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Hereís an excerpt from a recent story.
The move to
case-ready beef gets a huge boost with Wal-Martís decision to stock the
product in 180 stores. The nationís second largest grocer will start using
case-ready (CR) product in April. Wal-Mart joins No. 1 grocery chain Kroger in
introducing case-ready. Its decision will accelerate the meat industry into
producing CR beef on a massive scale. In addition, Wal-Mart expects to move
almost as fast to case-ready pork in its 180 stores. Wal-Martís embrace of
case-ready represents the single biggest change in the history of meat
retailing. CR beef could account for more than 50% of U.S. retail sales in five
years time, say observers.
Cattle Buyers Weekly, March 13, 2000