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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.

Seven food manufacturing fires – in pictures

Fires, some linked to suspected arson, have continued to devastate food factories and other premises connected to the sector over the past six months. Here’s a quick photo tour of...

Vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

McCain Foods fined £800k for arm rip accident

Frozen food manufacturer McCain Foods has been fined £800,000, after a worker nearly lost an arm in an accident involving a conveyor.

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product...

Nestlé agrees frozen foods deal with R&R Ice Cream

Nestlé and R&R, a leading ice cream company based in the UK owned by PAI Partners, have signed an agreement to set up Froneri, a global ice cream and frozen...

McCain sees pre-tax profits rise despite sales dip

Chip producer McCain Foods GB has seen pre-tax profits for the full year hit almost £64M, up from £54.7M in 2014.

Driverless HGVs: on road to cut food logistics costs

Driverless heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) could soon be helping to lower the cost of food logistics, by enabling lower fuel consumption and reducing carbon emissions.

R&R Ice Cream's turnover surges towards €1bn

R&R Ice Cream boosted its annual turnover to just shy of €1bn for the year to December 31, 2015, at €992M compared with €838M the previous year.

Vending hot ready meals from frozen products

A new vending machine, which produces hot meals from frozen products, will be launched on to the market over the next two months, according to the ceo of Bidvest Foodservice,...

Tesco to use social media to drive frozen sales

Tesco has plans to boost its online sales of frozen foods – where it sees greatest opportunity to drive volume – in an attempt to address an underperforming category instore, using...

Morrisons agrees grocery supply deal with Amazon

Morrisons and Amazon have agreed a new supply agreement, making the retailer’s products available for home delivery through the Amazon Prime Now service.

News in brief

Sealer launched for very large trays

Heat sealing specialist Proseal has introduced a new tray sealer specifically designed to handle very large food trays. The GT5exSD can seal trays up to 400mm wide, making it ideal...

Andy Murray invests in Dragons’ Den reject

Tennis ace Andy Murray has helped Dragons’ Den reject ice cream manufacturer Oppo secure more than £300,000 of crowd funding by investing in the ‘guilt-free’ ice cream brand.

Dragons unimpressed by healthy ice cream pitch

Oppo Ice Cream failed to win backing after Dragons’ Den investors raised concerns about the aftertaste of the healthy product on last night’s TV show.

Confusion about origin and added water labelling

EU legislation designed to avoid consumers being mislead about the country of origin of ingredients contained in compound foods they purchase is likely to cause headaches for food manufacturers, according...

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

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