FINE TUNA-ING

A sea of flavored, gourmet and pouch tunas has gotten things jumping in the tuna aisle, where they have opened up quite a few new cross-merchandising opportunities, retailers told SN.For many consumers, however, traditional 6-ounce cans remain the catch of the day, they said. Strong manufacturer promotional support has allowed retailers to offer the 6-ounce cans for 99 cents or less each.In one recent

A sea of flavored, gourmet and pouch tunas has gotten things jumping in the tuna aisle, where they have opened up quite a few new cross-merchandising opportunities, retailers told SN.

For many consumers, however, traditional 6-ounce cans remain the catch of the day, they said. Strong manufacturer promotional support has allowed retailers to offer the 6-ounce cans for 99 cents or less each.

In one recent example, Foodtown, a 55-store chain based in Carteret, N.J., gave prominen

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