorn snapped up by Filipino company for £550M

Quorn Foods has been sold to Filipino branded consumer goods company Monde Nissin for £550M, ending months of speculation.

Amazon Fresh finally launches – in Birmingham

Amazon has chosen Birmingham as the long-awaited UK launch city for its Amazon Fresh food delivery business.

Morrisons ceo Potts invests £500,000 in shares

Morrisons ceo David Potts has invested £500,000 in the business, shortly after reaffirming the retailer’s commitment to food and drink manufacturing.

Morrisons results prove ‘no quick fix’: analysts

The latest results from Morrisons, revealing a nearly 50% drop to £126M in first-half profits before tax, show that there is “no quick fix” for the troubled retailer, according to leading analysts....

Morrisons agrees to sell c-stores for £25M

Morrisons has confirmed the long-awaited sell-off of its convenience store business for about £25M in cash.

Morrisons c-stores’ prospective buyer sets out vision

The prospective buyer of Morrisons’s convenience stores has set out his team's vision for the business and pledged to safeguard thousands of jobs.

Dr Oetker’s UK profits rise to £15.5M

Dr Oetker has boosted its pre-tax profits to £15.5M for the year ending December 31 2014, despite tough trading conditions.

Nomad Foods reports £392M loss as empire grows

Nomad Foods, the new owner of frozen food company Iglo Group, has reported a £392M loss in the six months to June 30 as the investment firm eyes other potential acquisitions....