for ORGANIC MEAT PRODUCTS (2nd edition)
Published: March 2005
Price: EUR 699
Shine in UK Organic Food Industry
organic meat products market is the fastest growing in the UK organic
food industry with sales volume expanding by 139% between 2001 and 2004.
High growth rates have made the UK organic meat market the second
largest in the world.
Healthy growth rates are envisaged to continue in the coming years as
greater volume comes into the market. Apart from the retail trade, there
is high demand for organic meats from food processors and the catering
sector. The increase in organic food processing has led to a surge in
demand from companies making organic sausages, bacon, ready-meals, and
baby food. Over a half of British organic pork went to food processors
in 2004. There is also rising demand from restaurants, schools,
hospitals and government buildings.
Although sales volume has expanded considerably, the market share of
organic meats remains below 4% in most retailers. Organic meats are
mostly marketed under supermarket private labels, which account for over
80% of fresh cut sales. Brands are more evident on organic processed
The organic poultry market is reporting the highest growth, expanding by
over 20% per year. High market growth rates are projected to make
organic poultry comprise most volume in the UK organic meat market in
the coming years.
Mergers and acquisitions are making the conventional meat industry
increasingly concentrated, however the supply-side for organic meats
remains fragmented. Supermarket sourcing policies are responsible for
conventional meat companies to dominate the supply of organic meats.
Imports remain important, representing about 20% of total sales volume
with products coming into the UK from a number of continents.
This report gives market & competitive information on organic beef,
organic pork, organic lamb, and organic poultry. Market sizes, revenue
forecasts, and market trends are given for each segment. Competitive
information includes market shares and profiles of leading suppliers and
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