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The market for processed plant-based meat alternatives is shrinking, according to new research and purchasing data.


Fareway Meat Market opens its 1st Minnesota store

The 2,300-square-foot market at 220 W. Main St. in Luverne, Minnesota, will serve a population of about 5,000.

The retail giant’s deal with Nebraska-based Sustainable Beef LLC will help the rancher-owned company build a massive processing facility, slated to open by late 2024.

Two butchers at the Houston-based grocer suffered severed fingertips this year while using unguarded band saws to cut meat, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said.

Even as consumers feel the pinch of inflation, they haven’t backed away from premium brands. One place where they are willing to splurge is at the meat case.

The 50,000-square-foot store at 510 N. Broad St. emphasizes fresh.

Located in the Des Moines, Iowa, neighborhood of Beaverdale, the location will offer Kansas City barbecue favorites prepared on-site, including beef brisket, burnt ends, sausage rolls and pulled pork.

Seventy-seven percent of consumers said they changed their grocery choices or buying behaviors in May in response to inflation, up 6 percentage points from April.

Latest Numerator data shows 73% of people will head to the store to buy food, and 42% will be purchasing alcohol beverages.

What are shoppers purchasing with their burgers and hot dogs? AdAdapted's analysis of shopper list data answers this question and more.

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