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Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 13 10:59 pm    Post subject: Morrisons Backs British Beef & Lamb  Reply with quote    

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How the big retailers performed

EBLEX’s Beefwatch and Lambwatch surveys involves visits to 20 large stores and 10 small stores in England for each of the 10 main multiple retailers. A survey is carried out on country of origin for beef and lamb packs based purely on facings, not volume or sales.


Retailer Nov-12 Nov-13 % Change
Aldi Beef 99% 100% 0.8
Lamb 100% 100% 0
Asda Beef 53% 59% 10.7
Lamb 74% 73% -1.3
Budgens Beef 93% 100% 7.6
Lamb 100% 95% -5.3
Co-op Beef 100% 100% 0
Lamb 94% 85% -8.7
Lidl Beef 100% 100% 0
Lamb 100% 100% 0
M&S Beef 100% 100% 0
Lamb 100% 87% -12.6
Morrisons Beef 100% 100% 0
Lamb 100% 100% 0
Sainsburys Beef 80% 87% 8.7
Lamb 89% 97% 9.1
Tesco Beef 89% 82% -7.9
Lamb 74% 75% 0.7
Waitrose Beef 100% 100% 0.3
Lamb 96% 100% 4.1
Total Beef 81% 83% 2.8
Lamb 86% 88% 2.7


FG article

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 13 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think its important to mention aldi and lidi also scored 100% on beef and lamb, a lot of people still think they only sell imported foods but its great to know they sell 100% british.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 13 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And Waitrose.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 13 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
And Waitrose.


Which is funny, as I was reading Waitrose's website last week & it said they source New Zealand for 50% of the year and...

waitrose.com

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 13 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its the % drops of the likes of the Coop and m+s on Lamb that stands out.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 13 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
Nick wrote:
And Waitrose.


Which is funny, as I was reading Waitrose's website last week & it said they source New Zealand for 50% of the year and...

waitrose.com


Just highlights the limits of a very shallow survey, I suspect.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 13 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Rob R wrote:
Nick wrote:
And Waitrose.


Which is funny, as I was reading Waitrose's website last week & it said they source New Zealand for 50% of the year and...

waitrose.com


Just highlights the limits of a very shallow survey, I suspect.


Indeed, it didn't include us!

Nick



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 13 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If only it had got as far as number eleven.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 13 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is good that they are stocking British meat, but it doesn't say anything about the flavour of course. When I have bought supermarket meat, I have often found it awful. I tend to take for granted that the stuff I buy from the farm shop or farmers market tastes good, but it really brings it home when I have something to compare it with.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 13 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
It is good that they are stocking British meat, but it doesn't say anything about the flavour of course. When I have bought supermarket meat, I have often found it awful.


Not a fan of horse, then?

cir3ngirl



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 13 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
It is good that they are stocking British meat, but it doesn't say anything about the flavour of course. When I have bought supermarket meat, I have often found it awful. I tend to take for granted that the stuff I buy from the farm shop or farmers market tastes good, but it really brings it home when I have something to compare it with.


My Morrisons sirloin was fab last night. I might be a little biased as I now work for them but not had a bad piece of meat from them yet

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 13 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have never knowingly eaten horse, although I don't object to it in principle. Just like to know what I am eating and where it comes from.

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 13 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
I have never knowingly eaten horse, although I don't object to it in principle. Just like to know what I am eating and where it comes from.
the problem wasn't that it was horsemeat. Those posh journalists thinking about their daughter's little pony. The problem was that the meat hadn't be certified as fit for human consumption.

If you are buying a recognisable cut of meat, a proper butcher would be able to identify the species, if not breed.

I'm afraid we've got the Coop's half-price NZ lamb this Sunday.

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 13 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
It is good that they are stocking British meat, but it doesn't say anything about the flavour of course. When I have bought supermarket meat, I have often found it awful. I tend to take for granted that the stuff I buy from the farm shop or farmers market tastes good, but it really brings it home when I have something to compare it with.


But most of those farm shops and farmers markets are also selling the same meat to the supermarkets. Perhaps the customer is more careful with food bought with the added value of a farm shop or market?

I am not siding with the supermarkets but I wish people really had a better understanding of farming and of how varied it is.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 13 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is there, potentially, a difference in the hanging times, maybe?

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