While there are many new additions to flavorings, presentations, pack sizes and other format-based attributes of meat, the core product remains essentially the same. This means that meat distributors have begun to hone their offerings in the treatment, transport and storage of that product to remain competitive. If your current or potential meat distributor doesn't utilize the IoT and supply chain data in their handling, it may be time to find a new one. Careful and transparent supply chain control leads to a better presentation, taste and perception on the consumer end of the food supply chain, after all. Companies that are still using "analog" meat suppliers as tech marches forward could find themselves outmatched among competitors.