Beef Up

In 2009, supermarket meat departments found themselves in a rare position with regard to beef. The recession had caused a steep drop in restaurant traffic. And, less demand from restaurants meant lower wholesale prices for retail buyers a great opportunity during a time when an increasing number of shoppers were dining at home. This year, the outlook isn't as clear. Historically high feed prices in

In 2009, supermarket meat departments found themselves in a rare position with regard to beef. The recession had caused a steep drop in restaurant traffic. And, less demand from restaurants meant lower wholesale prices for retail buyers — a great opportunity during a time when an increasing number of shoppers were dining at home.

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