UK processor Young’s Seafood is creating smoked salmon for J. Sainsbury in the period up to Christmas, helping new supplier Marine Harvest in addressing the retailer’s necessities, sources told Undercurrent News.
Albeit Young’s has lost the Sainsbury’s salmon handling contract to previous raw material supplier Marine Harvest’s new Rosyth processing plant, the Grimsby-based firm has been drafted into produce a segment of the Christmas smoked salmon volumes for the retailer.
As per sources, Young’s has manufactured 40,000 packs of oak smoked salmon under the Sainsbury’s top reach, “Taste the Difference”.
Two separate sources with adequate knowledge of the process told Undercurrent this would be around 33% of the aggregate volume of this seasonal item.
Young’s production of smoked salmon for Sainsbury’s comes after reaveling of the fact that the firm is also manufacturing the two filet, 240-gram chilled pack for Sainsbury’s, which is the greatest line in the retailer’s seafood class.
When Sainsbury’s relaunched its fish range in November, it was understood that Young’s was again delivering the 240g salmon item. Initially, Young’s was given a projection until the end of November, then ultimately december, sources said.
Meantime, Marine Harvest is manufacturing Scottish salmon under the Harbour brand for the UK Netto area, which is a combined venture of Sainsbury’s and Dansk Supermarket.