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Sales of frozen food continued to rise in the second quarter for 2023. Image: Getty, adisa

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UK appetite for frozen food continues to grow: BFFF

By Gwen Ridler

UK shoppers’ appetite for frozen food continues to remain strong, as the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) reports increased growth for the sector in the second quarter of 2023.

Frank Dale has removed black plastic packaging from all of its product lines

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Frank Dale eliminates black plastic from production

By Gwen Ridler

Frozen baked goods manufacturer Frank Dale has eliminated black plastic packaging from all of its products as part of a suite of changes to its manufacturing process to promote sustainability.

The FMEAs are regarded as the Oscars of food and drink

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards - as told by socials!

By Bethan Grylls

With 17 categories up for grabs, the awards night recognised and rewarded the very best in operating standards and processes in today’s UK food and drink manufacturing sectors. Here's some of the highlights as told by social posts.

BFFF president and chairman Ian Stone believes the frozen food sector is perfectly placed to be part of the solution

Frozen food can be ‘part of the solution’ to cost-of-living crisis

By Michelle Perrett

The frozen food sector is perfectly placed to help consumers off-set some of the effects of the cost-of-living crisis, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) president and chairman Ian Stone has told to 750 business leaders at the Federation’s Annual...

The new hybrid office has been designed to help the wellness of workers

McCain transforms HQ into hybrid working space

By Michelle Perrett

McCain Foods has transformed its UK HQ in Scarborough to create a hybrid working area for its office staff in order to boost employee wellness and build on the company’s sustainability goals.

BFFF has launched a programme to help combat rising energy prices

BFFF launches energy saving programme

By Gwen Ridler

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a programme to help its members manage the recent price hikes in gas and electricity.

Joe Delucci's Ltd appoints liquidators

Joe Delucci's Ltd appoints liquidators

By Gwen Ridler

Frozen sweet treats firm Joe Delucci’s Gelato has entered into liquidation, just over four years after it was saved from administration.

Zizzi's At Home range is now available in Tesco stores

Zizzi launches frozen food range

By Gwen Ridler

Restaurant chain Zizzi has partnered with Tesco to launch a range of its most popular dishes into the frozen food aisle.

Harrow (Pictured) discussed the latest trends and future challenges in the frozen food market

Frozen food momentum to continue post-pandemic: BFFF CEO

By Gwen Ridler

Consumer spend on frozen food will continue grow after the pandemic, with frozen fruit and plant-based some of the biggest trends. according to British Frozen Food Foundation (BFFF) chief executive Richard Harrow.

Ice cream and frozen fish continue to be the biggest players in the frozen food category

Lockdown habits help boost frozen food sales

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of frozen food have been bolstered by new habits developed over lockdown, according to the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF’S) latest report.

Jope: 'We see a bright future ahead for both nutrition and ice cream inside Unilever'

Financial roundup

Unilever and Arla UK brace for commodity cost hit

By Rod Addy

Unilever expects its commodity costs to rise by £3bn in 2022, claiming the price of soybean oil doubled in 2021, while Arla has predicted cost inflation will cause 'a slowdown in branded growth'.

The lack of details surrounding the end of the CF Fertilisers deal has created uncertainty among food firms

End of CF Fertilisers deal raises CO2 shortage fears

By Gwen Ridler

The end of the Government’s deal with CF Fertilisers to maintain supplies of CO2 gas has created uncertainty among food manufacturers, with concerns of higher prices and sudden shortages.

Hansford (pictured): 'For processors looking to move into this market, flexibility of infrastructure is important'

Opinion

MAP gases and freezing considerations for plant-based foods

By Gwen Ridler

Neil Hansford, food packaging and cryogenic freezing expert at Air Products, discusses the freezing considerations and the application of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for plant-based foods or meat analogues.

PLant-based chicken, boozy ice cream and 0% ABV whiskey all launched this month

Food and drink product launch round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based chicken breasts, lupin beans and an everyday sourdough lead this round-up of the latest product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Andrew Hayes (left), managing director of Abbeydale Food Group; Vicky Wake, general manager of Saxon Foods; and Steven Humphrey, managing director of Tuber Group

Tuber Group plans expansion after acquiring Saxon Foods

By Michelle Perrett

Tuber Group has revealed plans to launch new products into the frozen food market and double turnover after acquiring plant-based convenience foods manufacturer Saxon Foods from the Abbeydale Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Who will claim trophies on 10 February?

Rich Products, Müller and ABP are among FMEA finalists

By Rod Addy

Rich Products, Müller UK & Ireland and ABP are among the food firms making the final cut in the run-up to the announcement of the winners of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs). Is your company shortlisted? Read on to find out.

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