Meat Markets in the US
Making the cut in the Meat Markets industry has become increasingly difficult. Heightened competition from traditional retailers and the success of nontraditional retailers have limited the growth of meat markets and butcher shops. Moreover, conventional relationships are changing among food retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, making the food retail market overall more competitive. In the coming years, the price of red meat and poultry is expected to decrease, which will somewhat alleviate the pressure operators have experienced on profit margins. However, competition from supermarkets and supercenters is expected to intensify, as these alternative retail channels diversify their product selections to appeal to more consumers.
This industry includes meat markets, butcher shops and delicatessens that primarily retail fresh, frozen and cured meats and seafood. Establishments that primarily retail fish and seafood are covered in the Fish and Seafood Markets industry (IBISWorld report 44522). Butcher shops and deli counters owned by and operated in larger supermarkets are excluded from this industry.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.