U.S. shrimp sales solid through holidays, particularly large sizes

American consumers love their shrimp, and the bigger the better.

“Shrimp sales are always high for us during the holidays,” said a Washington, DC, seafood retailer. “Our customers go for large or jumbos.” The store was selling large for USD 18.99 (EUR 16.07) a pound and jumbos for USD 21.99 (EUR 18.60), sourced either fresh from the Carolinas or previously frozen from Texas.

Catering and parties were major sales drivers for the retailer, beginning after Thanksgiving and continuing thro…

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