Supermarket Perimeter - January 2022 - 3

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JANUARY 2022 - 3
ANDY NELSON
anelson@sosland.com
Prime demand
Silver linings.
It seems like that's the best we can hope for these days, doesn't it? As the end of the
pandemic tunnel seems to get closer, then recedes yet again, we have to hold on to the
good things that happen along the journey.
In the retail food world, one of those silver linings has been the performance of fresh
meat and poultry departments in grocery stores around the country.
When people started hunkering down at home, they turned to comfort foods and foods
they knew they could afford to keep their families fed. Along the way, many developed a
new interest in cooking, broadened their horizons and began experimenting with cuts and
varieties of meats that maybe they'd only tried before in a restaurant.
It dawned on them: One, I can cook this; and two, when I cook it, it's a lot cheaper than
getting it at the restaurant.
After breaking records for retail meat sales in Year One of COVID, most experts thought
those numbers would never be topped, said Anne-Marie Roerink, president of San Antoniobased
210 Analytics.
Then came Year Two.
" While there was no way sales were going to beat the March 2020 peaks that jumped to
+90% two weeks in a row, it didn't take long for 2021 to rebound to close to 2020 levels. "
Sure, inflation has played a role in that. But that doesn't account for all the gains in 2021.
Even without inflation, the 2021 numbers would still make retailers and their supplier
partners rub their eyes in wonder.
Those pandemic behaviors won't likely recede once we finally settle into something
resembling " normal. " Once you discover you can do something in the kitchen you used
to think you couldn't -with much less hit to your pocketbook -you're probably not
going back.
That's something the retail meat industry can hang its hat on for years to come.
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