Grad Student Looking for Input from our Meat and Poultry Retailers


I hope this email finds you well! My name is Kelsey Hopkins, and I am a PhD student at Michigan State University conducting research on the U.S. domestic meat and poultry supply chain for my dissertation. I am emailing you because you are a U.S. meat or poultry retailer. I would greatly appreciate your input for my study. 

Below you will find a link to a 15-20 minute survey designed to obtain important information from U.S. retail stores that sell meat and poultry products. Retail stores include supermarkets, independent grocers, butcher shops, delis, and convenience stores. I am looking for responses from meat or deli managers, meat and poultry procurement managers, or similar directors of operations at your store; if this is not your role, please forward this email to the appropriate representative. Please complete this survey at your earliest convenience.
This survey is focused on assessing your store’s perspectives on offering different meat and poultry products. I place a high value on your input as it helps me to conduct the best research to inform U.S. meat and poultry policies. This project’s findings will appear in various research and outreach reports. Accordingly, your input is critical. 

I am grateful for your assistance with this important project and look forward to receiving your completed survey. If you have any questions or comments regarding this survey, please feel free to contact myself, Kelsey Hopkins by email ([email protected]) or contact Dr. Melissa McKendree by email ([email protected]) or by phone (517-432-7640).
Thank you in advance for your time and assistance with my research project.
Kelsey A. Hopkins, PhD student
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University