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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.

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....

Morrisons could face huge bill if c-stores sold

Morrisons could face a multi-million pound bill if the retailer tries to offload its M local convenience stores (c-stores), according to recent media reports.

Call for manufacturers to fight consumer waste

Manufacturers can help consumers to prevent food waste by designing meals differently and getting over sustainability messages, an expert argues.

Findus UK frozen out of Nomad Foods deal

Nomad Foods is to buy the European businesses of Findus Group for £500M, in a deal that excludes Findus’s UK operations.

Bakkavor sees international sales boost

Bakkavor has boosted turnover and profits for the half-year to June 27, with its international business making up for a decline in UK sales in the second quarter.

Tomra’s test centre simulates cold conditions

Tomra Sorting Solutions can now test the performance of its equipment for all individually quick frozen (IQF) products in a true-to life environment, following the installation of a new 56m2...

Food manufacture excellence awards

Manufacturing Oscars: previous top winners

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards has crowned a Company of the Year for the past 15th years to recognise the best of the best in British food manufacturing.

Cool buyout for Newcastle food wholesaler

Newcastle-based wholesaler Kitwave has scooped Sheffield frozen food firm Hulleys Frozen in its eleventh acquisition since securing a £7.5M cash injection.

Manufacturing is ‘supermarket Armageddon saviour’

Supermarkets with their own food manufacturing facilities have a better chance of price war survival, city analysts have claimed, after the boss of Waitrose warned Britain’s biggest retailers would be...

Food industry to gain 10,000 new jobs

More than 10,000 new food industry jobs and millions of pounds of new investment will be created by the government-backed Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs), claims environment secretary Elizabeth Truss.

UK frozen food sector wins EC date labelling battle

The UK’s frozen food sector is celebrating a partial victory with the European Commission (EC) over a disagreement relating to the date labelling of frozen meat products required under the...

How you can win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar

There’s still plenty of time to submit your winning entry in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), ahead of the July 17 deadline. So, here’s how to impress...

Iceland’s sales hit by triple whammy

Frozen food retailer Iceland’s sales were hit by a triple whammy of  intense competition from Aldi and Lidl, food price deflation and “changing consumer habits” over the past year, it...

Good Week, Bad Week

Bread, Greencore and retailers make week’s top news

A potential growth fall for Aldi and Lidl and the impact supermarket price wars have had on bakers lead our selection of the week’s top news.

Findus confirms exclusive sale talks with Nomad

Frozen food firm Findus has confirmed it is in advanced, exclusive sales talks with investment group Nomad Holdings, following the investment firm’s disclosure yesterday (June 3).