latest-news CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple ( ) MDC Foods Crowned Category Champion and Innovation Winner at the 2017 Grocer Own Label Awards MDC Foods are proud to be crowned Meal Accompaniment Category Champion and Innovation Winner at this year’s Grocer Own Label Awards for our Iceland Luxury Sprouts with Chestnuts, Bacon, Stilton and Gorgonzola. Wed, 17 May 2017 10:47:29 +0100 Our Year So Far! 2017 has kicked off to a flying start for MDC foods with a strong presence at both the Casual Dining Show in February followed by IFE in March. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:12:19 +0100 MDC Foods Win Gold at this year’s Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards! MDC foods are very proud to have won the prestigious Grocer Food & Drink Own Label Gold award for our Iceland Zesty Bean Quinoa.   Tue, 31 May 2016 10:30:12 +0100 MDC Foods Win Brakes Category Supplier of the Year 2015 It’s nice to receive recognition for our endeavours. Brakes have awarded MDC Foods with the best Supplier in Category. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:44:27 +0100 Breakfast is Big Although the good old fry-up is still one of the most popular out-of-home breakfast options, offering healthier choices is at the top of most operators agendas as healthy eating is the now the norm for many consumers. According to Mintel... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:21:14 +0100 Smoothies Trend set to continue With the larger QSR chains and coffee shop chains launching smoothies and chilled fruit beverages over the last few years, the category as a whole has seen a significant increase. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:43:28 +0100 Retail Trends Retail Trends in Added Value Vegetables There has been a continuing decline in UK consumers cooking meals from scratch at home. Lack of time and a preference to spend quality time with the family rather than cooking are some... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:55:27 +0100 Brand new foodservice website We’re very proud that we have finally gone live with our brand new foodservice website. We have worked hard on creating a platform to showcase our fantastic dishes, especially created for the foodservice industry. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:22:12 +0100 Be our guest at Casual Dining MDC Foods’ foodservice offer is unique and is borne out of the need to provide side dishes to accompany the most popular main course menu items. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:43:59 +0000 Frozen Food Maintains Steady Growth “Despite it being a tough year for food retailers in general, frozen food has seen continued growth for several successful years now. Recent figures from Kantar Worldpannel show the frozen food market to be valued at just shy of £5.8... Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:15:53 +0100 MDC Foods honoured in multi-award winning year The year 2014 marks not only the 25 th year for MDC Foods but also an award winning year for the company. The organisation has collected four awards to date this year, including the coveted Grocer Own Label Gold award. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:11:51 +0100 Celebrating 25 Years of MDC Foods 2014 marks the 25 th anniversary of MDC Foods. We look at the valuable steps the company has taken to keep up with customers’ demands, resulting in an award-winning and experienced organisation. MDC Foods was founded in 1989 by... Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:57:33 +0100 Simply Sides With the bar moving in a constant upwards trajectory for quality, value and content, the emphasis on finding new variations and themes to present on menus is not getting any easier. We have thought long and hard about what... Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:45:14 +0100 MDC Foods Wins Retail Product of the Year MDC Foods had many reasons to celebrate at the British Frozen Foods Federation annual Awards Dinner held at the Park Lane Hilton earlier this month. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:17:32 +0100 MDC Foods wins Grocer Award MDC foods are very proud to have won the prestigious Grocer Food & Drink Own Label Gold award for our Aldi Hoisin Chicken product. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:16:10 +0100 Frozen Fruit Innovation Frozen fruit is faced with a major opportunity for NPD and growth following the increasing consumer trend towards eating more fruit products in the home and demanding healthier fruit based desserts and breakfasts out of home. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:40:55 +0000 MDC Foods launches new livery We are very pleased to be able to unveil our brand new truck livery with our two of our main transport partners; SDM European Ltd and Turners (Soham) Ltd. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:37:33 +0000 Getting it right with rice One of the big opportunities in the Foodservice sector this year, in our view, is the addition of flavoured rice options as alternative accompaniments. Consumer eating trends show that people are looking for new and different dishes from around... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:31:56 +0000 MDC Foods will be celebrating all year! We are very proud and excited to be celebrating our 25 year anniversary this year. It will be a year of celebrations, reflection on the last 25 years but most importantly we’ll be looking forward to the next 25 years! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:24:13 +0000 Traceability Matters Consumers are becoming more conscious about what goes into their food and where it comes from (IFT 2013). Offering full traceability for all of their products to their customers is vital for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice operators.   ... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:41:41 +0100 Achieve Price Stability with Frozen It is a real challenge for food manufacturers to achieve price stability on their ingredients throughout the year.   On the whole prices of frozen ingredients are much more stable compared to fresh produce. This can assist with... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:38:28 +0100 The Perfect Risotto How can pubs and restaurants compete for diners who are looking for perfectly cooked Italian dishes at a lower price point in a quicker time? Often many outlets simply don’t have the skill level or staff time to make complicated... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:09:51 +0100 Harvest report vegetables summer 2013   General The cold weather conditions and the extremely late start of spring have created some challenging conditions for growers this year. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:08:40 +0100 Mediterranean Vegetables Live Longer Whilst it is simplistic to claim that to eat med veg is to live longer, there is more than a grain of truth in this statement. Furthermore they are a major constituent of many of the counties bestselling dishes Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:20:27 +0100 Veggiefries New Product update from MDC Foods Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:49:13 +0100 MDC Foods win Grocer Gold award MDC foods are very proud to have won the prestigious Grocer Food & Drink Own Label Gold award for our Tesco Pea & Asparagus Risotto. On Tuesday 28th May 2013 the winner of The Grocer Own Label Food &... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:13:05 +0100 Win a bottle of fizz One of the MDC Foods team recently went on the trip of a lifetime and took this beautiful photo on his travels. It inspired us to celebrate so we're giving away a bottle of delicious champagne. Mon, 20 May 2013 16:51:11 +0100 The Pragmatic Christmas Research has shown that despite the rise in popularity of celebrity chefs and food programmes on British TV, there has been a continuing decline in UK consumers cooking meals from scratch in the home. Mon, 20 May 2013 16:27:40 +0100 Food Britania Despite the rise in popularity of far flung foods and more exotic taste buds, British gastronomy remains the UK’s favourite cuisine to eat in the home and the second most popular out of home. Research shows that British food remains... Mon, 20 May 2013 16:24:11 +0100 IQF carbs for the industrial sector Tough trading conditions in the ready meal market continue to challenge prepared meal manufacturers to maintain profitability whilst meeting high quality standards expected by retailers and end-consumers. Using Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) carbohydrate products is one simple way of maintaining... Mon, 20 May 2013 15:53:54 +0100 Harvest Report - Spring '13 Mango Tapuri India Overall we are expecting the Totapuri Mango Crop to produce a yield of around 80%. However, the number of gardens under cultivation has increased, resulting in an increase of volume available for processing. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:02:56 +0100 IFE2013 Ice Wall We hope you were able to visit the International Food and Drink Event in March. IFE is the UK’s largest and most respected food and drink trade event. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:56:12 +0100 Meeting Consumer Demand In line with their reputation for quality and accountability, our ready meal manufacturing partner Crop's NV has announced a positive release system for all beef ingredients. Crop's has a long history of quality, accountability and innovation in its ready... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:54:31 +0000 Harvest Report Fruit - Winter 2013 This is the first market and harvest report of this year. We’ll do our best to keep you informed of the upcoming fruit harvests as they occur. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:18:10 +0000 Harvest Report Vegetables - Winter 2013 Harvest Report Vegetables - Winter 2013 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:13:20 +0000 Award Winning NPD Award winning NPD We are delighted to announce that our frozen Pea & Asparagus Risotto has won the Tesco Frozen ‘Best Product’ Award 2012. As voted for by the Tesco Frozen Team, our new risotto was named ‘Best... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:05:52 +0000 The rise of the vegetable The rise of the vegetable The humble vegetable is fast becoming the new ‘on trend’ menu mainstay, according to recent research which shows that more and more people are opting for meat-free meals. New research from The Food... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:03:12 +0000 Boosting the bottom line with frozen Boosting the bottom line with frozen Following another difficult year for the foodservice industry, operators are challenged with trying to entice customers to part with their decreasing disposable income whilst maintaining their own stability and bottom line. Tough trading... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:55:44 +0000 Digitally updated For the last few months we’ve been hard at work redesigning a new MDC Foods website. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:06:28 +0000 Feeling Fruity?! It’s official. We all want to feel healthier as a nation. It’s... Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:58:01 +0000 Mediterranean’s gone Mega The UK’s passion for Mediterranean food shows no sign of waning. There has... Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:27:28 +0000 A Super Smoothie Sell-Out One of the top five fastest growing drinks in theUKover the course of 2012 has been the fruit smoothie. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 10:03:38 +0000 Rice and Pasta Carbohydrates like rice and pasta are excellent low-fat sources of protein... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:57:10 +0100 Frozen Fruit Innovation Frozen fruit is faced with a major opportunity for NPD and growth... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:54:59 +0100 Frozen food in pubs Heavy discounting and ‘two for one’ offers on the High Street have led consumers to....  Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:46:33 +0100