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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.

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.

Ireland seeks rise in beef trade to Italy – but consumption is diving

Bord Bía is looking to achieve a beef sales boom in Italy, despite falling consumption in the country, as Ireland fears a hard Brexit may damage meat trade with Britain,...

Healthy snacks drive Kerry Group's volume sales

Ireland-based food giant Kerry Group reported volume growth across the board as demand for healthy snacks, including meat, drove sales at a time when consumer spending is tight.

China pork retailer nears deal with Metro

Retail giant Metro and pork retailer Yutu are nearing a deal that would enable China-based Yutu to boost distribution across Asia through stores operated by Germany-based Metro.

China braced for boom in online food sales

Online food sales in China could double in the next decade, thanks to a massive upsurge in smartphone shopping, research firm IGD has claimed.

Romanian meat business aims at retail expansion

Romanian meat company SuperStar Com Srl plans to open at least 10 retail stores this year, adding them to its existing chain of 23 outlets.

Taiwan bans dog and cat meat consumption

Taiwan has become one of the first countries in Asia to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.

Italian butchers blast Berlusconi over lamb video

Former Italian prime minister and billionaire businessman Silvio Berlusconi has angered the country’s meat industry by joining a vegetarian campaign and adopting five lambs that were destined for slaughter.

Meat sellers strike following crackdown in India

Meat traders from India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, are on indefinite strike to protest the new Hindu nationalist state government’s forced closure of slaughterhouses and meat shops. ...

News in brief

Thai firm in £60m takeover of UK food business

Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has agreed a deal to acquire UK-based Westbridge Food Group Limited for £60m.

Over 100 US retailers believed to have recalled meatballs

Officials believe 112 retailers across more than a dozen US states may have beef products recalled by Kings Command Foods LLC after several customers complained of finding metal in their food.