Globally, the meat and poultry industries are seeing steady gains as new markets open where local populations did not have regular access to meat or poultry. A growing middle class in developing countries, the expansion of food safety regulations, and an increasingly global trade network have allowed consumers in developing markets to incorporate more meat and poultry into their diets.
Shifting perceptions around the world are boosting seafood consumption as well, with updated packaging helping revive seafood’s image as fresh and healthy.
Dynamics at play in this growth include population gains, expanded production, and growth in both food service and export opportunities.
Source: PMMI Business Intelligence: Trends Shaping Meat, Poultry and Seafood 2017. Download the entire study here.