Ian Stone, president of BFFF, highlighted the opportunities for frozen food players in 2024


Frozen food in good place but challenging perceptions persist

By Bethan Grylls

The British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) Annual Luncheon saw hundreds of business leaders gather to celebrate the trade association’s 75th birthday at a time when frozen food sales are soaring, but low-quality misconceptions remain a challenge.

Here are four things we learnt at Plant-Based World Expo Europe


Plant-based World Expo Europe 2023: Four things we learned

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink firms from across Europe descended on Plant-Based World Expo Europe at the London Excel Centre to learn more about the latest trends in the sector. Here are four of our takeaways from this year’s show.

From McCain to Pukka and Ladbaby inbetween, we round-up the latest food product launches


McCain and Pukka lead new product launches round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From McCain’s biggest product launch in more than 10 years to Christmas pies from chart toppers Ladbaby, we round-up more recent product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

The cold supply chain has met the Government's energy efficiency targets. Image: Getty, sorn340


Cold storage industry meets climate change target

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the cold chain have succeeded in meeting the Government’s target for energy efficiency improvements by the end of 2022, according to the Cold Chain Federation (CCF).

Jonathan Petrides founded allplants in 2016

Me & My Team

How this frozen ready meal manufacturer carved out a niche

By Jonathan Petrides

Jonathan Petrides, the founder of plant-based frozen ready meal manufacturer allplants, recalls the journey the firm has been on to date, touching on its early beginnings and growing reputation within the sector.

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


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.

Frozen chicken has seen an uptick in popularity. Credit: Getty/Photosiber


Seara capitalises on frozen food surge

By Bethan Grylls

Current economic volatility has been having a big impact on consumer purchasing habits, driving the popularity of frozen foods, says leading UK poultry supplier Seara.

Frank's Ice Cream has made 14 members of staff redundant


Workers made redundant at Frank’s Ice Cream

By Gwen Ridler

Carmarthenshire, Wales-based manufacturer Frank’s Ice Cream Ltd has made more than a dozen members of staff redundant, after failing to secure funds to continue production since entering administration.

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


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.

How strong is your supply chain? Credit: Getty / The_Lycan

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Creating safe and secure food supply chains

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls summarises the key takeaways from our series of fireside chats presented earlier this week, sponsored by RSSL, as five food and drink leaders lend their expertise on maintaining and working towards a more secure, safer food and drink system....

McCain is investing £35 into British farming


McCain invests £35m in British farming

By Gwen Ridler

Potato processor McCain is to invest £35m into British farming in a bid to safeguard the long-term sustainability of growing potatoes in the UK.

Check out the latest plant-based NPD


Plant-based product launches for Veganuary 2023

By Gwen Ridler

As the plant-based community celebrates another Veganuary, we take a look at some of the new launches from the sector in this round-up of plant-based new product development.

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends


Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

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