Egg consumption continues to climb

New research has revealed that retail egg sales have continued to show significant growth in the first quarter of 2016, following several years of positive growth.

Retail egg sales (volume) has increased by +4%, the equivalent of around 49m eggs, compared to the same period last year, which itself was up 7% on first quarter 2014 figures (data to 12 w/e 27 March 2016)*.

Andrew Joret, British Egg Industry Council Chairman, said: “Research shows that eggs are now seen by consumers as a healthy, nutrition packed and versatile food, and I’m delighted that sales are continuing to back this up. What’s even more exciting is that eggs are so in vogue that we’re confident that sales will continue to grow.

“You will find it hard to find a social media user not familiar with the craze for eggs and avocado, and with the results of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) report, published in January, which concluded that British Lion eggs can safely be eaten runny, even by pregnant women, babies and elderly people, we’re expecting even more consumers to wake up to the benefits of eggs.”