Monthly trade publication features news and information for meat and poultry processors, with special features including the annual "Industry Outlook" (December issue) that provides selected results from the most recent "Processor Confidence Survey" and the "Annual Top 100 Processors Report" (March issue) which ranks the leading companies doing business in North America based on annual revenue.
Processor Confidence Study
Annual report provides insights into concerns and expectations for the year ahead based on responses from slaughtering and processing facility executives, with topics covered in the report including general industry outlook, production capacity, company revenue, international sales, gross margins, operations, and capital expenditures. Selected summary data is included in the December issue of M+P Magazine.
Comprehensive resource guide provides insights on key trends affecting the processing industry, with information provided in this text including slaughtering capacity, number of slaughtering plants by state, industry sales, per capita consumption by type of product, cost of materials and value added, beef and pork margins, employment and wages, capital expenditures, and imports, exports, and trade balance.
Freedonia Focus research report analyzes production and demand at the manufacturers' level, with information provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by type of product (e.g., beef and veal, poultry, pork, and lamb and mutton) and process (e.g., fresh and frozen, processed), and processing companies profiled including Cargill, Incorporated, JBS S.A., and Tyson Foods, Inc.
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with data provided including historical and forecast consumption by product segment (e.g., pork, lamb and goat, beef and veal, and poultry) and select players profiled including Hillshire Brands Company, Cargill, Inc., Hormel Foods, ConAgra Foods, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., and Perdue Farms.
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for this product sector, with market segments analyzed by type of product (e.g., chilled, frozen, and canned/preserved meat and poultry), distribution channel (e.g., supermarkets and hypermarkets, independent retailers, specialist retailers, convenience stores, and service stations), product consumption pattern, and in-home consumption.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.
Compensation and benefits survey provides base salary, salary change, and total compensation data for executive and mid-level management positions at slaughtering facilities and processing plants that produce beef, pork, poultry, veal, and lamb products, with survey results categorized by company size based on annual net sales for small (less than $100 million) and large (over $100 million) companies.
Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by companies engaged in slaughtering cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and other animals and processing the carcasses to produce fresh and frozen meat and poultry products, processed meats such as ham, sausage, and lunch meats, and by-products used to produce feed, fertilizers, and lard.