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Can supermarkets meet the demands of an increasing British appetite?

Increasing the amount of British meat on supermarket shelves may appeal to the struggling big four, but such a decision could be challenging, analysts claim.

Ill have a pizza that: MuscleFoods launches four new products

Four guilt-free pizzas that contain a third of the calories found in similar supermarket products have been launched by lean meats online retailer MuscleFoods.com.

Bawnbua Foods wins new contracts worth 10m

Processor Bawnbua Foods, formerly known as Eurostock Foods, has announced new contract wins worth in excess of 10 million (m). The business has won contracts with international supermarket chains, food manufacturing companies and specialist frozen food retailers.

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.

Morrisons seeks future Great British suppliers

Retailer Morrisons has announced it is searching for new domestic food producers to supply the supermarket chain.

Rare-breed Narragansett turkey makes Tesco return

After a 70-year absence, the Narragansett turkey has made a return to supermarket shelves.

MRSA strains found in UK supermarket pork

Pork purchased at two leading British supermarkets has been found to be infected with strains of MRSA.

Aldi launches new Aberdeen Angus steak range

Discount supermarket Aldi has relaunched its entire range of top tier beef and replaced it with premium Aberdeen Angus.

Market favours producers with supermarket spec cattle

Producers with supermarket spec cattle are in a winning position in the market as some processors cold room stocks dip and prices have risen for more than four months, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Grocery market slips into decline for the first time since January

Latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 19 June 2016 have shown the market has slipped into decline for the first time since January. Supermarket sales fell by 0.2%, while like-for-like grocery prices declined by 1.4% on last year.

A cut above the rest

Theres increasing fusion going on at the moment between meat-driven restaurants and butchers.

Morrisons introduces daddy of all steaks

Supermarket chain Morrisons is launching the daddy of all steaks just in time for Fathers Day.

Supermarket sales growth slows

The major supermarkets have reported a slowdown in growth, with sales increasing by only 0.1% for the 12 weeks ending 24 April 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today (Wednesday 4 May 2016).

Supermarket sales experience fastest growth of the year

Latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel have shown that supermarket sales have increased 1.1% compared to the same period for last year.

Scottish pie producer enters partnership with Aldi

Scotlands Wee Pie Company last week launched a range of quality pies in 61 of the countrys Aldi supermarket stores.

Latest grocery figures show slight growth

Total grocery market sales have grown by only 0.1% compared to last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel. The latest grocery figures showed minimal growth for the 12 weeks ending 6 December 2016.

Lidl continues festive spirit

Lidl is to sell reindeer for the fifth year running as part of its Christmas product range.

Discounters take 10% share of UK grocery sector

Aldi and Lidl have a combined 10% share of the grocery market for the first time, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel (12 weeks ending 8 November 2015) have revealed.

Tesco on course for campylobacter reduction target

Supermarket chain Tesco has revealed it has driven down campylobacter at the highest level in its fresh chickens to less than 9%.

Sainsburys looks forward, despite suffering sales decline

The latest interim results for supermarket chain Sainsburys have revealed that deflation has had a damaging impact on grocery sales.

Aldi overlooks meat in online offering

Following its announcement that it will launch sales online, discount supermarket Aldi has revealed that it will not include meat. Instead, it will start with wine by the crate early next year, and launch non-food products by spring 2016.

Iceland welcomes Caf Asia

Supermarket chain Iceland is set to launch Asian snack food range Caf Asia in its stores.

British lamb still not receiving full home support

Recent figures show that the UKs leading supermarket, Tesco, is still failing to support British lamb. The data highlighted that the amount of local lamb stocked in the supermarket chain had seen a significant decrease.

Discount retailers expand market share

Latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel have revealed a strong 12 weeks ending 13 September for value-for-money retailers.

Iceland freezes out competition

Value for money supermarket Iceland has launched its premium autumn range of products.

Morrisons sells convenience stores for 30m loss

Supermarket chain Morrisons is due to sell 140 of its loss-making M Local convenience stores.

Morrisons recalls ham product over listeria fears

Supermarket chain Morrisons has recalled its Savers Cooked Ham product amid food poisoning fears.

Supermarket aids livestock farming industry

Supermarket chain Sainsburys is encouraging young people to take part in its farming apprenticeship scheme. The next intake will see the trainees working alongside the livestock and poultry sector.

Aldi backs Team GBs Olympic hopefuls

Supermarket chain Aldi has revealed plans to back Team GB on their road to Rio.

British lamb makes up 73% of supermarket facings

British produce accounts for 73% of all lamb facings in supermarkets.

Buyer reshuffle at Marks & Spencer

Tom Harvey has left his position as beef, lamb and game buyer at Marks & Spencer to take up a role in its dairy division.

Tesco makes bold campylobacter promise

Tesco has pledged to further reduce levels of campylobacter in its fresh chickens.

Scotlands Co-ops see a boost in locally sourced chicken

The Co-operative Food is selling more chicken sourced from Scotland in its Scottish stores.

Groceries Code progress is slammed by AIMS

Huge progress in supermarket supplier relationships claimed by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has been described as fanciful.

Discounters grab market share while traditional retailers struggle

Progress remains slow for mainstream retailers while the discounters continue to grow, the latest UK supermarket data from Kantar Worldpanel has revealed.

NI consumers prefer butchers to supermarkets

Consumers in Northern Ireland believe that meat should be purchased in a butchers shop and not a supermarket.

Sainsburys feels discounter impact, with 72m loss

Sainsburys has posted a 72 million loss in its yearly results the supermarkets worst results for a decade.

SuperMeat judging gets under way

The judging for the 2015 SuperMeat & Fish Awards has kicked off, with the deadline for entries now closed.

Retailers gear up for SuperMeat rivalry

Tesco will be hoping to defend its crown against rivals from across the supermarket sector as the industry gears up for the years most hotly contested contest in meat the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015.

Poultry sales see negligible effect from campylobacter coverage

While fresh whole chicken volumes are down, popular fresh cuts are still buoyant, suggesting that media focus on campylobacter has not put consumers off buying poultry.

Morrisons boss steps down, as retailer sees sales fall

Morrisons chief executive Dalton Phillips is to leave the company after five years in his role, as the supermarket announced a fall in like-for-like sales (LFLs).

Tesco announces store closures despite better results

Despite reporting better-than-expected sales results, Tesco has announced it will close 43 unprofitable stores across the country.

Consumers urged to ditch supermarket chicken after campylobacter results

A former government advisor and leading food expert has called for a boycott on supermarket chicken following yesterdays campylobacter results.

Supermarket sales down 0.2%

Overall supermarket sales fell for the first time since 1994, according to new data from analysts.

Sainsburys to invest 150m in price cuts

Sainsburys has announced a 150m investment in price cuts as it revealed a 2.1% fall in like-for-like sales.

Tesco triumphs in supermarket sausage awards

Bpex has announced the winners of the Mulitple Retailer and Branded Manufacturer sausage awards to coincide with British Sausage Week.

Morrisons woes continue

Morrisons has again posted poor results after what it described as a period of intense industry competition.

Tesco chairman steps down amid 263m profits overstatement

Sir Richard Broadbent is to step down as Tescos chairman after a gross overstatement of profits totalling 263m.

Morrisons offers Beef Shorthorn cattle premium

Morrisons is offering a premium price for Beef Shorthorn-sired cattle for its Traditional Beef Scheme.

M&S appoints new agriculture manager

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has appointed Peter Kennedy from Tesco as its new agriculture manager, in charge of sourcing pig and poultry meat.

Northern meats feature in retailers new Christmas Book

North of England supermarket chain Booths has released a Christmas Book, featuring northern meat products which are now available for delivery across the country.

Bpex reveals sausage finalists in multiple retailer and brands category

British Sausage Week has announced the finalists for its multiple retailer and brands sausage category after a week of intense judging.

Morrisons aims for better beef production

Morrisons has revealed new beef farming protocol, which aims to reduce the time it takes to prepare cattle for slaughter by up to 10 months.

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.

Tesco suspends executives after overstating profits

Tesco has suspended four executives including its managing director after revealing that it had overstated its profits for the six months to 23 August 2014.

FSA to name and shame in November campylobacter update

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said it will name and shame retailers as part of its next set of campylobacter survey results in November.

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.

Beef cattle farmers to benefit from new Morrisons app

Morrisons has launched a new mobile app for beef cattle farmers, which it hopes will help with livestock management.

Northern Irish meat company seals gluten-free deal with Ocado

Northern Irish meat firm Dohertys will launch gluten-free sausages, meatballs and burgers into the online supermarket Ocado.

Retailers enjoy World Cup effect as barbecue products soar

With the weather hotting up and the Football World Cup in full swing, retailers and processors have benefited from increased sales of barbecue products.

New shredded chicken goes down well with retailers

Nythe Farm Kitchen has launched a new shredded chicken product, which has been received well by the retail sector.

Dragons Den star partners butcher on sausage launch

Alf Turner sausages have been launched into Sainsburys stores with the help of Dragons Den star and business partner Peter Jones.

Aldi set to offer Wagyu steaks

Budget supermarket Aldi will now add Wagyu beef steaks from New Zealand to its growing range of premium meats.

Soil Association launches 2014 organic awards

The Soil Association has announced that its 2014 awards are now open for entries, with everything from food and drink to organic living awards up for grabs.

Morrisons positive despite drop in Q1 sales

Savings are set to continue at Morrisons as it reported a slump in sales for its first quarter.

Sainsburys profits bullish despite tough trading

Sainburys has reported growth in profits, despite a tough food retail environment.

Morrisons enters meat price war fray

Morrisons is the latest supermarket to force down the prices of its everyday meat products, with bacon and mince seeing the biggest cuts.

Morrisons to expand meat processing site

Supermarket giant Morrisons has announced plans to expand its meat processing site in Winsford Chesire, which will increase its workforce by 50%.

Co-op to slash prices on everyday meats

The Co-operative has launched its latest price slashing campaign, Fair and Square, which has reinforced fears of a supermarket price war.

Heck wins Asda deal and predicts sector dominance

Sausage company Heck Food, which started selling in Tesco last April, has had its contract extended, as well as winning a new deal with Asda. Heck's founder told meatinfo.co.uk that it had been a great first year, and that Heck would be the number one premium sausage brand in 18 months.

Scottish farmers union meets with upcoming Sainsburys boss

National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has met with future Sainsburys CEO Mike Coupe, where he pledged the retailers commitment to British produce.

Marks & Spencer joins in SuperMeat rivalry

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

Two more retailers join SuperMeat battle

The Co-operative Group and Aldi are the latest supermarket chains to join the battle for prizes at the prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2014.

Swedish supermarket giant to sell Welsh Lamb

Europes largest supermarket, which will open in Sweden in April, will stock a range of PGI Welsh Lamb products.

Sales down in Sainsburys Q4 results

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

Morrisons posts loss before tax

Morrisons has revealed a loss before tax of 176m in its full results for the year to 2 February 2014, down from a profit of 879m this time last year.

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.

Polish beef fears allayed

UK meat bosses have played down fears of increased Polish beef imports, after reports of a claimed renewed focus from the supermarket sector post-horsegate.

NFUS launches ScotchWatch scheme

NFU Scotland (NFUS) has built on its ShelfWatch campaign and launched a ScotchWatch scheme to assess the level of labelled Scottish meat on retailer shelves.

Scottish politicians call for local poultry sourcing

Scottish politicians have launched a campaign to boost opportunities for the countrys poultry sector and have written to the UKs multiple retailers and food service operators for clarification on sourcing policies.

Brian Turner joins butchers to compete against supermarkets

In a strong attempt to compete against supermarkets, chef and TV personality Brian Turner has officially opened a brand new concept butchers shop in Leeds today.

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