Calls are growing for the Government to allow butchers and independent fruit and vegetable retailers to operate under COVID-19 Alert Levels.
B+LNZ’s market development team says it is monitoring Chinese consumers’ perceptions of the protein market, the perception of protein origin, and the changes in retail channel choice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The red meat grower organisation has published a report summarizing the latest findings, which can be found here:
According to B+LNZ general manager of market development, Nick Beeby with the Chinese market cautiously reopening, people are increasingly excited about eating their favourite proteins again.
“Taking into account the positive health perceptions of beef, the desire for mutton hot pots and New Zealand remaining a strong country of origin, we’re really well placed to get back into the Chinese market, he says.
The research, which began in January, tracked conversation on Chinese social media platforms.