Ready Meals

Ready, steady grow

Ready, steady grow

By Michelle Knott

Despite a rash of recent closures in the ready meals sector, some manufacturers remain hopeful about the prospects for eventual recovery. Michelle Knott reports

Gourmet food at a gallop

Gourmet food at a gallop

By Paul Gander

While innovation is key, processes that give extended shelf-life are still the holy grail for ready meal producers, says Paul Gander

Handy and healthy

Handy and healthy

By Nicola Cottam

Manufacturers are battling to get the message across to consumers that ready meals can actually be healthy. Nicola Cottam investigates

Chilled fresh foods turn up the heat on frozen

Chilled fresh foods turn up the heat on frozen

By Michelle Knott

Speed, flexibility and shelf-life extension are the priorities for chilled ready meal manufacturers in their sales battle with frozen foods, as Michelle Knott discovers

Best of British

Best of British

The overall market may be flat, but premium ready meals and ready to cook ranges are booming. Rebecca Green discovers how health and a rekindled love for British food are playing their part

If you tolerate this

If you tolerate this

By Elaine Watson

The supermarket ambient free from aisle is bursting with new products, but head into the ready meals cabinets or your local pub and the pickings remain slim indeed for allergy and intolerance sufferers, says Elaine Watson

Is additive-free the future?

Is additive-free the future?

Until a few years ago no one other than diet obsessives read the back of food packs. Now, we're all food detectives, comparing fat content and...

Engineering the authentic thing

Engineering the authentic thing

Adrian Harding trained as a chemical engineer and is now implementing world class manufacturing and 'just-in-time' practices

Prince among ready meals

Prince among ready meals

Princes Foods' factory manager Elliot Gledhill describes some of the issues involved in moving production from one location to another

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