Brian Young revealed plans to launch a new consumer website Cool Cookery

‘Unite to fight the press slating our industry’

By Gary Scattergood

Frozen food manufacturers and retailers need to unite and splash the cash to stem the flow of negative press reports that are engulfing the sector, claims a senior executive at Iceland.

Ice cream maker's new Asian range

Eastern promise of ethnic ice cream

An artisan ice cream maker has responded to the boom in ethnic food consumption by making a new range of Asian-flavoured ice cream and sorbets for the foodservice market.

Brian Young, director general, British Frozen Foods Federation

Frozen planet

By Gary Scattergood

Frozen is fresher, more sustainable and better value, Brian Young tells Gary Scattergood

Young: promoting exports should be higher up the government agenda

Government ‘more concerned with badgers’ than food manufacturers

By Gary Scattergood

Promoting British food exports should be higher up the government’s agenda than dealing with badgers, according to the director general of the British Frozen Food Federation.In an exclusive video interview for, Brian Young said greater...

Nutritional frozen ready meals created for children

Nutritional frozen ready meals created for children

When three working mothers, Donna Tresadern, Kay Shearing and Nikki Da Costa-Smith, struggled to find healthy, convenient and tasty food for children they decided to create their own frozen ready meals range.

Ethnic foods continue to spice up our diet

Have a spice day

By Michelle Knott

Consumers' changing tastes are spicing up innovation in ethnic food products, says Michelle Knott

Paul Harrold, operations manager, Kelly's of Cornwall

Ice cream man

By Rod Addy

Operations manager Paul Harrold shares his west country ice cream world with Rod Addy

This year's pea crop is likely to be just 60% of normal

Princes commits to buying 9,000t of British peas

By Rick Pendrous

Princes has confirmed its support for British pea growers faced with reduced crop yields due to poor weather conditions this year, by committing to buy 9,000t from domestic growers.

Top of the frozen food tree

Top of the frozen food tree

By Rick Pendrous

Hard discounter Aldi took the top prize for Retail Product of the Year, while McCain Foods won Catering Product of the Year at this year's British Frozen Food Federation's (BFFF's) Gala Dinner held in London last month.

More mergers and acquisitions are on the way for the frozen bakery sector, said Rabobank

Retailers force frozen bakery mergers: Rabobank

By Mike Stones

The growing power of large retailers is one of the five top challenges that will force consolidation in the frozen bakery industry, warns a new report from Rabobank Food and Agri Research.

Can Captain Birds Eye look forward to Eastern promise?

After Weetabix, Eastern firms size up Birds Eye

By Lorraine Mullaney

Far Eastern firms’ appetite for UK food brands seems to be sharpening, with Birds Eye, which is owned by Iglo Foods, apparently the latest acquisition target.

Halal food appeals to a wide cross section of society, said Lord Noon.

Multi-million pound halal facility now open

By Rod Addy

Bombay Halwa has gone live with a dedicated, multi-million pound production facility for a ready meal range that caters for rocketing demand for halal food.

Experts said a trade buyer was likley for the the fish finger maker

Iglo Foods Group sale will attract trade buyer interest

By Dan Colombini

A major multi-national trade buyer is going to be the most likely bidder for frozen food firm Birds Eye Iglo, according to city analysts, after its owner Permira confirmed it was exploring a sale of the business.

Calling all shoppers: Birds Eye Iglo boss Martin Glenn plans to lead a frozen food revival to revitalise the market

Birds Eye boss leads frozen fightback

By Rod Addy

Frozen food has lacked strong branded leadership, but could become more successful by focusing on its strengths with the addition of significant marketing investment, according to Birds Eye Iglo boss Martin Glenn.

Birds Eye boss plans frozen food revival

Birds Eye boss plans frozen food revival

Birds Eye Iglo chief executive Martin Glenn aims to spearhead a frozen food renaissance building on the category's current success, but acknowledged its consumer image had been slow to improve.

Consumers view frozen yogurt as a healthier alternative to ice cream

UK frozen yogurt market to soar in 2012

By Dan Colombini

The use of innovative flavourings and a consumer drive for healthier food is expected to contribute to major growth in the UK frozen yogurt market, according to industry experts.

Frozen food could help to slash food waste, claimed the British Frozen Food Federation

Frozen food could slash food waste

By Mike Stones

Putting more frozen food on UK dinner plates could help slash household food waste, according to the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

Frozen food sales reached £5.36bn last year - with a little help from Jamie and friends

Jamie Oliver helps boost frozen food sales by £250M

By Tom Chandler

Celebrity endorsements by TV chefs such as Jamie Oliver plus consumers’ perception of high-value and low-waste helped the UK frozen food sector grow by 5.2% to reach sales of £5.36bn last year, according to the British Frozen Foods Federation (BFFF).

Playing it  cool

Playing it cool

By Michelle Knott

Elsewhere businesses are feeling the chill, but frozen food firms are keeping their cool, says Michelle Knott

Multi-heads make profits work

Multi-heads make profits work

A new Ishida four-mix multi-head weigher is helping a Serbian frozen fruit and vegetable supplier to enter the important retail market for mixtures of four to six fruits.

The BFFF has praised the industry for its tenacity in a tough economic climate

BFFF boss praises industry’s ‘tenacity’

By Dan Colombini

Frozen food firms have showed “tenacity” and “ingenuity” in tough economic times despite increasing legislative burden from Europe, according to British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) chairman Nick Shaw.

Pinguin Foods is reviewing 34 jobs

Pinguin Foods reviews 34 jobs

By Freddie Dawson

Frozen vegetable and convenience meal producer Pinguin Foods UK is reviewing 34 jobs at its facility in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Food Manufacturing Awards: one week to go

Food Manufacturing Awards: one week to go

By Mike Stones

There is just one week to go before the stellar evening when food and drink manufacturers celebrate the best of the best at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

Seeking fluid solutions. Cutting firms' water use is the new carbon reduction

Why water is the new carbon

By Freddie Dawson

Mounting pressure on dwindling water resources means that food manufacturers must cut consumption sooner rather than later, according to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

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