eggs & poultry news

Lucy Gavaghan hen campaigner

Schoolgirl takes on Morrisons and Asda over caged eggs Subscription

22 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Fourteen-year-old has previously petitioned Tesco, who pledged to stop selling caged eggs by 2025

eggs one use

Price wars 'pushing free-range eggs below cost of production' Subscription

21 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

A supermarket price war on free-range eggs is threatening to “devastate” the sector

eggs

Shoppers want more British eggs in processed foods Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

More than three quarters of 1,620 shoppers surveyed by Censuswide thought eggs used in prepared foods were always British

aldi

Aldi launches roast-in-bag RSPCA-assured free-range chicken

20 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The 100% British chicken hit shelves last week under Aldi’s Specially Selected range

tesco store

Tesco commits to end sale of caged hen eggs by 2025 Subscription

13 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

Move follows similar commitment by Aldi and campaign by schoolgirl earlier this year

banham

Banham Poultry slips to loss as chicken fillets hit by grocery price war Subscription

12 Jul 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Fast 50 new entry Banham Poultry tumbled to a pre-tax loss last year after pressure to reduce prices amid rising wage costs hit profits.

Fairburn eggs

Egg supplier LJ Fairburn sees sales jump by almost £16m Subscription

11 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

The company invested heavily in capital projects during the financial year

Bernard Matthews

Bernard Matthews offloads German subsidiary to free up cash Subscription

06 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Bernard Matthews has agreed to sell its German operations to Sprehe Gruppe to release cash for UK group

noble foods liberty farms eggs

Noble Foods develops exclusive egg range for Amazon Fresh Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Kevin White

The supplier has secured listings for a total of eight Liberty Farms SKUs

gressingham duck

Duck sales soar by an extra £10.9m to outpace other poultry Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Duck significantly outpaced other proteins last year, with value sales soaring 41.8% to £37m

janet mccollum moy park

Moy Park urges against Brexit, citing 'export security' Subscription

16 Jun 2016

The company said remaining in the EU would give businesses greater certainty over their future

eggs

Shell egg prices drop as EU production increases Subscription

10 Jun 2016 | By Beth Gault

Shell egg prices in the UK are down by 18.1% year on year as EU and US supplies grow

chicken aisle one use

Chicken sales soar on back of price cuts Subscription

09 Jun 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Chicken sales are outpacing the wider fresh meat & poultry category

chickens

Poultry prices pushed down by return of US after avian flu Subscription

02 Jun 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Fears of higher global poultry prices have been alleviated by the sudden return of US poultry to export markets

campy one use

FSA eyes three options for new campylobacter survey Subscription

02 Jun 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The FSA is currently working on the new methodology

aldi

Aldi commits to phase out sale of eggs from caged hens by 2025 Subscription

31 May 2016 | By Kevin White

The retailer said it had recognised concerns over animal welfare

Lucy Gavaghan hen campaigner

Schoolgirl takes caged egg battle to Tesco

17 May 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Petition has gained 278,652 signatures in support of call for Tesco to boycott eggs from caged and barn-kept hens

eggs

More Brits are choosing eggs for a quick and healthy breakfast Subscription

11 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Consumption by young women has grown by 27% over past two years according to research

Andrew Large

Andrew Large steps down as CEO of British Poultry Council

04 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Large has stepped down after three years at the helm of the organisation

egg

Egg sales still flying as runny egg safety fears are assuaged Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Retail egg volume sales were up 4% in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the same period last year

turkeys

Singh invests in Irish turkey firm for private portfolio Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Grove Turkeys supplies turkeys and poultry added-value products to the retail and foodservice markets

raw chicken

FSA campylobacter survey suspended over accuracy concerns Subscription

19 Apr 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Some processors are removing neck skin, which makes it harder to compare results fairly, the FSA says

chicken

Cranswick targets big four poultry accounts Subscription

15 Apr 2016 | By Kevin White

Deal will further bolster Cranswick’s push into poultry says CEO Adam Couch

Blackacre Farm eggs

Blackacre Farm adds Dabbling Free goose eggs to range

13 Apr 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Selfridges to sell goose eggs from producer

Dom Joly Cracking Eggs

Jokes to appear on egg shells in Big & Fresh trial

27 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Punchline to Dom Joly jokes appear once the eggs are flipped…

Colourful egg

Is higher welfare the way to crack value growth in eggs? Subscription

25 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Consumers are buying more eggs, but they’re not spending more. Can higher-welfare lines help crack value growth?…

GM Poultry

'No backlash' over non-GM policy shift

23 Feb 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The mults’ decision last year to abandon non-GM policies on poultry feed has not led to a consumer backlash…

Asda sets up group for poultry farmers

Asda sets up group for poultry farmers Subscription

30 Jun 2013 | By Richard Ford

Asda has set up its first producer group for poultry farmers to help them cut input costs such as feed and machinery…

'Go to Work on an Egg' slogan returns for British Egg Week

'Go to Work on an Egg' slogan returns for British Egg Week Subscription

17 Jun 2013 | By Richard Ford

British consumers will be encouraged to ‘Go to Work on an Egg’ once more…

Goose fat for Christmas feels price pressure from German demand

Goose fat for Christmas feels price pressure from German demand Subscription

01 Jun 2013 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Soaring demand for geese in Germany is threatening to push up the cost of the British Christmas dinner…

Happy Egg Co rolls into US with $100m target

Happy Egg Co rolls into US with $100m target Subscription

20 Oct 2012

The Happy Egg Co is looking to crack the US, as it seeks to establish its free-range eggs ahead of a Californian ban on caged eggs in 2015…

Turkey giants link to teach consumers how not to burn your bird

Turkey giants link to teach consumers how not to burn your bird Subscription

06 Oct 2012 | By Julia Glotz

Help is at hand for those of us who never fail to overcook the Christmas turkey - the turkey industry has unveiled new office…

Fried breakfast

Brits bring home the bacon... and the eggs Subscription

14 Aug 2012 | By Natalie Brown

More and more breakfast eaters are tucking into fry-able foods.

Tesco acts on demand for Jimmy lines

Tesco acts on demand for Jimmy lines Subscription

07 Jul 2012 | By Julia Glotz

Tesco has doubled the number of stores selling Jimmy Doherty higher-welfare sausages and chicken kievs…

MPs launch new pig and poultry group

MPs launch new pig and poultry group Subscription

07 Jul 2012 | By Julia Glotz

The pig and poultry sectors are set to have their profiles raised in parliament thanks to the launch of a new cross-party group next week.

NFU: Tesco coudl do more to promote its work on dairy

NFU urges retailers to show off UK sourcing Subscription

29 Jun 2012

Retailers are not doing enough to promote the work they’re doing to support British agriculture…

Sign in

Newsletter Sign-up

Free

I wish to receive the following newsletters:

For Members

Become a Gold Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a Platinum Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a member of The Grocer

Grocer jobs Experts in FMCG

CPM Permanent Field Sales Executive sought

Permanent Field Sales Executive sought - CPM

From £21,500 basic plus 10% bonus, company car, iPad and mobile phone
Search jobs

DIRECTORY

The+Grocer+Directory

CLICK HERE to search for the products, services and companies you need in the definitive guide to the UK food and drink industry.

FOLLOW THE GROCER