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Welsh lamb initiative sets ‘new standard’ for Danish industry

Danish butchers and retail representatives have praised Wales’ Lamb Cam initiative. 

Retailers' focus on lamb origins comes when prices and retail sales are declining

After two years of significant lamb campaigns by AHDB Beef & Lamb, the category is fending for itself and, while retail sales are down year-on-year, supermarkets celebrating the best of British are aiding domestic suppliers.

Lamb producers’ shares decline in July

Retail prices for lamb remained steady in July, but producers’ shares fell during the month. 

Yorkshire Dales Meat Company revamps retail range

The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has relaunched its retail range of Burgers and Steaks with a new brand and packaging look. 

New technical director for Authenticate

Food supply chain mapping provider Authenticate IS has appointed Dawn Welham as technical director in a bid to strengthen its expertise in the retail, food manufacture and agribusiness industries. 

Online, discounters and c-stores to drive retail growth

Online retail, discounters and convenience stores are set to drive grocery retail growth in the next five years, according to grocery think-tank IGD. 

Despite some challenges, fish shows little sign of scaling back

Britain's fishing industry may feel it is having a tricky time as its shipping fleet and numbers of able-bodied fishermen are in decline.

Dawn Meats wins top energy certification

Dawn Meats’ retail packing plant in South Wales has achieved ISO 50001 certification for its efficiencies in energy-use policy. 

The Dalesman Group awarded for high standard of practices

Seasonings manufacturer The Dalesman Group has been awarded with an AA status following a recent British Retail Consortium (BRC) audit. 

New 2 Sisters Sainsbury’s retail director unveiled

2 Sisters has appointed Gill Pendergrast as its new Sainsbury’s retail director. 

Retail price war: will the discounters win ground in meat?

A retail price war will continue in 2017 as the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, compete with the supermarket giants and each other for increased meat sales. 

Singh expects ‘strong headwinds’ for 2 Sisters in 2017

2 Sisters Food Group CEO Ranjit Singh is expecting a difficult 2017 as the combination of Brexit, currency fluctuations and retail price pressures combine to create a perfect storm. 

Producer share of lamb retail prices remains stable

The producer share of the retail price for lamb has remained over 50% during the past few months, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb. 

Challenging times for chicken

Chicken remains a force to be reckoned with, but virus fears and a retail price war could throw a spanner in the works. 

Chicken category wins big thanks to supermarket promotions

Chicken has seen value and volume sales growth thanks to retailer price reductions that have attracted more shoppers to the category. 

Smashburger plans UK expansion

US restaurant chain Smashburger has announced the acquisition of a further five sites in the UK, following the launch of its first UK restaurant at the Kingston Centre in Milton Keynes retail park this May. 

Tesco joins CIEL project

Tesco has become the first retail member of the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL). 

The retail price for beef has fallen and the NFU says it is "worrying"
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Calls for beef farmers to receive fair share of margins

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has called for cattle farmers to get a fairer share of the retail price of beef. 

Weighing & Labelling: independent retailers

Growing pressure on the meat sector means that weighing and labelling systems need to be top quality. But how does this impact butchers and small operators? Michelle Perrett reports.  

Super sleuth or superspy?

With ever growing integration of information technology into commerce, it’s become so much easier for those bent on criminal acts to be able to commit them. But while it may be a case of ‘locking the stable door after the horse has bolted’, it is still nevertheless important to investigate all fraud to stem the damage done, recover assets and prevent a future occurrence.

Retail food sales slow for October

Total food sales remained flat for the month of October based on like-for-like sales, although the three-month and 12-month rolling average experienced small growth. That’s according to BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor for October 2015.

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. 

M&M Walshe has increased its UK presence with the acquisiton of Stirchley Bacon
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M&M Walshe picks up Stirchley Bacon

Irish bacon producer M&M Walshe Holdings has increased its UK presence with the acquisition of Worcestershire-based Stirchley Bacon. 

Icarus Hines will be the subject of the first ‘Proud to be a Butcher’ video from Dalziel
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Dalziel gives behind the scenes look at the UK butchery industry

Dalziel is to launch a series of films which go behind the scenes of the UK’s retail butchery industry. 

Joanne Bland has been tasked with creating new retail and wholesale products for Dicksons
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Dicksons aims to grow range with new appointment

Dicksons Butchers is set to grow its retail and wholesale range with the appointment of a new product development consultant. 

SuperMeat product finalists are revealed

After a lengthy judging process, we are delighted to reveal the product finalists of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015.

Retail body hits back at Which? pricing complaint

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has denied allegations that British grocers are duping consumers out of hundreds of millions of pounds through misleading pricing tactics. 

Cranswick turns in strong performance

Meat and poultry supplier Cranswick has finished the financial year in a strong position following a “robust” fourth quarter.

Dunbia to spend £27m on high-tech deboning hall

Dunbia has reported it will invest £27 million in new headquarters, creating 209 new jobs over the next three years.

Steak pie finalists selected

The finalists in this year’s England’s Best Steak Pie 2015 competition have been revealed.

Grillstock launches first retail range

BBQ brand Grillstock has partnered with Tulip to introduce its first Smokehouse retail range.

Industry welcomes Chancellor business rates message, but calls for greater reform

Industry bodies have welcomed continued business rate relief announced in yesterday’s Autumn Statement, but urge that more needs to be done to reach reform.

INTERACTIVE: Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014 winners

Meat Trades Journal would like to congratulate all the finalists of the Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2014. Here are the winners:

Tulip invests £8m in Ruskington site

Processor Tulip has reported an £8m expansion to its Ruskington plant, the largest factory for cocktail sausages and Scotch eggs to the retail sector.  

Slowest growth ever for supermarket sales

“Intense competition” and zero price inflation mean supermarket sales are growing at the slowest rate ever recorded, according to recent figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

New lamb supplier goes direct online

A new meat brand, Upper Teesdale Limited, is taking on the supermarkets by offering farmers higher returns, while shortening the lamb supply chain.

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.

Scottish union voices concern on retailers’ lamb policy

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has criticised some major retailers for not stocking enough Scottish and British lamb.

Farming unions slam retailers over beef price share

UK farming unions have called for retailers to increase farmers’ share of beef prices, “or risk undermining future supplies”.

Dip in food sales signals continuation of price wars

Food sales have experienced the deepest three-month average decline since 2008 according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Sainsbury’s reports further slump in sales

A “challenging market” has seen Sainsbury’s post a second consecutive quarter of falling sales.

Quality Standard Mark welcomes new members

Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme is continuing to grow in its tenth year, with more than 50 new members joining in one week at the start of the summer.

Hunt on for best butcher’s shop

The search is under way for the UK’s best butchery business, with Meat Trades Journal urging butchers throughout the country to step up and be in with a chance of taking home the ultimate accolade.

Brand new beef processing plant opens in Shropshire

A new £10m state-of-the-art meat plant has been opened, with an eye for the export market.

Rise in online sales of pork

Bpex has welcomed reports that online sales for pork have increased, highlighting that pork purchasers are using modern purchasing methods.

Newboulds Butchers invests £100k in two branches

Newboulds Butchers, a 158-year-old retail business, has invested £100,000 in refurbishing its Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough and Stokesley High Street branches.

Marks & Spencer joins in SuperMeat rivalry

This year’s SuperMeat & Fish Awards are hotting up, with the announcement that Marks & Spencer (M&S) is entering the fray.

Sales down in Sainsbury’s Q4 results

Total and like-for-like sales were down in Sainsbury’s fourth-quarter results for the 10 weeks to 15 March 2014, as the grocery retail market remained tough.

SuperMeat to reward 'best of the best'

The big multiple retail chains are gearing up for this year’s prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards and the competition looks set to be intense.

SuperMeat rivalry gets under way

Morrisons will be hoping to make it three on the trot as the supermarket sector gears up for the annual prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2014.

Successful customer awareness campaign boosts Scottish pig industry

A customer awareness campaign has provided a boost to the Scottish pig industry, after it raised awareness of the Specially Selected Pork label by 41%

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