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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.

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).

Nomad in talks to snap up Findus Europe: latest

Nomad Holdings is in talks to buy the Findus brand, following its acquisition of frozen food firm Iglo Foods for £1.87bn (€2.6bn) in April.

Food and drink M&A more subdued in 2015

UK food and drink mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lost their fizz in the first four months of 2015, discounting major one-off transactions, according to financial advisory firm Oghma Partners’ latest...

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).