LMC reports increase in retail lamb sales
Oct20

LMC reports increase in retail lamb sales

In the 12 weeks to the 6th September 2020, total spend on lamb in GB retailers grew by almost 20% from the same period in 2019 to £187.8 million, according to the latest data from Kantar. As reported in the Livestock and Meat Commission of Northern Ireland (LMC) newsletter, during the same period in 2020, volume sales of lamb through GB retailers increased by 12.9% from 2019 levels, with volume growth recorded across almost all major...

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Firm farmgate prices position UK lamb as a competitor in European markets
Oct06

Firm farmgate prices position UK lamb as a competitor in European markets

Prime lamb prices remain firm in comparison to 2019, standing 25% higher than a year ago, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Stuart Ashworth, director of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland. Stuart Ashworth, director of economic services at QMS, claims that last year’s prices were affected by uncertainty over a potential Brexit at the end of October 2019, reaching a low point in the...

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Welsh Lamb promotions adjust to changing shopping patterns
Oct06

Welsh Lamb promotions adjust to changing shopping patterns

Supermarkets across the UK have unveiled a series of promotions for PGI Welsh Lamb in order to adapt to the ways consumers are shopping as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). The autumn promotions are part of a partnership between retailers and HCC which aims to continue the positive growth in retail sales which has been seen so far in 2020. Retail spending on lamb during...

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NSA questions supermarkets over plant-based growth ambitions
Oct05

NSA questions supermarkets over plant-based growth ambitions

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has hit out at supermarkets Tesco and Asda for using sustainability as the reason for expanding their range of plant-based products.   Phil Stocker, chief executive, NSA. Tesco has announced that it plans to grow the sales of plant-based meat alternatives by 300% over the next five years, with Asda also deciding to dedicate a number of aisles in its store to vegan products in the future. NSA chief...

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Love Lamb Week reaches over 3.8 million Scottish consumers
Sep18

Love Lamb Week reaches over 3.8 million Scottish consumers

The industry-wide initiative ‘Love Lamb Week’, which aims to promote the benefits of Scotch Lamb PGI, reached more than 3.8 million consumers during the first week of September, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Restaurants across Scotland added Scotch Lamb to their menus as part of Love Lamb Week. Celebrating its sixth year, the campaign received support from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Hybu Cig...

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Reopening of foodservice market boosts lamb exports to Switzerland
Sep03

Reopening of foodservice market boosts lamb exports to Switzerland

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has shared HMRC figures that show that in the first six months of 2020, UK lamb exports to Switzerland have increased over 200% compared to last year, making it the seventh largest export market. With lamb from Wales accounting for nearly a third of UK exports overall, it is estimated that this increase over the first six months of the year could be worth nearly £600,000 to the Welsh red...

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