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Meat Markets & Butcher Shops – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5421  |  NAICS 445210

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Meat Markets  (view report)
Specialty Food Stores  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Informa Media, Inc.
Supermarket News

Monthly magazine features news and information for retail food professionals and includes a product category section focused on meat products in each issue, with special features covering this product category including "Fresh Food Trends and Forecasts" (May), "SN Annual Category Review" (Aug.), and "20xx Forecast and Trends" (Dec.). Selected "Meat" category articles can be viewed free online.

Cattlemans' Beef Board / National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Resources available from these organizations include:

Retail Sales Trends
Year-end sales report details retail beef sales data by product segment (e.g., ground, loin, rib, round, chuck, shoulder, brisket, plate, total beef) in dollars and pounds for ground beef and primal beef cuts along with the comparative percentage change from prior year sales for trending purposes. Report is based on IRI/FreshLook 52-Week Total US MULO retail scanner data and can be viewed free online.

Top Retail Cuts / Retail Cut Trends
Retail sales reports rank the top ten beef cuts in pounds by product category (e.g., ribeye steak, strip steak, T-bone steak, stew meat, chuck center roast, tenderloin steak, top sirloin steak, top round first steak, blade chuck roast, and cubed steak) on a national and regional basis with comparisons to the same periods in the prior year and the long-term trend base year. Reports can be viewed free online.

Market Research
Various reports, industry updates, and white papers provide insights on how beef is performing from a retail standpoint, with topics covered in these reports including economic outlook, beef and protein supplies, product demand and consumption, channel perspectives, retail sales, consumer landscape and attitudes, beef recalls, and meat substitutes and alternatives. Reports can be viewed free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
US Packaged Red Meat Market Report

Market research report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector from a consumer standpoint, with topics covered including historical and forecast retail sales by product segment (e.g., beef, pork, other red meat), market share by retail channel, top manufacturers and brands, product consumption patterns and preferences, deterrents to product consumption, and consumer opinions and behaviors.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Meat Markets  Search for "445210" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Meat Markets  Search for "445210" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Meat Markets
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Meat Market

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this retail sector such as meat manager, cutter, butcher, wrapper, and clerk with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including The Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., Walmart Inc., The Fresh Market, Inc., Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., Ingles Markets Inc., Fareway Stores Inc., and Whole Foods Market Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Butchers and Meat Cutters

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for employees who cut, trim, and prepare consumer-sized portions of meat and poultry for retail sale and may also perform additional tasks such as weighing, wrapping, and displaying products, waiting on customers, and preparing special cuts upon customer request. Wage data is available free online.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 5421 - Meat, Fish, and Seafood Markets
  NAICS Code 445240 - Meat Retailers
Types of establishments included in these codes
Butcher shops - establishments engaged in retailing fresh, frozen, and cured meats that offer a wide variety of cuts and types of meat, including beef, pork, chicken, and lamb, and may offer custom cutting, packaging, and processing to customer specifications.
Meat markets - establishments that focus on retailing a variety of fresh, frozen, or cured meat products, including beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, and may offer a wide range of specialty cuts and ethnic food selections that cater to diverse customer preferences.
Poultry shops - establishments primarily involved in sales of products such as fresh and frozen chicken, turkey, duck, and game birds that may also offer value-added products like specialty cuts, marinated breasts, and ground poultry for various customer needs.
Smokehouses - establishments primarily engaged in smoking and curing meats and fish that typically produce a variety of smoked and cured products, including bacon, hams, and sausages, using different types of wood and recipes to create distinctive flavors.
Delicatessens - establishments offering a diverse selection of cold cuts, prepared meats, and deli-style sandwiches that often also feature a variety of breads and rolls, cheeses, salads, pickled products, ready-to-eat prepared foods, and condiments and spreads.
Kosher butchers - establishments that specialize in selling meats from animals that have been slaughtered and prepared in accordance with Jewish kosher dietary laws and are often issued a certificate by a rabbinic authority indicating compliance with these laws.
Baked ham stores - establishments specializing in the retail sale of baked ham products that generally offer a variety of baked ham options, including whole hams, ham steaks, and pre-cooked ham products, along with other meats, side dishes, and condiments.
Frozen meat retailers - establishments engaged in selling a broad range of frozen meats that may also offer subscription services where customers receive a selection of frozen meats and other food products delivered directly to their doorstep at regular intervals.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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