Birds Eye

Time to give peas a chance

MOVE over sprouts: according to frozen food giant Birds Eye, frozen vegetables such as garden peas and petit pois perform particularly well at Christmas,...
Cold comfort

Cold comfort – Healthy figures for frozen market

DESPITE the horsemeat scandal, the frozen food market is now worth more than £5.6bn and grew in value by 4.5% last year. According to Kantar...
Pizza joins the thin crowd

Pizza joins the thin crowd – New variant launched

FROZEN pizza is a Scottish favourite, with almost 70% buying it, as opposed to 65.9% of the GB population, according to Goodfella’s. The company...

Picked, packed and purchased

Good, well-managed fresh produce brings profit and boosts a shop’s image. But it takes work. We look at how two retailers are responding to...
Lemonade Jubbly will be added to the range this month, and the Cherry Jubbly has become a permanent part of the Calypso Jubbly collection.

Ambient hit for a summer freeze-up

SOFT drinks firm Calypso offers a wide range of freeze-drinks for summer. And this year the list will feature several new lines at a...
A treat for dark days

A treat for dark days

DESPITE the continuing recession and the terrible weather at the start of the year, demand for ice cream refuses to die. The total market...
Latest addition to the Fredericks range of brand-licensed ice cream products is Oreo. The firm also produces many ice-creams based on Cadbury’s chocolate bar brands as well as brands from Del Monte, Britvic, Barratt, Vimto and Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

Bring me sunshine… But perhaps not too much

THINK summer heatwave (if we ever get another) and you might think ice, ice lollies and ice cream. But, apparently, warmth alone isn’t the secret...
Rubicon’s tropical fruit drinks transformed into lollies and ice cream.

Exotic and cool – Rubicon from Barr

THE tropical flavours of the Rubicon soft drink range – the UK’s biggest-selling exotic drink brand according to Nielsen Scantrack – form the basis...
Mackie’s Traditional is not actually flavoured with vanilla

I can’t believe it’s not vanilla

THIS may come as a surprise to some retailers who have been stocking it for years, but Mackie’s Traditional is not actually flavoured with...
SWISS ice-cream brand Mövenpick has two new flavours for spring.

Two spring specials

SWISS ice-cream brand Mövenpick has two new flavours for spring. Macadamia Dulce de Leche takes its name from the unctious Portuguese confection made from slowly-boiled...
Novelty products and familiar brands – some shrunk to miniature size – are key to R&R’s strategy

Disney joins novelty push

ICE cream specialist R&R is freezing Disney’s best known characters with a licensed range of Mickey and Minnie Mouse ice cream lollies. This cartoon range...
MARS and Snickers ice creams will be available for summer in a new mini format. With 74 calories (Mars) and 85 calories (Snickers), the company hopes that shoppers will keep the smaller sized bars in the freezer for an instant and relatively low-calorie ice cream hit.

Mars goes mini-sized

MARS and Snickers ice creams will be available for summer in a new mini format. With 74 calories (Mars) and 85 calories (Snickers), the...

Cookies and cream – Fredericks Dairies joined up with Oreo

INDEPENDENT ice-cream manufacturer Fredericks Dairies has joined up with Oreo to launch the brand’s first UK ice-cream line. The Oreo Cones Four Pack started...
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Cold comforts Scots love – chilled foods

COMFORT food and familiar dishes are what keep Scottish consumers coming back to the chiller cabinet. According to leading market research firm Kantar Worldpanel, Scots...
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Mash Pots join the snack race

FAMILY-owned farming and food production company Mash Direct last year expanded its chilled vegetable accompaniment range with Mash Pots, a chilled, microwavable snack meal...

Frozen up but Scots cooler on the chiller

THE frozen food industry could yet be hit hard by the horse meat scandal but last year it continued a pattern of growth that...