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Own-label meat and dairy sales soar as price becomes more important than ever

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite, supermarket own-label products are performing well in both red meat and dairy sectors, while most branded items are struggling with falling demand, AHDB analysis has shown.

UK fruit and veg growers press supermarkets to #GetFairAboutFarming

A new campaign launched by Riverford Organic Farmers is seeking fair treatment for fruit and vegetable producers, citing that 49% fear closure within the next 12 months as a result of supermarket buying behaviour.

Pork retail performance falls but prices stay the course

As of July, primary pork products including steaks, roasting joints and mince, have been knocked off the best-performing red meat spot as consumers opt for more affordable proteins in an attempt to save money.

We Eat Balanced campaign returns with spotlight on ‘British’ meat and dairy

AHDB’s We Eat Balanced campaign will be promoting home-grown meat and dairy using the term ‘British’ for the first time, following a rule change that will allow the organisation to better showcase support to UK farmers.

MPs press supermarkets for a ‘Buy British’ button online

Over 100 MPs have signed a letter urging supermarkets to incorporate ‘Buy British’ sections on their online shops.

Beyond Meat revenue falls by 30% due to ‘softer demand’ for plant-based products

Meat alternatives brand Beyond Meat has seen its sales decline by nearly a third in the second quarter of 2023, as consumers opt for more affordable animal protein and the health credentials of plant-based meat are called into question by many.

Regen barley makes world’s first offset-free carbon negative beer

South London-based Gypsy Hill has become the first brewery in the world to create carbon negative beer without offsetting emissions by combining innovative brewing techniques with barley grown using regenerative farming methods.

Consumers willing to pay extra for affordable premium meat, research shows

Despite the cost-of-living crisis still impacting household finances, recent AHDB research has uncovered that consumers are willing to treat themselves in-home as a cheaper alternative to eating out, which presents an opportunity for some premium meat products.

Study highlights appetite for British red meat in the Middle East market

Latest consumer research conducted by the AHDB has revealed promising opportunities for British beef and lamb exporters in the Middle East, where quality and halal assurance were key drivers of consumer buying behaviour.

Meat and dairy businesses urged to seize on growing export opportunities

With global consumption of both meat and dairy products expected to grow further over the next year, the AHDB is calling businesses to build on the successes already achieved and make the most of the export opportunities ahead.

Food leaders call on government to ramp up investment in local food

Over 90 food leaders from the Sustainable Food Places (SFP) network will meet with MPs at Westminster today (Wednesday 14th June) to advocate the importance of healthy and sustainable food and call for greater investment in a better food future.

Pea-based gin a “game-changer” for climate-friendly drinks

Growers at a farm in Angus have developed an award-winning gin which reduces reliance on synthetic fertilisers and is grown, harvested, and distilled on site.

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