We are pleased to advise members that we are working on a project with Marks & Spencer on a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.
M&S have a clear ambition to grow their range of frozen food with additional space in store. Indeed, in January 2020 they identified frozen as one of the top 10 trends of the year and this was even before Covid-19 hit.
Some of their core targets are:
- Hand-held sticks, cones & lollies
- 2 Litre soft scoop
- Vegan / Plant based
- Traditional Cornish supplier of 1 litre tubs
- Premium showstoppers
- Sharing and pre-portioned
- Ice cream-based desserts
- Layered slices / gateaux
- Meat alternatives (like Quorn)
- Vegan meals and propositions.
- Added value Fish
- Natural and coated
On Fish they have stated they cannot consider Asian processed and packed product.
However, they are also interested to see any outstanding New Product Development.
We are planning for meetings to take place over two days of the 12th and 19th May 2021 with M&S hosting the meetings.
If you are interested in taking part in this event, then please let Siobhan know with contact details that we need to follow up.
The deadline for notifying your interest is 15th April 2021.
We will then send out a questionnaire for interested members to complete in preparation for future planning with the Buying Team at M&S.