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.
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
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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.
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Annual convention and midyear update reports provide insights into how well 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.
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.
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 sales for companies that sell fresh, frozen, and cured meats and poultry products to households, other retail businesses, and food service businesses, with product offerings including specific cuts and specialty items that are generally not readily available through other retail channels.
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.
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.