Dining delivered: Seafood merchants get creative as COVID-19 shifts distribution

Published on
December 24, 2020

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, as restaurants and common foodservice locations – casinos, cruise ships, sporting events, etc. – began closing down, seafood took an understandable hit to its bottom line.

As families hunkered down at home and bought items at retail in record numbers, foodservice saw huge drops in its sales across all categories. With its heavy reliance on foodservice sales, the seafood industry was especially vulnerable to this rapid shift. 

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