Fresh Food

The latest developments and top trends in producemeat, seafooddelibakerycheesefloral and specialty and gourmet foods.

Fresh Food

On Pricing, Pork Bears a Dubious Distinction

While retail volumes fell for most meat products in 2021 from 2020's record-breaking highs, pork products saw the steepest volume declines.

Fresh Food

How Poultry Is Still at the Top of Its Game

With consumers flocking to more-affordable protein choices, chicken sales by volume have been stung by inflation, but the impact has been smaller than that seen in other fresh meats.

With beef prices soaring in 2021, shoppers have been making moves to manage budgets.

Pete's has retail distribution in more than 10,000 stores in 35 states and Canada, including Albertsons, Kroger, Target, Walmart, as well as Whole Foods and AmazonFresh locations.

Sales by volume dipped in 2021 but remain above pre-pandemic levels as consumers put their greater kitchen confidence to use in preparing a variety of fresh and frozen fish and shellfish.

Fewer than half of consumers in 2021 said that supermarkets were their top destination for seafood, according to FMI, as the popularity of direct-to-consumer and other online options surged.

Wholesale food prices advanced at a faster rate, rising 13.7% year over year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest producer prices report.

Online and in store, consumers are craving convenient, creative, inflation-beating meal solutions, says IRI's Jonna Parker. But grocers have a ways to go in meeting that need, she says.

Reaching and inspiring "weary and wary" shoppers in 2022 demands a rethinking of what value—and "value-added"—looks like for consumers right now, says IRI's Jonna Parker.

Almost 9 in 10 shoppers have noticed changes in their grocer's meat department, FMI's 2022 Power of Meat report finds, and most have adjusted their purchases in response.

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