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When asking consumers for reasons to head to the grocery store, a recent study released by Kagan Retail IQ, found nearly 40% of consumers are heading to the grocery store to stock up or fill-in for items needed to make meals at home, and nearly 25% are heading to the grocery store for same-day purchases, i.e., lunch, dinner, snacks, etc...

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It's no surprise that improving one's diet is a common resolution people make every New Year's Eve. According to a recent Forbes survey, of the 1,000 people surveyed, 32% of respondents cited improving their diet as their top goal for 2024. Losing weight, improving mental health, and improving fitness also made the top five.¹ Overall, this clearly shows that most people want to live healthier lives going into 2024.    

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Digging into the latest data around beef consumers' purchasing behavior, perceptions, and overall trends in the retail market.

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According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the official midpoint of Summer occurred on August 7, 2023. This also means that we are approaching the end of summer grilling season, which typically runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Summer grilling season is typically one of the best seasons for beef sales...

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Tools of the Trade

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weekly wholesale data

LinkedIn - Cuts

Get a unique top-line view of average reported wholesale prices on beef subprimal cuts. Charts are prepared using data from USDA Market News and the VMMEAT® System by Meat Solutions.

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cut charts

Our beef cut posters are the most effective tools for learning about the various cuts of beef, where they come from on the carcass, and the recommended cooking method for each cut.

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yield data 


Review general guidelines for approximate yields when fabricating newer beef cuts from traditional subprimals, like those from the Chuck primal. Start here, then do your own testing to dial in exact numbers for your operation.

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resources for retail dieticians

Health and nutrition are top of mind for consumers and can be a barrier when deciding to purchase beef. With more dietitians working in retail grocery, there's an opportunity for meat departments and dietitians to work together to help consumers understand the meat case, the nutritional benefits of beef, enhance food safety and provide meal solutions.

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do you directly market beef?

The Beef Checkoff’s Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative works to promote beef and beef demand for all beef, regardless of production practice or labeling claims. We have seen a growing need to help consumers find local sources of beef, as demand for these resources has risen. We would like to invite local beef companies/markets and direct-sell farms to submit their information to be featured on our Northeast Beef Directory.

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