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Meat & Poultry
Pork
BY KEITH LORIA
DURING THE PANDEMIC, supermarkets saw a spike in pork
consumption, buoyed by the comfort food bacon and sausage offer to
many, plus the trend of incorporating pork-based dishes into diets.
This summer, pork prices hit record highs, according to the National
Pork Board. In July, the USDA-AMS revealed the price of baby back ribs
topped $5 a pound, 61% higher than a year ago and 94% higher than
July of 2019.
When examining the market, the National Pork Board cites the return
of foodservice as a reason that prices are so high, with companies
racing to outbid each other to meet demand.
Earlier this summer, the Pork Board conducted a price ratio of pork
ribs vs. briskets, and found that when comparing, the price was about
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equal, so baby back ribs have become less expensive relative to ribs
than a year ago.
But that doesn't seem to have hurt store sales, as demand is as strong
as ever for both pork products according to many, and trends started
during the pandemic continue today.
Todd Allen, director of meat and seafood at Raley's Supermarkets, a
chain headquartered in West Sacramento, Calif., noted pork has been
very popular in 2021.
" At Raley's, we sold a record number of pounds due to affordability
and availability, " he said. " COVID impacted the category by driving costs
up significantly and, to a small degree, affecting the availability because
of much higher consumer demand. "
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