Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Frozen food

A billion reasons it’s the nation’s favourite

PUTTING a value of close to £1bn on the UK ice cream market, Mars says tubs account for £429m of that and handheld ice creams are the biggest segment, with a …

Scots taste going posh

Scottish consumers are buying more upmarket ice cream than ever before, says Mackie’s of Scotland. And it says this means budget and often non-dairy tubs are …

Lighten up for summer

Cold treats for warmer days AS the days get longer and the evenings get warmer through spring and into summer, consumers’ dessert choices will change from …

Cultured but not refined

NO-added-sugar ice cream brand Minioti says a formula adjustment has made two of its premium varieties even more creamy. Made with Jersey milk and sweetened …

It’s all about the impulse

IMPULSE ice cream is an area that offers significant potential for increased sales, says Unilever’s Partners for Growth programme. And it has laid out a …

Deal shoppers in to boost takings

DINNER parties may be on the up and up. But it’s also clear that many Big Nights In, perhaps especially those involving sports watching, are often closely …

BFFF’s new man at the top

JOHN Hyman has been selected to succeed Brian Young as chief executive of the British Frozen Food Federation. Hyman, described as a highly experienced food …

Sub-zero sales

THE total take-home frozen food category in Scotland is down 2.2% according to Kantar Worldpanel data, but the category continues to recruit new shoppers, with …

Meals ready and chilling

KRAFT Heinz has re-launched its Weight Watchers from Heinz brand with what it says are new and improved recipes and has updated packaging of the products. …

The big potato freeze continues

FOLLOWING the launch of its Rooster Roasts, Homestyle Chips and Chunky Chips in 2015, Albert Bartlett has added Rooster Wedges to its frozen range. Albert …

Feeding the family for a fiver

FRANCHISED and managed c-store chain One Stop’s latest frozen food deal puts together a trio of big brand lines  in a package designed to appeal to those …

Convenience is freezer king

Pizza and confectionery lead the field in a year when frozen food sales value holds LAST year was another year of growth for frozen food, the British Frozen …

Minis hit the headlines

Spar has made its assorted mini ice creams one of its latest headline products. Senior marketing manager Laura McNally said: “We want to surprise the …

Chicken filling the gap

Pie manufacturer Holland’s reckons it has plugged a gap in the market with the introduction of its Savoury Creamy Chicken Puddings. Frozen within hours of …

Chipping in

Scots get through proverbial sackloads of potatoes – boiled, chipped, roasted and mashed. Frozen chips have been a mainstay of retail food freezers for many …

Nights in boost ethnic snack sales

Independent stores in Scotland have seen sales of frozen ethnic snacks rise dramatically, according to Geoff Burgess, managing director of Daloon Foods. …