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Why sausage processors need to keep up with shifting consumer tastes

Cowed last year by a barrage of attacks related to health concerns over fat content and processed meats, sausages have flexed their muscles and fought back.

Cargill grows partnership with FareShare

Poultry processor Cargill has announced a new agreement to supply FareShare, an organisation fighting hunger by tackling food waste, with fresh chicken every week free of charge. 

Sainsbury’s pledges to buy British lamb

Sainsbury’s has announced today (29 June) that as of 1 July its fresh lamb will be 100% British and 100% new season. 

Like-for-like sales drop at Crawshaws

Retail butchery chain Crawshaw Group posted a drop in like-for-like sales but is focusing on its new shop models to get it back on track.

Fresh meat helps Tesco increase sales

Barbecue occasions have driven sales of fresh meat for Tesco, helping the retailer attract over 250,000 additional customers. 

Co-op’s commitment to 100% British meat takes centre stage in new TV campaign

Following its pledge to source 100% British own-brand fresh meat, the Co-op’s commitment to British farmers is at the centre of a new television campaign.

Richmond sausages modernises brand, supported by biggest-ever campaign

Richmond has announced plans to launch a new packaging design across its fresh and frozen sausage range supported by its biggest-ever marketing campaign, commencing the week of 3 June. 

Crawshaw Group sets out 2 Sisters deal advantages

More details on the 2 Sisters and Crawshaw Group partnership have been revealed including the proposed commercial benefits to the retail butchery chain.

Cutting out the middle men: Aldi takes on the major retailers

Aldi has been making a name for itself in the retail world with the big players taking notice of what they're doing. Meat Trades Journal sat down with buying director of fresh meat Will Barstow to discuss their protein offering. 

Volume sales of fresh meat on the rise but value slides

Volume sales of beef, chicken and turkey continue to see volume sales growth but are struggling in value terms. 

Blakemore Fresh Foods expansion pays dividends

Blakemore Fresh Foods has reported a year of record sales, attributing the success to expansion over the period. 

Northern Ireland’s first fresh pork chorizo launched

Corndale Charcuterie, based in Limavady in Co Derry, has launched Northern Ireland’s first fresh pork chorizo product. 

Fresh to Store teams with Alf Turner

Fresh to Store, the owner of Kerryfresh, has teamed up with award-winning family-run butcher’s, Alf Turner, to introduce two pastries to its chilled delivery service range. 

Discounters experience increase in fresh meat sales

Value for money supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have seen a rise in fresh meat sales in the face of an unpredictable market. 

Fresh turkey consumer prices fall in time for Christmas

The cost of a fresh turkey has seen a year-on-year decreases as supermarkets look to offer value at Christmas. 

New packaging to benefit meat products

An original packaging format is set to enhance the presentation, preservation and protection of fresh meat and fish products. 

Aldi doubles fresh British lamb range

Aldi is doubling the size of its fresh lamb range by stocking more products sourced exclusively from British Red Tractor assured farms.  

Deflation continues in fresh sales

The BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index (SPI) has reported further deflation of fresh food prices in September. 

Slowdown continues for meat sales

Volume sales for fresh primary meat and poultry have slowed again. 

Clear country-of-origin labels introduced for Welsh meat

Packaging on Welsh fresh and frozen meat products must now carry a country-of-origin label. 

Range extension boosts Aldi’s fresh meat sales

Supermarket chain Aldi has seen an increase in sales of its fresh meat range, which it attributes to the expansion of its offering. 

JJ Food Service grows range to include smaller packs

In an effort to support more smaller caterers and encourage customers to sample more fresh meat, JJ Food Service has introduced smaller pack sizes for its fresh meat and poultry. 

FSA finds campylobacter in 73% of chickens

Campylobacter has been found in 73% of fresh chickens, a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey has revealed. 

Fresh meat and poultry decline in value and volume

Sales of fresh meat and poultry have dropped in both value and volume over the 12 weeks to 26 April 2015.

Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

London-based Tariq Halal has opened its fifth butcher’s shop in Fulham, with plans to open more this year.

Ingredients company introduces curry sauces for meats

Ingredients provider Verstegen has launched a new curry-inspired range of sauces for meat products, allowing butchers to make their own quality curries.

Valentine’s Day boosts meat despite deflation

Most meat categories enjoyed a Valentine’s Day boost to sales, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, but continued to be hit by deflationary pressures.

Kantar reveals post-Christmas performance for meat and poultry

Beef has dominated post-Christmas meat sales and is benefiting from further promotions, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Bpex seeks to woo younger consumers to pork

Bpex wants to reach out to younger consumers through a new £2m television marketing campaign for pulled pork.

Fitness website slashes fresh turkey price

Fitness food website MuscleFood.com is offering affordable fresh turkeys for the festive market for only £9.

Morrisons to trial first halal counter

Morrisons will pilot its first-ever stand-alone halal meat concession at its re-fitted Preston North End store.

Fresh beef brings in £2bn to UK economy

The fresh beef market in Britain was worth more than £2bn this past year, according to figures from market analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

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