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Holiday Plans: Desire for Food Gifting, Bigger Gatherings & Robust Food Spending Despite Inflation
New Results from Omaha Steaks' Annual Harris Poll of 2,000 Americans Reveals Insights on Holiday Attitudes and Behaviors
Americans are craving experiences and togetherness this holiday season, while also planning to spend more on holiday feasts and gather in larger groups than recent years. These are a few of the findings from the third annual Harris Poll, commissioned by Omaha Steaks gauging Americans on a wide variety of holiday-related food, entertaining and gifting plans. While 7 in 10 Americans (71%) are looking forward to time around...
This Week in Retail: Competing Proteins for Father’s Day
Father’s Day, the second major grilling event of the season, is just 10 days away. Front-page circular ads are showcasing meat and poultry cuts along with other foods for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Grocers will be competing with foodservice for consumer dollars this holiday. According to the National Restaurant Association, Father’s Day is the third busiest day of the year for dining out, behind Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
The most recent National Retail Federation data shows that consumers plan to spend $32.29 million on Father’s Day dinner or brunch this year, up slightly from last year’s figure...
New Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki Sandwich Headlines Summer Blockbuster Season at Subway®
Subway® knows what guests have been craving — and that is more Sweet Onion flavor. Today, Subway announced one of the brand's most beloved sandwiches is getting the refresh treatment with the debut of the Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki. Available for a limited time only, this twist on a Subway classic packs a flavor punch of familiar sweet onion and savory teriyaki, with notes of soy, sesame, garlic and black pepper.
"The new Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki is the long-awaited sequel our fans..."
This Week in Retail: A Look at Protein Indices So Far in 2022
A common thread currently uniting the retail landscape for most proteins is inflationary pressure prompted in part by strong demand, persistent snags in the supply chain, tight supplies, and increased production costs. At present, Urner Barry’s beef, pork, and chicken retail feature indices are positioned at seasonal all-time highs.
Kicking off 2022, Urner Barry’s Weekly Retail Feature Beef Index displayed a contra-seasonal price movement relative to historical norms. The index normally sees a decline from early to mid-January. However, the beef index this year increased by 4.5% from January 3 through January 17 to $6.92 per pound, an all-time high for that week in history. The weekly index has been well above the 5-year average so far this year...
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