Supermarkets and Convenience

Complexity of Scottish red meat industry a challenge and opportunity

The complexity of the red meat production process presents both challenges and opportunities for the industry, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

BEEFit expands listings

High-protein biltong snack company BEEFit has increased its availability into GNC and Tescos NutriCentre stores.

Convenience key to Scottish red meat industry

The Scottish red meat industry has been urged to give the consumer what they want through their products.

Tesco given supplier deadline by GCA

Tesco has been given a month to improve how it treats suppliers following an investigation by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).

Love rub pulled pork campaign launched

A 2.7 million (m) Pulled Pork promotion has been unveiled by AHDB Pork in an effort to bring value to the sector.

Iceland enters agreement with CHEP

The UKs leading frozen food supermarket, Iceland, has entered into a new partnership with Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool (CHEP).

Thermal insulation container set to help the industry in transporting cold foods

Refrigerated transport is often considered a major contributor towards carbon emissions. Provider of thermal insulation materials Enviro-Pod said that, aside from the high running cost of refrigerated transport, running chillers and doors being left open during the loading and reloading of stock also have a damaging effect on the environment.

Game market goes wild as sales grow

The market for game meat is at an all-time high, according to the Countryside Alliance.

Sainsburys recalls Just Cook Chicken Breasts

Supermarket chain Sainsburys has recalled its Just Cook Chicken Breast with Piri Piri sauce (326g), due to some products being incorrectly packaged and containing Chicken and Bacon Lattice. This means the product contains milk and wheat, which is not mentioned on the product label.

Turkey loses Christmas crown in meat sales war

Turkey has been outperformed by chicken as Christmas traditions fall by the wayside.

Yorkshire Game sees 10% increase in turnover

Wild game and venison supplier Yorkshire Game has experienced a 10% rise in turnover as a result of investing in state-of-the-art processing equipment.

Pig farming like taking a punt at Ladbrokes

The National Pig Association (NPA) has warned that current low feed prices are doing nothing to reduce pig producers losses.

Cranswick gives it some Welly with new cooked meat brand

Cranswick has launched its new Welly brand of cooked meats.

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.

Turkey and lamb grow sales in late winter

Lamb gave turkey a run for its money in the run-up to the Christmas period as sales skyrocketed.

Moy Park to provide innovative chicken range to Morrisons

Northern Irish poultry meat processor Moy Park has secured listings in all Morrisons stores across Great Britain with new Chicken Sensations.

Asda buys key meat suppliers Forza AW and Kober

Retailer Asda has purchased two of its key meat suppliers.

AHDB Beef & Lamb launches Meat Education Programme

AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled the Meat Education Programme.

Volume outstrips value in Christmas meat sales

Volume sales of meat over the Christmas period outgrew value sales as competition between mainstream and discount retailers intensified.

Duck and goose sales take flight

Duck and goose were the success stories of the latest Kantar Worldpanel Meat, Fish & Poultry Market Update.

Heck sausages launched in Budgens

Heck sausages have been launched in independent retail chain Budgens.

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.

GammonWatch reveals disappointing support for British produce

The results from the National Pig Associations (NPA) GammonWatch have shown that most retailers have low British shelf-facings on gammons.

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.

British food and drink sector strengthens

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

Discounters experience increase in fresh meat sales

Value for money supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have seen a rise in fresh meat sales in the face of an unpredictable market.

Sainsburys plans an environmentally friendly future

Supermarket chain Sainsburys has continued its progress towards a more sustainable future by introducing what it claims to be the worlds first naturally refrigerated truck.

Welsh promotional campaign hailed a success

In-store promotion is very customer-friendly and increases sales, according to Welsh butchers.

Fresh turkey consumer prices fall in time for Christmas

The cost of a fresh turkey has seen a year-on-year decreases as supermarkets look to offer value at Christmas.

Further deflation for food prices

Food prices experienced yet more deflation in November.

Misleading gammon labelling to be named and shamed this Christmas

Retailers not supporting Britains high-welfare pig farmers this Christmas season can expect to be named and shamed by the National Pig Association (NPA).

Welsh red meat industry looks to 2016

Supermarkets have been encouraged to support the Welsh livestock industry in the coming year by avoiding the shattering shards and spikes of oversupply that puncture prices and splinter our industry, Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) chairman Dai Davies told an audience at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

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.

Teamwork core to success, says Welsh red meat body

The supply chain has been called on to work together to promote PGI branded Welsh Lamb products.

Food deflation deepens

Food deflation has deepened to 3% year-on-year, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for October 2015.

We Hae Meat celebrates partnership with The Co-operative

Ayrshire-based family butcher business We Hae Meat has forged a supply deal worth 600,000 with 50 Co-operative stores throughout Scotland.

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.

Irish farmers address mislabelled red meat concerns

Members of the Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) met with environmental health officers (EHOs) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to raise concerns about the mislabelling of red meat.

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%.

Phenomenal success for Red Tractor Assurance

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) has declared the largest-ever on-pack promotion, to raise its profile, as a phenomenal success.

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.

Fast food chains targeted for Living Wage protests

Fast food chains including McDonalds and Burger King will face protests from members of the GMB union about the Living Wage today.


Retail food sales slow for October

Total food sales remained flat for the month of October based on like-for-like sales, although the three-month and 12-month rolling average experienced small growth. Thats according to BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor for October 2015.

New pts launched by Castle MacLellan

Castle MacLellan has launched two new pts for the festive season.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen sees sales success due to premium demand

Premium burger chain, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, has cooked up 1 million of retail sales already this year.

Tesco makes lamb pack pledge

Tesco is to stop selling lamb products in mixed origin packs following a meeting with the National Farmers Union (NFU).

New Debbie & Andrews campaign details sausage expertise

Debbie & Andrews has launched a new campaign outlining everything it takes to make a great sausage.

New Beefit biltong range launched

A new range of biltong that is marketed on its healthy credentials is being launched.

Spar recalls Chicken Bites

As a precaution, Spar is recalling a batch of its Chicken Bites Snack Bag 56g owing to a limited presence of mould.

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