Meat Is The Big Spend By Arkansas Consumers While Grocery Shopping

Grocery stores around the Natural State sold more meat to consumers in 2012 – the latest available data – than any other category, according to economic census data conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The grocery store sales report for Arkansas indicates meat, poultry and prepackaged meats comprised 14.3% of the grocery sales in 2012. That value was $466.567 million.

The report found Arkansans purchased more meat than average consumers around the country as this category comprised 10.5% of grocery store sales in the the U.S. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the data for every state and said this report is compiled every five years and the data for the 2017 Economic Census began in May and dissemination of those results will begin in 2019.     MORE

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