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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 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.

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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

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Poultry is the industry's largest product segment and is estimated to account for 51% of revenue in 2015-16. Chicken consumption has increased steadily over the past decade as consumers have become more aware of the health benefits of consuming white meat over red meat. Chicken is low in fat, versatile and cheap 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, who typically enjoy a greater public perception of the quality of their produce. Poultry received a boost during the downturn due to consumers switching to cheaper alternatives to red meat... 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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