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REtail Insights

What’s happening with Beef at Retail?  These monthly articles leverage scanner data and other sources to inform retailers and other channel audiences on key beef industry trends and measures at retail.  The topics may vary by month.  

We welcome your feedback, and if you are interested in a specific topic, please let us know by contacting BeefNewsNow@beef.org.

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BEEF DROVE 2018 MEAT DEPARTMENT SALES

Year-end sales data has arrived and 2018 was an excellent year for beef at retail.  Compared to 2017, monthly beef dollar sales were higher throughout the year and total beef sales increased 6.0% nationwide.

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VISIONS OF GRILLING SEASON: WARMER WEATHER MEANS BEEF

We may be in the depths of winter, but grilling season will soon arrive.  With that in mind, let’s look at retail beef sales patterns from past summers when consumers fired up their smokers and grills, as summer planning will soon be in full swing.

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BEEF DEMAND... IT'S BEEN A VERY GOOD YEAR

In 2018, retail beef demand has been strong!  While that sounds good, what exactly does it mean?  Is it because consumption has continued to increase since the tight supplies of 2015?  Consumption has indeed been increasing, but this is only half the story…the other half is price.

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Options at Retail

Consumers make choices at the meat case every day, and when it comes to beef, choices abound. One such choice revolves around how cattle are raised, or whether the beef carries a specific production claim.

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WHAT’S TRENDING? BEEF CUTS AT RETAIL

Using IRI/Freshlook retail scanner data, we take a look at the most trending cuts at the retail meat case.

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Leveraging IRI/Freshlook retail scanner data, we can understand buying behavior at the meat case to determine America's Top 10 Beef Cuts at retail.

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