The Affiliated Meat Department is dedicated to providing the freshest, safest and most nutritious beef, pork and poultry available. The objective of the Meat Department is to provide retailers of Affiliated with a total complete meat program of top quality for the lowest possible price.
The warehouse Meat Department staff and retail merchandisers worked in-tandem with member retailers and food service clients to attain a record year in sales. These achievements were the result of continuing bold marketing venues through special event sales, the marketing programs of Smart Buys, Super Smart Buys, as well as weekly ads, training and merchandising by the Affiliated Meat Department Specialist. The Meat department held 5 training classes in the past year with a total of 70 attendees.
The Affiliated Meat Department’s success is made possible by the support and diligence of member retailers, warehouse operations, merchandising and promotions.
The following list of products and services provided will enable you to offer your customers a well-merchandised meat counter at all times.
- Boxed Beef: Affiliated has a complete boxed beef program, including primal cuts, sub-primal cuts, and supplemental cuts available to members on an item order basis.
- Fresh Pork: Affiliated features a program proven extremely profitable to retailers while maintaining the highest quality available.
- Fresh Poultry: Pre-packaged chill pack fryers are available through the warehouse Meat Department. There are many varieties of pre-packaged fryer parts which will enable your Meat Department to have a full variety display of fryer parts at all times.
- Branded Product: Along with most brands of packaged lunch meat, bacon, hams, etc., Affiliated has its own private label “SHURFINE”. These products will complement any meat case and allow you to have a good variety at all times.
- Frozen Meats: The Meat Department also carries a full line of frozen meats, including seasonal poultry items.