December 2, 2022 USTFA

US holiday retail seafood sales outlook bright

Analysts and retailers are maintaining a positive outlook for U.S. retail seafood sales this holiday season, despite inflation pushing down fresh and frozen sales in 2022.

Because Covid-19 restrictions are not in place – as they were during the previous two holiday seasons – analysts are predicting more social and family gatherings will occur. And with that, there’s hope Americans will continue their tradition of spending more on food – and seafood – during the holiday season.

Inflation continued to hamper frozen and fresh seafood sales in October – both categories declined 3.4 percent, according to IRI and 210 Analytics, but the drop was not as steep as in previous months…

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