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Cooked options rise as busy Brits scramble for breakfast

Cooked breakfast options have seen a surge in popularity, according to new AHDB consumer insight data. 

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). 

Fresh turkey prices have dropped 12% year-on-year according to mySupermarket
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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. 

FSA puts forward rare burger guidance

The increased popularity of burgers served rare has prompted the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to look at how businesses can meet consumer demand while ensuring public health remains protected. 

Challenging consumer conditions hit Hilton Food Group

Hilton Food Group has posted a half-year trading update that is “in line with expectations”. 

Chilled convenience meals see success in supermarkets.
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Changing consumer habits creates opportunity for processors

Processors willing to embrace the chilled convenience sector and create products that save time for consumers are likely to grow faster than those who focus only on primary meat products, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

New lamb consumer campaign launched

A new campaign to encourage younger consumers to try lamb as an everyday meal option has been launched. 

Farmers see drop in meat returns due to oversupply

UK farmers have seen their returns drop in recent months due to an oversupply of domestically produced meat, an increase in imports, plateauing consumer demand and a strong pound. 

Abattoir fined for lack of staffing controls

A turkey abattoir in Essex has been prosecuted for not upholding consumer safety.

Halal seminar to debate issues

Eblex will focus on the current opportunities and challenges in the halal sector in a seminar later this month.

Kerry reports upbeat performance

Kerry Food Group has posted positive results for the 2014 financial year in what it has described as a rapidly changing environment.

Consumer meat survey launched

Meat Trades Journal has launched a consumer survey to find out about shopping habits when it comes to the retail butcher.

Consumer budgeting here to stay, expert tells conference

Consumer affluence has not rebounded to pre-crisis levels and a recessionary mindset is likely to persist for some time, delegates to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s Outlook Conference were told.

Meat products shine at awards

Meat products have topped the list of most popular items in the consumer-voted Product of the Year Awards.

Pork processor introduces online initiative

Tulip has launched a new “online community” to engage with its consumers and provide real-time insights for both the business and its customers.

Report claims demand must dictate Welsh Beef supply

Co-operation across the supply chain and better knowledge of consumer demand would help secure a positive future for Welsh Beef, a report into the industry has found. 

Bpex puts focus on pulled pork

Pork levy board, Bpex has announced it is to make pulled pork the focus of its spring pork promotional campaign, aimed at younger consumers.

EXCLUSIVE: Poultry sector raises safety concerns over TTIP

Members of the UK poultry industry are concerned that trade negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could undermine food safety.

Welsh red meat body to embark on autumn campaign for lamb

‘Not all lamb is created equal’ is the motto of the new marketing campaign from Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), which aims to raise consumer demand of Welsh Lamb.

Co-op sells farm division to The Wellcome Trust

The Co-operative Group has sold its farm business to The Wellcome Trust for a reported £249m to help cut its debt.

Datamonitor study points to meat-reduced flexitarianism diets

Research carried out by consumer analyst company Datamonitor has suggested consumer are moving away from meat, posing “significant concern for meat manufacturers”.

Tulip seeks closer working relationship with suppliers

Food producer Tulip has launched a new campaign which aims to work closer with suppliers and share expertise.

High street consumers more confident, finds report

Consumer confidence is returning to the high street, with around one in five shoppers, or 19%, now expecting to be better off in the year ahead. Those numbers are the highest confidence boost since January 2011, when only 10% felt they would be better off.

New frozen cookery website launched

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a new cookery website dedicated to frozen foods, for home cooks across all skill levels.

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