UK tripe sales were down for the third quarter of 2013 (July-September) as unseasonably cold weather hit demand, according to the latest figures from the European Office Of Tripe Consumption in Brussels.
Sales are also expected to be down for the fourth quarter (September-December) due to unseasonably warm weather. This means that tripe sales will have fallen for the last 225 consecutive quarters.
A Tripe Marketing Board spokesman said, “We know we can't count on the weather to help us promote tripe, but we can only hope it is neither unseasonably warm nor unseasonably cold in the next 56 years.”
Sales of the TMB's 2014 Diary are expected to increase slightly as Christmas approaches. Sir Norman Wrassle, chairman of the TMB said, "Everyone likes a few dates at Christmas and we've got hundreds in our Diary."