Supermarkets and Convenience

18.6m halo effect created by mini roast campaign

An AHDB Beef & Lamb campaign to grow sales of mini roasts has created a 18.6 million (m) halo effect for red meat joints.

NFUS welcomes Marks & Spencer lamb pledge

National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has welcomed Marks & Spencers commitment to stock more Scottish lamb.

Fish making a splash this Easter

Alternatives to traditional Easter meats are rising in popularity this year, as fish is almost as popular as chicken.

Morrisons and Tulip launch TGI Fridays-branded products

Tulip is launching sous vide barbecue-style products for Morrisons under the TGI Fridays brand, which are designed to enable shoppers to recreate the restaurant groups dishes quickly and conveniently at home.

Valentines and Mothers Day bolster Bookers meat sales

Wholesaler Booker saw a strong fourth quarter overall as its meat sales were boosted by dining events.

New listings for Moy Park snacking range

Moy Park has secured a deal with Ocado, Palmer and Harvey, and Nisa to list its new branded Good to Go snacking range.

Morrisons shortens payment terms for small suppliers

As of 1 April 2017, retailer Morrisons will shorten its payment terms to a maximum of 14 days following receipt of a valid electronic invoice.

Profit and accounting errors to cost Tesco over 235m

Tesco faces bills of over 235m after false accounting practices led to overstating profits in its 29 August 2014 trading statement, but will avoid prosecution.

NFU welcomes Lidls British farming support pledge

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised retailer Lidl for its promise to support British farming by signing up to the Back British Farming Charter.

On-the-go offering from Fire & Smoke

Kerry Foods is aiming to tap into the growing food-to-go market with the launch of a 50g format for its Fire & Smoke Chicken Chunks in Fire Grilled and Sweet Heat versions.

Convenience options drive Welsh lamb sector

Tapping into the convenience market has the potential to offer a 7.2 million opportunity for the Welsh lamb sector.

Aldi adds Welsh Lamb products in Wales

Aldi is launching five new Welsh Lamb products to its stores in north Wales.

Meat sales romanced by Valentines Day

Consumer demand for meat, fish and poultry around Valentines Day has helped bolster volume and value sales.

Sainsburys plans meat product launches

Sainsburys is launching numerous own-label meat lines this spring and summer, targeting key consumer trends, such as barbecueing, the continuing burger craze and slow cooking.

Tesco introduces new fresh pet food range

Tesco has rolled out a full range of high-quality fresh pet food as demand for posh food treats for cats and dogs grows.

Kepak launches new range in bid to grow convenience sales

Kepak Convenience Foods has set out its ambition to double sales in the convenience channel by 2020, by capitalising on the gourmet burger trend with a new Rustlers range and packaging.

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 years period.

Tesco recalls beef bolognese

Tesco has issued a recall notice for its frozen beef Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese 400g, due to undeclared egg.

Meat logistics included in Aldis 60m Cardiff hub

Aldis 60m Cardiff logistics hub will handle distribution of meat and other products to all its stores in Wales and the south west of England, according to the discount retailer.

Over two-thirds of Scottish retailers support local lamb, though more work to be done

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotlands Shelf Watch Survey has indicated a variance in the amount of Scottish lamb available in some of the countrys largest retailers.

Booths to stock Moy Park breaded chicken range

Northern Irelands Moy Park has gained listings in retailer Booths for its breaded chicken range.

Free-range poultry industry debate heats up

The British poultry industry has hit back at suggestions that welfare standards of non-RSPCA-Assured chickens are below acceptable levels.

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.

Organic meat sales remain static in 2016

Sales of organic meat, fish and poultry in the UK saw a slight year-on-year dip, despite an overall growth in the organic category.

Morrisons recall follows Listeria discovery

Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices following the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

Morrisons seeks future Great British suppliers

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

Young consumers targeted as driving food retail

Farmers are being told to position themselves to meet obstacles as the food retail sector is expected to be impacted by the current political climate.

Clarity urged on online origin labelling

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has called for more information on a products country of origin to be provided for online shoppers.

Strive Beef Biltong secures first major distributor

Meatsnacks Group Ltd has announced that its Strive Beef Biltong range will launch nationwide through BP Marks & Spencer Simply Food forecourts at the beginning of March 2017.

Waitrose to rebrand lamb products over origin concerns

Supermarket chain Waitrose has responded to the unacceptable labelling of New Zealand lamb branded as Waitrose British by committing to clearer labels.

Linden Foods launches gourmet burger range

Northern Irish meat processor Linden Food Group has introduced a new 20-strong range of gourmet burgers.

Herdwick lamb back in Booths

Herdwick lamb has returned to retailer Booths for a limited four-month season.

Morrisons' New Zealand lamb offer criticised by NFU

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has called on Morrisons to adhere to its 100% British lamb policy when sourcing all of its own products.

Morrisons gets romantic with luxury steak for Valentines Day

Supermarket chain Morrisons is raising the steaks this Valentines Day with its 21-day matured British beef chateaubriand steak.

Co-op underlines successes amid Aldi market share coup

The Co-op has responded to news that Aldi has overtaken it as the fifth biggest grocery retailer, highlighting the successes it has enjoyed over the past year.

ABP Wessex adds to Oakridge BBQ House range

ABP Wessex has introduced two new products to its Oakridge BBQ House collection.

Muscle Food launches new meat-based meals

Online retailer has introduced a Live Clean ready meal range each containing fewer than 500 calories and entirely free of additives and preservatives.

British pork product facings decline in November

The proportion of British pork products in retail outlets fell in November 2016, according to the latest AHDB Porkwatch survey.

NPA seeks assurances for pork industry following Tesco/Booker deal

The National Pig Association (NPA) has called for assurances for the pork supply chain, following Tescos acquisition of Booker, the UKs largest food wholesaler and owner of Londis and Budgens.

Tesco and Booker announce food business merger

Retailer Tesco is to acquire wholesaler Booker in a deal worth 3.7bn.

National Farmers' Union airs fears over supermarkets anti-meat agenda

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has expressed major concerns over an initiative to encourage consumers to eat more vegetarian options.

Hecks heart-shaped sausages return for Valentines Day

Heck is getting into the romantic spirit again with its latest limited-edition offering.

Supermarket chain Aldi launches new lean mince

Aldi is to launch a limited edition flexitarian offering through its Specialbuy range.

Greggs launches delivery service in London

Sausage rolls, pasties and steak bakes are now available for delivery in the UKs capital city.

Tesco recalls Takeaway Chicken due to cashew ingredient that was not named on label

Supermarket giant Tesco has recalled two batches of its Tesco Takeaway Chicken because the sauce contains cashew nuts, which is not mentioned on the label, and presents a potential health risk.

Marks & Spencer introduces low-calorie pork sausage

To help people stick to their New Years diet, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a Skinny Sausage, containing as few as 78kcals.

The Yorkshire Meatball Co rolls its products into Morrisons

The Yorkshire Meatball Co has announced it has gained listings with Morrisons.

NFU: independent grocery code watchdog vital amid consolidation

An independent Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) is essential to maintain fair trading amid industry consolidation, according to NFU president Meurig Raymond, who praised Christine Tacons positive influence on supermarkets.

Premium meat and fish lines win big over Christmas

Premium cooked meats and fish were big winners at major retailers tills this Christmas, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data.

The Jolly Hog hits more Sainsburys stores

Sausage producer The Jolly Hog has gained additional listings in Sainsburys stores.

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