Roy Morgan research has revealed that the proportion of Australian grocery buyers purchasing their fresh meat at the butchers has declined over the last 3 years. The overall meat market is declining although butchers are the most affected.
Butchers still hold a significant share of the total fresh meat market with a higher average weekly spend than supermarkets - $37 versus $27 for Woolworths and $25 for Coles. According to the survey meat purchased at markets and delicatessens came in at $34 in an average seven days.
More details on the research can be found here - http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/6693-decline-of-the-butcher-201602232312