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Frozen food

Premium in the freezer

THERE is scope to get a bit more indulgence into c-store freezers according to frozen treat firm Gourmade

Sparkly slush

VIMTO is summoning unicorns to the slush market

More cake to celebrate

MARS Chocolate Drinks and Treats has added a Maltesers variety to its celebration cake range.

Parlour gain for Mackie

FOLLOWING a busy 12 months in which it launched its first ice cream parlour, Mackie’s of Scotland has reported a turnover of £12.2m and a gross profit of …

Gluten is frozen out

Dr. Oetker eyes category growth going forward

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 …