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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