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.


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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