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Ed Spelman, md at Ballymaguire Foods, and Michael Hoey, chairman of Ballymaguire Foods

Ballymaguire Foods creates 100 jobs in output boost

By Alice Foster

Chilled ready meal producer Ballymaguire Foods has started constructing a new factory as part of plans to create 100 jobs and boost sales in the UK and Ireland, the firm’s md told this website.

Findus has acquired La Cocinera for an undisclosed sum

Findus snaps up Spanish ready meal firm

By Laurence Gibbons

The Findus Group has snapped up Spanish frozen ready meal firm La Cocinera from Nestlé Spain for an undisclosed sum, following approval from the Spanish competition authorities.

Bingham and Jones are looking for solutions to future food problems now (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

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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.

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...

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.

Bakkavör reported strong UK growth a range of chilled convenience foods

Bakkavör hails UK chilled food success

By Rod Addy

Growth in salads, soups, pizzas and desserts helped boost UK sales for chilled food firm Bakkavör in the six months to June 29, the company reported.

Greencore's product mix includes a range of prepared meals

Tale of two regions for Greencore

By Rod Addy

Greencore’s third quarter (Q3) results tell a tale of two regions, with strong progress in the US offsetting declines in its UK heartland.

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