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    Pork Purchases Soaring
2009-10-16

Consumer purchases of bacon are soaring and fresh pork and sausages are in hot pursuit according to new figures produced for BPEX.

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The figures show bacon purchases up 7.9 per cent, fresh pork up 5.3 per cent and sausages are showing a 2 per cent rise.

BPEX head of Marketing Chris Lamb said: "This continues the trend of people looking for high quality, value for money pork.

"This growth for both pork and for poultry comes at a time when beef and lamb are under pressure and are losing volume - even such staples as beef mince.

"The figures also show, over the same period, twice as many households bought bacon than fresh chicken breasts while one and a half times more bought sausages.

The figures are the latest from TNS and covers the four-week period ending on October 4, compared with the same period last year.

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