September 24, 2023


Food Information

Meat gross sales take a success in March

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March costs decreased for beef, pork, lamb, bacon and smoked ham when in comparison with March 2022, in accordance with analysis from Circana (previously IRI), 210 Analytics and IDDBA. Solely packaged lunchmeat had double-digit inflation, whereas worth will increase in hen and turkey have began to average.

March meat gross sales stayed inside 1.5% of final yr’s degree in kilos. In {dollars}, gross sales have been just about flat at -0.6%. Contemporary meat was the largest vendor and outperformed processed meat in {dollars} and kilos.

Each greenback and pound gross sales pattern round yr in the past ranges in March 2023, however a troublesome January pulled down the outcomes for your complete first quarter of the yr.

Assortment, measured within the variety of weekly objects per retailer, is averaging 491 meat and poultry SKUs. Ranges are holding regular towards the 2022 averages however stay down considerably towards 2019.

In all, the mixture of delicate inflation with subdued quantity stress prompted a -0.5% lower in contemporary meat gross sales in March 2023 versus March 2022. Beef was the largest vendor and lamb was the one one to develop {dollars} and kilos in March.

March processed meat gross sales remained proper round year-ago ranges in each {dollars} and kilos. Smoked ham pulled sharply forward of March 2022, seemingly as a result of completely different timing of Easter between the 2 years. Packaged lunchmeat, dinner sausage and processed hen grew {dollars}, however misplaced floor in kilos.

Within the 52-week view, greenback gross sales did stay forward of year-ago ranges, however pound gross sales trailed by 1.9%. Except for smoked ham trending forward, frankfurters got here closest to matching final yr’s pound gross sales, at -0.2%.

Previously yr, grinds generated $14.2 billion, with 85% of {dollars} and kilos being generated by floor beef. The bottom beef efficiency exceeds that of whole beef, with kilos down a mere -1.3% over the full-year view and up year-on-year in March. Moreover, floor hen, pork and lamb gained in kilos in March as grinds carry affordability and flexibility to the meat division.



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