Cutting back: The industry is expected to contract owing to strong external competition

Companies operating in the Meat and Meat Product Retailing industry specialise in the sale of fresh and cooked meat. The industry is fragmented, consisting of numerous small-scale establishments that source the majority of their produce from local farms and generally supply and serve local communities. Operators have endured difficult operating conditions over the period, characterised by the rising dominance of supermarkets, the expansion of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl, and the emergence of online-only retailers. Furthermore, against a highly competitive landscape, operators are also contending with shifting consumer preferences and social trends such as smaller households and slowing meat more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The local nature of the industry has been beneficial in the light of supply chain scandals
  • Many operators have increased their online presence and developed additional revenue streams
  • Butchers that offer easy to cook prepared meats will benefit from demand from time-poor consumers
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    PoultryPoultry is the largest product segment for operators accounting for an estimated 52.7% of revenue in 2017-18. Chicken is versatile, cheap and low in fat compared with other sources of protein and therefore often perceived as a healthy alternative. Over the five years through 2017-18, revenue derived from this segment has increased supported by rising health consciousness. In July 2014, several supermarkets were affected by a scandal relating to contaminated poultry meat. This helped boost demand for poultry from meat and meat product retailers, as there is a greater public perception of the quality of their produce.Beef and vealBeef and veal is estimated to account for 23.2% of industry revenue in the current year. Pro...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Total meat consumption in the Meat & Meat Product Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry?

    The industry includes operators that specialise in the sale of meat such as poultry, beef, lamb and pork. Value-added products and services such as cookbooks and butchery classes are also included in the industry. The industry excludes products sold in supermarkets.

    Industry Products
  • Lamb and mutton
  • Beef and veal
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Game, offal and other meats
  • Industry Activities
  • Poultry retailing
  • Beef and veal retailing
  • Pork, mutton and lamb retailing
  • Cooked meats retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Total meat consumption
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Scandalous sales
  • Fluffed up demand
  • Competitive threats
  • Ruffled up
  • Fowl play
  • Health consciousness
  • Profit and market structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sustainable growth
  • New avenues
  • Industry assistance
  • Restraints and challenges
  • Table: Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Meat Product Manufacturing
  • Meat Wholesaling
  • Poultry Meat Processing
  • Prepared Meal Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Poultry
  • Beef and veal
  • Pork
  • Lamb and mutton
  • Game, offal and other meats
  • Other
  • Chart: Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • High income households: first and second income quintile
  • Middle income households: third and fourth highest income quintile
  • Low income households: lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Meat & Meat Product Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Meat & Meat Product Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • a person who has a primarily vegetarian diet but occasionally eats meat or fish.
  • Organic Produce
  • Food that has been grown without synthetic pesticides or additives.
  • Poultry
  • Meat from birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and pheasants.
  • Veal
  • Meat from a domestic cow or bull in its first year.
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