Chilled foods

Escape the chill

Escape the chill

Pioneering attempts are being made to redefine ready meals, as Freddie Dawson discovers.

Beanz keepz 
in the fridge

Beanz keepz 
in the fridge

Heinz appears eager to play down expectations, but the arrival of the Heinz Beans kilo-containing plastics Fridge Pack has fuelled speculation around metal’s future share of the ambient foods category – and around possible imitations. 


M&S

M&S hits back as CASH blasts salt levels in its salads

By Elaine Watson

Surveys that compare salt levels in products of different weights targeted at different eating occasions and then single out individual firms for criticism are unfair and unhelpful, Marks & Spencer has argued.

ready meal

Chilled ready meals sales up 8.4% year-on-year

By Elaine Watson

Sales of chilled ready meals surged 8.4% in the year to July 11, while volumes shot up 14.4% over the same period, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Buoyant summer at Greencore, but growth slows in US

Buoyant summer at Greencore, but growth slows in US

By Elaine Watson

Greencore has notched up a “very positive” set of summer trading figures, posting a 7% increase in sales to €281.2m in its convenience foods division in the four months to July 23, driven by strong growth in food-to-go and prepared meals.

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