"People in the UK frequently have tough work schedules, numerous domestic duties, and social obligations. They have little time to prepare meals as a result. Convenience is a key aspect of the frozen food culture in the UK. Busy lifestyles and time constraints have led to an increased reliance on frozen food as a convenient meal solution. Frozen food provides a quick and easy option for consumers to prepare meals, especially during the weekdays or when they don't have much time for cooking. The number of single-person households in the UK has been steadily increasing. Frozen food caters to the needs of individuals living alone by offering portioned meals and reducing food waste. Single individuals can enjoy the benefits of variety, convenience, and portion control without the pressure of cooking large meals. In the UK, there is an increasing need for high-end and gourmet frozen food options. Customers are looking for premium frozen goods with distinct flavours, inventive recipes, and dining experiences on par with top restaurants. High-end frozen foods, artisanal desserts, and premium frozen dinners have all been made possible by this trend. According to the research report ""United Kingdom Frozen Food Market Overview, 2027,"" published by Bonafide Research, the United Kingdom frozen food market was valued at above USD 8.15 billion in 2021. The United Kingdom (UK) frozen food market is segmented into five product categories, including fruits and vegetables, potatoes, ready meals, meat and poultry, and fish and seafood. Among these types, the meat and poultry segment occupies a larger portion of the market share. Frozen chicken, ready meals, pizzas, and chips are the most popular items. Based on the end-user bifurcation, commercial and residential segments are projected to witness higher market growth during the upcoming time period. As per the sales channels, the market is segregated into three types: supermarkets, modern retail, hypermarkets, independent retailers, department stores, convenience stores, and online shops. Among these types, the supermarket/modern retail/hypermarket segment leads the market. However, increasing penetration of the internet across the country is expected to fuel market growth for the online shop segment over the forecast period. Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, and Iceland are some prominent names in this segment. Frozen Fast-Food Ltd., Crown Foods, McCain Foods (GB) Ltd., Euro Foods Group Ltd., Exciting Foods Limited, Sara Foods (UK) Ltd., Kershaws Frozen Foods, KTI Frozen Foods Ltd., Syed Kamal Frozen Foods Ltd., and Newburgh Foods are the major manufacturers in the frozen food market in the UK.
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In the UK, various technologies are used in the production, processing, and storage of frozen food to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency. Advanced quality control systems, such as X-ray inspection, metal detection, and optical sorting, are used to ensure the safety and quality of frozen food products. These technologies detect and remove any foreign objects or contaminants that may be present in the food. Furthermore, the frozen food industry in the UK is also focusing on implementing energy-efficient technologies to reduce its environmental impact. This includes utilising energy-efficient refrigeration systems, optimising insulation, and employing renewable energy sources to power freezing and storage facilities. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is responsible for regulating food safety in the UK, including frozen food. The FSA sets standards and guidelines for food production, storage, transportation, and labelling to ensure that frozen food products are safe for consumption. Although the UK has left the European Union, many EU regulations were adopted into UK law as part of the Withdrawal Agreement. Some frozen food regulations may still be influenced by EU legislation until the UK establishes its own standards and regulations. Organic frozen food options are available in the UK. Organic food refers to products that have been produced using organic farming methods, which avoid the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilisers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and certain additives. Organic-focused retailers such as Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic often carry a range of organic frozen food products. They offer a selection of organic fruits, vegetables, meats, and ready meals in the frozen section. Amy's Kitchen, Green Cuisine, and Goodlife are some of the brands that offer organic frozen food. Energy costs associated with freezing, storing, and transporting frozen food can be a significant challenge for the industry. As energy prices increase, companies need to find innovative ways to reduce energy consumption and explore renewable energy sources to mitigate costs and environmental impacts. Considered in this report • Geography: UK • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2021 • Estimated year: 2022 • Forecast year: 2027
Aspects covered in this report • UK Frozen Food market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Country-wise Frozen Food market analysis • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation By Product Type • Fruits & Vegetables • Potatoes • Ready meals • Meat and Poultry • Fish and Seafood By End Users • Commercial • Residential BY Sales Channel • Supermarket / Morden Retailer • Independent Retailer • Online shop
The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and analysing government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers into regional aspects, tier aspects, age groups, and gender. Once we have primary data with us. we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to Frozen Food Market, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry. "