The BFFF's recently issued Frozen Food Report II reports that despite challenging times for most of the food industry, the UK’s frozen food industry has proven to be a real success and is set to grow even more over the next few years. Economical circumstances and changing consumer awareness regarding the importance of good nutrition has led consumers to re-evaluate their consumption patterns.
This month’s selection of new products brought to you from Mintel reflects a wide range of innovations in private label, from convenience to premium to responsibly sourced.
Freezers are ‘graveyards’ for unwanted food, according to recent consumer research from IGD ShopperVista.
More support for frozen vegetables with a new study suggesting the nutritional value of frozen fruits and vegetables is the same - and in some cases greater - than fresh produce.
‘Super convenient’, Lidl’s new pizza launch in October in Italy goes directly into the micro-wave for five minutes in the carton box.
"There is really probably no limit to how far private label can push itself. Lots of innovation and renovation is coming through from the European private label market," David Jago, Director of Innovation & Insight at Mintel told an industry audience during Wabel’s 2014 Frozen Summit in Paris.
How the upturn will affect different categories in the the frozen food markets across Germany, France and the UK is hard to predict but the changing tide of the "UK economy drives the UK frozen food market", said Brian Young, director of the British Frozen Food Federation, when he spoke at the 2014 Wabel Frozen Summit.
Sabine Eichner, director of the German Frozen Institute, gave a full picture of Germany's frozen food market at Wabel's 2014 Frozen Summit. For those who couldn't join us at the event, we share her thoughts with you in the article below.