Asda Confirms Commitment To British Agriculture

UK - The supermarket’s demand for British beef is set to exceed 250,000 head of cattle this year- an increase of almost 25% since 2005- and it is predicting that this demand will rise by a further 12% by 2008.
calendar icon 21 June 2007
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At a recent series of presentations to UK beef farmers, senior meat buyer Jim Viggars outlined the company’s intentions to extend its ‘Buy British’ policy and source all of its premium Extra Special beef on a regional basis.

“When the new strategy is fully implemented, our premium Extra Special beef range will be matured for 28 days and sourced on the basis of British for the English stores, Welsh for the Wales stores and Scottish for Scottish stores,” said Viggars.

Asda also has plans to reconnect with its Yorkshire roots by trialling Yorkshire beef in its Yorkshire stores.

Farmers are a key part of the company’s strategy. “British Beef is amongst the best in the world. Our customers know it and continue to tell us that they want more British product – and we always listen to our customers,” said Viggars.

“Our plans involve consulting closely with our producers, both current and potential, to ensure we can deliver the quantity of British beef we need, at the quality our customers are looking for.

Source: MeatInfo
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