Today’s shoppers are increasingly looking on the Internet to buy their requirements. It is far more than their travel and clothing needs. The local shop is having a hard time. That began with the growth of large supermarkets but the pressure has increased even further with services that the Internet offers, including even the delivery of fresh meat to your door.
People expect service and convenience these days and what is more convenient that having things delivered to your door? That in itself is nothing new. Milk deliveries on a daily basis were the norm years ago. Most of the other food shopping was done at the local shop with the butcher, baker and greengrocer specialist being busy shops.
Supermarkets have taken over with many people doing their bulk weekly shopping and then just getting extra things as they need them. Even supermarkets have realised that there is demand for online shopping and have duly obliged.
The growth of eCommerce has seen the High Street in every town begin to struggle and that has happened for a number of reasons:
- The growth of out-of-town supermarkets which have taken large sites to allow for bulk shopping
- The convenience of shopping in this way
- The development of secure payment gateways online that have meant that people do not fear providing their private financial details because they know there will be no authorised use
- The fact that the Internet has become the major marketing tool of business because of its very being
Efficient delivery systems have helped and delivering fresh goods to your door is no problem. Why not meat as well? As long as you use a supplier with a good reputation and it has the product you want, it is perfectly sensible.
The UK is a multicultural society with diverse tastes and needs. That means there is the demand for a range of specialised things. When it comes to meat the potential for halal products has grown because of religious belief. It is the belief that an animal should be killed in a certain way cutting the throat with a sharp knife and allowing the blood to drain away.
It was never the norm in the UK yet the meat that people enjoy on many holidays in the near and Middle East is all halal. Holidaymakers enjoy their meat however it has been killed and prepared. Cuisine has become international; travellers expect to find many different things on the menu in any country. The flavours of different herbs and spices sometimes dictate what is available rather than any method by which the meat is produced.
The main thing people are concerned about is freshness and that is part of the decision making process about meat. Halal Lamb is specially selected for families all over the UK. If you have not realised that you can buy meat and get it delivered, it is nothing new; you used to accept delivered milk as the norm. Nothing has really changed except the product.