Despite economic challenges, Americans are still buying chicken.  Those findings presented at the recent 2022 Chicken Marketing Summit.  The survey showed that while consumers average rating for their current financial situation is midway between “poor” and “excellent,” 87% are buying the same amount or more of fresh chicken compared to six months ago.

Chicken continues to be the healthy choice and best value for the money.  During the past six months, 99% of those surveyed say they eat meals made with fresh chicken more than once a month while 88% do so more than once a week.  The survey also said American consumers plan to buy more chicken than other types of protein in the year ahead.

Chicken buyers cite nutrition, value, and versatility as the top reasons for consuming more chicken. Chicken is almost inflation-proof as USDA said Americans, on average, will eat a record 98.3 pounds of chicken per person this year.

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