Haddock loses ground in UK retail, high prices take their toll

Published on
July 28, 2016

Though still highly popular in the U.K. retail channel, sales of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) have fallen foul of steady price inflation in recent years, with cost-conscious shoppers increasingly seeking out cheaper species and alternative proteins.

In 2013, haddock was the fourth bestselling seafood species in U.K. retail, though sales were already declining. The species fell to sixth place behind warmwater and coldwater shrimp in 2014 and remained in that position last year. In actual f…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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