Another gloomy month for red meat retail sales
GB retail sales have continued to struggle in the latest Kantar update. In the 12 weeks ending 3 November total beef sales declined 0.3% year-on-year, with lamb back 6.4% in volume. Pork volume sales were down 4%.
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.
Primary pork volumes declined 5%, with value back 6%. The only categories within primary pork not in decline was marinades and loin joints, both are small categories. Pork sausages and bacon both declined in volume, 4% and 6% respectively, and value.