Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Companies in the Meat and Meat Product Retailing industry specialise in the sale of fresh and cooked meat. Businesses typically purchase produce from UK farms or suppliers. Over the past decade the industry has been subject to intense competition from supermarkets. Large supermarkets have taken industry operators' revenue by offering similar products at cheaper prices. This competition has intensified over the five years through 2013-14 as negative economic conditions prompted consumers to cut down on purchases and expenditure. Consumers have been lured in by the wider range, cheaper prices and the overall convenience that supermarkets offer. The industry also faces rising purchase costs owing to increasing feed prices, which have pushed up the cost of meat and shrunk profit margins... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographical location of meat retailers is partly determined by population distribution. However, the main factor seems to be the proximity to UK farms, meat suppliers, and distributors. The nature of the products means that large distances cannot be covered while maintaining the high quality of the product.
The North West
The North West is home to the largest number of establishments, with the region accounting for 11.4% industry establishments. The region contains all of Gabbotts Farm retail outlets and is in close proximity with suppliers. Bustling cities such as Manchester and Liverpool also have relatively high disposable income levels... purchase to read more