Supermarkets and Convenience

Moy Park adds new instruction label on chickens

Moy Park is printing No need to wash labels on its whole birds in support of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) campaign, Dont wash your chicken.

Grocery Code survey reveals suppliers concerns

Results from a survey revealed at the inaugural Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) conference in Westminster yesterday (23 June) showed that suppliers feared retribution if they reported mistreatment by retailers.

Scottish bodies join forces on lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has announced it will work in partnership with other Scottish bodies to help further promote Scotch Lamb.

Groceries Code Adjudicator reports forensic audits success

Christine Tacon reported significant progress at the inaugural Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Conference today (23 June) in Westminster, announcing that eight of the 10 largest retailers had made voluntary commitments to time-limit forensic audits of suppliers.

Pork Farms gets social for summer

Pork Farms has launched a new summer campaign promoting National Picnic Week and The National Village Cup, which it hopes will boost sales.

Campbells new haggis set to fill market gap

A new haggis was launched yesterday (19 June) at the Royal Highland Show by Campbells Prime Meat which fills a gap in the market, according to the Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead.

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.

Hollands puts on special World Cup price for pies

With the World Cup in full swing, Hollands Pies is celebrating by pricing its pies at 66p throughout the tournament, commemorating 1966 the year in which England was crowned world champions.

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.

Poultry is UKs number one meat, says BPC

Almost 70% of the population buy and consume more poultry than any other meat, according to new British Poultry Council (BPC) research.

International backdrop to beef price volatility

A complex international market has highlighted price volatility in the Scottish beef market, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

High recognition for Red Tractor among children

Red Tractor Assurance reported that more than half of schoolchildren recognise and understand the Red Tractor Logo.

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.

Sainsburys reports further slump in sales

A challenging market has seen Sainsburys post a second consecutive quarter of falling sales.

Nominations sought for pig award

Bpex is looking for nominations for this years prestigious David Black Award.

Fresh pork sales fall

Value and volume sales of fresh pork fell in the last quarter, according to Bpexs Quarterly Category Report.

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.

Tesco sees third consecutive quarter of sales decline

UK like-for-like sales have fallen yet again for Tesco, down 3.7% (excluding petrol), for the first quarter of 2014-2015.

Lamb in plentiful supply

Good spring weather has led to an increased number of lambs reaching the market, with auction prices firm, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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.

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.

Book your seats for SuperMeat today

There is just over a month to go before we announce this years winner of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards and the competition is starting to hot up.

Morrisons reject claims of abattoir sale

Reports that Morrisons might be selling their Woodhead Bros abattoirs have been cast aside by the supermarket.

Last chance to create butcher of the future

The English meat industry has one last chance today to play a role in helping to design the butcher of the future.

New Moy Park products in Tesco

Moy Park launched two new branded Ready-to-Cook products in 23 Tesco stores across Northern Ireland this May.

Dragons Den sausage-maker adds Waitrose to customer list

Dragons Den competitor Joe Walters has reported he will supply Waitrose stores with his new range of southern-style sausages.

PTF head to retire

After 19 years as the director general of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF), Clare Cheney is retiring and will be succeeded by Terry Jones.

NI producers sign Asda sausage deal

Northern Irish pork processors Finnebrogue and Karro Food Group have secured a multi-million pound deal with Asda.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen relaunches grocery range

Burger restaurant chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has relaunched its grocery range, currently listed in Waitrose, in a new skin pack format to increase shelf life and sales, and reduce wastage.

Tulip joins campaign to combat worker exploitation

Meat manufacturer Tulip is the latest company to join the Stronger Together campaign to combat worker exploitation, human trafficking and forced labour.

National Pig Association appoints chief executive

The National Pig Association (NPA) has appointed a new chief executive as part of a restructure of its board.

Investment made in new meat DNA testing

Food advisory and testing group Exova has invested in new DNA testing equipment to confirm the source of meat found in products.

Infographic: BPC highlights low poultry price rises

New data shows that poultry prices have risen at the slowest rate of 29 different food categories in an Office for National Statistics study.

Defra withdraws stun legislation at 11th hour

After a judicial review was launched on behalf of over 20 abattoir operators, Defra has revoked the implementation of an EU regulation which would require increased currents for stunning poultry, the day before it was due to come into force.

QSM marketing kit will help summer sales sizzle

Eblex has issued members of the Quality Standard Mark (QSM) Scheme with promotional material to help butchers boost sales during the summer.

Scottish butchers strikes 1m contract with Asda

Scottish butchers, We Hae Meat, reported it has secured a 1m deal with Asda to sell its products in stores across Scotland.

Tesco deal boosts Hilton Food Groups volumes

A new agreement with Tesco has helped Hilton Food Group increase its volumes in the UK, according to its latest interim management statement.

NFU members able to report retailer breaches anonymously

Farmers can now anonymously report retailers for breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) thanks to a new scheme, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Beef and genetics firms join forces for better-quality meat

One of the UKs leading beef producers has announced a deal with a global genetics company to look into ways of developing more sustainable and higher-quality meat.

Welsh Lamb Club chef crowned Food Personality of the Year

Celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala, a member of Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales Welsh Lamb Club, has been named Food Personality of the Year at the BBC Food and Farming Awards.

MPs reject halal labelling plan

MPs have rejected a proposal to amend the Consumer Rights Bill to force all halal meat products to be clearly labelled.

Sainsburys alters lean mince labelling

Sainsburys has reported changes to its labelling of lean mince and reformulated its own-brand beef mince meat to remove fat.

Vets rubbish calls for halal labelling

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has said that compulsory labelling of meat products as halal will not improve animal welfare, but just fuel prejudice.

Halal furore said to be driving consumers back to butchers

In the wake of the media focus on supermarkets selling unlabelled halal meat, a Shropshire butcher says it has been inundated with enquiries about its meat, with people once again losing trust in the major retailers.

Hollands teams with Guinness for new steak pie

Pie and pasty producer Hollands has teamed up with Guinness to launch a new Steak & Guinness Pie.

New FSA board appointments

Three new board members have been appointed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Prime Minister rejects compulsory halal labelling scheme

David Cameron does not support the compulsory labelling of halal meat products, according to a statement from Downing Street.

Muddy Boots steps into retail

Meat brand Muddy Boots has opened its first meat shop in Crouch End after turning down a lucrative Tesco deal last year.

Industry experts dismiss sensationalist supermarket halal media stories

Experts in the meat industry have criticised national media stories about unlabelled halal meat in supermarkets, saying they are sensationalist and contain incorrect information.

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.

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