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Italian consumers purchasing
higher-value eggs
Italian consumer interest in higher welfare, health and production methods
saw growth in expenditure on eggs reach double digits last year.
MARK CLEMENTS

Per capita egg consumption in Italy
66

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he value of eggs
eggs produced last year,
purchased in Italy
with the remainder
through the main
barn eggs. Among large
retail channels rose by 15%
retailers, which account
last year, a record increase.
for 88% of sales, freeConsumers continued
range eggs made up only
to turn away from eggs
3% of total sales last
Direct
Indirect
produced in enriched
year, but the segment
Source: WATT Global Media/Unaitalia
cages, favoring instead
grew by 25%.
eggs deemed to be from
Per capita egg consumption in Italy is slightly
production systems with
below the European average. If eggs consumed as All change
higher health or welfare
part of other products are considered along with
Consumers are not only
attributes, reports the coun- direct consumption, per capita consumption stands
increasingly demanding
try's institute of agri-food
at 208 eggs per year.
higher standards, but
services (ISMEA).
where they purchase
In contrast to this 15% jump
contract in 2018 as more retailers
eggs is also changing.
in value, the number of eggs sold
and food producers switched,
Supermarkets continued to
through retailers rose by only
or pledged to switch, more of
be the dominant sales channel
1.7%, revealing how, as elsetheir sourcing away from caged
last year, according to ISMEA,
where, Italian consumers' tastes
production and looked to other
accounting, by volume, for 37%
are changing.
production methods,
of all eggs sold, and witnessed
As in previous years, demand
Free-range and organic eggs
an increase in egg sales of 2.4%.
for cage eggs continued to
accounted for only 11% of total
However, it was in hypermarkets
where growth was strongest.
Accounting for 22% of the
Why Italy's 2017 poultry revenues are up,
market, egg sales via hypermarvolumes down: www.WATTAgNet.com/
kets grew by 5.7%. Within the
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Poultry International - August 2019
Contents
Editor’s Comment
Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
How to avoid bottlenecks when packing processed poultry
Advertisers’ Index
Marketplace
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Contents
Poultry International - August 2019 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - August 2019 - 3
Poultry International - August 2019 - Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
Poultry International - August 2019 - 5
Poultry International - August 2019 - 6
Poultry International - August 2019 - 7
Poultry International - August 2019 - Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
Poultry International - August 2019 - 9
Poultry International - August 2019 - SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
Poultry International - August 2019 - 11
Poultry International - August 2019 - Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
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Poultry International - August 2019 - To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
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Poultry International - August 2019 - UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
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Poultry International - August 2019 - How to avoid bottlenecks when packing processed poultry
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