Mussel sales show strong growth
Contributing 4.9 percent to total seafood sales and 6 percent to fresh seafood sales, mollusk dollar sales have increased year-over-year since 2005.
In the latest 52 weeks ending April 24, consumers nationally spent $307 per store per week on mollusks, up 3.3 percent compared to the prior 52-week period.
While scallops accounted for the majority of mollusk dollar sales with a 58.1 percent share across the United States, mussels had the highest growth compared to last year.
Average mussel sales increased 9.1 percent, making up 5.4 percent of the mollusk category. Scallops showed a 0.5 percent decrease in dollars year-over-year.
To read the rest of the story on mollusk sales, click here. The story ran in the August issue of SeaFood Business magazine.