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Bingham and Jones to launch insect ready meals

By Nicholas Robinson

Ready meal industry gurus Jonny Bingham and David Jones are developing their own brand of meals with a difference, following dozens of successful launches for other major firms.

Premium ready meals have benefited at the expense of 'value' products

Premium ready meals growth bucks the trend

By Michael Stones

Premium ready meals sales grew by up to 8% last year, despite more than half (65%) of consumers reporting plans to eat fewer such products and cook more, says customer insight agency Engage Research.

Shoppers were prepared to pay extra for a slice of something nice after the horsemeat crisis, said Charlie Bigham

Horsegate good for business: ready meal boss

By Laurence Gibbons

The horsemeat crisis was good for business because it made shoppers consider the provenance of their food more than ever before, says posh ready meal entrepreneur Charlie Bigham.

Order of the tray

Order of the tray

By Alyson Magee

Margins are tight for ready meal makers, leaving packaging system suppliers with the unenviable task of providing functional, versatile and sustainable solutions at the right price.

All change please

All change please

By Freddie Dawson

To stay ahead in the ready meals sector, manufacturers must be quick to innovate and diversify.

Flexible futures

Flexible futures

It's been a tough year for ready meal producers, faced with continually squeezed margins. Rebecca Green finds out how they have responded


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