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

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Meat & Meat Product Retailing Market Research Report | SIC G47.220 | Mar 2017

Prime cuts: Despite revenue growth, rising external competition will lead to industry exits

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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 five years, operators have faced a challenging environment. Growing levels of external competition from supermarkets have hampered revenue growth, as supermarkets offer similar products at cheaper prices. However, scandals surrounding meat contaminated with horsemeat in supermarkets has supported revenue growth. Traces of horse DNA were found in beef burgers sold by several major supermarkets in 2013. This scandal continues to have a lasting influence on consumer preferences and attitudes towards the meat industry... purchase to read more

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The largest product segment for operators is poultry, accounting for an estimated 52.2% of revenue in 2016-17. Over the past five years, the level of chicken consumption has increased steadily, which has supported growth within this segment. Increased health consciousness has led to consumers favouring poultry, which is seen as a healthy alternative to red meat. Chicken is versatile, cheap and low in fat compared with other sources of protein. In July 2014, several supermarkets were affected by a scandal relating to contaminated poultry meat. This helped boost demand for poultry from meat and meat product retailers, as there is a greater public perception of the quality of their produce. Pou.. 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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