Primary pork volumes declined 5% in 12 weeks to November 3

GB retail sales have continued to struggle in the latest Kantar update, with primary pork volumes down 5%, and value back 6%, in the 12 weeks to November 3.

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The only categories within primary pork not in decline was marinades and loin joints, both of which are small categories. Pork sausages and bacon both declined in volume, 4% and 6% respectively, and value.

In the same period, pork volume sales were down 4%, total beef sales declined 0.3% year-on-year, with lamb back 6.4% in volume.

The volume of primary lamb was down almost 9%, with value back 7%. The declines came across the board. Primary beef performed no better, with volumes back 3%, and value down 4%.

Within beef, mince volumes declined 3%, while steaks increased 5%. Burgers, which fall outside of the primary category, recorded some growth although from a small base.

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