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Price Saves the Non-Holiday Week for Meat Department

Volume sales of meat vs. last year were flat for the first time since the pandemic began.


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More consumers are turning to e-commerce to fulfill protein needs—a behavior that might be here to stay.

The week saw huge sales in both dollars and volume as selection was more expansive than previous weeks and even though prices remained elevated.

Compared to last year, the category grew nearly 16% in dollar sales but volume had a much less robust growth of only 1%.

Since the pandemic shopping began, dollar and volume growth have both been in the double digits compared to last year.

Terry Black’s Barbecue's partnership with the grocer was brought on by “changes in how people dine out, how people shop for groceries.”

During the last week of May, the meat supply remained tight but that did not affect demand, which was still high.

Sales of plant-based meat alternatives are at an all-time high, but share is down as meat sales also have increased significantly.

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