Supermarkets and Convenience

Antibiotic-resistant E.coli in supermarket meat worse than expected

A new study has shown extremely high levels of E.coli resistant to essential antibiotics - used to treat human E.coli infections present in British supermarket chicken and pork.

New eye-catching look for Ginsters sandwiches

Ginsters has revealed a new image for its sandwich range.

Consumers confused over lamb products

Consumer research undertaken by Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has shown that over half of shoppers are confused as to when lamb is in season.

Westaway Sausages announces partnership with Co-op

Devon-based Westaway Sausages has signed a new contract with the Co-op to supply sausages to the retailers outlets across the south-west.

Love Lamb Week set to start

Scotch Lamb promotions will take off from 1-7 September, with 36 planned in retailers across Scotland during the UK-wide Love Lamb Week.

Aldi capitalises on wagyu demand with rump steak offer

Supermarket chain Aldi is securing its position as the largest retailer of wagyu steak following on from the success of its wagyu rib-eye and sirloin steaks for Fathers Day.

Burger sales skyrocket during heatwave

Hot weather and Team GBs success at the Olympic Games in Rio have combined to give burger sales a much-needed boost.

Tesco and Aldi revealed as best supporters of Scottish beef

Tesco and Aldi were named as the only two multiples in which shoppers were guaranteed that any burgers they bought would be Scottish, according to the latest shelf watch carried out by the National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland.

Spar commits to cage-free eggs by 2025

Spar has become the latest supermarket to commit to using cage-free eggs by 2025 after revising its suppliers.

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.

Lidl shows support for Scotch Beef

Scottish beef is receiving support from a Lidl campaign, which is being backed by the National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland.

Sainsburys joins the fight against waste

Supermarket chain Sainsburys is the latest retailer to do its part in fighting waste by introducing a new snap-pack to its range of Taste the Difference sausages.

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.

SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards unveiled

Its an early Christmas for Aldi as it picked up six awards at this years SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards.

Provenance becoming more important with Welsh shoppers

Welsh shoppers are increasingly interested in where their food comes from, according to a new consumer survey from Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Who are the winners of the SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards?

It may be the middle of summer despite what the weather might suggest but Meat Trades Journal is getting ready to reveal the winners of its Christmas Product Awards.

Brexit result has no immediate impact on retailers

Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks ending Sunday, 17 July 2016 show that the supermarket sector has experienced slow growth, with sales up by 0.1% compared to last year.

Blakemore Fresh Foods expansion pays dividends

Blakemore Fresh Foods has reported a year of record sales, attributing the success to expansion over the period.

Haloodies halal chicken range hits Tesco

Halal food brand Haloodies has won listings in Tesco for the first time.

High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

A halal butchers is to be installed into an Asda branch in High Wycombe as part of a 1.7 million investment.

Shorthorn Cattle Society to supply beef to Morrisons

After six years in the works, the Shorthorn Cattle Society will be supplying beef exclusively to Morrisons for an undisclosed sum.

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.

NFU complains to Trading Standards over Tesco fake farms

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has formally complained to the National Trading Standards Institute over the use of fake farm branding by retailers on food products.

Morrisons crowned top retailer at SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016

Morrisons has picked up the title of Meat & Fish Retailer of the Year at SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016.

Rubber contamination causes Tesco and Sainsburys recall

A precautionary recall for tinned Beef Ravioli that may be contaminated with rubber has been issued by Tesco and Sainsburys.

Meatsnacks Group launches premium jerky range

Jerky producer Meatsnacks Group has announced listings of its new premium protein-packed snacks range Wild West Deli in Waitrose.

Aldi lamb chops

Aldi supports farmers with new-season Scotch lamb range

Aldi is stocking new season Scotch lamb as part of its commitment to supporting Scottish farmers.

Caged hen

Tesco to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025

Tesco has announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025 following a detailed review of its egg-sourcing strategy, which included consultation with suppliers, industry experts and other key stakeholders.

Netto fail to cost Sainsbury millions of pounds

Sainsbury must write down 20m worth of investment and face 10m costs after the failure of its joint venture with Dansk Supermarked Group to operate Netto discount stores in the UK.

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.

Tesco launches waste-reducing poultry packaging

Tesco has unveiled new packaging for its chicken fillets in an effort to keep food fresher for longer and reduce wastage.

Moy Parks OKane frozen range secures convenience listings

Moy Park has secured listings for its new OKane Frozen Breaded Range in Costcutter, Palmer & Harvey, One Stop and Nisa Retail.

Fresh sales aid Tesco Q1 growth

Fresh produce, including meat, has helped Tesco to a 0.9% growth in group like-for-like sales for the first quarter of the year.

Christmas is coming so get your entries in

It may be summer but the SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards are fast approaching and time is running out to submit your entries.

Eversfield Organic charcuterie range to launch next month

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

Action plan for protein

Considering the amount of pressure on him, you would think The Co-ops protein buyer Graham Dunn, who tends a category worth a cool 550m, would be looking harried and worn.

Waitrose and Moy Park launch omega 3 enriched chicken range

Waitrose has teamed up with Moy Park to launch the UKs first-ever chicken range that is a source of omega 3.

Boparan to buy Tescos Giraffe restaurant chain

Tesco has announced the intended sale of its restaurant chain Giraffe to Boparan Restaurants Holdings Limited.

Halal range launches on AmazonFresh

Haloodies (Halal Foodies) is now available through the newly-launched AmazonFresh service, offering produce aimed at millennial Muslims.

Aldi to launch premium quality wagyu steaks

Discounters Aldi is set to launch a range of quality premium wagyu steaks.

London butcher available through AmazonFresh delivery service

London butcher C.Lidgate is extending its reach as part of the new AmazonFresh rollout.

Oakpark Foods plans to expand bacon range in Morrisons

Oakpark Foods, based in Co Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland, is hoping to expand its line of bacon products to over 500 Morrisons stores within the next three months.

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.

Spar launches ready-to-cook chicken

Spar has launched two new ready-to-cook chicken lines in an effort to make cooking chicken even easier and more convenient for shoppers this summer.

Meat quality tops concerns in supermarket burger survey

The quality of meat in a burger still ranks high among consumers concerns.

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.

FSA meat incidents so far this year

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its entire list of food incidents for the first three months of 2016.

Ballineen gains Sainsburys listing

Irish convenience food processor Ballineen Fine Foods Chip Shop Style Irish Sausages in a Crispy Batter is to be sold in 450 Sainsburys stores.

Half of Britons concerned about quality of meat from supermarkets

New research suggests that half of all Brits are concerned about the quality of the meat they are purchasing from UK supermarkets.

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