Christine Blank - Seafoodsource:
15 October, 2012 - U.S. supermarket seafood sales and volume rose this summer, according to new data from fresh food consulting firm Perishables Group.
Sales of all fresh seafood items rose 7.8 percent while volume jumped 8.9 percent for the 13 weeks ending 28 August, compared to the same three months last year
All of the top-selling seafood categories had strong volume and sales increases for the quarter. For example, salmon volume spiked 23.4 percent while salmon dollar sales rose 13.7 percent. Tilapia volume rose by 21.1 percent and dollar sales grew 11.2 percent. Shrimp volume rose 9.1 percent and dollar sales increased 11.1 percent.
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