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Meat Institute Hires Kelsey Carlson as Strategic Content & Programming Director
The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) has hired Kelsey Carlson as a Strategic Content and Programming Director where she will be responsible for developing education and training for Meat Institute members and other stakeholders through live and digital channels. Kelsey well also be involved with implementation of the Protein PACT for the Meat Institute, an effort to strengthen animal protein’s contributions to healthy people, healthy animals, healthy communities, and a healthy environment.
“Kelsey’s experience at Tyson Foods and her...
Familiarity is Key in the Meat Case During Inflationary Environment
Inflation continues to influence how and what consumers purchase at the meat case as shoppers look for ways to stretch the dollar. The latest CPI report for February showed inflation up 6% on the year. While inflation is slowing and has posted year-over-year declines for eight straight months, it remains well above the Federal Reserve's target rate of 2%.
Through February, the index for food-at-home index rose 10.2% over the last 12 months. Meanwhile, the food away from home rose 8.4% over the last year. Economists are awaiting the March 2023 CPI report, scheduled for release Wednesday morning at 8:30 Eastern time...
Black Professionals in Food and Agriculture, North American Meat Institute Enter Partnership
Black Professionals in Food and Agriculture (BPFA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) entered a partnership to amplify black voices and promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in food and agriculture spaces.
“As BPFA membership continues to expand, it is imperative that we meet this moment by elevating opportunities to carry out our mission of promoting, advancing, and ensuring representation of Black policy professionals,” said Kellie Adesina, BPFA President. “This partnership solidifies NAMI’s commitment to growing the current and emerging cohorts of Black leaders...
18th Power of Meat Report: Meat Purchases Rise Above Pre-Pandemic Levels, Consumers Look for Value
Americans are buying more fresh meat than before the COVID-19 pandemic and are seeking value in terms of price, convenience and better-for attributes in meat purchases, according to the 18th annual Power of Meat report released today bythe Meat Institute and FMI—The Food Industry Association.
Self-described “meat eaters” comprise 78% of Americans, compared to just 7% who describe themselves as vegan or vegetarian. Shoppers spend more than $15 in the meat department per trip and...
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