Cranswick records growth despite Covid-19 setbacks
Nov26

Cranswick records growth despite Covid-19 setbacks

One of the UK’s largest meat processors, Cranswick, has recorded a growth of sales of 21% to £931.6 million despite feeling the force of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the year. Adam Couch, Cranswick CEO. A number of Cranswick sites were forced to close earlier this year as a result of the pandemic, with other sites also recording outbreaks as recently as October. However, in its unaudited results for the 26 weeks ended 26th...

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Record earnings for Danish Crown during pandemic
Nov19

Record earnings for Danish Crown during pandemic

Pork processor Danish Crown has reported earnings of more than DKK 60 billion (c.£7.2 billion) despite challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the company’s financial results for 2019/20. Jais Valeur, group CEO of Danish Crown. Revenue for the company increased by 8% to DKK 60.8 billion, with operating profits also climbing to 13% to DKK 2.860 billion. Net profit for the firm was also a record-high DKK 2.141 billion...

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Consumers opt for meat during lockdown
Nov19

Consumers opt for meat during lockdown

Negative media surrounding the meat industry fell over the lockdown period, according to analysts from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Research has revealed that fewer consumers reduced their average consumption of red meat. The research, which was discussed as part of AHDB’s consumer insight webinar series, also found that more consumers felt the need to comfort eat during lockdown despite more people...

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Government reveals new rules for seasonal workers
Nov17

Government reveals new rules for seasonal workers

Seasonal workers arriving in England to carry out vital work on farms ahead of Christmas will now be able to work as soon as they arrive in the country. The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) had previously called on the Government to extend the rules for seasonal agricultural workers coming to the UK from just fruit and vegetable pickers to staff working in turkey processing sites in the run up to Christmas. Now,...

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Consumer spending more on meat during pandemic
Nov06

Consumer spending more on meat during pandemic

The red meat market has fared well during the Covid-19 pandemic with an increase in grocery spending offsetting losses to the hospitality and foodservice sectors, according to new market research from AHDB. Market analysts discussed the impact of the pandemic on these sectors in a series of webinars which revealed that the virus has led to a major shift in consumer buying and consumption behaviours, leading to changes in how people...

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Sainsbury’s to close all meat, fish and deli counters in-store
Nov05

Sainsbury’s to close all meat, fish and deli counters in-store

Supermarket Sainsbury’s has announced plans to close all of its in-store meat, fish and deli counters due to a lack of demand caused by Covid-19. The retailer says it expects to save at least £60 million in operating costs by closing these counters and adds that the move will also help reduce food waste and energy consumption in-store. Sainsbury’s revealed that it closed these counters back in March, during the height of the pandemic,...

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