on May 17, 2021
April meat retail sales stabilize as COVID concerns subside
Demand is still above normal, however well below the numbers seen at the height of the pandemic.
The meat department was an above-average performer since the very start of the pandemic. Meat department sales spiked 35.4% above year ago levels in April 2020, creating a tough year-over-year target. That means, when going up against those sales spikes, meat dropped further behind year-ago levels than other perimeter departments…