October 1, 2020

Meat market growth ticks up again during Labor Day

After dropping to a minimal sales gain of 1% last week, Labor Day weekend breathed some new air into the perimeter with sales the week ending on Sept. 6, gaining 11.6% over 2019, according to data collected and analyzed by 210 Analytics and IRI.   “Labor Day is always a big grocery holiday and this year did not disappoint,” said Jeremy Johnson, vice president of education for the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA). “This positive momentum for the grocery industry going into the fall is a fundamentally different picture than what we had been seeing these last few years. Importantly, many departments drove sales gains by engaging more buyers, securing more product trips and increased spending per trip. The big question for the fall and beyond becomes how we can continue to engage at these levels.”  Read more