Business picking back up post-Covid for India’s Salet Group

Salet Group CEO Sumit Salet.

Porbander, Gujarat, India-based Salet Group is finally getting back to where it was before the Covid pandemic hit in 2020. 

A family-owned seafood exporter specializing in cephalopods, Salet Group handles about 7,000 metric tons of seafood per year, according to its CEO, Sumit Salet. In the decade prior to the pandemic, Salet Group had built up its international business, but Covid was a setback, he acknowledged

“We are doing well again. It’s getting better, but we are still not back to where we were before Covid,” he told SeafoodSource at the 2023 Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, Spain.

Salet Group, also doing business as Sagar Samrat Seafoods, sells to both retail and foodservice clients, with around 80 percent of its business in Europe and the remainder in the U.S. Sumit Salet said he’s pushing to have the company do more value-addition, including vacuum-packed and skinpack products.

“Our selling points is our consistency, our timeliness, and our 100 percent surety we give on all our products,” Salet said. “With all the products we sell, what you see is what you get.”

Salet said, primarily due to inflation, the market still hasn’t normalized post-Covid.

“Right now, it’s a strange market situation. It seems like the buying power of customers is not so strong as before Covid,” he said. “It looks like it will take at least three to years to come back.”

Photo courtesy of Cliff White/SeafoodSource


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