Read up on what’s happening with beef, including the latest retail trends and sales data.

beef is retail's mvp

Looking for ways to boost your bottom line? Start here to find no-nonsense information about what’s driving sales nationwide.

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Ground Beef Performance: Sales Trends by Leanness, Form, and Label Claim 

See the latest data on how ground beef is performing at retail along with fresh consumer insights. 

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looking ahead: The beef market in 2024

Learn about key beef consumer behavior trends heading into 2024.


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Despite the challenges the beef industry has faced over the last 30 years, including drought, herd liquidation, fluctuating supply, and input costs, the quality of beef and tenderness has seen great improvements.

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FAQ - Beef nutrition

We all know beef tastes great – but did you know that beef can be good for you, too? Check out some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to beef and your health.

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looking ahead: The beef market in 2024

Gain a sneak peek into 2024 and check out this analysis and outlook for what to expect from the beef market heading into the new year. Uncover the latest trends, market dynamics, and key factors shaping the cattle industry from supply and demand to price considerations and much more.



When asking consumers for reasons to head to the grocery store, a recent study released by Kagan Retail IQ, found nearly 40% of consumers are heading to the grocery store to stock up or fill-in for items needed to make meals at home, and nearly 25% are heading to the grocery store for same-day purchases, i.e., lunch, dinner, snacks, etc...

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It's no surprise that improving one's diet is a common resolution people make every New Year's Eve. According to a recent Forbes survey, of the 1,000 people surveyed, 32% of respondents cited improving their diet as their top goal for 2024. Losing weight, improving mental health, and improving fitness also made the top five.¹ Overall, this clearly shows that most people want to live healthier lives going into 2024.    

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2023 holiday season outlook & implications for beef

A unique blend of excitement and apprehension fills the air this holiday season, and persistent concerns about rising prices and inflationary pressures cast a shadow over holiday planning and preparation. Despite these challenges, a glimmer of hope exists: Consumers plan to gather, bond over a shared meal, and, importantly, savor the delicious flavor of beef during their holiday celebrations...

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Use these real-world resources to make more informed choices for your business.

wholesale prices - updated weekly

Get a unique top-line view of average reported wholesale prices on beef subprimal cuts. Charts are prepared using data from USDA Market News and the VMMEAT® System by Meat Solutions.

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Retail Cut Chart

cut charts

Our beef cut posters are the most effective tools for learning about the various cuts of beef, where they come from on the carcass, and the recommended cooking method for each cut.

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yield data

Review general guidelines for approximate yields when fabricating newer beef cuts from traditional subprimals, like those from the Chuck primal. Start here, then do your own testing to dial in exact numbers for your operation.

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Resources for Retail Dietitians

Health and nutrition are top of mind for consumers and can be a barrier when deciding to purchase beef. With more dietitians working in retail grocery, there's an opportunity for meat departments and dietitians to work together to help consumers understand the meat case, the nutritional benefits of beef, enhance food safety and provide meal solutions.

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Stay connected to what's happening in retail, wholesale and more.

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News You Can Use

Catch the latest on beef retail sales and insights for your business.

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Today's Beef Consumer Webinar - retail - october 2023

This insightful webinar offers a comprehensive exploration of the ever-evolving landscape of beef demand. Hear from industry experts as they dissect the most up-to-date research findings, providing invaluable insights into consumer preferences, emerging trends, and market dynamics. 

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Sweet & Sour Beef Stir-Fry


From innovative spice blends to creative marinades and unique ingredient combinations, let us embark on a culinary adventure as we delve into the current flavor trends that are revolutionizing beef dishes. 

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ESAP 2020


Everyone plays an important role in beef safety – from the cattlemen and women who continually invest in and learn from beef safety research studies to the various government entities that are responsible for enacting and overseeing food safety regulations and inspections. And even you – the folks who select, purchase, and prepare beef...

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retail meatcase


When a consumer enters a retail store, they have more options today than ever before. Fresh beef receives a lot of focus from consumers and the beef industry is diverse and innovative in the fresh products it offers. Whether it is aging, USDA grade, or what breed of cattle the beef was derived from, consumers can find products in their local retail store to satisfy their needs.

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