State of Protein 2022

Meat—or, rather, meat prices—starred in stories about rising inflation at the grocery store in 2021. And as price pressures and inventory shortages persist, shoppers are showing they’re willing to shift some buying behaviors. For retailers and suppliers alike, that makes relevant messaging and merchandising that is focused on value and meal solutions more important than ever.

Protein Prices by Volume

Prices per pound jumped in several protein categories from January 2021 to January 2022, and sales by volume dipped as consumers sought to keep their grocery spending in check.

Source: IRI data

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