In the United States, the retail equivalent of the beef industry’s value was an astounding $88 billion in 2013, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, and has increased by $28 billion since 2002. Beef has been a staple in American diets for quite some time, and although red meat has had a negative image of late, beef consumption has been on the rise. During the summer, it’s all about BBQs and hamburgers, and getting those grill marks just right. But, no matter what time of year it is, steak holds a special place in the hearts of carnivores. Interestingly enough, not much has changed in the past few decades of how beef is sold or packaged. Yet, Omaha Steaks is constantly adapting to the marketplace and changing the way you and your family think about buying meat and cooking for large parties.