The Portfolio Analysis - Fish Smokers & Curers
is a comprehensive evaluation of the UK market.
Among living mortals only the curers
can become the same as the wild spirits.
They have dropped by a further 10% since the outbreak began and British bacon curers
now face an uphill struggle.
A recent victim was Stockport independent curer
E Simpson, which went into receivership at the end of October.
There is increasingly fierce competition between curers
, not all of whom have direct access to slaughter lines for raw material.
4% y-o-y decline, competition between curers
and butchers is fiercer.
But now that retailers have got used to cheap bacon, slicers and curers
alike face difficulties in recovering lost ground for their product.
A steady tightening of the pig supply in the UK and on the continent will continue to push up asking prices to curers
There are still not enough British pork backs for curers
to work with: the lower UK kill rates and demand for fresh pork loins continue to frustrate British curers
may suddenly find they can have all the British pork backs they want -- because consumers have stopped buying the fresh product.
and slicers are finding that British pork backs remain as hard to find as ever -- and imported cuts of pigmeat for curing showed a decline throughout last year.
This proportion is unchanged from the previous year, suggesting British backs are as hard as ever for curers
and slicers to procure.
However, its 200 strong company membership has always included all major bacon curers
and processors, of whatever nationality.
People sang, danced and rubbed him with a pungent herb lest he turn into a lion; but this was 'curing' the curer
, not the sick, to prevent fatal spirit possession.
They recently published a slightly off-beat book which is developing something of a cult following - Adventures of a Bacon Curer
, written by Maynard Davies and on sale at pounds 9.