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Pork campaign sparks jump in sales

Phase two of the AHDB’s Pulled Pork campaign in March helped boost value sales of pork by £13 million.

Meat-based baby meals for the UK market

Mediterranean-themed baby food range Piccolo is set to unveil its new stage two products. 

JJ Food Service boosts seafood customer base

In an effort to increase its presence within the seafood category, JJ Food Service has purchased Sykes Seafoods local delivery operation, based out of Sykes, Manchester. 

Frozen meal range inspired by American flavours

Kerry Foods’ The Shack brand has launched nine meal options exclusively to Iceland. 

Wales eyes up Germany to develop markets

PGI Welsh Lamb could soon have a more dominant presence on German menus, as trade supplier TransGourmet has added products to its listings. 

Wall’s aims to double chilled category penetration with rebrand

Kerry Foods has repositioned its Wall’s brand in an effort to drive sales in the chilled category. 

New Richmond Shake & Bake packs launched

Kerry Foods’ Richmond sausage brand has launched a new convenient pack style. 

Moy Park roast-in-the-bag range launched in Costco and McColl’s

Moy Park has secured new listings for its roast-in-the-bag range with Costco and McColl’s convenience stores. 

Wild goose goes on sale in Orkney

Orkney greylag goose has gone on sale to licensed outlets in Orkney as part of the adaptive management pilot project. 

Gourmet chicken dishes launched by Northern Irish firm

Six added-value gourmet chicken meals have been launched under the new Chook Chook brand by Northern Irish poultry producer HK Dickey. 

Haloodies launches packaging for new cooked-foods range

Halal food brand Haloodies has partnered with packaging manufacturer Coveris, design agency theSpiritof, and supplier CP Foods for the retail launch of its new range in Tesco. 

Meat wholesaler fined for passing sheep off as goat meat

A Kent meat wholesaler has been prosecuted by West Sussex Trading Standards for supplying sheep meat instead of goat. 

British Sausage Week returns for 19th year

Entrants for the British Sausage Week competition are now open, as the event returns for its 19th year. 

Snaffling Pig slays entrepreneurial dragons to win £70,000

Premium pork crackling brand Snaffling Pig Co. won over Moonpig.com founder Nick Jenkins in last night’s episode of BBC’s Dragons’ Den. 

Kerry Foods expands Fire & Smoke range

Following on from the success of Fire & Smoke’s first year, Kerry Foods is adding three ‘On the Go’ chicken snacks to the range. 

Ginsters scores big with EFL partnership

Savoury pastry brand Ginsters is to become the official partner of the English Football League (EFL). 

Interest in West Country PGI beef and lamb grows

West Country Beef and West Country Lamb labels have seen a boost in attention from global consumers. 

Burgers and sausages see depressed sales volume

Sales of traditional barbecue products such as burgers and sausages have come under pressure as consumers favour primary and sous vide barbecue products, figures from Kantar Worldpanel indicated. 

Clayton Park Bakery recalls sausage roll products

A recall notice has been issued by Clayton Park Bakery for some of its sausage roll products as they may contain plastic, making them unsafe to eat. 

Mattessons issues recall due to presence of plastic

Certain batches of Mattessons Roast Chicken Flavour Fridge Raider products have been recalled as they may be contaminated by pieces of plastic. 

We Hae Meat launches breakfast pie with Asda

Following a social media campaign calling for followers to put forward their perfect pie recipe, We Hae Meat has unveiled a new breakfast pie to be sold in 48 Scottish Asda stores.

Buffalo meat range launched in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s only buffalo producer, Ballyriff Farm in Co Derry, has launched a range of buffalo meats. 

Hilton signs agreement with leading Portuguese retailer

Hilton Food Group has announced it has signed a supply deal with Portuguese retailer Modelo Continente Hipermercados SA (Sonae). 

Edwards of Conwy secures further Co-op listings

Welsh butcher and 2014 Butcher’s Shop of the Year winner Edwards of Conwy has secured a further deal with The Co-operative. 

Boparan Holdings delivers “positive performance”

Parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, Boparan Holdings, has delivered a strong performance in its third quarter.

Eversfield Organic charcuterie range to launch next month

Eversfield Organic is launching a new range of British organic charcuterie nationwide from 15 July.

New convenience sales director for Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods has promoted Ian Garrett to the key role of sales director of convenience. 

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Dicksons announces new managing director, looks to the future

Chris Hayman has been announced as Dicksons Pork Butchers’ new managing director, after acting as head of sales at the Tyne and Wear-based family business. It is the first time that somebody from outside the Dickson family will serve in the position. 

Meatsnacks Group enters premium market

Jerky company the Meatsnacks Group has entered the premium market by introducing a range of protein-packed snacks, being launched in Waitrose. 

Oakpark Foods launches own-label products

Pork and bacon producers Oakpark Foods, based in Co Tipperary, Ireland, is to launch a selection of its own-label bacon products into supermarket chain Morrisons in the UK. 

Finnebrogue Artisan taps into healthy market

Northern Irish-based Finnebrogue Artisan is reaching out to a health-conscious audience by developing special sausages for Marks & Spencer (M&S).
 

Spar extends ready-to-cook chicken range

Spar UK has launched two new ready-to-cook chicken evening meals. 

Wall’s puts twist into classic breakfast

Wall’s is catering to the breakfast-to-go market, with the introduction of its Wall’s Breakfast Twist. 

New sausage roll flavours launched by Country Choice

Country Choice has unveiled a new variety of bake-from-frozen sausage rolls, available exclusively through The Sausage Roll Co. 

Meat sales benefit from an early Easter

The meat, fish and poultry sectors have experienced market growth off the back of the Easter period. 

New barbecue to launch in time for summer

With summer on the horizon, Britain is bracing itself for barbecue season.

The Topping Pie Company launches new products

Yorkshire-based The Topping Pie Company is set to launch a ‘deli to go’ range, using premium-quality British Red Tractor pork meat. 

UK retail beef sales report decline

Northern Irish meat processors have suggested demand for beef has been relaxed during much of 2016, with current supplies of prime cattle meeting demand for beef. 

Poland named as potential target market for British lamb

AHDB Beef & Lamb has recognised Poland as having the potential to become a major export market for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb. 

Peperami adds Mexican-inspired snack

Peperami announced last week that it is launching the Peperami Tex-Mex this month. The new addition to the brand will be the first new flavour for eight years since the launch of the Barbecue flavour in 2008.

Goat gammon goes on sale in Ireland

Shoppers in Northern Ireland looking for an alternative twist to their eggs, ham and chips are in for a treat, thanks to Broughgammon Farm.

Pig industry urges support from retailers

Leading figures from the British pig industry have banded together to seek support from independent butchers, supermarkets and shoppers to help it survive what it calls “the worst period of low prices for over half a decade”. 

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‘Kosher Chicken Index’ highlights the cost of Jewish living

Economists Anthony Tricot and Andrea Silberman found that living the Jewish lifestyle in the UK can cost an additional £12,700 a year. 

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Two Brothers Foods extends gluten-free range

A Cornish food wholesaler has extended its gluten-free range due to an increase in consumer demand. 

Greggs reports strong 2015

Greggs, one of the UK’s leading sausage roll, pasty and bakery retailers, experienced a growth of 5.2% in total sales for the 2015 financial year.

Low-fat sausages to help with weight loss

Northern Irish healthy eating company Slender Choice has launched a range of low-fat sausages to the market.

AHDB Beef & Lamb launches Meat Education Programme

AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled the Meat Education Programme. 

British food and drink sector strengthens

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), data by Santander Corporate & Commercial has shown that the UK’s food and drink sector grew 6% in 2014 to a total of 8,225 firms. 

Whole Foods Markets to supply edible insects

Grub, an edible insect company, has announced it has secured its first listing for the Roasted Cricket snack range with Whole Foods Markets. 

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Scottish meat body shows charity support

Five major charities have shared a total of £13,000 in gift support from the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW). 

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