Meat sales, strong increase

Meat sales, strong increase

Reposted with permission from Bob Pritchard

Despite the publicity generated by “artificial” meat with products like Beyond , meat sales are strong in dollars and volume, driven by beef and chicken, and spending per household on meat increased in 2019. The study explored consumption trends, sales growth and consumer preferences and found demand for meat is accelerating with $50.5 billion in sales for 2019.

The study took a deep dive into consumer interest in topics like production and sustainability.   Forty nine percent (49%) of the community believe that animal agriculture does not have negative impacts on the planet if done properly.  The belief that it does have negative impacts is higher among younger generations. 

 In the overall population;

  • 81% described themselves as meat eaters
  • 12% are Flexitarian
  • 3% are Pescatarian
  • 2% are Vegetarian
  • 2% are Vegan

When it comes to meat consumption, moderation is far more popular than elimination, with flexitarians (12%) looking to reduce their animal protein through smaller portion sizes and/or a day without meat/poultry. 

83% of the population are eating smaller portions of meat, but they are eating less meat more often.   Meat brands continued to benefit from being a preferred purchase among younger shoppers, but 2019 was a strong year for private brands (up 12.3%). The community wants more information about nutrition (58%), food safety practices (57%), animal care practices (46%) and the brand’s environmental impact (40%). 

While the majority of shoppers shop at multiple stores, most have a store at which they spend the majority of their grocery dollars and/or the majority of their meat and poultry dollars.   Over 50% of shoppers named a supermarket as their primary store for meat, at 53%. Other channels that gain share when comparing groceries in general versus the meat purchase are clubs, organic/specialty stores and alternative channels. The latter include stand-alone butcher shops, as well as farm-direct, farmers’ markets, online purchases and outlets and ethnic stores. 

Less than 1% of shoppers identified online shopping as their primary way to purchase groceries and even fewer primarily purchase their fresh meat/poultry online. However, online shopping is growing, both for groceries and meat/poultry, as a convenient solution to complement in-store purchases at a minimum. Four in 10 shoppers have purchased groceries online in the past year, including click-and-collect, home delivery, online- only retailers or online ordering with a brick-and-mortar store. Growth in shoppers who have bought groceries online is plateauing. 

Here are some other key takeaways from the report: 

  • Plant-based meat alternatives are a small but growing market. Total store plant-based meat alternative sales were $760 million in 2019 and grew 11.8%. They are mostly an occasional choice driven by perceived health benefits, being a good source of protein, just something different and for environmental reasons. 
  • Time-saving solutions drive meat and cooking appliance choices. While the number of weekly home-cooked meals dropped to 4.5 over 2019, dinners containing meat increased to 3.9. Newer cooking appliances, including the Instant Pot and air fryer, continue to make inroads in both ownership and being used to prepare meat and poultry.
  • Influenced by healthy and ethical living, shoppers would greatly welcome protein content on-pack and tips on superior nutritional choices that do not cost more and are equally tasty. Organic, grass-fed and no-antibiotics-ever offerings saw robust sales gains, but overall trust in such claims is only moderate.
  • Promotional ads remain relevant but in-store promotional signage remains the top way to check meat and poultry specials (55%) after dethroning print ad (44%) last year.
  • Eighty-five percent of shoppers buy just a handful of cuts of meat and poultry.
  • Forty percent of shoppers have ordered groceries and 19% meat and poultry online, up from 14% last year. Processed meat, chicken and ground beef are the most likely meat items in online baskets.
  • Shoppers want to hear from brands about nutrition (58%), food safety practices (57%), animal care practices (46%) and the brand’s environmental impact (40%).
  • Sixty-eight percent of shoppers feel it is important for stores to provide transparency into how and where livestock was raised. Shoppers most want to see information on-pack.
  • While 34% of consumers believe raising livestock has some or a lot of negative impact on the planet, this belief is much stronger among younger generations. 

It appears people are still “feeding the man meat.” 


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Can Supplements and Multi-Vitamins Improve Heart Health?

Can Supplements and Multi-Vitamins Improve Heart Health

It’s a widely known fact that supplements and multi-vitamins are great for the body and immunity. Today, dietary supplements have become more than a hundred billion dollar industry. But, do you actually know if these supplements and multi-vitamins are doing anything to improve your heart health?

Let’s find out!

A recent research on multi-vitamins and an extensive range of supplements shed light on the fact that most of these supplements had a limited effect on heart health, and did not help in increasing a person’s life span.

The medical experts who carried forward the research recommended consuming a healthy and nutritious diet to support heart health, instead of taking supplements and multi-vitamins that do not have a measurable effect on your heart or life quality.

For example, people who are at the risk of high blood pressure should go for a diet that is low in salt, as this is something that will actually decrease their chances of developing a heart related disease.

Dr Ross Walker

However, contrary to what you’ve just read Dr Ross Walker suggests the long term consumption of the correct supplements does provide benefits for your long term health. 

What attracts me to InnerOrigin is the very simple fact that the philosophy is about good health. InnerOrigin is a health and wellness company that’s set to revolutionise our community. It’s not just about selling products – it’s about giving people the global lifestyle approach. They’re going to keep people healthier and happier for so much longer. This is why I chose to become an InnerOrigin Ambassador. The only thing we want for InnerOrigin are products that are backed by science, backed by clinical experience – that we know is going to help people.

Dr Ross Walker

Fast Heart Health Facts

  • Cardiovascular disease affects around 1.4 million Australians
  • Heart problems claimed the lives of 19,766 Australians (13% of all deaths) in 2013-  the single leading cause of death.
  • Heart attacks kill 54 Australians each day, or one person every 27 minutes.
  • It is estimated over 350,000 Australians have had a heart attack at some time in their lives – with 54,000 new cases every year. This equates to one heart attack every 9 minutes.

Resources for this article and Further Reading

“The Tomato Pill” – How “Googling” his health changed Sam Hunter’s life
Meet Dr. Ross Walker – InnerOrigin Ambassador
Video – Dr Ross Walker’s 5 Keys of Good Health

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How to Choose the Right Coconut Oil

How to Choose the Right Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the most multipurpose and popularly used natural oils all over the world. From promoting hair growth, fighting skin scars to cooking; coconut oil can be used for all possible reasons. If you are planning to use coconut oil for beauty purposes or any other reasons, then it’s equally essential for you to make the right buying choice as well. Here are some factors that you must keep in mind in order to find the best coconut oil for your specific use –

  • Food-Grade Vs Non-Food-Grade Coconut Oil –

If you intend to use coconut oil for cooking or dressing purposes, then you must make a point to buy high quality food-grade coconut oil. On the other hand, non-food-grade coconut should only be bought for external use, like cleaning etc.

  • Refined Vs Virgin Coconut Oil –

If you plan to use coconut oil for cooking that is likely to involve high intensity of heat, then you must opt for the refined version of coconut oil. Make sure that the refined coconut oil you have chosen to buy is refined following an organic and chemical free process. Otherwise, you’ll end up buying a coconut oil that not only lacks in nutrients, but also in the authentic coconut taste. Virgin and unrefined coconut oil on the other hand is more suited for baking, dressings and low intensity heat cooking etc.

  • Solid Vs Liquid Coconut Oil –

It’s always recommended that you buy solid coconut oil, instead of going for its liquid form. Coconut oil in its solid form not only has a longer shelf life, but is also purer than its liquid version. This way, you can still use the liquid form of oil, just by warming the solid form for a few seconds.

Inner Origin Products

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Is Magnesium the Key to Better Sleep?

Is Magnesium the Key to Better Sleep?

Recent studies have brought magnesium back into the spotlight as an antidote to sleepless nights. Magnesium is one mineral that is already known for its manifold benefits for the human body. But with the recent findings on the mineral, it has again become the centre of attraction for all health enthusiasts.

Magnesium has a significant influence on your body’s metabolism. This mineral not only impacts the brain’s functioning ability, but also helps in the production of melatonin, inducing better sleep at night. Magnesium is also proven to relax the tightening of muscles, and offers relief to people suffering from all kinds of muscular cramps.

Currently, there are a number of brands that are introducing new magnesium-based products that are combined with the goodness of other super-foods known for their healing properties. The purpose of these magnesium-based products is to revitalize and heighten relaxation in people who are struggling to get a good night’s sleep for different reasons. There is no doubt that the body needs adequate rest to recover and heal from an injury or any other strenuous activity. This is where magnesium helps to offer relief by inducing better sleep patterns and rest for the body.

When combined with CBD, I-theanine or potassium; magnesium products are likely to be twice effective in helping the body relax, rejuvenate or recover from a past injury. So, if you are looking for a way to fight stress, relax your nervous system and make your body feel more restful, then magnesium based products and supplements can actually help you achieve all that. There are a number of ways in which you can ensure the right intake of magnesium for a soothing and peaceful bedtime. So, start exploring and figure out a method that works best to relax your body and mind without any side effects.

Inner Origin Products

Walker Wellbeing Magnesium Orotate
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The importance of quality hydration

We all hear how important it is to stay hydrated.  Especially when we’re in summer!  The heat and humidity in  the northern parts of Australia will have you sweating, and feeling it! However, in the southern states of Australia and New Zealand while you are still sweating, the dryer air evaporates the sweat. 

So, in all areas of these two countries staying hydrated is very important, as is the quality of water you are drinking.  Some water that comes from your town supply is filtered with chemicals to kill bacteria and take out other contaminants including heavy metals.

A little salt is a great addition to your drinking water.  As research has shown that salt assists the water to penetrate the walls of your blood cells.  This in turn assists in transporting the water to the necessary organs and muscles  of your body, including your brain. 

If you feel woozy or a headache coming on in summer take a couple of grains of natural salt and roll it around on your tongue to dissolve it then drink a glass of body temperature water.  This will allow the salt and water to penetrate your stomach lining and the body can direct the water to where ever your brain feels you need it.

As mentioned, the quality of water you drink is extremely important.  If, by consuming water, you also consume too many contaminants these will need to be filtered out through your liver and kidneys.  These two vital organs also require a flush and this isn’t as effective without clean water.

A great filter to have above, under your sink or the whole house is the Extreme Wellness Water Filter System.  This system removes 99% of contaminants in tap water and allows your body to make quick, effective use of the water when ingested.  The whole house system also improves the vapour you are breathing in whilst showering.

Check out the links below to purchase the above bench system, below sink system or the whole house system.

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