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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 2017

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

IBISWorld’s Meat & Meat Product Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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

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 industry products means that large distances cannot be covered while maintaining the high quality of the product.

The North West

The North West is estimated to contain the largest proportion of industry establishments, accounting for approximately 10.8% in the current year. This region is highly populated and operators are drawn to this location as a result. Moreover, the region is home to all of Gabbotts Farm's retail outlets and is in close proximity to suppliers. Bustling cities such as Manchester and Liverpool also have relatively high disposable income levels.

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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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