There are signs of late Christmas shopping patterns again, but traders are not expecting as frenetic a finish as in the last two years. "We're expecting it to be busy before the weekend," said one."It's busy, but just about right," added a wholesaler. Bacon is not the only pigmeat category which seems to need imports to meet peak demand: Sainsbury was running kilo packs of eight Danish pork loin steaks for £3.99 and 15% of Safeway stores were promoting Danish pork loins at £4.59/kg. {{PROVISIONS }}

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