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Meat study shows consumers shifting purchasing patterns

KANSAS CITY – The ripple effect of the past two years of economic upheaval continues to shape US consumers’ purchasing behaviors as revealed in the 2022 Power of Meat study presented by Anne-Marie Roerink, president of 210 Analytics, San Antonio, Texas, during a webinar hosted by the North American Meat Institute and FMI – The Food Industry Association and sponsored by Sealed Air.

Consumers are adjusting their meat purchases to ease pressures from inflation and supply chain disruptions, as 38% of shoppers acknowledged seeing more out of stocks and 21% said they see less variety. Additionally, 72% of respondents said they have changed retail meat purchases.

According to the study, 75% of consumers have noted higher meat and poultry prices and 43% see fewer promotions. In response, 61% said they save money by eating out or ordering in less and instead try to recreate restaurant experiences at home (62%).

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