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Meat category a key focus for Iceland Foods innovation

Iceland Foods has made meat a crucial pillar of its innovation strategy since the start of this year as part of efforts to draw shopper interest, it has announced.

Turkey takes flight: Sales of turkey mince have soared this year amid market deflation

Mince can be found in nearly eight in 10 households and the market is worth £892m. However, the latest evidence suggests the market may be flagging and deflated. 

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 Tacon’s positive influence on supermarkets. 

A song of ice and fire: How Iceland's joint MD has helped increase sales for the discounter

Think Iceland Foods and minds turn first to its no-nonsense boss Malcolm Walker, one of the grocery industry’s great entrepreneurial characters. But, while joint MD Nigel Broadhurst plays down his own role in the frozen food chain’s progress, his fiery passion for its growth has been part of its story from an early point.

Tesco meat volume sales outperform value

Supermarkets’ premium own-label brands have experienced a strong performance in the run-up to Christmas. 

Premium fresh meat category boosts sales for Tesco

Retail giant Tesco has experienced its second consecutive month of good news, after sales grew at their fastest rate in three years. In part, this can be attributed towards the premium Tesco Finest fresh meat range. 

Fake farms help Tesco grow sales

Tesco’s controversial in-house farm brands have helped the retailer grow sales by 1.3% in the 12 weeks to 9 October 2016, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel. 

Frozen meal range inspired by American flavours

Kerry Foods’ The Shack brand has launched nine meal options exclusively to Iceland. 

Brexit provides unique opportunity for UK fishermen

The fishing industry has heard that the result of the EU referendum has provided the sector with a “once-in-a-generation opportunity for radical change”. 

Three prosecuted over horsemeat scandal

City of London Police has charged three men with fraud offences in an investigation over the horsemeat incident that shook the nation in 2013. 

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. 

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. 

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.

Enter now for SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards 2016

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards. 

Iceland joins forces with XPO Logistics

Iceland has entered a five-year warehousing and distribution contract with transport solution provider XPO Logistics. 

Iceland has entered a three-year partnership with CHEP to deliver supply chain efficiencies
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Iceland enters agreement with CHEP

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

Game meat is becoming more prominent on the supermarket shelves, says Countryside Alliance
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Game market goes wild as sales grow

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

The Jim Beam ribs have incorrect storage instructions, according to the FSA
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Jim Beam Bourbon Ribs recalled from Iceland

Iceland Foods is pulling its Jim Beam Bourbon Ribs from shelves, due to incorrect storage instructions. 

Iceland welcomes Café Asia

Supermarket chain Iceland is set to launch Asian snack food range Café Asia in its stores.

NFU Scotland meets with Tesco following labelling scandal

After Tesco’s inaccurately marketed New Zealand lamb under signs reading ‘Best Scottish Lamb in season’, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland took action to ensure this kind of fraud is not replicated in the future.

Discount retailers expand market share

Latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel have revealed a strong 12 weeks ending 13 September for value-for-money retailers.

Iceland freezes out competition

Value for money supermarket Iceland has launched its premium autumn range of products. 

SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards: The Results

After some particularly tough judging, the results of the inaugural 2015 SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards are in. 

Iceland grows speciality meat range

Iceland has extended its range of Kezie frozen speciality meats. 

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. 

Morrissey cancels concert in latest meat protest

Former The Smiths frontman and vegetarian, Morrissey, has cancelled a concert in Iceland after the venue refused to not sell meat on the evening.

Iceland launches exotic meats to coincide with jungle TV show

Iceland has launched an exotic meat box to tie in with its sponsorship of ITV’s reality series ‘I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!’. 

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