Venison sales up

Waitrose says venison sales are up 55% on the year after record growth and predicts a bumper Christmas. It says it is quick and easy to cook and very lean.

Bootiful logistics

Bernard Matthews has awarded a £2m contract to Innovate Logistics for frozen distribution and the storage of all its branded products. Innovate Logistics already helps distribute fresh and frozen turkeys at Christmas.

Stock market

British breeding stock is in hot demand, with orders for pigs, sheep and cattle at Eurotier in Hanover impressing livestock bosses. Russia was the biggest spender, buying 4000 breeding pigs and 3000 heifers from UK producers.