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2 Sisters hit by profits drop, despite sales rise

The parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group saw sales rise for the final quarter of 2016/17, but a fall in profits, and cautioned that the West Bromwich chicken factory closure would hits its first-quarter results in 2018. 

Pork outperforms market in retail

A major pork consumer campaign has driven an increase in sales over the past 12 weeks. 

Organic meat rise driven by animal welfare

National sales of organic meat increased in September thanks to growing shopper demand for welfare and traceability.

Butchers’ day designed to connect industry specialists

A one-day networking event has been created to help butchers optimise Christmas sales.

Chicken scandal provides opportunity for butchers

The latest meat scandal to rock the industry has given butchers a welcome sales boost. 

Pork sales return to growth

Sales of pork in the retail sector have returned to value and volume growth over the past 12 weeks. 

Sales growth reported by Simon Howie Butchers

Scottish-based Simon Howie Butchers has seen a year of sales growth, despite mounting pressures. 

Retailers' focus on lamb origins comes when prices and retail sales are declining

After two years of significant lamb campaigns by AHDB Beef & Lamb, the category is fending for itself and, while retail sales are down year-on-year, supermarkets celebrating the best of British are aiding domestic suppliers.

Chicken bucks fresh meat decline trends

Fresh chicken was the only protein in the fresh meat and poultry category to see a growth in both value and volume retail sales across the UK.

Why sausage processors need to keep up with shifting consumer tastes

Cowed last year by a barrage of attacks related to health concerns over fat content and processed meats, sausages have flexed their muscles and fought back.

Sausage sales boost for Nisa Heritage range

Nisa’s own-label Heritage range has racked up its highest week of sausage sales. 

Volume sales drop across all meat categories

All of the fresh primary meat and poultry (MFP) categories have seen volume sales drop over the past three months as promotional power begins to falter. 

Solid growth for Devro’s UK and Ireland sales

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro saw UK and Ireland volume sales growth for the first six months of the year. 

Asda’s meat line generates multi-million pound sales

Retailer Asda’s new ‘Farm Stores’ meat products line has helped to generate sales of over £58 million for the supermarket.

Cranswick sees ‘positive start’ to the financial year

Cranswick has reported a “positive start” for the first three months of the financial year, driven by a growth in volume sales. 

Scottish butcher boosts burger sales

Simon Howie – The Scottish Butcher is celebrating a bumper summer, with sales of its premium BBQ range growing. 

Like-for-like sales drop at Crawshaws

Retail butchery chain Crawshaw Group posted a drop in like-for-like sales but is focusing on its new shop models to get it back on track.

Fresh meat helps Tesco increase sales

Barbecue occasions have driven sales of fresh meat for Tesco, helping the retailer attract over 250,000 additional customers. 

Despite some challenges, fish shows little sign of scaling back

Britain's fishing industry may feel it is having a tricky time as its shipping fleet and numbers of able-bodied fishermen are in decline.

After a lengthy period of huge increase, are there still growth opportunities for burgers?

Traditional burgers are as likely to be found on sale in most butchers’ shops as sausages. They are almost a staple on the shopping list for some. Yet sales in the UK and the US are under pressure after several years of booming growth.

Retail rivalry softens cattle price drops

Competition between discount retailers and traditional supermarkets is boosting beef sales, softening typical seasonal falls in deadweight cattle prices, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Valentine’s and Mother’s Day bolster Booker’s meat sales

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

How consumer demand and flexible offerings can help the burger market stack up sales

With new product development (NPD) driving continued growth in the market for burgers and other formed products, the category’s affordability relative to other meat cuts bodes well for its prospects, as food inflation rises and economic uncertainty surrounds Brexit.

Meat sales romanced by Valentine’s Day

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

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. 

Devro’s revenue bolstered by shifting currencies

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro has benefited from fluctuating exchange rates, as its volume sales dropped but revenue grew in 2016. 

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.

Beef sales dominated by steak

Beef steak sales have reached a five-year high, making up almost 70% of sales in the category, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). 

Integrated approach: How the latest EPoS and labelling systems benefit butchers

Butchers are facing an onslaught of evolving demands from harried, price-conscious shoppers accustomed to cash-free transactions, escalating labelling requirements and potentially a reduced workforce as the National Living Wage puts pressure on operational costs. Installing the right EPoS system can streamline the operations of a butcher’s shop, creating a more efficient business from stock control through to labelling and sales, allowing shop staff to focus their valuable labour hours elsewhere.

SOS: Save Our Sausages

Declining sales and constant media attention have hit the sausage sector where it hurts. Is there a way back for the beleaguered banger? 

Volume sales of fresh meat on the rise but value slides

Volume sales of beef, chicken and turkey continue to see volume sales growth but are struggling in value terms. 

Welsh-Danish connections grow following 20% sales rise

Carmarthenshire farmers Huw and Sheila Davies played host to visitors from Denmark following promotions by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) that saw a 20% uplift in sales of Welsh lamb. 

Moy Park saw a volume sales rise

Volume growth drives Moy Park sales in second quarter

Processor Moy Park has seen a steady second quarter of the year, with any positive sales figures being driven by volume growth. 

Blakemore Fresh Foods expansion pays dividends

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

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. 

Warm weather boosts meat sales

An early May heatwave has lead to a growth in meat sales as British shoppers fired up the barbecues. 

Moy Park sales up but revenue down

Sales volume grew 2% compared to the same period in 2015, reporting a strong performance in its UK & Ireland and Continental Europe business units. 

Easter volume sales growth for meat

The majority of fresh primary meats grew in terms of volume sales, according to the latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 24 April 2016. 

Northern Irish processor completes multimillion pound expansion

Northern Irish pork and venison products producer Finnebrogue has completed a £25 million expansion and launched a new brand identity to boost sales, particularly in Great Britain. 

Concerns expressed over beef price drop

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland’s livestock committee has revealed plans to extend its programme of drop-in sessions at store sales, in response to growing concerns about the beef market. 

Supermarket sales experience fastest growth of the year

Latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel have shown that supermarket sales have increased 1.1% compared to the same period for last year. 

Volume sales of red meat suffer decline

Volume sales of beef, lamb and pork have all seen a decline over the 12 weeks to 28 February, according to the latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from Kantar Worldpanel. 

Better before bigger strategy begins to pay off for 2 Sisters

Boparan Holdings, parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported a modest growth in sales for the second quarter of the year as its ‘Better before bigger’ strategy begins to pay dividends. 

Aldi praised for driving pork sales

The National Pig Association (NPA) has praised Aldi for boosting sales of pork. 

Beef sales drop while chicken thrives

The meat sector saw continued deflation in the 12 weeks to 31 January 2016. 

Packaging: Bags of opportunity

New trends in packaging are helping consumers try new meats and creating more sales writes Chloe Ryan

Cranswick grows sales over third quarter

Cranswick has posted a 5% increase in total revenue for the three months to 31 December 2015. 

Bernard Matthews records sales loss

Turkey processor Bernard Matthews has reported a loss in sales for the year ending 28 June 2015. 

Crawshaw Group sees strong growth over festive season

The Crawshaw Group has posted a 64% increase in group sales for the 15-week period to the 3 January 2016. 

Dunbia considering sales options

Irish processor Dunbia has confirmed it is considering offers from buyers for the business. 

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. 

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. That’s according to BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor for October 2015.

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. 

Associated British Foods sees sales decline

Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported full year declines in sales and profits following what chief executive George Weston described as “challenges of food commodity deflation and big movements in exchange rates”.

QMS runs comfort food campaign

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is running a campaign based around comfort food to try and boost sales of Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI throughout the winter. 

Red and processed meat report fails to impact sales

The study into red and processed meat by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has had little impact on sales, reports UK butchers. 

Growing online food sales have impacted on the traditional retailers
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Supermarkets struggle as online sales surge

Supermarket sales grew just 0.8% for the 12 weeks ending 11 October 2015, compared to the same period last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel. 

Dropping volume sales of beef have slowed down overall fresh primary meat & poultry sales
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Slowdown continues for meat sales

Volume sales for fresh primary meat and poultry have slowed again. 

Poultry value sales grew by 1.6% last year
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Poultry consumption reaches five-year high in 2014

UK poultry consumption reached a five-year high in 2014, revealing that the poultry hygiene concerns that surfaced in the second half of the year did not prevent strong sales. 

Sales of organic produce have increased 3% year-on-year
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Organic sales experience growth

There is an increasing demand for organic products, according to research from the Soil Association. Figures suggest that since August 2014, organic sales have outperformed their non-organic counterparts. 

#BritishLambWeek social media campaign hailed a success

Following a difficult few months for British lamb, the industry has taken to social media to promote the meat with an encouraging lift in sales for independent retailers. 

Range extension boosts Aldi’s fresh meat sales

Supermarket chain Aldi has seen an increase in sales of its fresh meat range, which it attributes to the expansion of its offering. 

Volume beats value again in meat sales

Volume continues to grow ahead of value in meat, fish and poultry sales. 

Pork sales have declined over the past year
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Pork sales dropping in value and volume terms

Pork sales are continuing to drop in both volume and value terms, according to Kantar Worldpanel data. 

Opportunity in thin steaks for multiple retailers

Retailers have a chance to grow incremental beef category sales through the proper promotion of thin-cut steaks. 

Sausage sales simmer down, but not everyone is concerned

Sausages have been failing to make an impact on the barbecue season, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Essentia Protein Solutions adds new account manager

Meat protein ingredients specialist Essentia Protein Solutions has grown its national sales team with the appointment of Dave Martin as account manager. 

Tesco sees “positive progress” though sales still down

Tesco is tackling flagging sales, although more needs to be done, according to a trading statement covering its first quarter this year (Q1). 

Butchers see an increase in sales thanks to POS

AHDB Beef & Lamb claims to have helped Quality Standard Mark (QSM) butchers see a rise in sales. 

Total sales drop for 2 Sisters

Boparan Holdings, parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has posted a 3.9% drop in total sales for the 13 weeks to 2 May 2015. 

Iceland suffers challenging year despite new format

Like-for-like sales at Iceland fell by 4.4% due to an “exceptionally challenging” year, it reported on June 10. 

Sainsbury’s sees sales drop by 2.1%

J Sainsbury’s has reported like-for-like retail sales down 2.1% excluding fuel during the 12 weeks to 6 June, 2015. 

Value sales of meat falling in supermarkets

Value sales of meat, fish and poultry in UK supermarkets dropped 3.2% year-on-year in the four weeks to 23 May 2015, according to Nielsen figures. 

Interest in offal down to Game of Thrones

Growing sales of offal have been attributed to the popularity of TV series Game of Thrones. 

Scottish meat processor reports healthy performance

Scottish food processor Campbells Prime Meat has posted a strong set of financial results for 2014, with sales and profits in healthy growth. 

Organic drive for independent retailers

Organic body the Soil Association has launched a new campaign to support independent retailers and help them promote sales of organic produce.

Bpex launches pulled pork campaign for butchers

Bpex has launched point-of-sale material for butchers as part of its campaign to promote pulled pork.

Food deflation is making the same basket cheaper, Kantar revealed
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Meat and poultry hit by food deflation

Food deflation continues to have an impact on meat and poultry sales according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Aldi overtakes Waitrose to become sixth-largest UK retailer

Aldi has become Britain’s sixth-largest supermarket, fuelled by over half a million new shoppers and a 7% increase in basket size.

TV chefs boost game sales

The fortunes of British game have been boosted by the publicity given to it by celebrity chefs, according to Yorkshire Game.

2 Sisters’ chicken sales stay flat amid ‘tough’ trading

2 Sisters has posted flat sales in its chicken processing business in “the toughest commercial environment” in many years, according to CEO Ranjit Singh. 

Sainsbury's boss, Mike Coupe
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Sainsbury’s LFLs down 1.9% in ‘challenging’ market

Sainsbury’s said the market was set to “remain challenging for the foreseeable future” as it announced a drop in sales for its fourth quarter.

Export worries dent poultry sector confidence

Poultry industry confidence has been knocked due to export uncertainty, according to a new British Poultry Council (BPC) survey.

Moy Park keen to make most of popular poultry

Moy Park is looking to capitalise on consumers’ preference for local produce as it looks to grow its fresh poultry sales in the UK and Ireland.

Devro specialises in collagen sausage casings
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Devro’s profits suffer following restructuring

Profits for sausage casings manufacturer Devro have dropped by 94% for the 2014 financial year, following a year of restructuring.

Organic poultry sales see positive performance

Despite overall poultry sales experiencing mixed results, sales of the organic variety are up on last year, the Soil Association reported.

Asda sees drop in LFL sales amid ‘turbulent’ market

Asda has revealed plans to invest £600m in new and existing stores as it announces a 2.6% fall in like-for-like (LFL) sales for its final quarter of the year.

New commercial director at ABP

ABP UK has appointed Livery Man, Darren Jones as its new commercial director.

Despite falling sales, bacon remained the most popular processed meat
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Kantar reveals post-Christmas performance for meat and poultry

Beef has dominated post-Christmas meat sales and is benefiting from further promotions, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Poultry sales see negligible effect from campylobacter coverage

While fresh whole chicken volumes are down, popular fresh cuts are still buoyant, suggesting that media focus on campylobacter has not put consumers off buying poultry.

Cranswick sees rise in Q3 sales following strong Christmas

Pork processor Cranswick has released its third-quarter trading statement showing sales to be slightly up on last year.

Tesco announces store closures despite better results

Despite reporting better-than-expected sales results, Tesco has announced it will close 43 unprofitable stores across the country.

Sainsbury's Chief Executive, Mike Coupe
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Sainsbury’s to cut meat and poultry prices amid Q3 sales fall

Sainsbury’s has announced price cuts to its meat and poultry categories as the supermarket’s Christmas sales fell for the first time in a decade.

Festive meat sales see decline compared with 2013

Christmas meat sales were down on last year, despite a last-minute surge from shoppers, according to IRI data.

Campylobacter scare causes drop in chicken sales

Year-on-year sales of whole chickens dropped in the 12 weeks ending 7 December, prompting speculation that consumers are buying less due to the campylobacter scare.

Butcher’s Christmas sales leap by 30%

Catering butcher the Yorkshire Dales Meat Company (YDMC) has “smashed” all previous Christmas sales records this year, with a 30% increase on 2013.

2 Sisters reports loss, despite rise in sales

2 Sisters Food Group has announced a £143.3 million loss for the 53 weeks ending 2 August 2014, although total sales were up 18.5% and protein performed strongly.

Supermarket sales down 0.2%

Overall supermarket sales fell for the first time since 1994, according to new data from analysts.

Winter promotional kit to boost beef and lamb sales

Eblex Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme members are set to receive a winter promotional kit to help sales of beef and lamb.

Sainsbury’s launches own-label game range

Sainsbury’s has launched its first own-label range of venison in response to market demand, which will be supplied by Scottish venison supplier Highland Game.

Soil Association claims success for organic campaign

The Soil Association has claimed its Organic September campaign caused a ‘boom’ in the organics market, causing growth of 3.6% during the month.

Butcher’s reports rise in sales for T-bone steaks

Shropshire butcher’s G N Badley & Sons has reported a resurgence in the T-bone steak with an increase in requests from the foodservice sector.

Welsh meat body appoints Dutch marketer

The red meat promotion body for Wales has appointed a Dutch marketing representative, which it hopes will increase exports to the country.

Pork sales see year-on-year drop

Bpex reported that sales of pork were down 2% year-on-year during May and June, despite solid sales of pork mince.

Dip in food sales signals continuation of price wars

Food sales have experienced the deepest three-month average decline since 2008 according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Kerry Group announces positive results

The Kerry Group have reported a solid financial performance for the half year ending June 2014.

Commonwealth Games gives boost to haggis

“Haggis has been the real winner” of the Commonwealth Games, according to Tesco, which has seen increased sales of Scottish products.

Retail specialist urges suppliers to capitalise on booming game market

As venison sales soar, retail marketing firm Bridgethorne has urged suppliers to make use of the growing market.

Cranswick reports "strong growth"

Cranswick PLC has released its first quarter (Q1) results showing “strong growth”, with total sales up 14%.

Marks & Spencer sees food sales rise despite online problems

Despite heavy losses for Marks and Spencer (M&S) online, the department store chain has reported growth in food sales.

Eblex anticipates good lamb season

Eblex has reported that improved weather conditions and the spring lambing season should result in a good season for English lamb.

Sainsbury’s reports further slump in sales

A “challenging market” has seen Sainsbury’s post a second consecutive quarter of falling sales.

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.

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.

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.

Cranswick surpasses expectations with 12% sales rise

British meat producer Cranswick has had a strong year with 12% revenue growth, higher than analysts expected.

Yorkshire Dales Meat extends bacon deal with Asda

After good sales figures since going into Asda stores in the north of England last summer, the Yorkshire Dales Meat Company’s bacon will be going into 10 additional Asda branches.

Acquisitions boost sales at Cranswick

Cranswick saw total sales increase 13% for the year to 13 March 2014, following a series of acquisitions.

Sales up at 2 Sisters’ protein business

Like-for-like sales in 2 Sisters Food Group’s protein business increased 13.8% for the 13 weeks to 5 January 2014, compared to the same period last year.

Organic meat, poultry and fish are on the up

Sales of organic meat, poultry and fish increased by 2.2% in 2013, as the Soil Association announced the first growth in the total organic market for four years.

New sales manager at Marel GB

Food processing equipment and systems provider Marel has appointed Ross Layton as the new sales manager for Great Britain.

Rotisserie chicken tax could cost industry millions

Introducing VAT on whole rotisserie chickens could cost the poultry sector £17m in lost sales, according to research carried out by Morrisons.

Faerch Plast strengthens business development

Faerch Plast, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of plastic trays and containers for the food industry, has appointed a new business development manager. The appointment of Ian Perkins to the role follows the recent opening of Faerch's new production site in Durham, north-east England, where Perkins will deal with the company's UK meat and poultry sector.

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