Christine Blank

Contributing Editor

Christine Blank, a veteran freelance writer and editor, covers all aspects of the seafood industry, from fishing to processing to selling and serving the final product. When she is not writing for SeafoodSource, Christine gets to taste scrumptious seafood dishes at U.S. restaurants for her food and travel blog, Flavorful Excursions ( Christine loves to eat seafood of any kind, but lobster, crab and crawfish are among her favorites. In addition to and SeaFood Business, Christine’s articles have been published in hundreds of leading magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times, USA Today and Associated Press.



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Published on
March 13, 2024

U.S. seafood inflation at retail continued to ease in February, and the start of the Lent season early in the month boosted sales of frozen and ambient seafood.

New U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index data showed fish and seafood prices dropped 3.9 percent year over year in February and 0.7 percent month over month.

Circana data analyzed by Lakeland, Florida, U.S.A.-based 210 Analytics backed up those statistics,

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March 12, 2024

San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.-headquartered grocery chain H-E-B recently completed a successful launch of its collaboration with Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s (SNP) “Fall in Love with Seafood” campaign.

As a result, the chain enjoyed a double-digit sales bump compared to the previous 12 weeks for seafood products featured in the campaign across its 420 stores, it revealed at a joint panel with SNP at Seafood Expo North America

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March 11, 2024

FMI – The Food Industry Association's Power of Seafood 2024 report highlighted declining U.S. retail seafood sales in 2023, but also revealed preparing seafood at home has grown incresaingly popular since the Covid-19 pandemic.

The report, released during a conference session at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., on 10 March, found U.S. seafood sales revenue declined 3.1 percent to USD 18.9 billion (EUR 17.3

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March 7, 2024

With U.K. grocery inflation hitting its lowest point in almost two years, British grocery chains featuring more domestic seafood, and value retailers continuing to grow sales, all signs are pointing toward a better market in 2024 for U.K. seafood suppliers.

U.K. grocery price inflation fell to 5.3 percent in February – the lowest rate seen in the country since March 2022 and a decrease of 1.5 percent month over month, according to Kantar.

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