6 September 2012

Tripe Sales Down

UK tripe sales values were down by 0.3% on a like-for-like basis from August 2011, when they were down 0.5% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 1.5%, against a 1.4% rise in August 2011.

These were both the lowest since November 2011 as the feelgood factor from the Olympic Games failed to inspire spending on tripe.
There was a mild boost to food sales in the form of party food and drink, but the net effect of the Games was minimal.The most noticeable impact from the Games was felt online which saw growth of just 4.7% in August - the lowest since July 2012.

Robert Stephenson director general of The British Tripe Consortium, said: "There's no evidence here of any Olympic Games boost to retail sales of tripe overall. Sadly, apart from April,  August saw the worst sales growth this year. Hot weather and the Games did help sales of party food and drink but tripe is no longer considered a party food in most parts of the country, apart from Lancashire." 

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