Farmison takes on extra workers as Christmas orders surge
A survey by sustainable online meat retailer Farmison & Co has found that UK consumers are planning to spend more on their Christmas dinner and to cook something different this year.
The Yorkshire-based company has seen record Christmas orders which has led to it taking on an extra 40 seasonal team members as its workforce rises to an all-time high of 140 to cope with demand.
Farmison said the findings show that people want to make up for the disappointment of last year when lockdown impacted the festivities.
The survey has revealed that 60% of people are planning to spend more on Christmas food this year compared to a year ago and that 52% are expecting to cook something different to make this Christmas extra special.
John Pallagi, Farmison & Co founder and chief executive said: “We know people are eager to make the most of this Christmas after the difficulties of 2020 and the best way to do that is serve up something special.
“And as Covid restrictions leads to many looking online for a show-stopping Christmas dinner, we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure we can bring the inspiration and taste to make any 2021 Christmas table really special.”
Some of the retailer’s top selling items include a Devon bronze whole turkey and a classic Beef Wellington.
This year Farmison was awarded the title of Online Butcher of the Year 2020 and named as one of Yorkshire’s top Butchers in the Countryside Alliance’s Rural Oscars.
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