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The Retail Rundown: Seafood Feature Volume Increases
Seafood feature volume increased to the top spot across the protein complex this week. Seafood ads account for nearly 30% of total protein ads, while beef is a close second with 29%. Pork features claim about 23%, while chicken makes up 17%. With the holiday baking season behind us, egg features accounted for less than one percent of total retail buying opportunities.
In the seafood complex, fresh finfish was the top seller last week with $28.3 million in total sales, or about 32% of the total seafood sales value. A deeper dive into the finfish category shows fresh salmon as the leading species among shoppers. Salmon retailed at an average of $11.24 non-discounted, versus $10.37 discounted.
Fresh cod purchases ranked second with about $19.2 million in sales for the week ended January 8. In the frozen aisle, shrimp retailed at $9.23 non-discounted, 14.5% higher than its discounted average price. Convenient prepared options including frozen seafood cakes made a splash with $560,320 in total sales, according to Information Resources, Inc (IRI) data...
This Week in Retail: Seasonal Transition for the Meat Case
With Labor Day now behind us, retailers are preparing for the transition from summer staples to fall favorites.
Tailgaiting items like burgers and ribs are being featured in time for the National Football League season, which kicks off today! This could support sales at the meat case as consumers gather to cheer on their teams while chowing down on finger foods.
A game-time staple, chicken wings are on feature for $2.97 per pound, down 2 cents from a year ago. Wholesale wing prices have gained nearly 7 percent so far this year but are currently well below last year’s record highs, providing the opportunity for retailers and foodservice to showcase attractive promotions. However, boneless breasts have mostly been at record highs so far this year—unwelcome news for boneless wing lovers...
Applebee’s® All You Can Eat is Back with an Unbeatable Wing Deal
Fall is just around the corner, and Applebee’s has got you covered for your game day snacks with the return of the fan-favorite All You Can Eat offer - Boneless Wings edition! Feast on All You Can Eat Boneless Wings starting at just $12.99*, only for a limited time. Yes, that’s right. All. You. Can. Eat. Wings.
Enjoy an unlimited feast with Applebee’s mouthwatering Boneless Wings. For a limited time, guests can choose from six different and delicious flavors – Classic Buffalo, Honey BBQ, Sweet Asian Chile...
This Week in Retail: Reviewing the Chicken Complex; CPI Update
This week in retail, we’ll take a deeper dive into the retail chicken landscape ahead of the approaching NFL season, which officially kicks off in four weeks.
Chicken currently ranks fourth in protein buying opportunities with 16.4%. Seafood, beef, and pork hold the top three spots, respectively.
Urner Barry’s Weekly Retail Feature Chicken Index is $2.96 per pound this week, up 10% from the 5-year average of $2.69 per pound.
Within the chicken complex, boneless skinless breasts hold the most ad volume at 42.5%. Drumsticks are the next highest featured item with 15.5% of total chicken ads...
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