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Argos reports surge in sales of meat mincers following horse meat scandal

Argos has reported a 50% surge in sales of meat grinders and sausage makers in the wake of the horse meat scandal as shoppers look to make their own sausages and burgers.

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Argos reports surge in sales of meat mincers following horse meat scandal

Argos has reported a 50% surge in sales of meat grinders and sausage makers in the wake of the horse meat scandal as shoppers look to make their own sausages and burgers.

The online and catalogue retailer said it has seen purchases of meat grinders and mincers double in recent weeks while online searches for 'meat mincers' on Argos.co.uk have increased by 245% during the last four weeks.

Argos homewares buyer Kate Gibson said: "We've seen high levels of demand for meat preparation equipment recently, particularly meat grinder attachments that can be used on traditional baking mixers. This behaviour suggests that the nation's meat eaters want to know exactly what's going into their food.

"To meet customer demand we've increased stocks to our stores by double the usual amount."


 

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