PMMI report highlights top-of-mind trends for the meat, poultry and seafood industry

Pack Expo Las Vegas to feature new package designs, machinery technology and automation solutions to meet consumer demands and help achieve business goals.

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The meat, poultry and seafood industry is experiencing a global boom according to the 2017 Trends Shaping Meat, Poultry and Seafood Market Segment report and accompanying infographic, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Pack Expo Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 25–27) will feature the solutions meat, poultry and seafood professionals need to handle this rapid growth.

Factors influencing the boom include population gains; increased demand for meat, poultry and seafood; growth in food service; and export opportunities. The report is based on in-depth interviews with 50 professionals in the meat, poultry and seafood industry representing the fresh, frozen, canned, deli, ready-to-eat, individual quick frozen and preserved categories, along with more than 110 industry references.

Sanitation concerns, meeting global demand and minimizing labor costs are the top-of-mind trends shaping the current landscape of the meat, poultry and seafood markets. Complex regulations and lack of qualified labor are making it increasingly difficult to ensure proper sanitation. As a result, 82% of manufacturers are specifying more hygienic machines.

Since consumers in developing markets are incorporating more meat into their diets on a regular basis, the meat, poultry and seafood industries have seen steady growth. As one of the largest and most efficient meat and poultry producers, the U.S. meat and poultry industry is benefiting from this growth. U.S. exports of meat and poultry increased 2.5% from 2015 to 2016. The total value of U.S. shipments from the meat, poultry and seafood segments was $227.9 billion in 2015.

More than half of participating companies say that labor, as well as the expense associated with managing a workforce is the costliest element of manufacturing operations. One solution that nearly every company interviewed (96%) specified was to increase their use of automated machinery in the next three to five years.

Click here to download PMMI’s 2017 Trends Shaping Meat, Poultry and Seafood Market Segment report.

This fall’s Pack Expo Las Vegas, co-located with Healthcare Packaging EXPO and produced by PMMI, offers opportunities for meat, poultry and seafood manufacturers to explore new package designs, cutting edge machinery technology and automation solutions to meet consumer demands and help achieve their business goals. Registration is $30 through Sept. 1 and will increase to $100 thereafter. For more information and to register, visit www.packexpolasvegas.com.


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