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Ready meals 2019 market review

Ready meals 2019 market review

The chilled and frozen ready meals market have both suffered a decline in sales performance, according to The Grocer’s Top Products Survey 2019. Poor sales uptake and price drops have largely contributed to 2019’s disappointing performance statistics. But ‘ambient’ ready meals have performed more positively. Ambient food sales featuring exotic flavours and Asian ingredients are […]

The growth of crisp brands in 2019

The growth of crisp brands in 2019

The crisps and snack foods industry saw a 4.4% market growth in 2019, according to The Grocer’s latest Top Products Survey. Despite the overall market sales volumes being more or less stagnant, some brands have seen positive growth. Luxury and ‘big flavour’ brands have been instrumental to the market’s success. Strong, daring flavours offering an […]

Smylies continue to work with the community during Covid-19

Smylies continue to work with the community during Covid-19

There is no denying that the past few months have been unusual and uncertain, but the Smylies team have been overwhelmed by the sheer strength of community spirit that we have seen emerge during these turbulent times. Whilst usual Smylies business has been largely unaffected, our team has also been super busy in trying to […]

Support Smylies as we complete the virtual Lands End to John O’Groats duathlon!

Support Smylies as we complete the virtual Lands End to John O’Groats duathlon!

This month, the Smylies team will be raising money for charity by completing the excruciatingly challenging virtual Lands End to John O’Groats duathlon challenge. So in this blog post we provide more details on the challenge ahead and what charities we will be supporting, as well as information on how you can make a donation […]

2019 Sees Huge Growth In Free-From Ranges

2019 Sees Huge Growth In Free-From Ranges

A survey by The Grocer has highlighted a £122.3 million growth in the free-from market in 2019 – a 9% increase from the previous year. Free-from milk products by Alpro and Arla Foods have driven much of the market’s growth. But numerous other brands have also observed positive results. Healthier consumer preferences and environmental awareness […]

Sugar Loving Brits Drive Biscuit Sales

Sugar Loving Brits Drive Biscuit Sales

The trend in the UK for healthy eating has not had a major impact on the sale of sweet biscuits, according to a 2019 report by The Grocer. The figures show that sweet product lines amassed over £32.1 million in sales throughout 2019. Sweet biscuits, savoury biscuits, and cereal bars all reported increases in sales […]

2019 food and drink market review

2019 food and drink market review

Every year, online magazine The Grocer analyses over 100 grocery categories to find out which brands and products have dominated the market. As a worldwide exporter of food and drink, brands and products are at the heart of what we do. So, in our latest news article, we have explored the new data from The […]

Food and Drink Labelling Changes Post Brexit; Everything You Need to Know

Food and Drink Labelling Changes Post Brexit; Everything You Need to Know

As of the 1st January 2021 food and drink producers, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers must change their product labels to be in line with Brexit changes. Here is everything you need to know in order to stay in-line with the new laws. Exporting to the EU Ensure you check with your EU importer how the […]

The demand for plant-based produce continues to grow!

The demand for plant-based produce continues to grow!

In the recently published Top Products Survey 2019 by The Grocer, it was revealed that the vegan movement has continued to gain serious momentum over the last 12 months. Worldwide sales for vegan produce soared across 2019, and in our latest blog post we detail the extent of this growth as well as provide you […]

The January 19 – June 19 UK Export Snapshot Report Is In

The January 19 – June 19 UK Export Snapshot Report Is In

January 2019 to June 2019 saw a turbulence of export activity in the branded food and drink industry. Join us as we take a look at what happened during that 5-month stretch. Exports Of UK Branded Products The FDF industry’s goal since 2014 has been to grow the UK’s branded food and drink exports by […]

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