Ready Meals

Healthier ready meals could come as a result from the project

Project aims for better quality ready meals

By Rick Pendrous

A new collaborative project is set to revolutionise ready meals by developing an innovative cooking and cryogenic cooling system providing a step change in product quality and healthiness.

Last week's warm weather pushed up sales of hand-held ices at Waitrose

Waitrose boasts ready meals growth

By Rod Addy

Ready meals and food-to-go sales soared at Waitrose last week, with Bigham’s and Waitrose own-label Traditional British lines achieving strong sales growth.

Dennis: Automation is not a path we would choose to go down

Ready meals firm Cook creates 100 jobs

By Nicholas Robinson

Premium ready meals firm Cook will create more than 100 jobs after investing £2M in the company’s two manufacturing facilities, its operations director has revealed.

Home-cooked meals are not always the healthiest - new research

Home-cooked not always best

By Nicholas Robinson

Home-cooked meals may not be the healthiest or cheapest option for consumers, as food businesses continue to respond to health and price concerns by adapting their recipes, according to new research.

Laila's Fine Foods secured a £58,000 grant from the local council

Laila’s Fine Foods Iceland deal worth millions

By Nicholas Robinson

Ready meal business Laila’s Fine Foods has landed a multi-million pound deal to supply Iceland with a new range of frozen Mexican ready meals, which will lead to a 25% increase in daily output, said md Laila Remtulla.

Coveney has faith in the future of Greencore's food-to-go products

Greencore sees growth in ‘food-to-go’

By Rick Pendrous

Greencore is expected to improve its financial performance over the coming year as its new focus on ‘food-to-go’ products both in the UK and US gathers momentum. Most City analysts have predicted a positive outlook for the Irish own-label convenience...

Greencore 'revolutionises' chilled ready meals

Join the chilled food 'revolution'

Greencore Prepared Meals claims to have revolutionised chilled ready meals with the development of retorted meals with peelable film. The firm makes retorted chilled meals for customers such as Weight Watchers and retailer own-label.

The premium ready meal market has experienced growth - and will continue to do so, says IRI

Ready meal UK sales hit £2.3bn over last year

By Laurence Gibbons

Ready meal sales in major supermarkets topped £2.3bn in the past year, fuelled by consumers switching from eating out to dining in with posh convenience lines, according to market analyst IRI.

July saw beer, ice cream and soft fruit all gain significant value in sales

Heat is on for food and drink in July

By Rod Addy

Beer emerged as the biggest food and drink winner from the July heatwave, with the category gaining £57.4M in value in that month, according to market analyst IRI.

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