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The clouds over the frozen food aisle have taken an unmistakably equine shape of late. The frozen sectors hit by last year’s horsemeat scandal are struggling: ready meals are down 5.4% in value and volume, while prepared red meat products are down 7% in value and 11.4% in volume [Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 2 March].

Inevitably, this is reflected in the performance of the overall category, which has grown 2.2% in value, lagging the wider grocery industry, and slipped into negative territory volume-wise, declining 0.3%.

Our special report canvasses expert opinion and harnesses exclusive data; examines the impact of inflation on the sector; assesses the most recent advertising campaigns for frozen food; weighs up the growth of prepared poultry lines; and looks at which brands are turning to NPD to inject new life in the category.

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