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 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 10.8% 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.
The West MidlandsThe West Midlands account for approximately 10.6% of establishments... purchase to read more