Asda NPA criticises storing less British pigmeat
The survey conducted by AHDB Porkwatch covering November 2016 revealed that the overall British pigmeat stock in the UK supermarkets fell by 3%. On the September survey it was down by 5%. Asda was the worst performer among the 10 retailers covered in the survey, registering 35% drop in the volume of British pork on its shelves between September and November 2016.
The best performers continued to be Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, with scoring 100% or close to it across the board. Of the total pork in the UK supermarkets, 79% were British pork which was down 5% on September and 2% on November 2015. Bacon 46%, ham 62% and sausages 82% were from British farms.
All retailers, except Tesco and Asda, scored 100% in pork, with Lidl becoming the latest to join the club in the November survey. Of the ‘big four’, Sainsbury’s scored well across all categories, except bacon at just 35%, 11% down on September.