Entries are underway for this year’s SuperMeat & Fish Awards, with Morrisons, Iceland and Aldi and a variety of suppliers all already stepping up to the plate.
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.
Ginsters is to run a heavyweight six-sheet poster campaign across the UK from 8 May for four weeks, targeting shoppers across the grocery, impulse and convenience channels.
Porky Whites is planning a “significant range extension” to its Porky Lights range.
An AHDB Beef & Lamb campaign to grow sales of mini roasts has created a £18.6 million (m) halo effect for red meat joints.
National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has welcomed Marks & Spencer’s commitment to stock more Scottish lamb.
Alternatives to traditional Easter meats are rising in popularity this year, as fish is almost as popular as chicken.
Tulip is launching sous vide barbecue-style products for Morrisons under the TGI Fridays brand, which are designed to enable shoppers to recreate the restaurant group’s dishes quickly and conveniently at home.
Wholesaler Booker saw a strong fourth quarter overall as its meat sales were boosted by dining events.
Moy Park has secured a deal with Ocado, Palmer and Harvey, and Nisa to list its new branded Good to Go snacking range.
As of 1 April 2017, retailer Morrisons will shorten its payment terms to a maximum of 14 days following receipt of a valid electronic invoice.
Tesco faces bills of over £235m after false accounting practices led to overstating profits in its 29 August 2014 trading statement, but will avoid prosecution.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has praised retailer Lidl for its promise to support British farming by signing up to the Back British Farming Charter.
Kerry Foods is aiming to tap into the growing food-to-go market with the launch of a 50g format for its Fire & Smoke Chicken Chunks – in Fire Grilled and Sweet Heat versions.
Tapping into the convenience market has the potential to offer a £7.2 million opportunity for the Welsh lamb sector.
Aldi is launching five new Welsh Lamb products to its stores in north Wales.
Consumer demand for meat, fish and poultry around Valentine’s Day has helped bolster volume and value sales.
Sainsbury’s is launching numerous own-label meat lines this spring and summer, targeting key consumer trends, such as barbecueing, the continuing burger craze and slow cooking.
Tesco has rolled out a full range of high-quality fresh pet food as demand for posh food treats for cats and dogs grows.
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.
The latest grocery market share figures have shown that supermarket sales for the 12 weeks ending 26 February have grown at their fastest rate since June 2014, as more than £9 million was spent on meal deals compared to last year’s period.
Tesco has issued a recall notice for its frozen beef Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese 400g, due to undeclared egg.
Aldi’s £60m Cardiff logistics hub will handle distribution of meat and other products to all its stores in Wales and the south west of England, according to the discount retailer.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland’s Shelf Watch Survey has indicated a variance in the amount of Scottish lamb available in some of the country’s largest retailers.
Northern Ireland’s Moy Park has gained listings in retailer Booths for its breaded chicken range.
The British poultry industry has hit back at suggestions that welfare standards of non-RSPCA-Assured chickens are below acceptable levels.
A retail price war will continue in 2017 as the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, compete with the supermarket giants and each other for increased meat sales.
Sales of organic meat, fish and poultry in the UK saw a slight year-on-year dip, despite an overall growth in the organic category.
Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices following the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.
Retailer Morrisons has announced it is searching for new domestic food producers to supply the supermarket chain.
Farmers are being told to position themselves to meet obstacles as the food retail sector is expected to be impacted by the current political climate.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called for more information on a product’s country of origin to be provided for online shoppers.
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.
Supermarket chain Waitrose has responded to the “unacceptable” labelling of New Zealand lamb branded as ‘Waitrose British’ by committing to clearer labels.
Northern Irish meat processor Linden Food Group has introduced a new 20-strong range of gourmet burgers.
Herdwick lamb has returned to retailer Booths for a limited four-month season.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called on Morrisons to adhere to its 100% British lamb policy when sourcing all of its own products.
Supermarket chain Morrisons is raising the steaks this Valentine’s Day with its 21-day matured British beef chateaubriand steak.
The Co-op has responded to news that Aldi has overtaken it as the fifth biggest grocery retailer, highlighting the successes it has enjoyed over the past year.
ABP Wessex has introduced two new products to its Oakridge BBQ House collection.
Online retailer MuscleFood.com has introduced a Live Clean ready meal range – each containing fewer than 500 calories and entirely free of additives and preservatives.
The proportion of British pork products in retail outlets fell in November 2016, according to the latest AHDB Porkwatch survey.
The National Pig Association (NPA) has called for assurances for the pork supply chain, following Tesco’s acquisition of Booker, the UK’s largest food wholesaler and owner of Londis and Budgens.
Retailer Tesco is to acquire wholesaler Booker in a deal worth £3.7bn.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has expressed “major concerns” over an initiative to encourage consumers to eat more vegetarian options.
Heck is getting into the romantic spirit again with its latest limited-edition offering.
Aldi is to launch a limited edition flexitarian offering through its Specialbuy range.
Sausage rolls, pasties and steak bakes are now available for delivery in the UK’s capital city.
Supermarket giant Tesco has recalled two batches of its Tesco Takeaway Chicken because the sauce contains cashew nuts, which is not mentioned on the label, and presents a potential health risk.
To help people stick to their New Year’s diet, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a Skinny Sausage, containing as few as 78kcals.