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convenience food

Food in which one or more steps in preparation have been completed before the product is offered for retail sale. Examples include frozen vegetables, bake mixes, heat-and-serve foods, and ready-to-eat foods.
See also: food
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It has market positions across sandwiches and other food to go products as well as complementary positions in other convenience food categories, including chilled prepared meals, chilled soups and sauces, ambient sauces and pickles, cakes and desserts and Yorkshire Puddings.
Increasing demand of convenience foods is one of the major factors driving the demand for food emulsifier.
David Salkeld, chief executive officer at Symington's said: "The Tan-field Foods acquisition is a positive step forward in strengthening our position in branded convenience food and we welcome the people of Tanfield Foods to the Symington's family.
2 million, according to SymphonyIRI - represent a bright spot in traditional convenience foods, probably because they're a cheap source of nutrition in a down economy.
There is considerable activity in the frozen convenience food market and ample opportunities for growth within certain retail sectors and market niches," says Don Montuori, publisher of Packaged Facts.
Our convenience foods division continues to compete in attractive product categories, growing at levels above the total food market and delivering strong economic returns for both our customers and for Greencore.
Fully recognizing that trend, food suppliers have developed wide varieties of sophisticated convenience food offerings that not only promise to save preparation time, but also taste good and offer nutritional benefits as well.
Greencore chief executive David Dilger commented: "There are clear benefits to further integrating the business and unifying the leadership of all our convenience food activities.
The heart of the innovative ``Almost From Scratch: 600 Recipes for the New Convenience Cuisine,'' by Andrew Schloss (Simon & Schuster; $25), is based on convenience foods.
Unsurprisingly, European bastions of fine cuisine like France, Italy and Spain have little or nothing to do with Japan's most representative convenience food, while the continent's poorest relations--in terms of food, at least--namely Britain and Ireland, have the highest per capita consumption.
Meanwhile, consumers in Australia are also buying increasing amounts of frozen convenience food, research has revealed.
Glanbia Consumer Meats supplies the UK retail and food service sectors with a range of sliced cooked meats, sandwich meats and other convenience foods.