Rising costs hit margins at Cranswick in the past six months, the pork supplier confirmed yesterday. The Tesco and Sainsbury’s supplier said pre-tax profits for the six months to 30 September were down from £23.8m last year to £18.5m.
Northern Irish meat processor Dunbia has beefed up its business in England after buying Crewe-based pork supplier Heathfield Foods. The deal adds a tenth site to Dunbia’s operations across the UK and Ireland.
Compassion in World Farming has lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority against Bpex’s latest pork campaign. The animal-welfare group said the ‘Pork Not Porkies’ adverts, currently seen on billboards around the UK, misled consumers over the welfare standards adhered to by Red Tractor producers.
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