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Snowbird feeling festive with Christmas selection

Wholesale sausage supplier Snowbird Foods has launched its new Christmas selection to go up against classic party food favourites, such as its own mini burgers. 

Samworth Brothers takes healthy ready meals to Waitrose

Samworth Brothers is launching its my healthy kitchen (myhk) range of low-calorie ready meals in Waitrose stores UK-wide from 15 May, incorporating two chicken lines boasting 100% British chicken. 

60 seconds with the SAMW president

Frank Clark was named president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) at an event in Glasgow and spoke to this site about his main priorities. 

I’ll have a pizza that: MuscleFoods launches four new products

Four guilt-free pizzas that contain a third of the calories found in similar supermarket products have been launched by lean meats online retailer MuscleFoods.com. 

Doherty & Gray signs £350k deal with Tesco

Northern Irish red meat processor Doherty & Gray has signed a £350,000 deal with Tesco Northern Ireland to produce a range of Tesco Finest burgers and beef burgers for selected Tesco stores UK-wide.

Chicken consumption declines for 2016 BBQ season

Figures for Kantar Worldpanel have shown that chicken consumption during the BBQ period experienced a fall in 2016, compared to the previous year. 

Ginsters to launch two new flavoured rolls

Ginsters is to launch two new flavoured rolls to its range.

Halal meat fraud duo found guilty

Two Leicester businessman have been found guilty of conspiracy to fraud. 

Butcher invests £2.25m to add wholesale division

Award-winning West Country butcher Malcolm Pyne is developing a wholesale arm to his butchery shop business by investing £2.25 million in a new purpose-built butchery and storage plant near the site of a proposed huge park-and-ride scheme for workers constructing the Somerset nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C. 

Strive Beef Biltong secures first major distributor

Meatsnacks Group Ltd has announced that its Strive Beef Biltong range will launch nationwide through BP Marks & Spencer Simply Food forecourts at the beginning of March 2017. 

Late Easter potential for wholesale sector

Easter’s late arrival could lead into a successful summer barbecue season for retailers, according to industry experts and wholesalers are advised to be ready. 

Aurora Foods enters bacon wholesale market

Yorkshire-based Aurora Foods have launched a new venture in the bulk bacon market, Meat Trades Journal can exclusively reveal. 

Quality Meat Scotland highlights Brexit challenges and opportunities

A new paper has put the challenges and opportunities of leaving the European Union under the microscope. 

Meat supplier rewarded for manufacturing practices

Eurostock Foods, a value meat supplier with locations in Northern Ireland and Wigan, has been awarded with the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety (Issue 7). 

Pukka Pies undergoes multi-million pound makeover

Hot pie brand Pukka Pies has announced its first-ever brand relaunch, supported by £8 million in marketing activity. 

Moy Park brings out ready-to-eat snacking line

Moy Park has launched a ready-to-eat branded snacking range, Moy Park ‘Good to Go’, highlighting the continued flurry of activity around the meat snacks category. 

Record run-up to Burns Night for Scottish butcher

Simon Howie The Scottish Butcher, a family business based out of Perthshire that prides itself on its renowned haggis, is celebrating record-breaking sales for its expanded haggis range in the run-up to Burns Night. 

Meat traceability application delivers consumer confidence

Goldhill Organics has become the first meat box supplier to utilise the Followthisfood traceability application. 

Figures show beef and chicken win Christmas meat battle

Beef and chicken were the categories that saw solid value and volume sales growth over the festive period. 

Wholesale meat market expected to experience ‘extremely competitive’ 2017

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has warned that the wholesale meat market will remain competitive over the next 12 months. 

Positive outlook for new-season lamb, says farming union

New-season lamb at farm level prices is "marginally above" last year's levels, according to the National Farmers' Union's (NFU) chief livestock adviser John Royle.

The Yorkshire Meatball Co rolls its products into Morrisons

The Yorkshire Meatball Co has announced it has gained listings with Morrisons.

Bells Food Group predicts festive spike in sales

Scottish pastries company Bells Food Group is expecting sales of its Festive Steak Pie range to benefit from Christmas sales, with sales forecasts to peak at £2.5 million. 

Measures to reduce Smithfield Market congestion return

Smithfield Market is to have special parking and travel arrangements during the Christmas period. 

Gourmet Burger Kitchen adds Sainsbury's to client list

Gourmet Burger Kitchen has secured listings for its chilled fresh burgers in more than 100 Sainsbury’s stores.

Scottish butcher receives supermarket backing for gluten-free haggis

Simon Howie, known as The Scottish Butcher, has announced his gluten-free haggis has received the support of four major supermarket chains. 

Aldi launches reduced-fat British lamb mince

Capitalising on the trend towards healthier options, retailer Aldi is introducing a reduced-fat, 100% British lamb mince.

Halal food brand hits more than 110 Sainsbury’s stores

Halal food brand Haloodies has launched its ready-to-eat cooked chicken range into more than 110 Sainsbury’s stores and has extended its presence with Tesco and AmazonFresh.

New Lite Beef range promises less fat than traditional cuts

Online retailer Musclefood.com has launched a new range of beef products that it believes contains 14 times less fat than standard cuts. 

Finnebrogue launches flexitarian brand at Waitrose

Northern Irish food processor Finnebrogue Artisan has launched its first flexitarian brand, Funky Flexitarian, at Waitrose in Britain. 

Porky Whites Surrey sausages launches range with The Co-operative

Sausage brand Porky Whites has gained listings in 43 Co-operative stores in the Surrey area. 

Red Tractor Assurance in autumn promotional campaign push

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) is urging the entire food industry to get involved in its autumn on-pack promotion.

Young’s Seafood launches ‘modern retro’ packaging

After teaming up with food packaging manufacturer Linpac, Young’s Seafood has introduced a new innovative printed fish pack.

Welsh Beef aims to bring home gold on global stage

Fresh off the back of the Rio Olympics, a team of Wales chefs has headed to Erfurt in Germany for the Culinary Olympics.

Festive favourites return for Ginsters

Ginsters is to bring back two festive limited-edition sandwiches and a festive limited-edition pasty as part of its Christmas range. 

International food action plan launched by government

The government has unveiled its plan for growing the value of British exports by an additional £2.9 billion by 2020. 

Frozen food brand enters gluten-free category

Birds Eye has revealed it will be entering into the gluten-free market for the first time with its Gluten Free Fish Fingers. 

UK beef and pork prices up thanks surge in exports

Average wholesale prices of beef and pork have increased markedly over the last few months, driven by growth in exports and a spike in summer meat consumption. 

Pork campaign sparks jump in sales

Phase two of the AHDB’s Pulled Pork campaign in March helped boost value sales of pork by £13 million.

Meat-based baby meals for the UK market

Mediterranean-themed baby food range Piccolo is set to unveil its new stage two products. 

JJ Food Service boosts seafood customer base

In an effort to increase its presence within the seafood category, JJ Food Service has purchased Sykes Seafoods local delivery operation, based out of Sykes, Manchester. 

Frozen meal range inspired by American flavours

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

Wales eyes up Germany to develop markets

PGI Welsh Lamb could soon have a more dominant presence on German menus, as trade supplier TransGourmet has added products to its listings. 

Wall’s aims to double chilled category penetration with rebrand

Kerry Foods has repositioned its Wall’s brand in an effort to drive sales in the chilled category. 

New Richmond Shake & Bake packs launched

Kerry Foods’ Richmond sausage brand has launched a new convenient pack style. 

Moy Park roast-in-the-bag range launched in Costco and McColl’s

Moy Park has secured new listings for its roast-in-the-bag range with Costco and McColl’s convenience stores. 

Wild goose goes on sale in Orkney

Orkney greylag goose has gone on sale to licensed outlets in Orkney as part of the adaptive management pilot project. 

Gourmet chicken dishes launched by Northern Irish firm

Six added-value gourmet chicken meals have been launched under the new Chook Chook brand by Northern Irish poultry producer HK Dickey. 

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. 

Meat wholesaler fined for passing sheep off as goat meat

A Kent meat wholesaler has been prosecuted by West Sussex Trading Standards for supplying sheep meat instead of goat.