You are in the British Library website. If you are using a text browser or screen reader please use this link to view our site map.
Click here to skip to content
British Library logo
The British Library - The World's Knowledge business
About us menu Collections menu Catalogues menu Services menu Whats on menu  News menu Contact us menu
Home > Collections > Science, technology & business > Business
 Business
Collections Science, technology and business
 
 Environment
 Health care
 Social sciences
home home
search search
back back
site map site map
Business Sources on the Net
Industry Guides
Enquiry Form

Researching Business Information

Frozen, Chilled and Ready Made Foods Industry

Most of the printed sources quoted can be accessed at the British Library - please refer to the Integrated Catalogue for full details. Alternatively, some items may also be held in your local public library.

Page updated 23 March 2005

Directories | Market Research & Statistics | Trade Magazines & Newsletters | Electronic Resources at the British Library | Internet Sources | Companies Operating in the Sector

Directories:

Directory of the Canning, Freezing, Preserving Industries (Edward E. Judge & Sons, 2002) [(B) AA 675 BUS]
An American alphabetical company directory with factory details. Can be searched geographically or by product.

Frozen and Chilled Foods Europe Yearbook 2002-2003 (DGM World Media, 2002) [(B) AA 675 BUS]
Directory of companies involved in the frozen and chilled foods industry in Europe. This includes processors, agents and their products, wholesaler’s guide, logistics, equipment and freezer centres. Also has useful market data.

Frozen and Chilled International Guide 2002/03 (Global Media Guide, 2002) [(B) AA 675 BUS]
International directory of companies within the sector.

Frozen and Chilled Yearbook 2002/03 (Global Media Guide, 2002) [(B) AA 675 BUS]
UK A-Z directory of companies.

Quick Frozen Foods Annual Directory & Buyers Guide (Saul Beck Publication, 2002) [(B) AA 675 BUS]
Directory of processors, products, brand names, refrigerated transport, warehouses and suppliers in the United States.

Who's Who in the Frozen Foods Industry (American Frozen Food Institute, 2003) [(B) AA 675 BUS]
Membership directory and buyers guide for American frozen food market.


Market Research & Statistics:

Ambient Ready Meals (Mintel Market Intelligence, April 2000) [(P) AL 90 – E(3) BUS]
Detailed report that covers market drivers, market size, market segmentation, supply structure, advertising, distribution, the consumer, the future and forecasts.

Business Ratio Report: Frozen Food Distributors (The Prospect Shop, 2003) [(B) HQ 24 BUS]
Report provides information on the industry background, performance, company profiles and performance league tables.

Business Ratio Report: Frozen Food Producers (The Prospect Shop, 2003) [(B) HQ 24 BUS]
Report provides information on the industry background, performance, company profiles and performance league tables.

Canned Soup and Ready Meals (Market Research Great Britain, Aug. 2000)[(P) AL 90 – E (2) BUS]
This report covers information on the industry background, sector size, new product development, company profiles and market forecasts.

Chilled Foods (Key Note, 2002) [(B) HQ 24 BUS]
General overview of the industry, market definition, market size, industry background, competitor analyses, brand strategy, swot analysis, buying behaviour, current issues, company profiles and future forecast.

Chilled Ready Meals (Mintel Market Intelligence, May 2000) [(P) AL 90 – E(3) BUS]
Detailed report that covers the market drivers, market size, market segmentation, the supply structure, advertising, distribution, the consumer, the future and forecasts.

The European Ready Meals (Leatherhead Food RA Publishing, 2001) [(B) HQ 91 BUS]
Gives a general overview of the ready meals markets in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Financial Survey Report: the Frozen Food Industry (The Prospect Shop, 2003) [(B) HQ 24 BUS]
The report gives financial and market information on limited British companies in the industry.

Frozen Foods (Key Note, 2003) [(B) HQ 24 BUS]
General overview of the industry, market definition, market size, industry background, competitor analysis, brand strategy, swot analysis, buying behaviour, current issues, company profiles and future forecasts.

Frozen Pizza (Consumer Goods UK, Feb. 2000) [(P) AL 90 – E(6)]
This report gives an overview of the market. Covering market size, market sectors, new product development, production & foreign trade, consumption patterns, manufacturers, distribution, advertising, prices, packaging and prospects.

Frozen Ready Meals (Mintel Market Intelligence, March 2000) [(P) AL 90 – E(3)]
Detailed report that covers the market drivers, market size, market segmentation, the supply structure, advertising, distribution, the consumer, the future and forecasts.

Frozen Ready Meals (Consumer Goods UK, April 2000) [(P) AL 90 – E(6)]
This report gives an overview of the market. Covering market size, market sectors, new product development, production & foreign trade, consumption patterns, manufacturers, distribution, advertising, prices, packaging and prospects.

Ice Cream (Market Research Great Britain, Feb. 2002) {(P) AL 90 – E(2)]
This report gives an overview of the market. It looks at the market size, share, new product development, company & brand profiles, distribution and future forecasts.

Ice Creams and Frozen Desserts (Key Note, 2002) [(B) HR 49 BUS]
General overview of the industry, market definition, market size, industry background, competitor analysis, brand strategy, swot analysis, buying behaviour, current issues, company profiles and future forecasts.

The UK Market for Frozen Bakery Products & Desserts (Market Research Great Britain, Jan. 2001) [(P) AL 90 – E(2)]
This report gives an overview of the market. It looks at the market size, share, new product development, company profiles, distribution and future forecasts.

The UK Market for Frozen Meat & Fish (Market Research Great Britain, Dec. 2000) [(P) AL 90 – E(2)]
This report gives an overview of the market. It looks at the market size, share, new product development, company profiles, distribution and future forecasts.

UK Market for Chilled Food (Market Research Great Britain, Nov. 2002) [(P) AL 90 – E(2)]
Report looking at the market for chilled products such as processed meats, fish/seafood products, lunch kit, ready meals, soup, chilled/fresh pasta, chilled noodles. Covers market segmentation, companies, brands, new development and market forecasts.

Ready Meals (Consumer Goods UK, Aug. 2002) [(P) AL 639 – E(3)]
This report gives an overview of the market. Covering market size, market sectors, new product development, production & foreign trade, consumption patterns, manufacturers, distribution, advertising, prices, packaging and prospects.

Ready Meals (Key Note, 2002) [(B) HQ 91]
General overview of the industry, market definition, market size, industry background, competitor analysis, brand strategy, swot analysis, buying behaviour, current issues, company profiles and future forecasts.

Trends in Food Shopping (Key Note, 2002) [(B) HQ 172]
General overview of the industry, market definition, market size, industry background, competitor analysis, brand strategy, swot analysis, buying behaviour, current issues, company profiles and future forecasts.

See also: Electronic Resources at the British Library


Trade Magazines & Newsletters:

Chilled Food Journal (International Thomson Publishing, monthly) [ZC.9.b.1593]
Journal covering the chilled food manufacturing industry.

European Frozen Food Buyer (Crier Publications, bi-monthly) [ZK.9.b.2789]
Covers all aspects of frozen food in Europe. Includes market statistics, brand news, company news and turnover figures, customer surveys.

Frozen & Chilled Foods (DMG Business Media, monthly) [(P) HQ 24 – E(1)]
Coversnews, products, company profiles, exhibition reports, features covering activity in various sectors of the temperature-controlled foods market.

Frozen and Chilled International (Global Media, monthly) [(P) HQ 24 – E(18)]
This trade magazine has regular features on new product developments, industry news, case studies and suppliers information.

Ice Cream & Frozen Confectionery (Ice Cream Alliance, monthly) [(P) HR 49 – E(2)]
Trade magazine for the ice cream and frozen desserts industry. Lots of useful information including industry news, facts, statistics and recipes. Current issues are available on the website for downloading.

Prepared Foods (Gorman, monthly) [(P) HQ 37 – E(2)]
Covers the prepared and ready made foods market. Includes an annual food industry source guide featuring the top 200 food companies.

Quick Frozen Foods (J.W. Williams, monthly) [(P) HQ 25 – E(1)]
This is a trade magazine for the US market but does have statistical information on European frozen food consumption rates and US frozen foods imports and exports.


Electronic Resources at the British Library

The following items are only available online to readers using the British Library's Business & Intellectual Property reading rooms at St Pancras:

Growth Strategies in Meal Solutions: targeting the in-home consumer (Reuters Business Insight, 2000)
Report covers the industry dynamics, market overview, product innovation, home meal replacement, the Internet and meal solutions and an industry opinion survey.

The Meal Solutions Outlook To 2007: Increasing Market Share in Frozen, Chilled and Ambient Foods (Reuters Business Insight, 2002)
This report contains information on the market drivers, market dynamics, new products, developments in meal solutions, fast growth meal solutions markets, innovations in meal solutions, case studies and an industry opinion survey.

UK Frozen Desserts (Snapshots International, 2003)
Report covers market size, segmentation, market shares, forecasts, socio-economic data and further sources of information.

UK Frozen Meat & Fish Products (Snapshots International, 2003)
Report covers market size, segmentation, market shares, forecasts, socio-economic data and further sources of information.

UK Frozen Pizza (Snapshots International, 2003)
Report covers market size, segmentation, market shares, forecasts, socio-economic data and further sources of information.

UK Frozen Potato Products (Snapshots International, 2003)
Report covers market size, segmentation, market shares, forecasts, socio-economic data and further sources of information.

UK Frozen Ready Meals (Snapshots International, 2003)
Report covers market size, segmentation, market shares, forecasts, socio-economic data and further sources of information.

UK Frozen Vegetables (Snapshots International, 2003)
Report covers market size, segmentation, market shares, forecasts, socio-economic data and further sources of information.

UK Market for Frozen Food (Euromonitor, 2003)
This report assess the frozen food market as a whole. It covers the market size, new product development, company profiles, distribution and forecasts.

The UK Market for Frozen Vegetables (Euromonitor, 2000)
This report gives an overview of the market. It looks at the market size, share, new product development, company profiles, distribution and future forecasts.

The World Market for Chilled Food (Euromonitor, 2003)
Covers the market size, new product development, company profiles, distribution and forecasts.

The World Market for Frozen Food (Euromonitor, 2003)
Detailed report covering market trends, market shares, regional trends, sources of growth, new developments, operating environment and future forecasts.


Internet Sources:

web linkBritish Frozen Food Federation
Trade association for frozen food industry. Useful website for information on technical know how, legislation, statistics, annual awards, and history and industry news.

web linkChilled Foods Association
Trade association for chilled food manufacturers. Has a member’s directory, fire safety factsheets, industry news, product development and useful links page.

web linkCold Storage & Distribution Federation
This organisation is concerned with temperature controlled storage and distribution supply chains. It has a member’s directory, events, seminars, industry news and advice services.

web linkFoods for Trade
Free marketplace for food manufacturers, exporters, importers, and distributors. Serves as an online portal for food companies to introduce themselves and advertise their products to potential buyers.

web linkfoodstat.com
Fee-based service providing statistics on all aspects of the food industry

web linkThe Ice Cream Alliance
Forum for suppliers, retailers, caterers and manufacturers of ice cream products. The ICA publishes 'IceCream' - industry monthly magazine and organises the annual trade conference, exhibitions, competitions and regional social events. All this information is available on their website.

web linkThe National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association
This organisation represents the interests of the frozen and refrigerated foods industry. This covers retailers, food service operators, manufacturers, sales agents, logistics providers, distributors, and suppliers.

web linkPrepared Foods
Website for food manufacturers in the UK with industry news, ingredient suppliers’ directory, technical advice and events calendar.

web linkReady Meals Info.
Directory for the frozen, chilled and ambient ready made meals industry. This includes manufacturers, suppliers, and wholesalers. Has lots of useful information on the industry such as research, industry news, new product development, web links and a buyers guide.

web linkUK Food Service Info.
Directory for the food industry with information on manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, legislation, news and employment opportunities.


Companies Operating in the Sector: