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Meat & Meat Product Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Meat & Meat Product Retailing Market Research Report | SIC G47.220 | Mar 2016

Chewing the fat: The industry must emphasise quality in order to continue expanding

IBISWorld’s Meat & Meat Product Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Companies operating 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 encroached on industry operators' revenue by offering similar products at cheaper prices. Over much of the period the industry has also faced higher purchase costs owing to high animal feed prices, which have pushed up the cost of meat to the detriment of profit margins. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.5% to total £3.2 billion. This includes an expected increase of 0.7% in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Specialised retailers in the Meat and Meat Product Retailing industry have been subject to a declining share of the total meat retailing market over the past decade as supermarkets have impinged on butchers' services and dominated the market by offering a wider range at cheaper prices. The situation was exacerbated by the subdued economic conditions that followed the recession, which resulted in consumers reconsidering purchases and decreasing expenditure. High unemployment levels, fears over job security and rising utility prices decimated household disposable income in the period preceding the five years through 2015-16. Consumer budgets were squeezed, resulting in purchases of meat becoming less important... purchase to read more


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What is the Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry?

The industry includes operators that specialise in the sale of meat such as poultry, beef, lamb and pork. The industry excludes products sold in supermarkets.

Industry Products
Lamb and muttonBeef and vealPork Poultry
Industry Activities
Poultry retailingBeef and veal retailingPork, mutton and lamb retailingCooked meats retailing

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