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Meat Markets and Butcher Shops

SIC 5421 | NAICS 445210

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Meat Markets  (view report)
Supermarkets & Grocery Stores  (view report)

Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Mintel Group Ltd.
Red Meat - US
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. red meat market, with topics covered including market size and forecast, market drivers, segment performance (e.g., beef, pork, and other), retail channels, leading brands, marketing strategies, change in consumption habits, preferred attributes, and consumer attitudes. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the study can be viewed free online.

Specialty Food Stores

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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

Monthly Sales, Feature, and Promotion Summary Reports
Monthly sales reports provide fresh meat retail sales by product class category (e.g., beef, chicken, pork, turkey, lamb, veal, and other products) based on retail scanner data in dollars, pounds, and average price per pound on a 5-week, 13-week, and 52-week basis. Current and prior reports are available online.

Top 10 Cut Lists
Quarterly reports provide beef cut unit sales by product category (e.g., total beef, steaks, middle cuts, lean cuts, grilling season cuts, oven and pot roasts, and opportunity cuts) on a regional basis, with comparisons to the same period in the prior year for trending purposes. Current and prior reports are available online.

Category Reports
Quarterly reports provide retail sales in dollars and pounds for specific product categories, with categories covered including middle cuts (loin, loin steaks, ribs, rib steaks), ground beef (chuck, round sirloin), whole muscle (chuck, loin, rib, round, shoulder), and natural/organic. Current and prior reports are available online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Meat Markets  Search for "445210"

Industry statistics available in this market analysis include total number of companies, total annual market volume and sales trends, average company sales and sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, business start up activity and failure rates, and other business statistics on a national, state, metropolitan area, county, and zip code level. Sample national and local reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Meat Markets  Search for "445210"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Meat Markets  Search for "445210"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for companies in this retail sector. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information resources available from this organization include:

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Butchers and Meat Cutters
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

Occupational Employment and Wages - Butchers and Meat Cutters
Annual wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this occupational category on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper and lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Meat Markets

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.

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