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on January 19, 2021

Meat department closes out 2020 nearly 20% above 2019 levels

COVID-19 continues to affect consumer retail spending.

In 2020, overall meat dollar sales increased 18.4% and volume sales grew 10.3% versus the same period last year. This translates into an additional $12.7 billion in meat department sales during the pandemic, which includes an astounding additional $5.7 billion for beef, $1.6 billion for chicken and $1.1 billion for…

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