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Retail analysis: USA

Price may still be king in shaping American consumer demand for meat products, but its influence is waning as buyers seek more information on sourcing and preparation, according to key industry surveys and multiple retail insiders.

The majority of American consumers (62%) buy their meat at supermarkets

Brazil looks to achieve US$7bn in beef export revenues

The Association of Brazilian Beef Export Industries (ABIEC) has said it hopes to achieve a record US$7bn in revenues by the end of 2014, in a fitting celebration of the country’s 100th year in the beef export business.

Avian influenza set to influence market next year

The continued impact of bird flu outbreaks and trade restrictions look set to dominate the poultry market next year, according to a new report by Rabobank.

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McDonald’s link up with NZ beef processors

McDonald’s New Zealand has established two sustainable beef integration programmes, alongside Silver Fern Farms, ANZCO Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).

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Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect...

Top 10 animal welfare stories in 2014

Top 10 animal welfare stories in 2014

As we come to the end of another year, GlobalMeatNews rounds-up the top 10 animal welfare stories...

Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?
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Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?

In August 2014, Russia placed a ban on the import of all meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk...

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition Dubai in pictures

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in pictures

GlobalMeatNews take you through a snapshot of the exhibitors at the recent Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai,...

A view from Sial

A view from Sial

The great and good in the global meat industry gathered at the recent Sial exhibition in Paris...

Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia
Special report

Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock...

People in Karachi condemned to consume unhygienic meat, says Pakistan experts

People in Karachi condemned to consume unhygienic meat, says Pakistan experts

A former secretary general of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has roundly condemned environmental health controls at...

Spotlight on flexitarianism - are consumers cutting their meat intake?
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Spotlight on flexitarianism

Almost 50% of the respondents in a special GlobalMeatNews poll said they had actively reduced their meat...