The popularity of and interest in plant-based meats have increased dramatically in the last year as companies are creating products that taste more like “real” meat and the stigma once associated with alternative meats is dissipating.
For food lovers, grilling season is different than just about any other time of the year. It’s often experiential and a great way to share different seasoned meats and poultry items with family and friends.
In a 2020 world, consumers are continuing to lean into all-natural and sustainably raised meats and making buying decisions based upon their personal perceptions of both what is good for their health, but also kind to the earth.
While the instore butcher is still a staple at most supermarkets today, a trend for those in the meat and poultry business is dedicating more room in the department for case-ready meat that is processed and packaged at a central facility and delivered to the store ready to be put directly into the case.
Sous vide has really taken off in the past year, and for many retailers who are dipping their toes in the water, experimenting with bringing in more of these products in the meat cases, they are seeing summertime a particularly strong time for sales.