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The Bulletin


John Hyman Chief executive

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July/August 2017

Welcome to this bumper Annual Awards edition of the Bulletin.

ADVERTISING & MEMBERSHIP Kate Miller 07793 499871

This was our 30th awards, celebrating and recognising the best innovation and new product development within our £8 billion industry in both retail and foodservice.

Karen Terry 07921 405196

In foodservice, winners demonstrated the benefits of frozen through clever ideas in both recipe formulation and preparation functionality as well as product sector insight. In retail, quality, versatility and the ability to meet consumers’ needs for more aspirational products in the freezer aisle paid off for all manufacturers – and their retail partners.

PUBLISHER Pelican Communications

Winners collected their accolades in front of a packed house at the Gala Dinner in June. Despite the General Election being on the same day we had terrific support from our members. The event was also about celebrating the industry, conducting some first class networking and having fun. For that we owe thanks to our many sponsors, in particular our headline sponsor Kerry Foods and our award sponsor Yearsley, plus Bidfood, Iceland and Rick Bestwick.

EDITOR Rachel Ferguson ASSISTANT EDITOR Jessica Beckett

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the team at the BFFF for working so tirelessly to put on a fabulous evening, especially Charley and Jilly – and to all of our members for their wonderful support.

DESIGN Livija Dale

Given the fabulous showcase of innovation this year it’s clear that both new product development and music has moved on since 1987! Our latest Industry Forum was a great success prior to the Gala Dinner. We enjoyed the latest retail and foodservice insight from MCA, Kantar and the IGD, which covered both the UK frozen food and total markets. The BFFF Industry Forums are free to members and highly valued so please take advantage of the next one taking place on November 22nd following our Luncheon event on the 21st.

Go online The Bulletin is the exclusive magazine for BFFF members. Printed six times a year, it has a readership in excess of 3,000 industry leaders, decision makers and buyers.

Sadly Becky Dobb is moving on to pastures new and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank her for all her hard work and commitment to BFFF over the past three and a half years. We wish Becky well.

The Bulletin is available to read online at – where you can also read all the latest news from BFFF and its members.

Have a great summer!


July / August 2017