Shoppers Shift to Cheaper Meats Such as Bone-In Chicken, Pork

Shoppers looking to slash their household food budgets have given a boost to several less-expensive items in supermarket meat cases, such as bone-in chicken breasts, bone-in pork chops and regular ground beef, according to data and consumer research from Midan Marketing and Shugoll Research presented here yesterday at the American Meat Institute’s annual Meat Conference.

DENVER — Shoppers looking to slash their household food budgets have given a boost to several less-expensive items in supermarket meat cases, such as bone-in chicken breasts, bone-in pork chops and regular ground beef, according to data and consumer research from Midan Marketing and Shugoll Research presented here yesterday at the American Meat Institute’s annual Meat Conference.

Total retail meat volume was up 3.5% between October 2008 and January 2009 compared with the same p

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