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The main point of contact between the industry and consumers, the trends coming through from retail affect everyone back down the chain. Processors and traders must stay up to date with the latest consumer habits or risk losing ground.

McDonald’s to change Swedish advertising after watchdog censure

McDonald’s has earned a censure from the Swedish advertising ombudsman, Reklamombudsmannen, which found fault with aspects of its advertising that suggested beef sold in its outlets is largely sourced in...

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US jerky brand breaks into Asian market

Perky Jerky – an American brand of turkey jerky - has been launched into Japan and South Korea.

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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...

Mutton takes off in northern China

As temperatures plunge in northern China, supermarkets are reporting a brisk trade in packaged mutton for hotpot.

Miratorg rebrands products and retail chain

The largest Russian meat producer, agricultural holding Miratorg, has conducted significant rebranding work, which has involved changing the design of its retail packaging, as well as the way it operates...

US appeals WTO decision in COOL dispute

The United States has appealed the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) decision, on its amended country-of-origin labelling (COOL) measures.

Welsh meat body recognises Monoprix managers

Retail staff in French stores have been rewarded for their efforts in promoting Welsh Lamb.

EU poultry retailers held to account on third-party fresh products

European Union (EU) poultry retailers may be penalised if they sell salmonella-contaminated fresh products, even when they are processed and packaged by another company, the European Court of Justice (ECJ)...

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Wales at forefront of lamb category in Italy

PGI Welsh Lamb is now the market leader and the most "well-known" lamb brand in Italian supermarkets, according to Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales’ Italian agent Jeff...

Danish ministry to assemble support package for meat industry

Denmark’s ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries has commenced talks with the country’s farming and meat industry organisations to forge a new state emergency support package for the sector....

Miratorg cuts retail chain across Russia

Russian meat giant and agricultural holding company Miratorg has stopped the roll-out of its retail project, as most of the meat shops appeared to be unprofitable, according to the company’s...

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McDonald’s to enter Kazakhstan next year

McDonald’s is to open its first restaurants in Kazakhstan next year – a new market for the fast food chain.

Russia considers retail restrictions on imported meat products

The Russian parliament looks set to restrict retailers from selling more than 50% imported meat products, in a bid to further stimulate the development of the domestic meat industry.

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Australian firm strikes Japan jerky deal

Australian food company New World Foods has launched its jerky brand Local Legends Beef into the Japanese retail market.

Dansk Supermarked ends trade with supplier ‘Skare’ over salmonella outbreak

Danish supermarket chain Dansk Supermarked has suspended all trade with domestic supplier Skare Meat Packers (SMP) following the discovery that salmonella-infected ground beef was delivered by SMP to the retailer’s...

New agriculture commissioner to review supermarket ‘unfair practices’

Nominated European Union (EU) agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has promised an urgent review of "unfair practices" by supermarkets, which can hold meat producers to price ransom when negotiating with farmers....

Bulk of 2015 US beef industry levy to be used in domestic market

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board in the USA will spend US$10.5m of its US$39m investments planned for the fiscal year of 1 October 2014-2015 to promote beef sales...

SIAL to host conference for foodies

A debate exploring social media and how it can benefit food brands’ international development will be held at the upcoming SIAL exhibition in Paris next month.

Norway retail pricing of chicken under spotlight

Norway’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food has included poultry products in its investigation of meat production and retail prices following fresh data indicating a sharp 7.1% price rise, despite an...

Norwegian government to investigate sharp rise in meat prices

The Norwegian government will decide in October whether or not to adopt new measures requiring meat manufacturers and retailers to be more transparent about their base production costs and pricing...

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BEUC campaigns for clearer labelling on meat

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has launched a Europe-wide campaign, called ‘Where is my meat from?’.

Australia quality standards program sees significant growth

Eating quality program Meat Standards Australia (MSA) has seen significant growth over the past year, with over three million cattle and six million sheep going through the program.

Russia starts closing McDonald’s restaurants

Russian sanitary inspection service Rospotrebnadzor has closed four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow and has initiated inspections in other restaurants across the country in the next stage of the continuing conflict...

Russia attacks McDonald’s over meat quality

Russian authorities have said they want to ban production of a number of popular McDonald’s burgers, claiming the fast food chain has violated the country’s legislation, which could result in...

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Cherkizovo renames flagship brand

Russian meat processing giant Cherkizovo Group has changed the name of its flagship brand Cherkizovsky, to Cherkizovo.