Fresh Food

Taking Meat Behind Departmental Lines

Top trends from the 2019 Annual Meat Conference suggest retailers and suppliers should rethink their approach to inspiring meat purchases as a meal occasion rather than relegating to one area of the store.


A Taste of the 2019 Annual Meat Conference

With transparency, quality and inspired meal occasions top of mind, WGB reveals its favorite finds from the showroom floor.

Smart & Final employees traded in their brand’s traditional red for blue in celebration of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball's opening day.

Shoppers can redeem their extra loyalty rewards points for a free ham certificate during the holiday season.

Export value to Mexico declined 14% to $1.31 billion, the lowest since 2015.

The Power of Meat 2019 report reveals the growing demand for meat and poultry carrying production claims that tie to personal health and animal/environmental welfare.

The Lempert Report: A 20-year study found that consuming fried chicken and fried fish increases chances of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Retailers can appeal to carnivores with new cuts, flavors, cooking techniques and portion sizes.

CPI figures show strengthening retails for beef and sodas, while slack demand for lettuce drove down veggies.

USDA predicts the growth will continue in 2019, with shoppers selecting high-quality varieties.

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