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Scottish Craft Butchers Fair awards top talent

The cream of Scottish butchers won recognition for their talent and innovative, high quality products at the Scottish Craft Butchers Trade Fair on 14 May.

Samworth Brothers takes healthy ready meals to Waitrose

Samworth Brothers is launching its my healthy kitchen (myhk) range of low-calorie ready meals in Waitrose stores UK-wide from 15 May, incorporating two chicken lines boasting 100% British chicken. 

Co-op commits to British meat

As of today (Tuesday 2 May) The Co-operative will commit to sourcing only 100% fresh British bacon and lamb, ditching Danish bacon and New Zealand lamb.

Tom Parker Bowles
Parker Bowles is a food writer and restaurant critic
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Food writer to present Q Guild Smithfield awards

Food luminary Tom Parker Bowles will present the 2017 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards, to be held early in 2017. 

Action plan for protein

Considering the amount of pressure on him, you would think The Co-op’s protein buyer Graham Dunn, who tends a category worth a cool £550m, would be looking harried and worn.

Ready with zeal

We’re on the brink of a ready meal revolution as discerning consumers demand dinner that’s fresh, healthy and flirts with flavour. Oscar Rousseau reports. 

Butchery’s best to gather at Foodex 2016

The nation’s best young butchery talent is to be showcased at this year’s Foodex.

Ready meals to benefit from cutting-edge technology

Linde Gases, part of The Linde Group, has revealed plans that BOC, its UK and Ireland subsidiary, will be a main collaborator partner in The Advanced Cooking and Cooling Technology (ACCT) project.

Diamond award winners at the 2015 Q Guild Smithfield Awards at London's Ironmongers Hall. Front with guest presenter Monica Galetti are staff from supreme championship-winning Owton’s Butchers
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Owton's Butchers claims top Q Guild award

Owton’s Butchers in Southampton is the 2015 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards supreme champion. It is the highest honour a Q Butcher can achieve in the annual product evaluation event, open to the Guild’s 110 members nationwide.

Demand sees premium ready meals range extension

Budgens is to expand its range of chilled ready meals. 

Chilled convenience meals see success in supermarkets.
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Changing consumer habits creates opportunity for processors

Processors willing to embrace the chilled convenience sector and create products that save time for consumers are likely to grow faster than those who focus only on primary meat products, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

Revamped butcher’s gains alcohol licence

A North Yorkshire butcher’s shop has been celebrating its revamped shop, which includes a licence to sell alcohol and a food-to-go counter.

Red Tractor launches new initiatives

Assurance scheme Red Tractor is to implement several new initiatives in order to enhance its food assurance scheme.

Pork roadshows ‘postponed’

Bpex has “postponed” its Regional Roadshow events this year in an “overall review” of its marketing programme.

Fresh pork sales fall

Value and volume sales of fresh pork fell in the last quarter, according to Bpex’s Quarterly Category Report.

Sainsbury’s profits bullish despite tough trading

Sainbury’s has reported growth in profits, despite a “tough food retail environment”.

Butchers and suppliers donate meat to Somerset flooding victims

Evans Butchers in Langport, with help from Tican meat suppliers, have been delivering meat to those cut off by the floods in Somerset.

New Red Tractor logo launched

A new ‘Made with’ Red Tractor logo has been launched to provide assurances over the contents of ready meals and pies.

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