Ten assorted chops? Not for 60% of consumers in this key demo

Growing Pork’s Affinity Among Solo Diners Living alone is a fast-growing trend across America, especially among Millennials and Gen X. In fact, according to a 2017 Pew Research study, roughly 60% of adults under age 35 are now living without a spouse or partner – up from 56% in 2007. As a result of this shift, dining […]

The key to Pork’s growth lies with these consumers

Hispanics Are The Key to Pork’s Future When we created our Dinner at Home in America report, we took the unprecedented approach of focusing on dinner occasions rather than consumer segments. We chose this approach because we wanted to understand the myriad of decisions and factors that go into dinnertime. Through this approach, however, we have seen […]

7 Things I Learned at the Pork Checkoff’s Swine University

by Pat Bane, 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year I recently returned from a weekend in Miami. I know, cry me a river. It was sub-zero in my home state of Illinois while Miami’s Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival was experiencing record-breaking heat. I was there representing America’s […]

Buyers Look To Get Ahead of the Market

Pork Profit Maximizer – Foodservice Edition March 4, 2019 There is little question that the current pork market offers plenty of opportunities to promote pork in Q2. The three charts in the previous page illustrate the seasonal trend for the price of butts, ribs and pork trim in May, June, and July. Buyers that recognize […]

Lower Pork Prices Offer Opportunities for Retailers Headed Into Spring

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition March 4, 2019 The pork cutout last week was as low as $59.6/cwt, 23% lower than a year ago and the lowest cutout value since the fall of 2009. There is not one single reason for the sharp value erosion in the pork complex. Pork supplies have increased, something […]