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Stability, Value Messaging Ease Consumer Worries During High Inflation

Inflation — a topic none of us are excited about, yet all of us are keenly aware of. The June inflation numbers, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in July, showed that overall inflation is up 9.1% year-over-year with even higher percentages appearing...

Convenience is King to Today’s Meat Consumers

Fall is once again right around the corner, bringing with it school, homework and extracurriculars that push the average consumer’s schedule into overdrive. On top of that, inflation is at an all-time high, adding one more layer of stress to the weekly grocery trip....

Observations From the National Restaurant Association Show 2022: Experiential + Ease

After a two-year hiatus courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-awaited National Restaurant Association Show was back in action last week! As an absolute delight to the senses, this year’s much anticipated show did not disappoint. The electric vibe, culinary...

How to Capitalize on Burger Trends

Summer grilling season is joyously upon us and what better way to kick it off than by celebrating the ultimate grilling go-to: the beef burger! A burger tastes great, goes easy on the wallet and never gets tiresome – its flavor, versatility and accessibility simply...
2022 Top Trends to Watch

2022 Top Trends to Watch

After closely studying meat consumers all year, Midan now turns an eye toward what’s next for our ever-evolving...

2021 Top Trends to Watch

2021 Top Trends to Watch

If those of us in the meat industry have learned anything from 2020, it’s that even the most thoughtful predictions go...