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2 Sisters to expand production at Merthyr Tydfil plant

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to invest £1.4 million (m) to expand supply from its processing facility in Merthyr Tydfil. 

Wall’s Pastry launches new on-pack promotion

Wall’s Pastry has launched a new promotional campaign which will see a multi-million pound prize on-pack giveaway.

Livestock yearbook highlights challenges, opportunities for red meat

The beef sector saw a return of £370 million last year, with beef and veal exports up 10% year-on-year at over 110,000 tonnes. 

2 Sisters grows south west chicken production after multi-million investment

2 Sisters Food Group has announced that £27.5 million has been invested in its south west supply chain last year, enabling it to increase its chicken production in the region. 

Meal deal options help grocery market grow

The latest grocery market share figures have shown that supermarket sales for the 12 weeks ending 26 February have grown at their fastest rate since June 2014, as more than £9 million was spent on meal deals compared to last year’s period. 

Birds Eye drives frozen chicken category with multi-million pound relaunch

Frozen food company Birds Eye has announced the revamp of its improved quality chicken range as part of a £7.1 million relaunch. 

£75m claim made for Bernard Matthews pension fund

The Pensions Protection Fund (PPF) has submitted a claim for £75 million (m) from the administrators of Bernard Matthews. 

BHSL generates manure energy technology for UK poultry farms

Irish agri-tech business BHSL has agreed €13 million (m) in sales of its manure-to-energy technology to UK poultry farms. 

English pig herd growing despite reports of tightening supplies

The latest Defra pig survey has revealed that the English pig herd grew by 2% to 3.9 million head in the year to June 2016, with the breeding herd increasing by the same percentage. 

Finnebrogue Artisan opens multi-million processing facility

Northern Irish food processor Finnebrogue Artisan has officially opened its new £25 million processing facility in Co. Down.

Welsh abattoir businesses need further investment

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has recognised cattle, sheep and pig slaughtering businesses as contributing £461 million every year to the Welsh economy. 

Scotch Beef campaign expected to reach 2.2 million consumers

A new radio campaign from Scotch Beef PGI is expected to reach over 2.2 million Scottish consumers. 

Moy Park announces £4m investment

Poultry specialist Moy Park has invested £4 million in its Craigavon facilities in Northern Ireland. 

Gourmet Burger Kitchen sees sales success due to premium demand

Premium burger chain, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, has cooked up £1 million of retail sales already this year. 

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Bernard Matthews unveils £3m rebrand

Bernard Matthews is returning to its roots as part of a £3 million complete rebrand in an effort to make it more relevant for today’s consumers. 

Ballymaguire Foods hopes to create 100 jobs with its new food plant in Lusk, Co Dublin
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Ballymaguire Foods to open new plant

Irish-based ready meal producer Ballymaguire Foods is to create 100 new jobs and add €4 million (£2.8m) to the Irish economy annually with the construction of a new food plant. 

Poultry industry adds £300m extra to UK GDP

The affordability of poultry products relative to other foods has helped the industry grow its contribution to UK GDP by £300 million. 

Moy Park hits five million weekly milestone

Northern Ireland chicken producer Moy Park has increased its output to five million chickens per week for the first time in its 72-year history. 

Meat box supplier plans £1.3m expansion

Meat industry supplier Northern Paper Board, which supplies boxes for meat products, has revealed plans of a £1.3 million expansion at its site in Yorkshire.

Faccenda Foods sees profits rise for fourth consecutive year

Faccenda Foods has reported an increase in profits for the fourth year running.

Foreign interest in Welsh Lamb revealed

Details of recent trade missions to Wales from foreign retailers, importers and journalists interested in Welsh Lamb were revealed today (1 December) at the Royal Welsh Show by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Bright future for red meat, says QMS boss

There are a number of signs that point to an “encouraging future” for the Scottish red meat industry, according to Jim McLaren, chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at today’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it ‘anti-Muslim’.

Study finds lower sperm count in vegetarians

A study into sperm count and diet found vegetarian men to have significantly lower sperm motility and concentration.

Karro announces strong increase in earnings

Pork supplier Karro Food Group has announced an EBITDA improvement of £10 million in its first year as an independent business.

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