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Affordability and environmental impact are key factors driving demand for ready-to-eat meat products. Credit: Getty / gldburger

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Driving demand for the ready-to-eat meat market

By Gwen Ridler

As ready-to-eat meat products experience a period of growth, Food Manufacture explores the major factors driving new product development (NPD), advances in packaging and how manufacturers are addressing environmental concerns over their products.

Hilton Food Group posted its preliminary full year results for 2023. Image: Getty

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Hilton Food Group posts growth in full year results

By Gwen Ridler

Meat processor Hilton Food Group has posted sales and profit growth for the year ended 31 December 2023 in its preliminary results, underpinned by the recovery of its seafood business and raw material costs driving up revenues.

Among the new launches are Quorn's new recipe for its cocktail sausages and Graze's themed boxes

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New investments and new innovations

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up the latest new product launches which includes a £10m investment from Highland Spring, pea protein peanut butter from Whole Earth, themed boxes from Graze, and more…

JBS said it is committed to more sustainable future for agriculture. Credit: Getty / Kelvin Murray

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JBS greenwashing lawsuit ‘wake-up call’ for food firms

By William Dodds

A lawsuit filed against meat processing giant JBS in the US should serve as a “wake up call” for food and drink manufacturers when publishing environmental targets, Dr Emily Pope of Trinity AgTech has said.

Welsh Lamb EU exports sees healthy year-on-year rises, but will new regulatory red tape put UK sheep exports at risk? Credit: Getty/Henry Arden

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Welsh Lamb exports booming

By Bethan Grylls

Exports of Welsh Lamb and other sheep meats have grown again, whilst beef exports continue to recover.

Pictured: The Novel Food Innovation Centre in Wilton, Redcar

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Cultivated meat project secures half a million-pound grant

By Gwen Ridler

Lab grown meat could be one step closer to mass-market adoption thanks to a nearly half a million-pound grant awarded to a new project to develop new, more cost-effective technologies in the burgeoning market.

The poultry supplier expects its restructure to be complete within the 2023/24 financial year. Credit: Avara Foods

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Avara Foods reports pre-tax loss of £12.3m

By William Dodds

UK poultry supplier Avara Foods has reported a pre-tax loss of £12.3m for the financial year ending 31 May 2023, but increased turnover to more than £1.5bn.

Producers and retailers need to optimise red meat labels to drive sales, urged AHDB. Image: Getty, 97

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Optimise red meat labels to drive sales: AHDB

By Gwen Ridler

Food businesses can drive red meat sales with optimised labels that provide inspiration, health messaging and reassurance on its impact to the environment and farming, according to new research from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

National Butchers' Week returns for 2024

National Butchers' Week

National Butchers' Week returns for 2024

By Gwen Ridler

National Butchers’ Week returns as we celebrate the skills, tradition and importance of local butchers in our communities.

The Government's new immigration rules risk throwing the meat industry into disarray, warned the BMPA. Image: Getty

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Meat industry hits out at new immigration rules

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ £38,700 immigration rule will stoke food price inflation and spark a raft of equal pay claims that risk tearing the food industry apart, according to the head of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

Beef, carrots and salad crops among the foods that could see higher price tags attached. Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson

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5 foods affected by supply shocks

By Bethan Grylls

While inflation may be easing, the supply chain remains sensitive to shocks, with several food commodities likely to see continued shortages and higher prices than the years before the permacrisis era.

Burger King has been ordered to pull down ads for its products over fears they maybe reaching under-16s

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Burger King ad slammed for advertising to children

By Gwen Ridler

Fast food chain Burger King has been ordered to pull a recent advertising campaign offline over fears it might be promoting foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) to children under the age of 16.

Food manufacturers are providing special treats this Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day new food product launches

By Gwen Ridler

From Wagyu sharing steaks to personalised iced Bakewell tarts, we round-up some of the latest Valentine’s Day product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

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