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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.

US plant-based meat sales on the rise

Sales of plant-based meats in the US have risen 6% year-on-year, according to new data from Nielsen, the Plant Based Foods Association and The Good Food Institute. 

Miratorg introduces halal lines to range

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has launched halal beef and chicken ranges at its branded stores in Russia for the first time, the company’s press-service has revealed. 

Religious leader wants ‘insensitive’ lamb ad execs to quit

Prominent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed wants the resignation of two senior Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) officials after its marketing campaign’s portrayal of deity Lord Ganesh angered religious circles.

News in brief

Edible insect firm enlisted by IKEA

Insect protein producer Flying SpArk has joined IKEA’s first-ever scheme designed to help start-ups devise big ideas to solve pressing global issues.

Australian lamb ad comes under religious pressure

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has come under fire for its latest lamb advertising campaign.

New Australian lamb awareness campaign launched

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched its latest lamb marketing campaign for spring. 

Hilton enters supply agreement with Tesco

Specialist retail meat packing business Hilton Food Group has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Tesco Central Europe. 

Danish Crown in deal with e-commerce giant Alibaba

Danish Crown has penned a deal of “enormous potential” to sell meat on Tmall, a digital retail platform owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. 

Social media war erupts over Chinese halal delivery service

China’s ambitions to be a halal meat power have been questioned in a social media storm over the use of halal marketing by one of the country’s leading food delivery...

US consumers favour country-of-origin labelling

Almost nine out of 10 US consumers are in favour of country-of-origin labelling for fresh meat, according to a recent survey.

New Australian beef marketing campaign launched

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched a new domestic beef marketing campaign.

Alliance Group targets UK foodservice market

New Zealand food co-operative Alliance Group has launched a pilot programme to target the UK’s premium wholesale foodservice sector.

Fast food franchise wars in China

Hua Ke Duo's black sesame sprinkled buns and chilli pepper flavourings are Chinese, but the hamburgers are bigger than those at McDonald’s. 

Romanian meat company eyes higher sales and franchise network

Romanian meat company Carmangeria Sannicoara has unveiled plans to increase its processed meat output this year and raise its sales to €18 million, up 9% compared with a year earlier. 

Meat prices rise for sixth month in row

Global meat prices have increased every month this year up to June, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled

A Polish steak has been crowned the winner of the World Steak Challenge 2017.

Fish firm caught up in huge US recall

Massachusetts-based Channel Fish Processing Company is the latest firm to recall food products that may contain undeclared allergens, bringing the total number of affected outfits to 12.

Meat prices in Canada expected to rise 9%

The price of meat in Canada is predicted to increase by as much as 9% by the end of 2017 according to the latest food price research.

Amazon's Whole Foods deal highlights appeal of physical stores

Amazon's move to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn represents a 'tacit admission' that online-only food retailing is still difficult, according to a UK-based analyst.

Cross-contamination a cause of huge US meat recall

Newly Weds Foods has confirmed it is involved in the massive tranche of recalls issued by 10 US meat businesses, which fear their products may contain undeclared allergens.

Serbia gets first national meat quality label

Serbia has rolled out its first-ever food quality label communicating to consumers whether the meat comes from an animal raised in Serbia. 

Australia steals butchery title from New Zealand

Australia’s national butchery team narrowly defeated New Zealand in this year’s Trans-Tasman test match. 

Ibotta app campaign boosts US beef sales

A campaign targeting consumers via a mobile retail app was deemed a “huge success” by the US beef industry.

AI-infected poultry hits grocery shelves in Russia

Russia’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has discovered several batches of turkey infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) on supermarket shelves.

Ireland looking to Europe as UK beef sales fall

Bord Bía wants to increase beef exports to wealthy EU countries as meat sales to the UK decline.

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