We were pleased to be able to support the Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital’s fete recently with a donation of food towards their barbeque. They managed to raise a total of £3,300, so a big congratulations from us!
Sales of frozen food have continued to surge and increased by £221m in the last three months (w/e 6 Sept) according to the latest statistics from Kantar and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF). The growth in sales follows an increase of £285m in the previous 12-week period from the end of March to 14 […]
New buying habits look set to stay as report shows that switching to frozen can save families up to £1,500 per year and almost halve levels of food waste. A new study commissioned by Birds Eye and Iceland indicates the acceleration of frozen food’s revival during the UK lockdown is set to continue and create […]
Frozen vegetables are often just as good and can sometimes be better than their fresh alternatives. Once harvested, it can be weeks before fresh veg reaches our supermarket shelves and shopping baskets, and during this time the levels of nutrients can deteriorate. Frozen vegetables are steam-blanched immediately after harvesting, to kill any enzymes responsible for […]
LACAs new initiative – Hot’ober – has been created to encourage conversations between caterers, school representatives, on site staff and parents to facilitate the return of hot lunches as soon as everyone feels it safe to do so. It is in response to the challenge caterers face when it comes to providing meals at lunchtime. […]
The team at ABDA ran a series of focus groups on zoom with primary school children from different areas of the UK to discover what they wanted to see at lunchtime when they return to school. The zoom calls explored everything from children’s food choices to the dining environment. One of the key findings was […]
A Frozen Food Revival Study indicates the changes in our shopping habits will be for the long term. The latest study commissioned by Iceland and Birdseye shows new data for switching to frozen from fresh, can reduce food waste by 48 per cent. Lockdown has also given shoppers the time to reflect, with 47 per […]
According to Kantar market data recently released, during the last 12-week period Frozen growth has accelerated to 19.4%, again well ahead of Fresh and Chilled at +13.8% and total Grocery at 15.7%. The top 3 performing categories are Savoury, Ice Cream and Fish, accounting for over 70% of this extra sales value. View more data at BFF.
Current restrictions on group sizes will be lifted to allow schools, colleges and nurseries to fully reopen to all children and young people, as Covid-19 infection rates continue to fall. Covid-19 secure measures will remain in place to reduce the risk of transmission, with schools being asked to keep children in class or year group […]
Gordon Lauder, MD of one of our suppliers, Central Foods, highlights how frozen food could prove beneficial for public sector caterers during and after lockdown. “It’s very much the norm to use some frozen pre-prepared products in all professional kitchens now,” explains Gordon. “Caterers recognise the benefits of frozen food. It’s easy to use, fewer […]